Women's Glycerin 12

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$150.00
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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  • 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

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

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Reviews

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Glycerin 12
 
4.3

(based on 46 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (32)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (4)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (5)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (4)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (1)

88%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Comfortable (37)
  • Lightweight (33)
  • Cushions impact (29)
  • Arch support (18)
  • Durable (18)

Cons

  • Poor cushioning (5)
  • Uncomfortable (5)
  • Narrow / tight (3)
  • Poor arch support (3)
  • Too stiff (3)

Best Uses

  • Distance / endurance (21)
  • Walking (20)
  • Dry conditions (18)
  • Gym (17)
  • Trail running (11)
    • Sizing:
    • Feels full size too small

       

      Feels half size too small

       

      Feels true to size

       

      91% 

      (41 reviews)

      Feels half size too big

       

      Feels full size too big

       
    • Width:
    • Feels too narrow

       

      Feels true to width

       

      91% 

      (41 reviews)

      Feels too wide

       
    • Arch Type:
    • Average arch (32), High arch (7), Low arch (3)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Enthusiast (17), Gym rat (13), Casual/ recreational (10)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (40), Yes (5)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Love these shoes.

I work in a hospital and do 2-3 miles of walking each work day. I also am a supernator (serious under-pronator)with scarring from a ruptured plantar fascia. These shoes are very...Read complete review

I work in a hospital and do 2-3 miles of walking each work day. I also am a supernator (serious under-pronator)with scarring from a ruptured plantar fascia. These shoes are very good at stabilizing the rolling of my feet to the outside. The fit is good. They provide adequate arch support, but I could probably use more. However, overall, they allow me to do all that walking without having aching feet in the end of a 12-hr shift. I also like the color choices for this shoe. Mine are the navy.

VS

Most Liked Negative Review

 

Not for me anymore

This was to be my sixth pair of Glycerins, unfortunately, I was very unhappy with them. I can't say enough great things about the 11, but the 12 is totally different and NOT...Read complete review

This was to be my sixth pair of Glycerins, unfortunately, I was very unhappy with them. I can't say enough great things about the 11, but the 12 is totally different and NOT for me.

I loved running in the Glycerins, and thought I had finally found a shoe that would give me the cushion I crave. This new version definitely does not measure up. I thought they felt wrong the moment I tried them on, but hoped running in them would make a difference. Nope. These feel too flat, as if the arch support is gone, and hard, as if too much cushioning was sacrificed for weight.

I got my usual 1/2 size bigger. The length felt the same as usual, but these are narrower than previous versions. I don't have wide feet by any means, but even with loosened laces, they felt too constrictive.

Needless to say, I am bummed. NOTHING else I tried on at the store felt as good as my Glycerin 10s and 11s did. Let's hope the next redesign can address these issues.

I say, if you like this version, you might as well just wear the Ghost as save a few dollars.

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5.0

love them

By training kel

from Tennessee

About Me Gym Rat

Pros

  • Comfortable
  • Cushions Impact
  • Good Arch Support
  • Lightweight

Cons

  • Too Stiff

Best Uses

  • Endurance Training
  • Gym
  • Walking
  • Work

Comments about Glycerin 12:

I use the product to workout in the gym and to run inside and out. The extra cushioning in this shoe is great. It helps with impact to my knees. The one thing not so great is the slower reaction time caused by extra cushioning. Overall great shoe

  • Sizing:
  • Feels true to size
  • Width:
  • Feels true to width
  • Arch Type:
  • High Arch
  • Was this a gift?:
  • Yes

Comment on this review

 
5.0

Gorgeous!

By Fit Mom of Four

from Lakeland, FL

About Me Gym Rat

Pros

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

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Gym
    • Trail Running
    • Walking

    Comments about Glycerin 12:

    Bought these for doing 90X3 at home and for running (mostly on treadmill). They are the best looking pair of shoes I've ever purchased, and feel great during my workouts. I am a size 9, but I bought a 9 1/2. They fit fine, but a 9 probably would have worked also. I will definitely be returning to the Brooks website for my next pair!

    • 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

    Not a runner, but I love them!

    By Iris

    from Beaumont, TX

    About Me Casual/ Recreational

    Pros

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

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Gym

      Comments about Glycerin 12:

      I bought these shoe for my crossfit class and I love them! The support is great and my feet are not killing me the next day as they were with my previous shoes. In my everyday job I am on my feet most of the day on a concrete floor and I'm planning on adding another pair to my collection to use specifically for that.

      • 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

      What a surprise!

      By Gym Coach A

      from Georgia

      About Me Gym Rat

      Pros

      • Comfortable
      • Cushions Impact
      • Lightweight
      • Pronation Control

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Dry Weather
        • Endurance Training
        • Gym
        • Walking
        • Work

        Comments about Glycerin 12:

        This was my first purchase with Brooks. First, the shipping was free and really fast delivery! Second, Brooks gives a thirty day money back guarantee.....even after you have worn them while running/exercise/work. No one else does that, so that immediately caught my attention! I was hesitant to order these online since I had never even tried on a pair of Brooks, but with the thirty day trial run and free shipping, I was sold. I ordered my regular size in running shoes(7), which is a half size up from my normal shoe size(6 1/2). The fit was perfect. I am an under pronator, and this shoe works perfectly for me. I used the shoe finder on the Brooks website since I was switching from another famous brand of running shoes. I have already completed several short runs with no problems. My Glycerin 12s really did not have a break in period, and they have already relieved some of the pain I was experiencing from my old shoes. I have pain from old injuries involving ankle, shin, knee, and back. These shoes have great cushioning for my joints, yet they still support my back. The Glycerins are super light which makes for a much better run or workout. I also coach, and these shoes are great for standing on your feet all day. Also, I really loved all the colors that Brooks offered. They are not cheesy, yet they still have a lot of color, which I love in a running shoe. Although the price may seem high, you really do get what you pay for when it comes to running shoes. I am very satisfied with my Brooks Glycerin 12s, and I highly recommend them to anyone on the fence. After all, you have a thirty day trial.......what have you got to lose?!

        • 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

        Amazing

        By Nicki

        from Nh

        About Me Casual/ Recreational

        Pros

        • Comfortable
        • Cushions Impact
        • Good Arch Support

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Endurance Training
          • Gym

          Comments about Glycerin 12:

          These fit amazing and I knew they were for me from the second I put them on

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

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