Brooks Glycerin 14 vs. Adidas Ultra Boost review

Brooks Glycerin 14 is a premium cushioning shoe that offers a secure but comfortable fit. Adidas Ultra Boost provides lots of bounce and cushioning and is quite flexible.

The Brooks Glycerin 14 and the Adidas Ultra Boost fall in the same category of neutral cushioning running shoes.

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The uppers of the Brooks Glycerin 14 The preceding link takes you to Amazon.com and the Adidas Ultra Boost differ but are similar at the same time.

Both the Adidas Ultra Boost The preceding link takes you to Amazon.com and the Brooks Glycerin 14 come with broad overlays that wrap the midfoot to provide a good amount of support there.

These overlays are sturdier on the Adidas Ultra Boost than on the Brooks Glycerin 14.

The rest of the upper has been kept pretty comfortable in both running shoes, but the difference here is that the Brooks Glycerin 14 comes with very light no-sew overlays that run throughout the entire upper to provide a more custom fit.

The Adidas Ultra Boost does not come with such overlays but rather has a knitted upper that provides a more custom fit too, albeit that it might be a bit less durable, especially at the front, where it does not come with a toecap, while the Brooks Glycerin 14 has a stitched-on one.

On the other hand, the Adidas Ultra Boost might provide more support at the back with the heel cage that it has for external support; the Brooks Glycerin 14 just comes with normal overlays at the back.

All in all, one can expect both running shoes to provide a comfortable yet secure fit through their uppers.

Both the Adidas Ultra Boost and the Brooks Glycerin 14 are meant to provide neutral runners with a soft ride.

Running shoe lab tests show that the two running shoes come very close to providing runners with the same amount of cushioning.

The biggest differences can be found between the female versions of the running shoes.

Overall, both the Brooks Glycerin 14 and the Adidas Ultra Boost are very cushy running shoes for women, but the Adidas Ultra Boost offers more heel cushioning than the Brooks Glycerin 14, and the Brooks Glycerin 14 offers more forefoot cushioning than the Adidas Ultra Boost.

The differences in cushioning in the men's running shoes are much smaller.

Both running shoes are also very cushy for men and offer about the same amount of forefoot cushioning, but the Adidas Ultra Boost offers just a tiny bit more heel cushioning than the Brooks Glycerin 14.

In addition, in the men's case, both running shoes approach the maximum amount of cushioning in the heel and the forefoot.

One noticeable difference between the midsoles of the Adidas Ultra Boost and the Brooks Glycerin 14 is that the Adidas Ultra Boost has something that looks like a post on the medial side under the heel.

This piece of supportive material is connected to the Torsion System that provides support and integrity under the midfoot.

While both the Adidas Ultra Boost and the Brooks Glycerin 14 are not meant to provide runners with support, running shoe lab tests rate them as providing an above average amount of stability, with the Brooks Glycerin 14 coming out a tiny notch on top of the Adidas Ultra Boost.

The stability in the Brooks Glycerin 14 comes from the full ground contact it provides, especially under the midfoot, and the fact that its entire midsole looks like a crash pad.

Both the Adidas Ultra Boost and the Brooks Glycerin 14 provide a good amount of separation in their outsoles and have small rubber pods.

In fact, the outsole of the Adidas Ultra Boost looks like a net or web, which should benefit the flexibility of the running shoe.

However, while both are flexible running shoes, running shoe lab tests have shown that the Brooks Glycerin 14 is almost twice as flexible as the Adidas Ultra Boost.

The women's version of the Brooks Glycerin 14 weighs approximately 8.9 oz (252 grams), while the Adidas Ultra Boost for women weighs 9.3 oz (264 grams).

The men's version of the Brooks Glycerin 14 weighs about 10.7 oz (303 grams), and the Adidas Ultra Boost for men weighs 11.1 oz (315 grams).

If you are a neutral runner who is looking for a very soft ride, you could go with either the Brooks Glycerin 14 or the Adidas Ultra Boost.

These two running shoes measure up well against each other and have a lot in common.

However, the Adidas Ultra Boost brings you a bit closer to the ground than the Brooks Glycerin 14, so in that respect, you might be able to go a bit faster in the Adidas Ultra Boost than in the Brooks Glycerin 14.

The Brooks Glycerin 14 is good for those wanting a long, comfortable, flexible, and well-cushioned ride. The Brooks Glycerin 14 is also a bit lighter than the Adidas Ultra Boost.

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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