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Running Tips, Shoes & Gear

Brooks Trance™ 10 vs. Brooks Adrenaline™ GTS 11: What’s the difference?

Women's Trance 10



Men's Trance 10



Women's Adrenaline GTS 11



Men's Adrenaline GTS 11


We are frequently asked what the real difference is between the Brooks Adrenaline™ GTS 11 (the newest version of our award-winning, most popular, best-selling Go To Shoe) and brand new Brooks Trance™ 10.

Both shoes provide support for the same type of runner: the moderate overpronator. With that said, there are a few key differences between these shoes:

– One of the biggest differences is the fit. The Adrenaline™ GTS 11 has its signature “midfoot wrap”, now enhanced with an adjustable stretch lacing system for a secure, foot-hugging fit so that you’ll feel “at one” with the shoe. In comparison, the Trance™ 10 feels like it has a roomier, wider toe box.

– The Trance™ 10 now features our patent-pending Brooks® DNA technology, with full-length DNA adaptive cushioning. By contrast, the Adrenaline only has DNA pods in the heel and the forefoot.

– The materials in the upper of the Trance™ are top-of-the-line premium plush and softer, which adds to the cost. It’s the Cadillac of shoes.

Both shoes are great for moderate pronators, but the difference is in the ride. The Adrenaline™ GTS 11 gives me a snugger fit, making me feel a little more “in touch”. The Trance™ 10 feels like running on clouds — super comfortable. I happen to prefer the GTS, but it’s personal preference. That’s why we make different types of shoes, after all.

> Check out the Adrenaline™ GTS 11 for women
> Check out the Adrenaline™ GTS 11 for men
> Check out the Trance™ 10 for women
> Check out the Trance™ 10 for men

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