Brooks Glycerin 15 vs. Brooks Adrenaline GTS 17 review

Brooks Glycerin 15 is a premium cushioning shoe that offers a plush and soft ride. Brooks Adrenaline GTS 17 delivers tons of stability and support with a smooth ride.

The Brooks Glycerin 15 and the Brooks Adrenaline GTS 17 are two different types of running shoes, with the Brooks Glycerin 15 being a neutral cushioning running shoe and the Brooks Adrenaline GTS 17 a stability running shoe.

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The amount of support offered by the two running shoes is not immediately evident by looking at their uppers.

Both the Brooks Glycerin 15 The preceding link takes you to Amazon.com and the Brooks Adrenaline GTS 17 come with no-sew overlays around the midfoot.

The overlays of the Brooks Adrenaline GTS 17 The preceding link takes you to Amazon.com are a bit broader than those of the Brooks Glycerin 15, but the Brooks Glycerin 15 has more overlays running throughout its entire upper than the Brooks Adrenaline GTS 17.

The biggest difference is probably how the overlays wrap the midfoot. The overlays on the Brooks Adrenaline GTS 17 tend to be better placed to provide a good uniform coverage around the midfoot.

Both running shoes come with a stitched-on toecap to increase the amount of durability at the front and some stitches at the back for extra support.

All in all, you should be able to get a comfortable fit from either running shoe, but the Brooks Adrenaline GTS 17 might provide a somewhat tighter fit than the Brooks Glycerin 15.

Where the Brooks Glycerin 15 and the Brooks Adrenaline GTS 17 differ is in the midsole.

Because the Brooks Adrenaline GTS 17 is geared toward providing support, it comes with somewhat firmer foam and a long medial post to control overpronation.

The Brooks Glycerin 15, on the other hand, does not have any devices in its midsole. However, because it provides full ground contact, it is a pretty stable running shoe.

And while the Brooks Glycerin 15 does not have a full-length crash pad on the lateral side just like the Brooks Adrenaline GTS 17, the Brooks Glycerin 15 has a midsole that is well separated to provide a similar effect as a crash pad.

According to running shoe lab tests, the Brooks Glycerin 15 provides a lot of heel and forefoot cushioning to both men and women.

The Brooks Adrenaline GTS 17, on the other hand, also provides a lot of forefoot cushioning, but the amount of heel cushioning is below average so might feel firm to both men and women.

In terms of stability and support, you should get an almost maximum amount from the Brooks Adrenaline GTS 17, according to running shoe lab tests.

The amount offered by the Brooks Glycerin 15 is above average but not nearly as much to satisfy the needs of overpronators who need a lot of support.

Both the Brooks Adrenaline GTS 17 and the Brooks Glycerin 15 have a good amount of separation in their outsoles.

The rubber pods seem to be more separated in the outsole of the Brooks Adrenaline GTS 17, but the Brooks Glycerin 15 has more deep flex grooves than the Brooks Adrenaline GTS 17.

The flexibility delivered by the two running shoes come close to each other, according to running shoe lab tests, with the Brooks Glycerin 15 being a bit more flexible than the Brooks Adrenaline GTS 17 for both men and women.

The women's version of the Brooks Glycerin 15 weighs approximately 8.8 oz (249 grams), and the Brooks Adrenaline GTS 17 for women weighs 8.9 oz (252 grams).

The men's versions of the shoes weigh 10.7 oz (303 grams) and 10.9 oz (309 grams), respectively, with the Brooks Glycerin 15 being the lighter one.

Making a decision between the Brooks Glycerin 15 and the Brooks Adrenaline GTS 17 is quite easy because they are geared toward different types of runners.

If you are a neutral runner, the Brooks Glycerin 15 was made for you, and if you are an overpronator, the Brooks Adrenaline GTS 17 might fit your needs.

If you are an overpronator who just needs a little bit of stability, you could consider the Brooks Glycerin 15, because the Brooks Adrenaline GTS 17 might offer too much stability and support in your case.

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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