Brooks Glycerin 14 Shoe Review

First let me say, unless otherwise stated all reviews are done because I think you might like to know.  I am in no way compensated for these reviews.  I pay for everything with my own money and if a discount is received its because I am part of a running club or a Disney membership, or something like that.  I like reading reviews so that’s why I share mine.  On to the review!

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It has been a hot minute since I did a shoe review.  Crazy I know but I don’t have a lot of shoes I run in.  I keep them until they are dead then in with a new pair.  Since my Hoka’s are both retired I decided to try a new shoe.  The Hoka’s were just too much of a difference from my other shoes and honestly the cushion of the Bondi’s was too much.  Off to the running store I went.  There is a Luke’s Locker close to me and they do a pretty awesome job of fitting shoes.  Granted you need to find a person that understands you personally and is a runner as well (that’s probably just my personal preference though).  I found a great guy to help me and I tried on only 3 pairs of shoes.  I know only 3!  With going through so many of these fitting I pretty much know what I want in a shoe which helps narrow down the selection.  I don’t remember what the 3rd pair was because I hated it but had a tough time deciding between the Saucony Triumph ISO 2 and the Brooks Glycerin 14.  They were pretty similar but ultimately the fit of the Glycerin was a smidge nicer so I went with those (those of you wondering they are the same price)

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I have had a these shoes for a few months now which means I’ve put enough miles in them to give a good review.  I am actually switching between these and the Brooks Launch 2 at the moment.  There is a lot of technical language with running shoes but to be honest I don’t really understand what that all means so I’m not going to mention it here.  What I will say is these shoes have a little more cushion, have a very flexible construction with nice support on the sides, and hey it doesn’t help its pretty to look at.  For the record though its not the reason I chose these over the Saucony’s, these really did feel better.

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These shoes are lightweight, slip on and off very easily and have given me zero blisters or issues these past few hot months.  Its totally random but I really like the shoe laces on the Glycerin 14‘s, they aren’t the typical shoe lace material and hold the knot better so I actually don’t need to double knot these laces!  Yay!

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I will say these shoes are a tad narrow.  Not as narrow as the Hoka Clifton 2’s but not as wide as the Brooks Launch 2’s.  I typically like a little more space in the toe box but I think maybe this shoe shape is working out better because my toes don’t have blisters anymore and my 2nd toe isn’t bothering me as much.  While I think they are a little snug maybe its for the best.

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I also really love how the inside of the shoe says “Carpe Runem”.  When I see that message before and after a run it just makes me happy.  I love little touches like this though which is why I love my runDisney shoes but sadly cant wear them to actually run haha!

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Kinds blurry but these shoes have 3D stretch print, again tech things that I don’t understand but from what I gathered at the running store the printing helps the construction of the shoe to help them last longer.  That’s fine by me I like my shoes to have long lives 🙂

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The oh so glamorous bottom of the shoe shot.  When I ran in the slick rain I didn’t feel like I had great traction but I was going around a corner when the roads were slick so there’s that.  I do think they grip pretty well overall but I don’t use these for speed-work I save these for my long and recovery runs.  My knees and shins feel great with the Glycerin 14 and overall I’m really happy with the purchase.  While the price-point is high, to feel good in a pair of shoes is important to me.  Already thinking about getting an extra pair to rotate in 🙂

From the website:

 1.SUPER DNA MIDSOLE-provides 20% more adaptable cushioning than BioMoGo DNA

2.  IDEAL PRESSURE ZONES-disperse impact for an effortless ride

3.  3D STRETCH PRINT-applies strategic mesh and strutcture for a perfect fit

4.  CONFORMABLE SADDLE-wraps the foot for a secure fit

SPECIFICATIONS

  • SHOE CATEGORY:Cushion
  • ARCH:Medium, High
  • PLATFORM:Universal Platform
  • SURFACE:Road/Track
  • LAUNCH DATE:June 1, 2016
  • WEIGHT:9.2 oz
  • MIDSOLE DROP:10 mm
  • SUPPORT LEVEL:Neutral

CHIME IN!!!  What was the last running shoe you bought?  Do you like Brook’s?  Do you keep track of your shoes mileage?

5 Comments Add yours

  1. It has been a loooong time since I bought a pair of running shoes. Usually when I find one I love I buy 3 or 4 pairs in different colors so I can rotate them. I’m wearing the Brooks Ravenna 3, and I think they’re on the 6 or 7 now? Haha. But, I just retired one pair & am about to do the same to another, so it’s shoe shopping I go. I have a nearby running store I love, run with & trust, it’s just finding the time, and loosening the purse strings. I love Brooks, but the last few releases I tried didn’t fit my foot right, so I hope they’ve changed some things up. I do love their brand & quality.

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    1. You are so right about the purse strings running shoes can get pricey!

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  2. I too am a sucker for fun little details on shoes. My Sauconys say “Life’s Hard” on one sole and “Run Harder” on the other.

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    1. Ahhh I like that! Fun details are the best 🙂

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