Shoe Reviews & Updates

A TALE OF TWO SHOES: Asics 2000 & Brooks Adrenaline

12.30.2015
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Asics GT 2000 &  Brooks Adrenaline GTS

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.

 

Asics GT 2000 &  Brooks Adrenaline GTS

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

Asics GT 2000 &  Brooks Adrenaline GTS

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

ASICS GT-2000 V4

Asics GT 2000 &  Brooks Adrenaline GTS

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

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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