Saucony Omni 15 vs. Brooks Adrenaline GTS 17 review

Saucony Omni 15 provides a very supportive ride with a good amount of cushioning. Brooks Adrenaline GTS 17 delivers tons of stability and support with a smooth ride.

The Saucony Omni 15 and the Brooks Adrenaline GTS 17 are both running shoes that provide a lot of stability and support to overpronators, so they should measure up well against each other.

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Whereas the Saucony Omni 15 The preceding link takes you to Amazon.com still comes with stitched-on overlays in its upper, the Brooks Adrenaline GTS 17 has a reduced amount of stitches.

Therefore, you will find no-sew overlays around the midfoot of the Brooks Adrenaline GTS 17 The preceding link takes you to Amazon.com and stitched-on overlays around the midfoot and heel of the Saucony Omni 15.

Stitched-on overlays are generally more supportive and durable than no-sew overlays, so in that respect, the Saucony Omni 15 would provide more support than the Brooks Adrenaline GTS 17.

However, the no-sew overlays on the Brooks Adrenaline GTS 17 provide a uniform pull from the saddle to the midsole so should give you a good amount of support around the midfoot.

One of these overlays also covers the bunion area, so it could provide a bit of tightness in that area. The bunion window of the Saucony Omni 15, on the other hand, is a bit more open with light no-sew overlays running over it.

Another difference between the two running shoes is that the Saucony Omni 15 comes with a Support Frame that provides support at the sides of the heel. The Brooks Adrenaline GTS 17 just has overlays at the back.

The midsoles of the Brooks Adrenaline GTS 17 and the Saucony Omni 15 come with a long post on the medial side to control overpronation.

There are some minor differences between the posts, with the one of the Saucony Omni 15 running a bit higer directly under the arch and the one of the Brooks Adrenaline GTS 17 having different densities of foam at the back to make the process more gradual.

But in the end, both posts should provide overpronators with tons of stability and support.

Another difference between the midsoles can be found on the lateral side, where the Brooks Adrenaline GTS 17 comes with a full-length crash pad, but the crash pad of the Saucony Omni 15 only runs till the midfoot.

The full-length crash pad increases the stability of the Brooks Adrenaline GTS 17 a bit and also provides smoother heel-to-toe transitions.

However, this should not differ too much from what the Saucony Omni 15 offers because the crash pad connects well to the forefoot, there is a good amount of ground contact, and the cushioning offered in the forefoot is quite a lot.

In terms of stability and support, running shoe lab tests rate the Brooks Adrenaline GTS 17 and the Saucony Omni 15 as providing an equal amount. This amount comes very close to the maximum.

However, running shoe lab tests rate the Saucony Omni 15 as being much more cushy than the Brooks Adrenaline GTS 17 both in the heel and in the forefoot but more so in the heel than in the forefoot.

Compared to the Saucony Omni 15, the heel of the Brooks Adrenaline GTS 17 might feel a bit firm to both men and women.

However, the Brooks Adrenaline GTS 17 offers a good amount of forefoot cushioning but not as much as the Saucony Omni 15.

So if you want a very soft ride in addition to lots of stability and support, the Saucony Omni 15 would be a better option than the Brooks Adrenaline GTS 17.

The rubber outsoles of the two running shoes differ quite a bit in configuration, with the Brooks Adrenaline GTS 17 having smaller and more plentiful rubber pods than the Saucony Omni 15.

These rubber pods should help smoothen your ride even more by dissipating shock and increasing flexibility.

The latter is confirmed by running shoe lab tests, which show that the Brooks Adrenaline GTS 17 is more flexible than the Saucony Omni 15 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 Omni 15 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 Omni 15 for men weighs about 10.6 oz (301 grams).

The Brooks Adrenaline GTS 17 and the Saucony Omni 15 do not differ much in weight – although the Saucony Omni 15 is somewhat lighter – neither do they differ much in the amount of stability and support they provide.

Therefore, if you are an overpronator who is looking for a very stable ride, you could go with either the Brooks Adrenaline GTS 17 or the Saucony Omni 15.

However, for more softness, especially in the heel, the Saucony Omni 15 would be the one to look into, and for a smoother ride, the Brooks Adrenaline GTS 17 would be the one to consider.

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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