Wednesday, September 3, 2008

Attention Brooks Adrenaline fans...

In my earlier post this week I mentioned that my GTS 8's are being discontinued. I e-mailed Brooks to double check and received this response:

Hello from Brooks-

The Adrenaline shoe is not being discontinued. This is one of our"series" shoes, meaning it gets updated and re-released every year. This shoe will be re-released as the Adrenaline 9 in January of 2009.

It is true the Adrenaline 8 will no longer be produced once the Adrenaline 9 is released, but the Adrenaline 9 is essentially the same shoe with some design and color updates.

Thanks for contacting us-

I know that there are several of you that wear the Adrenalines (Laura, Terri, Jill) and I thought you'd like to know.


Chris said...

I have to toss out a "yeah, buuuut...". Sometimes when they update the shoes, they do change design aspects that can alter how the shoe feels to the wearer. If you are a big fan of the 8's, I would stock up on them now. It's possible you might hate the 9's.

Anonymous said...

oh my god! thank god! I literally just got the 8's two weeks ago and I am really liking the extra room up front and the cushioning, from the 7's. I agree with Chris, we should stock up, but we don't want to buy them too far ahead of time, otherwise the cushioning just goes to crap before you even get to wear them. You don't want shoes that have been on the shelf for over a year or so, I think.

Anonymous said...

Thanks for that info! I don't care what Brooks says about it being the same shoe... I've read too many negative reviews from people who were switching between the 5's, 6's, 7's, etc. There are always some tweaks, like Chris mentioned.

My husband is in the Adrenaline 8's too. I'll definitely be keeping an eye out for some deals! I'll make sure to pass the info along if I find anything good!

Laura said...

I'm with everyone else on the shoes changing from model to model. I even have two pairs of Asics GT-2110s that I think are VERY different.

Meredith said...

Hi there!
This is Meredith from Brooks - I stumbled on your blog, very cool! The GTS 9's are out now. This link describes what the updates were vs. the 8:
Of course, if you're wedded to the 8's, then get them while you still can. :)


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