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Brooks Adrenaline™ GTS 13 Reviews

257 reviews
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Overall Rating:

88%Rated 5 stars

12%Rated 4 stars

0%Rated 3 stars

0%Rated 2 stars

0%Rated 1 stars

Customer Fit Survey:

84% "Felt true to size"

93% "Felt true to width"

56% "Excellent arch support"

245 are "Favorable"

Most Helpful Favorable Review

Posted 5/3/13
Overall Rated:5 stars!
Comfort Rated:5 stars!
Style Rated:5 stars!

This is my 2nd round with the Brooks Adrenaline (I had the 12's) and I must say these are even more wonderful. My entire foot feels completely supported, and it cushions you in the right spots. I've been wearing them for hospital work in a radiology department -- highly recommend!

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12 are "Critical"

Most Helpful Critical Review

Posted 9/18/13
Overall Rated:1 stars!
Comfort Rated:5 stars!
Style Rated:5 stars!

I thought that I had found the answer to my sore feet. The shoes felt great and were really comfortable. However, they started falling apart, holes in toe area and leather trim, within two months. I got them in June and they looked like a wreck by August. That was terribly disappointing.

Additional 237 Adrenaline™ GTS 13 Brooks Reviews

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5 people found this review helpful  

May 1, 2013

Anonymous

from Nevada

These are nice and wide in the toe box just like my foot and not loose or big in the heal. The arch supports at just the right area too, so I am one tickled owner.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

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4 people found this review helpful  

April 22, 2013

Anonymous

from Rochester, NY

I recently switched to Brooks from the New Balance stabilizer shoe (which they seem to have changed drastically!). This is the closest I found to the NB that I loved. Its a little wide for me, but with the berry Super Feet I don't notice it so much. Its a good, sturdy light shoe and holds up really well on 10+ mile runs. Its hard to change shoe models once you love one. I'm glad I found the GTS 13. (Female age 55, run 20-25 miles per week.)

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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3 people found this review helpful  

July 9, 2013

Kathleen F

from San Francisco, CA

I had the GTS12 and thought they gave me the support I very much need so when they wore out I wanted to get another pair. I was bummed that they were phased out and my size was no longer available so I went ahead with the next gen. Like the GTS 12, they provide the kind of support I need. I run on a treadmill about 15 miles per week and also wear these on the days I walk / do weights. If you are going for what is best for your feet and body and are not hung-up on colors or looks Brooks is a great brand that I have worn for years and will continue to do so if they keep the quality up.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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3 people found this review helpful  

April 11, 2013

Katy S

from Denver, CO

I take a jazzercise high impact aerobics class 4 nights a week and these shoes are the only brand and style that work for me. I have very flat feet and wear custom orthodics with all my shoes. They fit fine with no need to remove the original lining. I have been purchasing a new pair of this style for 5 years now and to be honest I like last year's, 2012, model a little better. This year's model is more squishy and pillowy, and I like a little more rigidity. I love these shoes and give them 5 stars, but now that I am able to compare them year to year, I can tell the subtle changes in the structure. If you have problem feet, you won't be disappointed with this shoe.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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2 people found this review helpful  

November 2, 2013

Anonymous

from Little Falls, Minnesota

The Brooks Adrenaline GTS is the best running shoe I have ever owned. They were recommended to me by my doctor who made my orthotics. I have been wearing these shoes for at least 4 years. When I first tried them on without my orthotics at the store they were by far more comfortable than the other brands I had been wearing for running for 19 years. I couple that I used to wear a lot were Asics Gel Kayano and Saucony Hurricane. (I tried one of each on at the store to compare.) I usually wear a 9, but with orthotics I wear a 10 narrow. They are not good for studio workouts. (I do Jillian Michaels.) I blow out the sides. They are best for walking and running. They tend to wear out fast-after about 5 months, but I wear them for everything. Since I can't run anymore due to bad knees I walk 6 miles a day, plus wear them for everything else. This shoe is amazing. Most of my runner friends have switched to Brooks as well.

Brands I'd also recommend: New Balance for wider feet

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

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2 people found this review helpful  

September 22, 2013

Anonymous

from Houston, Texas

These are the best shows for my needs that I've ever had. They provide the support I need and the narrow width prevents my foot from moving around too much. If you've never had a evaluation of how you walk, it's worth the investment to have a professional advise you on which shoe is best for you. I did that three years ago and that's how I came to this shoe. I had been wearing a medium width and chose the shoe based on it's appearance, not it's support and stability factors. Be good to yourself and your feet! Also remember your athletic shoe should allow some space for your toes at the end of the shoe. My only complaint is that there are not more color options.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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2 people found this review helpful  

August 7, 2013

Anonymous

from Saskatchewan, Canada

This is a great shoe. I needed a shoe that I can put an insole into. I also needed a shoe that is not too flexible in the toe area and that provides stability.This shoe provodes all that.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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2 people found this review helpful  

July 28, 2013

Kristy K

from Jamestown, NY

I have been wearing Brooks Adrenaline GTS for four years, and they continue to make running enjoyable. They fit well, and are pretty light. I do wish they came in a broader range of colors, but the fit and feel are what is most important to me. I normally wear an 8 1/2 in regular shoes,, but a running specialty store suggested I buy a 9 1/2 in running shoes, and that change has made running more comfortable for my feet. Just something to keep in mind when ordering.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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2 people found this review helpful  

June 12, 2013

TeriO

from Burbank, CA

These are the most comfortable shoes I have ever bought and I have tried dozens! A week after buying them I ran a half marathon and my blister prone feet had none! And all toenails intact! I wish they came in more colors I will never switch brands again. I'm running happy!

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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April 12, 2013

Anonymous

from madison, wisconsin

These shoes are extremely comfortable. I ordered a pair of asics in wide hoping they would be what I needed but they were way too snug. I ordered these Brooks as a second choice but they ended up being exactly what I was looking for. I wish they came in grey, but that's minor compaired to the comfort factor. Great arch support, great heal cushion and over all comfort. Definitely the best pair of shoes I've had in years. Thank you Zappos for your selection and easy returns!

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

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2 people found this review helpful  

August 8, 2013

Anonymous

from california

This is a comfy shoe that I order in the wide width to accommodate my bunions. Since the rest of my foot is not wide, my heel slips up a bit when I walk so I wish it was possible to get this shoe with a wide fit for the ball of my foot and a narrower fit in the heel.

Overall Rated:4 stars!

Comfort Rated:4 stars!

Style Rated:4 stars!

 

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2 people found this review helpful  

February 7, 2013

Kimberly

from Georgia

These shoes look great and are awesome for walking. I'm biased because I loved my gts 12's and expected these to be similar. I like my running shoes to be a little more stuff for support so if you're looking for flexibility these are great. Beware they run larger than the gts 12's if you're looking to upgrade. I'd go half a size smaller.

Overall Rated:4 stars!

Comfort Rated:4 stars!

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2 people found this review helpful  

January 19, 2013

Anonymous

from Austin, TX

If you liked the GTS 11 and hated the 12, you might like this shoe. It is a few ounces lighter than the 12 and not as stiff as the 12. and in that way is more similar to the 11, but not as cushioned. I wear this shoe mainly because it is one of the few stability shoes that comes in 2E for women.

Overall Rated:4 stars!

Comfort Rated:4 stars!

Style Rated:4 stars!

 

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1 person found this review helpful  

February 11, 2014

Cristina P

from Yelm, Washington

I've bought Brooks shoes for over 6 years now, and always got the Adrenaline because they offer the support I need. I have a collapsed arch, with over-pronation, and malformation in my toes. Anything I wear I have to have orthotics in and unfortunately this means WW shoes, which are extremely hard to find in a nice style. While I have resigned to wear tennis shoes my whole life (cause all dress shoes I tried hurt after an hour), I am extremely happy that these are perfect right out of the box. They are sturdy, breathable with the upper mesh, the inserts are removable to accommodate my orthotics and just plain comfortable. I stand on my feet and walk all day for work, on concrete floors. This is very detrimental and used to be really bad for my legs and back. These shoes make a huge difference. The only con, I would love if they had other colors in the WW sizes. There is black, but only in the regular widths. It kind of kills the option of wearing a black shoe for work with dress clothes. Do buy your real size in the proper width and you won't have to go that half size bigger to accommodate your width. I will continue to buy Brooks once this pair wears out, so I hope they never discontinue them.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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1 person found this review helpful  

November 26, 2013

Tracy J

from Mequon, Wisconsin

I have been using the Brooks Adrenaline since running my first marathon in 2007. Currently, I run four miles every day - both on a treadmill and on pavement. I wear the wide size and it is the only shoe that gives me the room and support that I need. The wide has only come in one color since I started wearing them and I wish there were a few more choices...however, I will continue to wear these wonderful shoes because they are the ONLY ones that give me the support and comfort that I need to run every day. Buy the Brooks Adrenaline!

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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1 person found this review helpful  

November 21, 2013

Anonymous

from Inman, South Carolina

These shoes are the best. I am wearing my third pair of this model and couldn't be happier. I walk about 30 miles per week and these have held up extremely well and are very comfortable.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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1 person found this review helpful  

October 27, 2013

Judy L

from Nebraska

I have a very wide and quite short foot. I have searched for some tennis shoes to wear during my workouts. I went to every shoe and department store to try on shoes that would be comfortable. Always my foot spread out over the sole of the shoe. Not comfortable! So I went to Zappos. Wow! Here I find a double wide. I ordered to pair in different sizes to see which felt good. To my amazement, the smaller size slipped on my foot, no overhang! I stood up and what comfort! I could wear them through the full workout and my foot felt wonderful! Finally, after all these wears of discomfort! Thank you.

Brands I'd also recommend: I recommend Brooks!!

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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1 person found this review helpful  

October 20, 2013

Linda

from Marietta, GA

I have a high arch and a high instep and this shoe gives it a lot of support. The great feeling of support and a lightweight shoe. I have not had any sport shoe more comfortable in many years. Purchase 1/2 size larger for sock room & comfort.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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1 person found this review helpful  

October 7, 2013

Dawn L

from Michigan

New favorite. These are the most comfortable shoes I have ever bought. When I read the other customers reviews I was skeptical because they sounded too good to be true. Turns out they were all right, out of the box comfort no break-in needed. Quite stylish as well. Even my 18 year old son said "nice kicks Mom." That is a huge endorsement in itself. These are my first Brooks, always wore New Balance, but may never go back if all their shoes are this good.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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1 person found this review helpful  

October 3, 2013

Vivian B

from New Jersey

I love this shoe! It's been comfortable from day one for jogging and there's lots of room in the toe. I ordered a wide width and it's great for accommodating my prescribed orthotics which provide the support that I need.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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1 person found this review helpful  

September 24, 2013

Anonymous

from Ohio

These shoes fit like a dream. I am between an 11 and 11.5 and purchased the larger size. The only negative is that they don't have as much padding under the ball of the foot as do my Sauconys. That is one improvement I would recommend to Brooks.

Brands I'd also recommend: Saucony

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

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Felt a half size smaller than marked

 

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July 27, 2013

Anonymous

from Massachusetts

I have been wearing Brooks Adrenaline for several years now. They are the most comfortable sneakers I have ever owned. They give superior support! Well worth the cost!

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

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July 7, 2013

Anonymous

from Ohio

My ratings are based on these shoes being utilized as running shoes only. I am a mild-moderate overpronator with wide feet (typically need a EE) and normal arches, but I need some arch support in my running shoes. I run anywhere from 10-30 miles a week. I used to have the Asics 2710 and loved them. After trying on just about every stability shoe, I was debating between Brooks Adrenaline GTS 13 and Asics GEL-Kayano 19, and ended up going with Brooks. Both shoes have great arch support, I just thought that Brooks had a little bit more. I thought these shoes ran a little wider in the forefoot so I stuck with a wide (D). I have only wore them for a couple four mile street runs and they seem to be great running shoes. They did not require any wearing in time, and they provide greater cushioning/shock absorption all around. My only concern is that due to the excellent arch support, my midfoot feels slightly "squished" at times, but I think going up to the extra wide would be too big for my forefoot. I have not had any issues with them yet and do not think that I will as long as I utilize them solely for running to keep my gait/mechanics in check. Overall, these are great running shoes, but I will not be tempted into wearing these for work.

Brands I'd also recommend: Asics Gel-Kayano 19

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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1 person found this review helpful  

July 4, 2013

Anonymous

from columbus, Ohio

I love these shoes for running, weight training and bootcamp. They provide great stability foot support. They are a great bright green color.

Brands I'd also recommend: saucony, nike

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

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June 15, 2013

Anonymous

 

Love this shoe! Have worn Asics for many years but since they changed their GT Series to the point where they had no support I needed to find something else. After many different shoes tried, these Brooks are the best. The most comfortable and supportive shoe. Love this color! And of course love Zappos!

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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