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Brooks Adrenaline GTS 13 Tester Diary

November 20th, 2012

By Daniel, Running Warehouse Shoe Tester

First Impression

Being used to Asics and Saucony, the out of box feel was not there for me in the Adrenaline 13. The overlays felt odd against my foot, the fit was baggy, and the arch felt too low. I have friends and teammates who swear by the Adrenaline series – but is this shoe going to be a letdown, like so many overhyped blockbuster movies? Did I just strap on all three  Transformers movies to my feet?

After fighting the tongue-tied lacing system I found a fit that worked and the low arch feeling became a distant memory with each stride. Running up and down the halls here in the office the Brooks Adrenaline GTS 13 seemed pretty runnable.

First Run

Cautiously optimistic, I headed out the door on my standard five mile easy run loop. This run consists of tarmac, sidewalks, fire trails and single track. It is a great proving ground to see where a shoe excels.

On the sidewalk the Adrenaline 13 felt clunky. The support was smooth but the shoe didn’t feel like an active member of the run. This changed when I left the roads behind. I know the GTS is not a trail shoe but it comes alive on single track. My underfoot was protected, I had loads of grip, the shoe was dynamic and lively. This is a great shoe on less technical trails.

The feeling of chunkiness returned when I hit pavement, but the thought that I’m being too hard on this shoe also entered my mind. This is a max support shoe, after all! Have these shoes ever felt uppity? With a little effort the Adrenaline responded to pace change well. I found myself moving at a decent clip before I even knew it.

What was going to be a five mile easy run turned into a 10 mile run with the last 3 miles at a pretty moderate pace. And this is all thanks to the Brooks Adrenaline 13.

The Next 95 Miles

The Adrenaline GTS 13 has earned a place in my standard shoe line up. Dare I say it has become a “go to shoe” (shaking head slowly)? It is not the most breathable shoe, nor is it the lightest, it will not let every bone in your foot move independently and you don’t feel like you can run through walls or become one with nature. What this great shoe will do is get you out the door and loving every run. You do not get caught up thinking about the clouds under you feet but you find yourself enjoying the sight of clouds in the sky, the birds in the trees and the thought of miles you have put behind you.

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New Shoes Available at Running Warehouse

November 9th, 2012

The past month has been a busy one here at Running Warehouse, with many new footwear models arriving just in time for the impending madness that is the holiday season (and yes, we realize its only early November). For those of you spending more time running than constantly checking our inventory, here’s a brief overview of some of the more popular kicks that have recently appeared at our doorstep.

Asics Gel Kayano 19

Asics Gel Kayano 19 Men's Shoe

The latest Kayano treats fans to a lighter package, dropping half an ounce in both the Men’s and Women’s versions. It continues to provide plenty of overpronation support as well as plush cushioning for runners looking for a premium ride.
(Shop Men’s Kayano 19 and Women’s Kayano 19)

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Brooks Adrenaline GTS 13 Sneak Peek

June 8th, 2012

Brooks Adrenaline GTS 13 Women's Running Shoe

The Adrenaline is the go-to shoe for thousands and thousands of runners. So you shouldn’t be shocked to find out that Brooks took it easy in the updates department when it came time to revamp the Adrenaline GTS 12. After all, why mess with such a good thing?

The midsole of the 12 carries over, but the upcoming 13 sports subtle changes to the outsole and a fresh upper that looks nearly identical to the previous model.

What to Watch For

  • Outsole Updates: Brooks adds Omega Flex Grooves to the outsole for improved flexibility and better gait efficiency. They also redesigned the arch bridge.
  • New Upper: If you like the clean, simple lines of your Adrenaline 12s, you’ll feel right at home kickin’ it in the 13. Fit is unchanged, though there are now 3 elastic eyelets on the lateral side and redesigned placement of the elastic eyelets on the medial side, helping to create a more tailored fit.

Launch Date
January 2013

MSRP
$110.00

Men’s Colors
Blue/White/Black Brooks Adrenaline GTS 13
Lava/White/Black Brooks Adrenaline GTS 13

Women’s Colors
Blue/Silver Brooks Adrenaline GTS 13
Green/Silver Brooks Adrenaline GTS 13

Brooks Adrenaline GTS 13 Men's Running Shoe

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