New Shoe Review: Glycerin 15 from Brooks

As many runners use the start of summer as a kickoff for fall race training, nothing feels better on your feet than a brand-new pair of shoes. When you're covering mile after mile, your shoe needs to be soft yet responsive, with an upper that provides structure while still being flexible. If that sounds like your ideal shoe, then the Brooks Glycerin 15 could be the trainer that takes you through to fall.


The main improvements in the Glycerin 15 are a new upper material and a newly designed transitional zone across the middle of your foot. The midsole still features Super DNA, which is the 25% softer and more adaptable cushioning than Brooks' standard midsole. The new upper uses 3D Fit Print to expand and move with your step. The heel-to-toe drop remains at 10mm.

CRC Staffer Logan Wells on the Fit and Feel

"I've worn the Glycerin and similarly cushioned models in the past and I like the newest one from Brooks. This one is more form fitting, especially the whole upper and midfoot. The cushion is not super-super soft, but it takes the pounding off of your legs, and let's be honest...who doesn't like that? The forefoot feels slightly more narrow with the new 3D Print material they use, but it stretches a bit."

Similar Shoes

If you're a Brooks aficionado then the Glycerin is right up your alley. The Glycerin offers a slightly softer and more cushioned ride than the Brooks Ghost. Other similar shoes would be those in the cushioned neutral category, such as the ASICS Nimbus, HOKA ONE ONE Bondi, New Balance 880, or the Mizuno Wave Sky.
Brooks continues to hit its stride with the 15th edition of the tried-and-true Glycerin. Stop in your local CRC to try this one on, or grab it on our online store if you know that this one is a match for you!

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Evan Schwartz spends his time running the roads of central Ohio and managing the Short North CRC. When he isn't brainstorming the "next great thing," he is geeking out over all things running shoes.