A few weeks ago, I gave a first look at the new Brooks Running Glycerin 15, and since then, I’ve had a chance to run in them a bit and am ready for a full review.
As you may know, I have run in the Glycerins for a really long time. Most recently, I’ve started switching things up and have been using my Glycerins for recovery + long runs. Now I wear my Launches for speedwork + races. I think this balance works a little bit better and I might actually attribute this strategy to part of the reason why I PRed at Grandma’s a few weeks ago. 😉
The thing I’ve heard from a lot of readers over the past few years is that Brooks has narrowed the toe box quite a bit in the Glycerins. I’ve noticed this myself, and it never seemed to bother me *too* much since it still was a comfortable fit for my foot.
That’s until I started cruising in the Glycerin 15s, which I feel like have a wider toe box and it definitely is more comfortable (especially as your feet tend to swell the longer you run).
The other change that I love to these shoes is the handy little shoelace holder (the name on it is Tongue Tied… get it 😉 haha) that means that the shoelaces do NOT shift.
It’s the little things, right?
Beyond those elements, Brooks Running has made some structural changes to these shoes, most notably the IDEAL Pressure Zones, which help to disperse impact away from your body to improve your ride. This, combined with air mesh with four-way stretch, ensures that you have the best fit.
These are great for heel strikers (me!) too because it offers substantial cushioning to ensure that your body isn’t taking on all the impact when you hit the ground.
Other important things to note about the Brooks Glycerin 15:
- Weight: 9.2 ounces
- Drop: 10mm
- Support level: Neutral
- Price: $150
So there you have it! I highly recommend the Brooks Glycerin 15 if you are in the market for a new cushiony shoe and are a neutral runner.
Do you run in multiple styles of shoes? Which ones?
Are you a heel striker?
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