Thursday, 10 August 2017

Brooks Glycerin 15 or running with pillows under your feet

Brooks has decided to take another step forward in his particular search for the perfect cushioning in a running trainers. Cushioned, comfortable and soft could be the keywords for the Brooks Glycerin 15, released recently around the world and now available at Simply Sports.

Brooks has choosen “the ultimate super soft ride” as slogan for the new Glycerin 15. But, where is this supreme comfort on the shoe or, in another words, what's so special about this model?

The American running company inform that the “super soft cushioning” comes from the Super DNA midsole, which provides 25% more adaptable cushioning than the standard DNA midsole.

But it is not only more cushioning, the transition zone is smoother from heel to toe and the upper has the ability to move and expand with the stride thanks to 3D Fit Print technology. As additional benefits, Brooks highlights “Ideal Pressure Zones evenly disperse impact away from your body for an effortless ride. Air Mesh with four-way stretch expands with your foot and provides maximum ventilation”.


Support level: Neutral
Midsole drop: 10 mm.
Surface: Road
Weight: 300.5 gr. (Men) / 260.8 gr. (Women)
Midsole: Super DNA and full-length cushioning with Omega Flex Grooves
Outsole: Ideal pressure zones and blown rubber forefoots
Upper: 3D Stretch print, air mesh with 4-way stretch
Heel: Comfort collar


Running Shoes Guru: "A solid update to an already great line makes the Glycerin 15 a shoe that must be considered for high mileage daily running".
Contras: "None"

Sole Review: "The G-15 is a versatile neutral shoe in the true sense of the word, delivering a plush running experience which is deserving of the high price tag".
Cons: " The outsole durability is worst in class, and the SuperDNA midsole, while smooth, doesn’t deliver the engaging ride experience of other shoes featuring tech like Everun or Zoom".

JackRabbit: "The Brooks Glycerin is known for its premium cushioning and it still offers the same plush running experience with a lighter feel".

Runner Click: "The Glycerin 15 is a relatively lightweight and flexible shoe, despite the amount of cushioning Brooks manages to pack into it. It also provides good support for runners with medium to high arches".
Cons: "The Glycerin 15 is not the most expensive Brook shoe, but it is up there. But keep in mind, Brooks is known for quality shoes. I have already put enough miles in and haven't seen much in the way of wear and tear, so I expect that runners who purchase this shoe will more than get their money's worth".

Coach Mag: "It’s hard to imagine a more comfortable shoe than the Glycerin 15. Putting on them  is like slipping your feet into a warm bath".
Cons: "The grip on wet pavements was a bit lacking.

Running Warehouse: "Premium cushioning with plus comfort, the Glycerin 15 offers a few new updates while maintaining the soft, plush ride users have come to love".

Availability: The Glycerin 15 is available at Simply Sports (Reigate and Oxted) and Christopher Hull Sport (Tonbridge and Tunbridge Wells) in Black/Electric Brooks blue (Men) and in Capri/Evening Blue and Evening Blue/Purple cactus (Ladies). The price is £134.99.

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