Brooks Men's Glycerin 16

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A complete redesign for the Brooks Glycerin in its 16th version. The upper and midsole have seen big changes, giving the new Glycerin a revamped ride. Let's see how the new one fits, feels, and functions!

The new Glycerin continues to be Brooks' maximum-cushion neutral trainer. The 16 follows in the long line of soft, pillowly Glycerins and gets back to a ride that should more consistently feel like you're running on pillows since the 15 firmed up a little bit.

Brooks Glycerin 15 vs 16:

  • The biggest difference is the new DNA Loft midsole material that gets its debut in the Glycerin 16 - which feels soft and light
  • The upper had also been redesigned to have a bootie liner and flexible engineered mesh
  • Brooks has really softened the ride from the 15 while providing a better transition
  • Despite weighing a little more than the 15, the new Glycerin 16 feels much lighter on the foot thanks to the improved transition and slightly more responsive foam
  • The ride is lower on the 16 and much more flexible
  • Fit has changed a little bit, with the new bootie and mesh upper tightening up the mid-foot and toebox slightly
  • That mesh upper is flexible enough that most runners shouldn't have any issues with toebox room (even if the 15 was notable for its roomy toebox)
  • Overall, a great update from Brooks that has very few downsides and a lot of improvements
  • We have experienced inconsistencies in foam softness between sizes and midsole colors, so caution should be used when buying without trying these on (particularly with men's grey midsoles)

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Men's BROOKS® GLYCERIN® 16 :: Redline your comfort and cushion in the Men's Brooks Glycerin 16 running shoes for an effortless ride and enhanced stride. You'll get luxurious cushioning underfoot from the brand-new DNA Loft system without losing responsiveness and toughness. Your Glycerin 16 stretch bootie surrounds your foot, moving and expanding with your stride, and combines with 3D Fit Print and a new mesh upper to take your fit to the finish.

Features & Benefits:


  • Double Jacquard Mesh upper: Offers strategic breathability, flexibility, and structure
  • Plush bootie interior: Delivers luxurious comfort and a sock-like fit that moves and expands with your foot
  • DNA LOFT midsole cushioning: Adapts to every step and stride with the ultimate cushioning underfoot
  • Plush DNA LOFT Transition Zone: Creates soft, smooth heel-to-toe transitions
  • IDEAL Pressure Zones: Evenly disperse impact away from the body for an effortless ride
  • Drop: 10 mm
  • WEIGHT: 10.6 ounces

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