Facts

Update: Brooks Glycerin 17
Terrain: Road
Arch support: Neutral
Use: Jogging
Weight: Men: 10.6oz | Women: 9.2oz
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 2016
Brand: Brooks
Width: Men: Narrow, Normal, Wide | Women: Narrow, Normal
Price: $150
Colorways: Grey, Multi, Silver, Red
Size
Small True to size Large
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Rankings

A top rated Road running shoe
A popular pick
Better rated than the previous version Brooks Glycerin 12

Expert Reviews

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83 / 100 based on 25 expert reviews

  • 85 / 100 | Phidippides TV | | Level 4 expert

    Overall, a very comfortable, very versatile shoe from Brooks.

  • 80 / 100 | Amber Nixon | Level 2 expert

    The Super DNA cushion gives a well-cushioned road run and the conformable saddle ensures a snug feel. However, I found my feet were prone to heel striking because of the weight dispersed primarily in the heel and the shoes didn't release natural body heat very well along with a few other likes and dislikes.

  • 90 / 100 | Runner's World | Level 5 expert

    We put this shoe on runners of all sizes, from a 5'0" woman to a 6'7" Clydesdale, and nearly all praised its exceptional cushioning and foot-hugging comfort. 

  • 89 / 100 | The Active Guy | | Level 5 expert

    The Brooks Glycerin running shoe is a great neutral shoe if you are looking for a responsive and durable running shoe. The updates to this shoe feel great and have been extremely comfortable from the first time I put these on. As I mentioned this is the first pair of Glycerins I have worn so I cannot compare them to earlier versions of the shoe.

  • 87 / 100 | Solereview | Level 5 expert

    While very similar to the outgoing model, the Glycerin 14 uses thinner overlays to free up forefoot space, and has a redesigned outsole which makes the ride slightly softer.

  • 83 / 100 | Running Competitor | | Level 5 expert

     If you want a cushy, articulated ride for short or long mellow to moderately paced runs, this is the shoe for you. The cushioning level borders on what might be considered “maximalist” but the design characteristics keep it from being unwieldy or unstable.

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  • The Brooks Glycerin 14 is almost an exact replica of the previous model. Only the slightest tweaks in the upper and outsole give it an improved performance and fit over the earlier version.
  • In the latest instalment of the Glycerin the seamless 3D stretch upper. Some of the thick overlays near the back end of the midfoot saddle have been replaced with printed overlays to reduce weight and enhance breathability. The forefoot 3D overlays have also been re-aligned to give more structure to the mesh.
  • In the outsole of this Brooks shoe, the flex grooves are a bit deeper while there are more carvings on the rubber pods. These are designed to improve flexibility and traction in the shoe.

The fit of the 14th iteration of the Glycerin is very identical to the prior edition, except for the more sock-like fit in this version. There is an improved wraparound feel all over the foot provided by this shoe. The heel and midfoot have adequate hold with enough room in the toe box for mid-run swelling. It runs true to size.


The outsole of the Brooks Glycerin 14 is a maze of rubber pods and flex grooves. Brooks strategically places the rubber pods to act as Ideal Pressure Zones to help attenuate shock and make the ride a bit smoother. The flexibility is also improved with this design. A tough carbon rubber is placed in the heel and the usual areas prone to wear and tear while blown rubber covers most of the underfoot for better traction.


Brooks uses a proprietary Super DNA midsole that provides the cushioning needs of the runner 20% better than the original BioMoGo DNA. It is very light and responsive as well. Because it covers the entire length of the midsole, there is also an enhanced transition in the gait cycle with this design. Like the outsole, the midsole is also filled with grooves to boost the shoe’s flexibility. For a very highly-cushioned shoe, the flexibility gives it a smoother and nimbler feel.


The upper is basically an open mesh with very few 3D overlays. It is very breathable because of the large holes in the mesh. It is as breathable as the Brooks Glycerin 16.

A midfoot saddle that directly connects to the laces keep the foot secure and adds support to the upper. The tongue and the collar are well-padded for excellent next to skin feel. A soft sockliner adds cushioning and support in the Brooks Glycerin 14.

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