Saucony Hurricane ISO vs. Brooks Adrenaline GTS 16 review

Saucony Hurricane ISO delivers tons of stability in a lightweight package. Brooks Adrenaline GTS 16 provides stabilty and support with cushioning that strikes the right balance.

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The Saucony Hurricane ISO 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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Support starts in the upper where the Saucony Hurricane ISO has sturdy supportive overlays wrapping the midfoot.

They are not completely no-sew, though, since they are attached at the front and back with stitches.

The Brooks Adrenaline GTS 16 The preceding link takes you to Amazon.com, on the other hand, does not have any stitched-on overlays wrapping the midfoot; they are all no-sew overlays.

Its overlays are also thinner and more discrete than the ones on the Saucony Hurricane ISO The preceding link takes you to Amazon.com.

The Brooks Adrenaline GTS 16 only has some stitches at the back of the shoe. There, the Saucony Hurricane ISO implements a Support Frame that really cups the heel well and keeps it in place.

All in all, one could say that the Saucony Hurricane ISO provides an upper that is much more supportive than that of the Brooks Adrenaline GTS 16, but that the Brooks Adrenaline GTS 16 may feel a bit more comfortable and unrestricted than the Saucony Hurricane ISO.

Both the Saucony Hurricane ISO and the Brooks Adrenaline GTS 16 have midsoles that provide heel-to-toe cushioning.

However, the Brooks Adrenaline GTS is known for its cushioning that is not too soft or too firm.

The Brooks Adrenaline GTS 16 also has a thicker midsole under the heel but a thinner midsole under the forefoot than the Saucony Hurricane ISO, making it also have a larger heel-to-toe drop than the Saucony Hurricane ISO.

The difference is about 4.5 mm for women and 4.4 mm for men. Therefore, the Brooks Adrenaline GTS 16 may feel more like a performance running shoe than the Saucony Hurricane ISO.

Running shoe lab tests show that both the Saucony Hurricane ISO and the Brooks Adrenaline GTS 16 have a somewhat firm heel and cushy forefoot for men.

The difference in heel cushioning in not large between the two running shoes, although the Saucony Hurricane ISO is a bit more cushy. However, the Saucony Hurricane ISO sticks out with the amount of forefoot cushioning it provides.

For women, the Brooks Adrenaline GTS 16 provides more heel cushioning but less forefoot cushioning than the Saucony Hurricane ISO. The amount of cushioning provided by the Brooks Adrenaline GTS 16 shows a good balance, while the Saucony Hurricane ISO again sticks out in providing a lot of forefoot cushioning compared to its amount of heel cushioning.

Both running shoes have a crash pad under the heel to soften your landings. However, while the crash pad of the Saucony Hurricane ISO runs till the midfoot to join the forefoot, the crash pad of the Brooks Adrenaline GTS 16 runs along the entire length of the midsole on the lateral side and is highly segmented.

This should allow the Brooks Adrenaline GTS 16 to provide you with a much smoother ride than the Saucony Hurricane ISO.

On the medial side, both running shoes have a post to control overpronation. This post is quite long in both running shoes and runs till the back of the shoes.

However, the post of the Saucony Hurricane ISO seems to go a bit further towards the forefoot than that of the Brooks Adrenaline GTS 16, but less higher.

In addition, the Brooks Adrenaline GTS 16 provides several densities of foam to control overpronation starting from the back of the shoe.

So while both running shoes provide a large degree of pronation control, they might still feel different due to the dissimilarities in contruction of the medial post.

The rubber outsole of the Saucony Hurricane ISO differs greatly from that of the Brooks Adrenaline GTS 16, which tends to have small rubber pods with a large degree of separation between them.

The rubber compartments under the Saucony Hurricane ISO are generally larger with more horizontal than vertical separation going on.

However, both running shoes should be able to provide you with an adequate amount of shock dissipation and attenuation.

According to running shoe lab tests, the Brooks Adrenaline GTS 16 is a bit on the stiff side for both men and women, while the Saucony Hurricane ISO is very stiff for men, but quite flexible for women.

The women's version of the Brooks Adrenaline GTS 16 weighs approximately 9.5 oz (269 grams), while the Saucony Hurricane ISO for women weighs approximately 8.7 oz (247 grams). The men's version of the Brooks Adrenaline GTS 16 weighs about 11.1 oz (315 grams), and the Saucony Hurricane ISO for men weighs about 10.6 oz (301 grams).

If you are looking for a running shoe that provides boatloads of stability and support, you could go with either the Saucony Hurricane ISO or the Brooks Adrenaline GTS 16.

For a more supportive upper and a somewhat lighter running shoe, the Saucony Hurricane ISO would be the one to choose.

The Brooks Adrenaline GTS 16 may feel a bit more responsive than the Saucony Hurricane ISO, though, due to its larger heel-to-toe drop and less cushy forefoot.

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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