Women's Glycerin 12

New Worlds of Comfort

$150.00 $150.00 - $155.00

Style #120160
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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: 609

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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
 
4.5

(based on 91 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (65)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (11)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (8)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (5)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (2)

88%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Comfortable (77)
  • Lightweight (67)
  • Cushions impact (61)
  • Durable (45)
  • Good traction (44)

Cons

  • Uncomfortable (9)
  • Poor cushioning (8)
  • Wears quickly (7)
  • Narrow / tight (4)
  • Poor arch support (4)

Best Uses

  • Walking (50)
  • Distance / endurance (44)
  • Gym (44)
  • Dry conditions (38)
  • Trail running (23)
    • Sizing:
    • Feels full size too small

       

      Feels half size too small

       

      Feels true to size

       

      89% 

      (80 reviews)

      Feels half size too big

       

      Feels full size too big

       
    • Width:
    • Feels too narrow

       

      Feels true to width

       

      94% 

      (84 reviews)

      Feels too wide

       
    • Arch Type:
    • Average arch (64), High arch (13), Low arch (8)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Enthusiast (32), Casual/ recreational (25), Gym rat (25), Rarely work out (5)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (82), Yes (8)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

I've never felt better running!

I am using the product to train for a Mini Marathon. I was having really bad hip pains running in Nike so I decided to pay a little extra for a lot better quality!...Read complete review

I am using the product to train for a Mini Marathon. I was having really bad hip pains running in Nike so I decided to pay a little extra for a lot better quality! I love them, they are so lightweight and easy on my feet. They feel like they were made for the way I run.

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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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5.0

Purchased Glycerin 12 for a friend

By 

from Detroit, MI

About Me Gym Rat

Pros

  • Comfortable
  • Cushions Impact
  • Durable
  • Pronation Control

Cons

    Best Uses

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

    Comments about Glycerin 12:

    This process went well. The first time I ordered Brooks shoes through a third party retailer. It took at least a month and a half (or longer) to get the shoes, only to realize after the fact that they run a half size to small (on a normal basis). I ended up being so frustrated with the initial process that I did not want to deal with that company (I will keep the name anonymous) to rectify the issue of the shoes being too small. I ended up giving one pair away, and the others have been sitting for sometime. I recently purchased the ladies Glycerine 12's for a friend of mine for "Mothers Day." Because I know to order at least a half size up, I did just that. She stated that the shoes fit perfectly, and she is well pleased with the quality of the product. She said, and I will quote, "it feels like I am walking on clouds." I was glad to hear that. She has used the shoes for walking outside, and for high and low impact cardio (at the gym). I have been doing research on Brooks shoes for sometime, and I believe they are in the top 5 of running shoes based on the technology that is used to manufacture. I am hoping that my second time around is better. I will order right from Brooks this time, because I know that they will do things just a tad bit different than a third party retailer.

    • Sizing:
    • Feels half size too small
    • Width:
    • Feels true to width
    • Arch Type:
    • Average Arch
    • Was this a gift?:
    • Yes

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    5.0

    Love the shoes

    By 

    from Rwanda

    About Me Avid Athlete

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Comfortable
    • Cushions Impact
    • Good Arch Support
    • Lightweight

    Cons

    • Wears Quickly

    Best Uses

    • Dry Weather

    Comments about Glycerin 12:

    Love these shoes and the improvements form the last Glycerin are great. I have worn this style shoe for many, many miles and I am pain free.

    • 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 this shoe

    By 

    from Lima, Ohio

    About Me Avid Athlete

    Pros

    • Comfortable
    • Cushions Impact
    • Good Traction
    • Lightweight
    • Pronation Control
    • Responsive

    Cons

      Best Uses

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

      Comments about Glycerin 12:

      I was skeptical of buying shoes online, but I've heard about Brooks from other runners and decided to give them a try. I'm glad I bought them. They are very comfortable, and aren't too narrow for my wide-ish feet. I will probably add some arch support, but I love the cushioning around the toes and heel.

      • 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

      Very comfortable shoe

      By 

      from Schenectady NY

      About Me Gym Rat

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Comfortable
      • Durable
      • Good Arch Support
      • Lightweight
      • Responsive

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Gym
        • Walking

        Comments about Glycerin 12:

        I just recently got my second total knee replacement and wanted to get new sneakers to prevent falling into old walking habits. These caught my eye and I am so glad they did. I use them for walking and also for exercising at the gym. They are very responsive and comfortable. One of the issues I usually have is if I wear my sneakers all day, my feet get very hot and burn. This does not happen in this shoe - the ventilation and material are excellent. I have already recommended them to friends.

        • 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

        Great shoe

        By 

        from South Carolina

        About Me Gym Rat

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Comfortable
        • Cushions Impact
        • Good Traction
        • Pronation Control

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Gym

          Comments about Glycerin 12:

          I was having issues due to underpronation and chose this shoe after a lot of research. I have been extremely pleased so far and I am enjoying my workouts/runs with this shoe!

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

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