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Brooks GLYCERIN 15 Performance Review

When I first got this Brooks GLYCERIN 15, some of my friends asked me, “Why did you choose the shoes? It doesn’t seem to suit you.” Well, there were moments when I hesitated whether to buy it. But shortly the confusion was bridged. To tell you the truth, I’m a bit fat. And so as to stay slim, I make up my  mind to lose weight. Therefore, I chose aerobic exercise which is a good way to keep slim. And this time, a good shoe used for exercise would be necessary.  Another reason I chose Brooks GLYCERIN 15 is it equips with nice cushioning setup, for those who seldom exercise or heavier ones which will decrease injuries occurred to joints. Many runners noted that the leg pain they usually felt due to foot and leg problems diminished when they ran with the Brooks Glycerin 15. For cushioning setup, I will introduce it you at length. 

For the appearance, the last version, Brooks GLYCERIN 14 is mainly green and grey while this one features purple and black, which is still very eye-catching. But some may have different views. They are likely to signify that the shoe as a whole looks very cold and isn’t energetic enough. It just depends.

On the side is the prominent Brooks logo.

The outsole is divided into three parts. The forefoot mainly deals with friction between the shoe and the ground; after all, most people land with their forefoot first. In the light of this point, the grains in forefoot is more dense. Besides, as you can see, the latter sole has two parts and they are made of 2 kinds of materials. Resulting from this, the outsole performs very well whatever the ground is, smooth or rough. One downside is you may need to clean the shoe frequently — to keep the shoe clean and to ensure a nice grip performance.

In the toe, it is the protection design which can avoid the wearer’s toe from injuring.

Then it’s turn to wrapping and support. Wrapping is nice, which is appreciated by many reviewers. You won’t need to tie your laces very tightly. It seems you can obviously feel the shoe attaching to your feet so long as you tie your laces. You can easily get well with the shoe as it does not need to be broken in. As for support, many buyers said  that the shoe didn’t have enough arch support. For those with high arches I won’t recommend it because I found that  it caused some rubbing. Anyway, here I suggest you go to stores and have a try, otherwise, you won’t know what the shoe will bring to you.

Attached on the tongue is some basic information about the shoe you bought.

For the insole, it is, as it is, the most average setup of the shoe. There is simply not any tech in it.

Materials used in the shoe is  very friendly to our skin. A number of users mentioned that the shoe’s fit is not only right, but the shoe is also a neutral road running shoe equipped with premium comfort. Buyers also signified that they can even put on the shoe without wearing socks, which even save their time washing socks! Of course, this is a humorous term. But it really does us some good. Only by wearing it by yourself can you know whether it is what you are always looking for.

An important part which have been asked many times is about the shoe’s weight. It is indeed super lightweight. The Glycerin 15 is actually a lightweight shoe which plenty of runners appreciated in their reviews.

In terms of cushioning setup, it is another aspect that persuades me into buying this Brooks GLYCERIN 15. Compared with the 14th edition, the Brooks Glycerin 15 is the most awaited updated of the Glycerin 14. Many users said that the Brooks Glycerin 15 is a comfortable shoe. In my view, this greatly results from the cushioning setup. Well, the cushioning of the Glycerin 15 is, objectively speaking,  a super welcome update. After testing it, I am delighted to say that the shoe offered a springy ride. You can also test it in the flesh. But on the other hand, super springy cushion will also incur some new problems, say, instability. Another user once narrated that the footbed cushioning was nice though, it also resulted in the shoe being noticeably less stable than the former model. “Every coin has two sides.” If you want nice foot feel, Brooks Glycerin15 is a good choice.


During my two weeks’ test, Brooks GLYCERIN 15 is satisfying in most parts. But, there is always a but — I’ve also found some signs of early wear on the outsole. So, you may be careful in terms of this respect. All in all, it is still a reliable companion when doing short runs or light workouts.





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Brooks Glycerin15 Performance Review

Brooks doesn’t mince its words about the main selling point of the “super-soft” Glycerin 15 ,is it right ?

Today we will check it as below :


Established in 1914, Brooks, a famous sports brand born in Pennsylvania, is one of the world’s four major running shoe brands and it has been dedicated to the development of professional running shoes for over 100 years.


The brand spirit of “RUN HAPPY” is in line with the current urban people enjoying running, harvesting health and sense of achievement from running, and more importantly, being happy to run (run happy!)

Glycerin 15: it’s a neutral shoe designed to offer the utmost comfort. And let’s not dance around the issue – it delivers on that promise with gusto.

The Brooks Glycerin line has been a favorite among neutral runners for years and is Brooks’ most cushioned, premium road running shoe they offer. Similar to other popular running shoe series .

Brooks Glycerin15 have been extremely successful over a long period of time, Brooks is just making slight changes to each new model at this point. So a common question with popular running shoe lines like this is whether the new iterations are worth spending up for rather than just grabbing the older models that are almost always heavily discounted upon the announcement of the new model which design abandoned the version of last model, streamline design appearance more in line with the public aesthetic.

Glycerin15 has made a comprehensive upgrade from the upper to the midsole, it using the improved 3D Fit Print shoe top technology, this new seamless process of silk mesh material, which providing comfortable  at the same time ensuring the durability and stability of the shoe upper. 4Way elastic and breathable mesh material used to  provide parcels as well as ensuring air permeability, as well as the lighten of weight, is also more comfortable and easy for running.


We can see more details from the picture .

Glycerin15 still have what Brooks likes to call its IDEAL pressure zones on the outsole of the forefoot. Basically they are just little flex grooves on the bottom of the shoe that are dispersed evenly to help with shock absorption. It works pretty well

The midsole of the Glycerin 15 is made from Brooks’s Super DNA material. The big claim of Super DNA is that it adapts to every stride you take to provide cushioning for wherever your foot needs it most. The benefits of this are meant to include increased comfort and a more springy feel, and the Glycerin 15 does provide a reassuring, supportive fit mile after mile.

The technology SUPER DNA, which can provide additional 25% shock mitigation effect, and it  provides a complete and soft shock protection for the whole feet. and the most important is it providing dynamic cushioning effect suitable for demand according to different states such as stride, weight, speed and so on.


The upper on the 15 is also more streamlined and breathable than in past iterations of the Glycerin. I wore a pair on a couple of interval runs and a track session, and while that’s clearly not the shoe’s forte, it’s light enough to let you push the tempo.

Insole material is silicone, according to the shoe type has been made stereotypes. some one maybe ask why ? because of the benefits  is obviously , it will suit feet very well .but the flat foot runners need to change the insole . The other is insoles and socks are easy to slip, so we recommended to wear non-slip particles with socks.

The upper surrounds your foot in a plush feel, with the ability to move and expand with your stride thanks to our next-generation 3D Fit Print technology.

For the traction design is special ,the forefoot is cushioned with a sponge forefoot pad, and the HPR skid-proof and wear-resistant sole were used for ensured grip performance. Increase the slotted segmented design to better meet the needs of different foot types

The Glycerin 15s also sport new transition zones as well – Basically, Brooks removed a small piece of rubber from the midfoot to try to add to that smoother transition. So those are the major changes – as you can see the core structure and integrity of the shoe stayed the same but Brooks did make some decent, minor changes to help improve the gait cycle.

It can be seen from the diagram that the outsole is presented as a small unit bulge rather than a holistic design. Such a setup can scatter the influence of  weight and make runner more comfortable and easier. Texture design also provides excellent overall angle grip.


For the lace system, it is  nice  .There is a strap in the tongue that  avoid the tongue slip ,then the lace system is easy to adjust

For the running test ,it is nice .Glycern 15 ‘s foresole is amazing , it is a little wide that avoid  the toes from squeezing under long running. The large TPU is hidden behind the heel, with a wider forefoot ensuring the stability of the entire shoe.


Also to note here is that Brooks slightly changed the placement of the overlays and also made them a little bit thinner.

Overall ,Brooks uses a 4-way 3D printed stretch material that’s pretty darn nice. It’s decently breathable and flexible  and the DNA cushioning system starts to conform and support your particular foot, I running with this shoes for long time , it is comfortable .