Saucony Guide 10 vs. Brooks Adrenaline GTS 18

Saucony Guide 10 provides a very cushy, smooth, and comfortable ride to overpronators. Brooks Adrenaline GTS 18 delivers tons of stability and support with a smooth ride.

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The Saucony Guide 10 and the Brooks Adrenaline GTS 18 are stability running shoes that are good for moderate overpronators.

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The uppers of the Saucony Guide 10 The preceding link takes you to Amazon.com and the Brooks Adrenaline GTS 18 differ in that the forefoot of the Brooks Adrenaline GTS 18 is wide open and pretty free from overlays, while that of the Saucony Guide 10 has light no-sew overlays running on it and at its sides.

This means that the toe box of the Brooks Adrenaline GTS 18 might feel more comfortable than that of the Saucony Guide 10, although the tightness would not be that great in the latter due to the use of the light no-sew overlays.

Another difference is that the Saucony Guide 10 covers the midfoot better with overlays than the Brooks Adrenaline GTS 18 does.

The Brooks Adrenaline GTS 18 The preceding link takes you to Amazon.com has no-sew overlays that cover the second half of the midfoot and the heel, so most of the support is located towards the back of the running shoe.

This has mostly been done to open up comfort in the forefoot, but it does somewhat decrease the amount of support you get directly over the midfoot where overpronators tend to need the most support.

However, when you compare the Saucony Guide 10 and the Brooks Adrenaline GTS 18, both tend to pull overlays back instead of directly across the midfoot.

The amount of support provided at the back of the running shoes is about the same, with the Saucony Guide 10 exposing less mesh than the Brooks Adrenaline GTS 18.

All in all, you might get a bit more support from the upper of the Saucony Guide 10, but the upper of the Brooks Adrenaline GTS 18 fits and adds to the overall comfort delivered by the Brooks Adrenaline GTS 18.

The midsoles of the Brooks Adrenaline GTS 18 and the Saucony Guide 10 are similar in that they both provide a good amount of ground contact for stability and smoother heel-to-toe transitions.

However, the midsole of the Brooks Adrenaline GTS 18 is a bit more segmented on the lateral side and the post on the medial side that controls pronation is a bit longer in the Brooks Adrenaline GTS 18 than it is in the Saucony Guide 10.

The Saucony Guide 10 is meant to deliver mild to moderate support, while the Brooks Adrenaline GTS 18 is meant to deliver moderate support.

Lab tests rate the Brooks Adrenaline GTS 18 slightly higher in stability and support, which is in line with what is expected from these two running shoes.

In terms of cushioning, lab tests have found the Saucony Guide 10 to have a very cushy forefoot for both men and women, while the Brooks Adrenaline GTS 18 lies a bit below that so also has a cushy forefoot but not as cushy as that of the Saucony Guide 10.

This should make the Brooks Adrenaline GTS 18 feel a bit more responsive than the Saucony Guide 10.

The Saucony Guide 10 also wins in the heel cushioning department, but the difference between the two running shoes is bigger for women than it is for men.

In any case, whether you choose to run in the Brooks Adrenaline GTS 18 or the Saucony Guide 10, you should be able to get an overall soft ride.

The rubber outsoles of the two running shoes look quite different, but both display a good amount of separation and have a good amount of flex grooves, although the Saucony Guide 10 has a few more than the Brooks Adrenaline GTS 18.

The Brooks Adrenaline GTS 18 is not a very flexible running shoe for men and women, according to lab test results, while the Saucony Guide 10 is moderately flexible for both genders.

The women's version of the Brooks Adrenaline GTS 18 weighs approximately 8.3 oz (235 grams), and the Saucony Guide 10 for women weighs 8.4 oz (238 grams).

The men's versions of the shoes weigh 9.7 oz (275 grams) and 10.1 oz (286 grams), respectively, with the Brooks Adrenaline GTS 18 being the lighter one.

The Saucony Guide 10 and the Brooks Adrenaline GTS 18 come very close to providing similar things to runners, so if you are a moderate overpronator who is looking for a soft and smooth ride, you could go with either the Brooks Adrenaline GTS 18 or the Saucony Guide 10.

The Brooks Adrenaline GTS 18 is seen as being slightly more supportive than the Saucony Guide 10, and it might also deliver a bit more comfort.

The Saucony Guide 10 is good for runners who like lots of cushioning in addition to a good 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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