Women's Brooks Running Shoes | Brooks Adrenaline GTS 8 - Road Runner Sports

Women's Brooks Adrenaline GTS 8

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Rejoice! Runner's World gave the new Adrenaline™ GTS 8 the "Best Buy" award for Stability shoes in its Spring Shoe Guide 2008.

Women's Brooks® Adrenaline™ GTS 8 :: Unleash your endorphins in the women's Brooks® Adrenaline™ GTS 8, a high-mileage running shoe with long-lasting MoGo™ cushioning for your comfort. In this update to the Brooks® Adrenaline™ series, you'll notice a few tweaks such as a more comfortable fitting midfoot and a smoother heel strike. 9.5 ounces

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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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Specifications:

  • Predecessor Product Type:  Adrenaline GTS 7
  • Shock Absorption: Heel|HydroFlow|Forefoot|HydroFlow
  • Toebox Width: Medium
  • Shoe Construction: Combination last
  • Midsole Material: Dual density compression molded EVA
  • Outsole Material: Carbon rubber
  • Upper Material: Mesh|Synthetic leather

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2.0

I'm glad to see it's not ...

By M_run

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Comments about Women's Brooks Running Shoes | Brooks Adrenaline GTS 8 - Road Runner Sports:

I'm glad to see it's not me--I've been wearing Adrenaline for years but the 8s hurt my feet! The ball of my foot really hurts, and my toes get tingly. If I had known I would have bought up a bunch of 7s. I hope the 9s are better.

 
2.0

I usually run in asics. I ...

By Cheri

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Comments about Women's Brooks Running Shoes | Brooks Adrenaline GTS 8 - Road Runner Sports:

I usually run in asics. I thought I'd try these as I have never run in Brooks before. I did not like the fit but wanted to give them a try. They are not for me. My knees are sore after running 5 miles. Went back to my old asics and they were much better.

 
5.0

My normal running shoe ...

By Michelle Sands

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Comments about Women's Brooks Running Shoes | Brooks Adrenaline GTS 8 - Road Runner Sports:

My normal running shoe has always been Nike. I have always had some foot or ankle issues with the Nikes. Then I was fitted for running shoes for my running, they were the Adrenaline 8's. I have the best running in these shoes. I have worn out 4 pairs so far. I have tried the new Nike Zoom Structure Triax+ 12 and again am having foot problems and went back to my Adrenaline's and no problems for me! I love them.

 
4.0

I am training for my ...

By runner

from Undisclosed

Comments about Women's Brooks Running Shoes | Brooks Adrenaline GTS 8 - Road Runner Sports:

I am training for my first marathon and have tried new balance and ascics. After horrible blisters and knee pain i tried these shoes and loved them.I did my first 20 mile run in them and not one blister.

 
1.0

I loved the 6 - bought so ...

By EO

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Comments about Women's Brooks Running Shoes | Brooks Adrenaline GTS 8 - Road Runner Sports:

I loved the 6 - bought so many pairs I missed the 7. The 8 is horrible - I can't run for more than 10 minutes without getting incredible shin and calf pain. Can anyone recommend something similar to the 6? I'm desperate to find a new shoe.

 
3.0

Wow! I was glad to read ...

By blair

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Comments about Women's Brooks Running Shoes | Brooks Adrenaline GTS 8 - Road Runner Sports:

Wow! I was glad to read that other people were having trouble with these shoes, I thought I was just getting old, ha. I love them for short runs, but on long runs my knees and legs ache! I have been miserable since I started training in them! Currently on the hunt for something new.

 
5.0

As an overpronater ...

By Richelle

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Comments about Women's Brooks Running Shoes | Brooks Adrenaline GTS 8 - Road Runner Sports:

As an overpronater runner, aerobic instructor & personal trainer...these are by far my favorite shoe. Liked Saucony Hurrican, but too heavy, these fit great, feel light, and give support I need!

 
1.0

I was hoping the 8's ...

By Christine Scott

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Comments about Women's Brooks Running Shoes | Brooks Adrenaline GTS 8 - Road Runner Sports:

I was hoping the 8's would be an improvement from the 7's, but they were horrible, after a week of running in them everything ached from the waist down.I loved the 6s. I bought 4 pair and completed 5 marathons without any problems. The 7's were OK, but I experienced knee pain around mile 20. I want my 6's back! Why do shoe have to new improve everything?

 
2.0

Much worse than the 7!! ...

By monica

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Comments about Women's Brooks Running Shoes | Brooks Adrenaline GTS 8 - Road Runner Sports:

Much worse than the 7!! These are stiff and put pressure on the top of my foot, making them tingle. I miss the light easy fit of the 7!!!

 
2.0

After 3 pairs of GTS 7s, ...

By Chellebelle

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Comments about Women's Brooks Running Shoes | Brooks Adrenaline GTS 8 - Road Runner Sports:

After 3 pairs of GTS 7s, I was extremely disappointed with this shoe. They felt worse than my 7s with 400+ miles--knee and hip aches, just like previous reviewers. I returned them after 2 runs and got the Defyance instead, and I love them. Getting another pair right now!

 
5.0

Love this shoe--fits me ...

By kris

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Comments about Women's Brooks Running Shoes | Brooks Adrenaline GTS 8 - Road Runner Sports:

Love this shoe--fits me great and feel wonderful.

 
2.0

These hurt the outer bone ...

By LP

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Comments about Women's Brooks Running Shoes | Brooks Adrenaline GTS 8 - Road Runner Sports:

These hurt the outer bone in my foot when I run for over an hour. I cannot walk for a day after these.

 
5.0

I used to run in the 5 ...

By Jennifer

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Comments about Women's Brooks Running Shoes | Brooks Adrenaline GTS 8 - Road Runner Sports:

I used to run in the 5 and loved it, but had problems with the 6 the next season. I decided to give Brooks another shot and started wearing the 8 in February. The support is fantastic, the toe box is plenty big and it's just a great overall shoe.

 
4.0

Just loving Brooks after ...

By Angela - australia

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Comments about Women's Brooks Running Shoes | Brooks Adrenaline GTS 8 - Road Runner Sports:

Just loving Brooks after struggling to find something for ages - not a heap different to GTS7.

 
5.0

I love the GTS 8. I used ...

By RunningGirl

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Comments about Women's Brooks Running Shoes | Brooks Adrenaline GTS 8 - Road Runner Sports:

I love the GTS 8. I used to run in the GTS 5, missed the 6, and didn't buy the 7's because of the horrible reviews. I finally bought a pair of the 8's, and love them. I don't have any problems with the tox box or heel, and also am no longer having pain from a neuroma, which I had with the sauconys I was previously wearing. I highly recommend these shoes!

 
3.0

The plusses are excellent ...

By anonymous

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Comments about Women's Brooks Running Shoes | Brooks Adrenaline GTS 8 - Road Runner Sports:

The plusses are excellent full-length cushioning and a roomy toebox. The heel fit, however, is a huge negative. The shoe is very loose around the heel, for two reasons. First, the shoe runs very long from arch to heel causing a gap between the heel and the rear of the shoe. Second, there's woefully inadquate cushioning around the heel, and it thus doesn't conform to and snugly hold your heel as other shoes do (e.g., Etonic Jepara). Overall, a disappointment.

 
3.0

Inner "ankle bone cut" ...

By GM

from Undisclosed

Comments about Women's Brooks Running Shoes | Brooks Adrenaline GTS 8 - Road Runner Sports:

Inner "ankle bone cut" out is too high, not cut low enough rubs medial malleolus, never had this problem with any other brooks shoe

 
2.0

I was a die-hard asics ...

By AZtoFL Runner

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Comments about Women's Brooks Running Shoes | Brooks Adrenaline GTS 8 - Road Runner Sports:

I was a die-hard asics 2100-series runner until I tried the adrenaline 6 two years ago. I LOVED that shoe. The 7's were ok. But, th 8's are horrible. The toe box is enormous and the heel is way too wide. The stability is completely compromised with this new model. I feel very slow in this shoe. I just wasted 95 bucks on this shoe.

 
2.0

Bad bad shoe... I loved ...

By Tess W14

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Comments about Women's Brooks Running Shoes | Brooks Adrenaline GTS 8 - Road Runner Sports:

Bad bad shoe... I loved the 6's, didn't get the 7s. Not very comfortable at all. You can find a much better shoe.

 
2.0

I've loved every version ...

By rachelle

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Comments about Women's Brooks Running Shoes | Brooks Adrenaline GTS 8 - Road Runner Sports:

I've loved every version of the adrenaline until 7 and i thought 8 would be better but it feels big and bulky and doesn't conform to my foot the way the others do. It is most definitely a heel problem. i don't really feel any more cushioning in the mogo versions than the others.

 
5.0

I will echo the comments ...

By hilltop

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Comments about Women's Brooks Running Shoes | Brooks Adrenaline GTS 8 - Road Runner Sports:

I will echo the comments of the two previous reviewers, because my experience is very similar. I had run in ASICS for almost 10 years, but found that several pairs of new shoes did not have the padding required, and also had reduced the space in the toe area. This led to real discomfort in longer runs, prompting me to try new shoes. I've been running in the Adrenaline GTS 8 for about a month now, and am extremely pleased. These shoes took a little bit of breaking in, but after that they have completely addressed the issues of the ASICS, all of which have been sent packing!

 
3.0

I fully agree with ...

By New York Runner

from Undisclosed

Comments about Women's Brooks Running Shoes | Brooks Adrenaline GTS 8 - Road Runner Sports:

I fully agree with annonymous. The heel fit is sub par and awkward. Much too wide for a normal women's foot. I have had success with all the previous adrenaline models, but this one I cannot wear. The heel is far too wide and the flexibility and cushioning are much compromised in this model as compared to the previous ones.

 
5.0

I have also been a ...

By Karen

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Comments about Women's Brooks Running Shoes | Brooks Adrenaline GTS 8 - Road Runner Sports:

I have also been a long-time Asics runner and have now made the switch to the Adrenaline GTS 8. If you thought you were stuck with the Kinsei price and feared the changes in II or if your foot no longer treads true with the "baloony" Nimbus, then try this Adrenaline.

 
5.0

I had been a long time ...

By Marlo Nikkila

from Undisclosed

Comments about Women's Brooks Running Shoes | Brooks Adrenaline GTS 8 - Road Runner Sports:

I had been a long time Asics fan, but something didn't feel right anymore. Although they felt great when I tried them on, I was no longer happy with the performance. Then I tried these on at the Boulder Running Company and physically saw the difference these shoes made on my foot strike via video. The Asics did not provide the support I needed. These were perfect. I could tell an immediate difference just walking in them! So, my advice is even if you have been loyal to one brand of shoes, but something isn't working for you, be open to another brand! I am so thankful I was. Also, the key in seeing the difference freeze-framing the video to see the strike. No one had ever done that before and several people claimed Asics were the shoes for me.

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1.    Michelle Sands rated this product 5 stars
Fri, February 06,2009:
My normal running shoe has always been Nike. I have always had some foot or ankle issues with the Nikes. Then I was fitted for running shoes for my running, they were the Adrenaline 8's. I have the best running in these shoes. I have worn out 4 pairs so far. I have tried the new Nike Zoom Structure Triax+ 12 and again am having foot problems and went back to my Adrenaline's and no problems for me! I love them.
2.    Cheri rated this product 2 stars
Tue, December 30,2008:
I usually run in asics. I thought I'd try these as I have never run in Brooks before. I did not like the fit but wanted to give them a try. They are not for me. My knees are sore after running 5 miles. Went back to my old asics and they were much better.
3.    M_run rated this product 2 stars
Wed, December 03,2008:
I'm glad to see it's not me--I've been wearing Adrenaline for years but the 8s hurt my feet! The ball of my foot really hurts, and my toes get tingly. If I had known I would have bought up a bunch of 7s. I hope the 9s are better.
4.    runner rated this product 4 stars
Mon, November 10,2008:
I am training for my first marathon and have tried new balance and ascics. After horrible blisters and knee pain i tried these shoes and loved them.I did my first 20 mile run in them and not one blister.
5.    EO rated this product 1 star
Sun, November 09,2008:
I loved the 6 - bought so many pairs I missed the 7. The 8 is horrible - I can't run for more than 10 minutes without getting incredible shin and calf pain. Can anyone recommend something similar to the 6? I'm desperate to find a new shoe.
6.    kris rated this product 5 stars
Wed, September 10,2008:
Love this shoe--fits me great and feel wonderful.
7.    Chellebelle rated this product 2 stars
Wed, September 10,2008:
After 3 pairs of GTS 7s, I was extremely disappointed with this shoe. They felt worse than my 7s with 400+ miles--knee and hip aches, just like previous reviewers. I returned them after 2 runs and got the Defyance instead, and I love them. Getting another pair right now!
8.    blair rated this product 3 stars
Sun, September 07,2008:
Wow! I was glad to read that other people were having trouble with these shoes, I thought I was just getting old, ha. I love them for short runs, but on long runs my knees and legs ache! I have been miserable since I started training in them! Currently on the hunt for something new.
9.    LP rated this product 2 stars
Wed, September 03,2008:
These hurt the outer bone in my foot when I run for over an hour. I cannot walk for a day after these.
10.    Richelle rated this product 5 stars
Thu, August 28,2008:
As an overpronater runner, aerobic instructor & personal trainer...these are by far my favorite shoe. Liked Saucony Hurrican, but too heavy, these fit great, feel light, and give support I need!
11.    monica rated this product 2 stars
Tue, August 12,2008:
Much worse than the 7!! These are stiff and put pressure on the top of my foot, making them tingle. I miss the light easy fit of the 7!!!
12.    Christine Scott rated this product 1 star
Mon, August 04,2008:
I was hoping the 8's would be an improvement from the 7's, but they were horrible, after a week of running in them everything ached from the waist down.I loved the 6s. I bought 4 pair and completed 5 marathons without any problems. The 7's were OK, but I experienced knee pain around mile 20. I want my 6's back! Why do shoe have to new improve everything?
13.    Jennifer rated this product 5 stars
Tue, July 01,2008:
I used to run in the 5 and loved it, but had problems with the 6 the next season. I decided to give Brooks another shot and started wearing the 8 in February. The support is fantastic, the toe box is plenty big and it's just a great overall shoe.
14.    Angela - australia rated this product 4 stars
Mon, June 23,2008:
Just loving Brooks after struggling to find something for ages - not a heap different to GTS7.
15.    GM rated this product 3 stars
Thu, June 19,2008:
Inner "ankle bone cut" out is too high, not cut low enough rubs medial malleolus, never had this problem with any other brooks shoe
16.    Tess W14 rated this product 2 stars
Sun, June 15,2008:
Bad bad shoe... I loved the 6's, didn't get the 7s. Not very comfortable at all. You can find a much better shoe.
17.    RunningGirl rated this product 5 stars
Tue, May 20,2008:
I love the GTS 8. I used to run in the GTS 5, missed the 6, and didn't buy the 7's because of the horrible reviews. I finally bought a pair of the 8's, and love them. I don't have any problems with the tox box or heel, and also am no longer having pain from a neuroma, which I had with the sauconys I was previously wearing. I highly recommend these shoes!
18.    AZtoFL Runner rated this product 2 stars
Tue, May 06,2008:
I was a die-hard asics 2100-series runner until I tried the adrenaline 6 two years ago. I LOVED that shoe. The 7's were ok. But, th 8's are horrible. The toe box is enormous and the heel is way too wide. The stability is completely compromised with this new model. I feel very slow in this shoe. I just wasted 95 bucks on this shoe.
19.    rachelle rated this product 2 stars
Sun, April 06,2008:
I've loved every version of the adrenaline until 7 and i thought 8 would be better but it feels big and bulky and doesn't conform to my foot the way the others do. It is most definitely a heel problem. i don't really feel any more cushioning in the mogo versions than the others.
20.    New York Runner rated this product 3 stars
Fri, March 28,2008:
I fully agree with annonymous. The heel fit is sub par and awkward. Much too wide for a normal women's foot. I have had success with all the previous adrenaline models, but this one I cannot wear. The heel is far too wide and the flexibility and cushioning are much compromised in this model as compared to the previous ones.
21.    anonymous rated this product 3 stars
Thu, March 27,2008:
The plusses are excellent full-length cushioning and a roomy toebox. The heel fit, however, is a huge negative. The shoe is very loose around the heel, for two reasons. First, the shoe runs very long from arch to heel causing a gap between the heel and the rear of the shoe. Second, there's woefully inadquate cushioning around the heel, and it thus doesn't conform to and snugly hold your heel as other shoes do (e.g., Etonic Jepara). Overall, a disappointment.
22.    hilltop rated this product 5 stars
Fri, March 07,2008:
I will echo the comments of the two previous reviewers, because my experience is very similar. I had run in ASICS for almost 10 years, but found that several pairs of new shoes did not have the padding required, and also had reduced the space in the toe area. This led to real discomfort in longer runs, prompting me to try new shoes. I've been running in the Adrenaline GTS 8 for about a month now, and am extremely pleased. These shoes took a little bit of breaking in, but after that they have completely addressed the issues of the ASICS, all of which have been sent packing!
23.    Karen rated this product 5 stars
Wed, January 16,2008:
I have also been a long-time Asics runner and have now made the switch to the Adrenaline GTS 8. If you thought you were stuck with the Kinsei price and feared the changes in II or if your foot no longer treads true with the "baloony" Nimbus, then try this Adrenaline.
24.    Marlo Nikkila rated this product 5 stars
Sat, January 05,2008:
I had been a long time Asics fan, but something didn't feel right anymore. Although they felt great when I tried them on, I was no longer happy with the performance. Then I tried these on at the Boulder Running Company and physically saw the difference these shoes made on my foot strike via video. The Asics did not provide the support I needed. These were perfect. I could tell an immediate difference just walking in them! So, my advice is even if you have been loyal to one brand of shoes, but something isn't working for you, be open to another brand! I am so thankful I was. Also, the key in seeing the difference freeze-framing the video to see the strike. No one had ever done that before and several people claimed Asics were the shoes for me.

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