Saucony Omni 14 vs. Brooks Adrenaline GTS 15 review

Saucony Omni 14 provides tons of stability in a surprisingly lightweight package. Brooks Adrenaline GTS 15 provides a smooth and stable ride to overpronators. Learn more...

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The Saucony Omni 14 and the Brooks Adrenaline GTS 15 are both running shoes that provide tons of stability and support without being heavy and clunky like real motion control running shoes.

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The Brooks Adrenaline GTS 15 and the Saucony Omni 14 have uppers that consist of a combination of stitched-on and no-sew overlays.

However, while the Saucony Omni 14 The preceding link takes you to Amazon.com has sturdy stitched-on overlays on the medial side of the shoe, the Brooks Adrenaline GTS 15 has a broad no-sew overlay.

Stitched-on overlays tend to be more supportive than no-sew overlays in general, which means that the Saucony Omni 14 would be a bit more supportive in its upper than the Brooks Adrenaline GTS 15.

The no-sew overlays in the Saucony Omni 14 run in the front part of the shoe to keep things light on the toe box, thereby opening it up to feel more comfortable.

The stitched-on overlays are located at the front and back of the Brooks Adrenaline GTS 15. The Saucony Omni 14 has something similar, but adds an extra Support Frame at the back to cup the heel and really lock it down onto the platform.

All in all, the Saucony Omni 14 provides a bit more support in its upper than the Brooks Adrenaline GTS 15, but the Brooks Adrenaline GTS 15 provides enough in all the right places to keep your foot on the running platform.

Both the Brooks Adrenaline GTS 15 and the Saucony Omni 14 provide heel-to-toe cushioning through their midsoles.

Both also have a crash pad under the heel to soften your landings and smoothen the transition to toe-off. However, while the crash pad of the Saucony Omni 14 stops at the midfoot, it continues along the entire outer length of the Brooks Adrenaline GTS 15.

This means that the Brooks Adrenaline GTS 15 has a greater potential to provide you with a much smoother ride than the Saucony Omni 14.

Because the Brooks Adrenaline GTS 15 is meant to provide stability and support, its cushioning generally tends to be average, so not too soft nor too firm.

According to running shoe lab tests, the amount of heel cushioning provided by both running shoes for both men and women is about the same.

However, the Saucony Omni 14 is way more cushy than the Brooks Adrenaline GTS 15 in its forefoot.

Similarities between the two running shoes continue on the medial side of the midsole, where they both have a piece of firmer foam to control overpronation and stop your foot from rolling too far inward.

This medial post is quite long in both running shoes as an indication that they provide quite a strong degree of pronation control.

The outsole of the Brooks Adrenaline GTS 15 differs from that of the Saucony Omni 14 in that it is more separated with smaller rubber pods. More separation means more shock absorption and dissipation, and the potential for a smoother ride.

The rubber pods under the Saucony Omni 14 tend to be larger. More rubber generally means more durability. The Saucony Omni 14 also has a slightly wider base under the midfoot as an indication that it can accommodate larger feet.

In terms of flexibility, running shoe lab tests have shown that for men the two running shoes come close to being equally flexible with the Brooks Adrenaline GTS 15 being just a tad more flexible than the Saucony Omni 14.

And for women, the Brooks Adrenaline GTS 15 is still the more flexible running shoe of the two with the Saucony Omni 14 being on the stiff side.

The women's version of the Brooks Adrenaline GTS 15 weighs approximately 9.3 oz (264 grams), while the Saucony Omni 14 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 Omni 14 for men weighs about 10.5 oz (298 grams).

If you are an overpronator who needs lots of stability and support from a running shoe, either the Brooks Adrenaline GTS 15 or the Saucony Omni 14 could give you what you are looking for.

If you are after a lot of cushioning in the forefoot and want something lighter on your feet, the Saucony Omni 14 would be the one to go with.

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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This review falls under: Brooks | Saucony

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