With Brooks confidently stating the Glycerin 17 is their softest running experience, they’ll be delighted to know their athlete and Boston Marathon champion, Des Linden is promoting her love affair with their latest shoe.
“The Glycerin is my first love. It’s the first Brooks shoe I put on, and it immediately felt right for my foot.”
So what’s the science behind this fairytale enchanted chemistry? Brooks say that the Glycerin has always been the pinnacle of their cushion experience but that they offer even more with the 17 because of the combination of the DNA LOFT midsole and the addition of a new Ortholite® sockliner.
Let’s break that down further.
The DNA LOFT is Brooks’ self-claimed softest cushioning ever ( don’t forget, it also features in the Ghost 11 and Adrenaline GTS19).
With a midsole drop of 10mm, Brooks want to ensure that each step you make is a step closer to hitting those dream-like clouds rather than hitting the hard road. Their DNA LOFT is made with a mix of Brooks EVA foam, air, and rubber and together those three key elements should provide a softer feeling underfoot without sacrificing responsiveness or durability.
With a revamp in the midsole, Brooks’ next challenge was to make the rest of the shoe more luxurious – enter the Ortholite® sockliner.
The internal stretch bootie aims to cradle your foot with a secure fit. In addition, Brooks have re-engineered the 3D Fit Print mesh upper to offer neutral runners a ‘Goldilocks’ level of ‘just-right’ stretch and structure – all with a weight of 10.6oz.
Turning your attention to the outsole, the Glycerin 17 combines IDEAL Pressure Zones (which should disperse impact away from the body) with a Plush Transition Zone ( which encourages your foot to move smoothly from heel to toe).
Just like choosing porridge, Linden knows how to choose her latest ride, “The Glycerin is soft, but not too soft. It’s cushioned, but it’s not overweight. It’s just right”
The Glycerin 17 debuts in four colour ways and launches at the beginning of March with a retail guide price of $150.