Saucony Hurricane ISO vs. Brooks Adrenaline GTS 15 review

Brooks Adrenaline GTS 15 provides stabilty and support with cushioning that is not too soft or too firm. Saucony Hurricane ISO is good for overpronators needing lots of support.

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The Saucony Hurricane ISO and the Brooks Adrenaline GTS 15 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 upper of the Brooks Adrenaline GTS 15 is very different to that of the Saucony Hurricane ISO.

The Saucony Hurricane ISO has more overlays than the Brooks Adrenaline GTS 15. And also, the overlays are broader with some stitches in them.

The Brooks Adrenaline GTS 15 has mainly no-sew overlays running across the midfoot. The only stitched-on overlays are at the front and at the back of the shoe.

The Brooks Adrenaline GTS 15 does have a fairly broad overlay on the medial side of the shoe where overpronators tend to need the most support, though.

And while the Brooks Adrenaline GTS 15 only has a couple of stitched-on overlays wrapping the heel, the Saucony Hurricane ISO has a sturdy heel counter to really lock your foot down on the platform.

All in all, the Saucony Hurricane ISO should provide a tighter and more secure fit than the Brooks Adrenaline GTS 15.

While the Brooks Adrenaline GTS 15 offers heel-to-toe cushioning just like the Saucony Hurricane ISO, it is known for its somewhat firmer cushioning, which is in line with the amount of support it provides.

The cushioning in the Brooks Adrenaline GTS 15 is generally not too soft or too firm; it hits the sweet spot to keep the running shoe supportive and responsive enough.

Because the Saucony Hurricane ISO has a slightly thicker midsole in the forefoot than the Brooks Adrenaline GTS 15, it also turns out to have a very cushy forefoot.

However, the Brooks Adrenaline GTS 15 has a slightly thicker midsole in the heel than the Saucony Hurricane ISO, so the Brooks Adrenaline GTS 15 on its turn turns out to have a more cushy heel than the Saucony Hurricane ISO.

The difference in cushioning is not as large in the heel as it is in the forefoot, though. The Saucony Hurricane ISO is really soft in the forefoot.

The Brooks Adrenaline GTS 15 and the Saucony Hurricane ISO are similar in that they both have a crash pad under the heel on the lateral side of the shoe, and a piece of firmer foam on the medial side of the midsole to control overpronation.

The crash pads are well-segmented and connect the heel well with the forefoot, so should provide you with a smooth transition from heel-strike to toe-off.

The main difference is that the crash pad of the Saucony Hurricane ISO runs till the midfoot, while that of the Brooks Adrenaline GTS 15 runs along the entire length of the shoe on the lateral side. So you don't only get shock absorption in the heel, but along the entire outer edge of the Brooks Adrenaline GTS 15.

The second difference in the midsole lies in the medial post. While the medial post is of similar length in both running shoes, the Brooks Adrenaline GTS 15 implements several densities of foam in its midsole, thereby allowing your foot to more gradually be stopped from rolling too far inward.

However, the degree of pronation control should be similar in both the Saucony Hurricane ISO and the Brooks Adrenaline GTS 15.

A last midsole difference can be found just under the arch where the Brooks Adrenaline GTS 15 has a piece of plastic reinforcing the medial post on the medial side of the shoe, which prevents full ground contact there.

The Saucony Hurricane ISO on the other hand does not have a midfoot shank and provides full ground contact under the arch. In addition, its base is slightly wider than that of the Brooks Adrenaline GTS 15, so the Saucony Hurricane ISO can be seen as being a notch more stable than the Brooks Adrenaline GTS 15.

The rubber outsoles are well-segmented for shock dissipation and have a good amount of flex grooves for flexibility.

However, running shoe lab tests have shown that the Saucony Hurricane ISO is pretty stiff for men, making the Brooks Adrenaline GTS 15 the more flexible one, while the Brooks Adrenaline GTS 15 turns out to be a little bit less flexible than the Saucony Hurricane ISO for women.

The women's version of the Brooks Adrenaline GTS 15 weighs approximately 9.3 oz (264 grams), while the Saucony Hurricane ISO for women weighs approximately 8.7 oz (247 grams). The men's version of the Brooks Adrenaline GTS 15 weighs about 11.3 oz (320 grams), and the Saucony Hurricane ISO for men weighs about 10.6 oz (301 grams).

If you are looking for lots of stability and support, either the Brooks Adrenaline GTS 15 or the Saucony Hurricane ISO could get the job done.

The choice between the Brooks Adrenaline GTS 15 and the Saucony Hurricane ISO lies in the amount of cushioning you are after. If you want a running shoe that does not feel too soft or too hard under your foot, then the Brooks Adrenaline GTS 15 would be the way to go. And if you want a very cushy forefoot, the Saucony Hurricane ISO could be what you are looking for.

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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