Brooks Glycerin 21

Running Shoe Reviews
Brooks Glycerin 21

Category

Neutral Road Running Shoes

Summary

Average Weight: Men's 278g / Women's 249g
Heel Drop: 10mm

For that luxuriously plush landing, this may be the shoe you've been seeking for. Great everyday option, for slow/recovery runs. With a 2mm extra stack height than the predecessor, this shoe also boasts a wider toe-box.

Men's Brooks Glycerin 21
Men's Neutral Road Running Shoes
£165.00

Women's Brooks Glycerin 21
Women's Neutral Road Running Shoes
£165.00

Features

Upper

  • Breathable mesh made from recycled polyester which makes it feel soft and light
  • Reflective details for better visibility in the dark
  • This model comes quite wide compared to the previous version. I had to get a wider fitting in the previous version but, this model's standard fitting fits perfectly

Midsole

  • Nitrogen is injected into the DNA loft V3 foam, making the cushioning softer and bouncier. This makes the Glycerin very responsive and lightweight while offering maximum comfort

Outersole

  • This has been redesigned with a thick rubber – making it durable and providing a good grip for an easy ride on wet or dry ground
Brooks Women's Glycerin 21
Women's Brooks Glycerin 21

Pros

  • Super soft and maximum cushioning for high shock absorption
  • Very breathable upper so doesn’t keep the moisture in when you sweat – hence an option for those who live in warm regions.
  • Available in two widths for women: B and D
  • Available in two widths for men: D and 2E          
  • Lighter than the previous versions   
  • 100% vegan

Cons

  • The cushioning feels really soft, which may not suit runners who are used to a firm feel

In Testing

I haven’t found anything comparable to the Glycerin 21. They are a very good fit in comparision to the previous version; I had to go for the wider width in the Glycerin 20 as they were too narrow. This new version fits slightly wider so no need to worry about width concerns. I used them for running outside and at the gym. They are very comfortable to run with on the treadmill, and are very stable for other activities like stretching and functional fitness.


Verdict

I a fan of the latest model – it's my favourite shoe to wear during my long distance runs and gym session. They are very soft, light, responsive and very stable. I can spend the whole day in them at work and my legs or feet won’t hurt at all!


Men's Brooks Glycerin 21
Men's Neutral Road Running Shoes
£165.00

Men's Brooks Glycerin 21 2E Wide
Men's Neutral Road Running Shoes
£165.00

Women's Brooks Glycerin 21
Women's Neutral Road Running Shoes
£165.00

Women's Brooks Glycerin 21 D Wide
Women's Neutral Road Running Shoes
£165.00

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Men's Neutral Road Running Shoes
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Men's Neutral Road Running Shoes
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Men's Neutral Road Running Shoes
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Women's Neutral Road Running Shoes
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