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I am 6'5" 250+ pound runner who competes in marathons. My go-to shoe? The Glycerin. Yes, they are comfortable, but they also keep me injury free and last longer than more running shoes. I have been a Glycerin loyalist for five years and they have been on my feet as I cross the finish line.
I usually run in the Ghost, but a friend of mine convinced me to try the Glycerin due to it's cushioning. At first I loved the shoe. After several weeks, I noticed both of my big toe nails were rubbing and actually starting to crack in the middle of each nail. I tried different lacing patterns and finally was able to lift the top off the toe nails. This never happened with the Ghost. I really like the cushioning of the Glycerin, but will probably go back to the Ghost.
Love the fit on these! Had to go 1/2 size up on both pair of my Brooks but then the fit was great. A little squishy like strapping a pillow to your foot when new but once you lay some miles down on them they feel great.
I had bought these shoes based on the many reviews that were overly positive. I ran in the first month that I had them and did the "Ocean to Sound" 50 Mile team relay Leg 3 - a 6.22 Mile segment. I never gave them a thought and I have a wide foot (ordered the 2E, which was the maximum width in September). However I did not do any additional running until this past Thursday (11.15.2018) with my running buds - a four mile hilly run. Once again, I never gave them a thought and they felt great. This is a great shoe and I'll order them again!
Love the softer cushioning in the 16. Upper is very comfy as usual. Ride is softer than previous versions, which I'm very much enjoying. It's getting harder and harder to find a comfort cruiser these days as everyone seems focused on turning all their shoes into responsive, performance shoes. Glad to see the Glycerin is still a shoe you can purchase for just cruising out the miles. Very comfortable shoe on the foot and on the run.
I'm roughly 1.5 years into regular running, and I have Brooks to thank. I mainly used the Ravenna, and I wasn't particularly thrilled with the 9. The good people at Charm City Run Annapolis helped me with a gait analysis and a fitting. Turns out I should be using a neutral shoe. I tried on both the Ghost and the Glycerin and opted for the latter because I had been having so much ankle and calf pain that I figured the extra cushioning would allow me to continue to gradually increase my miles. I just ran my first 5k and I came in second place in my age group. 2 years ago I probably would have had to walk the 5k. I'm about 25 miles into my Glycerins, and they felt great on race day. I know they are a heavy shoe, but my feet don't tend to fatigue very much. There's also a good amount of bounce in the shoe, especially for something with max cushioning. The larger toe box works well for me because I have a traditional width foot with a wider toe area. I feel like I strike very naturally in this shoe. Thanks, Brooks!
Although not a runner these shoes have the correct support I need for my feet. Brooks provides the only correct support needed for regular and long walking for me. Let me say I have tried a almost every shoe there is. Great product and well worth the price without spending time at the doctors. Highly recommend
Third Pair of Glycerins, First 16s | Keeps Getting Better
I've had the Glycerin 143s and 14s. Skipped the 15s because I didn't like the redesign or any of the colorways. Honestly wasn't a fan of any of the 16 colorways either. The black/reflective came out and I decided to pull the trigger. IMPORTANT: The picture looks like a dark gray, but it's a true black. They looks sharp! The reflective technology is unlike anything I've seen in a shoe before. These things absolutely light up. As for comfort, these feel lighter than previous Glycerin models, but just as, if not more, comfortable. The attached tongue is a great feature and the liner is flawless as well. I've only had them for a couple days, but I'm already considering buying an extra pair to have on hand when these are worn out.
I'd ran with Brooks for a decade. I decided to run with another competitor last year and gave several problems. looked for a new pair with Brooks and found Glycerin 16 version. By far, this pair is the most cushioning and well fitted ever in Glycerin series. Don't look for others further. try this pair and guarantee that you'll love it.
I need the width that comes with the 2E option, and the shoe is straight out of the box perfect. I have battled with serious foot pain from a neuroma for the past 5 years, and these shoes are the best I have found to give me the space I need in the toe box and the confort I crave with every step. A great shoe.
This is a complete redesign. Fortunately, they have corrected the size problem, unfortunately, I purchased the shoes size based on the prior version. Other than feeling much larger than the prior version, I also feel that there is less cushion under the foot.
I recently switched from NB to Brooks and couldn't be happier. I currently am splitting my weekly miles between the Ghost 11 & the Glycerin 16. I really love the quality of this shoe - the fit is amazing, and the ride is definitely soft and comfortable. These will keep your feet healthy and happy! Not too sure about the responsiveness on faster tempos though - still need to do some research on that as I haven't logged a lot of miles yet. The Ghost 11s are more responsive and snappy, and I'll be wearing those on my tempos and speedier workouts.
Very soft and plush shoe, comfy for 10-15 miles + on pavement. I am a VERY heavy sweater, and my only gripe is this shoe takes a while to dry... But it's going to get soaked again when I put it on anyway, so minor complaint. Very good for training and avoiding injury, as the cushion definitely absorbs a lot of force from impact, saving calves, knees, and back.
I've worn various Glycerin versions for the past four years – all have been great, out of the box, comfy shoes. The 16 version is a notch above, good job Brooks. If you are looking for a neutral shoe with plenty of cushion – the 16 is it. I'm, what I call, an "aggressive pace" fitness walker putting in 30+ mile weeks. If you are a walker you know you use the full shoe so the full-length midsole is really a plus. The new mesh upper is amazing, the fit and feel is so good, it's like they were custom made for my foot. Others have panned the color choices, and originally I was in that camp – but, that Orange version has really grown on me. I have 80+ miles on this pair thus far and, from a durability perspective, it appears I'll get the standard 400-500 miles I expect. I highly recommend the 16 for anyone looking for a neutral, cushioned, long distance running/walking shoe.
I have always had trouble finding shoes with enough cushion, until I discovered Glycerins. These are the most comfortable shoes I've ever worn. My first experience was with the 14s, but these are even better. Great running shoes!
Brooks would sell one-heck-of-a-lot more Glycerin 16's if they had adequate inventory, especially in the popular colors...e.g. - both shades of blue. Just my 2 cents. I LOVE the Brooks Glycerin shoes (dating back to the Glycerin 11's.
I've been wearing these shoes for 4 months now, for both running and walking my dog. Most of our runs / walks are 4 or 5 miles on a road surface. These shoes have been great, the fit and feel out of the box was spot on and the upper is extremely comfortable and plush. The under foot feel is well balanced, firm enough that the shoe doesn't "squish" under foot, yet it still feels amply cushioned.