Facts

Update: Brooks Glycerin 17
Terrain: Road
Arch support: Neutral
Use: Jogging
Weight: Men: 11.3oz | Women: 9.3oz
Heel to toe drop: Men: 10mm | Women: 10mm
Pronation: Neutral Pronation
Arch type: High arch
Strike Pattern: Heel strike
Distance: Daily running | Long distance | Marathon
Heel height: Men: 29mm | Women: 29mm
Forefoot height: Men: 19mm | Women: 19mm
Release date: Jun 2015
Brand: Brooks
Type: Heavy | Big guy
Width: Men: Narrow, Normal, Wide | Women: Normal, Wide
Price: $150
Colorways: Blue, Grey
Size
Small True to size Large
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Rankings

A top rated Road running shoe
It has never been more popular than this November

Expert Reviews

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84 / 100 based on 29 expert reviews

  • 85 / 100 | Runner's World | Level 5 expert

    It stretches and molds around your foot, letting it flex where it wants to, with printed overlays and a more substantial midfoot wrap providing support where needed.

  • 85 / 100 | Solereview | Level 5 expert

    That plush-upper approach hasn’t changed on the Glycerin 13, and the newest version also arrives with a material and design package which looks very familiar. A lot of the similarity is attributed to common part sharing and construction techniques with the outgoing G-12.

  • 85 / 100 | Solereview | Level 5 expert

    The ride is much softer than last year's model, and the upper forefoot fits narrower.

  • 93 / 100 | Running Without Injuries | | Level 4 expert

    I really liked the feel of the cushion. It provided plenty of cushion, but did not feel squishy, which often times takes energy out of your stride.

  • 93 / 100 | Believe in the Run | Level 4 expert

    These are a good shoe for someone that wants one pair of shoes in their closet that can cover their running needs.

  • 90 / 100 | Running Shoes Guru | | Level 4 expert

    The quality and performance of this ultra-cushioned shoe continues to be worth the higher price tag. The Glycerin 13 maintains its plush ride and smooth transition while handling the rigors of running mile after mile during training.

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  • The upper of the Brooks Glycerin 13 was improved with 3D Fit Print overlay technology, which offers a more personalized feel that wraps the foot when running.
  • This Brooks shoe for running is also constructed with the New Dynamic TPU Saddle, which is actually combined with the overlays, for a more adjusted foot arch.
  • The grooves in the midsole are also deepened, improving the flexibility for better performance.

The Glycerin 13 is true to size and available in medium width. It offers a more personalized fit as the 3D Fit Print Overlays wrap the foot in a snug feel while running. From the forefoot to the mid-foot to the heel, this shoe fits great. It comfortably accommodates medium-footed runners.


The Brooks Glycerin 13 comes with a very distinct outsole. The outer sole has the Cush Pod Configuration, which is also a part of the midsole. This cushioning design is intended for a more balanced and smooth heel-to-toe transition. Aside from that design, the outsole also has the Omni Grooves and Omega Flex Grooves for a more flexible shoe. It enhances the cushioning as well while it helps absorb shock and impact.

Brooks also used the HPR Plus rubber material on this shoe, which is a high abrasion resistant type of rubber that offers high traction and grip on different types of grounds. The same outsole material also gives durability and traction to the Brooks Glycerin 16.


The midsole of the Glycerin 13 have the Super BioMoGo DNA material, which provides the cushioning and the plush ride. The Segmented Crash Pad is also present in the shoe, which provides the smooth transition and heel-to-toe comfort. As a result of these designs, runners are able to adapt naturally to the technique during each ground contact.


The upper of the Glycerin 13 is constructed with Element Mesh and Element Linings for a more breathable, with moisture effects, and more comfortable upper feel. The 3D Fit Print overlays serve not just as an overlay that provides protection and support to the upper against high abrasion, but also the great fit the foot needs, thus blending stability, comfort, and protection in one.

To enhance the security and lock features, the Adjustable Saddle is also used to provide a secure wrap while the lacing system is maximized to keep the foot in a comfortable and secured environment.

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