Brooks Adrenaline GTS 15 vs. Brooks Beast 14 / Brooks Ariel 14 review

Brooks Adrenalince GTS 15 provides lots of stability with cushioning that is not too soft or too firm. Brooks Beast 14 offers a cushioned and supportive ride to severe overpronators...

NEW! Brooks Adrenaline GTS 16 vs. Brooks Beast 16 / Brooks Ariel 16 and Brooks Adrenaline GTS 17 vs. Brooks Beast 16 / Brooks Ariel 16

The Brooks Adrenaline GTS 15 and the Brooks Beast 14 / Brooks Ariel 14 are both stability running shoes but the Brooks Beast 14 / Brooks Ariel 14 is considered to be a motion control running shoe so is also expected to deliver more stability and support than the Brooks Adrenaline GTS 15.

ADVERTISEMENTS

Support starts in the upper, where the Brooks Beast 14 / Brooks Ariel 14 The preceding link takes you to Amazon.com has a combination of no-sew and stitched-on overlays.

The stitched-on overlays wrap the midfoot and pulls the saddle toward the midsole and back of the shoe.

These overlays are quite broad but lie far to the back of the shoe, which opens up the forefoot for comfort.

The Brooks Adrenaline GTS 15 has no-sew overlays wrapping the midfoot and a stitched-on overlay around the heel.

While the no-sew overlays are more plentiful on the medial side where overpronators tend to need the most support, no-sew overlays are still not as supportive as stitched-on overlays so the Brooks Beast 14 The preceding link takes you to Amazon.com / Brooks Ariel 14 wins in the department of support through the upper.

Note that both the Brooks Beast 14 / Brooks Ariel 14 and the Brooks Adrenaline GTS 15 have overlays on the toe box that may prevent the big and small toes from having lots of room to move around so the running shoes might feel a bit tight in those areas.

However, the Brooks Adrenaline GTS 15 seems to provide a bit more space than the Brooks Beast 14 / Brooks Ariel 14, though, since it has less overlays.

The Brooks Beast 14 / Brooks Ariel 14 and the Brooks Adrenaline GTS 15 provide heel-to-toe cushioning through their midsoles.

But while the Brooks Adrenaline GTS 15 is known for its cushioning that is not too soft or too firm and delivers a well-balanced amount of cushioning in both the heel and the forefoot, the Brooks Beast 14 / Brooks Ariel 14 is intended to feel plush under the foot.

There are many similarities in the midsoles of the Brooks Beast 14 / Brooks Ariel 14 and the Brooks Adrenaline GTS 15.

For starters, both running shoes come with a crash pad that runs from the back of the midsole, along the lateral side, all the way to the front of the shoe.

This allows both the Brooks Adrenaline GTS 15 and the Brooks Beast 14 / Brooks Ariel 14 to provide you with a soft touchdown and smooth transition to toe-off thereafter.

And because the crash pads are so well segmented, they tend to dissipate shock well to improve not only stability but also the smoothness of your ride, which is also enhanced by the good amount of ground contact on the lateral side.

The second similarity in the midsoles of the Brooks Beast 14 / Brooks Ariel 14 and the Brooks Adrenaline GTS 15 is the fact that both have a piece of firmer foam on the medial side to control overpronation and stop your foot from rolling too far inward.

This medial post is long in both running shoes and runs till the back of the midsole. They both also consist of several densities of foam to make the pronation control more gradual from soft to firm.

The medial post runs high in both the Brooks Adrenaline GTS 15 and the Brooks Beast 14 / Brooks Ariel 14 but the main difference lies in the midfoot shank used.

The midfoot shank of the Brooks Adrenaline GTS 15 is smaller than that of the Brooks Beast 14 / Brooks Ariel 14, which expands as an extra web in the medial post to reinforce it and under the midfoot to provide more support.

This allows the Brooks Beast 14 / Brooks Ariel 14 to produce a stronger degree of pronation control than the Brooks Adrenaline GTS 15.

The rubber outsoles of the two running shoes look quite different in construction and configuration.

They are both well segmented and have enough flex grooves for flexibility and shock absorption but the Brooks Adrenaline GTS 15 has more smaller and squarish rubber pods than the Brooks Beast 14 / Brooks Ariel 14.

What is also different is the shape of the platform. The Brooks Beast 14 / Brooks Ariel 14 implements a more linear platform, which is a good indication that it is suitable for runners with large or flat feet or who have a heavy build.

The Brooks Adrenaline GTS 15 follows the natural curve of a foot and provides just a tad more ground contact than the Brooks Beast 14 / Brooks Ariel 14, especially under the midfoot.

The women's version of the Brooks Adrenaline GTS 15 weighs approximately 9.3 oz (264 grams) and the Brooks Ariel 14 weighs about 12.0 oz (340 grams).

The men's version of the Brooks Adrenaline GTS 15 weighs about 11.3 oz (320 grams), and the Brooks Beast 14 for men weighs 13.8 oz (391 grams).

If you are a severe overpronator who needs lots of stability and support from a running shoe but also want a soft and smooth ride, then the Brooks Beast 14 / Brooks Ariel 14 is definitely worth checking out.

And if you need stability and support but not to an extreme degree and are looking for a somewhat lighter running shoe that can give you a smooth ride, then the Brooks Adrenaline GTS 15 would be the one to look into.

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.

The two links above will take you to Amazon.com where you can read more about the running shoes.


This review falls under: Brooks

Disclaimer: This running shoe review on www.motioncontrolrunningshoe.org is based on personal research and analysis of data that has been made publicly available by running shoe manufacturers and other companies that are dedicated to serving runners, and is not claimed to be accurate, complete, or up to date. While the information presented in this review is intended to help you better understand the differences between running shoes, we shall not be held liable for any purchasing decisions you make based on this information. Please use your own good judgment before making a purchase. The owner of this website receives a small compensation whenever you buy a product after clicking a product link on this website. Read our full disclaimer and privacy policy.