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Brooks Glycerin 10 – Our Take

July 26th, 2012

Brooks Glycerin 10 Women's Running Shoe

Our Tweet

Continuing to be a comfort-focused, premium trainer, the Brooks Glycerin 10 receives only minor updates this time around.
(View Men’s Glycerin 10 and Women’s Glycerin 10)

Big Updates

  • Fresh Design: The Glycerin 10 has an all-new look from heel to toe, though the technologies used and key metrics such as stack heights are unchanged.
  • Better Midfoot Fit: The updated saddle is designed to hug the unique shape of your foot.
  • More Ground Contact: The arch bridge in the middle of the mid/outsole now only spans halfway across the shoe, meaning there’s a bit less support but more ground contact and cushioning.

Road Test

The comfort story is the main attraction for the Glycerin series, and true to form testers found an extremely cushioned and comfortable ride in the latest version. Still, unlike some maximum feature trainers out there, the Glycerin 10 does a good job of providing resilient cushioning while still maintaining a somewhat connected feel with the road.

The plush upper makes good use of premium materials and continues to use a rubber overlay in the midfoot. The rubber overlay has very little give in it and creates a locked-down feeling in the midfoot if you tighten up the laces.

The redesigned mid/outsole offering increased ground contact is a bit of a mixed blessing. Transition from heel strike to toe-off is improved, but the extra material adds weight. A wide base net in the forefoot contributes to a very grounded feel. The added weight and wide platform had several of our testers craving a bit more agility, but then again, that’s not the core mission of the Glycerin series.

Runners Say

“The cushioning is there, but you never lose a stable feeling. I can log a lot of miles and count on supreme shock absorption. Plus the upper is quite comfy.” – Joanna

“To me, this is not a fast-feeling shoe. But where it excels is in providing a plush feeling for longer outings and pavement pounding.” – Daniel

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Brooks Glycerin 10 Sneak Peek

April 18th, 2012

Brooks Glycerin 10 Men's and Women's Running Shoes

And you thought the Glycerin 9 had some style… The new Glycerin 10 is a fresh design that bumps up the plush. This latest version is all about enhanced flexibility and cushioning. And if you ever forget the name of the shoe you’re running in, just look down at your pinkie toe and all will become clear.

Launch Date

June 2012

MSRP

$140.00

What to Watch For

  • More Cushion: Brooks added more cushioning on the lateral side of the shoe for a softer landing.
  • Revised Arch Bridge: The midfoot arch bridge that extended all the way across the shoe in the Glycerin 9 now only extends about halfway across on the medial side. This helps the shoe hug your foot while creating a smoother transition.

Men’s Colors at Launch

Women’s Colors at Launch

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