Shoes with our GuideRails system help the knee and the foot work more effortlessly together.
What does GuideRails support technology do for runners?
Do you remember the first bike you got when you were a kid? Chances are that bike had training wheels on it. These little wheels attached to the back tire stabilize the bike, allowing for a smooth, straight ride.
Similar to how training wheels keep a bike from falling over to one side or the other, GuideRails support reduces excess shin and heel rotation to keep your natural knee motion in a safe range so you can run with more comfort and less pain. This holistic support system allows your body to embrace its natural motion path while limiting excess motion.
So, what is the GuideRails support system?
While the idea of tiny shoes attached to each side of your pair of Brooks Adrenalines is pretty funny, it’s not visually accurate — the training wheel analogy is happening inside the shoe.
The system is made of two firm pieces of foam on either side of the heel. On the inside of the heel, the foam reduces the rolling of the foot inward. On the outside of the heel, the foam is both firmer and higher, reducing the shifting of the heel in the outward direction.
Central to the GuideRails support system is the relationship between the knee and ankle, or what we call “coupling.” The system focuses on alignment and ensures the right parts are in the right places during your run.
We created the GuideRails technology to work with your Run Signature, which is how your body moves while on the run. We recommend neutral shoes for runners whose running motion is in line with their baseline movement. For those whose running motion deviates from their own personal baseline, we recommend shoes with GuideRails support.
Which shoes have GuideRails technology?
We currently have five shoes featuring GuideRails technology:
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