Who should buy the Brooks Glycerin 12

  • A great shoe for anyone who lives an active lifestyle and wants a high-quality neutral running shoe for daily running activities and other athletic exercises
  • A perfect choice for short or distance road runners looking for a stylish shoe with more cushioning and flexibility.

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Updates to the Brooks Glycerin 12

  • Additional cushioning to keep runners performing with confidence and grace.
  • 3D technology overlay system that adds flexibility to the coverage.
  • Features an outsole unit that’s made to protect the foot from the impact forces of the ground.
  • Flex grooves make the platform more flexible, so natural movement can easily take place.

Brooks Glycerin 12 updates

Stays efficient for a long time

Durable rubber covers the outsole unit and keeps it protected from wear and tear. It doesn’t peel off easily or lose functionality after a few uses, so it stays efficient for a long time.

Brooks Glycerin 12 outsole

Ideal Pressure Zones are the sections of the outsole that are made to distribute pressure when weight and force is placed on the platform.

With these zones, the foot feels less impact with each step. It’s applied throughout the gait cycle. The Ideal Pressure Zone is also present in the new Glycerin 16 running shoe.

Glycerin 12’s full-length crash pad feature

The full-length crash pad makes each step feel smooth and comfortable. Striking the foot on the ground is less taxing to the runner because it won’t let them feel the impact shock as much.

Brooks Glycerin 12 crash pad

20% more plush cushioning

The Super DNA is a cushioning technology that features 20% more plush cushioning than the BioMoGo DNA foam. It is able to conform to the shape of the wearer’s foot, enabling a more personalized fit.

Brooks Glycerin 12 20% cushion

Contoured support is also given because of this technology’s ability to mold itself to the curves of the underfoot.

Brooks Glycerin 12 provides breathable coverage

The Element Mesh is a breathable fabric that makes up the main cover system of the Brooks Glycerin 12. It has an open construction, so air is able to easily enter the shoe and keep a well-ventilated experience for the runner. It also wicks off moisture.

Brooks Glycerin 12 breathable coverage

The 3D Fit Print uses 3D printing technology to create a custom fit that follows the correct dimensions of the human foot. It’s fused onto the fabric’s surface, making it lightweight and free from seams.

Connected to the lacing system, they adjust when the shoelaces are tightened or loosened. A conformable saddle wraps the mid-foot area, securing the foot and preventing any wobbliness while wearing the shoe.

Facts / Specs

Terrain: Road
Weight: Men 309g / Women 244g
Drop: 10mm
Arch support: Neutral
Update: Brooks Glycerin 19
Collection: Brooks Glycerin
Pronation: Neutral Pronation / Supination / Underpronation

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