Brooks Adrenaline GTS 20 Shoe Review

Brooks Adrenaline GTS 20 Shoe

Brooks continues to produce some of the most popular stability running shoes on the market. Last year I reviewed the Glycerin 19 and was excited to share my findings with the latest Adrenaline 20 model. This stability running continues to be one of their top sellers and after the updates to this years model, there is no wonder why this is the case. The Adrenaline shoe continues to be great for daily training and long runs.

Every year I feel like my reviews of the Brooks Adrenaline are always positive, probably because of the constant improvements made to the shoe. The latest version has a few updates that I think you will you like including the updated GuideRails support mechanism.

This shoe is great for a number of reasons, but one of the things I like is that Brooks Adrenaline GTS 20 has 6 color options. I expect the number of color options to increase based on previous versions of this shoe.

Every year I get excited about the latest Adrenaline shoe. Being a stability shoe fan, the Adrenaline GTS 19 was great and am excited to share my experience with the Adrenaline GTS 20.

Brooks Adrenaline GTS 20 Shoe Verdict

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If you prefer stability shoes, you will like the Brooks Adrenaline GTS 20. This shoe is one of the most reliable onthe market. If you want a simple shoe that performs at a reasonable price, this is for you.

From the moment I opened the box and put these on, they immediately provided the support I expect from a stability shoe.

If you are looking for a running shoe with additional support weighing around 10 oz, then I would recommend giving this shoe a try. There is a reason that shoe continues to be popular, it’s value beats most shoes when you look at price and feel.

If you are looking for a comfortable and high performance stability running shoe, try the Brooks Adrenaline GTS 20 shoe.

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Pros Cons
  • Supportive
  • Durable
  • Run True to Size
  • Value (Retail for $120)
  • Color Options

Here are a few pictures of the Brooks Adrenaline GTS 20 that I wore for this review.

Brooks Adrenaline GTS 20 Shoe Initial Thoughts

When I first opened the box I was impressed with the grey and blue color scheme. It’s amazing to me how colors can make or break the way I feel about shoes, especially if I’m paying close to the retail price. Shoes to me should make you feel excited, which great color options can help with.

I liked the padded tongue and the ankle collar, which was something that I liked from last years model.

The only other thing I noticed was the drop of the shoe. It felt great, just higher than the shoes I have been wearing more recently (Saucony Liberty ISO). The shoe remains to have a 12mm drop (rear to front), which is a little higher than the majority of shoes I run in.

Brooks Adrenaline GTS 20 Shoe Details

  • Shoe Type/Category: Stability
  • Weight: 10.3 oz (Men’s Size 9 D) | 9.4 oz (Womens 9 B)
  • Shoe drop: 12mm
  • Shoe Height: 30mm (Heel), 18mm (Forefoot)
  • Sizing: Standard running shoe length
  • Forefoot: Medium width
  • Use: Daily training / Long runs
  • Previous model: Adrenaline GTS 19

Brooks Adrenaline GTS 20 Shoe Overview

The Brooks Adrenaline GTS 20 running shoe continues to be one of the best stability running shoes making it great for daily training and long runs.

The supportive ride of these shoes makes it great for daily training and recovery runs. Many runners consider this their go-to shoe. The updated GuideRails support system along with the DNA LOFT sole cushion, make this shoe just as responsive and a little lighter than the Adrenaline GTS 19.

The variety of color and width options make it easy to find what you are looking for. I would expect additional color options to be available later this year or early 2020.

Brooks Adrenaline GTS 20 Shoe Sole

The Brooks Adrenaline GTS 20 sole is similar to last year with a slight change you won’t even notice. Last year Brooks introduced the GuideRails system to help provide additional support. This year the GuideRails piece was updated slightly to provide optimal stability, resulting in a slightly lighter shoe.

“We’ve shifted our focus beyond the feet to the most injury-prone part of a runner’s body: the knees. GuideRails keep you moving comfortably by keeping excess movement in check.” –

The shoe continues to have a BioMoGo DNA midsole provides a softer feel and now with the DNA LOFT cushion provides the right amount of responsiveness.

The sole of the Adrenaline GTS 20 continues to have Omega Flex Grooves, which enhance the cushion of the shoe and the blown rubber material provides improved durability. The Caterpillar Crash Pad offers improved stability and helps promote a more natural running motion.

Below are a few pictures of the Brooks Adrenaline GTS 20 shoe sole and heel.

Brooks Adrenaline GTS 20 Shoe Upper

When I first put on the Brooks Adrenaline GTS 20, I was impressed with the updated look of the upper portion of the shoe. While it is somewhat similar to the GTS 19, some of the overlays on the upper have been removed, which give the shoe a sleeker look with the same feel. It also helps reduce the weight of the shoe making it ligther than the Adrenaline 19.

The mesh upper includes a 3D Fit Print, which improves support and stability and is similar to last years version. The padded tongue on the Adrenaline is one of my favorite things about this shoe. The width of it is just right and really helps improve the fit of this shoe. The only other thing that is a little different are the shoe laces. They are more stretch than last years and something I didn’t even notice until someone pointed it out to me.

Below are a few pictures of the Brooks Adrenaline GTS 20 upper shoe area.

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Adrenaline GTS 20 Shoe Ratings

  • 9/10
    Overall Rating - 9/10
  • 9/10
    Upper - 9/10
  • 9/10
    Sole - 9/10


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