Brooks Men's Adrenaline GTS 18 Running Shoe
BioMoGo DNA fuses BioMoGo midsole and DNA cushioning technology for a fully custom responsive ride that adapts to the needs of each and every runner. Cushioning is updated for a slightly softer ride to create smooth transitions.
Progressive Diagonal Rollbar (PDRB) extending from the heel through forefoot is made of tri-density BioMoGo foam to reduce excess pronation.
DRB Accel is a thermoplastic polyurethane unit located in the midfoot for balanced support and torsional rigidity.
S-257 Cushsole is a midsole compound used as an insole to deliver even more cushioning and flexibility.
Caterpillar Crash Pad is a segmented crash pad that flexes with the foot, offering customized cushioning and stability for a smooth heel-to-toe transition.
Omega Flex Grooves enhance midsole flexibility with updated geometries on the lateral side offering improved cushioning.
Flextra varies the degree of support providing tuned flexibility.
HPR Plus is a high abrasion-resistant rubber for long lasting, durable traction.
Blown Rubber in the forefoot offers durability, responsiveness and flexibility
Stable Pod Configuration is a stable midsole/outsole design that sets the foot up for an efficient, balanced heel-to-toe transition.
Omni Grooves works with Omega Flex Grooves to enhance midsole flexibility without compromising cushioning.
Engineered Mesh is a sleeker mesh update that provides a streamlined, soft wrap.
Adjustable Saddle Construction allows for a personalized and secure midfoot fit.
Synthetic Overlays are strategically located to provide a snug, secure fit.
Element Linings underneath the upper aid in moisture transfer and comfort.
Internal Support Saddle located in the midfoot provides a more secure fit.
Profile Sockliner made of BioMoGo foam provides contoured support and cushioning.
Strobel Last with the upper stitched to full length foam for a comfortable underfoot feel.
First you notice that the shoe really is quite comfortable and soft, with its BioMoGo DNA midsole and all. Then you consider that the rethink might be detrimental, how could this possibly be a "GTS" for those in need of stability if the cushioning and plushness seems to exist in abundance to where it never did before? But if you keep at it and pour in the miles it starts to reveal its resilience and it becomes clear Brook's has retained a sense of history, which is more than you can say for most shoes who update and remove elemental parts of previous incarnations. And that's how the shoe goes- soft and reliable but aware of its reputation amongst the running world. N.B: If you're considering long contemplative runs, which is certainly one of my favorite forms of running, the GTS 18 wants to make it perfectly clear that it's still the "Go-To Shoe".