Brooks Glycerin £85


Posted: 16 June 2000

This model may still be available on clearance. But we've reviewed a newer version since we published this.

Weight 387g
Evaluation The exchange rate is doing no favours to smaller brands such as Brooks. The Glycerin is a nice enough high-mileage neutral shoe, but you’d be so hard pressed not to be satisfied by comparable shoes at £70-£75 that it’s unlikely to get much of a look-in.
It’s worth considering if durability is a key factor for you, as it has a full Substance 257 midsole. That’s a firmer, enhanced EVA, which partly explains the Glycerin’s weight increase over the Hyperion, which it replaces. The Substance 257 helps make the Glycerin a natural shoe for long training runs, as it absorbs shock and supports the foot well. It may also be a shoe to seek out if other shoes cause you a problem with fit: Brooks’s new BP1 last is roomy in the forefoot and cradles the foot beautifully.
In short If you have no biomechanical problems and you tried the Glycerin, the chances are that you’d like it. It’s made with good components and shaped around an appealing last. The trouble is, it’s expensive and it’s not exceptional in any way.
Try it if you liked Brooks Hyperion (£80); Asics Gel Nimbus (£85); Nike Air International Triax (£70)

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