Brooks Adrenaline GTS 17 – Review

Main advantage

12 mm drop and wide toe box for a dynamic running shoe that best accompanies the roll, adapting perfectly to the natural shape of the foot without compressing too much the involved muscle groups and blood vessels.

Main disadvantage

The innovative polymer midsole with different density levels makes the stride more fluid and reactive, but on the other hand it is too thin and light to adequately protect the sole of the foot in case of particularly rough paths.


Flexible midsole:

It is difficult to determine which are the best running shoes ever, especially if you are looking for a perfect compromise between quality, cushioning and sturdiness. All these characteristics, however, can be found in the Brooks Adrenaline GTS 17, which are the ideal choice for those looking for a sturdy shoe capable of supporting the roll of the foot during the race.

The good performance guaranteed by the model is due to the midsole built with a special flexible polymer patented by the company, which improves the level of cushioning even in the case of high-intensity workouts, making it softer and more comfortable than traditional EVA versions.

The only flaw found is its excessively thin thickness which does not offer good protection to the foot in case of impacts with particularly hard and bumpy surfaces, a problem that can however be easily solved by adding a sports insole that dampens vibrations during the stride.

In terms of wearability, the model has given users great satisfaction, thanks above all to the asymmetrical cut that fits like a glove even in the event that you have a fairly wide plant and very long fingers.

The upper has also proven to do its duty well, being wider in the front and enveloping in the central area and on the collar, which has been adequately padded to respect the natural anatomy of the foot and keep it perfectly stable during movements.

Light and comfortable:

At this point it seems evident that the characteristic that distinguishes the Brooks Adrenaline GTS 17 from the main competing products is the guaranteed comfort both in fast running and walking.

This peculiarity, in addition to making them suitable for all types of sports activities, allows you not to feel discomfort due to a constriction that prevents the correct flow of blood and oxygen to the lower limbs, also because the available measures correspond to the regular ones and make it easier choosing the right size for the shape of your foot.

Furthermore, thanks to the innovative “Progressive Diagonal Rollbar” system, the sole is able to stabilize the heel-toe transition in the best possible way, in order to improve the efficiency of the stride according to the speed and type of support. In this way, the body will be able to maintain an optimal attitude during the race to increase resistance to effort and relieve pressure on the heels, thus allowing excellent traction on different types of tracks.

Also worthy of appreciation is the particular lightness of the structure (about 300 grams), which in addition to making the shoes extremely comfortable and reactive, allows them to be worn for a long time without the danger of straining the foot too much in case you want to travel long distances.


Another feature that many have appreciated of Brooks’ Adrenaline GTS 17 is the particular strength of the materials chosen for the construction of the tread, which withstands repeated stresses well and maintains its original shape even after intensive use.

The block structure offers the grip necessary to make the action of the thrust roll more effective, making it ideal for both light trails, where the risk of slipping is minimal, and for running on asphalt and dirt roads.

The rear stabilizers have the typical horseshoe shape and give greater stability in torsion to allow good control when pushing, cushioning the vibrations due to impact with the ground and relieving pressure on the knees and joints.

From an aesthetic point of view, the possibility of being able to choose from a wide range of colors and finishes allows you not to give up style even when running, combining an attractive design with great technical skills and high-level performance.

Of course, you will have to be willing to spend a little more to take home high-performance and quality running shoes like these, but given the feeling of solidity and comfort that is perceived as soon as you put them on, we believe that the high price is absolutely proportionate to what is offered.

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