Your body naturally likes to move in one way. Deviation is how much that movement changes when you go for a run.
Low deviators may find that shoes designated Neutral work best for them.
Runners with high deviation may benefit from a GTS model shoe with Brooks GuideRails system.
Let us be your GTS (go-to support). All shoes labeled “GTS” feature our unique GuideRails® system, which uses foams of varying stiffness to support your body’s natural motion path, rather than trying to force your body into a different one.
You my have high deviation if:
- Your knees move inward or touch when you do a simple squat
- You frequently get the same injury
- You pronate or supinate
- Toes point in or out when you walk
- You feel unstable when you balance on one leg
- Hand pressure increases or decreases when you squat with your feet together
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Our shoes offer different experiences based on how they feel while running: Cushion shoes offer a soft, floaty feeling, while Energize shoes offer a springy, bouncy feel. Speed shoes feel fast and lightweight – perfect for races, while Trail shoes are designed to feel stable and comfortable on off-road surfaces.
Within any experience category, different shoes have varying levels of that experience: some may have a little less, while others have an amplified experience. For example, within Cushion, the Ghost offers soft, balanced cushioning whereas the Glycerin provides super soft cushioning.
Support has to do with how much your body deviates from its natural movement pattern when you shift from a relaxed, natural state to your running stride. Our research shows that runners are generally either high deviators or low deviators. Brooks support technologies aid high deviators by guiding their body back into their natural way of moving. High deviators may prefer shoes labeled with "Support" or "Max Support." Low deviators often find that "Neutral" shoes work best for them.
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