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Brooks Adrenaline GTS 20, aka the "go to shoe".

Updated: Apr 27, 2020

Choosing the right pair of running shoes is like trying to find the perfect life partner! There are so many types of shoes on the market and some suit our budget more than others but wearing an incompatible shoe will result in all types of injuries.

My current favourite road running shoe is the Brooks Adrenaline GTS 20. It’s a high-mileage everyday stability trainer with maximum support. I first became a brooks fan after I purchased my trail shoes, the Brooks Caldera 2 (I loved them so much, I even got my husband a pair). If you're looking at buying an pair other than Brooks, check out my list of the best running shoes for 2020 here.

Seeking expert advice before buying trainers is very important.

Tip: Take your old trainers into the store with you, this will help them to see how your foot moves while you run, guiding them to the right type of shoe for you.

I over pronate (Overpronation is when the arches of the foot roll inward or downward when moving) and need a shoe that helps my foot feel stable. I can say without a doubt that for an overpronator, the Brooks Adrenaline GTS 20 have got it all!

What I like about the shoe:

  • The in-shoe experience is very comfortable right out of the box.

  • The cushioning and stability of the Adrenaline are incredible.

  • It’s not as bulky as previous Brooks.

  • The upper mesh feels both breathable and flexible.

  • The price of the shoe suits the quality of its components.

  • It has a soft springier ride. (The back end of the midsole has a new DNA Loft foam—made with a blend of air and rubber—for a lighter, softer and bouncier sensation in the heel.)

  • An adequately padded heel collar and tongue, combined with a quality sockliner under foot, make for a comfortable interior feel both when you lace them up and in the latter miles of a long run.

The Adrenaline GTS 20 is the first shoe to feature Brooks’ new GuideRails holistic bilateral support system - keeping the heel stable and reducing heel eversion that leads to knee issues. The GuideRails are a result of Run Signature, Brooks’ biomechanics concept that begins with the knowledge that there is no particular right way to run, but instead that every person has their own way of running and that the body will perform at its best when footwear works with an individual’s unique motion path. Basically, the GuideRails allow Adrenaline GTS to adjust to an individual’s running style.

Brooks backs their GuideRails system to the extent that they promote it as a shoe that will help save your knees by reducing the excessive motion that starts in the ankle and goes up the leg. A white paper was published on the development of the GuideRails system and the conclusion was that all runners can ultimately benefit from some level of support to keep them running in their Natural Habitual Joint Motion path.

The “GTS” stands for go to shoe and this specific range of Brooks has been on the market for 17 years! I am impressed with the Brooks Adrenaline GTS 20 and look forward to my many km’s in them.

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