Spring is in full stride—and while 2021 is looking up, the pandemic is still prevalent which is why there’s no better way to safely get your heart racing, your mind cleared, and achieve that feel-good endorphin rush than by running. And whether you’re a newbie looking to shift gears into running to exercise safely in this “new normal”, a mile-logger that enjoys taking strides in the great outdoors, or a seasoned marathoner that’s ready to break new PR’s, Brooks has a lineup of shoes and gear that will not only get you pumped about running but will propel your power and performance.
After all, Brooks is THE trailblazing and go-to running brand that combines innovative-function with feel-good comfort and standout styling. And now that the days are longer and sunnier, it’s time to spring forward, run al fresco, workout with passion, and wander outside with Brooks’ freshest running rides, all while easily staying safe and social distancing.
So dash down below and check out this season’s running rides that will boost your running and training feats, all while blending fashion and function so you look AND feel good every step of the way!
What’s good Gab had the opportunity to review Brooks’ latest lineup, the Glycerin 19 and Adrenaline GTS21. Minding social distancing, we tested these sneaks in our neighborhood, on the track, at the beach, and even sprinted up hills on the first day of spring. Check out why these sneaks are standouts…
Brooks Glycerin 19’s are every runner’s dream, they are THE epitome of what runner’s crave—a responsive yet premium plush ride that doesn’t weigh you down or hold you back! This year’s neutral road runner features added DNA LOFT cushioning and updated materials in the mesh upper to deliver a feel-good fit and flexibility that’s crazy comfortable, paired with a luxuriously plush feel and supreme underfoot softness mile after mile.
Soft yet responsive midsole– Brooks has ingeniously reconfigured the 19’s midsole with maximal DNA LOFT cushioning for their softest-ever ride. This full-length midsole not only makes heel-to-toe transitions amazingly soft but bouncy and effortlessly smooth. You’ll be happy to experience that while the underfoot feel is softer you still get that same responsive energy return and every day, every run durability.
Snug but flexible fit- the Gylcerin 19’s upper features updated materials for added stretch and structure, bringing a supreme level of comfort. And the 3D fit print upper is paired with a stretchy OrthoLite sockliner, giving the shoe a highly breathable, flexible, and easy step-in fit that feels comfy and custom. The mesh upper feels stretchy and soft, and its padded heel collar and tongue deliver an all-around cozy sensation.
His take: Brooks Glycerin 19’s deliver a smooth yet springy dash that’s out-of-this world soft but also incredibly responsive with incredible side to side stability. The 19’s run snugger but the upper mesh is forgiving, offering room to stretch out for comfort. The Glycerin 19’s look cool and sleek in design, and feel incredibly comfortable, making them my new go-to’s for every run—from long-distance runs to speedy sprints. Overall, Brooks’ Glycerin 19 provides superior cushioning along with a stretchy yet structured fit and incredibly smooth transitions to take on the road nimbly!
Brooks Glycerin 19 retails for $150, and is available in a variety of colorways for both men and women.
Brooks Adrenaline GTS 21’s are premium performance at its best, and they easily crush the competition when it comes to stability road runners thanks to their sleek style, ultra-comfy fit, and incredible support—and with its newly updated DNA Loft cushioning that runs from the heel to the forefoot, you’re sure to enjoy a smoother transition.
Fashion meets function– the Adrenaline GTS 21’s are sleek and stylish, delivering the perfect blend of fashion-meets-function. They feature an engineered air mesh upper that provides a feel-good adaptive fit that’s airy and light. And this breathable upper is enhanced with a 3D Fit Print, for a more structured yet comfortable fit that’s also roomy and stretchy, hugging the feet with what seems like a personalized and perfect fit.
Smooth and plush stability– Brooks’ Adrenaline GTS 21 features a revamped midsole that features a plush DNA LOFT platform that’s been updated to extend from the heel all the way to the forefoot paired with holistic GuideRails that naturally guide the feet, which together deliver an even smoother heel-to-toe transition for a surefooted stride that’s effortless.
Her take: Brooks Adrenaline GTS 21’s feel amazing straight out of the box! The mesh upper is comfortable and airy, the toe box is nice and roomy, and the shoes laces lock your feet in and stay put. And best of all, they offer smooth stability that’s lightweight and luxurious for outdoor runs that really propel performance, delivering a truly comfortable and effortlessly smooth stride.
Brooks Adrenaline GTS 21 retails for $130, available in a variety of colors for women and men.
Brooks’ Glycerin GTS 19 offers the best of both worlds, combining responsiveness with soft cushioning and support. Lace up in these premium, plush, and super-supportive daily trainers to run mile after mile with continuous comfort and ease because the Glycerin GTS 19 is the new update to the fan favorite Transcend. The groundbreaking Glycerin GTS stands out because of the following:
Groundbreaking cushion + support– an enhanced full-length DNA Loft midsole provides extra soft underfoot cushioning paired with day-to-day durability, while built-in GuideRails support the entire body and align feet to a more natural and smoother stride.
Updated mesh upper– a feel-good 3D fit print features a revamped mesh upper that provides smooth yet strategic stretch and structure for an all-around comfy fit that feels tailor made.
Perfect fit– an OrthoLite sockliner offers easy step-in comfort that holds the foot, cradling it perfectly in.
Her take: Brooks Glycerin GTS 19 lets you stride sure-footedly with smooth stability AND a natural fluidity that feels incredible, is soft from heel-to-toe, and holds my foot in so perfectly as if it was personally designed just for me. Overall, they’re a fresh new and more notable take on the former Transcend—offering the stability, comfort and cushioning I crave without compromising my run, allowing for a natural stride that’s perfectly tuned to my body while still receiving heel-to-toe guidance in every step.
Brooks Glycerin GTS 19 retails for $150, and is available in a variety of colorways for both men and women.
Dash on over to Brooks to see these standout rides and see the entire lineup at brooksrunning.com.
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