Womens Brooks Glycerin 8 Running Shoe

Women's Brooks Glycerin 8

Item #BRK995
Reg:$129.95
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Product Description:

Women's BROOKS® GLYCERIN 8 :: Your favorite women's running shoe is updated with new Brooks® DNA intelligent cushioning that provides optimal shock absorption based on your weight, pace, biomechanics and running surface. Whoa! 10.3 ounces

Category Type:

NEUTRAL [?]
If you have high arches and need minimal support, Neutral shoes are right for you. Your feet will guide themselves more naturally through each step for your perfect running gait. 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:

  • Brooks DNA: Provides a customized ride for runners of all sizes and speeds, dispersing impact and providing ideal comfort and protection as the pace changes
  • DRB® Accel in midfoot: Single density compound engineered into midfoot for added support and torsional rigidity
  • Engineered Cush-Pod configuration: Midsole and outsole components are engineered to set the foot in an efficient, balanced postion throughout gait cycle, offering maximum stability and flexibility
  • Full-length Bio MoGo midsole: Environmentally friendly midsole compound provides a soft, cushy, feel that lasts without sacrificing stability
  • Full-length S-257 cushsole: Provides excellent energy return and cushioning on every stride
  • HPR Plus outsole: High-density carbon rubber for increased traction and outsole durability
  • Flexalon Rubber Forefoot: A softer blown rubber for a softer ride
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Womens Brooks Glycerin 8 Running Shoe
 
4.7

(based on 46 reviews)

95%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Comfortable (42)
  • Cushions impact (38)
  • Breathable (37)
  • Arch support (19)
  • Lightweight (19)

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Road running (28)
    • With orthotics/inserts (4)
    • Distance / endurance (3)
    • Pavement (3)
    • Wet / rain (3)
      • Sizing:
      • Feels full size too small

         

        Feels half size too small

         

        Feels true to size

         

        85% 

        (35 reviews)

        Feels half size too big

         

        Feels full size too big

         
      • Width:
      • Feels too narrow

         

        Feels true to width

         

        98% 

        (42 reviews)

        Feels too wide

         
      • Arch Type:
      • Average arch (31), High arch (7)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Enthusiast (26), Casual/ recreational (6), Gym rat (5)
      • Was this a gift?:
      • No (23)

    Reviewed by 46 customers

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    (4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Hallelujah

    By AVC

    from NY

    Pros

    • Forefoot and heel cushion
    • Lightweight
    • Perfectly neutral
    • Responsive

    Cons

    • Lacing could be better
    • Tongue slips slightly

    Best Uses

    • High mileage
    • Racing

    Comments about Womens Brooks Glycerin 8 Running Shoe:

    I'm a high-mileage, orthotic wearing, over-supinator. Tried the Saucony Progrid Triumph 7, Nike Vomero, Pearl Izumi SynchroFloat without success (Pearls were best of those three by far). But the new Glycerin is a perfect balance of neutral cushioning that reminds me what it's like to love running again. I replaced the laces with bungees and that helps alleviate any pressure on the top of my foot. Have logged 50 miles and am cautiously hopeful!

    (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

     
    4.0

    Wore these for the first time for a 10k!

    By Boudicca

    from Bay Saint Louis, MS

    Verified Reviewer

    Pros

    • Comfortable
    • Cushions Impact

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Road Running

      Comments about Womens Brooks Glycerin 8 Running Shoe:

      I have extremely high arches and have a hard time finding a good cushioned shoe. I loved the feel of these so much I wore them for a 10k the day after I bought them. I've been recovering from a hip pain caused by a pair of shoes that didn't work out. No pain with these, had a great run and felt like I could have done another one after! I wasn't anxious to take them off when I finished, that is a good sign too.

      • Width:
      • Feels true to width
      • Arch Type:
      • High Arch

      (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

       
      4.0

      Glycerin 8 vs. the 7

      By ReadySetGo

      from Brooklyn NY

      About Me Avid Athlete

      Pros

      • Comfortable
      • Cushions Impact
      • Durable
      • Good Traction

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Endurance Training
        • Road Running
        • With Orthotics/Inserts

        Comments about Womens Brooks Glycerin 8 Running Shoe:

        I am a lightweight female runner using an orthotic and I love the Glycerin 7. The Glycerin 8 is also a great shoe. For my build, both models are a safe, sturdy, workhorse shoe, yet they're agile and never feel clunky or too heavy. Sweet! The 8 seems to have a little more cushion in the forefront and ride a little higher. It is right at the edge of feeling mushy, but it isn't. It feels slightly less stable than the 7. I probably like the 7 better, but the 8 is still a great shoe.

        • Sizing:
        • Feels true to size
        • Width:
        • Feels true to width
        • Arch Type:
        • Average Arch

        (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

         
        4.0

        Fit and feel surprisingly light, comfy

        By M in NJ

        from East Brunswick, NJ

        About Me Casual/ Recreational

        Pros

        • Breathable
        • Comfortable
        • Cushions Impact
        • Durable
        • Lightweight

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Pavement
          • Road Running

          Comments about Womens Brooks Glycerin 8 Running Shoe:

          I'm a heavy runner, getting back into jogging after a winter off. ~200 lbs., 5'10", size 10 foot. Neutral plus, slight underpronator when tired, ~10-15 miles per week. Previous brands that fit me have been Saucony (roomy toebox), Nike depending on the model (they tend to run too narrow on my rather wide forefoot). My last shoe was Nike's Vomero Zoom 4+ ... it wore out way too fast for my size body though quite cushiony, so I was looking for a more durable neutral cushioned shoe. The fit rep in the store was very knowledgeable about women's shoes, a runner herself, so she recommended the Brooks Glycerin, I've not tried this brand before. I tested it side-by-side in store with the Saucony, New Balance, Adidas for Neutral +, this one fit the best of all. I particularly like that it has cushion in both forefoot and heel, and forefoot has a curve up for better/faster pushoff, actually makes for a faster feeling shoe, lighter running feel. It also means that you should likely go up a half size, I needed to go up to a 10.5, first time I've had to do that in a shoe. Very lightweight, which I like, not clunky at all, quite comfortable. Tongue has a notch for the front of the shin, which many shoes don't, so I appreciate that and don't feel it pushing on my leg during the run. Am a bit concerned about the arch support, I have very high arches, and my left arch started feeling a bit achy, so I will need to watch that and see if it starts giving me problems... have been running on the shoe for 2 weeks now and there hasn't been any "breaking-in" necessary, good grip, not too tight or loose on the heel, roomy toebox. So far I am very pleased with the fit. (Moderators: sorry I posted this review on the grey model, I have this one, the blue.)

          • Sizing:
          • Feels half size too small
          • Width:
          • Feels true to width
          • Arch Type:
          • Average Arch

          (2 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          Love it! I was a little ...

          By Debra

          from Undisclosed

          Comments about Womens Brooks Glycerin 8 Running Shoe:

          Love it! I was a little worried since I love the 7 versions. I just got mine in the mail last week and had 2 great runs. Fit is perfect!

          (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          Hard to fit feet find COMFORT!

          By Surgtechgal

          from Detroit, MI

          About Me Casual/ Recreational

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Breathable
          • Comfortable
          • Lightweight

          Cons

            Best Uses

              Comments about Womens Brooks Glycerin 8 Running Shoe:

              I have hard to fit feet, bunions and a wide foot. These shoes do not hurt my feet like every other pair of shoes I have tried. I am so happy that I tried these and would recommend them to anyone who has a hard time finding shoes that feel great.

              • 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

              greatshoe!!!

              By CaroRun

              from alabama

              Pros

              • Breathable
              • Comfortable
              • Cushions Impact
              • Durable
              • Good Traction

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Road Running

                Comments about Womens Brooks Glycerin 8 Running Shoe:

                I usually go for more cushioned shoes than these because I have such a weird foot strike. my forefoot needs a little bit more cushion, but the way that the shoe feels is great.

                i love them.

                • Sizing:
                • Feels true to size
                • Width:
                • Feels true to width
                • Arch Type:
                • Average Arch

                (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                5.0

                GREAT SHOE

                By princess

                from Costa Mesa CA

                Pros

                • Breathable
                • Comfortable
                • Cushions Impact

                Cons

                • Tongue slips slightly

                Best Uses

                • Pavement

                Comments about Womens Brooks Glycerin 8 Running Shoe:

                LOVE IT!! Great shoe fit is perfect, no blisters Im so happy

                • Sizing:
                • Feels true to size
                • Width:
                • Feels true to width
                • Arch Type:
                • Average Arch

                (1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                5.0

                Love this shoe!! I ...

                By LORI

                from Undisclosed

                Comments about Womens Brooks Glycerin 8 Running Shoe:

                Love this shoe!! I pre-ordered mine, the when I received them I was sooo happy with the fit and comfort! I am training for 1st marathon in May, and ordered a 2nd pair to last throughout training! May order a third for the actual race!!

                 
                5.0

                Best shoe ever

                By ultrasue

                from Huntington Beach, CA

                About Me Avid Athlete

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Breathable
                • Comfortable
                • Cushions Impact
                • Durable
                • Fast
                • Great with Jeans
                • Lightweight

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Road Running

                  Comments about Womens Brooks Glycerin 8 Running Shoe:

                  This is best running shoe I have ever owned. Has great cushioning

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

                  The best of the best!

                  By Debb

                  from Fort Lauderdale, FL

                  About Me Avid Athlete

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Breathable
                  • Comfortable
                  • Cushions Impact
                  • Lightweight

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Road Running

                    Comments about Womens Brooks Glycerin 8 Running Shoe:

                    These are my all time fav running shoes! They are comfortable, breath well and have a slightly wider toe box which I love in helping to avoid the loss of toenails or the bruising of them. These shoes are now on the endangered list so my best advise is stock up!!!

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

                    I would buy these for looks alone

                    By stephrae

                    from Boise, Idaho

                    About Me Avid Athlete

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Breathable
                    • Comfortable
                    • Cushions Impact
                    • Good Arch Support

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Road Running

                      Comments about Womens Brooks Glycerin 8 Running Shoe:

                      I run outide between 25-30 miles per week and have high arches. The first 2 runs, about 3 miles in my arches started to cramp, so don't try these out for the first few times in a race. Otherwise, they have been great. I really like to colors too. I have only have them for about 2 1/2 weeks, so I'm not sure about durability, but I am a Brooks consumer and the others have been VERY durable.

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

                      Exactly as described!

                      By 2XDFUN

                      from Las Vegas

                      About Me Avid Athlete

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

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

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • Road Running

                        Comments about Womens Brooks Glycerin 8 Running Shoe:

                        I use this product for the running portion of my triathlete training and I love these shoes so far.

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

                        great running shoe

                        By mouse

                        from pueblo west colorado

                        About Me Casual/ Recreational

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                        • Breathable
                        • Comfortable
                        • Cushions Impact
                        • Good Arch Support
                        • Good Traction
                        • Great with Jeans
                        • Lightweight
                        • Pronation Control

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                          • With Orthotics/Inserts

                          Comments about Womens Brooks Glycerin 8 Running Shoe:

                          I like the fact that I was able to find out exactly what running shoe would work best for me.

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

                          Best shoe ever

                          By Sue

                          from orange county, ca

                          About Me Avid Athlete

                          Pros

                          • Breathable
                          • Comfortable
                          • Cushions Impact

                          Cons

                            Best Uses

                            • Trail Running

                            Comments about Womens Brooks Glycerin 8 Running Shoe:

                            This shoe is perfect. I have been running over 30 years and this shoe is by far the best. I have so much problem finding shoes that will work for me.
                            I am so disappointed that they are upgrading to a new model. This shoe is perfect as it is. In my opinion there is nothing they can do to make it any better

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

                            Brooks Glycerin 8 Running shoes

                            By Reg

                            from Rochelle Park, N.J.

                            About Me Gym Rat

                            Verified Buyer

                            Pros

                            • Breathable
                            • Comfortable
                            • Durable
                            • Fast
                            • Good Arch Support
                            • Good Traction
                            • Lightweight
                            • Pronation Control

                            Cons

                              Best Uses

                              • Road Running

                              Comments about Womens Brooks Glycerin 8 Running Shoe:

                              I just bought 3 pairs as my others were a year old. I hate to part with them. Love these so much I also bought my 22, 24, 26 year old pairs of the same. Love these sneakers and I can put orthodics in them as well.

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

                              Best Running Shoe Ever!

                              By JTThomas23

                              from Algonquin, IL

                              About Me Gym Rat

                              Verified Buyer

                              Pros

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

                              Cons

                                Best Uses

                                • Road Running

                                Comments about Womens Brooks Glycerin 8 Running Shoe:

                                From the moment I tried on this shoe it was perfect. I had always heard that when you find the right shoe you would know it. I never believe it until I found this one. This was my 4th attempt at finding the right shoe. I finally think I got it right. I did buy a whole size larger than my regular size even though the sales person said that a 1/2 size would be good. I had a bad experience with another shoe that I did not want to repeat. Great shoe.

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

                                Phys Ed Perfection

                                By JEM

                                from Melbourne, Australia

                                About Me Avid Athlete

                                Verified Buyer

                                Pros

                                • Breathable
                                • Comfortable
                                • Cushions Impact
                                • Durable

                                Cons

                                  Best Uses

                                  • Road Running

                                  Comments about Womens Brooks Glycerin 8 Running Shoe:

                                  I'm a phys Ed teacher always on my feet and this shoe is perfect. Great comfort and support. Good shock absorption especially as we are skipping and I haven't gotten sore feet/hip/back. Great price too.

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

                                  soft running shoe

                                  By Susie G

                                  from Cathedral City, CA

                                  About Me Avid Athlete

                                  Verified Buyer

                                  Pros

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

                                  Cons

                                  • Not very pretty shoe

                                  Best Uses

                                  • With Orthotics/Inserts

                                  Comments about Womens Brooks Glycerin 8 Running Shoe:

                                  Great cushioned running shoe for all surfaces, road, trail and track! Great job Brooks!

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

                                  Womens Glycerin /Regina

                                  By Regina Baragona

                                  from Rochelle Park, New Jersey

                                  About Me Avid Athlete

                                  Pros

                                  • Breathable
                                  • Comfortable
                                  • Durable
                                  • Good Arch Support
                                  • Good Traction
                                  • Lightweight

                                  Cons

                                    Best Uses

                                    • Gym

                                    Comments about Womens Brooks Glycerin 8 Running Shoe:

                                    I love these sneakers Please Please keep them. I finally found the perfect sneaker. They are lightweight, breathable, great indoors(gym) and out, running. I love the color, the feel. These are the best brand and best sneaker, never had a problem in these. I want more!

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

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                                    1.    LORI rated this product 5 stars
                                    Thu, January 28,2010:
                                    Love this shoe!! I pre-ordered mine, the when I received them I was sooo happy with the fit and comfort! I am training for 1st marathon in May, and ordered a 2nd pair to last throughout training! May order a third for the actual race!!
                                    2.    Debra rated this product 5 stars
                                    Wed, January 27,2010:
                                    Love it! I was a little worried since I love the 7 versions. I just got mine in the mail last week and had 2 great runs. Fit is perfect!

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