Brooks Glycerin 17 Running Shoes Review

By Janelle @ Run With No Regrets | review

Apr 10

Disclaimer: I received a pair of the Brooks Glycerin shoes to review as part of being a BibRave Pro. Learn more about becoming a BibRave Pro(ambassador), and check out BibRave.com to review find and write race reviews!

When it comes to buying running shoes, the process can be extremely overwhelming! There are so many different brands, colors, and styles that can suit your needs. I’ve been wearing the same type of running shoes for the past few years but lately, I’ve felt like I needed a change. That’s why I pounced on the opportunity to try to the newest Brooks Glycerin 17’s! I’m happy to share my review with you!

I’m linking up with Kim and Zenaida for Tuesday Topics, and DebbieMarc, and Rachel for the Running Coaches Corner.

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Brooks Glycerin 17 Review

This my first time doing a full-blown review of running sneakers, so I hope that I do it justice! The Glycerin 17 is the latest offering from Brooks and it suitable for neutral runners looking for a cushioned ride.

Brooks Glycerin 17 Features

The Glycerin is a popular model of Brooks, now worn by running superstar Des Linden, and is a great option if you need a shoe that is soft, plush, and able to go for miles!

  • DNA Loft Cushioning – soft, luxurious feeling underfoot without losing responsiveness of durability
  • OrthoLite Sock Liner – provides premium step-in comfort
  • Durable and grippy outsole – good for running in any terrain

Here’s a video with more info on all the features of the Glycerin 17!

My Experience With the Shoes

Brooks Glycerin 17 Running Shoes

I’ve gone on a few runs with the Brooks Glycerin 17’s since receiving them, ranging from about 3 to 7 miles and running mostly on sidewalks and asphalt.

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My first impression is how STYLISH they are, as you can clearly see! I haven’t had shoes that look this pretty in quite some time! They also come in a range of other colors that would be nice to add to your collection.

Personally, when I’m out for a run, I like to feel more of the ground under my feet. Too much cushioning and foam and I tend to pound the pavement a lot harder since my feet are much heavier. Unfortunately, the Glycerin’s were a bit out of my comfort zone for every day running. It took a while for my feet to adjust to the extra stiffness of the Glycerins. In addition, the shoe has a lower heel-to-toe drop than I’m used to – 10 mm vs. 12 mm. These are just some things to keep in mind!

What I do love about the Glycerin is that they’re great to wear as casual shoes. I’ve been wearing them to and from work every day and they definitely jazz up my work outfits, haha! I also wore them when volunteering for the Love Run Half Marathon for several hours – the cushion was greatly appreciated during a long period of standing!

brooks glycerin 17 at work
So comfy to wear to/from work!

Bottom line: If you like stylish sneakers, have a neutral gait, and require more cushioning and support on your runs – definitely check out the Brooks Glycerin 17! You can purchase them on Brooks’ website for $150.

If you’d like to hear more opinions on these shoes, check out these other reviews from my fellow BibRave Pro Ambassadors!

Have you tried the new Brooks Glycerin 17? Do you like a lot of cushioning in your running shoes?

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