Saucony Guide 10 vs. Brooks Adrenaline GTS 17

Saucony Guide 10 provides a very cushy, smooth, and comfortable ride to overpronators. Brooks Adrenaline GTS 17 delivers tons of stability and support with a smooth ride.

The Saucony Guide 10 and the Brooks Adrenaline GTS 17 are both stability running shoes, with the Brooks Adrenaline GTS generally regarded as being a very stable running shoe lying toward the motion control.

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The Saucony Guide 10 The preceding link takes you to Amazon.com and the Brooks Adrenaline GTS 17 are similar in that both come with no-sew overlays in their uppers, but the Brooks Adrenaline GTS 17 The preceding link takes you to Amazon.com tends to show more mesh around the midfoot than the Saucony Guide 10, which is more or less plastered with overlays around the midfoot.

The overlays on the Brooks Adrenaline GTS 17 spread out like a web toward the midsole, thereby giving you a good uniform pull.

The Brooks Adrenaline GTS 17 also comes with more stitches in its upper than the Saucony Guide 10, which is more or less seamless.

The mesh of the Saucony Guide 10 is also a bit different in that it has some structure to reduce the amount of overlays needed.

Both running shoes provide an adequate amount of support at the back and front but not in an excessive amount.

All in all, you should be able to get a similar amount of support from the upper of either the Brooks Adrenaline GTS 17 or the Saucony Guide 10, with the forefoot of the Saucony Guide 10 providing perhaps a bit more comfort than that of the Brooks Adrenaline GTS 17.

The Brooks Adrenaline GTS is known to provide an average amount of cushioning, and the Brooks Adrenaline GTS 17 is no different.

Except for a relatively cushy forefoot, the Brooks Adrenaline GTS 17 has a heel that might feel a bit firm to both men and women.

The Saucony Guide 10, on the other hand, displays a more balanced cushioning profile with a good amount of cushioning in both the heel and the forefoot.

According to running shoe lab tests, the Saucony Guide 10 is overall more cushy than the Brooks Adrenaline GTS 17 for both men and women.

The difference in forefoot cushioning is small, but there is a huge difference in heel cushioning.

If you are a heel-striker, you might want to look into the Saucony Guide 10 more than the Brooks Adrenaline GTS 17.

While both running shoes come with a crash pad on the lateral side, the crash pad of the Brooks Adrenaline GTS 17 runs from heel to toe on the lateral side instead of just remaining under the heel as in the Saucony Guide 10.

This allows the Brooks Adrenaline GTS 17 to increase the amount of stabilitiy it provides and also give you smoother transitions from heel-strike to toe-off.

Both running shoes come with a long post on the medial side of their midsoles to help stop your foot from rolling too far inward.

This post runs high in both running shoes but lies a bit more toward the back in the Brooks Adrenaline GTS 17 and is also backed by foam that consists of several densities for more progressive pronation control.

In addition, the Brooks Adrenaline GTS 17 comes with a small midfoot shank that hooks into the post under the midfoot to reinforce the medial post.

Therefore, while both running shoes are rated as being very stable running shoes, the Brooks Adrenaline GTS 17 provides slightly more stability than the Saucony Guide 10, according to running shoe lab tests.

Both the Brooks Adrenaline GTS 17 and the Saucony Guide 10 provide a good amount of separation in their outsoles, but the outsole of the Brooks Adrenaline GTS 17 is a bit more separated than that of the Saucony Guide 10 due to the implementation of smaller rubber pods.

This separation helps with flexibility as well as shock dissipation, and according to running shoe lab tests, both running shoes provide a good amount of flexibility.

For women, both are almost equally flexible, but the Saucony Guide 10 turns out to be a bit more flexible than the Brooks Adrenaline GTS 17 for men.

The women's version of the Brooks Adrenaline GTS 17 weighs approximately 8.9 oz (252 grams), while the Saucony Guide 10 for women weighs approximately 8.4 oz (238 grams).

The men's version of the Brooks Adrenaline GTS 17 weighs about 10.9 oz (309 grams), and the Saucony Guide 10 for men weighs about 10.1 oz (286 grams).

If you are an overpronator who is looking for a stable and overall soft ride, the Saucony Guide 10 might do a better job than the Brooks Adrenaline GTS 17.

But if you want an increased amount of stability and support, you may want to look into the Brooks Adrenaline GTS 17 more than the Saucony Guide 10 despite both running shoes being very stable running shoes.

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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