Men's Glycerin 12

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Brooks Glycerin 12 Men's Neutral Running Shoes

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$150.00

Style #110167

Every lace and stitch of the all-new Glycerin 12 running shoe goes above and beyond the standards of comfort. This neutral running shoe for men was inspired by the clouds and designed to feel like running in a meadow toward the one you love. New Super DNA provides 25% more cushioning than BioMoGo DNA, while Ideal Pressure Zones in the outsole optimize pressure distribution from heel to forefoot. And the upper? A conformable saddle wraps the foot, while 3D Fit Print creates a custom fit without adding weight. At just 10.9 ounces, the Glycerin 12 is lighter than ever, but full of new technologies to elevate your run.

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  • Color: 034

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What's New

Glycerin 12

  • Super DNA midsole provides the ultimate adaptive cushioning
  • Rounded heel offers better alignment, minimizing stress on joints
  • Ideal Pressure Zones disperse impact for an effortless ride
  • Conformable saddle construction gives your foot a snug fit
  • 3-D Fit Print overlays on the upper add flexibility and structure
Great for road running

Great for road running

Ideal for Medium to High Arches

Ideal for medium to high arches

Weight

Weight 10.9 oz

Ideal for normal pronation

Ideal for runners with normal pronation

Midsole drop

Midsole drop 10mm

New colors available

Nightlife color available

Technology

3D Fit Print

Using a revolutionary process that uses screen-print technology to apply engineered structure to the uppers of our shoes, it maintains the shoe structure with increased flexibility and lighter weight.

Ideal Pressure Zones

Distribute pressure evenly under your foot, transforming your run into a more comfortable and effortless ride.

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Segmented Crash Pad

Made up of fully-integrated shock absorbers to provide cushion and smooth heel-to-toe transition, maximizing the efficiency of every stride.

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Super DNA

An adaptable midsole material that offers increased cushioning while providing peak energy return and support.

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Ideal Pressure Zones

What is it?

Ideal Pressure Zones distribute pressure evenly under your foot, transforming your run into a more comfortable and effortless ride from heel to forefoot.

How does it work?

When we take a step back to examine how runners run, we recognize that the highest amount of impact happens as you propel yourself forward. Knowing that this is the moment of highest impact, we’ve reshaped the outsole to disperse pressure evenly throughout your whole foot -- from heel to mid-foot to forefoot.

This means that impact is no longer felt in just one area of the foot which could cause “hot spots” (places that rub or cause pain throughout the run) but is instead dispersed evenly across the entire foot, leading to a smoother, float-like transition as you glide through your run.

Ideal Pressure Zones work in conjunction with our other shoe technologies to help runners maintain their most efficient and natural motion throughout the run.

Segmented Crash Pad

What is it?

The Segmented Crash Pad customizes your foot's lay-down to provide amazing cushion and smooth heel-to-toe transition throughout the run.

How does it work?

We know that a key component of maximizing your run is to provide the smoothest possible heel-to-toe transition. The Segmented Crash Pad is one technology we use to achieve this goal.

Shaped like a caterpillar, the Segmented Crash Pad is a midsole made up of independent, yet fully integrated shock absorbers. As your foot strikes the ground, the segments work together to customize your individual lay down to provide the right amount of cushion and seamless heel-to-toe transition for you – making the most of all that effort you put into each stride.

Super DNA

What is it?

An adaptable midsole material that combines plushness with adaptability and provides 25% more cushioning than BioMoGo DNA.

Traditional cushioning takes a one-size-fits-all approach, but we know that each runner is different. Super DNA was developed to continuously tailor the level of cushioning to your specific needs – even as they change during the run.

How does it work?

Super DNA is made up of a highly viscous non-Newtonian material or more simply put, a material that adapts to the specific force you apply to it. Part of the brilliance is that this compound was engineered to perform at the molecular level (picture millions of resilient 'nanosprings').

If you looked at Super DNA through a microscope, you’d see that it's made up of individual molecules connected in strands. These strands (which form chains) react to the amount of force placed on the foot, dispersing pressure and providing resiliency. Bottom line of this physics lesson: You get tailored cushioning that reacts to your specific weight, pace, gait, movement and running environment – "made-for-me" cushioning vs. "one size fits all."

And, as with all good technology, we’ve taken it a step further:

  • Super DNA is our latest stop on the DNA journey. Introduced with the Transcend and now found in the Glycerin, Super DNA combines the adaptability of DNA and adds 25% more cushioning than BioMoGo DNA while still maintaining the same energy return and biodegradable properties. Essentially you get the best of both worlds – adaptability and ultimate cushioning.

Other benefits include:

  • Significantly more cushioning than standard midsole materials
  • Increased energy-return for more pep in your step
  • Great performance no matter your weight or running pace
  • Smoother transition from heel to toe

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, 2014
  • Weight: 10.9

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Glycerin 12
 
4.1

(based on 56 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (31)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (12)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (6)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (4)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (3)

80%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Comfortable (47)
  • Cushions impact (37)
  • Lightweight (35)
  • Good traction (30)
  • Arch support (29)

Cons

  • Poor cushioning (10)
  • Heavy (4)
  • Too stiff (4)
  • Uncomfortable (3)
  • Wears quickly (3)

Best Uses

  • Dry conditions (31)
  • Distance / endurance (29)
  • Gym (20)
  • Walking (20)
  • Trail running (11)
    • Sizing:
    • Feels full size too small

       

      Feels half size too small

       

      Feels true to size

       

      91% 

      (50 reviews)

      Feels half size too big

       

      Feels full size too big

       
    • Width:
    • Feels too narrow

       

      Feels true to width

       

      96% 

      (52 reviews)

      Feels too wide

       
    • Arch Type:
    • Average arch (44), High arch (7)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Enthusiast (30), Casual/ recreational (18), Gym rat (5)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (52), Yes (3)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Love the Glycerine 12 - :-)

My first pair of Brooks was the Transcend....which was also my first entry into running...I had nerve damage in my foot and the Doctor suggested I go with a high...Read complete review

My first pair of Brooks was the Transcend....which was also my first entry into running...I had nerve damage in my foot and the Doctor suggested I go with a high cushioned running shoe. Well my nerve damage is better and the Transcend was just too much cushioning.....so I went to a Running store that specialized in Brooks and after some time in the store they recommended the Glycerine 12 - I have put about 20 miles on them thus far and I am in love!

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Very Stiff and Dissappointed

I have been running on Brooks for around 3 years now doing marathons and half marathons. Most of the time has been on Ghosts 5 & 6, with a recent change to the...Read complete review

I have been running on Brooks for around 3 years now doing marathons and half marathons. Most of the time has been on Ghosts 5 & 6, with a recent change to the Glycerin 12 to theoretically provide more cushioning. I had about 350 miles on the Glycerins and developed compressional nerve pain in one foot. I went and purchased another pair thinking they were worn out, but within one more week on the new shoes both feet started having the same problem nerve problems. While I was wanting more cushioning and a softer ride than the Ghosts, instead I found them extremely stiff, board-like and were hurting my feet like a cheap shoe feels after long runs. Since I had been running in Brooks for so long, this really surprised and disappointed me. The "New Super DNA" is not working at all and is a huge step backward. Brooks is believing its own marketing on this Super DNA, but it is anything but "a cloud Feel". It is harsh, board like and injured my feet. The new shoe sole material is terrible and needs to be corrected before I will think about coming back to Brooks. I took the shoes back for a full refund and switched to Asics Gel Nimbus 16. These are the type of gel cushioning that I was expecting out of the Glycerin, but there is a night and day difference. Brooks you must correct this New Super DNA or you will destroy your running shoes and runners who previously supported and ran in your shoes. Do not expand this into other shoes, but take it away. I do not say this with sour grapes, but that I wish my love for Brooks was continuing, but something will need to change before I come back.

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5.0

i have bought this product for 4 yrs.

By still runnin at 70

from Trussville, Al

About Me Avid Athlete

Pros

  • Comfortable
  • Cushions Impact
  • Good Arch Support
  • Good Traction
  • Pronation Control
  • Responsive

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Dry Weather
    • Endurance Training
    • Wet Weather
    • With Orthotics/Inserts

    Comments about Glycerin 12:

    I generally run with three pairs of shoes to train in alternating between runs. All three pair are Glyercine 12's. I started at 9's and they are the shoes for me.

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

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    4.0

    Good Shoe

    By Mike G.

    from Roanoke, Va.

    About Me Avid Athlete

    Pros

    • Comfortable
    • Cushions Impact
    • Good Traction
    • Responsive

    Cons

    • Heavy

    Best Uses

    • Endurance Training

    Comments about Glycerin 12:

    Overall, this is a great shoe. I feel like Brooks shoes take awhile to break in but once they're broken in, they're the best. This one has a very solid construction but isn't too heavy. I've been using lightweight running shoes but switched to this one because I wanted shoes that would last longer. Very comfortable and natural feeling on the feet.

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

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    4.0

    More than just a running shoe

    By John in TX

    from Bell County, TX

    About Me Casual/ Recreational

    Pros

    • Comfortable
    • Cushions Impact
    • Good Arch Support
    • Good Traction
    • Lightweight

    Cons

    • Limited Color Schemes

    Best Uses

    • Dry Weather
    • Trail Running
    • Walking
    • Wet Weather
    • With Orthotics/Inserts
    • Work

    Comments about Glycerin 12:

    I've been running less than 10 miles per week for about 8 years and so far this is the best shoe for me. I've ran in various other name brands and I will never go back. For me, the biggest selling points of this shoe are adequate room for "fancy" insoles without making the fit too tight. I have nerve damage in one foot and finding a shoe that would still fit great even with my orthotics was very difficult. I also discovered these Glycerin 12's offer great cushioning while providing great support- I found this shoe to be in the "Goldilocks" zone. Aside from running, these shoes allow me to walk comfortably throughout the day without exacerbating my poor damaged feet. If they offered a steel-toe version I could wear them to work! I would certainly recommend this shoe to just about any casual or recreational runner.

    • 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

    Perfect again

    By Fourkerwins

    from Uncasville , CT

    About Me Avid Athlete

    Pros

    • Comfortable
    • Cushions Impact
    • Durable
    • Good Arch Support
    • Lightweight

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Dry Weather

      Comments about Glycerin 12:

      The Glycerin 12's are a great shoe for a larger person who is putting in high miles.

      • 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

      Smooth Soft Ride and comes in B width

      By Stu

      from Hurst, Texas

      About Me Casual/ Recreational

      Pros

      • Comfortable
      • Cushions Impact
      • Good Arch Support
      • Good Traction
      • Lightweight
      • Responsive

      Cons

        Best Uses

          Comments about Glycerin 12:

          These shoes rock. I have a narrow foot and usually just live with it. I noticed these came in a B width and ordered a pair. Per Brooks they are 4mm narrower which isn't much but for me makes them one of the most comfortable shoes I have worn. I run about 25 miles a week on concrete and the two runs I have run in these have been great. I have been running in the Asics Cumulus 16 but the Glycerin is my new go to shoe for comfort.

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

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