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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
  • 0% Half size too Large
  • 84% True to size
  • 16% Half size too small
  • 0% Full size too small
68% Felt true to width
  • 68% Felt true to width
  • 26% Felt narrower than marked
  • 5% Felt wider than marked
59% Moderate arch support
  • 29% Excellent arch support
  • 59% Moderate arch support
  • 12% 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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Brooks Glycerin 12

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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."

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Moderate arch support

  • from Atlanta, GA
1 person found this review helpful
Overall: Rated: 2 stars! Comfort: Rated:2 stars! Style: Rated:3 stars!
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I have been buying Glycerine for years, always happy as heck with them. However, these were unwearable for me. In fact my foot/ankle turned outward 3 times; I have to have that support under my outer foot to keep that from happening. I hate it when they ruin a great product under the guise of 'improvement'.

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Felt a half size smaller than marked

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1 person found this review helpful
Overall: Rated: 1 stars! Comfort: Rated:1 stars! Style: Rated:1 stars!
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I have worn the Glycerins since the 9 came out, I was in love with them, the tens also. Bought the 11 and could tell they weren't as cushioned. Waited till the 12 came out and bought them, it is a different shoe, the toe box is more narrow and nowhere near the cushion the 9 and 10 had. I am very sad that I will have to find a different shoe. I hope they go back to the old model construction. I returned the 12.

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Felt true to size

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Felt narrower than marked

Poor Support

Great Support

Moderate arch support

1 person 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.

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Felt true to size

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Felt true to width

Poor Support

Great Support

Moderate arch support

  • from San Francisco, California
Overall: Rated: 5 stars! Comfort: Rated:5 stars! Style: Rated:5 stars!
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I just ordered these yesterday, they got here so quick, woo! I have been looking for a lightweight running shoe after having used the Brooks PureConnect 2, which I love but feel like I'm needing more support from the further I run. I supinate slightly, have medium arches, have normal width feet. All of my online research pointed me to the Glycerin 12. I had some concern due to the negative reviews on here, but went with my gut anyway. So far, so good. They fit well, and feel like they are guiding my feet in the right direction with each step. They are light, yet offer a decent amount of support. You pay for good construction, and you get it. They are soft! Moderately flexible. I normally wear a 10 but got these in a 10.5, and I have a bit more toe room. Glad I ordered up. Time will tell how these hold up, but so far I am happy! (Not to mention, the purple color is pretty cool!)

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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