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Womens Brooks Glycerin 9 Running Shoe

Women's Brooks Glycerin 9

Item #BRK1037
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Women's BROOKS® GLYCERIN® 9 :: So smart the Glycerin® 9 knows what you need before you do. Brooks®'s patented intelligent DNA cushioning combines with the seamless bootie construction to create a fit and feel tailored to your needs. The introduction of Brooks®'s Omega flex grooves increases flexibility and offers better gait efficiency. Added bonus, a guilt-free eco-friendly midsole! 9.8 ounces

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Category Type:

NEUTRAL+ [?]
If you have a high arch, are a high-mileage runner, or want the maximum amount of cushioning, Neutral+ is your shoe style. Enjoy a smooth ride with enhanced cushioning and reduced impact with improved shock absorption. If pronation is not a problem then choose Neutral+ shoes. When choosing running shoes, find your perfect fit using this chart. Category types are based on factors like arch height, running habits and body frame.

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Features & Benefits:

  • Full-Length DNA: Adaptive cushioning with exceptional ride and response
  • Stacked BioMoGo Midsole: Biodegradable, durable "tuned" cushioning
  • Universal Sprung Toe Platform: Quick toe offs
  • Flexalon Rubber Forefoot: Durable and Soft
  • 5mm BioMoGo Profile Sockliner: Custom fit, maximum cushioning
  • Element Mesh Conforming Upper: Moisture management & breathable
  • Cush Pod construction: Maximum cushioning
Product BRK1037 Review

Specifications:

  • Predecessor Product Type:  Glycerin 8
  • Country of Origin: China

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Womens Brooks Glycerin 9 Running Shoe
 
4.2

(based on 20 reviews)

83%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Comfortable (15)
  • Cushions impact (15)
  • Breathable (10)
  • Arch support (9)
  • Lightweight (5)

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Road running (9)
    • Pavement (4)
      • Sizing:
      • Feels full size too small

         

        Feels half size too small

         

        Feels true to size

         

        70% 

        (14 reviews)

        Feels half size too big

         

        Feels full size too big

         
      • Width:
      • Feels too narrow

         

        Feels true to width

         

        80% 

        (16 reviews)

        Feels too wide

         
      • Arch Type:
      • Average arch (10), High arch (9)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Casual/ recreational (6), Enthusiast (6), Gym rat (5)
      • Was this a gift?:
      • No (18)

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    (7 of 7 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    PERFECT!!!

    By Kiki

    from NJ

    About Me Avid Athlete

    Verified Reviewer

    Pros

    • Comfortable
    • Cushions Impact

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Road Running

      Comments about Womens Brooks Glycerin 9 Running Shoe:

      I went to a RoadRunner store and did the Shoe Dog thing. I'm a Brooks lover and had been wearing a Stability shoe which I thought was fine until I ran in this pair. I was deciding between the Ghost and the Glycerin and I went for these because the cushion on impact was just so awesome. I'm glad I did. I have been running in them for less than a week but so far so good.

      • Sizing:
      • Feels true to size
      • Width:
      • Feels true to width
      • Arch Type:
      • High Arch
      • Was this a gift?:
      • No

      (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Love them!

      By jenna

      from dallas, tx

      About Me Casual/ Recreational

      Pros

      • Breathable
      • Comfortable
      • Cushions Impact
      • Durable
      • Good Arch Support
      • Good Traction
      • Pronation Control

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Pavement

        Comments about Womens Brooks Glycerin 9 Running Shoe:

        I had 3 pairs of the Glycerin 8 and really liked them. The Glycerin 9 is better! I just received my first pair yesterday and they're cushier, not taking away from the support I love from the Glycerin. The shoe is really pink, not red and is cute! I just ordered my second pair so I can rotate them and get the longest life from them.

        • Sizing:
        • Feels true to size
        • Width:
        • Feels true to width
        • Arch Type:
        • Average Arch
        • Was this a gift?:
        • No

        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        My First Brooks - I like them!!

        By ADVChic

        from Beautiful Southern Ohio

        About Me Gym Rat

        Verified Reviewer

        Pros

        • Comfortable
        • Cushions Impact
        • Good Arch Support
        • Lightweight

        Cons

        • Short laces

        Best Uses

        • Road Running

        Comments about Womens Brooks Glycerin 9 Running Shoe:

        These are my first Brooks and I've only worn them once, but I think I'm in love!

        A little about me - I'm a treadmill runner, about 15 miles per week. I wear a 7.5B street shoe, have a super high arch and have a slightly narrow foot, not narrow enough for narrow street shoes. This is my third pair of shoes from Road Runner Sports and I think we finally got it right.

        My only 'con'on the Brooks is the shoe laces are super short. I usually double tie my shoes, and there is barely enough length to form a good first bow. I am using all the standard holes, not the extra tight holes, so they really could have supplied longer laces.

        If you have super high arches and a slightly narrow foot these are for you. I would recommend ordering a 1/2 size up, the 8 is perfect for me. I really debated about the size, because the last size 8 running shoe I purchased are a bit big.

        • Sizing:
        • Feels half size too small
        • Width:
        • Feels too narrow
        • Arch Type:
        • High Arch
        • Was this a gift?:
        • No

        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Cushy like Vomero, but lasts longer

        By Nikki

        from Saint Johns, Fl

        About Me Gym Rat

        Pros

        • Cushions Impact
        • Durable
        • Good Arch Support

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Road Running

          Comments about Womens Brooks Glycerin 9 Running Shoe:

          I am a Brooks convert! I used to wear Nike Vomeros and the cushioning was great, but I would break them down too quickly. Especially under the ball of the foot where I tend to get pain if the shoes aren't cushy enough. These are lasting much longer than the Nikes and are just as comfy-- maybe even better for my feet since I didn't even have to add an extra cushion to the ball of the foot. I have gotten some compliments on the shoes looks as well-- I have the black ones. I love that there is a dark option. I run in a park and on dirt roads as well as the road and I don't like when the only options are white/light and then they look dingy right away.

          • Sizing:
          • Feels true to size
          • Width:
          • Feels true to width
          • Arch Type:
          • High Arch
          • Was this a gift?:
          • No

          (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          love

          By christine

          from moorestown, nj

          About Me Avid Athlete

          Pros

          • Breathable
          • Comfortable
          • Cushions Impact
          • Pretty

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Pavement

            Comments about Womens Brooks Glycerin 9 Running Shoe:

            I am in love with these shoes. I run about 20 miles a week and they are great. I usually am an Asics fan but wanted to switch it up. The only thing is I usually get regular width shoes and I had to get a wide in these because they seemed a little tight. Now I'm totally satisfied with them!

            • Sizing:
            • Feels half size too small
            • Width:
            • Feels too narrow
            • Arch Type:
            • Average Arch
            • Was this a gift?:
            • No

            (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            Amazing

            By valleygirl76

            from Sherman Oaks, CA

            About Me Casual/ Recreational

            Pros

            • Comfortable
            • Cushions Impact

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • With Orthotics/Inserts

              Comments about Womens Brooks Glycerin 9 Running Shoe:

              Like a previous reviewer, I went to a Road Runner store and did the Shoe Dog thing. Before I bought these shoes I ran in Asics (which were fitted at a different running store). I thought they were fine but I had some knee pain every once in a while. However, with these Brooks, the knee pain is gone! I ran a half marathon in them and aside from being sore the next day, I really had no knee pain or blisters on my feet. I kind of love these shoes. I did get the special inserts though. I am wondering if I would have also loved another pair of shoes with the inserts. Either way, I have converted to Brooks for the time being. I don't especially love the style. I tried on the Asics Nimbus as well and preferred that style but for a running shoe, I thought comfort and fit are more important. As for sizing, I normally wear a 6.5 and purchased a 7.5 in these.

              • Sizing:
              • Feels true to size
              • Width:
              • Feels true to width
              • Arch Type:
              • Average Arch
              • Was this a gift?:
              • No

              (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              My New Best Friends

              By aa

              from Hendersonville, NC

              About Me Casual/ Recreational

              Pros

              • Breathable
              • Comfortable
              • Cushions Impact
              • Good Arch Support
              • Lightweight

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Pavement

                Comments about Womens Brooks Glycerin 9 Running Shoe:

                I needed a miracle shoe: one that would work for interval runs, walking, cross-training, and standing on an industrial floor for eight hours a day. Don't laugh. This shoe does it. They have more padding on the ball of my foot than I've used before, which is fine because I tend to keep my center of gravity a little to the front when I stand. They've got a nice stable fit, but not so firm that it prevents comfortable back-and-forth cross-training movement. So far I've not had the slightest twinge of pain in my knees (fingers crossed). Oh, and did I mention they're REALLY pretty? Worth every penny.

                • Sizing:
                • Feels true to size
                • Width:
                • Feels true to width
                • Arch Type:
                • High Arch
                • Was this a gift?:
                • No

                (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                5.0

                All-around perfect shoe

                By Andi

                from Hendersonville, NC

                About Me Casual/ Recreational

                Pros

                • Breathable
                • Comfortable
                • Cushions Impact
                • Good Arch Support

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Road Running

                  Comments about Womens Brooks Glycerin 9 Running Shoe:

                  I asked the folks at the running store if there was a shoe that was good for running, walking, cross-training (a lot of back-and-forth jumps, etc.) and standing on a concrete floor for 8 hours a day. I thought they'd laugh at me. Instead, they gave me this shoe. It's got more cushioning in the ball of the foot than I'm used to, but my center of gravity is a tad forward anyway. So far these have worked for EVERYTHING, and I've had no knee pain at all from short runs. Saving up for a new pair in six months; I'm pretty sure I'll wear these out by then. Oh, and in case it matters to you, these are REALLY pretty. (I have the black and blue ones.)

                  • Sizing:
                  • Feels true to size
                  • Width:
                  • Feels true to width
                  • Arch Type:
                  • High Arch
                  • Was this a gift?:
                  • No
                   
                  5.0

                  LOVE these shoes!

                  By Cbelles

                  from Springdale, PA

                  Pros

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Road Running

                      Comments about Womens Brooks Glycerin 9 Running Shoe:

                      I was a "newbie" to running when I bought these after having a go at the Nike Pegasus. The first pair (I have the black/aqua ones) I ordered 1/2 size up and they were too big. I did have the problem within two months of the bottom coming unglued, but I was able to return them and got the 8.5 which is my real size. The hip pain I had, ankle pain... everything went away and I was able to increase the length of my runs. They're worn out after 1.5 years and are now my everyday tennies. I've been searching for new running shoes, but nothing is comparing to these. The toe box is perfect, the feel - everything about these shoes is perfect (I was running about 20-25 miles/week). The Glycerin 11's feel awful compared to these. I'm now in search of a new running shoe.

                      • Sizing:
                      • Feels true to size
                      • Width:
                      • Feels true to width
                      • Arch Type:
                      • Average Arch
                      • Was this a gift?:
                      • No
                       
                      1.0

                      Fell apart when still new

                      By B Roo

                      from Maryland

                      About Me Casual/ Recreational

                      Verified Reviewer

                      Pros

                      • Breathable
                      • Comfortable
                      • Cushions Impact

                      Cons

                      • Wears Out Quickly

                      Best Uses

                      • Walking

                      Comments about Womens Brooks Glycerin 9 Running Shoe:

                      This was my first pair of Brooks shoes - women's Glycerin 9's. Before this pair, I mostly wore Asics and Saucony both for running and walking, and I never had a problem with them falling apart. But only four months into this Brooks pair, the treads began to pull off the bottom of the right shoe. I did not run in them and only wore them casually a few hours a day a few days a week to run errands. They still looked brand new, including the treads with minimal treadwear, when the first tread began to tear off.

                      I contacted Brooks, and first they said these shoes are for running and not walking. What a joke! Like running over rocks and different terrain wouldn't tear them up faster than wearing them on a carpet or other flat surface. I understand how your feet hit the surface differently when running and how that would affect treadwear, but should anything really cause the treads to rip away from the shoe when they're basically new? Maybe working in a junkyard with sharp objects everywhere? Then Brooks told me the shoes are only meant to last 4 - 6 months. I went ahead and filed a claim for a defective item on the Brooks site (along with the photo of my new shoe with torn tread), and they replied: "When used for its intended purpose, Brooks footwear has an expected life of 300-500 miles or 4-6 months. By this measure and your described pattern of use, it's about time to update your shoes." Then they offered me a 25% discount on another pair. NO THANKS. I'm guessing my shoes got about 100 miles before the tread tore.

                      I have worn Asics, Saucony, Nike, Adidas, New Balance, and other brands, and none of them have ever fallen apart like these Brooks. My Asics and Saucony shoes I wore for over a year with custom orthotics, and I only replaced them when the treads were slightly worn down as expected--even before I could feel they had worn. Based on the poor quality of Brooks and their poor customer service, I will never buy another pair. After searching the reviews, I noticed others had similar complaints about them falling apart easily. These Glycerins weren't even worth the clearance price for four months of gentle casual wear.

                      • Sizing:
                      • Feels true to size
                      • Width:
                      • Feels true to width
                      • Arch Type:
                      • Average Arch
                      • Was this a gift?:
                      • No
                       
                      4.0

                      My orthotic fits in it!

                      By Pam

                      from Florida

                      About Me Casual/ Recreational

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Comfortable
                      • Cushions Impact
                      • Fits Orthotic
                      • Lightweight
                      • Narrow heel
                      • wide toe box

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • With Orthotics/Inserts

                        Comments about Womens Brooks Glycerin 9 Running Shoe:

                        The Glycerin 8 felt better than the Glycerine 9. Still a great shoe with lots of room in the toe box and a narrow heel. I especially like how lightweight they are. Very good cushioning. My orthotics fit in them too. I love these shoes!

                        • Sizing:
                        • Feels true to size
                        • Width:
                        • Feels true to width
                        • Arch Type:
                        • Average Arch
                        • Was this a gift?:
                        • No
                         
                        5.0

                        Good for Injured Foot

                        By Catt

                        from SF, CA

                        About Me Avid Athlete

                        Pros

                        • Comfortable
                        • Cushions Impact
                        • Good Arch Support

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                          • Road Running

                          Comments about Womens Brooks Glycerin 9 Running Shoe:

                          These are cushy with a generous toe-box. I have a forefoot/nerve pain issue and its dissapearing quickly after being in these shoes just a few hours.

                          I have high arches, narrow, long feet -- and probably under-pronate and put stress on the outside metatarsals. Also getting over plantar fascia tear. This shoe is really getting me past the worst of it.

                          • Sizing:
                          • Feels true to size
                          • Width:
                          • Feels true to width
                          • Was this a gift?:
                          • No
                           
                          4.0

                          inconsistent sizing

                          By idaho runner

                          from Boise, Idaho

                          Verified Reviewer

                          Pros

                          • Breathable
                          • Comfortable
                          • Cushions Impact

                          Cons

                          • Narrow / Tight
                          • Sizing

                          Best Uses

                            Comments about Womens Brooks Glycerin 9 Running Shoe:

                            I have been wearing Glycerin models the past several years and have been very happy with their performance and cushioning. My biggest complaint is that Brooks has very inconsistent sizing. I have worn everything from an 8 to 9 in this line and am frustrated that I cannot simply re-order the same size I have been wearing when I need a new shoe. It seems each time I try that, I have to go go up or down a half size. I do not have this issue with other brands of shoes. The 8.5 I bought in February were perfect and just reordered and they are too small! Frustrating for a busy person.

                            • Sizing:
                            • Feels full size too small
                            • Width:
                            • Feels true to width
                            • Arch Type:
                            • High Arch
                             
                            5.0

                            Love at first run!

                            By Campesina

                            from Southern California

                            About Me Avid Athlete

                            Pros

                            • Breathable
                            • Comfortable
                            • Cushions Impact
                            • Fast
                            • Good Arch Support
                            • Good Traction

                            Cons

                              Best Uses

                              • Road Running

                              Comments about Womens Brooks Glycerin 9 Running Shoe:

                              I was not too sure about what to expect since I ordered online and had never worn this shoe before. When I opened the box, I loved the look (I bought the red and white ones). I put the shoes on and I loved the fit (I bought the same size which I have worn in Nike and Asics shoes - 9.5). Then I went out for a run and got the feeling that I never wanted to take these shoes off. I am going to order another pair because these are the most comfortable shoes I have ever worn. I have a narrow, high arch foot with a narrow heel and wider forefoot. This is the perfect shoe for me! The price was right too!

                              • Sizing:
                              • Feels true to size
                              • Width:
                              • Feels true to width
                              • Arch Type:
                              • High Arch
                              • Was this a gift?:
                              • No
                               
                              1.0

                              toe box too big

                              By SoCal Running Girl

                              from Ventura County, CA

                              About Me Avid Athlete

                              Pros

                              • Breathable

                              Cons

                              • Poor Arch Support
                              • Uncomfortable

                              Best Uses

                                Comments about Womens Brooks Glycerin 9 Running Shoe:

                                Took them for a 10 mile run.. and my feet hurt early on.. ;( my arch was hurting.. my heel was hurting during and after. Toe box is to big.. my foot was moving around way too much.. Not a good fit for me.

                                • Sizing:
                                • Feels true to size
                                • Width:
                                • Feels too wide
                                • Arch Type:
                                • High Arch
                                • Was this a gift?:
                                • No
                                 
                                3.0

                                Returning shoe

                                By Marathoner NP

                                from San Diego, CA

                                About Me Avid Athlete

                                Verified Reviewer

                                Pros

                                • Breathable
                                • Fast
                                • Good Traction
                                • Great with Jeans
                                • Lightweight

                                Cons

                                • Grips heel
                                • Uncomfortable

                                Best Uses

                                • Pavement

                                Comments about Womens Brooks Glycerin 9 Running Shoe:

                                I purchased the black and blue shoes, visually they are awesome! The toe box is wider than the Asics Nimbus, so that is something to get accustomed to but on a long run it is a blessing. Historically, I am an injury free runner but I am returning these shoes because they immeidatley caused pain in my left Achilles and shin. Overall, I think they are a great shoe, just not for me.

                                • Sizing:
                                • Feels true to size
                                • Width:
                                • Feels true to width
                                • Arch Type:
                                • High Arch
                                • Was this a gift?:
                                • No
                                 
                                4.0

                                Great running shoes

                                By Slow runner

                                from texas

                                Pros

                                  Cons

                                    Best Uses

                                      Comments about Womens Brooks Glycerin 9 Running Shoe:

                                      Bought these in size 9 ( I wear 8 1/2 ) - shoes are great except toe box is very wide for a medium width.

                                      • Sizing:
                                      • Feels true to size
                                      • Width:
                                      • Feels too wide
                                      • Arch Type:
                                      • Average Arch
                                       
                                      2.0

                                      Glycerin 8 was way better!

                                      By First Marathon

                                      from San DIego, CA

                                      About Me Gym Rat

                                      Pros

                                      • Comfortable
                                      • Good Arch Support

                                      Cons

                                        Best Uses

                                          Comments about Womens Brooks Glycerin 9 Running Shoe:

                                          Love the Glycerin 8. Amazing shoe and very comfortable. With the Glycerin 9 and the DNA technology running throughout, it felt like more impact that I can feel in my neck although they are comfortable to try on. I scoured the internet and found more of the Glycerin 8 and have no neck problems with them!

                                          • Sizing:
                                          • Feels half size too small
                                          • Width:
                                          • Feels true to width
                                          • Arch Type:
                                          • Average Arch
                                          • Was this a gift?:
                                          • No
                                           
                                          5.0

                                          Foot pain be gone!

                                          By jedirunner

                                          from SW Va

                                          About Me Gym Rat

                                          Verified Reviewer

                                          Pros

                                          • Comfortable
                                          • Cushions Impact
                                          • Lightweight

                                          Cons

                                            Best Uses

                                            • Road Running

                                            Comments about Womens Brooks Glycerin 9 Running Shoe:

                                            I'd been training for a marathon and had gone through 3 other pairs of shoes trying to find one that did not cause knee pain or lateral foot pain. I pronate but have custom orthotics so stability shoes aggravated the lateral foot pain. I switched to neutral shoes but most did not have enough cushioning to protect my knees. I tried this pair as a last resort and it worked. I was able to complete the marathon. I bought a shoe 1.5 sizes larger than my normal shoe size because I have a tendency to get blistered toes/black toenails.

                                            • Sizing:
                                            • Feels half size too small
                                            • Width:
                                            • Feels true to width
                                            • Arch Type:
                                            • Average Arch
                                            • Was this a gift?:
                                            • No
                                             
                                            5.0

                                            Great show

                                            By Glycerin fan

                                            from NYC

                                            About Me Gym Rat

                                            Pros

                                            • Breathable
                                            • Comfortable
                                            • Cushions Impact
                                            • Good Arch Support
                                            • Good Traction

                                            Cons

                                              Best Uses

                                              • Road Running

                                              Comments about Womens Brooks Glycerin 9 Running Shoe:

                                              I have had several pairs of Glycerin 8s and was worried about the changes in the 9s. However, they are as great as the previous models. I have had many good outdoor and treadmill runs so far. I'd say they are slightly smaller in length than the 8s, but still fit nicely. I usually wear a 6.5, but in the Glycerins, I take a 7.

                                              • Sizing:
                                              • Feels half size too big
                                              • Width:
                                              • Feels true to width
                                              • Arch Type:
                                              • Average Arch
                                              • Was this a gift?:
                                              • No

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