Brooks Men's Adrenaline Gts 19 Running shoes - Couch to 5K

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Brooks Men's Adrenaline Gts 19 Running shoes

Instructor57
Instructor57Graduate

as i only have a cheap pair of trainers bought just to get me going (and my old Nike air trainers exploded this morning !)

does anyone have any experience of these Brooks Men's Adrenaline Gts 19 ?

i have not had gait analysis , but after looking around was tempted to go for these online with free return, thoughts , suggestions most welcome .

Thanks

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Hforrun
HforrunGraduate

I’m female and have been wearing brooks adrenaline gts for about 5 years now. On/off jog walk. Very comfortable and much prefer to ASICS I used to wear

Instructor57
Instructor57Graduate in reply to Hforrun

thank you for your feedback, most welcome , did you have gait analysis ?

Hforrun
HforrunGraduate in reply to Instructor57

I did with the first pair.

IannodaTruffe
IannodaTruffeAdministrator

I have had GTS 15s and 17s and they are wonderful shoes if they suit your running style.

In the absence of gait analysis the wet foot test linked to in this post should give you an indicator healthunlocked.com/couchto5...

The Brooks site has a shoe finder, which you may have already used.

Instructor57
Instructor57Graduate in reply to IannodaTruffe

Thank you for your reply, i have seen the post you mention but i will re read the wet foot test .

thank you

Instructor57
Instructor57Graduate in reply to IannodaTruffe

just tried the brooks shoe finder and that recommends Cascadia 14 or 14 GTX not sure what the difference is between those and the GTS, any idea?

IannodaTruffe
IannodaTruffeAdministrator in reply to Instructor57

Sorry.

I still find the whole shoe thing a total minefield, which is why I recommend you stick with a shoe that suits you as the annual changes are generally only cosmetic.

Instructor57
Instructor57Graduate in reply to IannodaTruffe

yes, it's beginning to look like a minefield , unfortunately running shops are still closed but i have done the wet foot test and also done the brooks shoe finder tests and they seem to agree with each other so that at least is a good start .

from what i have found the GTS is more a road shoe and the GTX more a trail shoe .

although my C25K is mainly road

i am likely to be doing park runs later so i guess the trail shoe may be a sensible first shoe for me

IannodaTruffe
IannodaTruffeAdministrator in reply to Instructor57

I use my GTS for most off road running, unless it is particularly wet or slippery.

Instructor57
Instructor57Graduate in reply to IannodaTruffe

Oh!

and i thought i had just made my mind up ! hahaha

IannodaTruffe
IannodaTruffeAdministrator in reply to Instructor57

I'll shut up now.........but in respect of trail shoes, they are nearly all neutral so you don't have to worry about gait analysis........now, I will hold my peace.

Instructor57
Instructor57Graduate in reply to IannodaTruffe

Haha, its ok, i value your advice !

my test came out as neutral anyway

sTrongFuse
sTrongFuseGraduate in reply to Instructor57

I have a pair of Brooks Ghost 12s. Not sure how they compare with the Adrenaline, but I'm now on my second pair. They are a "road" shoe but like IannodaTruffe, I wear them off road most of the time too, especially at this time of year when the trails are hard and dry. I do have a pair of trail shoes (Saucony Peregrine), but I only use them when the trails are wet/muddy or on pavements in winter when frost/ice makes them slippery and I like some extra grip.

If there's a gore-tex version of the shoe, that gives you some extra waterproofing over the standard version, but I've generally just gone with stuffing them with newspaper and leaving them in front of the radiator to dry out if/when I get mine wet. When you find yourself unexpectedly having to wade through a stream that's spilled over the trail after a week of rain, no amount of waterproofing is going to stop your feet from getting wet,

Instructor57
Instructor57Graduate in reply to sTrongFuse

I have decided to go for the adrenaline GTS 19 .

As has been said , they will probably be fine on some off road as well .

I think trail would be an overkill .

Many thanks for taking the time to advise/ respond

Much appreciated 👍

Instructor57
Instructor57Graduate in reply to IannodaTruffe

I know you said you would shut up now haha, but to let you know I gave decided on the GTS.

I think trail shoes would have been an overkill .

Thanks for your advice 👍

IannodaTruffe
IannodaTruffeAdministrator in reply to Instructor57

I have two pairs of trail shoes and always at least one pair of road shoes, all bought when prices were good.........but you have to start somewhere.

Dexy5
Dexy5Graduate in reply to Instructor57

I have GTS19s as I need a support shoe. These have now been replaced by the GTS20 so there are some bargains about. Do make sure you get the right size though as mine are a full size bigger than my normal shoes. You should have a thumb’s width in front of your longest toe.

They are fine for dry flat trails.

Bupkiss100
Bupkiss100Graduate

I’ve got womens gtx20 ... finding them really comfy. They are also seem to be helping with my knee and ankle twinges.

Dexy5
Dexy5Graduate

I noticed in an earlier reply that you think you are neutral. In that case, please note that GTS19s are not neutral shoes.

Instructor57
Instructor57Graduate in reply to Dexy5

Typically my arch appears to be somewhere between normal and flat so I will see what they are like indoors before I venture out to run in them ,

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