Brooks Adrenaline GTS 21

Based on 143 reviews

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  • Great for those with low arches
  • Good for those looking for moderate to high level stability
  • Very stable in the rearfoot
  • Smooth toe off and slightly snug fit
  • Traditional heel drop


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I love these
The price tag is high but it's so worth it. I have low arches and am currently in physical therapy to strengthen my legs and help resolve some knee problems. These help so much. I have the 19 and 21 and I recommend them both
2 years ago
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Comfortable all day long even with chronic foot pain
I have tendinitis in my feet and these shoes are so comfortable. I have tried several other brands that make my feet ache after a couple hours but I can wear these all day with no pain. I would probably sleep in them if I could, they feel that good. Definitely worth the price.
Angela Costello
2 years ago
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What is the perception of Brooks? Are they one of the best?
In run specialty in the UK they are the biggest volume brand. Mostly off the back of the ghost and adrenaline GTS. They are good solid honest shoes but in my opinion never quite the best in any particular aspect.
Best Running Shoes of 2022 - GearLab
The Brooks Adrenaline GTS 21 provided the best support and stability across all the tested models. Thanks to their GuideRail technology, our feet felt planted and grounded, which translated well up into our ankles and knees. This model maintains the priority of support and stability by using moderat...
10 months ago
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Great for knees and back pain.
I have suffered from chronic pain from my right hip all the way down to my shin, as well as plantar fasciitis for over two years. I recently decided to invest in some really good shoes. After tons of research, I bought Brooks Adrenaline GTS 21. I just took the dogs for what I thought was going to be...
2 years ago
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Thicc Boy Shoes
I have wide feet and Brooks is the best fit for me. I used to use Asics, but they made all their shoes narrower across the sizes and they stopped working for me.
Wish I’d bought up a lot of GTS 19s
Same issues as the GTS20s - less sturdy at the toes, lousy shoelaces, and now they cut corners literally at the tongue part. See photo- lighter one is 19. I can tell these 21s will have a hole by the thumb nail. Wanna return. Covid be gone
2 years ago
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Recommendations for a beginner?
Barring that, I think a good thing to try for beginners with support issues would be a nicely cushioned shoe with some level of support, something like the Brooks Adrenaline GTS (I think 21 is the current model), or the New Balance 860. Pretty much every big brand has a shoe that falls into this category, so there's some choice there. The right shoe will be key in letting you finish your runs pain free, which will lead to stronger running muscles, and you may find that after a while you'll be able to find confort in a wider range of shoes.
Defective pair
I have been wearing Brooks for years and this is the first time I got a defective pair. The left sho was perfect but the right shoe is a little narrow in your foot and it has a crease where your big toe is. I’m returning and trying again.
Melissa Graves
2 years ago
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I previously had the ASICS woman’s Gel Nimbus 18 and LOVED LOVED them! It felt like walking on air. The later versions did not feel as soft to me so I ended up getting Brooks Adrenaline GTS. They don’t hurt but they are not as nice as the Nimbus.



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