Customer Reviews for Brooks Glycerin 9 Performance Running Shoe - Mens
Review 1 for Brooks Glycerin 9 Performance Running Shoe - Mens
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Location: San Diego, CA
October 25, 2012
Therapy For Your Feet
"It's not surprising that Brooks makes phenomenal running shoes, however there are instances where the majority may disagree on what is and what isn't desirable.
For example- I've used the Ghost 4 and honestly felt that the DNA cushioning in the forefoot area is somewhat uncomfortable and distributed awkwardly. I also felt that for higher-arched runners that there isn't enough support. Furthermore the "cushioning" that so many were boasting about felt mediocre at best. I'm only 158 lbs and so while not a lightweight runner, not a heavyweight by any means either and I was surprised.
However, the Brooks Glycerin 9 does NOT disappoint in any way, shape, or form. There is sufficient arch support for moderate - high arched runners. The DNA cushioning runs throughout the length of the shoe and it functions extremely well without feeling too "squishy" and there is plenty of room in the toebox area for those with slightly wider feet like myself.
This is NOT a race-day shoe as it does feel a bit "clog-like", however for normal every-day use (i.e. walking, jogging, going around town) I would say that this is the best out of the Brooks line for practical purposes.
I've also found that they look adequately fashionable with a pair of jeans and they are beautifully designed.
All in all, a great shoe and for DSW rewards members you can get a pair at an amazing price!"