BROOKS GLYCERIN 16
PRICE: R2 799 WEIGHT: 301 grams (M), 266 grams (W)
The name of the game for the Glycerin 16 is comfort – plain and simple. This neutral trainer is the plushest pair Brooks has to offer right now, and delights runners who just want a shoe that feels indulgent on the foot. While this makes it one of the heavier shoes in this guide, testers tell us the trade-off is worth it for one of the softest shoes you’ll find here.
Credit the new foam, dubbed ‘DNA Loft’, that amps comfort over the previous model, with no loss of responsiveness or durability. Further enhancing the plush ride is a slightly restructured midsole, divided into transition zones to make your stride feel smoother and more natural.
Between the new foam and softer ride, our wear-testers ranked the Glycerin as one of the comfier shoes they’ve laced up.