Who should buy the Brooks Glycerin 16

  • A great every-day trainer for those neutral pronators preparing for their next half-marathon races or marathons.
  • A solid option for experienced and novice runners who want a well-cushioned workhorse to help them get the needed miles for the next race season.

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Updates to the Brooks Glycerin 16

  • The new Brooks Glycerin 16 features a redesigned upper and new midsole technology. It aims to provide runners with better running experience without adding too much weight.
  • One of the significant updates on the Glycerin 16 is the midsole technology. The new DNA Loft midsole replaces the old Super DNA cushioning. The DNA Loft is specifically designed to deliver a more responsive and softer ride.
  • The upper of this Brooks shoe has also gone through a significant update. It now uses a jacquard mesh material for breathability and the stretchy 3D Fit Print technology delivers enhanced fit.

Brooks Glycerin 16 updates

Delivers flexibility and traction

The outsole of the Brooks Glycerin 16 uses two rubber materials – the HPR Plus and blown rubber. The HPR Plus is a more durable rubber material placed in the heel. It protects the outer sole from abrasion. It also gives added traction on a variety of surfaces.

Brooks Glycerin 16 traction

The blown rubber, on the other hand, is placed in the forefoot area. It aims to deliver flexibility and traction. Being soft and bouncy, it also gives added underfoot cushioning.

The notable Ideal Pressure Zones is also present in the Glycerin 16. It aims to disperse pressure proficiently for a more effortless and smoother ride.

Glycerin 16 provides comfortable cushioning

The new DNA Loft cushioning is integrated into the midsole of the Brooks Glycerin 16. This midsole technology is made from DNA foam, rubber, and air.

Brooks Glycerin 16 midsole

The compound aims to provide a soft and comfortable cushioning while maintaining the bounce and durability at the maximum level. With the new DNA Loft, a smoother heel-to-toe transition can also be expected.

The DNA Loft is the latest midsole innovation from Brooks and it is first introduced in the Glycerin 16.

Brooks Glycerin 16 is breathable shoe

The Brooks Glycerin 16 uses a double jacquard mesh in its upper. The mesh offers breathability, and it stretches according to the shape of the foot, giving it a very comfortable coverage.

Brooks Glycerin 16 breathable shoe

Attached to the mesh is the 3D Fit Print Technology which enhances the overall fit of the shoe. It offers a better midfoot security without having the fit too constricting and painful.

Experience softer in-shoe feel

The shoe also has an internal cleatie construction which provides the foot a softer in-shoe feel. It offers an irritation-free environment for the foot.

Brooks Glycerin 16 traditional lace-up closure

The Glycerin 16 also features a traditional lace-up closure which effectively delivers midfoot security and comfortable foot lock-down.

Facts / Specs

Terrain: Road
Weight: Men 301g / Women 267g
Drop: 10mm
Arch support: Neutral
Update: Brooks Glycerin 19
Forefoot height: 22mm
Heel height: 32mm

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