Thursday, August 16, 2018

Running Shoes: Compare


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Pros
Lightweight; durable; comfortable with great support and cushioning; mild to moderate pronation well controlled; biodegradable BioMoGo midsole is environmentally friendly
Lightweight; durable; comfortable with great support and cushioning; mild to moderate pronation well controlled; biodegradable BioMoGo midsole is environmentally friendly
Cons
Some reviewers preferred previous versions of the shoe
Some reviewers prefer the GTS 11 to the GTS 12 and there were a few complaints that the GTS 12 didn't have as much cushioning as previous models; some complaints that the sizing was inconsistent; if you have wide feet, you will be limited in terms of color options
Type of Running Shoe
Stability
Stability
Price (MSRP)
$110
$110
Warranty
30-day 100% satisfaction guarantee
30-day satisfaction guarantee
Weight (ounces)
11.3 (size 9)
9.4 (size 7)
Uppers
The GTS 12s feature Element mesh and linings, which help to keep the shoes lightweight and breathable. For enhanced comfort and support, the uppers are also designed with a synthetic leather overlay and an adjustable saddle lacing system that is reinforced on the inside.
GTS 12s feature Element mesh and linings, which help to keep the shoes lightweight and breathable. For enhanced comfort and support, the uppers are also designed with a synthetic leather overlay and an adjustable saddle lacing system that is reinforced on the inside.
Lining
The tongue and collar of the shoe are lined with a soft, comfortable padding, and the heel counter is friction-resistant so you won't get blisters.
The tongue and collar of the shoe are lined with a soft, comfortable padding, and the heel counter is friction-resistant so you won't get blisters.
Insole/Midsole Technology
For underfoot support and cushioning, the GTS 12s have a Profile Sockliner that is made with a lightweight, biodegradable material called BioMoGo. BioMoGo works together with Brooks DNA technology in the heel and forefoot to provide customized shock absorption and comfort based on a runner's size, foot shape and speed. For stabilization, the GTS 12's midsole also features Progressive Diagonal Roll Bar® (PDRB®) and DRB Accel technology. These technologies support the foot and prevent over-pronation but still allow for independent movement in the heel and forefoot. Lastly, the GTS 12s have a decoupled heel construction, known as Caterpillar Crash Pad technology, so parts of the heel can move independently of each other and smooth out transitions in the gait cycle.
For underfoot support and cushioning, the GTS 12s have a Profile Sockliner that is made with a lightweight, biodegradable material called BioMoGo. BioMoGo works together with Brooks DNA technology in the heel and forefoot to provide customized shock absorption and comfort based on a runner's size, foot shape and speed. For stabilization, the GTS 12's midsole also features Progressive Diagonal Roll Bar® (PDRB®) and DRB Accel technology. These technologies support the foot and prevent over-pronation but still allow for independent movement in the heel and forefoot. Lastly, the GTS 12s have a decoupled heel construction, known as Caterpillar Crash Pad technology, so parts of the heel can move independently of each other and smooth out transitions in the gait cycle.
Last
Combination
Combination
Outsole Technology
The GTS 12's durable rubber outsole is made with HPR Plus, and it has an engineered stable pod construction, which helps to maintain balance in the foot throughout the gait cycle and enhance responsiveness. It also features Flextra rubber in the forefoot, which provides customized flexibility based on the runner's weight.
The GTS 12's durable rubber outsole is made with HPR Plus, and it has an engineered stable pod construction, which helps to maintain balance in the foot throughout the gait cycle and enhance responsiveness. It also features Flextra rubber in the forefoot, which provides customized flexibility based on the runner's weight.
Style
it is available in 4 different color combinations.
It is available in 4 different color combinations.
Customization Ability?
No
No
Sizes
It comes in full and half sizes ranging from 7 to 15 and all are available in a normal width (D). The black/black version also comes in a 2E width and the grey/blue version is also available in B, 2E and 4E widths.
It comes in full and half sizes ranging from 5 to 13. All of the styles are available in a normal width (B), but the black/black style also comes in a D width and the grey/blue version also comes in a B, 2A, D and 2E width.
Runs True to Size?
There were some complaints about the sizing being off and Brooks does suggest ordering a half to a full size larger than your typical dress shoe since your feet will swell when you run.
There were some complaints about the sizing being off, and Brooks does suggest ordering a half to a full size larger than your typical dress shoe since your feet will swell when you run.
 
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