The Men's Brooks Adrenaline GTS 21 Running Shoes perfectly combine comfort and support features. These Brooks running shoes for men feature DNA LOFT cushioning and GuideRails support. Plus, the Segmented Crash Pad absorbs shocks and helps you run farther. You can run long distances without fatigue in these supportive running shoes. Try the Men's Brooks Adrenaline GTS 21 Running Shoes today.
These look great and they wore great when I first got them. I have the USA themed pair. They are my everyday shoe. This is my 3rd pair of Brooks in 18 months. I am a large man. My first 2 pair were the Ghost13. Phenomenal shoe. They are starting to rub and blister the balls of my feet. They have held together well. The outsides other than being dirty are still in good shape. They just aren't as good as the ghost
I’ve owned many pairs of adrenalines over the years. However, this particular generation has been my least favorite. On both pairs of 21’s that I own, the toe box collapsed after my second or third run. Fortunately it hasn’t affected the comfort of the shoe, but i won’t keep buying Brooks if they continue to have this issue.
Received these as gift. I put in some extra support for high arches and these are AMAZING COMFORT!! I HIGHLY recommend this shoe Brand & this particular Adrenaline GTS 21 Model! The design and STELLAR! Well Done Team Brooks!
I officiate HS football and on a whim purchased the all black version of this shoe. I have worn Transcend's in the past and recently purchased a pair of Glycerin GTS and really liked them. I wear these for almost all of my sub varsity contests especially on days where we have a double header. Depending on the game I am usually putting in 2-4 miles every day I work so these have helped with my leg and back soreness that I have after the game. Since we have a shortage on officials I am working games 6 days a week and have 2-4 doubleheaders days a week these have helped so much with my back and legs this season.
The shoes are great in most aspects. Great cushion support and you wouldn’t run slow in this shoes compare to other support shoes. So comfortable for long slow distance training and even can last for a marathon distance. Not a problem for a day to day trainer.
The worst bit is, it can’t run on a wet surface. Don’t wear on a rainy day or after the rain unless you want to fall and injured.
As many others have stated, quality has slipped with the 21's, quite noticable compared to my 19's. 21's are softer, but sacrafice stability. I also experiece the toe box collapse, but I've been fortunate that my toes are not bothered. But this is still not a welcome change. Same with the narrower tongue. I limit my 21's to longer, slower foundation runs, and use my 19's when I want higher quality, faster paced runs. I guess this allows me to save wear on my nicer 19's, but it really should be the other way around. Brooks has gone backwards with this Adrenaline.
I loved the energy-return upon first wearings but that soon compressed, but sooner than previous models. Not a good value. Hesitant to purchase next iteration without assurance that this has been corrected.
I just received my Adrenaline GTS 21 a few days ago and wore them for the first time yesterday. I absolutely loved them. I work on my feet for 9 hours a day and want to get back into the gym and eventually running again. I am a very big guy, 6'5" 190 lbs, 40 years old, and often get pain in my feet and also hip joints. I wore these all day at work and then about 2 miles walking between 4mph treadmill and walking to and from the gym. My feet felt just fine like I could go and do it all again with no problems. Thank you so much Brooks!
Nice fit...but quality has gone way way down! I have bought brooks every year now for the last about 9 years. Sadly, their quality has gotten extremely cheap. After only four months of walking about 3 miles every other day the bottoms are worn thin. The insides have two holes and a hole on the outside where the big toe is. My wife too has noticed this too, each year the quality has really decreased substantially. They give a nice outward appearance but sadly are out to get your money by making them so cheap now.
Hi. I've been buying Adrenaline since 2015 and I've never really had any issues with the different designs that occur every year (though I thought GTS 19 were far too chunky). I got the GTS 21 about 2 weeks, I've ran about 60 miles and I have a similar issue to an another reviewer regarding the toe box. It has essentially caved in and sneakers are now very uncomfortable to run. I was hoping to use the GTS 21 for a marathon in November but will need look elsewhere. All other aspects of the sneaker were fine.
I just started running in the Adrenaline 21s and do not like the support. It feels like there are stiff bulges under the inside edges of my heels. I previously have owned 19s and 20s and liked them very much. The 19s and 20s provided subtle stability and support, which eliminated lower leg pain that I previously had. The stability and support in the 21s feels much more extreme. Maybe that is good for severe overpronators, but if you only need modest stability the 21s are probably overkill. I don't understand why Brooks would make such a big change to a staple shoe like the Adrenalines. We expect the shoes to evolve, but we also rely on them not to change so drastically that we can't use them. Which I can't. Disappointed! I thought I had my shoe but now I have to figure out who makes a more subtle stability shoe that will work for me.
I was officiating at a soccer tournament last weekend and sitting at the Ref Tent I saw 3 other referees wearing the all black Arienaline GTX shoes. Its the best shoes I have found for lightweight cushion, support and traction. I'm a fan!!
I have a very high arch and planter fasciitis. this was my 5th pair of Adrenalines. The comfort and support was there as were the previous pairs. But the 21s were not as durable. They only lasted half as long as my others.
Concerning construction, pain where there shouldn't be? :(
Let me start off by saying I was recommended this specific shoe from a family member who has almost the same foot as me, they have the GTS 20 and per the fact the 20 is out of production I hopped on the 21. This shoe does feel like a true to size 11.5 4E for someone like me with really wide feet and also helps with my heavy heel.
First off, I'm concerned about the QC of these shoes because of past reviews concerned about the mesh construction, I too have a concern. Near both of my big toes on both shoes there is a pinch of the mesh that gets worse the more the shoe bend when running with it, I've bought discounted running shoes at outlets with mesh uppers and I've NEVER seen a malformed mesh form on them. Praying this pinch doesn't turn into a full on collapse.
Finally is the construction of the ankle. Never in my life have I had a digging pain in my ankle on some as I do when wearing these. These are supposed to be a padded support shoe? I don't know how but it manages to burrow into my inner ankle and really give me a sense of pain and discomfort on long term wear. Hopefully in further incarnations of this shoe, things can be reversed back or upgraded to make it 5 star comfort. My wide foot journey continues on
I have been wearing Brooks Adrenalines for years and years. I bought this latest model, wore them for four miles and came home limping. The tongue is missing the padding that protects the front of the ankle. I hope the store refunds my money so I can try another brand. Sorry Brooks, I used to love your Adrenalines.
Change of materials, heel construction? Please fix in next version!
I’ve run big miles on several versions of this shoe over the last few years training for and running in marathons With the 21s, I’ve been disappointed with the wear of the inside back heel on both shoes. Two holes in the cushioning on each shoe have developed at the same spot, exposing the plastic. This has never happened before! I’m still a huge Brooks fan. I’m hoping this is a fluke that can be fixed with the next model.
I switched from a competing support shoe to the Brooks Adrenaline GTS 21 because the competing company changed their shoe style. I have now bought two pair of the GTS 21 model. I initially loved the light weight, the support, and the cushion, BUT the front toe box collapses with each step and presses down on the large toe. My first pair I tolerated this as it didn't affect my foot, even on 10+ mile runs. However, the second pair does this bad enough that I have a brown toenail after a 6-mile run this weekend. It's pretty bad when the material collapsing on each step is firm enough to actually press down on your toe hard enough to brown the toenail. I've read other reviews that say this was not an issue with the GTS 20 model, but is common with the GTS 21. Why oh why do you not catch these flaws? I need a reliable shoe that I can count on. Sadly I now have a pair with less than 50 miles on them that I'm afraid to wear.
Does not feel at all like the previous Adrenaline GTS models
I've been a fan of the Adrenaline GTS models since 18...the best/most comfortable running shoe ever. Unfortunately something changed with the GTS 21 and it just doesn't feel anything like the 18, 19, or 20 that I loved so much. It's been almost 2 months and they still don't feel comfortable or broken into. All the previous models were amazing from the first run. A couple of weeks ago I got fed up when the running got worse and worse and I began walking a bit odd. I decided to switch back to my GTS 20 and noticed the very next run was great, despite those shoes being worn and not as springy. After a good week with the older GTS 20, a couple of tries again with the GTS 21 were unpleasant.
I'm disappointed with the GTS 21, and do worry if this will be the new design going forward (which will mean I'll no longer buy these series). I can't tell what about this model isn't working for me. I do notice (compared to GTS 20 and the Ghost 12) the tongue is shaped differently, the sides feel near the middle of the foot feel a bit stiffer, and the laces need to be pulled tighter to create the same secure fit (but that makes it feel too tight). I'll have to see if Brooks has any support shoes within the new models that are similar to the GTS 20, or research other brands.
GTS 21 . Got 2 pairs on Jan 12, 2021. I run ~5-6 miles 5 days a week. Both the pairs got holes at 2 spots on the inner back heel sides of right foot. Same spots. I had GTS 18, 19, 20 two pairs each before that. No such problem !
Great service at Scheels on this shoe. I was sized up by the sales team and after brief runs on treadmill had to return. The toe box runs large in this shoe. No problems with the return and Scheels has me back running!
I have been wearing Brooks Adrenaline GTS running shoes for the past few years and love them. However, the heel cup on one of my version 21 has worn through in five weeks and 173 miles of use. This is highly unusual since I have never experienced any interior wear on the prior versions of these shoes. I usually get three to four months of use from these shoes before the soles and cushioning wear out.
Did anyone else experience the inside fabric breaking down within 6 months? I was surprised. It makes me think that the material being used is cheaper than before. I never has this problem on my earlier model until at least a year in. What's up with that, Brooks?
Overall, the shoe has been very wonderful. I love it. I need to break it in for a few days, but after that I am jogging/walking like a champ.
I have an old pair of Adrenaline that are one of the most comfortable pair of sneaker I've owned and have been very pleased with their performance. Since they are starting to wear out I've bought the new Adrenaline 21 as a replacement. I love the slate gray color and think they look really cool looking however, I've been developing foot pain since I've been wearing these. The more activity I do in these the more my feet hurt. I've gone back to the old pair and the pain has gone away. Not sure if the design of the shoe changed or if I got a bad pair.
Have had these for a couple of months now I wear them all the time. Im 86 and bought them for walking. They are comfortable, have great support and look like they will last forever. Worth every nickle I paid for them.
Lightweight. Cushiony. Good support for Flat Feet.
I didnt rate it 5 star as its just been 20 days and its too early to say for 5 star (as my old shoes started bending inwards after a month of usage, but this is not seen in brooks shoes till now), other than that, I loved the running and walking experience as these shoes are great, they provide enough cushion, good support for my flat feet problem, and the lightweight feel is awesome. The 3d print also provides good protection to shoes. Quality justified for price.
This feels like a lighter weight version of previous adrenaline. The foam feels squishier / less supportive. the reason I buy this shoe is for the denser foam / more supportive feel. While it's in line with how things are going in general and i'm not a racer or distance runner i run several days a week and I care a lot more about long term foot health and the longevity of shoes than weight. in particular running downhill this shoe doesn't inspire confidence.
That said it looks great, and will probably last longer than it feels like it will.
I love this shoe, but the past couple years the Design/appearance is U...G...L...Y............ You ain’t got no alibi!! Don’t get me wrong, the stability and performance is amazing... love it... love it Make it cool again
Better by a long shot (and less expensive!) than my old shoes.
This my second pair of this model after years of running with the latest revision of my Asics (ran with for the past 15 years) changed how my foot fits and resulted in brown toenails. This is a much more comfortable shoe that weighs less and yet gives the same support. I love them!
This is now my 4th pair of brooks. Being 6ft - 215lb, I look to my running shoe to provide stability and cushion. This particular shoe doesn’t feel as cushioned as my other pairs but I still feel that it’s better than the competition.