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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  • Color: 540

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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 60 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (41)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (6)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (6)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (5)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (2)

85%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Comfortable (48)
  • Lightweight (42)
  • Cushions impact (38)
  • Arch support (26)
  • Durable (26)

Cons

  • Uncomfortable (8)
  • Poor cushioning (7)
  • Narrow / tight (4)
  • Too stiff (4)
  • Wears quickly (4)

Best Uses

  • Walking (30)
  • Distance / endurance (27)
  • Dry conditions (24)
  • Gym (24)
  • Trail running (14)
    • Sizing:
    • Feels full size too small

       

      Feels half size too small

       

      Feels true to size

       

      90% 

      (53 reviews)

      Feels half size too big

       

      Feels full size too big

       
    • Width:
    • Feels too narrow

       

      Feels true to width

       

      92% 

      (54 reviews)

      Feels too wide

       
    • Arch Type:
    • Average arch (42), High arch (8), Low arch (6)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Enthusiast (22), Gym rat (16), Casual/ recreational (15), Rarely work out (3)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (54), 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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4.0

My Second Pair - Love this shoe!

By papillonvh

from Lexington, Virginia

About Me Casual/ Recreational

Pros

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

Cons

  • Front Sole Wears Quickly
  • Wears Quickly

Best Uses

  • Walking

Comments about Glycerin 12:

My only complaint is the fast wear-out of the front sole of this shoe. This is my second pair and the first ones still look brand new although they have about 120 miles on them. As stated, the front sole of the first pair wore down quickly despite the relatively light use. I feel I should get at least 300 miles out of a shoe this well-constructed and as pricey as it is. I'll see how long the new pair takes before the sole wears down and if it's as fast as the first pair I'll move on to another style. The shoe is as light as a feather and could be worn all day. I love them and hope this second pair holds up.

  • 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

Don't let the price scare you

By Gazelle

from Kansas

About Me Avid Athlete

Pros

  • Comfortable
  • Cushion
  • Cushions Impact
  • Good Arch Support
  • Good For Running
  • Good Traction
  • Lightweight
  • Support

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Endurance Training
    • Gym
    • Trail Running
    • Walking

    Comments about Glycerin 12:

    I love running and when my knees started talking to me, I knew it was time for a new pair of shoes. So I started looking at brooks ghost again when I seen the glycerin. I love the support and comfort of this shoe. It did take awhile to get used to so much cushion but now that I am, I will never get anything but the glycerin!

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

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    5.0

    Love!!!!

    By gecko runner

    from Dripping Springs, Texas

    About Me Avid Athlete

    Pros

    • Comfortable
    • Durable
    • Good Traction
    • Lightweight

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Street running

      Comments about Glycerin 12:

      I was fitted at a running store and the glycerin 12 fit me great. I mainly do road running and have not had any knee issues with these shoes. They are amazing. I especially love that they come in my favorite colors.

      • 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

      Look awesome but don't feel awesome

      By Sarah

      from Nashville, TN

      About Me Gym Rat

      Pros

      • Durable
      • Good Arch Support
      • Good Traction

      Cons

      • Heavy
      • Narrow / Tight
      • Too Stiff
      • Uncomfortable

      Best Uses

      • Dry Weather
      • Gym

      Comments about Glycerin 12:

      I ran in Asics for the last 12 or so years and decided they weren't doing it for me and I wanted to change it up. Quite a few people recommended Brooks and the employee at the mall talked me into getting these. I went with it- they seemed comfy when I tried them on and they were super cute. (it's so hard not to judge a shoe by its looks, isn't it?) These shoes did okay when I went on short runs (3 miles or so) only a few times a week but once I began training for a half marathon and putting in more miles they started to kill my feet. I never got blisters with any previous shoe and I have blisters everywhere with the Glycerin 12. Not to mention they are pretty stiff (thought I would be able to break them in but it hasn't improved) and heavy. They also make my calves ache when I walk the mile to school. Maybe other Brooks are better but so far I'm not a fan. I switched to a different brand this week and my feet are much happier

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

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      2.0

      Beautiful look uncomfortable feel

      By Always Brooks

      from Western Washington

      About Me Casual/ Recreational

      Pros

        Cons

        • Poor Cushioning
        • Uncomfortable

        Best Uses

        • Walking

        Comments about Glycerin 12:

        I love the look. color combination is what drew me to them at first. After a couple of hours or wearing them however my feet hurt. Heels and toes felt tired. Not enough cushioning if you are going to be walking around most of the day. Exchanged for Ghost 7 which seem to be working out great.

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

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