Brooks Ghost 10 vs. Brooks Glycerin 15 review

Brooks Ghost 10 provides a comfortable fit and a smooth ride to neutral runners. Brooks Glycerin 15 is a premium cushioning shoe that offers a plush and soft running experience.

The Brooks Ghost 10 and the Brooks Glycerin 15 are neutral cushioning running shoes from Brooks, with the Brooks Ghost 10 being an entry-level cushioning running shoe and the Brooks Glycerin 15 a premium cushioning running shoe.

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Both the Brooks Ghost 10 The preceding link takes you to Amazon.com and the Brooks Glycerin 15 come with 3D Fit Print overlays around the midfoot, but the Brooks Glycerin 15 has slightly broader overlays around the midfoot and extra overlays running throughout the entire upper, parallel to the midsole.

This means that one can expect to get a bit more support from the Brooks Glycerin 15 The preceding link takes you to Amazon.com than one would get from the Brooks Ghost 10.

The Brooks Ghost 10 makes use of engineered mesh, which reduces the need for overlays, especially in the forefoot.

Both the Brooks Glycerin 15 and the Brooks Ghost 10 have a stitched-on overlay at the front, which should increase the durability of the running shoes in that area.

The Brooks Ghost 10 has less stitches in its upper than the Brooks Glycerin 15, but both running shoes are geared toward providing runners with a comfortable fit.

In addition, the fit of the Brooks Glycerin 15 might be a bit more customized due to the overlays that run throughout the upper, but the Brooks Ghost 10 might provide more room and comfort to big bunions.

The Brooks Ghost 10 uses a different type of midsole foam than the Brooks Glycerin 15.

The midsole foam of the Brooks Glycerin 15 is supposed to provide about 20% more cushioning than that of the Brooks Ghost 10. This is also where the premium part comes into the Brooks Glycerin 15.

The Brooks Glycerin 15 has one main layer of foam that is well segmented and that provides a good amount of ground contact, so it should not only provide runners with smooth heel-to-toe transitions but also a bit of stability, despite the Brooks Glycerin 15 not being a stability running shoe.

The Brooks Ghost 10 also has one main layer of foam in its midsole but has an additional layer that functions as a crash pad under the heel to provide soft landings at heel strike.

While the second layer of foam connects well to the forefoot under the midfoot, the Brooks Ghost 10 provides less ground contact than the Brooks Glycerin 15, but you should still be able to get smooth heel-to-toe transitions from the Brooks Ghost 10.

According to running shoe lab tests, the Brooks Glycerin 15 provides more cushioning than the Brooks Ghost 10 and displays a good balance between heel and forefoot cushioning.

For women, the Brooks Glycerin 15 is clearly cushier, but the Brooks Ghost 10 also provides lots of cushioning and also displays a good balance.

For men, the differences are less clear between the two running shoes although the Brooks Glycerin 15 provides a tiny bit more forefoot cushioning and a tiny bit less heel cushioning than the Brooks Ghost 10.

Overall, the Brooks Ghost 10 is quite cushy for both men and women when compared to the Brooks Glycerin 15, which can be seen as a very soft running shoe.

Neither the Brooks Ghost 10 nor the Brooks Glycerin 15 come with devices to control pronation because they are meant to be worn by runners who do not need much stability and support.

However, running shoe lab tests still place both running shoes quite high on the stabilitiy scale with both the Brooks Ghost 10 and the Brooks Glycerin 15 providing an above average amount of stability.

The rubber outsoles of the two running shoes are well separated for shock absorption and dissipation.

While both running shoes have fairly small rubber pods, the Brooks Glycerin 15 is the one that has more deep flex grooves in the forefoot. This should benefit the flexibility of the Brooks Glycerin 15.

However, this flexibility seems to benefit mostly the women's version of the running shoes, because according to running shoe lab tests, the men's versions of the running shoes are fairly stiff, while the women's versions provide an average amount of flexibility, with the Brooks Glycerin 15 being just a tiny bit more flexible.

The women's version of the Brooks Glycerin 15 weighs approximately 8.8 oz (249 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 and comfortable ride from a running shoe, you could choose either the Brooks Glycerin 15 or the Brooks Ghost 10.

The Brooks Ghost 10 is a good entry-level cushioning running shoe that provides a comfortable fit and a good amount of cushioning.

The Brooks Glycerin 15 is a more premium cushioning running shoe that provides a plush and more secure fit than the Brooks Ghost 10 and that can be worn by heavier runners and runners who need a bit of stability without requiring any kind of pronation control.

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.

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