I’ve been wearing the Brooks Adrenaline GTS for more than 13 years, and I’m excited to formalize my love of Brooks as a member of this year’s Run Happy Team.
I started seeing posts about the Run Happy Team after the application deadline had passed for the 2020 team, so I was on the lookout for information about the 2021 Run Happy Team. I applied and was chosen to become a member of this ambassador program (yay!).
I was fitted for the Brooks Adrenaline GTS back in 2007. This was my first time actually getting fitted for shoes. Before that, I remember we (my mom and I — I’m assuming she bought them) bought at least one of my pairs of shoes at Kohl’s. Primarily, I was going for looks.
But when I joined the cross country team as a senior in high school, I learned that it is actually best to be fitted for shoes at a specialty store so that you know what works best for your feet. I still encourage people to get fitted for shoes so you can find what works for you.
I looked up what version of the Adrenaline GTS I probably would have had back in 2007. This article says the GTS 7 is the version that was released that year (photos are missing from the article, though I found a photo here). I usually donate my shoes once I am finished with them (otherwise, I would have a TON of shoes that I wouldn’t really wear), but it would have been nice to save that first pair. I probably didn’t realize at that time just how big a part of my life running would become.
My current shoes are the Adrenaline GTS 21. I’ve been with Brooks a long time!
Over the years, I’ve pretty much solely worn this shoe for running. One time, I tried a different style, and I’ve tried a few pairs of shoes that I won or got to test through BibRave. But I’ve never found a running shoe I like as much as this one.
The Run Happy Team is an enthusiastic group of runners that posts lots of photos in our communication platform, Slack. This past week, I got to listen to a Town Hall with members of the Brooks staff and also took part in a Zoom call with some fellow members of the team to get to know them. We’ll also be getting a welcome kit with some Brooks swag.
So far, I ordered a Team Brooks Dash 1/2 Zip and a Dare Crossback Run Bra. I ordered them Friday, and they came today, so I wore them on today’s run in the snow. They were great for my run, and I’m looking forward to trying out more Brooks apparel. I’m already a fan of their shirts (our running club singlets and short-sleeve shirts are Brooks, for example) and a jacket that I got to test through BibRave.
Stay tuned to my social media as I share fun news from Brooks… and to see my welcome kit once I get it!