Brooks Glycerin 20

Overall Grades And Reviews

8.8 Overall Grade
41 reviews

Pulls off the trifecta of being a super comfortable, cushioned, and durable trainer.

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Shoe Comparison

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Brooks Glycerin 20
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Shoe Properties
Shoe Type
Trainer
Trainer
Trainer
Trainer
Pronation Control
Neutral
Neutral
Neutral
Neutral
Weight
10.6 oz. (men's), 8.9 oz. (women's)
9.6 oz. (men's), 8.4 oz. (women's)
11.1 oz. (men's), 10.1 oz. (women's)
9.1 oz. (men's), 7.6 oz. (women's)
Stack Height
38mm.
35mm.
43mm.
37mm.
Forefoot Height
28mm.
23mm.
39mm.
31mm.
Drop Height
10 mm.
12 mm.
4 mm.
6 mm.
Upper material
Engineered Air Mesh, 3D Fit Print, Plush interior lining, OrthoLite
Refined 3D Fit Print mesh, Recycled Materials include:
Engineered mesh, Lycra comfort frame, Internal heel counter, Pillowed Tongue
Mesh Upper, PWRTAPE
Shoe Released
Q3 2022
Q4 2022
Q3 2022
Q1 2023
MSRP
$160
$140
$165
$160
LRC Ratings
Out of 10
Overall
8.8
9.2
9.0
8.8
Comfort
9.1
9.1
9.6
8.8
Cushioning
9.5
9.1
9.6
8.7
Durability
8.6
8.8
8.1
9.0
Appearance
7.8
8.2
7.8
8.7
Value
7.9
8.6
7.7
8.8

Reader Reviews

  • LRC Editor's Choice

    Great shoe for comfort and durability

    40 miles per week, overpronator, medium arches
    Overall
    8.0
    Comfort
    7.0
    Cushioning
    8.0
    Durability
    9.0
    Appearance
    9.0
    Value
    7.0

    Overall, I love this shoe. I’ve got the same pair 4 times now and can generally get to around 500 miles before needing a new pair. While I’ve found them to be slightly heavier than other shoes, they make up for it in how I feel after my runs. My legs and feet feel less beat up and more refreshed, allowing me to train better the next day. Overall a great shoe and I will be buying again.

  • LRC Editor's Choice

    The most comfortable shoe ever

    30 miles per week, neutral pronator, medium arches
    Overall
    10.0
    Comfort
    10.0
    Cushioning
    10.0
    Durability
    8.0
    Appearance
    10.0
    Value
    9.0

    The Brooks Glycerin shoe is one of the best shoes for running. Each stride that I take in these always are more cushiony than my previous shoe. As a former XC runner i highly recommend these to all people and all sports. They are kind of expensive, but take my word, it is worth it!

  • Ok shoe for mileage

    35 miles per week, underpronator, high arches
    Overall
    8.0
    Comfort
    8.0
    Cushioning
    10.0
    Durability
    9.0
    Appearance
    8.0
    Value
    10.0

    The shoe has big slabs of foam and is soft. It's pretty durable due to all the rubber on the outside. It's relatively stable due to high side walls. But it's heavy and runs a bit small (I went a half size up). I found my shoes for $60. They have bizarre colors that are bright and ugly. But even so for the prize good shoe. 

  • Great For Long Distance, With a Hefty Price Tag

    23 miles per week, overpronator, high arches
    Overall
    8.0
    Comfort
    8.0
    Cushioning
    9.0
    Durability
    8.0
    Appearance
    7.0
    Value
    8.0

    The Glycerins are amazing, especially for people with high arches, and they feel springy and cushion-y, especially during long-middle distance runs. They are also quite comfortable as dailies, even though where they really stand out is support during running. It is also the shoe that stopped my chronic knee pain when running.

  • Great Trainer

    26 miles per week, neutral pronator, medium arches
    Overall
    9.0
    Comfort
    9.0
    Cushioning
    8.0
    Durability
    10.0
    Appearance
    9.0
    Value
    8.0

    I switched to these from Hoka's, which didn't seem to hold up well after a couple of months. I did a foot evaluation at my local Fleet Feet and they suggested the Glycerins. I am now running in my 4th straight pair! I love the comfort and durability of these shoes. They provide just a bit of stability but not enough to notice. Great trainer and I highly recommend. 

  • Nice shoe esp for heavy, slow

    Overall
    9.0
    Comfort
    10.0
    Cushioning
    10.0
    Durability
    9.0
    Appearance
    8.0
    Value
    8.0

    Try it if you want cushion

  • Too small of a base for the Wide, turned my ankle too many times

    10 miles per week, overpronator, low arches
    Overall
    5.0
    Comfort
    9.0
    Cushioning
    10.0
    Durability
    8.0
    Appearance
    4.0
    Value
    7.0

    I have a wide flat foot so I wear an orthotic. The wide version of this shoe does not have a wider base, it only has more fabric for the upper. This caused me to turn my ankle when I ran on uneven surfaces. Add on that they have a higher stack height like a lot of other shoes these days and my ankle did not feel good. I like the shoe a lot otherwise, I would get it again if I had a normal width foot and ran on roads. 

  • So helps with Achilles pain.

    Neutral pronator, medium arches
    Overall
    9.0
    Comfort
    10.0
    Cushioning
    10.0
    Durability
    10.0
    Appearance
    10.0
    Value
    8.0

    I have wore both the Brooks Ghost and the Glycerin. I like both. Both help with my Achilles issues. Glycerin has more cushion the entire shoe. Both come in wide which is good for both Achilles and Hagland Deformity issues. 

  • No need to try the rest

    Neutral pronator, high arches
    Overall
    10.0
    Comfort
    10.0
    Cushioning
    10.0
    Durability
    10.0
    Appearance
    10.0
    Value
    10.0

    Nike Pegasus is Awful..

    Hoka was like runing in a Lincoln town car.. Heavy and slow.. 

    Ghost or Glycerin... Brooks.. Enough said.. Lace em up

  • Eat up the miles

    60 miles per week, neutral pronator, medium arches
    Overall
    10.0
    Comfort
    10.0
    Cushioning
    10.0
    Durability
    10.0
    Appearance
    7.0
    Value
    10.0

    Excellent shoe for putting in the long miles day to day. Heavy but wouldn't say that's a bad thing for this type of shoe. I'm a light weight and still enjoy the plush cushion for the slow days.