Fit-Feel-Ride: There is nothing unlucky about Brooks’ 13th incarnation of the Glycerin, a posh trainer that gracefully encapsulates layers of comfort technology to offer up one of the most cushioned rides on the market. It’s a premium neutral trainer with a floaty ride, and it tested like a performance pillow. Every footstep feels luxuriously soft. That sensation comes, in part, from pressure-dispersion through zoned construction, including a new beveled heel for smooth roll-through sensation after footstrike, a midsole updated with a resilient, adaptive cushioning layer, a plastic saddle insert that adjusts to the foot arch, and a seamless upper fit system that cradles the foot and provides a reliably secure fit. It’s ideally suited for long training runs to marathons, in which underfoot comfort is a premium quality. It’s not ideal for speed work, shorter races or other types of quick-cadence running, if only because it’s hard to run fast with cushy pillows under your feet. But if you want a shoe with a very supple, buttery-soft ride, this is the shoe for you.
This is the shoe for you if … You’re looking for a soft, plush trainer that’s agile enough for moderate longer-distance racing efforts
Weights: 11.3 oz. (men’s 9.0), 9.3 oz. (women’s 7.0)
Heel-Toe Offset: 10mm, 22mm (heel), 12mm (forefoot)
Info: Brooks Running