8 Excellent A great overall shoe that performs well despite the firmer cushioning, more narrow last, and steep stack height. The stability capabilities are definitely on point and will transition one well into the higher mileage runs.
The Brooks Adrenaline GTS 16 is the newest iteration in the highly popular Adrenaline line, known for its support and stability mechanics whilst also providing ample cushioning for those longer runs. This 16th version has a similar sole unit with a slightly modified upper, overall making it a fairly close relative to last years version.
Brooks Adrenaline GTS 16 Performance
This year’s model includes a new upper made up of a stretchy synthetic material that will provide great breathability while wrapping around your foot nice a snug thanks to the welded on overlays. Overall the upper performed great in all aspects you would expect a running shoe to but some runners did note that the mid-foot was a bit too snug for their liking. Those with above average feet size or just wider feet might want to take extra caution when choosing your size.
The sole unit includes Brook’s TPU shank which enhances the shoes ability to stabilize stronger over-pronators and correct one’s gait during runs. The deep grooves incorporated into the midsole and outsole also helped with flexibility and gait transition. One thing to note, the Adrenaline 16 has a very high stack height, which can impede one’s running gait as you have to extend the leg that much more. This high stack height also adds to the weight of shoe, as this iteration comes in at a heavy 9.2 Oz.
Brooks Adrenaline GTS 16 Design
The look and feel of these shoes is pretty standard for your stability running shoes; it won’t be winning any awards for sleekness or aesthetics, but it certainly isn’t an ugly shoe to wear. The upside is that the shoe comes in a very wide range of colour schemes for both and women so there is a lot of options for buyers.
Brooks Adrenaline GTS 16 Price
At an MSRP of $120, the Adrenaline GTS 16 is very reasonably priced. It’s not highly budget friendly but it isn’t overly expensive either by any means. It’s a very durable shoe so the miles-used against the total-amount-spent does pan out in the end. Nevertheless, there are other cheaper options available in this category.
- Weight: Mens 11.11Oz and Womens 9.2 Oz
- Heel-to-Toe Offset: 12mm
- Type: Stability
- Terrain: Road