Brooks Glycerin 19 Review: The Glycerin 19 is our go-to choice for the top comfort; this is a plush shoe for neutral pronates. As a summary of this review, the Glycerin is the top of the cushioned models of Brooks Running Shoes, which is the most protective and softest in its category. Do we recommend it? Yes, The Glycerin is very suitable for long distance runs as well as daily training, and it is very durable. There is also a GTS version, “Glycerin GTS 19”. In this version, GuideRails technology has been implemented to increase the stability. By means of this, you can acquire the comfort and the stability at once.
In this post, we reviewed the Brooks Glycerin 19, and not focused on its GTS version. To clear the cunfusion, the Brooks Glycerin GTS 19 is as plush as the standard Glycerin 19, but it is also as stable/supportive as the Brooks Adrenaline GTS running shoe. THe GuideRails technology of the Adrenaline GTS line has been implemented on the Glycerin GTS 19. The purpose of this edition is to offer the top stability and the top cuhioning at once, with the Brooks Glycerin GTS 19. Except the stability, the GTS version is almost the same as the standard Brooks Glycerin 19.
|Review of #||Glycerin 19|
|Our Selection for||The Most Comfortable Brooks Running Shoes|
|Feel||Plush Cushioning (3/3)|
|Deals & Discounts||Rates Men’s / Women’s|
Related Article: Best Running Shoes for Men & Women
Long Story Short Summary of Brooks Glycerin 19 Review:
The Brooks Glycerin 19 is the best cushioned neutral running shoes in the Brooks Running Shoes family, and it is perfect for runners who seek a daily trainer for neutral pronates. This plush shoe is designed for comfort, indeed the Glycerin 19 is all about the comfort.
|What we liked the most on Glycerin 19|
|The Top Comfort of Brooks Family||✔|
|Plush Interior Lining||✔|
|Ample Room – Toe Splay||✔|
|Comfortable & Fine fit||✔|
|What we don’t like on Brooks Glycerin 19|
|A bit heavy||✗|
|Runs a little short||✗|
|A bit warm – not for summer||✗|
What we liked the most on Glycerin 19 is its upper. The upper material is updated. The new plush upper provides a better fit. The Glycerin 19 is incredibly flexible with lots of padding. Its forefoot and toe box are so stretchy. The Gusseted tongue is made from stretchy nylon polyester. There is ample room for toes splay. Moreover, for the extreme underfoot softness, more DNA Loft is added in the new version.
The Glycerin 19 is highly durable and comfortable and this makes this pair of shoes highly eligible for long runs as well as daily trainings. The outsole is full rubber and it extends its durability. The traction is very well on dry surfaces.
For the short distance runs where the power output will be significant, the Glycerin 19 is not so good. It is so unresponsive, and the midsole is so soft.
If you decide to go with this pair of shoes, make sure your top priority is the comfort and the top cushioning. Folks are asking the question what type of shoe is the Brooks Glycerin will end up with the answer “The Most Cushioned Ones of Brooks Running Shoes”.
We will make in-depth comparison of Glycerin vs Ghost vs Adrenaline shoes in this post. But for a short answer about the stability of these shoes, the Brooks Glycerin is not a stability shoe except its GTS version. If you are looking for both cushioned and a decent stability, we recommend Brooks Ghost which also breathes better than Glycerin and more suitable for summer. For the top stability (especially for over pronates), the Brooks Adrenaline GTS is our go to shoes. In 2021, Brooks released the GTS version of the Glycerin. So, with this update, you can acquire both top stability and plush feeling at once.
Before making a final decision, it is good to mention about its responsiveness. Since it is highly cushioned and incredibly soft, it is a bit heavy and unresponsive. Remember that the Brooks Glycerin is all about the comfort.
Due to the amount of padding, it is a bit warm. Also, the upper is thick. Therefore, it may not be the best running shoe for summer.
To sum up our Brooks Glycerin 19 Review, it is our go to choice for the top comfort; this is a plush shoe for neutral pronates. The Brooks Glycerin 19 is the top of the cushioned models of Brooks Running Shoes. It is very suitable for long distance runs and very durable. There is also a GTS version “Glycerin GTS 19”. In this version, GuideRails technology has been implemented to increase the stability. By means of this, you can acquire both the comfort and the stability. So, do we recommend the Glycerin 19? Yes, for the top comfort.
In the following section, we will be listing the running shoes comparable to the Glycerin 19 and the key differences between them. Apart from these, price vs performance review, the weight measurements, heel to toe drop of Brooks Glycerin 19 & SIMILAR RUNNING SHOES will be provided all in one.
Brooks Glycerin 18 vs 19 Review: Updates & Key Differences
We thought is good to note the key differences between Glycerin 18 and 19. Here is a quick list of Brooks Glycerin 18 vs 19 & Updates:
- More DNA Loft is added in the new version. Therefore, the Glycerin 19 has more cushioning – Extreme underfoot softness
- The new version is snugger and flexible. We appreciated its fit. The upper and the plush interior liner cover the foot very well.
- The DNA loft extends through the midsole. It feels very smooth and soft from heel to toe.
- 3D fit print upper provides more stretchy construction and it is more comfortable along with its updated mesh.
- The OrthoLite sockliner enhances the comfort
As always, the Brooks is a science-oriented company and we are satisfied with the updates on the Glycerin Line.
Check out this video for the details of DNA Loft technology of the Brooks:
Glycerin 19 vs GTS 19 Comparison:
Brooks Glycerin 19 vs Glycerin GTS 19: The key difference between the Glycerin 19 and GTS 19 is the stability. The Glycerin GTS 19 has an additional feature called out GuideRails. This technology adds extra stability to the Glycerin line. So, if you are over pronate and looking for comfortable, highly cushioned plush shoe and stable, the Glycerin GTS 19 could be your go to choice.
The GuideRails technology adds a layer of stability on the both sides of the shoe and it provides some extra support for flexible arches/ankles.
Here is a quick list of key points of Brooks Glycerin 19 vs Brooks Glycerin GTS 19:
|Category||Glycerin 19||Glycerin GTS 19|
|Weight (oz)||9.0 Women’s, 10.2 Men’s||9.5 Women’s- 10.7 Men’s|
|Heel to Toe Drop (mm)||10||10|
|Support||Neutral||Stability (GuideRails Tech)|
|Purpose of Use||Long Runs-Every Day Training||Long Runs-Every Day Training|
In the end, the Glycerin GTS 19 is a partner stability shoe to the Glycerin 19. The fit, amount of cushioning and heel to toe drop are the same. The Glycerin GTS 19 has only GuideRails technology to increase the stability of the shoe and therefore, it is slightly heavier.
Brooks Ghost vs Glycerin: Key Differences
Is Brooks Ghost or Glycerin better? We will be touching on this comparison. Long story short, the Ghost 14 provides more breathable and cooler ride (due to the updated Air Mesh). It is also more stable and the midsole is firmer than the Glycerin 19. On the other hand, the Ghost 14 is not as comfortable as the Glycerin 19, but it is more responsive, and it provides more energy return. For short distance, the Ghost could be a better option compared to the Glycerin. Here is a short list of Brooks Ghost vs Glycerin comparison from the manufacturer’s spec. For further information, we recommend reading our in-depth “Ghost 14 vs Glycerin 19: Key Differences” post.
Asics Gel Nimbus vs Brooks Glycerin
Asics Gel Nimbus vs Brooks Glycerin: The Brooks Glycerin line is comparable to the Asics Gel-Nimbus. With the new updates on the Asics Gel-Nimbus, it is more focused on the performance; therefore, Glycerin is softer than the Nimbus. We found the Nimbus is more stable in terms of landing platform. However, the upper of Glycerin is more stretchy. It is softer, lighter and faster than the Nimbus. Also, there is more room in the toe box of Glycerin. All in all, both of them have minimal stability, but they are cushioned neutral running shoes.
Here is the list of key differences between Asics Gel Nimbus 23 vs Brooks Glycerin 19:
|Criteria||ASICS GEL NIMBUS 23||Brooks Glycerin 19|
|Heel to toe drop is||10 mm||10 mm|
|Heel Height is||23 mm||32 mm|
|Forefoot Heigt is||13 mm||22 mm|
|Upper is||Gradient Jacquard Mesh||Double Jacquard Mesh|
|Midsole is made of||FlyteFoam / FluidRide||DNA Loft|
|Outsole is made of||High Abrasion Rubber and blown rubber||HPR Plus and blown rubber|
|Available Width Options||Normal & Wide||Normal & Wide|
|Support & Stability||Neutral Stability-Arch Support||Neutral Stability-Arch Support|
|Where to use||Suitable for Road Running||Suitable for Road Running|
Related Article: Complete Review of Asics Gel Nimbus
To generalize, here is the list of useful info about Brooks vs Asics Running Shoes:
Brooks Running Shoes
- Have wider toe box
- Science-oriented to accommodate the right gait.
- Designs for specially running
ASICS Running Shoes
- More narrow fit (heel & midsole)
- The shock absorption is obtained by the GEL technology
- Not exclusively for running, but designs for many different sports.
Asics Kayano vs Brooks Glycerin
Is Asics Kayano comparable to the Brooks Glycerin line? Not exactly! The Kayano line of Asics is for the top stability. Therefore, the corresponding product of Asics Kayano in Brooks Family is the Adrenaline GTS line. Although, there is a GTS version of the Glycerin line which uses guiderails to increase the stability, we recommend checking the Adrenaline GTS, if you seek the top stability.
Related Article: Asics Kayano vs Brooks Adrenaline GTS.
Related Article: Asics Gel Kayano Review
On the other hand, the Brooks Glycerin is comparable to the Asics Nimbus model. Both products are the top neutral shoe and you can find in-depth comparison here: “Asics Gel Nimbus vs Brooks Glycerin”.
Related Article: Brooks vs Asics Complete List of Comparison
Brooks Glycerin vs Nike Vomero
We compared the Brooks Glycerin vs Nike Vomero, and would like to share the key differences between them. To begin with, we would like to emphasize the common points between these shoes. First of all, both of them are neutral, high arch type running shoes and their uppers are made of mesh and heel to toe drop is 10 mm.
- The width option; Nike has only Normal, Glycerin has Normal and Wide.
- The cushioning of Nike Vomero is Firm, but Glycerin is plush.
- The Vomero is more responsive, but Glycerin is more comfortable. It is also more breathable.
- We found that the fit of Glycerin is better. The fit of both Glycerin and Vomero in toe box is wide.
- There is no significant weight difference between them; however, the Nike Vomero is slightly lighter.
Brooks Adrenaline vs Glycerin Comparison
A brief summary of Glycerin 19 vs Adrenaline GTS 22 is as follows. For further information, recommend reading our in-depth “Brooks Glycerin vs Adrenaline GTS: Key Differences” post.
Again, for a detailed comparison, it would be better to check out our Brooks Adrenaline GTS 22 vs Glycerin 19 comparison.
What is the best neutral cushioned running shoe?
Apart from the Glycerin 19 Review, we also would like to list the best neutral cushioned running shoes in the market place.
Here is the complete list of the best neutral cushioned running shoes, we examined so far.
- Brooks Glycerin 19
- Brooks Ghost 14
- Mizuno Wave Rider 24
- HOKA Clifton 7
- On Cloud
- New Balance Fresh Foam 880v10
- ASICS GEL-Nimbus 23
- Saucony Ride 13
- Nike Air Zoom Pegasus 37
Weight Measurement of Glycerin 19
The weight measurement of Brooks Glycerin 19 and its comparison with the most popular running shoes are as follows:
|Product ID||Score||Men’s Weight (Unit gr)||Women’s Weight (Unit gr)|
|Saucony Endorphin Speed||93||220||190|
|Brooks Adrenaline GTS 22||92||300||260|
|Brooks Ghost 14||92||286||250|
|Adidas Ultraboost 21||91||340||310|
|ASICS Gel-Kayano 28||91||308||258|
|Brooks Revel 4||92||227||224|
|Saucony Kinvara 12||90||213||184|
|Nike Air Zoom Pegasus 37||89||298||235|
|Saucony Freedom 3||89||239||222|
|Brooks Glycerin 19||87||290||255|
|Under Armour Charged Assert 8||87||281||231|
|Altra Escalante 2.5||86||241||196|
|New Balance Fresh Foam Roav||83||280||220|
Heel to Toe Drop Review of Brooks Glycerin 19
The Heel to Toe Drop Measurement of Brooks Glycerin 19 and its comparison with the most popular running shoes are as follows: The Brooks Glycerin 19 heel drop: 10
|Product ID||Score||Heel to Toe Drop – Men’s (mm)||Heel to toe Drop – Women (mm)|
|Saucony Endorphin Speed||93||8||8|
|Brooks Adrenaline GTS 22||92||12||12|
|Brooks Ghost 14||92||12||12|
|Adidas Ultraboost 21||91||10||10|
|ASICS Gel-Kayano 28||91||10||13|
|Brooks Revel 4||92||8||8|
|Saucony Kinvara 12||90||4||4|
|Nike Air Zoom Pegasus 37||89||10||10|
|Saucony Freedom 3||89||4||4|
|Brooks Glycerin 19||87||10||10|
|Under Armour Charged Assert 8||87||10||10|
|Altra Escalante 2.5||86||0||0|
|New Balance Fresh Foam Roav||83||8||8|
Brooks Glycerin 19 Size Chart Review
Brooks Glycerin 19 Size Chart: We recommend ordering Brooks running shoes 1/2 to one size larger than your dress shoe.
For the conversion: Unisex sizes match men’s sizes per industry standard. If you prefer to convert between men’s and women’s shoes, take the women’s size and subtract 1.5 to find the men’s size. For example, a women’s size 8.5 is a men’s size 7.
Men’s Glycerin 19 Size Chart
Women’s Glycerin 19 Size Chart
Our Verdict for Brooks Glycerin 19 Review
Brooks Glycerin 19 Review: The Brooks Glycerin 19 is the best cushioned neutral running shoes in the Brooks Running Shoes family, and it is perfect for runners who seek a daily trainer for neutral pronates. This plush shoe is designed for comfort, indeed the Glycerin 19 is all about the comfort.