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Men's Glycerin 11

$150.00 $90.00

Style #110143

Think of the Glycerin 11 as your foot's butler, catering to your every want and need with plush, conformable comfort in every step. The luxury begins with an ultra-comfortable upper that uses innovative 3D Fit Print overlays to create structure and reduce weight. We've also removed the midfoot shank to optimize ground contact for a transition that puts the `oo` in smooth. Finished with fresh colors and hot looks, Mr. Belvedere's got nothing on this shoe.

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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, 2013
  • Weight: 11.8 oz
  • Midsole Drop: 10 mm

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Glycerin 11
 
4.5

(based on 134 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (89)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (28)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (9)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (6)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (2)

92%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Comfortable (120)
  • Cushions impact (109)
  • Lightweight (71)
  • Durable (58)
  • Good traction (55)

Cons

  • Heavy (16)
  • Wears quickly (12)
  • Narrow / tight (9)
  • Poor cushioning (6)

Best Uses

  • Distance / endurance (77)
  • Dry conditions (73)
  • Walking (49)
  • Gym (47)
  • Trail running (25)
    • Sizing:
    • Feels full size too small

       

      Feels half size too small

       

      Feels true to size

       

      85% 

      (112 reviews)

      Feels half size too big

       

      Feels full size too big

       
    • Width:
    • Feels too narrow

       

      Feels true to width

       

      92% 

      (121 reviews)

      Feels too wide

       
    • Arch Type:
    • Average arch (111), High arch (14), Low arch (7)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Enthusiast (70), Casual/ recreational (36), Gym rat (23), Competitive athlete (3)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (125), Yes (5)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Smooth riding comfort for the long run

I run 5-10k in tropical heat so any attempts at fancy forefoot/midfoot running quickly degenerates into a relaxed heel-strike. I also run on a concrete path in a large park so cushioning...Read complete review

I run 5-10k in tropical heat so any attempts at fancy forefoot/midfoot running quickly degenerates into a relaxed heel-strike. I also run on a concrete path in a large park so cushioning is doubly important.

The smooth ride from the Gycerine is exceptional with no 'slap' on landing and a nice smooth transition even at the end of a 10k run in 99'F/39'C.

In the hand they feel a little heavier than my old Asics Cumulous or the Ghost 6 - but on the feet they feel similar but smoother. Very comfortable uppers feel like a close fitting ski sock and prevent movement and risk of blisters without being too tight.

In the wet they are a bit slippy - but this is improving as I add more miles. I would not recommend them for wet trail running on rocks or on hilly roads but great for flat pavement. Arch support is limited but feels good to me as a neutral runner with average/low arch.

I have wide-ish forefoot and narrow-ish heel and the fit is great. The slightly stretchy (color co-ordinated)laces help to adjust the fit.

Sizing seems true but no half sizes available in Asia. I normally have to go up a full size as my left foot is longer than right and toes can hit the front of the shoe on long runs causing nail pain - but I went for my normal shoe size with the Glycerine and although toe clearance is less than in previous shoes I've not had any issues yet.

The yellow/grey colors of my shoes look great and the bright blue is also nice - but I would have liked the option of a more subdued color scheme so I could wear the shoes to travel and then use them for runs when I arrive (big trainers and hand luggage don't mix).

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Wore out quickly

I'm on the older and heavier side (48/210), so cushioning and comfort are extremely important when looking for shoes. These shoes were great for the first 100-120 miles. I looked...Read complete review

I'm on the older and heavier side (48/210), so cushioning and comfort are extremely important when looking for shoes. These shoes were great for the first 100-120 miles. I looked forward to putting them on, never any discomfort during run, and never any leg or foot pain during or after run. Unfortunately, I had to retire them by 2 months/180 miles (not close to the expected 300 - 500 miles). Somewhere in the 150 mile range they started feeling loose and sloppy in the toes. By 175 miles the soles were worn out on the balls of my feet and started causing me pain. I NEVER wore these for anything but running, so I didn't lose miles to casual walking.

5 stars for initial fit and comfort, 2 stars for durability. Due to the price, I can't get past the durablilty problem, so my overall rating skews toward the lower rating. I'll be looking for a different shoe that lasts a little longer.

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5.0

Super Cushion, material so so

By 

from Orange, CA

About Me Casual/ Recreational

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Comfortable
  • Cushions Impact
  • Good Traction

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Dry Weather
    • Endurance Training
    • Trail Running

    Comments about Glycerin 11:

    Love the cushion, feel nice on the road. Feel light and fits good. Better then asics in similar price range

    • 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

    Update for previous review

    By 

    from Irvine, CA

    About Me Avid Athlete

    Pros

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

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Endurance Training

      Comments about Glycerin 11:

      Great shoe but after running in it for 6 months I developed an injury at the time when I increased my mileage for marathon training. I am back with Asics, injury gone and came to the conclusion you have to be very careful when changing shoes after running +- 20 years with the same shoe.

      • Sizing:
      • Feels true to size
      • Width:
      • Feels true to width
      • Arch Type:
      • Average Arch

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      2.0

      Comfortable but 5 months out starting to fall apart.

      By 

      from Ann Arbor MI

      About Me Casual/ Recreational

      Pros

      • Comfortable
      • Good Arch Support
      • Good Traction
      • Lightweight

      Cons

      • Wears Quickly

      Best Uses

      • Dry Weather
      • Walking

      Comments about Glycerin 11:

      I wear these glycerin 11's every day to work and I enjoy them. I am currently 5 months out and the mesh is starting to separate from the top. Maybe its time to head back to asics, they lasted longer for me.

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

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      5.0

      Glycerin 11 much better than the 12 model

      By 

      from Delaware, OH

      About Me Avid Athlete

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Comfortable
      • Cushions Impact

      Cons

        Best Uses

          Comments about Glycerin 11:

          I've tried 2 pair of the newer 12 model, now I'm buying several pair of the 11 model while I can still get them. Brooks changed the heel in the 12 model which makes it much stiffer and was causing heel pain while training in upper Z2 or lower Z3. I spoke to a Brooks rep. at a marathon expo and those same changes are going into the upcoming 13 model. Not very excited about this, sometimes changes are not for the better!

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

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          4.0

          Provides the right support for me

          By 

          from Stamford, CT

          About Me Avid Athlete

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Comfortable
          • Cushions Impact

          Cons

          • Wears Quickly

          Best Uses

          • Trail Running
          • With Orthotics/Inserts

          Comments about Glycerin 11:

          I used to have problems with my feet from running. Glycerins were recommended to me by a great running store in Ridgefield, CT. I have been wearing them for years without issue. I mostly run on the road, they tend to wear quickly.

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

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          5.0

          my 4th pair

          By 

          from miami

          About Me Avid Athlete

          Verified Buyer
          Staff Reviewer

          Pros

          • Comfortable
          • Cushions Impact
          • Durable
          • Responsive

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Dry Weather
            • Endurance Training
            • Gym

            Comments about Glycerin 11:

            the best shoe I have ever had.I hope they will not discontinue this model.

            • 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

            No cushioning

            By 

            from Norfolk, VA

            About Me Casual/ Recreational

            Verified Buyer
            Staff Reviewer

            Pros

            • Comfortable
            • Great Visual Design

            Cons

            • Poor Cushioning

            Best Uses

              Comments about Glycerin 11:

              I really want to love these shoes, but I've had a strange experience with Glycerin models. I first bought a 12 and loved it -- most comfortable shoe I've owned and I hated to "retire" it. Then I saw 11s on sale, at a great price, and bought two pair. One pair is terrific. The other pair feels like it has no cushioning at all. They're fine to walk in, and I'm now using them as casual shoes. I don't run in them at all. So I bought another pair of 12s, thinking they would match my first experience. Instead, they match the hard-soled pair of 11s. I don't know what explains this level of inconsistency from one pair to the next, but I'm signing off of Glycerins for a while. In their place, I have a pair of Launch 2s (my first experience with the Launch model), and like them a lot. I've run up to 12 miles in them and they hold up well; I'm not sure they're the shoe I want for my next marathon. My first Brooks shoe was the Ghost 6. I'm going to head back in that direction and try out a pair of Ghost 7s.

              I'm 60 years old, 5'9" and weigh 150-155. I generally run 35-45 miles a week and like to rotate among two or three pairs of shoes.

              • 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

              Third pair of Glycerin. I love them

              By 

              from Richmond, RI

              About Me Avid Athlete

              Verified Buyer
              Staff Reviewer

              Pros

              • Cushions Impact
              • Good Arch Support

              Cons

              • Heavy

              Best Uses

              • Dry Weather
              • Endurance Training
              • Walking

              Comments about Glycerin 11:

              Great support. I run on average 25 miles a week and these shoes are great

              • Sizing:
              • Feels half size too small
              • 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 Omaha NE

              About Me Casual/ Recreational

              Pros

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

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Endurance Training
                • Gym

                Comments about Glycerin 11:

                Great shoe. I love the Glycerin 11. I am hoping that the Glycerin 13 is more like the Glycerin 11 instead of the Glycerin 12. I was glad that I can still purchase an 11. The Glycerin 12 just didnt fit my foot as well as the 11.

                • 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

                Awesome running shoe.

                By 

                from Ann Arbor MI

                About Me Casual/ Recreational

                Pros

                • Comfortable
                • Cushions Impact
                • Responsive

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Trail Running
                  • Walking
                  • Work

                  Comments about Glycerin 11:

                  Wear these everyday at work, they work great!

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

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