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  • Terrain
    Terrain

    Road

    Shoes best for road, track and light gravel. See the best road shoes.

    Trail

    Shoes best for trail, off road, mountains and other unstable surfaces. See the best trail shoes.

    Good to know

    As long as you stick to the road or path, and if you want just one running shoe, buy a road running shoe.

  • Arch support
    Arch support

    Neutral / cushion / high arch

    Shoes for runners who do not need any additional arch support (Around 50% of runners). Best for people with normal, high or medium high arches. See the best neutral shoes.

    Stability / overpronation / normal arch

    Shoes for runners who need mild to moderate arch support (Around 45% of runners). Best for runners with a low arch. See the best stability shoes.

    Motion control / severe overpronation / flat feet

    Shoes for runners who needs a lot of arch support. Best for runners with flat feet. See the best motion control shoes.

    Good to know

    - Rule of thumb: If in doubt, buy neutral shoes to avoid injuries.
    - More about arch support in this video.
    - Find your arch type by following steps from this video.

  • Use
    Use

    Daily running

    Cushioned shoes for your daily easy running. Great comfort. See best shoes for daily running.

    Competition

    Lightweight shoes good for races, interval training, tempo runs and fartlek. Here are the best competition running shoes.

    Good to know

    If you want just one pair of shoes, buy a shoe for daily running.

  • Price
    Price
    $150
  • Weight
    Weight
    Men: 11.3oz
    Women: 9.3oz
  • Heel to toe drop
    Heel to toe drop
    Men: 10mm
    Women: 10mm

    The height difference from the heel to the forefoot, also known as heel drop, toe spring, heel to toe spring or simply drop.

    There are many opinions about what a good heel drop is. We do not recommend any in particular. Lean more in this video.

  • Heel height
    Heel height
    Men: 29mm
    Women: 29mm
  • Forefoot height
    Forefoot height
    Men: 19mm
    Women: 19mm
  • Width
    Width
    Men: narrow, normal, wide
    Women: narrow, normal
  • Release date
    Release date
    Jun 2015
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Summary

We spent 6.6 hours reading reviews from experts and users. In summary, this is what runners think:

8 reasons to buy

  • A great number of runners described the Brooks Glycerin 13 as a comfortable shoe to wear daily.
  • Several reviewers wrote that the design and general durability of this model were above its predecessors; it remained efficient for them, even after many uses.
  • Many runners have taken a liking to the color schemes this shoe, saying that they heightened its visual appeal.
  • The mid-sole was able to support the arch of those with supinated foot motion, balancing their stance and stabilizing their gait.
  • A lot of testers noted that the underfoot experience was very agreeable, that the platform was able to prevent knee & muscle aches when running.
  • One reviewer commended the Glycerin 13’s lacing system, which stayed snug and didn’t unravel even after long running sessions.
  • Some consumers were able to use this shoe for casual purposes and they said that it didn’t disappoint.
  • Runners stated that this shoe performed exceptionally well on the pavement.

3 reasons not to buy

  • A tester commented that the foam cushioning wasn’t as long-lasting as they thought.
  • The outsole rubber wasn’t very efficient on wet surfaces, according to a few runners.
  • A reviewer reported that the fit was too narrow; blisters have started to appear on their toes after six miles of running.

Bottom line

Many runners were satisfied with the 13th version of the Glycerin from Brooks. They lauded its efficient features, from its pleasant upper cover system to its stability mechanics. The underfoot experience was comfortable for a great number of them, as well. But according to a reviewer, the fit was too narrow. Another one panned its cushioning system because it didn’t last long. Despite these negative comments, the Glycerin 13 still gained favor as a reliable road running shoe.

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Expert Reviews

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84 / 100 based on 30 expert reviews