Brooks Adrenaline GTS 18 vs. Brooks Ghost 10 review

Brooks Adrenaline GTS 18 delivers tons of stability and support with a smooth ride. Brooks Ghost 10 provides a comfortable fit and a smooth ride to neutral runners.

The Brooks Adrenaline GTS 18 and the Brooks Ghost 10 are two very different running shoes, with the Brooks Adrenaline GTS 18 serving overpronators and the Brooks Ghost 10 neutral runners.

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The Brooks Adrenaline GTS 18 The preceding link takes you to Amazon.com and the Brooks Ghost 10 are similar in that they both come with engineered mesh and keep the forefoot wide open and free from overlays.

This should increase the amount of comfort you get in the toe box.

However, because things could feel a bit too loose, they also come with thin overlays running across the midfoot to keep the mesh and your foot in place.

One funny thing to note is that despite the Brooks Ghost 10 The preceding link takes you to Amazon.com being a neutral running shoe, it has more no-sew overlays covering the midfoot than the Brooks Adrenaline GTS 18 does. These overlays continue running to the back around the heel.

The amount of overlays on the Brooks Adrenaline GTS 18 is a bit more discrete, and the Brooks Adrenaline GTS 18 seems to provide the most support from the middle of the saddle towards the back of the shoe.

The Brooks Adrenaline GTS 18 also has thin no-sew overlays running on its toecap, while the Brooks Ghost 10 provides a sturdy and durable stitched-on overlay in that area.

The back of the two shoes are somewhat similar in the amount of support they provide.

All in all, the Brooks Ghost 10 might be the one that provides a bit more support through its upper and also offers a bit more durability than the Brooks Adrenaline GTS 18.

However, both running shoes should feel pretty comfortable on your feet given the way their uppers have been put together.

The Brooks Ghost 10 and the Brooks Adrenaline GTS 18 make use of the same type of cushioning in their midsoles and tend to provide a running experience that is not too soft.

According to running shoe lab tests, both running shoes deliver an above average amount of cushioning in both the heel and the forefoot.

Women should expect to get just a tiny bit more forefoot cushioning from the Brooks Adrenaline GTS 18 but a bit more heel cushioning from the Brooks Ghost 10.

The situation is somewhat the same for men, but men get overall a bit more cushioning in the heel and in the forefoot than women do.

So the conclusion is that the cushioning profiles of the two running shoes does not differ a lot, and they both can be seen as being quite cushy.

The Brooks Ghost 10 is a bit better for heel-strikers, and the Brooks Adrenaline GTS 18 will appeal to runners who like a cushy forefoot.

The big difference between the Brooks Adrenaline GTS 18 and the Brooks Ghost 10 can be found in the midsole, where the Brooks Adrenaline GTS 18 comes with a long post on the medial side but the Brooks Ghost 10 does not.

The Brooks Adrenaline GTS 18 is meant to stop the feet of overpronators from rolling too far inward, and it does so through the use of a piece of firmer foam on the medial side of the midsole.

The Brooks Ghost 10 is meant to be worn by neutral runners who do not need much stability and support, but because the Brooks Ghost 10 comes with a crash pad under its heel that also runs on the medial side and because it provides a good amount of ground contact, it is considered to be a pretty stable running shoe.

However, if you really need stability and support, the Brooks Adrenaline GTS 18 would be the one to go with.

The Brooks Adrenaline GTS 18 also provides a good amount of ground contact, has a small midfoot shank on the medial side, and a good amount of segmentation along its entire lateral side for lots of stability.

The outsole of the two running shoes look quite similar with small rubber pods and an equal amount of flex grooves in the forefoot.

However, running shoe lab tests indicate that the Brooks Ghost 10 provides an average amount of flexibility to women, while the Brooks Adrenaline GTS 18 is somewhat stiff for women.

Men should experience stiffness from both running shoes, but the Brooks Ghost 10 should feel a bit more flexible than the Brooks Adrenaline GTS 18.

The women's version of the Brooks Adrenaline GTS 18 weighs approximately 8.3 oz (235 grams), and the Brooks Ghost 10 for women weighs 8.5 oz (241 grams).

The men's versions of the shoes weigh 9.7 oz (275 grams) and 10 oz (284 grams), respectively, with the Brooks Adrenaline GTS 18 being the lighter one.

Making a decision between the Brooks Adrenaline GTS 18 and the Brooks Ghost 10 is quite easy because they serve two different types of runners.

If you are an overpronator, the Brooks Adrenaline GTS 18 would be the one to choose, and if you are a neutral runner, the Brooks Ghost 10 was created for you.

Both running shoes are quite stable and offer a good amount of softness to runners.

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.


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