BROOKS GLYCERIN 15

Canadian Running - - FALL SHOE GUIDE -

Men’s 292 g (10.3 oz.); Women’s 261 g (9.2 oz.); Drop ra­tio: 10 mm; $190

Glycerin fans: worry not, there are no crazy changes to this well loved, su­per soft neu­tral trainer. But there are a few wel­comed mi­nor im­prove­ments. The 3d print up­per is opened up slightly in the toe box, al­low­ing for more toe splay. And, over­all, the up­per is sig­nif­i­cantly im­proved. The mesh has a cleaner fin­ish and does away with any real pos­si­bil­ity of chaf­ing or added bulk.

Loads of rub­ber cov­er­ing the dna mid­sole make the Glycerin a beast for log­ging lots of mileage. The one change from the pre­vi­ous it­er­a­tion is what Brooks is call­ing a plush tran­si­tion zone, where they’ve torn out the denser rub­ber out­sole right in the mid­foot area, leav­ing the mid­sole ma­te­rial ex­posed to han­dle the strike. The idea is that it’s sup­posed to be, you guessed it, more plush a con­tact ex­pe­ri­ence. Our testers didn’t re­ally no­tice it, but the up­side is that, yes, the Glycerin 15 is over­all a very soft ride, and that this sec­tion didn’t de­te­ri­o­rate over time.

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