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Solid running shoes, need more colors to choose from!
on March 29, 2017
My three previous pairs of running shoes have been the Adrenaline GTS 16. I did not expect the GTS 17 iteration to be very different from the 16, and that proved to be true. There are, however, a couple of minor differences I have noticed. First of all, the toe box seems to be slightly bigger on the 17. This has caused me to stumble a few times, and I've actually wiped out completely on a couple of occasions (wrecking a pair of expensive compression leggings on one of those falls). I seem to have adapted to that slight change now though, as no more stumbles or falls lately. The other difference is definitely a positive - the 17 seems to be better made and harder wearing. On all three previous pairs of 16s, I found that the upper would start splitting from the sole on the outside of the shoe at around the 250-mile mark. I have around 320 miles on my current pair of 17s and no sign of any splitting yet. I'll be replacing them around 350 miles anyway, but it's nice not to be forced into it by structural failure! Not sure why I had that problem with the 16s - I have fairly wide feet, but the splitting happened in both 2E (wide) and D (M) widths. Whatever the reason, I'm happy to be getting a little extra mileage out of each pair - running 40-50 miles a week, buying a new pair of shoes every 6 weeks was a significant expense for me!
I have one petty complaint - I wish they came in a wider range of more interesting colors! The current line-up is pretty boring. C'mon Brooks - lets get some hot colors going for that marathon finish line photo!