Saucony Hurricane ISO 2 vs. Brooks Adrenaline GTS 16 review

Saucony Hurricane ISO 2 provides a secure fit and a soft ride to overpronators. Brooks Adrenaline GTS 16 delivers tons of stability with cushioning that is not too firm or too soft.

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The Saucony Hurricane ISO 2 and the Brooks Adrenaline GTS 16 are stability running shoes that offer a lot of support and stability to overpronators without being motion control running shoes.

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The uppers of the Saucony Hurricane ISO 2 and the Brooks Adrenaline GTS 16 The preceding link takes you to Amazon.com differ considerably.

The Brooks Adrenaline GTS 16 has an almost entirely no-sew upper with overlays wrapping the midfoot and strapping in the toe box.

The Saucony Hurricane ISO 2 The preceding link takes you to Amazon.com, on the other hand, has broad and sturdy ISOFIT overlays wrapping the midfoot around socklike mesh, and extends to the back of the shoe to also wrap the heel.

The forefoot of the Saucony Hurricane ISO 2 is pretty open with light no-sew overlays running over the toe box, but may feel as tight as the Brooks Adrenaline GTS 16 due to the position of the overlays over the big and little toes.

The Saucony Hurricane ISO 2 also provides a great deal of support behind the heel, thereby making it the most supportive running shoe of the two.

Both the Saucony Hurricane ISO 2 and the Brooks Adrenaline GTS 16 provide heel-to-toe cushioning, but in different degrees.

The Brooks Adrenaline GTS 16 has a cushioning profile that indicates that the amount of cushioning it provides is slightly above average for women, but the heel may feel a bit firm to men.

Running shoe lab tests show that the Saucony Hurricane ISO 2 is a very cushy running shoe, especially in the forefoot. For women, it is also very cushy in the heel.

For men, the heel of the Saucony Hurricane ISO 2 is a bit less cushy than the women's version of the shoe, but still way more cushy than the heel of the Brooks Adrenaline GTS 16.

So if you are a heel-striker, the Saucony Hurricane ISO 2 may suit you better than the Brooks Adrenaline GTS 16.

Both the Brooks Adrenaline GTS 16 and the Saucony Hurricane ISO 2 are stability running shoes.

Stability starts at heel-strike where the Saucony Hurricane ISO 2 has a landing zone under the heel, and the Brooks Adrenaline GTS 16 has a crash pad that runs along the entire outer length of the midsole.

While both running shoes provide a good amount of ground contact on the lateral side, the Brooks Adrenaline GTS 16 may be in a more favorable position to provide you with a smooth transition from heel-strike to toe-off due to its well-segmented full-length crash pad.

Both the Saucony Hurricane ISO 2 and the Brooks Adrenaline GTS 16 offer pronation control via a long piece of firmer foam on the medial side of the midsole.

This medial post runs higher in the Brooks Adrenaline GTS 16 than it does in the Saucony Hurricane ISO 2, so the degree of pronation control is expected to be stronger in the Brooks Adrenaline GTS 16.

The Brooks Adrenaline GTS 16 also provides more gradual pronation control through the different densities of foam that start from the back of the midsole.

The Saucony Hurricane ISO 2 does not have a midfoot shank that hooks into the medial post like the Brooks Adrenaline GTS 16 does, so provides full ground contact under the arch to increase the stability of the running shoe.

But still, the Brooks Adrenaline GTS 16 can be seen as the more supportive one of the shoe where stopping your foot from rolling too far inward is concerned.

The rubber outsoles of the two running shoes differ considerably with the Brooks Adrenaline GTS 16 displaying more segmentation and separation than the Saucony Hurricane ISO 2, which should benefit shock absorption and dissipation, so also the smoothness of your ride.

Running shoe lab tests show that the Brooks Adrenaline GTS 16 is slightly more flexible than the Saucony Hurricane ISO 2 for both men and women. In fact, the Saucony Hurricane ISO 2 is on the stiff side of the spectrum.

The women's version of the Brooks Adrenaline GTS 16 weighs approximately 9.5 oz (269 grams), while the Saucony Hurricane ISO 2 for women weighs approximately 9.0 oz (255 grams).

The men's version of the Brooks Adrenaline GTS 16 weighs about 11.1 oz (315 grams), and the Saucony Hurricane ISO 2 for men weighs about 10.9 oz (309 grams).

If you are an overpronator looking for a running shoe that provides a very secure fit and a very soft ride with lots of stability and support, then the Saucony Hurricane ISO 2 is definitely worth looking into.

And if you want to up the amount of pronation control but at the cost of getting less cushioning and a slightly less secure fit, then the Brooks Adrenaline GTS 16 would be the one look into.

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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