Brooks Ravenna 10 vs. Brooks Adrenaline GTS 19 review

Brooks Ravenna 10 provides comfort and a responsive ride to moderate overpronators. Brooks Adrenaline GTS 19 delivers discrete support and a smooth ride to overpronators...

The Brooks Ravenna 10 and the Brooks Adrenaline GTS 19 are stability running shoes for runners who overpronate.

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With the introduction of these two running shoes, Brooks got rid of the traditional medial post and replaced it by GuideRails in almost all of its stability running shoes.

Therefore, if you look at the amount of support that you get through the midsole of the Brooks Ravenna 10 and the Brooks Adrenaline GTS 19 The preceding link takes you to Amazon.com, the difference would be minimal, so you would have to look at other features of the running shoes to find differences and to make a decision about which running shoe would suit you better.

The uppers of the Brooks Ravenna 10 The preceding link takes you to Amazon.com and the Brooks Adrenaline GTS 19 differ somewhat in construction, with the Brooks Ravenna 10 relying mostly on mesh and an internal bootie to keep your foot on the running platform.

While the Brooks Adrenaline GTS 19 also has an upper that consists of lots of mesh, the structure of the mesh is more closed around the heel and part of the midfoot, and there are some 3D printed overlays in that area to provide additional support.

The forefoot of both running shoes is quite open and free from overlays, so you should be able to get a good amount of comfort from the toe box of either running shoe.

While neither the Brooks Adrenaline GTS 19 nor the Brooks Ravenna 10 tends to go overboard with the amount of support they provide through their uppers, the Brooks Adrenaline GTS 19 is the one that delivers a bit more support.

As mentioned previously, both the Brooks Ravenna 10 and the Brooks Adrenaline GTS 19 come with GuideRails on the upper edge of their midsoles to deliver stability and support.

GuideRails are generally seen as being less supportive than the traditional medial post in stability running shoes, but they do not force your feet to move in a certain way.

Brooks claims that they help your body to align its joints and to find its own motion path, and they also help reduce or prevent knee injuries.

The GuideRails are more or less the same in the Brooks Adrenaline GTS 19 and the Brooks Ravenna 10, although those in the Brooks Adrenaline GTS 19 seem to run slightly higher on the medial side, but this could just be optical.

Therefore, in terms of support through the midsole, the Brooks Ravenna 10 and the Brooks Adrenaline GTS 19 start out on the same level.

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Both the Brooks Adrenaline GTS 19 and the Brooks Ravenna 10 provide a good amount ground contact, which should add some more stability to the running shoes and help you to achieve smoother heel-to-toe transitions.

The Brooks Ravenna 10 and the Brooks Adrenaline GTS 19 make use of the same type of midsole material, which delivers a good amount of cushioning but not too much to hold you back.

However, while the Brooks Ravenna 10 has a more all-in-one midsole with a crash pad that is integrated into its midsole, the Brooks Adrenaline GTS 19 has a separate crash pad under the heel that consists of a different type of midsole material that is meant to deliver softer landings. This crash pad would give the Brooks Adrenaline GTS 19 additional points for stability.

The Brooks Ravenna 10 has been updated to have a bit more foam in the forefoot, which should also increase the amount of cushioning you get in that area, because previous versions used to be a bit less cushy in the forefoot.

The Brooks Adrenaline GTS 19 provides a moderate amount of heel cushioning and a good amount of forefoot cushioning, and the ride you get from it should feel overall soft but not too soft.

Both the Brooks Ravenna 10 and the Brooks Adrenaline GTS 19 display a good amount of separation in their outsoles, but the Brooks Adrenaline GTS 19 has more separation between the various rubber sections, which means that it would better absorb and dissipate shock compared to the Brooks Ravenna 10.

What's unique about the Brooks Ravenna 10 is that it comes with rubber directly under the midfoot that connects the heel to the forefoot to deliver faster heel-to-toe transitions.

Both the Brooks Adrenaline GTS 19 and the Brooks Ravenna 10 have flex grooves that are interrupted on the medial side. This increases the amount of stiffness you get on that side of the forefoot, which is good for stability and support, and to stop your foot from rolling inward.

Because both running shoes deliver a good amount of cushioning in the forefoot, they would probably be on the stiff side anyway, even with full side-to-side flex grooves.

Note that the Brooks Ravenna 10 might be a bit more flexible than the Brooks Adrenaline GTS 19, which has been found to be very stiff.

The Brooks Ravenna 10 is much lighter than the Brooks Adrenaline GTS 19 for both men and women.

If you are a moderate overpronator who is looking for a running shoe that provides comfort and enough cushioning to keep you comfortable on the road, you could look into either the Brooks Ravenna 10 or the Brooks Adrenaline GTS 19.

While both running shoes come close to delivering a similar amount of stability and support to overpronators, the Brooks Adrenaline GTS 19 has some additional features that puts it slightly ahead of the Brooks Ravenna 10.

In addition, the Brooks Adrenaline GTS 19 is better set up to give you a smoother ride, while the Brooks Ravenna 10 is lighter and set up in a way to help you run faster.

Because the way in which both running shoes deliver stability and support is very subtle, the Brooks Ravenna 10 and the Brooks Adrenaline GTS 19 could theoretically speaking also be worn by neutral runners.

Note that both running shoes have been listed as being for runners with flat or medium arches.

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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