The Brooks Glycerin 12 Looks to Up the Plushness

Brooks Glycerin 12; M 10.9 oz, W 9.1 oz, $150*

Unless you’ve been living under a rock for the past few months (or have been running too much to take notice), you’re undoubtedly aware of the incoming Brooks Transcend, due to arrive next month.

Speaking of which, have you seen the new Runner’s World ad for the shoe?

The thing is, the Transcend is a support shoe geared towards moderate to severe overpronators. Why must neutral runners miss out on the fun?

This is where the Glycerin 12 comes in.

The update to Brooks’ premium neutral trainer comes with a few changes, and its easy to see that some design cues of the Transcend have manifested themselves in what will be it’s neutral cousin.

The biggest carryover is Brooks’ new Super DNA midsole material. This premium compound, which made its debut in the Transcend, promises to deliver 25% more cushioning thanBioMoGo DNA. We won’t know for sure until we get a chance to try it, but for now expect this midsole to offer an even softer and plusher ride that still adapts nicely to your running style.

In addition, the Glycerin 12 borrows from the Transcend its Ideal Pressure Zone technology. The idea is that the force of impact increases from heelstrike through toe-off, so the shape of the outsole has been redesigned in order to evenly disperse pressure from heel to toe.

Aesthetics-wise, we’re pretty excited about the latest Glycerin. The tightly woven mesh has a premium look to it, and a thickly padded tongue just give you the impression of comfort. If you like treating yourself to an ultra-plush, comfortable shoe, you should have plenty to look forward to in the Brooks Glycerin 12.

*Footwear specs provided by Brooks.