The Brooks Adrenaline GTS 22 is a road-running shoe with support from the popular sneaker brand. Brooks designed the Adrenaline GTS to combine support and softness. The Adrenaline is offered in half-sizes 7.0 to 15.0 and four widths.
Brooks recommends the Adrenaline GTS for runners looking for added support and soft landings during everyday runs. The Adrenaline GTS uses a combination of DNA LOFT midsole and GuideRails technology to create a soft stable shoe.
DNA LOFT is Brooks’ softest midsole cushioning and is a combination of EVA foam, rubber, and air. GuideRail technology places supports on either side of the heel to decrease excess shin and heel rotation to keep natural knee motion in a safe range. Brooks claims this increases comfort and decreases pain. The shoe also has a segmented crash pad, which is a series of shock absorbers, to help create smooth heel-to-toe transitions.
The Adrenaline GTS has mixed reviews. Many reviewers wear the shoe for running or walking and love the supportive comfy feel. They share that the shoe works great for their foot and knee problems leaving them with less pain after walks and runs. However, even positive reviews have noted that the shoe is not durable. Numerous reviews have complained that the sole is separating from the rest of the shoe or peeling away after weeks of use. Additionally, they’ve experienced holes in the collar fabric after a short time.
Negative reviews state that the fit of the Adrenaline GTS 22 is different from previous models. They’ve had to exchange their shoes for a different size after years of wearing Brooks shoes. They also shared that this version of the shoe felt narrower than previous shoes. They also complained of discomfort and even blisters around the heel of the shoe.