Brooks Glycerin 13 vs. Brooks Glycerin 14 review

Brooks Glycerin 13 delivers a plush and smooth ride with a little bit of stability. Brooks Glycerin 14 is a premium cushioning shoe that offers a secure but comfortable fit.

NEW! Brooks Glycerin 14 vs. Brooks Glycerin 15

The Brooks Glycerin 14 is the updated version of the Brooks Glycerin 13, which is a premium neutral cushioning running shoe from Brooks.

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The upper of the Brooks Glycerin 14 The preceding link takes you to Amazon.com has changed a bit compared to the Brooks Glycerin 13.

The biggest change has been in the placement and type of no-sew overlays implemented in the Brooks Glycerin 13.

While both running shoes have overlays that have been 3D printed on the upper, the overlays of the Brooks Glycerin 14 stretch as your foot swells to provide a more custom fit.

What has not changed, however, is the sturdy and broad stitched-on overlay that wraps the midfoot to provide a good amount of support in that area where runners tend to need the most support.

Both the Brooks Glycerin 13 and the Brooks Glycerin 14 provide a similar amount of support behind the heel, but there have been minor changes in the placement of the 3D Print overlays.

All in all, the Brooks Glycerin 14 might provide a similar amount of support as the Brooks Glycerin 13 but then with a more stretchy and custom fit.

Another change that is not really visible has been made to the midsole of the Brooks Glycerin 14.

Both the Brooks Glycerin 13 and Brooks Glycerin 14 implement the same type of cushioning in their midsoles. This type of cushioning provides 20% more cushioning than Brooks' standard BioMoGo DNA cushioning.

However, running shoe lab tests clearly indicate a difference in the amount of cushioning provided by the two running shoes.

The Brooks Glycerin 14 turns out to be overall more cushy than the Brooks Glycerin 13 in both the heel and the forefoot and for both men and women.

The Brooks Glycerin 13 provides above average cushioning in both the heel and the forefoot for both genders, so you should be able to get a soft ride from the Brooks Glycerin 13.

This softness has been increased in the Brooks Glycerin 14, which provides almost a maximum amount of cushioning to men.

The amount of cushioning in the Brooks Glycerin 14 is not to the max but should still feel very soft under the feet of women.

Neither the Brooks Glycerin 13 nor the Brooks Glycerin 14 is meant to provide stability and support because they are running shoes that are geared toward runners who do not need such support.

However, they are still rated as running shoes that provide slightly above average stability that is quite similar in both running shoes.

This stability might be caused by the fact that both the Brooks Glycerin 14 and the Brooks Glycerin 13 provide a great amount of ground contact, which not only helps with stability but also with providing you with smoother heel-to-toe transitions.

The heel of the Brooks Glycerin 14 has not changed much compared to that of the Brooks Glycerin 13, which has a rounded heel that is meant to offer better alignment of and to take a bit of stress off joints.

The outsole of the Brooks Glycerin 14 is also similar to that of the Brooks Glycerin 13, which consists of three zones that distribute pressure under the foot.

The rubber in the outsoles are also similar in the amount of separation they provide. There are only very small differences to be noted in the cuts in the rubber, and the Brooks Glycerin 14 has a bit more rubber than the Brooks Glycerin 13 directly under the midfoot.

So all in all, there aren't many differences between the outsoles of the Brooks Glycerin 13 and the Brooks Glycerin 14.

However, running shoe lab tests indicate that the flexibility of the Brooks Glycerin 14 is different from that of the Brooks Glycerin 13 for women. The Brooks Glycerin 13 seems to be quite stiff for women, while the Brooks Glycerin 14 is quite flexible.

Both running shoes are quite flexible for men, with the Brooks Glycerin 13 being just a tiny bit more flexible than the Brooks Glycerin 14.

The women's version of the Brooks Glycerin 13 weighs approximately 8.9 oz (252 grams), and the Brooks Glycerin 14 for women also weighs approximately 8.9 oz (252 grams).

The men's version of the Brooks Glycerin 13 weighs about 11.0 oz (312 grams), and the Brooks Glycerin 14 for men weighs 10.7 oz (303 grams).

If you are a neutral runner who has been running in the Brooks Glycerin 13, you will enjoy the Brooks Glycerin 14 for its increased softness, that is, if that is what you are after.

The Brooks Glycerin 14 is a very nice update of the Brooks Glycerin 13 with a more custom fit and a bit more plushness.

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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This review falls under: Brooks

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