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Brooks Glycerin 12

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  • Keep your stride squeaky clean and on point in the Glycerin® 12 from Brooks®!
  • Successor to the Glycerin 11, SKU# 8148852.
  • 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: 12 oz
  • Product measurements were taken using size 11.5, width D - Medium. Please note that measurements may vary by size.
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Fit Survey:

96% Felt true to size
  • 0% Full size too large
  • 0% Half size too Large
  • 96% True to size
  • 4% Half size too small
  • 0% Full size too small
96% Felt true to width
  • 96% Felt true to width
  • 4% Felt narrower than marked
  • 0% Felt wider than marked
67% Moderate arch support
  • 33% Excellent arch support
  • 67% Moderate arch support
  • 0% 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.)
  • Keep your stride squeaky clean and on point in the Glycerin® 12 from Brooks®!
  • Successor to the Glycerin 11, SKU# 8148852.
  • 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: 12 oz
  • Product measurements were taken using size 11.5, width D - 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 25 reviews.

Top Positive Review

1 person found this review helpful.

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I've been dealing with neuroma in one foot and am switching from Nike Free 5.0 to Brooks 12 as the fit (with my orthopedics) is much better. I workout in them, wear them walking and am really enjoying the cushioning and fit. I've had no previous experience with Brooks, so I can' comment, however, I had to decide between Asics Nimbus 16 and the Brooks 12, and felt the heel support and cushioning was better in the Brooks. I'm 6' tall and weigh 200 lbs with high arches.

Read more » « Show less August 6, 2014 by Anonymous
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Top Critical Review

2 people found this review helpful.

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Been running in Glycerin's for 4 years. Started in the 8, then 9, then 10, then 11. I would have told anyone previously that these were the best neutral running and cushioned shoes on the market until I bought the Glycerin 12. The 12 looks great and noticeably lighter, but there is considerably less cushioning and arch support; I've put about 50 miles on them across 5 runs and after every run my body hurts more and more; I give up, it's not me it's the shoe, I've given you plenty of chances! Other reviews I've seen from heavier runners have given good reviews, but at 145 I may just not be heavy enough to get out of this shoe what it offers. Sorry Brooks, not a fan, for me you just pushed this model too far.

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Overall: Rated: 2 stars! Comfort: Rated:2 stars! Style: Rated:5 stars!
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Been running in Glycerin's for 4 years. Started in the 8, then 9, then 10, then 11. I would have told anyone previously that these were the best neutral running and cushioned shoes on the market until I bought the Glycerin 12. The 12 looks great and noticeably lighter, but there is considerably less cushioning and arch support; I've put about 50 miles on them across 5 runs and after every run my body hurts more and more; I give up, it's not me it's the shoe, I've given you plenty of chances! Other reviews I've seen from heavier runners have given good reviews, but at 145 I may just not be heavy enough to get out of this shoe what it offers. Sorry Brooks, not a fan, for me you just pushed this model too far.

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Moderate arch support

1 person found this review helpful
Overall: Rated: 5 stars! Comfort: Rated:5 stars! Style: Rated:5 stars!
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I've been dealing with neuroma in one foot and am switching from Nike Free 5.0 to Brooks 12 as the fit (with my orthopedics) is much better. I workout in them, wear them walking and am really enjoying the cushioning and fit. I've had no previous experience with Brooks, so I can' comment, however, I had to decide between Asics Nimbus 16 and the Brooks 12, and felt the heel support and cushioning was better in the Brooks. I'm 6' tall and weigh 200 lbs with high arches.

I'd also recommend: Asics, Nike

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Excellent arch support

  • from California
1 person found this review helpful
Overall: Rated: 2 stars! Comfort: Rated:4 stars! Style: Rated:5 stars!
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I had these shoes for less than 2 months. I calculated that I wear the shoes on average of 12-15 hours per week mainly at physical therapy. I am by no means an aggressive runner, I can't run due to disability and I'm about 230lbs, 6foot tall. The tread on the bottom of the shoe began to unglue itself creating a trip hazard and I really thought the comfort of the shoes broke down quickly. Aesthetically these shoes are awesome and I think it's my 3rd pair of Brooks shoes - love them. I told Zappos and they were my best customer service experience in life so far because they overnighted a new pair of the "Beast" by Brooks at no cost to me. They only asked that I return the old pair, and they covered the return shipping, within 14 days. I can't say enough how appreciative I am that they took care of me in the manner they did. They even offered my money back, a different brand, or even the same pair if I wanted. I tell ya, I will never buy shoes anyplace else other than Zappos from now on.

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Felt narrower than marked

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Excellent arch support

  • from Michigan
1 person found this review helpful
Overall: Rated: 2 stars! Comfort: Rated:2 stars! Style: Rated:2 stars!
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Returned. I've been running in the Glycerin 11 size 13 medium for nearly 400 miles. All was fantastic, loved the shoes, but it was feeling like time for an upgrade. Voila, ordered some Glycerin 12s thinking this would be terrific. Well, the new shoes are definitely lighter, but absolutely have less cushioning and a far smaller heel strike area - roughly 3/4" less wide. I tried running in the Glycerin 12s, thinking it would be okay. It wasn't. Definitely feeling in my heels and arches - just fundamentally a different shoe. Zappos to the rescue! They were willing to exchange for the Glycerin 11, which makes me happy indeed. Beware that the new Glycerin 12 is not a direct replacement or upgrade for the Glycerin 11.

Fit Survey

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Runs Large

Felt true to size

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Felt true to width

Poor Support

Great Support

Moderate arch support

  • from Connecticut
1 person found this review helpful
Overall: Rated: 2 stars! Comfort: Rated:2 stars! Style: Rated:4 stars!
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The new Glycerin 12 design has fallen well below my expectations of Brooks. The width of the heel in this shoe is about 3/4" narrower than any previous Glycerin model. This leads to a lack of support and stability on your heel strike. I wear a 2E and this shoe also feels tighter in the forefoot. I have purchased many Glycerins over the years and have always loved the design, fit, and comfort of them but these shoes are just too uncomfortable to wear. I hope they reference the previous model's design when creating the 13.

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

Moderate arch support

  • from NC
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