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Chances are, you’ve run across the Asics GT-2000 and Brooks Adrenaline GTS at some point in your running life. They are the Toyota Camry of running shoes – consistent, reliable, though not terribly exciting. They’re never packed with the newest bells and whistles, crazy colors, or experimental technology, and that’s perfectly okay! There’s a reason these two models have survived and thrived in a competitive specialty running landscape: they’re just really great shoes.

 

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So when they get an annual update, it’s not necessarily a total ‘The Swan’ style makeover – more like a new outfit. These shoes haven’t changed too much in the last 15 years. And again, that’s perfectly okay!

So let’s get down to nuts and bolts:

BROOKS ADRENALINE GTS 16

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WEIGHT:

11.1 oz (men); 9.2oz (women)

WHAT’S NEW ABOUT IT:

  • An updated flex-groove does a better job at absorbing and dispersing impact, making this version feel more plush than ever
  • A mostly seamless upper reduces the risk of friction points from sewn overlays

WHAT’S OLD ABOUT IT:

  • A full-length segmented crash pad underfoot gives you a smooth heel-to-toe transition
  • A diagonal rollbar guides your foot into alignment through the gait cycle

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ASICS GT-2000 V4

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WEIGHT:

10.7 oz (men); 8.4oz (women)

WHAT’S NEW ABOUT IT:

  • A new Heel Clutching System and improved internal fit locks you in for a snug and secure fit
  • Convergence Gel Cushioning is ergonomically designed for the natural contours of the bottom of the human foot

WHAT’S OLD ABOUT IT:

  • The Guidance Trusstic System and a dual-density midsole keeps your stride efficient while delivering guidance and support through the midfoot
  • Rearfoot and forefoot gel cushioning give you the same shock absorption and flexibility that you’re used to

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But enough with the tech specs. What you really need to know about these shoes is this: they provide a moderate amount of support for overpronators and deliver it in a relatively lightweight, flexible, adaptive package. 

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The GT-2000 is available in women’s 2A, B, & D widths in sizes 6-12 and men’s D & 4E widths in sizes 8-13. The Adrenaline is available in women’s 2A, B and D widths in sizes 6-12 and men’s D & 2E widths in sizes 8-13.