The Brooks Adrenaline GTS is one of these shoes. For 17 years now it has been the go-to stability shoe for millions of runners, providing the perfect balance between support and cushion to give overpronating runners a smooth, comfortable ride.
Because this shoe is so iconic in its product line, Brooks rarely makes dramatic structural changes – each year the update receives some subtle tweaks that make the running experience better. Here’s what’s new about version 17:
An updated V-Groove in the midsole:
The lateral side of the shoe compresses a little more easily as you strike the ground. This is a good thing, as it helps you roll through the gait cycle with more fluidity.
Retooled overlays through the midfoot:
Brooks moved around some overlays to better hug the arch and provide some structure as you go from heel to toe.
Wraparound heel collar:
The shoe grabs you a little bit better in the heel, and this plush comfort extends toward the midfoot for a secure, supportive fit.
Wider toe box:
The toe box in the 17 has a little more mesh and a little less taper, providing a more open fit where you need it most.
We love this update. Brooks did just enough to make a great shoe even better, without losing the essence of this classic shoe. Like what you see? Get a new pair of Adrenaline 17‘s at your nearest Marathon Sports or at marathonsports.com!