Nov | 2
Shoes & Gear

Brooks Adrenaline GTS 11 wins Runner’s World’s “Best Update” award

Nope, you’re not having déjà vu. But when the Brooks Adrenaline GTS 10 won Runner’s World’s “Best Update” award in Winter 2009, we didn’t rest on our laurels. We kept what you loved about our most popular shoe – but enhanced all of the details.

We started by adding our patent-pending Brooks® DNA technology in the heel and in the forefoot that adapts to your every stride, providing cushioning and responsiveness that’s tuned for you. Then we evolved our signature caterpillar crash pad for an optimized laydown and transition. We also added an adjustable stretch lacing system for a customized fit.

It clearly paid off – in the December 2010 issue of Runner’s World, on newsstands November 9, the Adrenaline™ GTS 11 nabs the “Best Update” award in the Winter 2010 Shoe Guide.

In the December issue, Runner’s World states, “Brooks made a lot of improvements to this lightweight stability shoe, adding a heel cradle to securely hold the back of the foot in place and more gel underfoot to soften impact.” Runner’s World’s wear-testers noted, “The shoe had a good heel fit, a soft ride, and exceptional arch support,” and, “It really rolled through footstrike comfortably.” Runner’s World also called out the shoe’s use of adjustable straps in the eye-row, saying they allowed a secure, foot-hugging squeeze.

“With each new edition of the Adrenaline GTS, we set out to improve and innovate upon the previous one, while still maintaining the shoe’s signature fit, feel, and ride,” said Jim Weber, president and CEO of Brooks. “Winning ‘Best Update’ for both the tenth and eleventh editions proves we’re continuing to provide runners what they want and need in a great, performance running shoe.”

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I'm a runner, writer, and traveler who loves running half marathons. I live in Seattle with my much faster husband and two rescue cats. I also have an inexplicable affection for otters.
  • SDrunner

    Congrats on winning Best Update! I’ve been running with the GTS 10’s and just ordered a pair of the 11’s. I got a chance to test wear them at the Rock ‘n’ Roll Half in LA a couple of weeks ago and loved them. Can’t wait for mine to arrive!

  • Rudy

    I just got my Adrenaline GTS 11 and I could not get them off my feet. They feel sooooo comfortable and snug. I cannot wait to run the half marathon with these on!

  • Laura

    Just got these yesterday and I’m really loving them. Very comfortable, snug, great toe room, etc. So glad they aren’t pink either.

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  • Lori

    Just purchased my new pair…the guy at the store came out with 3 different type of shoes and the first pair I tried was this one…somehow I knew it was the one. Sure was..tried the others and this one felt light, lots of support and cushion in the right areas…can’t wait to take them for my runs!

  • Sock Runner

    Thanks for the review! I’ve been thinking about buying a new air of running shoes this year. Is it also good for winter running as well?

  • Bryan B

    Can’t wait to get the 11s – will be buying soon (within a week). This will be my 5th pair of Adrenalines. I switched to another brand of shoe after my first pair and then quickly switched back! The difference was amazing and I’ve been a loyal Brooks customer ever since. Keep up the great work.

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  • Alex

    Just got the adrenaline 11’s and I can’t say enough about them. My last pair of shoes were air pegasus +26. These shoes are more comfortable on runs and provide that same light breathable feel. I took them out for a 5 miler this morning and my feet felt great. Comfortable, light, and easy on the feet. Good job Brooks I will be buying from you again.

  • Kelli

    I have been running in Nike Air Max Motos for several years, which is a great shoe, but I knew that it was time for a total new “refit”. So I went to Marathon Sports in Boston and tried on probably 8 new pairs of shoes (they custom-fit you according to your running style). I knew as soon as the salesman put these shoes on my feet that these were “the ones”! They are incredibly comfortable, snug fitting, plenty of room in the toes, and they are like running on marshmallows. There is a great “roll-forward” with lots of support to the ball of the foot, which is my running style (I tend to run on the balls of my feet, very little heel strike). All in all, these were the perfect running shoes for me. I bought two pairs and alternate them and I am thrilled.