Mizuno Wave Inspire 13 vs. Brooks Adrenaline GTS 17 review

Mizuno Wave Inspire 13 provides a secure and stable ride with good cushioning. Brooks Adrenaline GTS 17 delivers tons of stability and support with a smooth ride...

The Mizuno Wave Inspire 13 and the Brooks Adrenaline GTS 17 are stability running shoes that provide a good amount of stability and support to overpronators.

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While the Mizuno Wave Inspire 13 The preceding link takes you to Amazon.com and the Brooks Adrenaline GTS 17 provide overpronators with a lot of support, they approach it differently.

The upper of the Brooks Adrenaline GTS 17 The preceding link takes you to Amazon.com comes with quite a bit of no-sew overlays around the midfoot, while the Mizuno Wave Inspire 13 comes with just a few stitched-on overlays around the midfoot.

Stitched-on overlays tend to be more supportive and durable than no-sew overlays although they could cause irritation points.

However, the Mizuno Wave Inspire 13 keeps the overlays around the midfoot and heel and keeps them far away from the forefoot where irritation is likely to occur as the shoe bends.

So in that respect, the Mizuno Wave Inspire 13 provides the amount of support overpronators need while keeping the amount of possible irritation points to a minimum.

The Brooks Adrenaline GTS 17, on the other hand, has enough no-sew overlays wrapping the midfoot in an uniform way to really lock the foot down on the platform.

Because the overlays are no-sew, they are less likely to cause irritation, but because a few of them are located far forward, they may provide less room for your outer and inner toes to move.

So in that respect, you might get more room from the toe box of the Mizuno Wave Inspire 13 than from the Brooks Adrenaline GTS 17.

Both running shoes provide a good amount of support behind the heel, although the Mizuno Wave Inspire 13 is more closed and perhaps more durable than the Brooks Adrenaline GTS 17.

All in all, you should be able to get enough support from the upper of either running shoe, but the Mizuno Wave Inspire 13 might provide more comfort in the toe box than the Brooks Adrenaline GTS 17.

Both the Mizuno Wave Inspire 13 and the Brooks Adrenaline GTS 17 provide a good amount of support to overpronators.

The Brooks Adrenaline GTS 17 does so through the use of a more traditional medial post that is quite long and backed by foam that has different densities.

The Mizuno Wave Inspire 13 has what's called a Wave Plate that fans out on the medial side and has two waves to help stop your foot from rolling too far inward.

Both methods seem to be quite effective in providing overpronators with quite a bit of pronation control.

A big difference between the midsoles of the Brooks Adrenaline GTS 17 and the Mizuno Wave Inspire 13 is the fact that the Brooks Adrenaline GTS 17 comes with a full-length crash pad on the lateral side.

This crash pad helps increase the stability of the Brooks Adrenaline GTS 17. The Brooks Adrenaline GTS 17 also provides more ground contact than the Mizuno Wave Inspire 13, so also better and smoother heel-to-toe transitions.

Running shoe lab tests typically rate the Brooks Adrenaline GTS 17 to be more stable than the Mizuno Wave Inspire but not by a whole lot.

The Mizuno Wave Inspire also tends to provide a good amount of cushioning to runners, while the Brooks Adrenaline GTS tends to be on the moderate side.

In the case of the Brooks Adrenaline GTS 17, its heel might feel a bit firm to both male and female heel-strikers, but the amount of forefoot cushioning it provides is quite good, according to running shoe lab tests.

Both the Brooks Adrenaline GTS 17 and the Mizuno Wave Inspire 13 are not the most flexible running shoes around, but they still provide a good amount of separation in their outsoles for shock absorption and dissipation.

The women's version of the Brooks Adrenaline GTS 17 weighs approximately 8.9 oz (252 grams), and the Mizuno Wave Inspire 13 for women weighs approximately 9.2 oz (261 grams).

The men's version of the Brooks Adrenaline GTS 17 weighs about 10.9 oz (309 grams), and the Mizuno Wave Inspire 13 for men weighs 11.1 oz (315 grams).

If you are an overpronator who is looking for a very stable and supportive ride, you could choose either the Brooks Adrenaline GTS 17 or the Mizuno Wave Inspire 13.

The Brooks Adrenaline GTS 17 provides more stability and a smooth ride, while the Mizuno Wave Inspire 13 provides more comfort in the toe box and cushioning.

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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This review falls under: Brooks | Mizuno

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