The Brooks Glycerin 8 is a lightweight (12.6oz men, 10.3oz women), versatile shoe recommended for distance runners with a neutral foot classification. Brooks has gone to the proverbial mat once again to create the ultimate in plush comfort without sacrificing foot stability.
With its adaptable DNA cushioning system, the Glycerin provides a unique experience for each individual foot strike.
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Brooks DNA is a patented molecular system that maximizes comfort for the runner’s foot. Each foot strike response varies according to the pressure exerted against the “DNA” in the shoe. This cushioning system immediately calculates and responds accordingly depending upon the runner’s weight, speed, gait and force of impact.
Brooks has included a shank-like Diagonal Roll Bar device called DRB Accel in the Glycerin 8. Anyone who has experienced a high-speed ankle wobble will appreciate the lateral support Glycerin has to offer.
New to the Brooks Glycerin 8 is a pliable midsole saddle that enhances stability. Brooks has included a larger range of widths for its latest Glycerin model as well.
Try these guys on with no socks. The feel is like no other. The profile sock liner and moisture decreasing microfibers provide the ultimate in comfort for those barking dogs.
The highly durable, abrasion-resistant rubber outer sole makes the Glycerin a true road warrior.
Eventually every shoe wears down, but don’t fret. Brooks has kept our wonderful planet in mind. When you do send the Glycerin to “Sneaker Heaven” take solace in knowing that each midsole is made with BioMoGo technology. BioMoGo midsoles decompose up to 50x faster than ordinary shoes.
Is Brooks Glycerin 8 The Best Running Shoe For Me?
Fans of the Glycerin line will tell you updates to Glycerin 8 are subtle, but most appreciated. Glycerin 8 loyalists enjoy the lightweight comfort of this shoe for a variety of distance training as well as competitive sprint racing on road courses.
Versatility and value have long been trademarks of Brooks. The Glycerin 8 comes up aces in both categories in most runners’ eyes.
As with any item on the market, opinions will differ from one athlete to the next. While some runners appreciated the cushy, plush ride of the Glycerin 8, some longed for a more lightweight, airy feel. A good alternative option is the Asics GEL Kinetic 3 or the Brooks Ghost 3.
The fact that 99% of runners were more than pleased with their Glycerin 8’s should be a strong vote of confidence for the shoe. So if you need a versatile neutral shoe that will provide your feet with maximum comfort, grab yourself a pair of the G8’s from Brooks.
RunPals Rated: Brooks Glycerin 8
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