Brooks Glycerin GTS 21

Running Shoe Reviews
Brooks Glycerin GTS 21

Category

Support Road Running Shoes

Summary

Average Weight: Men's 298g / Women's 266g
Offset: 10mm

A supremely cushioned road running shoe, providing a high level of support. The Glycerin GTS comfortably encourages stable and steady movement throughout every run. 100% vegan.

Men's Brooks Glycerin GTS 21
Men's Support Road Running Shoes
£165.00

Women's Brooks Glycerin GTS 21
Women's Support Road Running Shoes
£165.00

Features

Upper

  • Engineered warp knit upper is designed to provide breathability
  • Reflective detailing in the construction allows for improved visibility for use at all times
  • The use of recycled materials within the mesh upper as well as the tongue, collar lining and laces, has not only made it more climate-friendly than its predecessors, but also more durable

Midsole

  • The wider midsole, alongside the restructured outsole is designed to a offer an unrestricted and smoother ride
  • Nitrogen-infused DNA LOFT v3 foam, super-soft response underfoot cushioning
  • Extra 2mm more cushioning
  • GuideRails technology is built into the midsole cupping around the heel and arch – diminish the excessive inwards movement

Outer

  • Recycled silica is used in outsole, known as RoadTack rubber, enables a sustainable choice for road running, offering advantages such as being lightweight and durable, in addition to being environmentally friendly.
Women's Brooks Glycerin GTS 21
Brooks Glycerin GTS 21

Pros

  • Extremely plush with long-lasting cushioning 
  • Lightweight – barely noticeable on feet
  • Strong support for over-pronation
  • Responsive, adjusts with feet naturally in any manner/pace of training
  • Comfortable as a long-distance walking shoe as well

Cons

  • Wider midsole may not be suitable for those wanting a narrow-fitting shoe

In Testing

My previous shoe was the Asics Gel-Kayano 28 – which was the most cushioned shoe I have ever trained in. I was intrigued by the new DNA technology being pitched by the Glycerin GTS 21, claiming to provide revolutionary comfort alongside support.

Fortunately, the pitch proved to be consistent with how I felt almost immediately when putting on the shoe. The cushion is expertly engineered and has lasted for miles – both running and walking in the shoe has felt effortless. The support has prevented my usual injuries from over-pronation!


Verdict

The Brooks Glycerin GTS 20 are most definitely paving a new path for road running shoes – with the use of revolutionary nitrogen-infused technology. This shoe will undoubtedly be held in high regard by those who desire effortless runs, with support that feels natural.

If you are looking for high cushioning, plush, maximum protection for impact with a moderate support, this new model is definitely an option to be considered.

Men's Brooks Glycerin GTS 21
Men's Support Road Running Shoes
£165.00

Women's Brooks Glycerin GTS 21
Women's Support Road Running Shoes
£165.00

Similar Options

Men's New Balance 860v13 D
Men's Support Road Running Shoes
£140.00

Men's Asics Gel Kayano 30
Men's Support Road Running Shoes
£180.00

Men's Saucony Tempus
Men's Support Road Running Shoes
£165.00 £132.00

Women's New Balance 860v13 B
Women's Support Road Running Shoes
£140.00

Women's Asics Gel Kayano 30
Women's Support Road Running Shoes
£180.00

Women's Saucony Tempus
Women's Support Road Running Shoes
£165.00

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