Brooks Glycerin 18 Men
Big G Says…
The Brooks Glycerin has always been a comfortable max cushioned shoe. This latest model has had a few tweaks to enhance its stability without compromising its protection. The top-quality DNA LOFT midsole material is maybe a little firmer than previous models but provides a lot of underfoot protection possibly for up to 1000 kms - the yardstick that many runners look for in the life of a shoe.
The upper still has that great ‘out of the box’ comfort feel. The fit and the feel of the shoe stays top class. The subtle but most important changes are in the outsole configuration. The new flex groove design adds a little more forefoot stability which is a plus for most high mileage runners. Brooks claim that the outsole rubber is lighter, thinner, softer, and more durable than previous versions – must be a heck of a compound.
So while this version of the Glycerin has not shed any Rands in price, it has shaved off a few grams in weight. (12gms men, 6gms ladies). It is right up there at the top of our price points, but it is, without doubt, one of the best shoes in our range. A stable cushioned neutral shoe with tons of cushioning and comfort – a perfect package for high mileage carefree running. An excellent upgrade.
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