One of the most fun things for me as a runner is getting a new pair of kicks. My shoes arrived Thursday night, and with Friday being my scheduled day off, I had to wait until Saturday to use them. I was a kid on Christmas morning on Saturday when I was able to lace them up and hit the road. I have been wearing the Glycerins for about 6 years now, and I haven’t looked back since. As soon as I switched to Brooks, and was wearing the correct neutral shoe, my shin splints and plantar fasciitis were long gone.
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This is my first pair of the Glycerin 9′s, as they were just debuted in June. With the Brooks DNA running the entire length of the midsole, and the outsole broken up into segments, the shoe has even more flexibility than the 8′s.
When I wore these shoes, I could not feel a huge difference from the 8′s to the 9′s, other than the comfort of a nice, new shoe. The biggest difference for me was the amount of flexibility they really do provide – not to mention that I feel lightning fast in the new electric blue and black color design ;). They continue to hold my heel perfectly, with just enough wiggle room and support so I do not get blisters. Glycerins also hold up for me until about the 450-500 mile mark, so they are a great investment (even with their $$$ price tag).
Like most Brooks products, I am all for the Glycerin 9′s. If you don’t have them already, go grab a pair, and get running!