Womens Brooks Adrenaline GTS 12 Running Shoe

Women's Brooks Adrenaline GTS 12

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Women's BROOKS® ADRENALINE™ GTS 12 :: Get the fit and feel you love from the 12th version of your favorite Brooks® Go-To-Shoe (GTS). Flow smoothly through each step in the women's Brooks® Adrenaline™ GTS 12 with flexible caterpillar crash pad. Your feet will feel supported with the pillowed comfort from your added heel cushioning! Stay cool and comfortable for miles with the light, breathable mesh. You'll run distraction free with a tongue that stays put under the laces and a friction-resistant heel to prevent annoying blisters. 9.4 ounces

Category Type:

STABILITY [?]
Runners with average arch height looking for a blend of cushioning and support can't go wrong with Stability shoes. Get a smooth transition from heel strike to toe off. Enjoy a well-guided stride and perfect arch support to keep you going for miles. When choosing running shoes, find your perfect fit using this chart. Category types are based on factors like arch height, running habits and body frame.

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Features & Benefits:

  • Rearfoot and forefoot DNA: Adaptive cushioning and resiliency
  • Stacked BioMoGo Midsole: Biodegradable, durable cushioning
  • 3D Catepillar Heel Crash Pad: Smooth heel laydown
  • Blown Rubber Forefoot: Durable and soft
  • 5mm BioMoGo Profile Sockliner: Custom fit, maximum cushioning
  • Element Mesh Upper: Moisture management & breathable
  • Tongue Tied Lacing System: Prevents tongue migration
  • Progressive Diagonal Rollbar: Customized stability
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Womens Brooks Adrenaline GTS 12 Running Shoe
 
3.4

(based on 37 reviews)

51%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Breathable (21)
  • Comfortable (19)
  • Pronation control (17)
  • Arch support (14)
  • Cushions impact (14)

Cons

  • Poor cushioning (9)
  • Uncomfortable (8)
  • Heavy (5)
  • Wears out quickly (5)
  • Poor arch support (4)

Best Uses

  • Road running (20)
  • Pavement (3)
  • Trail running (3)
    • Sizing:
    • Feels full size too small

       

      Feels half size too small

       

      Feels true to size

       

      58% 

      (21 reviews)

      Feels half size too big

       

      Feels full size too big

       
    • Width:
    • Feels too narrow

       

      Feels true to width

       

      75% 

      (27 reviews)

      Feels too wide

       
    • Arch Type:
    • Average arch (26), Low arch (7), High arch (3)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Enthusiast (22), Casual/ recreational (5), Gym rat (5)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (34)

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(4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

Brooks Adrenaline 12

By Ann

from Naples, FL

Pros

  • Breathable
  • Comfortable
  • Pronation Control

Cons

  • Uncomfortable

Best Uses

  • Road Running

Comments about Womens Brooks Adrenaline GTS 12 Running Shoe:

Ran with shoe for about six 4 - 6 mile training runs. Ran into issue with shoe brusing the outside 5th metatarsal bone. I've ran in Asics 2100 series for years and never experienced issue. After 8 weeks in the Brooks running 4x / week I don't know if I will be able to keep using them. Anyone have similar issues?

  • Sizing:
  • Feels half size too small
  • Width:
  • Feels too narrow
  • Arch Type:
  • Average Arch
  • Was this a gift?:
  • No

(3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

 
2.0

Adrenaline quality continues to decline

By Esh

from Cincy

About Me Gym Rat

Pros

  • Durable
  • Good Traction
  • Lightweight

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Road Running

    Comments about Womens Brooks Adrenaline GTS 12 Running Shoe:

    I've been running in the Brooks GTS adrenaline since at least the adrenaline 7. I've tried many other shoes and always return to the GTS adrenaline but sadly feel with each "upgrade" in number, quality is inversely affected. I've been wearing 8.5's in these for the last 10 years and the 12 is the first version where I feel it's clunkier and more bulky. Goint to return for at least 1/2 size smaller. C'mon Brooks. If the 13 ends up worse than the 12, I'm switching brands for good.

    • Sizing:
    • Feels half size too big
    • Width:
    • Feels too wide
    • Arch Type:
    • Average Arch
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No

    (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Love this version

    By Leigh

    from Montgomery, AL

    About Me Avid Athlete

    Pros

    • Lightweight
    • Pronation Control

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Road Running

      Comments about Womens Brooks Adrenaline GTS 12 Running Shoe:

      I really liked version 10...bought 4 pairs. Tried 11 but they were not stable enough for me. Glad I tried 12, the stability I need is there. I have ankle problems if I don't have enough mid-foot stability. Very happy! :)

      • Sizing:
      • Feels true to size
      • Width:
      • Feels true to width
      • Arch Type:
      • Average Arch
      • Was this a gift?:
      • No
       
      5.0

      Brooks Adrenaline GTS 12

      By Monka

      from Firth, Idaho

      About Me Avid Athlete

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Breathable
      • Comfortable
      • Cushions Impact
      • Durable
      • Good Arch Support
      • Good Traction
      • Pronation Control

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Trail Running

        Comments about Womens Brooks Adrenaline GTS 12 Running Shoe:

        Bought these for my 14 year old daughter who is running high school cross country. These are one of three pairs she uses for training, and loves them. From the first run, they were comfortable, provided good support, and stood up to the mud puddles! She has had no complaints after running in this shoe.

        • Sizing:
        • Feels true to size
        • Width:
        • Feels true to width
        • Arch Type:
        • Average Arch
        • Was this a gift?:
        • No
         
        5.0

        great shoe!

        By lrae

        from nyc

        About Me Professional Athlete

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Breathable
        • Comfortable
        • Cushions Impact
        • Durable
        • Good Traction

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Road Running

          Comments about Womens Brooks Adrenaline GTS 12 Running Shoe:

          i use this shoe exclusively for running about 15 miles/week! it's a great shoe - i've worn it for years and hope to continue to do so!

          • Sizing:
          • Feels true to size
          • Width:
          • Feels true to width
          • Arch Type:
          • Average Arch
          • Was this a gift?:
          • No
           
          5.0

          Great running shoes!

          By luluchicago

          from Oak Park, IL

          About Me Avid Athlete

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Comfortable
          • Cushions Impact
          • Durable
          • Good Arch Support

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Pavement

            Comments about Womens Brooks Adrenaline GTS 12 Running Shoe:

            I've been wearing Brooks Adrenalines for 8 years - ever since I sprained an ankle and my sports physician recommended them for stability. They have been great thru marathons and every day jogs. I also order a size up from regular sizing in all running shoes, and doing so with the Adrenaline has always given me a great fit.

            • Sizing:
            • Feels full size too small
            • Width:
            • Feels true to width
            • Arch Type:
            • Average Arch
            • Was this a gift?:
            • No
             
            3.0

            Not as good as Series 11

            By Cam the Crosstrainer

            from DE

            About Me Gym Rat

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Cushions Impact
            • Good Arch Support

            Cons

            • Heavy
            • Poor Stability

            Best Uses

            • Gym

            Comments about Womens Brooks Adrenaline GTS 12 Running Shoe:

            I purchased the Series 11 Brooks Adrenaline and was surprised at how good the shoe felt and supported my feet. I am an underpronator with flat feet (an unusual combination). The Series 11 shoes suited me perfectly and were lightweight. When it was time to purchase new sneakers, I of course selected the Brooks Adrenaline shoe. There were no Series 11 available in my size, so I chose the Series 12. This turned out to be not so great an alternative. The sneaker appears to increase my underpronation, instead of decreasing it. The arch appears to be much higher than in the Series 11. Also the shoe sole is heavy and hard. The suggestion to choose a size 1/2 size larger is a smart one, because that gave me the perfect fit. I am not particularly happy with this Brooks Adrenaline shoe, but I guess it could be worse.

            • Sizing:
            • Feels true to size
            • Width:
            • Feels true to width
            • Arch Type:
            • Low Arch
            • Was this a gift?:
            • No
             
            4.0

            its all I wear

            By catchuplyndz

            from Phoenix, AZ

            About Me Casual/ Recreational

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Breathable
            • Comfortable
            • Durable
            • Good balance
            • Good Stability
            • Good Traction

            Cons

            • Heavy-ish

            Best Uses

            • Trail Running

            Comments about Womens Brooks Adrenaline GTS 12 Running Shoe:

            I've been wearing Brooks for several years now. I have a very narrow foot and can only fit into select brands. I like Nike but Brooks has become my new favorite. I wore the Adrenaline 11 before I got the 12's. I tried on the 13's and they feel consistent with the 11 and 12's, I just wanted to stick with what I already knew worked for me.

            • Sizing:
            • Feels true to size
            • Width:
            • Feels true to width
            • Arch Type:
            • Low Arch
            • Was this a gift?:
            • No
             
            5.0

            Love this running shoe!!!

            By Sherpa

            from Illinois

            About Me Avid Athlete

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Comfortable
            • Durable
            • Good Arch Support
            • Good Traction
            • Great with Jeans
            • Pronation Control

            Cons

            • Colors - Need More Flash

            Best Uses

            • Road Running

            Comments about Womens Brooks Adrenaline GTS 12 Running Shoe:

            GTS 12 is a great shoe - it's the only one I buy. I did move up to the GTS 13 but the mesh is not made as well and my toe came thru - not happy about that. Would like to see a more flashy color choice!!

            • Was this a gift?:
            • No
             
            4.0

            Women's BROOKS® ADRENALINE™ GTS 12

            By Xcountry runner

            from Texas

            About Me Casual/ Recreational

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Breathable
            • Comfortable
            • Cushions Impact
            • Good Arch Support
            • Lightweight
            • Pronation Control

            Cons

            • Wears Out Quickly

            Best Uses

            • Pavement

            Comments about Womens Brooks Adrenaline GTS 12 Running Shoe:

            They don't make my feet sweat.

            • Sizing:
            • Feels true to size
            • Width:
            • Feels true to width
            • Arch Type:
            • High Arch
            • Was this a gift?:
            • No
             
            5.0

            Great product!

            By Tracy

            from Crestwood

            About Me Casual/ Recreational

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Breathable
            • Comfortable
            • Cushions Impact
            • Good Arch Support
            • Lightweight
            • Pronation Control

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Trail Running

              Comments about Womens Brooks Adrenaline GTS 12 Running Shoe:

              I love my brooks! They help with my hip pain!

              • Sizing:
              • Feels true to size
              • Width:
              • Feels true to width
              • Arch Type:
              • High Arch
              • Was this a gift?:
              • No
               
              1.0

              Worst shoe I have run in for awhile

              By Kate Mac

              from Hingham. MA

              About Me Avid Athlete

              Pros

                Cons

                • Heavy
                • Poor Cushioning
                • Uncomfortable

                Best Uses

                  Comments about Womens Brooks Adrenaline GTS 12 Running Shoe:

                  I am on RoadRunner tonight looking for a new pair of shoes because my feet hurt so much! I have been an avid runner for 25 years and found Brooks GTS years ago. I got my new pair in the fall, the 12, and my feet have hurt ever since. I developed planter facititus and my feet ache. The foot beds have no cushioning and my feet just plain ole' hurt after short or long runs. They are terrible and I am so glad that I am not alone in my assessment because that would just make me feel OLD and creaky. I hope that this helps anyone buying these shoes. I depend on the reviews when I am choosing my next shoe.

                  • Sizing:
                  • Feels half size too small
                  • Width:
                  • Feels true to width
                  • Arch Type:
                  • Average Arch
                  • Was this a gift?:
                  • No
                   
                  5.0

                  Best shoe for Xtra wide size

                  By Karen

                  from Ionia, MI

                  About Me Gym Rat

                  Pros

                  • Comfortable
                  • Comfort From The 1st Time

                  Cons

                  • Insole Edges Too Rounded

                  Best Uses

                  • Gym

                  Comments about Womens Brooks Adrenaline GTS 12 Running Shoe:

                  I Love the shoe. It's rare to find an extra wide shoe that's comfortable. The only negative for me is the insole is too rounded up on the edges. I just replace them with another work-out insole and am good. Great shoe. I do wish you had these in 7-2E in more than 1 color. It does get a bit boring.........

                  • Sizing:
                  • Feels half size too small
                  • Width:
                  • Feels true to width
                  • Arch Type:
                  • Average Arch
                  • Was this a gift?:
                  • No
                   
                  3.0

                  Can we dial it back to 10?

                  By flat-footed jace

                  from Phoenix, AZ

                  About Me Gym Rat

                  Pros

                  • Breathable
                  • Durable
                  • Good Arch Support
                  • Good Traction
                  • Great with Jeans
                  • Pronation Control

                  Cons

                  • Heavy
                  • Poor Cushioning
                  • Poor Stability

                  Best Uses

                  • With Orthotics/Inserts

                  Comments about Womens Brooks Adrenaline GTS 12 Running Shoe:

                  These fit my orthotics and do okay when I'm on my treadmill, and they're sturdy, but they feel big and clunky even though they're my size. I loved the Adrenaline 10s and miss the good fit, the cushioning especially with running on harder surfaces that are so rough on my feet and legs, and the strong feeling of support I got with those. In retrospect, I wish I'd gone with a different shoe instead of trying to stay loyal.

                  • Sizing:
                  • Feels half size too big
                  • Width:
                  • Feels too wide
                  • Arch Type:
                  • Average Arch
                  • Was this a gift?:
                  • No
                   
                  2.0

                  Same issue - miss the GTS 11

                  By Laurie

                  from Torrance, CA

                  About Me Casual/ Recreational

                  Verified Reviewer

                  Pros

                  • Good Arch Support
                  • Pronation Control

                  Cons

                  • Uncomfortable

                  Best Uses

                  • Road Running

                  Comments about Womens Brooks Adrenaline GTS 12 Running Shoe:

                  I have the same issues as many of the others. I am experiencing pain on the top of my foot. I have the laces as loose as I dare, and it still feels uncomfortable along the top of my foot. I really liked the GTS 11, and was very disappointed in this shoe. I'll wear for my shorter runs, but not for long distances.

                  • Sizing:
                  • Feels true to size
                  • Width:
                  • Feels true to width
                  • Arch Type:
                  • Average Arch
                  • Was this a gift?:
                  • No
                   
                  1.0

                  Ugh.

                  By alibean

                  from Springfield VA

                  About Me Avid Athlete

                  Pros

                    Cons

                    • Poor Arch Support
                    • Poor Cushioning
                    • Poor Stability
                    • Poor Traction
                    • Uncomfortable
                    • Wears Out Quickly

                    Best Uses

                      Comments about Womens Brooks Adrenaline GTS 12 Running Shoe:

                      I have been a Brooks Believer since 1995. I have worn the Adrenaline line since their inception and have had no issues, no major injuries and nothing but love for my favorite shoe. I run a lot, so go through a pair every other month, so this is quite an investment. Something changed in this line about March 2011. Since then, I have had major issues; the plastic rubbing through the heel of the shoe, the tongue of the shoe moving around so much I am sore on the top of my foot, planter facititus, knee problems, hamstring problems....the list goes on and on! I am looking at getting fitted for another shoe and this breaks my heart. I spoke with a Brooks rep who mentioned their change to a 'DNA gel' that was supposed to 'conform to the runner's gait, step and strike. I see many comments here with people mentioning their sore feet, so I know I'm not alone...Brooks...please, ditch this 'DNA gel' and go back to the stability shoe of old!!!

                      • Sizing:
                      • Feels half size too big
                      • Width:
                      • Feels too wide
                      • Arch Type:
                      • Low Arch
                      • Was this a gift?:
                      • No
                       
                      1.0

                      Not too good.

                      By Runnin Redhead

                      from NC

                      About Me Avid Athlete

                      Pros

                      • Breathable

                      Cons

                      • Poor Cushioning
                      • Uncomfortable

                      Best Uses

                        Comments about Womens Brooks Adrenaline GTS 12 Running Shoe:

                        I have run in Brooks for years, particularly the Adrenaline. I have always been generally pleased with this shoe until I got the Adrenaline 12. I have run in these shoes for a couple of months now, and I can honestly say I hate them. The "support" section of the midsole has been expanded, and it is very hard. I wore them for a half marathon, and my knees ached for days afterward. This has never happened in any other shoe. They have almost turned this shoe into a motion control model. I switched to the Ravenna. It is has a slightly less aggressive, but still quite supportive "support" midsole.

                        • Sizing:
                        • Feels true to size
                        • Width:
                        • Feels true to width
                        • Arch Type:
                        • Average Arch
                        • Was this a gift?:
                        • No
                         
                        1.0

                        I miss the GTS 11.

                        By Runner Mom

                        from Columbus, OH

                        About Me Avid Athlete

                        Pros

                          Cons

                          • Poor Cushioning

                          Best Uses

                            Comments about Womens Brooks Adrenaline GTS 12 Running Shoe:

                            I loved the GTS11 and was disappointed it was no longer available when I had to buy a replacement pair. I was sure the 12's would be as good as, or better, than the 11's. Wrong! I have worn them for four or five runs now, and each time it feels as though I have run barefoot -- the bottoms of my feet are very sore. The shoes are stiff up front and feel like they have zero cushioning. I do not like them at all and wish Brooks would have left a great product alone. I ran 12 miles in them yesterday; even though the shoe part felt broken in, my feet were killing me the rest of the day. I never, ever had this problem with the 11s. I have been switching back and forth and even though my 11's have a lot of miles, my feet don't hurt a bit after my runs. I think my 12s are headed to the trash can.

                            • Sizing:
                            • Feels true to size
                            • Width:
                            • Feels true to width
                            • Arch Type:
                            • Average Arch
                            • Was this a gift?:
                            • No
                             
                            5.0

                            Running Genies!

                            By Bosskittin

                            from Libby, Montana

                            About Me Avid Athlete

                            Verified Reviewer

                            Pros

                            • Breathable
                            • Comfortable
                            • Cushions Impact
                            • Good Traction
                            • Pronation Control

                            Cons

                              Best Uses

                              • Endurance Training

                              Comments about Womens Brooks Adrenaline GTS 12 Running Shoe:

                              After reading other reviews I was a bit nervous about moving on from the 11th edition to the 12th. I wear a 10 wide in the 11's and did not find that in the 12's. I got a 10.5 B instead. I am 5'9 and a bigger build. I run about 25 miles a week. I found that my other brand often gives me hot spots around the 5 mile mark. My 11's never did...my feet fell in love with them. I took my 12's out of the mailbox this morning I did six miles....wow! I was expecting to have horrible results from reading reviews. My feet again felt great and perfectly in place....roomy yet not too roomy. Good support...cusiony...and over all as great as my now retired 11's. Thanks Brooks for making my shoe!

                              • Sizing:
                              • Feels true to size
                              • Width:
                              • Feels true to width
                              • Arch Type:
                              • Average Arch
                              • Was this a gift?:
                              • No
                               
                              5.0

                              My toes thanks me after these shoes!!

                              By Tangerine

                              from Newport, VT

                              About Me Avid Athlete

                              Verified Reviewer

                              Pros

                              • Breathable
                              • Comfortable
                              • Cushions Impact
                              • Good Arch Support
                              • Lightweight
                              • Pronation Control

                              Cons

                                Best Uses

                                • Road Running

                                Comments about Womens Brooks Adrenaline GTS 12 Running Shoe:

                                I bought these after wearing the Asics 2000 line for a year. The Asic's Toe Box was actually too narrow for my feet and even after trying on bigger sizes, they just squeezed/rubbed my feet in the wrong places. So, I began looking for a shoe with similar cushioning/stability to the 2000s but offered a better fit for my foot, and these shoes definitely were it! I could see why these shoes may not be a great fit for everyone's feet, but I love them! I think I've logged about 200 miles on them so far (I run about 30 miles a week)and they seem to be holding up great so far.

                                • Sizing:
                                • Feels true to size
                                • Width:
                                • Feels true to width
                                • Arch Type:
                                • Low Arch
                                • Was this a gift?:
                                • No
                                 
                                3.0

                                Disappointed

                                By Steady

                                from Pontotoc, MS

                                About Me Avid Athlete

                                Pros

                                • Breathable
                                • Comfortable

                                Cons

                                • Poor Cushioning
                                • Wears Out Quickly

                                Best Uses

                                • Road Running

                                Comments about Womens Brooks Adrenaline GTS 12 Running Shoe:

                                I switched to the Brooks Adreline several years ago after being a fan of the Asics 2000 series. Originally a great fit and feel right out of the box, but I"ve had my Adreline 12's less than 3 months and it feels like I've run in them for 6 months! The outsole of the forefoot is wearing and they feel like my worn out pair. The cushioning in the forefoot isn't as good as in previous models. Maybe I got a "dud" pair. Considering sending them back (VIP member) and getting Asics 2170 instead.

                                I usually run at least 20 miles a week and power walk a few times a week in my shoes and get a new pair every 6 months.

                                Service and delivery comments:

                                On the other hand, delivery is always speedy! I"ve exchanged items ordered from RRS maybe 2 times in 20+ years of ordering from them, and service has always been great!

                                • Sizing:
                                • Feels true to size
                                • Width:
                                • Feels true to width
                                • Arch Type:
                                • Average Arch
                                • Was this a gift?:
                                • No
                                 
                                2.0

                                Not happy with updates from the GTS 11

                                By Jackie K

                                from Nashville, TN

                                About Me Avid Athlete

                                Verified Reviewer

                                Pros

                                • Cushions Impact
                                • Durable
                                • Tongue Securement

                                Cons

                                • Feels clunky
                                • Heavy
                                • Overwide toebox

                                Best Uses

                                • Pavement

                                Comments about Womens Brooks Adrenaline GTS 12 Running Shoe:

                                I was looking forward to the updates from the GTS11. The tongue securement is the best update (all the Brooks have a tendency towards slippage). The sizing is way off. The shoe feels super clunky, and the uppers don't wrap securely around around my foot. Even with swelling at the end of long runs, the uppers still feel tented at the sides. Wish I could have the 11s back

                                • Sizing:
                                • Feels half size too big
                                • Width:
                                • Feels true to width
                                • Arch Type:
                                • Low Arch
                                 
                                4.0

                                Good shoe, runs small, wears out fast

                                By Catskills Runner

                                from Upstate NY

                                About Me Avid Athlete

                                Pros

                                • Comfortable
                                • Good Arch Support
                                • Pronation Control

                                Cons

                                • Poor Cushioning
                                • Poor Traction
                                • Wears Out Quickly

                                Best Uses

                                • Road Running

                                Comments about Womens Brooks Adrenaline GTS 12 Running Shoe:

                                Bought these for a number of years. This year the shoe feels smaller in the front--even with thinner socks. Need to order up a size.

                                • Sizing:
                                • Feels full size too small
                                • Width:
                                • Feels true to width
                                • Arch Type:
                                • Low Arch
                                • Was this a gift?:
                                • No
                                 
                                2.0

                                Didn't follow in the 11's footsteps

                                By Jen

                                from Kansas City, MO

                                About Me Avid Athlete

                                Pros

                                • Breathable
                                • Cushions Impact
                                • Good Traction

                                Cons

                                • Heavy
                                • Poor Arch Support
                                • Poor Stability
                                • Too wide

                                Best Uses

                                • Road Running

                                Comments about Womens Brooks Adrenaline GTS 12 Running Shoe:

                                The GTS 11 was a great shoe that had good mid foot support, a snug fit yet comfortable toe box, and was good for long runs. With limited choices in the narrow running shoe category, it was a great find. I made the mistake of assuming the new 12 version would be similar. It is not. The shoe is wider through the mid foot section and the upper contains more material which creates a loose, sloppy feel, and adds to over pronation. And the shoe feels bulkier and heavier than the 11 making it tiresome on the longer distance runs. The material is of good quality however, and has held up to wear and elements better than other brands.

                                • Sizing:
                                • Feels true to size
                                • Width:
                                • Feels too wide
                                • Arch Type:
                                • Average Arch
                                • Was this a gift?:
                                • No
                                 
                                2.0

                                Disappointed

                                By Jen Mom of 3

                                from Rochester, MA

                                About Me Avid Athlete

                                Pros

                                • Lightweight

                                Cons

                                • Toe box wide big

                                Best Uses

                                • Road Running

                                Comments about Womens Brooks Adrenaline GTS 12 Running Shoe:

                                I switched to Brooks from New Balance with the Adrenaline 11 and fell head over heals with the shoe. I was saddened that I could not order the 11 again, but figured the 12 would be great. UM, not so much. The fit is completely different and there is WAY too much room in the toe box. I can't tighten them adequately, and I usually like a little more room up there. SO disappointed, is all I can say.

                                • Sizing:
                                • Feels true to size
                                • Width:
                                • Feels true to width
                                • Arch Type:
                                • Average Arch
                                • Was this a gift?:
                                • No
                                 
                                4.0

                                Felt softer and bigger than the GTS11

                                By Jess

                                from Trenton, NJ

                                About Me Gym Rat

                                Pros

                                • Breathable
                                • Comfortable
                                • Good Traction

                                Cons

                                • Poor Arch Support

                                Best Uses

                                • Road Running

                                Comments about Womens Brooks Adrenaline GTS 12 Running Shoe:

                                I had 2 GTS-11s and I loved them. I bought these and didn't try them on until it was time for a run. They felt a little bigger than the 11s, mainly because they give more room in the toe box. I have a thin foot I think that's why I noticed. Also, the insoles felt really soft. They were comfortable enough, but I will add some Sole insoles to make them a bit more firm. Overall, I liked the 11s better but I have hopes these will grow on me.

                                • Sizing:
                                • Feels half size too big
                                • Width:
                                • Feels true to width
                                • Arch Type:
                                • Low Arch
                                • Was this a gift?:
                                • No
                                 
                                3.0

                                what happened to the cushion?

                                By SoCal Runner

                                from Southern California

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                                Verified Reviewer

                                Pros

                                • Breathable
                                • Comfortable
                                • Pronation Control
                                • Roomy toebox

                                Cons

                                • Lacking cushioning
                                • Poor Cushioning

                                Best Uses

                                • Road Running

                                Comments about Womens Brooks Adrenaline GTS 12 Running Shoe:

                                Comming out of the Adrelalines 10 & 11, the 12th model doesn't have enough cushioning for me. What happened?

                                • Sizing:
                                • Feels true to size
                                • Width:
                                • Feels true to width
                                • Arch Type:
                                • Average Arch
                                • Was this a gift?:
                                • No
                                 
                                3.0

                                Miss the 11s

                                By Aimee

                                from Richmond, VA

                                About Me Avid Athlete

                                Verified Reviewer

                                Pros

                                • Breathable
                                • Comfortable
                                • Cushions Impact
                                • Good Traction

                                Cons

                                • Poor Arch Support

                                Best Uses

                                • Road Running

                                Comments about Womens Brooks Adrenaline GTS 12 Running Shoe:

                                I purchased these to rotate them into my regular runs in the 11s. Rotation didn't work out as planned and as I was preparing for a half marathon I just continued wearing the 11s. After a layoff from running I jumped into the 12s and all I can say is "ouch". I've never had an issue with the soles of my feet hurting or feeling discomfort in the tendon(s) in my feet but even during very short runs my feet would kill me. Though not quite as great as my 11s, I am now wearing 2170s which work but I don't love them as I did my 11s. I still try to wear the 11s though they are quite worn out. My best guess is that the wider toe box could be an issue for me, but mainly I notice that the arch support area in the shoe hits me in a different spot than that same area in the 11s. I can't wear shoes with too much room as my foot tends to move around too much and this could also be an issue - I did notice some weird rubbing in them as well. I've tried a few different inserts but still wind up with the foot pain and if I force it I wind up with some Achilles discomfort as well. The 11s and 12s feel different to me, even the drop feels different although I have been told there is actually very little difference in the shoes. Will keep trying to work out the kinks in my 12s (they even hurt if I wear them to walk the dog) and wait to see how the 13s turn out. Hopefully the 2170s will work for me for the time being. Thinking of trying the Ravennas as a last resort.

                                • Sizing:
                                • Feels half size too big
                                • Width:
                                • Feels too wide
                                • Arch Type:
                                • Average Arch
                                • Was this a gift?:
                                • No
                                 
                                3.0

                                Had to return

                                By Melissa

                                from Lafayette, Indiana

                                Pros

                                  Cons

                                    Best Uses

                                      Comments about Womens Brooks Adrenaline GTS 12 Running Shoe:

                                      Bought these as my first pair of stability running shoes (had been in neutral). Wore then for 2 hours just walking around to get used to them. Ended up with pain and red marks on the top of my feet. The tongue rubbed weird. Tried several times to loosen/tighten laces differently but then my heel slipped. Had to return them.

                                      • Sizing:
                                      • Feels true to size
                                      • Width:
                                      • Feels true to width
                                      • Arch Type:
                                      • Average Arch
                                       
                                      5.0

                                      Love this shoe

                                      By Susie Bear

                                      from Perth On. Can.

                                      About Me Avid Athlete

                                      Pros

                                      • Breathable
                                      • Comfortable
                                      • From GTX 7 to GTX11
                                      • Good Arch Support
                                      • Good Traction
                                      • Pronation Control

                                      Cons

                                      • Wears Out Quickly

                                      Best Uses

                                      • Road Running

                                      Comments about Womens Brooks Adrenaline GTS 12 Running Shoe:

                                      Love this shoe. Never have to try it on. Each year they are the same. Except one year they got bigger. I really enjoy buying last years at half price. This shoe sells a good price but I feel they break down a little quicker then my Nike Zoom.

                                      Service and delivery comments:

                                      Delivery is very prompt, service is never a problem. Support is always there.

                                      • Sizing:
                                      • Feels true to size
                                      • Width:
                                      • Feels true to width
                                      • Arch Type:
                                      • Average Arch
                                      • Was this a gift?:
                                      • No

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