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Brooks Adrenaline GTS 12

Item Number: 120100-012

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  • 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


  • 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



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


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


    • 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.


    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.


    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.


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

Reviews: Brooks Adrenaline GTS 12

4 out of 5

Reviewed by 8 customers

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  • Great jogging

    Customer Rating
  • Date: 4/16/2012
    Reviewer: | Cleburne, TX
  • 5 out of 5 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.

  • Awesome shoe

    Customer Rating
  • Date: 4/1/2012
    Reviewer: | Nashville, TN
  • 5 out of 5 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!

  • I hate this shoe

    Customer Rating
  • Date: 3/25/2012
    Reviewer: | n/a
  • 1 out of 5 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!

  • Good shoe but not for mild pronators

    Customer Rating
  • Date: 3/10/2012
    Reviewer: | Jackson, WY
  • 3 out of 5 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.

  • Ugly boy looking shoes!

    Customer Rating
  • Date: 3/1/2012
    Reviewer: | Muncie, IN
  • 3 out of 5 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!!

  • Goodbye shinsplints

    Customer Rating
  • Date: 2/29/2012
    Reviewer: | Chicago, IL
  • 5 out of 5 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.

  • Very dissapointed

    Customer Rating
  • Date: 1/19/2012
    Reviewer: | CA
  • 5 out of 5 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.

  • Love this shoe!

    Customer Rating
  • Date: 1/19/2012
    Reviewer: | OH
  • 5 out of 5 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.

Brooks Adrenaline GTS 12 Black / Anthracite / Pavement

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About Brooks Adrenaline GTS 12


    The Adrenaline GTS is Brooks' most popular shoe. Why? It helps overpronators across the world get the support they need every step of the way. Engineered specifically for stability, the Adrenaline GTS features Brooks' iconic three-density midsole that gets progressively firmer throughout the gait cycle. It gives a great amount of gait-correcting support with a very smooth feel. Runner’s World hailed this high-tech shoe as its “Editor’s Choice in its 2012 Winter Shoe Guide. With industry-leading technology and the world's first-ever biodegradable midsole, it's easy to see why. Brooks Adrenaline GTS lets overpronators run happy, too!

About Brooks

Brooks collage For almost 100 years Brooks has been runners' go-to gear brand. Its employees not only are professionally dedicated to the sport; they are runners themselves. With a motto like "a perfect ride for every stride," it's no surprise that Brooks pays special attention to fit. Its shoes come in a vast selection of sizes, widths, supports and cushioning. Backed by breakthrough running technology advancements like Brooks DNA, its footwear line helps athletes get the most out of their running shoes. While committed to producing great gear, Brooks also strives to make more environmentally conscious decisions regarding design, fabrics and processes.
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

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