Brooks Adrenaline GTS 19 vs. Saucony Hurricane ISO 5

Brooks Adrenaline GTS 19 delivers subtle support and a smooth ride to overpronators. Saucony Hurricane ISO 5 offers stability and support in a well-cushioned package...

The Brooks Adrenaline GTS 19 and the Saucony Hurricane ISO 5 are stability running shoes for overpronators.

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The uppers of the Brooks Adrenaline GTS 19 The preceding link takes you to Amazon.com and the Saucony Hurricane ISO 5 are similar in that they have a toe box that is free from overlays so offer lots of unconstricted room to runners who have wide feet.

They are also similar in that the structure of the mesh is more closed from midfoot to heel.

However, the Saucony Hurricane ISO 5 The preceding link takes you to Amazon.com is more closed up than the Brooks Adrenaline GTS 19, because the Brooks Adrenaline GTS 19 closes its structure from halfway around the midfoot, while the Saucony Hurricane ISO 5 starts to be more closed up at the bottom of the saddle.

Therefore, the Brooks Adrenaline GTS 19 might provide a more comfortable fit to those who have big bunions, although both running shoes have a bunion window that is quite open.

The main difference between the uppers of the Saucony Hurricane ISO 5 and that of the Brooks Adrenaline GTS 19 is that the Saucony Hurricane ISO 5 provides customization of its upper through individual eyelets in the saddle.

In addition, the Saucony Hurricane ISO 5 is said to have a contoured footbed that provides a more custom fit.

Therefore, the upper of the Saucony Hurricane ISO 5 is all about delivering a more custom and better fit, while the upper of the Brooks Adrenaline GTS 19 is more concerned with delivering comfort and lightweight support from midfoot to heel.

The Brooks Adrenaline GTS 19 and the Saucony Hurricane ISO 5 have different goals where their midsoles are concerned.

While the Brooks Adrenaline GTS 19 is meant to deliver a good amount of cushioning, it is not meant to feel super plush.

The Saucony Hurricane ISO 5, on the other hand, is meant to deliver a plush running experience to overpronators.

That is also why it makes use of a type of midsole material that can also be found in the more deluxe cushioning running shoes from Saucony, and it has it in its entire midsole.

The Brooks Adrenaline GTS 19 also makes use of a type of midsole material that can be found in cushioning running shoes from Brooks, but it has this type of midsole material only under its heel as a crash pad.

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Therefore, the goal of the Brooks Adrenaline GTS 19 is to provide soft landings, and because the crash pad connects well to the forefoot at midfoot level, it is also meant to help you achieve smooth heel-to-toe transitions after heel-strike.

Whether the Brooks Adrenaline GTS 19 does deliver soft landings in reality, is up to the individual runner to decide, but tests have found that the amount of heel cushioning delivered by the Brooks Adrenaline GTS 19 is on the moderate side.

The Saucony Hurricane also typically delivers a moderate amount of heel cushioning, but its forefoot cushioning tends to be on the cushy to very cushy side.

The Brooks Adrenaline delivers a more moderate amount of forefoot cushioning compared to the Saucony Hurricane, but the forefoot of the Brooks Adrenaline GTS 19 should still feel soft to most runners.

Note that the Saucony Hurricane ISO 5 does not have a separate crash pad in its midsole like the Brooks Adrenaline GTS 19, so the latter might excel in absorbing and isolating shock at heel-strike.

The main difference between the midsoles of the Brooks Adrenaline GTS 19 and that of the Saucony Hurricane ISO 5 is the way in which they deliver support.

The Saucony Hurricane ISO 5 makes use of a traditional medial post that is quite long and would serve runners who turn their feet in early or later during the gait cycle.

The traditional medial post has been around for many years and is a trusted way of delivering support to overpronators.

The Brooks Adrenaline used to also have a long medial post, but with the introduction of the Brooks Adrenaline GTS 19, Brooks removed this post and replaced it with GuideRails.

GuideRails run along the upper edge of the midsole and deliver a more subtle amount of support.

They are meant to help your body align its joints, and Brooks claims that they also help reduce or prevent knee injuries.

However, when compared to the traditional medial post, GuideRails score lower on the stability and support scale, and running shoes that have them can theoretically also be worn by neutral runners, because GuideRails do not tend to get in the way of neutral runners.

Therefore, while the Brooks Adrenaline used to score higher on the stability and support scale than the Saucony Hurricane in the past, the Brooks Adrenaline GTS 19 delivers a lower degree of pronation control than the Saucony Hurricane ISO 5.

Note that the Brooks Adrenaline GTS 19 has a higher heel-to-toe drop than the Saucony Hurricane ISO 5, so the former might feel more like a performance running shoe than the latter.

The outsoles of the Saucony Hurricane ISO 5 and the Brooks Adrenaline GTS 19 differ quite a bit in construction.

The Brooks Adrenaline GTS 19 displays a large degree of separation and segmentation, which is good for shock absorption and dissipation.

Because the Saucony Hurricane ISO 5 implements a crystal rubber outsole that is said to deliver a good grip but that covers more or less the entire outsole with contiguous rubber, the Brooks Adrenaline GTS 19 is likely to absorb and dissipate shock better.

Therefore, the way in which the midsole and outsole of the Brooks Adrenaline GTS 19 have been set up is good for smoother rides.

Both the Brooks Adrenaline GTS 19 and the Saucony Hurricane ISO 5 are likely to feel stiff, because they deliver a good amount of forefoot cushioning and not all of the flex grooves in the forefoot run uninterruptedly from side to side.

The Brooks Adrenaline GTS 19 is a little bit lighter than the Saucony Hurricane ISO 5 for both men and women, according to manufacturer's data.

While the Saucony Hurricane ISO 5 and the Brooks Adrenaline GTS 19 have been created for overpronators who are looking to get support, they might appeal to different crowds.

The Brooks Adrenaline GTS 19 would suit runners who are looking for comfort as well as an overall soft and smooth ride. It is also good for runners who might want to try it out because they are having knee issues.

The Saucony Hurricane ISO 5 would suit runners who are looking for a more customizable fit as well as a more traditional stability running shoe that delivers a good amount support 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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