Brooks Ghost 10 vs. Brooks Glycerin 14 review

Brooks Ghost 10 provides a comfortable fit and a smooth ride to neutral runners. Brooks Glycerin 14 is a premium cushioning shoe that offers a secure but comfortable fit.

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The Brooks Ghost 10 and the Brooks Glycerin 14 are neutral cushioning running shoes for runners who do not need much stability and support.


However, the Brooks Glycerin 14 is generally placed at a higher level than the Brooks Ghost 10 as a premium cushioning running shoe.

The uppers of the Brooks Ghost 10 The preceding link takes you to and the Brooks Glycerin 14 differ quite a bit due to the overlays used.

The Brooks Glycerin 14 comes with broad overlays around the midfoot that lock the foot in and provide a secure fit. These overlays contain some stitches.

The Brooks Ghost 10, on the other hand, comes with thin no-sew overlays around the midfoot, which provide enough support but are somewhat less supportive and durable than the overlays on the Brooks Glycerin 14.

The Brooks Ghost 10 uses engineered mesh to provide comfort as well as some degree of support in the forefoot.

The Brooks Glycerin 14 is different in that it has mesh and also 3D printed overlays that run throughout the entire upper to provide support and a more custom fit.

Both running shoes come with a stitched-on toecap so provide durable support at the front.

All in all, the Brooks Glycerin 14 delivers more support than the Brooks Ghost 10 through its upper, but the Brooks Ghost 10 might feel a bit looser and thus more comfortable, especially in the forefoot.

The Brooks Glycerin 14 has a midsole that is supposed to deliver 20% more cushioning than the midsole used by the Brooks Ghost 10.

This is somewhat evident from running shoe lab test results, because the Brooks Glycerin 14 provides almost a maximum of forefoot cushioning to both men and women.

However, women should experience an equal amount of heel cushioning in the two running shoes.

The Brooks Ghost 10 for men surprises by delivering more heel cushioning than the Brooks Glycerin 14 for men.

Both running shoes provide an above average amount of cushioning and are very cushy, especially for men, but the differences between the two running shoes are not huge, so you should be able to get a soft ride in either.

Neither the Brooks Ghost 10 nor the Brooks Glycerin 14 is meant to provide stability and support, because they are meant to be worn by neutral runners.

However, running shoe lab tests show that they both provide an above average amount of stability to runners, and that the Brooks Ghost 10 is more stable than the Brooks Glycerin 14.

This is probably due to the fact that the Brooks Ghost 10 comes with a crash pad under the heel that not only softens the initial impact but also guides the foot thereafter to transition smoothly to toe-off.

The Brooks Ghost 10 also provides a good amount of ground contact, which increases the amount of stability.

The Brooks Glycerin 14 does not really come with a crash pad but has an all-in-one midsole that is well segmented and that provides a good amount of ground contact. Therefore it also delivers a good amount of stability but not as much as the Brooks Ghost 10.

The outsoles of both running shoes are well separated for shock absorption and dissipation, and they consist of small rubber pods with a good amount of flex grooves.

The Brooks Glycerin 14 seems to have more flex grooves than the Brooks Ghost 10, so it is not surprising that running shoe lab test results show that the Brooks Glycerin 14 is a bit more flexible than the Brooks Ghost 10 for both men and women.

The women's version of the Brooks Glycerin 14 weighs approximately 8.9 oz (252 grams), and the Brooks Ghost 10 for women weighs 8.5 oz (241 grams).

The men's versions of the shoes weigh 10.7 oz (303 grams) and 10 oz (284 grams), respectively, with the Brooks Ghost 10 being the lighter one.

If you are a neutral runner who is looking for a soft, comfortable, and smooth ride from a running shoe, you could choose either the Brooks Ghost 10 or the Brooks Glycerin 14.

The Brooks Glycerin 14 delivers a slightly more secure fit, while the Brooks Ghost 10 delivers a bit more stability, but other than that, these two running shoes do not display huge differences between each other. The only thing that is really different is their price tag.

Note: The weight of a running shoe depends on the size of the running shoe, so any weights mentioned in this review may differ from the weight of the running shoe you choose to wear. Running shoes of the same size were compared for this review.

The two links above will take you to where you can read more about the running shoes.

This review falls under: Brooks

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