Brooks Adrenaline GTS 12

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Brooks Adrenaline GTS 12

This twelfth iteration of our most popular shoe is all about taking what’s great and making it even better. Adrenaline junkies can expect the same revered fit and feel with added upgrades like more mesh for breathability, a friction-resistance heel, and a crash pad that encompasses more strides.

Category: Support
Weight: 9.4 oz
Platform: Universal
Construction: Combination

Features:

Midsole

  • Anatomical Brooks DNA
  • Full-Length BioMoGo
  • Progressive Diagonal Rollbar (PDRB)
  • DRB Accel
  • Combination Last
  • Heel Caterpillar Tech
  • Flextra
  • Universal Platform

Outsole

  • HPR Plus
  • Forefoot Stable Pod Construction
  • Blown Rubber Forefoot

Upper

  • Profile Sockliner
  • Adjustable Saddle Construction
  • Moisture-managing Element Mesh
  • Internal Support Saddle
  • Synthetic Overlay Materials
  • Moisture-managing Element Linings

Brooks DNA

Brooks DNA is a groundbreaking, patent-pending cushioning material that provides a customized ride for runners of all sizes and speeds. Working with BioMoGo, Brooks DNA responds to your every step, dispersing impact and providing ideal comfort and protection as the pace and surface change.

BioMoGo

Brooks has taken the long-lasting cushioning of their MoGo midsole and made it more environmentally friendly. A non-toxic, natural additive in the BioMoGo compound encourages anaerobic microbes to munch away 50 times faster once it hits an active, enclosed landfill.

Progressive Diagonal Rollbar (PDRB)

Our tri-density PDRB midsoles are biomechanically engineered to allow for progressive pronation control and to create smoother transitions from the midstance phase into the propulsion phase.

DRB Accel

Shank-like thermoplastic device provides torsional rigidity to midfoot, enhancing support while allowing the heel and forefoot to act independently.

Caterpillar Crash Pad

This segmented crash pad customizes the individual's lay down with just the right amount of cushion and stabilization, giving the runner a smooth heel to toe transition.

Flextra

Strategically placed in the forefoot outsole, this rubber piece varies in degrees of support to correspond with gender and weight categories, providing tuned flexibility.

HPR Plus

A higher durability, abrasion-resistant rubber outsole compound that wears longer.

Engineered Stable Pod Configuration

Midsole and outsole components are engineered to set the foot in an efficient, balanced position from heel strike to toe-off, offering maximum stability and responsiveness.

Element

Upper technology featuring superior microfiber construction to provide a light, supple, quiet fabric that offers breathability, durability, and comfort.

  • Type: Structured
  • Manufacturer's Category: Support
  • Pronation Control: Moderate
  • Weight: 9.4 oz
  • Height: 24/12 mm (Heel/Toe)
  • Drop: 12 mm
  • Features: Anatomical Brooks® DNA / BioMoGo / PDRB® / DRB® Accel / Heel Caterpillar Tech / Flextra / HPR Plus
US Men US Women UK Men UK Women Europe Unisex Japan Men (cm) Japan Women (cm)
3.5 5 2.5 3 35.5 22.5 22
4 5.5 3 3.5 36 23 22.5
4.5 6 3.5 4 36.5 23 23
5 6.5 4 4.5 37.5 23.5 23.5
5.5 7 4.5 5 38 24 24
6 7.5 5 5.5 38.5 24.5 24.5
6.5 8 5.5 6 39 25 25
7 8.5 6 6.5 40 25 25.5
7.5 9 6.5 7 40.5 25.5 26
8 9.5 7 7.5 41 26 26.5
8.5 10 7.5 8 42 26.5 27
9 10.5 8 8.5 42.5 27 28
9.5 11 8.5 9 43 27.5 28.5
10 11.5 9 9.5 44 28 29
10.5 12 9.5 10 44.5 28.5 29.5
11 12.5 10 10.5 45 29 30
11.5 13 10.5 11 45.5 29.5
12 11 11.5 46 30
12.5 11.5 12 46.5 30.5
13 12 13 47.5 31
14 13 14 48.5 32
15 14 15 49.5 33
16 15 50.5 34


Size up
We recommend ordering Brooks running shoes 1/2 size to one size larger than normal dress shoes.

Select width
For women's footwear, B is the standard width. 2A is narrow, D is wide, and 2E is extra wide. For men's footwear, D is standard, B is narrow, 2E is wide, and 4E is extra wide.

Unisex sizing
Ladies, when ordering "unisex" shoes, order 1.5 sizes smaller than your usual women's size.
  • Description
    Brooks

    Brooks Adrenaline GTS 12

    This twelfth iteration of our most popular shoe is all about taking what’s great and making it even better. Adrenaline junkies can expect the same revered fit and feel with added upgrades like more mesh for breathability, a friction-resistance heel, and a crash pad that encompasses more strides.

    Category: Support
    Weight: 9.4 oz
    Platform: Universal
    Construction: Combination

    Features:

    Midsole

    • Anatomical Brooks DNA
    • Full-Length BioMoGo
    • Progressive Diagonal Rollbar (PDRB)
    • DRB Accel
    • Combination Last
    • Heel Caterpillar Tech
    • Flextra
    • Universal Platform

    Outsole

    • HPR Plus
    • Forefoot Stable Pod Construction
    • Blown Rubber Forefoot

    Upper

    • Profile Sockliner
    • Adjustable Saddle Construction
    • Moisture-managing Element Mesh
    • Internal Support Saddle
    • Synthetic Overlay Materials
    • Moisture-managing Element Linings

    Brooks DNA

    Brooks DNA is a groundbreaking, patent-pending cushioning material that provides a customized ride for runners of all sizes and speeds. Working with BioMoGo, Brooks DNA responds to your every step, dispersing impact and providing ideal comfort and protection as the pace and surface change.

    BioMoGo

    Brooks has taken the long-lasting cushioning of their MoGo midsole and made it more environmentally friendly. A non-toxic, natural additive in the BioMoGo compound encourages anaerobic microbes to munch away 50 times faster once it hits an active, enclosed landfill.

    Progressive Diagonal Rollbar (PDRB)

    Our tri-density PDRB midsoles are biomechanically engineered to allow for progressive pronation control and to create smoother transitions from the midstance phase into the propulsion phase.

    DRB Accel

    Shank-like thermoplastic device provides torsional rigidity to midfoot, enhancing support while allowing the heel and forefoot to act independently.

    Caterpillar Crash Pad

    This segmented crash pad customizes the individual's lay down with just the right amount of cushion and stabilization, giving the runner a smooth heel to toe transition.

    Flextra

    Strategically placed in the forefoot outsole, this rubber piece varies in degrees of support to correspond with gender and weight categories, providing tuned flexibility.

    HPR Plus

    A higher durability, abrasion-resistant rubber outsole compound that wears longer.

    Engineered Stable Pod Configuration

    Midsole and outsole components are engineered to set the foot in an efficient, balanced position from heel strike to toe-off, offering maximum stability and responsiveness.

    Element

    Upper technology featuring superior microfiber construction to provide a light, supple, quiet fabric that offers breathability, durability, and comfort.

  • Specs
    • Type: Structured
    • Manufacturer's Category: Support
    • Pronation Control: Moderate
    • Weight: 9.4 oz
    • Height: 24/12 mm (Heel/Toe)
    • Drop: 12 mm
    • Features: Anatomical Brooks® DNA / BioMoGo / PDRB® / DRB® Accel / Heel Caterpillar Tech / Flextra / HPR Plus
  • Size Chart
    US Men US Women UK Men UK Women Europe Unisex Japan Men (cm) Japan Women (cm)
    3.5 5 2.5 3 35.5 22.5 22
    4 5.5 3 3.5 36 23 22.5
    4.5 6 3.5 4 36.5 23 23
    5 6.5 4 4.5 37.5 23.5 23.5
    5.5 7 4.5 5 38 24 24
    6 7.5 5 5.5 38.5 24.5 24.5
    6.5 8 5.5 6 39 25 25
    7 8.5 6 6.5 40 25 25.5
    7.5 9 6.5 7 40.5 25.5 26
    8 9.5 7 7.5 41 26 26.5
    8.5 10 7.5 8 42 26.5 27
    9 10.5 8 8.5 42.5 27 28
    9.5 11 8.5 9 43 27.5 28.5
    10 11.5 9 9.5 44 28 29
    10.5 12 9.5 10 44.5 28.5 29.5
    11 12.5 10 10.5 45 29 30
    11.5 13 10.5 11 45.5 29.5
    12 11 11.5 46 30
    12.5 11.5 12 46.5 30.5
    13 12 13 47.5 31
    14 13 14 48.5 32
    15 14 15 49.5 33
    16 15 50.5 34


    Size up
    We recommend ordering Brooks running shoes 1/2 size to one size larger than normal dress shoes.

    Select width
    For women's footwear, B is the standard width. 2A is narrow, D is wide, and 2E is extra wide. For men's footwear, D is standard, B is narrow, 2E is wide, and 4E is extra wide.

    Unisex sizing
    Ladies, when ordering "unisex" shoes, order 1.5 sizes smaller than your usual women's size.

Product Videos

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Customer Reviews

    • 5.0 star rating
    • Great jogging
      Reviewer: Retired runner

      4/16/2012

      I jog 2-3 miles/day and felt an immediate difference. Well worth the investment. Add the 1/2 size they suggest to get the fit you need.

    • 5.0 star rating
    • Awesome shoe
      Reviewer: Sara Beth

      4/1/2012

      I have been an avid Nike lover for a while. After I was having shin splints, tendon pain, etc...I decided to go to chain shoe store and get fitted for shoes. I found out that I over-pronate! They suggested Brooks Adrenaline GTS 12. My husband bought them for me, and I love them! No more pain, splints, etc. Highly recommend these shoes if you over-pronante!

    • 1.0 star rating
    • I hate this shoe
      Reviewer: dee cee

      3/25/2012

      I have been a novice runner for several years. I started with the GTS 8 and just trained and ran a Half marathon in the GTS 11. I didn't encounter any injuries or aches and pains. However, the minute I strarted training in the GTS 12, i started to encounter pain and stiffness in my legs after running. They felt heavy while running. I plan on returning them and finding another pair of GTS 11s!

    • 3.0 star rating
    • Good shoe but not for mild pronators
      Reviewer: Teton Runner

      3/10/2012

      Brooks have been my running shoe for the past 10 years. I love them! But, I have been struggling to find a new replacement shoe since they discontinued the Axioms. I was told the Adrenaline could accomadate mild pronators, but I think you really need to be a moderate to heavy pronator for this shoe. They felt very "corrective", as well they are too stiff in the heel to mid-foot area. I'm 5'5 120lbs and they're too stiff for me. I ran 3 times in them, varied from 3-7 miles, but ended up with very sore feet because of lack of flexibility. I have a narrow foot and low volume foot, and found that although the saddle really craddled my foot (I like the new lacing system) there was too much volume in the toe box and it was really wide for having orderd a 2A Narrow. I'm a true size 9 but I've worn a 9.5 in previous Brooks models, 9.5 in the Adrenaline is atleast 1/2 size too big. Customer Service has been great, answering all my questions and giving great advice. But I'll keep on searching for my replacement shoe.

    • 3.0 star rating
    • Ugly boy looking shoes!
      Reviewer: Fast-paced RN

      3/1/2012

      I wear these shoes to work for 12+ hours a day. I thought they were very comfortable and supportive until they came out with the Trance. Now I like the Trance a lot better but due to a change in our uniform policy I'm forced to go back to the Adrenaline so that I can get black. I look forward to Brooks coming out with the Trance in black, if they ever do. After wearing the Adrenalines again after just 2 days my feet feel bruised on the bottom. And they are very ugly in black. I feel like I'm wearing man shoes!!

    • 5.0 star rating
    • Goodbye shinsplints
      Reviewer: Jessie

      2/29/2012

      I purchased these shoes after getting my stride checked at a local running store. The difference when I run is outstanding. I've been working on the C25K program since January 1st, and hit a wall in week 4 when shinsplints prevented me from continuing to run before being exhausted did. These shoes are *fantastic* for over pronaters like me.

    • 5.0 star rating
    • Very dissapointed
      Reviewer: Berlin

      1/19/2012

      This shoe is a huge disappointment. I have been running in the Adrenaline GTS series for the past 10 years and Brooks really messed up a good thing with the GTS 12 model. This shoe is significantly heavier than its predecessors and feels bulky and awkward. I am a competitive triathlete and use this shoe as a trainer for my longer runs. I have done about 6 runs in these shoes and every run ends with me stopped on the side of the road in pain because my joints ache so severely from these shoes. As soon as I switch to my other shoe (GTS 11) everything returns to normal.

    • 5.0 star rating
    • Love this shoe!
      Reviewer: Karen

      1/19/2012

      I've started walking 4 and 5 miles daily in preparation for a 3 day walk. I've had foot trouble for years (plantar fasicitis and bunionectomies). Wearing these shoes I have the support I need, without custom orthotics. Over the years I've worn Mizuno, Saucony and Nike running shoes with and without motion control. I've worn them for walking and to run 5ks. None of them have equaled the Brooks Adrenaline 12 for comfort and control.