Brooks Glycerin 12 Men's Neutral Running Shoes

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Men's Glycerin 11

$150.00 $90.00

Style #110143

Think of the Glycerin 11 as your foot's butler, catering to your every want and need with plush, conformable comfort in every step. The luxury begins with an ultra-comfortable upper that uses innovative 3D Fit Print overlays to create structure and reduce weight. We've also removed the midfoot shank to optimize ground contact for a transition that puts the `oo` in smooth. Finished with fresh colors and hot looks, Mr. Belvedere's got nothing on this shoe.

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  • Color: 312

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Specifications

  • Shoe Category: Neutral
  • Arch: Medium, High
  • Body Build: Small, Medium, Large
  • Platform: Universal Platform
  • DNA Layout: Full-length DNA Layout
  • Construction Type: Strobel
  • Water-Resistant: No
  • Waterproof: No
  • Launch Date: June 1, 2013
  • Weight: 11.8 oz
  • Midsole Drop: 10 mm

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Glycerin 11
 
4.5

(based on 131 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (88)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (27)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (9)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (5)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (2)

93%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Comfortable (117)
  • Cushions impact (107)
  • Lightweight (69)
  • Durable (57)
  • Good traction (53)

Cons

  • Heavy (16)
  • Wears quickly (11)
  • Narrow / tight (9)
  • Poor cushioning (6)

Best Uses

  • Distance / endurance (75)
  • Dry conditions (71)
  • Walking (48)
  • Gym (47)
  • Trail running (24)
    • Sizing:
    • Feels full size too small

       

      Feels half size too small

       

      Feels true to size

       

      85% 

      (109 reviews)

      Feels half size too big

       

      Feels full size too big

       
    • Width:
    • Feels too narrow

       

      Feels true to width

       

      92% 

      (119 reviews)

      Feels too wide

       
    • Arch Type:
    • Average arch (108), High arch (14), Low arch (7)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Enthusiast (69), Casual/ recreational (34), Gym rat (23), Competitive athlete (3)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (123), Yes (5)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Smooth riding comfort for the long run

I run 5-10k in tropical heat so any attempts at fancy forefoot/midfoot running quickly degenerates into a relaxed heel-strike. I also run on a concrete path in a large park so cushioning...Read complete review

I run 5-10k in tropical heat so any attempts at fancy forefoot/midfoot running quickly degenerates into a relaxed heel-strike. I also run on a concrete path in a large park so cushioning is doubly important.

The smooth ride from the Gycerine is exceptional with no 'slap' on landing and a nice smooth transition even at the end of a 10k run in 99'F/39'C.

In the hand they feel a little heavier than my old Asics Cumulous or the Ghost 6 - but on the feet they feel similar but smoother. Very comfortable uppers feel like a close fitting ski sock and prevent movement and risk of blisters without being too tight.

In the wet they are a bit slippy - but this is improving as I add more miles. I would not recommend them for wet trail running on rocks or on hilly roads but great for flat pavement. Arch support is limited but feels good to me as a neutral runner with average/low arch.

I have wide-ish forefoot and narrow-ish heel and the fit is great. The slightly stretchy (color co-ordinated)laces help to adjust the fit.

Sizing seems true but no half sizes available in Asia. I normally have to go up a full size as my left foot is longer than right and toes can hit the front of the shoe on long runs causing nail pain - but I went for my normal shoe size with the Glycerine and although toe clearance is less than in previous shoes I've not had any issues yet.

The yellow/grey colors of my shoes look great and the bright blue is also nice - but I would have liked the option of a more subdued color scheme so I could wear the shoes to travel and then use them for runs when I arrive (big trainers and hand luggage don't mix).

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Wore out quickly

I'm on the older and heavier side (48/210), so cushioning and comfort are extremely important when looking for shoes. These shoes were great for the first 100-120 miles. I looked...Read complete review

I'm on the older and heavier side (48/210), so cushioning and comfort are extremely important when looking for shoes. These shoes were great for the first 100-120 miles. I looked forward to putting them on, never any discomfort during run, and never any leg or foot pain during or after run. Unfortunately, I had to retire them by 2 months/180 miles (not close to the expected 300 - 500 miles). Somewhere in the 150 mile range they started feeling loose and sloppy in the toes. By 175 miles the soles were worn out on the balls of my feet and started causing me pain. I NEVER wore these for anything but running, so I didn't lose miles to casual walking.

5 stars for initial fit and comfort, 2 stars for durability. Due to the price, I can't get past the durablilty problem, so my overall rating skews toward the lower rating. I'll be looking for a different shoe that lasts a little longer.

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5.0

Glycerin 11 much better than the 12 model

By 

from Delaware, OH

About Me Avid Athlete

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Comfortable
  • Cushions Impact

Cons

    Best Uses

      Comments about Glycerin 11:

      I've tried 2 pair of the newer 12 model, now I'm buying several pair of the 11 model while I can still get them. Brooks changed the heel in the 12 model which makes it much stiffer and was causing heel pain while training in upper Z2 or lower Z3. I spoke to a Brooks rep. at a marathon expo and those same changes are going into the upcoming 13 model. Not very excited about this, sometimes changes are not for the better!

      • Sizing:
      • Feels true to size
      • Width:
      • Feels true to width
      • Arch Type:
      • Low Arch
      • Was this a gift?:
      • No

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      4.0

      Provides the right support for me

      By 

      from Stamford, CT

      About Me Avid Athlete

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Comfortable
      • Cushions Impact

      Cons

      • Wears Quickly

      Best Uses

      • Trail Running
      • With Orthotics/Inserts

      Comments about Glycerin 11:

      I used to have problems with my feet from running. Glycerins were recommended to me by a great running store in Ridgefield, CT. I have been wearing them for years without issue. I mostly run on the road, they tend to wear quickly.

      • Sizing:
      • Feels full size too small
      • Width:
      • Feels true to width
      • Arch Type:
      • Average Arch
      • Was this a gift?:
      • No

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      5.0

      my 4th pair

      By 

      from miami

      About Me Avid Athlete

      Verified Buyer
      Staff Reviewer

      Pros

      • Comfortable
      • Cushions Impact
      • Durable
      • Responsive

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Dry Weather
        • Endurance Training
        • Gym

        Comments about Glycerin 11:

        the best shoe I have ever had.I hope they will not discontinue this model.

        • Sizing:
        • Feels true to size
        • Width:
        • Feels true to width
        • Arch Type:
        • Average Arch
        • Was this a gift?:
        • No

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        3.0

        No cushioning

        By 

        from Norfolk, VA

        About Me Casual/ Recreational

        Verified Buyer
        Staff Reviewer

        Pros

        • Comfortable
        • Great Visual Design

        Cons

        • Poor Cushioning

        Best Uses

          Comments about Glycerin 11:

          I really want to love these shoes, but I've had a strange experience with Glycerin models. I first bought a 12 and loved it -- most comfortable shoe I've owned and I hated to "retire" it. Then I saw 11s on sale, at a great price, and bought two pair. One pair is terrific. The other pair feels like it has no cushioning at all. They're fine to walk in, and I'm now using them as casual shoes. I don't run in them at all. So I bought another pair of 12s, thinking they would match my first experience. Instead, they match the hard-soled pair of 11s. I don't know what explains this level of inconsistency from one pair to the next, but I'm signing off of Glycerins for a while. In their place, I have a pair of Launch 2s (my first experience with the Launch model), and like them a lot. I've run up to 12 miles in them and they hold up well; I'm not sure they're the shoe I want for my next marathon. My first Brooks shoe was the Ghost 6. I'm going to head back in that direction and try out a pair of Ghost 7s.

          I'm 60 years old, 5'9" and weigh 150-155. I generally run 35-45 miles a week and like to rotate among two or three pairs of shoes.

          • Sizing:
          • Feels true to size
          • Width:
          • Feels true to width
          • Arch Type:
          • Average Arch
          • Was this a gift?:
          • No

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          5.0

          Third pair of Glycerin. I love them

          By 

          from Richmond, RI

          About Me Avid Athlete

          Verified Buyer
          Staff Reviewer

          Pros

          • Cushions Impact
          • Good Arch Support

          Cons

          • Heavy

          Best Uses

          • Dry Weather
          • Endurance Training
          • Walking

          Comments about Glycerin 11:

          Great support. I run on average 25 miles a week and these shoes are great

          • Sizing:
          • Feels half size too small
          • Width:
          • Feels true to width
          • Arch Type:
          • Average Arch
          • Was this a gift?:
          • No

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