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Womens Brooks Glycerine 15 Review

Womens Brooks Glycerine 15
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Soft riding super comfortable neutral daily trainer

Womens Brooks Glycerine 15 Review

Soft riding super comfortable neutral daily trainer
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Our verdict

A super-cushioned neutral training shoe will offer you a soft and comfortable ride over any distance.

  • Positive
  • Soft, smooth cushioning
  • Very comfortable and breathable upper
  • Negative
  • Neutral runners get all the fun!

First impressions

We loved the Glycerin 14 and we’re delighted to say, we love the 15 as well! The Glycerine 15 is designed to be a soft riding neutral shoe that is capable of high mileage daily running.

Not much has changed except for the fact that they look better; the upper has been redesigned slightly and we think it’s an improvement. It has a one-piece mesh upper that is flexible and when you put them on, they feel plush, super comfortable. Along with the upper, this is largely due to the heel large comfort collar around the ankle and the Cushsole insole which feels great underfoot.

On the run, they deliver a soft underfoot experience due to its Super DNA midsole. The new model is slightly more flexible and the shoe offers a decent grip.

Midsole

The soft cushioning comes courtesy of Brooks’ light and responsive Super DNA midsole that provides the cushioning needs of the runner 20% better than the original BioMoGo DNA. The Glycerin 15 offers more cushioning than any other Brooks offering. The Super DNA foam molds to the foot and delivers a very smooth ride.

Their Caterpillar Crash Pad is new to this model and improves the transition from heel to toe off. Flex grooves ensure that the shoe remains flexible.

The insole is made from Brook’s S-257 Cushsole technology and offers an additional layer of cushioning. They mold to your feet over time and ensures additional comfort every time you put the shoes on.

Upper

The redesigned Air Mesh upper allows the feet to move in all four directions. They call it ‘adaptive fit’. Normally this means the uppers will be too lose and baggy but the uppers have plenty of additional support. The addition of 3D printed overlays and a midfoot saddle ensures that the foot is held securely. The Air Mesh has a wider weave than the previous model which will aid breathability.

The heel collar is thick, very comfortable and holds the foot well.

Sole

There are three zonal areas of grip on the outsole known as IDEAL Pressure Zones, which distribute pressure across the sole.

It features the usual high abrasive durable rubber at the heel and blown rubber for comfort at the front of the foot. Flex grooves in the blown rubber ensures flexibility.

The Cush Pod groove will aid cushioning and helps deliver an efficient heel to toe transition.

Conclusion

We were big fans of the 14 and the Glycerin 15 might just be better. If you like a soft riding shoe, certainly consider them. They don’t wallow around, despite their softness, but deliver a very smooth, comfortable and cushioned ride that really is a joy for a neutral runner.

Technical info

MIDSOLE

Super DNA is a material that offers more cushioning than any other Brooks midsole material, updated to provide a softer yet lighter underfoot sensation. Super DNA molds to the foot while adapting to changes in pace and environment.

S-257 Cushsole is a midsole compound used as an insole to deliver even more cushioning and flexibility.

Caterpillar Crash Pad is a segmented crash pad that flexes with the foot, offering customized cushioning and stability for a smooth heel-to-toe transition.

Omega Flex Grooves enhance midsole flexibility without compromising cushioning.

OUTSOLE

IDEAL Pressure Zones evenly distribute pressure throughout the heel, mid-foot, and forefoot.

HPR Plus is a high abrasion-resistant rubber located in the heel for durable traction.

Blown Rubber in the forefoot offers durability, responsiveness and flexibility.

Cush Pod Configuration is a cushioned midsole/outsole design that sets the foot up for an efficient, balanced heel-to-toe transition.

UPPER

Air Mesh is a breathable mesh upper that stretches in all four directions for an adaptive fit.

3D Stretch Printed Overlays are strategically located to provide a seamless and secure fit.

Adjustable Saddle Construction allows for a personalized and secure midfoot fit.

Comfort Collar adds plush cushioning around the ankle.

Profile Sockliner made of BioMoGo foam provides contoured support and cushioning.

Strobel Last with the upper stitched to full length Cushsole S-257, for enhanced cushioning and flexibility and a soft underfoot feel.

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Shoe details

Gender Womens
Year 2017
Season Autumn
Current model
Release date 01/06/2017
MSRP $150.00

Suitabilty

Shoe Type
Natural
Surfaces
Road
Light Trail
Weight
Light
Regular
Heavy