Before buying a new pair of sneakers, I almost always check Jennifer Garner’s Instagram to see what she was wearing during her last ultra-intense workout. “I consider her a professional athlete in what she is physically capable of,” Garner’s personal trainer Beth Nicely previously explained to Form. Just this week, Nicely commented on the 50-year-old actress’ incredible 33-inch box jump, which she aptly called “pretty awesome.” Garner posted the impressive feat on Insta, and of course I took a screenshot to better see his kicks. Within minutes I identified them as the Brooks Adrenaline GTS 22.
Garner is no stranger to Brooks, a brand endorsed by the American Podiatric Medical Association (APMA). In fact, she’s been wearing Brooks Glycerins for years, so I was intrigued to see her sporting a different style. But given the exercise, it makes sense to swap out his go-to pair for the Adrenalines: they’re slightly lighter, but still have layers of protective padding needed to absorb the impact of jumping and running. They incorporate a specialized arch that helps wearers move through each step with ease. Best of all, shoppers who are prone to knee and foot pain love them.
Buy it: Brooks Adrenaline GTS 22s, $140, zappos.com, amazon.com
“My first run in my Adrenaline GTS 22 was like a dream,” wrote one reviewer with sensitive joints, explaining that their feet were “cushioned and supported” and they experienced “no knee or heel pain.” Another wearer with chronic foot pain noted that his pain was gone “within hours” after wearing these sneakers. A third wrote that they were so comfortable right out of the box that they were able to run a 12km race without “blisters” or “any pain”.
She probably doesn’t know this, but Jennifer Garner’s sneaker recommendations are always exactly what my sore knees need, and I’m definitely trying her new pick ASAP. Buy them on Zappos or Amazon for $140.