The american bestseller Brooks Adrenaline GTS 18 gets updated to gain some market share in Europe taking advantage of huge marketing efforts from the american brand. Within Brooks pronation control lineup the Adrenaline GTS 18 fills the gap between premium Transcend 5 and more versatile Ravenna 8. Featuring no-longer-usual 12 mm drop and typical Brooks soft cushioning, it is a great option for heel strikers in daily training and long distances.
In a similar way performance running shoe Launch 5 does, major change compared to its predecessor Adrenaline GTS 17 takes place in much cleaner upper with lighter mesh to promote ventilation in order to enhance breathability. "3D Fit Print" fused overlays create structure around midfoot and toe cap for secure and snug fit. Typical Brooks logo is made of reflective material to increase visibility under poor light conditions.
Rest of Adrenaline GTS 18 remains almost the same plenty of (expected) soft cushioning where pronation control relies on Progressive Diagonal Rollbar which basically is a tri-density midsole (multiple levels of material hardness) with an internal post (including TPU for extra rigidity) for a more natural and efficient gait cycle. Outsole design has received minor updates with redesigned lugs in forefoot to improve flexibility for smoother ride. Although firmer rubber (HPR+) is used in more exposed areas to increase durability, grip on wet roads does not match general performance and needs to get better.