Women's Glycerin 12

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Brooks Glycerin 12 Women's Neutral Running Shoes

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$150.00 $150.00 - $155.00

Style #120160

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 women 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 9.1 ounces, the Glycerin 12 is lighter than ever, but full of new technologies to elevate your run.

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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 9.1 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: 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: 9.1 oz

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Glycerin 12
 
4.3

(based on 53 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (37)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (5)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (5)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (4)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (2)

88%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Comfortable (43)
  • Lightweight (38)
  • Cushions impact (34)
  • Arch support (22)
  • Durable (22)

Cons

  • Poor cushioning (6)
  • Uncomfortable (6)
  • Narrow / tight (3)
  • Poor arch support (3)
  • Too stiff (3)

Best Uses

  • Walking (25)
  • Distance / endurance (24)
  • Dry conditions (21)
  • Gym (20)
  • Trail running (13)
    • Sizing:
    • Feels full size too small

       

      Feels half size too small

       

      Feels true to size

       

      92% 

      (48 reviews)

      Feels half size too big

       

      Feels full size too big

       
    • Width:
    • Feels too narrow

       

      Feels true to width

       

      92% 

      (48 reviews)

      Feels too wide

       
    • Arch Type:
    • Average arch (37), High arch (7), Low arch (5)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Enthusiast (20), Casual/ recreational (13), Gym rat (13), Rarely work out (3)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (47), Yes (5)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

12s take some getting used to

I have bought every version of Glycerins since the 4s and loved all of them...until the 12. The 12s have undergone a major redesign and I find that they're just not as...Read complete review

I have bought every version of Glycerins since the 4s and loved all of them...until the 12. The 12s have undergone a major redesign and I find that they're just not as supportive in the spots I need. As someone who has back and hip issues, I have always loved Glycerins for their arch support. It seems like they've taken that material that provided the arch support and spread it out across the shoe, instead of just putting it in the arch. While that sounds great on paper and it does make the shoe lighter, it also seems to make it a little less stable and less supportive. I'm sure it's a fantastic shoe for others, but I don't think the 12s are for me.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Not a Cushioning Shoe

I bought these after researching "cushioning" shoes. I have developed some foot pain lately (heel pain, ball of foot pain, tingling) and wanted to find a high quality cushioning...Read complete review

I bought these after researching "cushioning" shoes. I have developed some foot pain lately (heel pain, ball of foot pain, tingling) and wanted to find a high quality cushioning shoe to help with some of my issues. I tried them on in a store and thought they felt pretty decent on their carpet but was unsure so I did not buy them. After more research, I kept coming back to the Glycerin because so many people talked about how cushioned they are. Well, I decided to give them a shot. Kudos to Brooks for getting these to me in 3 days. However, I am very disappointed with the shoes and will be sending them back. These Glycerin 12's are the hardest trainers that I have. Walking around the house on bamboo flooring (which is soft for wood) was like walking barefoot on concrete. My heel pain felt worse in these. I really wanted to like these shoes because they are very well made and a lot of people like them but I seriously would never call this a "cushioning" shoe.

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1.0

Nice looking, BUT

By RadNurse

from NC

About Me Casual/ Recreational

Pros

  • Looks good

Cons

  • Poor Cushioning
  • Uncomfortable

Best Uses

    Comments about Glycerin 12:

    Bought these at a store on recommendation from a friend. Not even half way through the day the soles of my feet were killing me. These shoes just feel hard. They made my feet hurt. Went to a shoe store today for some inserts, and after $55 on those, they still do not feel like something I can wear. What a waste of alot of money for shoes I can't wear to work now.

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

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    5.0

    Healthy Feet

    By Happy Feet

    from Peoria, AZ

    About Me Casual/ Recreational

    Pros

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

    Cons

      Best Uses

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

      Comments about Glycerin 12:

      Just had foot surgery. Tried on dozens of shoes, painfully. I am a kindergarten teacher and I wear this shoe every day all day!!

      • 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

      Extremely Comfortable

      By Lucky7

      from St. John's, NL

      About Me Avid Athlete

      Pros

      • Comfortable
      • Cushions Impact
      • Durable

      Cons

        Best Uses

          Comments about Glycerin 12:

          I purchased the Brooks Glycerin 12 6 months ago, since then I have completed hill training, tempo runs, long runs and races in these sneakers. They have about 400km on them now and feel just as comfortable and cushioned as they did in the beginning. I would definitely recommend these. Looking forward to the 13's.

          • 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

          Love the shoes!!

          By Engineer Broad

          from Elko Nevada

          About Me Avid Athlete

          Pros

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

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Dry Weather
            • Endurance Training
            • Gym
            • Trail Running
            • Walking
            • Wet Weather

            Comments about Glycerin 12:

            I run almost everyday. These shoes are wonderful. I have not hip or back pain when I run with these shoes so they must be doing there job.

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

            Comment on this review

            (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            I LOVE these shoes!

            By Sunny

            from Louisville, Kentucky

            About Me Avid Athlete

            Pros

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

            Cons

            • No cons

            Best Uses

            • Dry Weather
            • Endurance Training
            • Walking

            Comments about Glycerin 12:

            These shoes are the BEST. I Love them, they are comfortable (great) for my walking.

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

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