I got back into running (after a years-long hiatus) as part of my rehab after blowing out my knee. The first few weeks were predictably rocky and bad shoes caused me some pain.
It wasn’t until I started running in Brooks’ latest Adrenaline GTS shoe that I appreciated just how much of a difference the right shoe could make. As soon as I started running in these kicks I could consistently run longer and longer distances without needing to pull the ice pack out afterward.
The ultra minimalist shoes so many runners seem to favor may work for some, but the rest of us just need a little more between our feet and the ground. The Adrenaline GTS have just the right balance of cushion (seriously, you’re arches will thank you) but don’t feel clunky or heavy.
The shoes are versatile enough to go from the street to the gym and they look good so you won’t mind wearing them in between. I can’t ever remember having a shoe that was this comfortable straight out of the box—no need to break them in, no first day blisters, nothing but rock steady support.
In fact, the shoes are so comfortable that even after dozens of miles I can’t remember a single time when I actually had to think about what was on my feet. And that’s a very good thing.