Men's BROOKS® GLYCERIN® 10 :: Your feet work hard, so it's OK to spoil them every now and then - like on your everyday runs - and the Brooks® Glycerin® 10 makes it easy to treat yourself. Expect to feel a plush, comfy sensation that lasts mile after mile, thanks to the Brooks® DNA midsole, an innovative cushioning system that adapts itself to your stride, pace, weight and biomechanics with each step for a truly customized experience. You'll enjoy a more efficient run with more energy returned to each step thanks to the Glycerin® 10's flexible features. So go ahead, treat those feet! They deserve it. 11.8 ounces
Features & Benefits:
Enjoy DNA cushioning that runs from your heels to your toes, providing a smooth, adaptive layer of comfort that also disperses shock on impact
Feel comfortable and responsible with BioMoGo™ midsoles that add yet another level of cushy comfort and are constructed from earth-friendly, biodegradable materials
You'll notice a smooth heel-to-toe transition compliments of the Cush Pod Configuration, an efficiency enhancing design
Flexibility and cushioning can be yours with the OmegaFlex Groove system, a series of cuts in the midsole, and the flexing, segmented Caterpillar Crash Pad
Let your feet breathe with moisture-wicking Element Mesh uppers
Hug your feet in comfort with asymmetrical midfoot wraps and synthetic overlays that provide a secure, stable fit
Enjoy comfort and resiliency with Profile sock liners - made from BioMoGo™
You'll stay strong on your feet with traction-enhancing, ultra durable HPR Plus outsoles made from High Abrasion-Resistant Rubber
I originally wore Asics Nimbus in 2008/2009, then in 2010/2011 I wore Nike Vomero 5? The asics i purchased without knowing my shoe type so they felt snug in the toe box. The vomero 5 came in a 4e and that was a tad too wide, but felt okay. I finally got fitted and was told I am a Neutrral plus and tried this along with the Asics 1080v2, brooks ghost, and 2 sauconies. I have wide feet my left foot is a 10.5, my right foot is a 10, so i opted for teh 10.5 2E and they fit much more snug yet not tight than the other shoes mentioned. The ghost was going to be my choice but felt it was a bit too "lightweight' for my body type, the traction on the glycerin is very nice and it makes me feel like "something is supporting me" without being too heavy. I use it for gym, tredmil, cushioned track (at a local college) as well as pavement.
I had to wait about 2 weeks for my 2E to ship, but thats because i ordred it before it was released. the regular width was available at the time i tried them on in end of june.
So far very pleased. i tie my shoes in a runners knot and it has the right amount of tension without any hot spots.
300+ miles and still great!
I was able to get an early pair of these and am closing on 350 miles in them including a marathon. Great great shoe (Yes I said that twice on purpose).
I had problems with the Glycerin 9's not having adequate cushioning in the forefoot. This has been solved in the Glycerin 10's. I started running in these with soreness at the head of my second toe (under the ball of my foot). That's gone after switching to these shoes dispite logging a lot of miles training for a marathon.
The heel is snug but not too tight or too high so foot feels locked in.
When I first ran in them they felt a little stiff but after about 20 miles they broke in, flexed great and are really wearing well. My typical mileage on a shoe is in the high 200's before I start to notice decreased cushioning. As I mentioned above, at close to 350 miles they're still doing great, don't show a lot of wear on the treads and still feel like they're doing a great job cushioning.
I've had problems with foot soreness since I weigh around 190 and have been running up to 40 miles per week training.
The shoe isn't among the lightest you could buy but doesn't feel any heavier than the Gel-Nimbus I was running in.
Not nearly as important but I'll throw it in, the shoe looks good too.
Look for this shoe to do well in other reviews.
Las Vegas, NV
Exploring 2ndary shoes for speed runner
I purchased a pair of these shoes after being fitted in-store and was recommended shoes in the "cushioning-support" category. My first choice would've been the Asics Nimbus 15s but my 14s are still in good shape and I was looking into a backup pair of shoes that might offer some complementary benefits to my Asics.
The biggest reason I selected these is because of how "fast" they felt. The cushioning is there, but they have a bit less cushion and a bit more pop than what I'm used to with the Asics. A good thing if you're looking for speed.
I've only had these for a few weeks and they're holding up nicely so far. They're not barebones light, but they're noticeably lighter than most quality running shoes out there.
In a nutshell: for my first ever pair of Brooks', I'm pleased with the speedy feel of these shoes and I like that they're breathable, nice looking and not wide or clunky. I will always be an Asics owner but I like mixing it up with other pairs of quality running shoes, and these are pulling their weight. (If you're looking for a main pair of shoes, I suggest taking these on a test drive along with a couple of other brands because you'll notice a nice difference in the overall feel and you may/may not fall for them like I did).
On a side note, I purchased some custom inserts along with the shoes, for added arch support. So the arch support factor is not too relevant, as far as my input here, since I haven't used them without inserts. But these shoes are rated for mid-to-high arch support.
Los Angeles, CA
Performed as Advertised
I purchased these at Roadrunner's Columbus store, where I had the opportunity to try on a wide variety of neutral/ neutral + shoe styles and compare them with my former shoe,the Asics Gel Nimbus 13.
I ran in them today for the first time and was pleasantly surprised that there was no break in period, which is unusual for me. I believe that the added flexibility contributes to this and noticed that the heel to toe transition was much improved over the Asics Nimbus 13.
Size wise,the length of the Glycerin 10 appears to be slightly shorter than other models which provided a better heel fit for me without feeling snug or constricting in the mid or toebox area. Very comfortable and secure feeling.
I found that the lacing design, combined with a full length tounge, allowed me to tie the shoe tight or loose without compromising comfort or stability. Nice feature that addresses issues I typically have with other styles.
As a full feature cushioned shoe, the Glycerin 10 provides gobs of cushioning without sacrificing feel and compromising flexibility. Certainly, one of the better executions of a neutral + shoe in my opinion. Would like to see the addition of another color combo in a more traditional scheme for us "old school" types.
Running and Lovin' it
Running More Than Ever On This Shoe
I am a big guy (currently 230 pounds at 6'6") who has battled back pain since high school, and knee pain in recent years and had stopped running. Since trying the Glycerin, my back and knee pain have not been a problem. In the past year I have run several half-marathons, a full marathon and am training for a 50k. All pain-free and not even a single blister.
I get about 250 miles out of a pair, and it usually forefoot tread wear and the forefoot cushioning that break down first. As a big runner, I am OK with this wear, and have seen many other shoes break down much sooner with the pounding I give them.
My only complaints are minor. First, I wish the forefoot cushioning was just a little stouter. I am a forefoot striker when I run, and sore feet are my only complaint at the end of a long training run or race. Second, on the days where I do want to do some speed work, or just try to keep up with faster runners, the shoe does "feel" slow. Neither of these complaints are show-stoppers (I am not out to win any races) and the positives far outweigh the negatives. This is a very good running shoe!
i Had the Nimbus 14 and i felt that they were very tight in the toe box. My podiatrist who also runs suggested that I try the Glycerin. I feel that they are very responsive and have enough cushoning. i battle hamstring issues and so far so good. i run 4 days per week about 30 miles. I wish that they would add a third color.
The Ultimate Running Shoe
These are THE BEST SHOES I have ever bought for running...After years of inactivity and partying too much I gained alot of weight. I've slowly been making progress back to the promise land. I have flat feet, sprain my ankles easily, had surgery on one of my ankles. I have been through Asics, Nike,Etc You get the idea...Read the reviews,thought I'd give them a try...This mornings run was awesome..I usually can feel discomfort pretty quick and want to quit...Not Today..Thank you Brooks for making such a Great Shoe...They were Great right out of the Box...No more excuses that my feet hurt...THESE ARE THE ULTIMATE SHOES, especially for the Big Boys!!!
San Angelo, Texas
Heel pain under control
Mens Brooks Glycerin 10 running shoes seems to be a better fit for me than any other Neutral+ shoes i Have tried on. It is a bit lighter than the Glycerin 9. I use these shoes for brisk walking on pavement and treadmill walking at the gym. I have not experienced my heel pain in these shoes. I love the improvement in the shoe strings and tongue. The strings do not come untied while moving. The soft tongue is very comfortable. I have not experienced any rubbing in the heel making these shoes a great fit. My feet have not swelled up over heated.
Laguna Niguel, CA
Second pair of brooks running shoes. First pair that have been matched to me (thanx road runner) after being analyzed I was given several options of shoes. I decided to go with the saucony neutral + shoe, I loved the cushion on it but the containment of the upper was not amazing. I took them back after about 40 miles and swapped them for these brooks for $8 (LOVE MY VIP MEMBERSHIP!!!) the shoes are a perfect fit comfort is great fast shoe, they do however lack in the cushion compared to the saucony. But as a straight comparison I wouldn't give these for anything else.
I went into RRS to purchase the new Asics Nimbus and left with the Brooks Glycerin 10. Both are neutral trainers with excellent cushioning, but the Brooks felt like a perfect fit whereas the Asics had a strange toe split on the outsole that was semi-annoying while putting them through a test run. This is my first ever pair of Brooks; I have ran in them for 2 weeks and I am extremely happy with them. Thank you RRS for recommending I give them a try and thank you Brooks for making such a comfortable high mileage trainer.
My left foot pronates and my right foot is normal. I wore shoes for pronation and I think it caused serious problems with my normal (right) foot, plantar fasciitis. I stopped running and took two months for that to heal. I've been running in the glycerins for 50 miles with one 11 mile long run and so far my feet love them, even the screwed left one. They have lots of cushion and are very comfortable. I will probably buy a lighter weight shoe for racing but for my daily runs these are cadillac!
Running In HP
High Point, NC
I have trouble finding shoes that will fit. I have a wide foot and need an expanded toe box. The wide size on these is great. I also have a short leg and these shoes are deep enough to add a 3/4" lift under one heel and still not feel weird when lacing.
I've run in them twice and they are a huge improvement over my previous shoes.
They are like running in marshmallows- super soft, gooey. If you like to feel the road these are not for you. Great cushioning, good stability. They look good too, at least the black and red ones.
Marathon runner; train 40-50 miles a week. Loved the Glycerin 8s; went through multiple pairs. Had high hopes for the 10s. Never had a shin splint or even a sore shin in 27 years of running. Well, thanks Brooks, you helped break that streak. Heal and mid foot felt well cushioned, but forefoot felt like I was running in a minimalist shoe. Thanks to RoadRunner wear them and love them guarantee I was able to return Glycerin 10s and get the Nimbus 14 (which I love!).
26.2 Run Man
Garden Grove, CA
I am heavy-boned daily runner with a large frame. I seem to break shoes down quickly, and I have bounced around from Saucony to Asics to Nike and back to Asics looking for a durable, cushioned shoe. I took a chance on these after reading the reviews from other runners, and I have been amazed. After a short break-in period, they have become the best shoe I have ever used. If you are a heavy runner looking for a high-quality traditional cusioned shoe, give these Glycerins a try. I truly wish I wouldn't have waited so long to give Brooks a try. They are top-notch.
Previously had the Glycerin 9 after moving from the "Beast". Need cusioning and wide widths and the Glycerin does the trick. Only issue is in a design flaw that allows the big toe to wear out the thin fabric lining on top. My "9" wore through, the "10" looks to have the same issue, so we'll see. Other than that, I LOVE the model. I'm 6'2" and 235lbs and have had no injuries with this shoe. Put over 275 miles on the last pair.
I love it!!
I've put over 125 miles in these shoes so far. There was absolutely no break in time needed, they felt great from the very first run. I've done several 10+ mile runs and have never thought about the shoes, they are so comfortable they seem to disappear! I ran in the Glycerin 9's prior to this and somehow, Brooks found a way to improve on those!! I'm extremely happy and would highly recommend this if your a neutral+ shoe buyer!
Ft. Worth, TX
The bottoms of my feet had been sore after 18 miles or of city running. I bought these for extra cushion. I covered over 20 miles recently and the feet were fine. I think they have changed my gait a bit, as I'm getting a "slapping" sound on occasion when I land. Roadrunner advised to order up a half size. That seemed to work, but I had to lace them very loosely, as the outsides of my feet hurt otherwise. Overall, I'm satisfied with the shoe. Maybe I just need a few more runs to get used to them.
Bought the 10 yesterday and went for an 8 mile run this morning. Great cushion, good transition. Very pleased with the shoe. I had the 9 before and I think this shoe has more cushion, but could be just because my 9's were on their last legs. I do like the new upper. The Black/Red looks sharp and the new laces and eyelets allow for easy lace up and snug fit. Pleased so far. BTW, I bought a size 9 in the 9 and bought a 9.5 in the 10 and it feels better.
Great Distance Shoe!
Recently started training for a half marathon, so I needed a shoe that could take more miles than my Asics Neo 33's. Originally purchased the Asics Nimbus 14, but had to return them because they are too narrow on the laces and pinched the top of my feet on the longer runs. I was recommended these and they are great. Just ran 11 miles in them right out of the box. No breaking in with these, they are good to go!
Thoisand Oaks, CA
Brooks please make this for a long time
Overall a great running shoe. I run 4-6 miles 6 days a week in them. I can't find anything wrong with them. They have excelllent cushoning, are a perfect fit in the size 8 2E. The bottoms last a long time. They do not lose traction when running in downpours. I use a 3/4 arch support under the insole. Have been running for 52 years and tried many different shoes alone the way. These are one of the best.
Best Running Shoes I've Owned
Faithful Brooks Ghost owner, however, the Glycerin 10 were on sale so I thought I would try the "best" neutral shoe that Brooks offered. Fortunately for Brooks, I will never turn back and will pay the extra cost for the Glycerin. Best shoe I have owned. I typically run 4-5 times a week anywhere from 3-5 miles each run. In good weather, I run outside otherwise I'm on a treadmill. Shoes have worked great for both.
Buy half size up, same as the glycerin 9. New glove feel around mid foot is great, not too tight. Don't know if the 10's are lighter, but they feel lighter than the 9's. Great midfoot strike shoe. Great arch support. If you love the 9's, you'll fall in love with the 10's. I weigh 200lbs and run 15-20 miles a week and the cushioning is great.
Comfortable, but low quality...
Comfortable shoe, but I've never had a shoe fall apart so fast. My toes wore through the mesh so you can see my socks. I've had the shoes less than a year. I liked the comfort, but I don't think I'll buy another Brooks. I've had a lot of other shoes that last much longer. I typically wear out the sole of a shoe before the upper wears out.
Great well cushioned shoe
I'd been stuck on New Balance for decades but the latest shoes were a poor fit and horrible for running. Tried the Glycerin and fell in love on my first run. They are very well cushioned and comfortable to run in. You list "heavy" as a con but for me that is a plus. I like heavy durable shoes. Haven't tried the Glycerin 11 yet but the 10's are great.
These are my new favorites. I wore Nike Vomero for many years, since the 4th model, but tried these which are a little less squishy. They are still highly cushionsed and awesome shock absorbers. I use them for short runs and long runs on the roads (up to marathon distance), and also long trail runs of 20+ miles. Ordering more soon.
I will be keep on buying this product.
I always have used wave rider mizuno shoes but a friend suggested me to use Gylcerrin and I did. Its cushion is great and the felling for a long or short run really feels good so if you have a high arch you should try this shoe. It felt good since the first run. I'm enjoying every run and also use them for the gym.
Caguas, Puerto Rico
Perfect shoe for 200lb runners!
As a former power-lifter, I'm relatively new to running. At over 200lbs with flat feet, I needed a shoe that gave me enough support and cushioning for pavement running. These shoes have been perfect for me! I finally went through my first pair after completing my first half marathon, so I bought another pair. I couldn't be happier.
GLYCERIN 10 Are An Upgrade
I am 54 @ 180LBS, a neutral+ shoe with cushion is my need, these GLYCERIN 10 are perfect.
These GLYCERIN 10 are an upgrade to my previous GLYCERIN 8: More forefoot DNA cushion. Full-length 3D Heel Caterpillar Crash Pad is an improved design.
No foot, leg or hip pain experienced.
Decent cushioning, but......
I bought these shoes looking for a replacement for my Asics Nimbus 13. The Nimbus 13 is my favorite as the asymmetrical lacing makes the shoe hug my foot like a glove without pain or cramping. The glycerin has great cushioning, but it did not feel like a glove as my Nimbus 13. So sad.
Northern, VA runner
Best, most comfortable shoes ever.
A former runner, I now walk. I preferred trail running shoes when I still ran and I still prefer them as a walker. I've used Asics, Nikes and Adidas. These new Brooks running shoes are the best fit and the best shoes I have owned in the past 40 years.
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