Brooks Adrenaline GTS 18 vs. ASICS GEL-Kayano 24 review

Brooks Adrenaline GTS 18 delivers tons of stability and support with a smooth ride. ASICS GEL-Kayano 24 provides softness, comfort, and a touch of stability to overpronators.

NEW! Brooks Adrenaline GTS 18 vs. ASICS GEL-Kayano 25

The Brooks Adrenaline GTS 18 and the ASICS GEL-Kayano 24 fall in the same category of stability running shoes for overpronators, with the ASICS GEL-Kayano 24 also being suitable for neutral runners, according to ASICS.

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The uppers of the Brooks Adrenaline GTS 18 The preceding link takes you to Amazon.com and the ASICS GEL-Kayano 24 are quite similar with both having a minimum amount of overlays.

The ASICS GEL-Kayano 24 The preceding link takes you to Amazon.com has the ASICS logo providing some support on the lateral side and some underlays on the medial side.

The Brooks Adrenaline GTS 18 has some thin no-sew overlays that run from the midfoot towards the back of the running shoe.

With this, the Brooks Adrenaline GTS 18 provides a slightly larger coverage than the ASICS GEL-Kayano 24, but most of the support is centered around the heel.

Both running shoes make use of engineered mesh to reduce the amount of overlays needed in the upper, so both running shoes should feel quite comfortable, especially in the toe box.

The ASICS GEL-Kayano 24 covers the toecap more than the Brooks Adrenaline GTS 18 with no-sew overlays, so the former should be a bit more durable in that area.

The ASICS GEL-Kayano 24 also provides more support at the back by means of a sturdy external heel counter that runs pretty far forward and thus can serve to help with pronation control.

All in all, one could say that both the Brooks Adrenaline GTS 18 and the ASICS GEL-Kayano 24 provide a comfortable fit with quite a bit of support at the back of the running shoes.

The ASICS GEL-Kayano 24 was built with softness in mind. It comes with two layers of foam in its midsole, with the one closest to the foot providing more softness than the responsive one at the bottom.

In addition, there is GEL cushioning in the forefoot and in the heel to soften your landings.

The ASICS GEL-Kayano 24 is not a super cushy running shoe, but it does provide an above average amount of cushioning.

The same can be now said of the Brooks Adrenaline GTS 18, which has seen the amount of cushioning it delivers improved in this version of the running shoe.

It also provides an above average amount of cushioning, so you should be able to get a soft but not super soft ride from it.

Its midsole is constructed in a slightly different way than that of the ASICS GEL-Kayano 24.

The midsole of the Brooks Adrenaline GTS 18 is well segmented for shock absorption from heel to toe, and it provides more ground contact than the ASICS GEL-Kayano 24, which adds to the stability of the running shoe.

Both running shoes can be worn by overpronators, but whereas the ASICS GEL-Kayano 24 provides a moderate amount of stability and support, the Brooks Adrenaline GTS 18 delivers a large amount of stability and support.

The latter is largely thanks to the long medial post that runs high in the midsole of the Brooks Adrenaline GTS 18.

The support system of the ASICS GEL-Kayano 24 is more discrete and comes with a midfoot shank that connects the two sides of the shoe to increase midfoot integrity and support.

The rubber outsole of the ASICS GEL-Kayano 24 differs from that of the Brooks Adrenaline GTS 18 in that it has large slabs of rubber and a good amount of flex grooves, including a vertical one to help with gait efficiency.

The outsole of the Brooks Adrenaline GTS 18 has smaller rubber pods and displays a large degree of separation.

However, running shoe lab tests have still found it to be somewhat stiff for both men and women.

The ASICS GEL-Kayano 24 is a more flexible running shoe compared to the Brooks Adrenaline GTS 18.

The women's version of the Brooks Adrenaline GTS 18 weighs approximately 8.3 oz (235 grams), and the ASICS GEL-Kayano 24 for women weighs 9.3 oz (264 grams).

The men's versions of the shoes weigh 9.7 oz (275 grams) and 11.3 oz (320 grams), respectively, with the Brooks Adrenaline GTS 18 being the lighter one.

If you are a moderate overpronator who is looking for stability and support but also a relatively soft ride, you could choose either the ASICS GEL-Kayano 24 or the Brooks Adrenaline GTS 18.

The Brooks Adrenaline GTS 18 is good for those runners who need a large amount of stability and support.

Note: The weight of a running shoe depends on the size of the running shoe, so any weights mentioned in this review may differ from the weight of the running shoe you choose to wear. Running shoes of the same size were compared for this review.

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