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Brooks Glycerin 14 Review 2018 [VIDEO] Naked Truth

Did you know this? With Brooks Glycerin 14 you get full-length Super DNA midsole which delivers maximum cushioning, enhanced energy return, and support. Plus, the fully articulated outsole helps for heightened flexibility. For more features and a more detailed review on this running shoe, check this video below…

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Nixon here talking to you today about the new Brooks Glycerin 14 shoe. I was really excited for this shoe and I really wanted to review it. Brooks is the company that really started my running career back with the Brooks 11 shoe and I really liked that shoe. Since then I’ve tried the 12s and the 13s with no luck. The Brooks Glycerin still comes with super DNA, starting from the heel, running all the way down to the ball of the foot.

This is sure to give you cushion, no matter what kind of road run you are on; it also still has your ideal pressure zones, dispersing impact to make sure that you have an effortless run. It also comes with this conformable saddle, is what Brooks likes to call it, making sure that your foot is securely locked inside the shoe; and of course it has the plush interior running up along and down the heel here and the tongue is very luxuriously plush.

The Shoe Adapts to Your Foot Shape

There is so much cushion in this time it kind of reminds me of those Nike pump up shoes. One great feature about the shoe is the 3d stretch print, it is not held on with glue or any type of stitching. It is actually a silicone ink which is printed right onto the shoe and it is super thin. This allows your foot to adapt inside the shoe and that way the shoe adapts to your foot shape.

Another feature about this shoe is that you always know what you’re wearing. You can find Brooks Glycerin 14 logo her, here, here, and here.

Let’s get on to some of the things I like about this shoe.

Number one: the cushion foot bed in this shoe is amazing, that super DNA with a 25% additional cushion does not disappoint. Your feet really feel cushioned on any type of road run when wearing this shoe.

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Number two: this is really responsive to road runs. I was really impressed. It’s not too responsive on trail runs, as I could feel the rocks digging in through the soles, so I personally wouldn’t recommend this shoe on trail runs. You may like it, I personally did not.

I Love the Color of This Shoe

Number three: the color of the shoe is beautiful. I love the color of this shoe. It also comes in two different colors, a gray raspberry and then also their standard silver blue color. This is the most colorful of the three that currently offered and I really like it. And, even the sole of the shoe is colorful, that’s colorful.

Let’s get on to the things I don’t like about this shoe.

Brooks Glycerin 14 reviewNumber one – there is heel striking in this shoe. As much as I try to not heel strike in this shoe, because of the weight dispersion all the way back in the heel, I just could not heel strike. Heel striking happened in the shoe a lot and it was starting to get uncomfortable. My back was starting to hurt when wearing this shoe because of the heel striking.

Number two: this shoe does come with some hot spots unfortunately. The heel rubbing in this shoe occurred and not only the 12’s and 13s but now it also occurs in the 14s for me. You might not experience this, which I hope you don’t.

The heel rubbing occurred within 15 minutes at every run that I went on and the hot spot is found right here. I don’t know if it’s because of the fabric choice that’s right here or maybe it’s because of the heat that occurs right here with this 3d technology print; nonetheless, it’s uncomfortable and there’s a blister on both sides of my feet.

Number three – these shoes held in heat like it was going out of style and that’s a bummer. With all that extra cushion in the shoe I’m thinking the heat just stays inside this shoe and does not get released as easily as I would like it to.

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Number four: this shoe is not only narrow along the toe area but also along the ball of the foot area. I had to go up an additional half size giving me an 11 and a half size shoe. Some may argue that maybe I needed to go up to a 12, a 12 to ___ . My foot was swimming in a size 12 and an 11 was too tight, so an 11 and a half just seemed to be the perfect fit. However, because of the narrowness of the toe box and along the ball of the foot, I started to get discomfort not only in my big toe, but also along the ball of the foot area.

Number five: this is pretty heavy for an 11 and a half shoe, it weighs 11.5 ounces. That’s 20 percent heavier than what I normally wear. 20 percent may not seem like a lot, but when you’re running and you’re running and you’re running, 20 percent is going heavy pretty fast.

Lastly: price. This shoe is $150. I know running shoes are expensive. I consider $120 a really nice standard base price for a new unworn pair of shoes. $150 is an average height to me and that’s without tax, so it’s actually closer to $160.

One thing I really appreciate about the Brooks Running Company is that you get to try their shoes for 90 days and if, for whatever reason they don’t work, you can return them with no questions asked. I really appreciate that and not all running companies offer that feature.

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