Saucony Hurricane ISO 2 vs. Brooks Adrenaline GTS 17 review

Saucony Hurricane ISO 2 provides a secure fit and a soft ride to overpronators. Brooks Adrenaline GTS 17 delivers tons of stability and support with a smooth ride.

The Saucony Hurricane ISO 2 and the Brooks Adrenaline GTS 17 are stability running shoes that offer a lot of support and stability to overpronators without too heavy or clunky.

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The uppers of the Saucony Hurricane ISO 2 The preceding link takes you to Amazon.com and the Brooks Adrenaline GTS 17 are quite different.

The Brooks Adrenaline GTS 17 The preceding link takes you to Amazon.com comes with no-sew overlays that give a uniform pull from the saddle to the midsole.

This causes the area of the bunion window to also be a bit restricted because there are overlays running over it.

The Saucony Hurricane ISO 2, on the other hand, implements stitched-on overlays around the midfoot that cover the midfoot as well as the area around the heel.

In addition, it comes with light no-sew overlays on the toe box, and the stitched-on overlays have been pulled back a bit from the bunion window although the no-sew overlays may still restrict movement in the area a bit.

Another difference between the uppers can be found at the back, where the Saucony Hurricane ISO 2 has an external heel counter for additional support behind the heel.

The heel of the Brooks Adrenaline GTS 17 is more open on the outside although the internal heel cup should be enough to keep your foot in place.

All in all, the Saucony Hurricane ISO 2 might provide a more secure fit than the Brooks Adrenaline GTS 17, but the Brooks Adrenaline GTS 17 provides enough support in all the right places to keep your foot on the platform.

Both the Brooks Adrenaline GTS 17 and the Saucony Hurricane ISO 2 are in the business of providing a lot of support to overpronators, so you will find that both come with a long medial post that helps stop your foot from rolling too far inward.

The main difference between these two medial posts is that the one of the Brooks Adrenaline GTS 17 goes higher toward the foot and is backed by layers of foam with different densities to make the process more gradual.

In addition, the Brooks Adrenaline GTS 17 comes with a crash pad that runs from the back of the shoe all around the lateral side to the front of the shoe.

So with the post in the Brooks Adrenaline GTS 17 running higher and the full-length crash pad, running shoe lab tests rate the Brooks Adrenaline GTS 17 to be more stable than the Saucony Hurricane ISO 2.

Both running shoes approach the maximum amount of stability that can be offered, but the Brooks Adrenaline GTS 17 lies just a tiny notch above the Saucony Hurricane ISO 2.

Where the Saucony Hurricane ISO 2 wins clearly from the Brooks Adrenaline GTS 17 is in the cushioning department.

According to running shoe lab tests, the Saucony Hurricane ISO 2 provides much more cushioning than the Brooks Adrenaline GTS 17 in both the heel and the forefoot and to both men and women.

In fact, the heel of the Brooks Adrenaline GTS 17 might feel a bit firm when compared to that of the Saucony Hurricane ISO 2.

However, the Brooks Adrenaline GTS 17 offers an above average amount of forefoot cushioning so does not lie too far behind the amount offered by the Saucony Hurricane ISO 2.

Another feature that is present in both running shoes is that both offer a good amount of ground contact so should also help you achieve smoother heel-to-toe transitions.

Where the Brooks Adrenaline GTS 17 and the Saucony Hurricane ISO 2 differ is in the outsole.

Both have a good amount of separation between their rubber compartments so should dissipate shock well, but the outsole of the Brooks Adrenaline GTS 17 turns out to be more separated than that of the Saucony Hurricane ISO 2.

Separation also helps with flexibility sometimes, and according to running shoe lab tests, the Brooks Adrenaline GTS 17 is a bit more flexible than the Saucony Hurricane ISO 2 for both men and women.

The women's version of the Brooks Adrenaline GTS 17 weighs approximately 8.9 oz (252 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 17 weighs about 10.9 oz (309 grams), and the Saucony Hurricane ISO 2 for men also weighs about 10.9 oz (309 grams).

The Saucony Hurricane ISO 2 and the Brooks Adrenaline GTS 17 look very much alike in the amount of support they provide, so if you are an overpronator who is looking for lots of stability and support, you could go either way.

The Brooks Adrenaline GTS 17 is good for runners who want to add more smoothness to their ride, while the Saucony Hurricane ISO 2 are for those who prefer a much softer ride.

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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