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Brooks Glycerin 12

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  • Satiate your pavement-pounding desire by lacing into the Glycerin® 12 from Brooks®!
  • Successor to the Glycerin 11, SKU# 8148853.
  • A running shoe built for the neutral to underpronator who requires enhanced cushioning.
  • Element mesh upper offers protection from the various elements in a lightweight, breathable fabric that is made to withstand even the toughest run.
  • 3D Fit Print overlays provide structural support at a reduced weight.
  • Forefoot saddle allows for adjustable support.
  • Padded tongue and collar for added comfort.
  • Molded foam insole for light underfoot cushioning.
  • Full-length Super BioMoGo DNA is a blend of earth-friendly BioMoGo and responsive Brooks DNA, and has a gender-friendly cushioning design, making for a dynamic ride.
  • Omega Flex Grooves allow for more natural forefoot movement and fluidity.
  • Soft blown rubber forefoot supplies lightweight cushioning and grip.
  • HPR Plus delivers long-lasting durability in high-wear areas of the outsole.
  • Ideal Pressure Zones in the outsole maximize pressure distribution throughout the heel and forefoot.
  • Universal Sprung Platform enhances fit and function.
  • Imported.
  • Measurements:
    • Weight: 10 oz
  • Product measurements were taken using size 9, width B - Medium. Please note that measurements may vary by size.
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Fit Survey:

84% Felt true to size
  • 0% Full size too large
  • 2% Half size too Large
  • 84% True to size
  • 13% Half size too small
  • 0% Full size too small
80% Felt true to width
  • 80% Felt true to width
  • 16% Felt narrower than marked
  • 5% Felt wider than marked
59% Moderate arch support
  • 37% Excellent arch support
  • 59% Moderate arch support
  • 5% No arch support

Item Information

  • Video Description View the Video Description for this product! (Please note that the color shown in the video may no longer be available.)
  • Satiate your pavement-pounding desire by lacing into the Glycerin® 12 from Brooks®!
  • Successor to the Glycerin 11, SKU# 8148853.
  • A running shoe built for the neutral to underpronator who requires enhanced cushioning.
  • Element mesh upper offers protection from the various elements in a lightweight, breathable fabric that is made to withstand even the toughest run.
  • 3D Fit Print overlays provide structural support at a reduced weight.
  • Forefoot saddle allows for adjustable support.
  • Padded tongue and collar for added comfort.
  • Molded foam insole for light underfoot cushioning.
  • Full-length Super BioMoGo DNA is a blend of earth-friendly BioMoGo and responsive Brooks DNA, and has a gender-friendly cushioning design, making for a dynamic ride.
  • Omega Flex Grooves allow for more natural forefoot movement and fluidity.
  • Soft blown rubber forefoot supplies lightweight cushioning and grip.
  • HPR Plus delivers long-lasting durability in high-wear areas of the outsole.
  • Ideal Pressure Zones in the outsole maximize pressure distribution throughout the heel and forefoot.
  • Universal Sprung Platform enhances fit and function.
  • Imported.
  • Measurements:
    • Weight: 10 oz
  • Product measurements were taken using size 9, width B - Medium. Please note that measurements may vary by size.
  • To enhance your running workout, check out these other fine products:

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Customer Reviews

Brooks Glycerin 12

Average rating is 4 out of 5 from a total of 46 reviews.

Top Positive Review

1 person found this review helpful.

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Comfort
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I've worn the Glycerin for many iterations. I have medium to slightly narrow low volume feet (not much padding) with high arches and pretty narrow heels. The fit on these is great for me, though I agree with other reviewers that the shoe is less cushy than past models. The sizing has always been 1/2 size too small, so I take a 9, while in all other closed shoes I wear 8.5. The shoe helps with my supination. I use a 'Sole' blue insert -- the best OTC for high arches. The dark blue with green trim is really lovely, I don't like the flashy bright colors. I hope they increase the cushy factor again in the next iteration, but I'll keep these. Wide feet may want to look elsewhere.

Read more » « Show less December 25, 2014 by Michal S
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Top Critical Review

3 people found this review helpful.

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After wearing the Glycerine 10 and 11 over the last 2 years, I was very excited about this highly anticipated new version from Brooks. After waiting for a week or more following release, I bought directly from Brooks as Zappos did not have it. At this writing, Zappos still only has one color option. I got the shoe yesterday and tried it on with great excitement only to be quickly disappointed. I have always loved the neutral styling of the Glycerine as I am a mild supinator. I was so shocked to find that this new version pushed me to the inside of my foot almost forcing pronation. I actually found it very uncomfortable as the repositioning of my foot was dramatic. I even had a friend who wears the same size try them on and she felt the same thing. I also no longer felt like I had the nice wide solid rubber sole extending all around my toe. This shoe used to have such a nice "platform" feel in the toe. So sad that I have to go find another "go-to."

Read more » « Show less June 18, 2014 by Applewomyn
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3 people found this review helpful
Overall: Rated: 2 stars! Comfort: Rated:2 stars! Style: Rated:4 stars!
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After wearing the Glycerine 10 and 11 over the last 2 years, I was very excited about this highly anticipated new version from Brooks. After waiting for a week or more following release, I bought directly from Brooks as Zappos did not have it. At this writing, Zappos still only has one color option. I got the shoe yesterday and tried it on with great excitement only to be quickly disappointed. I have always loved the neutral styling of the Glycerine as I am a mild supinator. I was so shocked to find that this new version pushed me to the inside of my foot almost forcing pronation. I actually found it very uncomfortable as the repositioning of my foot was dramatic. I even had a friend who wears the same size try them on and she felt the same thing. I also no longer felt like I had the nice wide solid rubber sole extending all around my toe. This shoe used to have such a nice "platform" feel in the toe. So sad that I have to go find another "go-to."

Fit Survey

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Runs Large

Felt true to size

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Runs Wide

Felt true to width

Poor Support

Great Support

Moderate arch support

  • from Atlanta, GA
2 people found this review helpful
Overall: Rated: 1 stars! Comfort: Rated:1 stars! Style: Rated:4 stars!
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After wearing the Glycerin 10 and 11 for several years, I was excited about the new color of the 12. The shoe is pretty, but Brooks needs to bring back to styling of the 10 and 11. This shoe did not have the wide platform feel. In fact, after wearing it several times and experiencing foot pain that I never had with the 10s and 11s, I did a side-by-side comparison. The heel on the 12 goes straight up and down when compared to the 10 and 11 that have a slight flaring out at the base of the heel. This flaring out provided the needed support when wearing the Glycerin. Please Brooks, don't go further with this style change because you will lose a long-time customer. I'm trying an Asics Gel to see if it is better than the Brooks.

Fit Survey

Runs Small

Runs Large

Felt true to size

Runs Narrow

Runs Wide

Felt true to width

Poor Support

Great Support

Moderate arch support

  • from San Francisco, California
1 person found this review helpful
Overall: Rated: 5 stars! Comfort: Rated:4 stars! Style: Rated:5 stars!
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I've worn the Glycerin for many iterations. I have medium to slightly narrow low volume feet (not much padding) with high arches and pretty narrow heels. The fit on these is great for me, though I agree with other reviewers that the shoe is less cushy than past models. The sizing has always been 1/2 size too small, so I take a 9, while in all other closed shoes I wear 8.5. The shoe helps with my supination. I use a 'Sole' blue insert -- the best OTC for high arches. The dark blue with green trim is really lovely, I don't like the flashy bright colors. I hope they increase the cushy factor again in the next iteration, but I'll keep these. Wide feet may want to look elsewhere.

I'd also recommend: Dansko, Sanita, Donald Pliner

Fit Survey

Runs Small

Runs Large

Felt a half size smaller than marked

Runs Narrow

Runs Wide

Felt narrower than marked

Poor Support

Great Support

Excellent arch support

  • from Palo Alto, CA
1 person found this review helpful
Overall: Rated: 5 stars! Comfort: Rated:5 stars! Style: Rated:5 stars!
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Not only are these running shoes beautiful...they are so comfortable. It's like a party every time I put my feet in them. They make working out more fun. If you are a fan of Asics and are looking for a brand change, you won't be disappointed. Brooks are now my favorite running shoe.

I'd also recommend: Asics

Fit Survey

Runs Small

Runs Large

Felt true to size

Runs Narrow

Runs Wide

Felt true to width

Poor Support

Great Support

Excellent arch support

  • from Seattle, Washington
1 person found this review helpful
Overall: Rated: 5 stars! Comfort: Rated:5 stars! Style: Rated:5 stars!
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First of all, you have to understand I hate tennis shoes! I have not worn them for 3-4 years. My heels started getting dry and cracking, and I had a blood blister on one. I reluctantly went to a running store in my blingy Justin sandals, which I had worn all through the winter. The guy in the running section had me walk this way and that way, brought out these bright shoes...I wanted white. I have worn these for a couple of weeks, but not every day, only when I go out. I have determined my feet really like the shoes, and I do as well...even if they are purple!

I'd also recommend: NONE

Fit Survey

Runs Small

Runs Large

Felt true to size

Runs Narrow

Runs Wide

Felt true to width

Poor Support

Great Support

Moderate arch support

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