Brooks running shoes are always popular amongst runners. The Brooks Glycerin 19 are a bit more expensive than the average running shoes so it’s important to make sure that they are worth the money and that they will last.
In this Brooks Glycerin 19 Review, we will look at how well these particular shoes perform and how long they are likely to last.
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Brooks Glycerin 19 Review: Overview
The Brooks Glycerin 19 is a neutral runner’s daily trainer with plenty of cushioning underfoot and plenty of plushness in the upper. The upper is super flexible and hugs your foot.
There is a lot of room in the toe box, a padded ankle collar, a thickly padded tongue, lightweight laces that are not overly stretchy, and you can get a good lockdown over your foot with a little heel slip.
It has a DNA loft midsole that provides plenty of underfoot cushioning. The forefoot of the Brooks Glycerin 19 is nice and wide. As a result, it is extremely stable and has a full rubber outsole that provides plenty of grip and durability even on dry surfaces.
Brooks Glycerin 19: Stats
- Drop: 10mm
- Heel: 31mm
- Forefoot: 21mm
- Brooks women’s glycerin 19 running shoes: 9oz/ 225g
- Brooks men’s glycerin 19 running shoes: 10.2oz/ 289g
Brooks Glycerin 19 review: Detailed
Brooks has increased the amount of foam underfoot in the Glycerin 19 midsole. The DNA Loft midsole foam has been added to protect your feet from the ride out. The DNA Loft midsole is exceptionally soft, durable, and bouncy. It gives your feet a lot of support.
When recovering from an injury, many runners return to the Glycerin because it’s soft and reliable while still providing adequate arch support.
The Brooks Glycerin 19 has a lot more outsole rubber. The outsole’s blown rubber contributes to the soft ride. The blown rubber is not too hard, and it does not feel hard on the concrete and pavement. In wet weather, it can become a little slick and sloppy. Overall, the outsole performs admirably and is still well above average.
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Although the mesh is silky smooth and soft around the foot, the design used in the Glycerin 19 is more commonly found in traditional shoes. The plush and thick cushioning that surrounds the collar section of the shoe will be yours. Glycerin 19 has spongy laces that make it easier to tie. The outsole also has a rubber covering to help protect the DNA Loft midsole material and add a layer of durability.
To avoid rubbing or hot areas, Brooks designed the collar and tongue of the shoe padded and soft.
The heel height in the Brooks Glycerin 19 is just right, not too high or too low to cause slipping. Soft, yet firm and stable heels. The heel’s shape and design keep your foot in place. The shape and design of the heel lock your foot in place.
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The Brooks Glycerin 19 has a lot of breathability. The shoes upper is made of breathable material. The mesh upper is not the thinnest in the world, but it is designed to be breathable. It also provides a good fit and added comfort.
With the blown rubber outsole, DNA Loft, mesh in the upper, and substantial cushioning, the Brooks Glycerin 19 has a long life expectancy of at least 400 miles.
The midsole of the DNA Loft is soft, flexible, and responsive, but not as explosive as other daily training shoes. Because of the heel-toe drop, underfoot cushioning, and bouncy shape, it gives a comfortable and smooth ride.
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Size and Price
In March 2021, Brooks Glycerin 19 was released. It is available on Amazon or other online sites in a variety of sizes and colors.
The shoe is available in different widths — and is available from USD 130 to USD 400 in the women’s version and the size starts from 5 and goes to 13.
The Glycerin 19 is a men’s shoe that starts at a size 7 and goes up to a size 15. Brooks men’s glycerin 19 running shoes also cost around USD 130 to USD 400.
Review of Brooks Glycerin 19: Pros & Cons
Brooks Glycerin 19 vs New Balance Fresh Foam1080 v11
Both of these shoe lines have been around for a long time and have become extremely popular among runners looking for highly cushioned trainers for everyday use. Although they appear to be the same, they are slightly different.
If you’re looking for cushioned shoes, both of these are excellent choices, but they deliver in slightly different ways. The DNA Loft midsole in the Brooks Glycerin 19 runs the length of the shoe and is a very soft midsole that feels very comfortable and cushioned. Fresh Foam is used in the midsole of the New Balance Fresh Foam 1080 v11. The material, which runs the entire length of the shoe, is also a very comfortable, soft, and enjoyable foam to run on.
The Glycerin 19’s upper features a mesh design that’s comparable to what you’d see in a lot of more traditional running shoes. There’s also a lot of cushioning, especially around the collar, and a reinforced heel block for stability and support. When you put your foot in the new balance fresh foam 1080p 11, the sock liner upper is a lot thinner than what you get with the Glycerin 19. It’s almost like putting on a sock. It does embrace it at the back of the shoe, but there is very little cushioning around the entire collar, especially when compared to the Glycerin 19.
Brooks Glycerin 19 Review: Verdict
The Brooks Glycerin 19 is a fantastic running shoe. However, there are some less expensive alternatives, such as the popular Ghost 14 shoe, which features the same DNA Loft midsole. The Ghost 14, on the other hand, is firmer than the Glycerin 19, with less foam and cushioning, making it better for faster running. If you go with Glycerin 19, you’ll get a soft and comfortable shoe that won’t let you down. It may not be the fastest, but it will keep you company in the final minutes of your race.