Saucony Hurricane ISO 4 vs. Brooks Adrenaline GTS 18 review

Saucony Hurricane ISO 4 offers stability and support in a well-cushioned package. Brooks Adrenaline GTS 18 delivers tons of stability and support with a smooth ride.

The Saucony Hurricane ISO 4 and the Brooks Adrenaline GTS 18 are stability running shoes that can be worn by moderate overpronators and provide a good amount of stability and support.

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The uppers of the Saucony Hurricane ISO 4 The preceding link takes you to Amazon.com and the Brooks Adrenaline GTS 18 display a few similarities.

For starters, they both come with engineered mesh in their uppers to reduce the amount of overlays and increase comfort, especially in the forefoot, and they use no-sew overlays that run from the midfoot towards the back of the running shoes.

However, the overlays on the Saucony Hurricane ISO 4 provide more coverage, run from the saddle to the midsole, and can be adjusted through the saddle.

The overlays on the Brooks Adrenaline GTS 18 The preceding link takes you to Amazon.com tend to run parallel to the saddle with a couple pulling the top of the saddle down and back around the heel.

At the back, the Saucony Hurricane ISO 4 again provides more coverage than the Brooks Adrenaline GTS 18 by implementing extra support through the use of a Support Frame.

All in all, you should be able to get a good amount of comfort in the toe box from both running shoes, but the Saucony Hurricane ISO 4 provides a more secure fit and a bit more support through its upper than the Brooks Adrenaline GTS 18 does.

The Saucony Hurricane ISO has always been known to provide a good amount of cushioning to runners, and Saucony has always listed it as providing plush cushioning.

The Saucony Hurricane ISO 4 does not change this much, because now it has a full-length EVERUN midsole plus a topsole, whereas in the past it only came with an EVERUN topsole for extra heel-to-toe cushioning.

The Brooks Adrenaline GTS, on the other hand, was known as a running shoe that provided cushioning that was not too soft or too firm.

However, the Brooks Adrenaline GTS 18 changed this by increasing the amount of cushioning it delivers so that overpronators can also now get a moderately soft ride from it.

In addition, the Brooks Adrenaline GTS 18 has a midsole that is well segmented from heel-to-toe to not only increase the stability of the running shoe but also deliver smoother heel-to-toe transitions.

But if you are looking for a very soft ride, the Saucony Hurricane ISO 4 is more likely to deliver it than the Brooks Adrenaline GTS 18.

As mentioned earlier, both running shoes deliver a large amount of stability and support.

They do so through the use of a long medial post that helps stop the feet of overpronators from rolling too far inward.

The medial post of the Brooks Adrenaline GTS 18 has a small midfoot shank on the medial side and is backed by foam of different densities to make the process of pronation control more gradual.

Both running shoes provide a good amount of ground contact, which adds to the stability of the running shoes and their ability to deliver smoother heel-to-transitions.

While both the Saucony Hurricane ISO 4 and the Brooks Adrenaline GTS 18 are rated as delivering a large amount of stability and support, the Brooks Adrenaline GTS 18 is the one that lies a notch above the Saucony Hurricane ISO 4.

The rubber outsoles of the two running shoes look quite different. The Brooks Adrenaline GTS 18 has small rubber pods all over, while the Saucony Hurricane ISO 4 has a zigzag pattern in the forefoot with vertical flex grooves instead of horizontal flex grooves.

The Brooks Adrenaline GTS 18 is not a very flexible or very stiff running shoe, and Saucony claims that the Saucony Hurricane ISO 4 is more flexible than previous versions, but both have been known to deliver a below average amount of flexibility in the past, which goes in line with what you can expect from a stability running shoe.

The women's version of the Brooks Adrenaline GTS 18 weighs approximately 8.3 oz (235 grams), and the Saucony Hurricane ISO 4 for women weighs 9.9 oz (281 grams).

The men's versions of the running shoes weigh 9.7 oz (275 grams) and 11.2 oz (318 grams), respectively, with the Brooks Adrenaline GTS 18 being the lighter one.

If you are a moderate overpronator who is looking for a good amount of stability and support, you could choose either the Brooks Adrenaline GTS 18 or the Saucony Hurricane ISO 4.

The Saucony Hurricane ISO 4 might provide a more secure fit and deliver a somewhat softer ride, while the Brooks Adrenaline GTS 18 is expected to provide a tiny bit more pronation control.

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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