Brooks Adrenaline GTS 19 vs. Brooks Transcend 6 review

Brooks Adrenaline GTS 19 delivers discrete support and a smooth ride to overpronators. Brooks Transcend 6 does the same but is meant to feel more luxurious and soft...

The Brooks Adrenaline GTS 19 and the Brooks Transcend 6 are stability running shoes that display lots of similarities these days.

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Brooks lists both running shoes as being suitable for runners who have flat to medium arches, and they are both meant to deliver support and a good amount of cushioning.

Brooks has more or less aligned its running shoes as follows: The Brooks Adrenaline GTS 19 The preceding link takes you to Amazon.com is like the Brooks Ghost 11 but then with support, and the Brooks Transcend 6 is like the Brooks Glycerin 16 but then with support.

Therefore, you can expect the Brooks Transcend 6 to be a bit more luxurious than the Brooks Adrenaline GTS 19.

The uppers of the Brooks Transcend 6 The preceding link takes you to Amazon.com and the Brooks Adrenaline GTS 19 are alike in that they both offer lots of room in the toe box, which does not have any overlays running on it in either running shoe.

Mesh is used to provide structure and support in the two running shoes, with the one difference that the Brooks Transcend 6 also comes with an internal stretch bootie to deliver a plush and closer-to-foot fit.

Both running shoes have 3D Fit Print overlays, but their locations differ. The Brooks Transcend 6 has them more around the midfoot, while the Brooks Adrenaline GTS 19 moves them more towards the back of the running shoe starting from halfway midfoot.

One can say that the uppers of both running shoes offer lightweight support and lots of comfort, with the Brooks Adrenaline GTS 19 offering most of its support around the heel and the Brooks Transcend 6 around the midfoot.

The Brooks Transcend 6 and the Brooks Adrenaline GTS 19 also display lots of similarities in their midsoles.

For starters, both running shoes come with Guide Rails that run along the upper edge of the midsole.

These Guide Rails are exactly the same in both the Brooks Adrenaline GTS 19 and the Brooks Transcend 6, so in terms of getting support from them, there would be a minimal difference between the two running shoes.

Guide Rails are not rated very high in stability and support, because they are not meant to force your feet to move in a certain way but rather let your body find its own way to move. Brooks claims that they help prevent knee injuries.

The main difference between the midsoles of the Brooks Transcend 6 and the Brooks Adrenaline GTS 19 can be found in the type of midsole material used.

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The Brooks Transcend 6 makes use of the same type of midsole material as the Brooks Glycerin 16 does, so the Brooks Transcend 6 is meant to deliver a super soft ride from heel to toe.

The Brooks Adrenaline GTS 19 also has some of the midsole material of the Brooks Transcend 6, but instead of having it in its entire midsole like the Brooks Transcend 6 does, it only has it under the heel in its crash pad.

Nonetheless, the Brooks Adrenaline GTS 19 has still been found to deliver a moderate amount of heel cushioning to both men and women.

The rest of the midsole of the Brooks Adrenaline GTS 19 consists of a different type of midsole material that is a bit firmer to feel responsive but still deliver a good amount of cushioning.

Because the Brooks Transcend 6 does not have a separate crash pad like the Brooks Adrenaline GTS 19, one can see the Brooks Adrenaline GTS 19 as having a stability feature more than the Brooks Transcend 6.

In addition, because firmer foam tends to be a bit more supportive and stable than softer foam, the Brooks Adrenaline GTS 19 would again win a few points on stability compared to the Brooks Transcend 6.

Therefore, when you consider everything, the Brooks Adrenaline GTS 19 should feel a bit more supportive and stable than the Brooks Transcend 6, which is in line with how these two shoes have lined up against each other in the past. However, do not expect the difference to be huge.

Both the Brooks Transcend 6 and the Brooks Adrenaline GTS 19 deliver a good amount of ground contact, which not only adds some stability to the running shoes but also helps them to deliver smoother heel-to-toe transitions.

Their outsoles have also been set up in a way to help dissipate and absorb shock well, which in turn also helps smoothen your ride even more.

Both running shoes display a good amount of segmentation under the heel and the general layout of the outsoles do not differ a great deal, with both having small rubber pods and two main side-to-side flex grooves in the forefoot.

The Brooks Adrenaline GTS 19 has been found to be a stiff running shoe for both men and women, and the same can be expected of the Brooks Transcend 6, because it is meant to deliver a good amount of cushioning.

However, the platform of the Brooks Transcend 6 does seem to be a bit wider under the heel and the forefoot as they join up with the midfoot. Therefore, the Brooks Transcend 6 might accommodate larger feet better than the Brooks Adrenaline GTS 19.

The Brooks Adrenaline GTS 19 is somewhat lighter than the Brooks Transcend 6, but the difference is not huge.

If you are a moderate overpronator who is looking for a soft and smooth ride from a running shoe, you could turn to either the Brooks Adrenaline GTS 19 or the Brooks Transcend 6.

The Brooks Transcend 6 and the Brooks Adrenaline GTS 19 are very much alike in what they deliver to runners in terms of support, but they differ in that the Brooks Transcend 6 is meant to feel more luxurious and deliver an overall softer ride than the Brooks Adrenaline GTS 19.

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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