- THIS MEN'S SHOE IS FOR: The Glycerin 18 is perfect for runners who think there's no such thing as too much cushioning. The upper enhances comfort by perfectly balancing stretch and structure.
- SUPPORT AND CUSHION: Provides neutral support while offering the maximum amount of cushioning. Ideal for road running, cross training, the gym or wherever you might want to take them! Predecessor: Glycerin 17.
- SUPER-SOFT CUSHIONING: Increased DNA LOFT super-soft cushioning allows for even more extreme softness, without losing responsiveness or durability, while the OrthoLite sockliner provides premium step-in comfort.
- PLUSH FIT: The plush feel of an internal stretch bootie surrounds your foot and moves and expands with your stride. The engineered mesh upper enhances the fit.
- SMOOTH TRANSITIONS: The plush transition zone makes every move from heel to toe feel incredibly soft and smooth.
Have a question?
Find answers in product info, Q&As, reviews
Your question might be answered by sellers, manufacturers, or customers who bought this product.
Please make sure that you are posting in the form of a question.
Please enter a question.
DNA LOFT provides a cushioned feeling underfoot without losing responsiveness and durability for comfort and protection.
A flexible 3D Fit Print mesh upper and an interior liner stretches to adapt to your stride, surrounding your foot in softness.
The DNA LOFT transition zone is engineered so you experience soft, smooth transitions from heel to toe, with every step.
Glycerin 18. Cushioned running shoes that go for miles.
|Launch 8||Levitate 4||Bedlam 3||Ghost 13||Glycerin 18|
|Support or Neutral||Neutral||Neutral||Support||Neutral||Neutral|
|Experience Level||Speed Level 1 of 3||Energize Level 3 of 3||Energize Level 3 of 3||Cushion Level 2 of 3||Cushion Level 3 of 3|
|Experience Description||Fast and streamlined to propel you through your run||Responsive and springy to give lift to your every stride||Responsive and springy to give lift to your every stride||Soft and protective to cushion your every step||Soft and protective to cushion your every step|
|Recommended For||Speed / Track, Cross Training, Treadmill, Road||Long Distance, Speed / Track, Cross Training, Treadmill, Road||Long Distance, Speed / Track, Cross Training, Treadmill, Road||Long Distance, Cross Training, Treadmill, Road||Long Distance, Treadmill, Road|
|Weight||8.8oz / 249.5g||10.3oz /292.9g||10.8oz / 306.2g||10.1oz / 286.3g||10.2oz / 289.2g|
Cushioned experience is soft and protective.
Level 1 - Minimal Cushion - Recommended for the runner looking for a softer run without too much cushion.
Level 2 - Medium Cushion - Recommended for the runner looking for a soft run with cushion.
Level 3 - High Cushion - Recommended for the runner looking for a very soft and protective cushion.
Energized experience is responsive and springy, adding extra lift to your stride!
Level 1 - Minimal Energize - Recommended for the runner looking for minimal spring in their stride without feeling damp.
Level 2 - Medium Energize - Recommended for the runner looking for a springy and responsive feeling stride.
Level 3 - High Energize - Recommended for the runner looking for a very springy and responsive stride.
Speed experience is lightweight, fast and streamlined, adding extra speed to your stride!
Level 1 - Minimal Speed - Recommended for the runner looking for speed in their stride with minimal cushion.
Level 2 - Medium Speed - Recommended for the runner looking for a fast and responsive feeling stride.
Level 3 - High Speed - Recommended for the runner looking for the lightest weight and most responsive feeling stride.
- Product Dimensions : 10 x 15 x 6 inches; 2.45 Pounds
- Department : Mens
- Date First Available : August 20, 2019
- Manufacturer : Brooks
- ASIN : B07V5QYXGD
Best Sellers Rank:
#21,728 in Clothing, Shoes & Jewelry (See Top 100 in Clothing, Shoes & Jewelry)
- #71 in Men's Road Running Shoes
- Customer Reviews:
Reviews with images
Top reviews from the United States
There was a problem filtering reviews right now. Please try again later.
As soon as they arrived, I ripped open the box, slapped them on my feet, and was....thoroughly disappointed. They felt like normal shoes. I figured "oh well, I probably need to run in them to truly experience the bliss. The super sweet cloud-like technology can probably feel that i'm not actually running or maybe they can smell my intentions". But, nope. As soon as I started running, they felt exactly the same: like a normal pair of shoes. So disappointing...too late to return them. Oh well, at least they look cool.
It wasn't until after my run (which I spent debating the pros and cons of ordering a different pair of shoes) that I realized that my feet, which normally ache or blister by the 2nd mile, were not in any pain whatsoever. In fact, if not for my collapsing lungs, flushed face, and burning thighs, my feet might've convinced me to run another two miles.
So 10/10. Not quite clouds, but I'd buy them again.
However... and the reason for the 1 star rating is these are NOT high arch shoes as advertised. 100% false advertising and Brooks knows this. These are flat as can be.
So if you’re buying these for heel pain and PF... these are NOT the shoes for you.
Shame on you Brooks.
The 18 is lighter than the 17, but, I don’t care as much about the weight on a level 3 cushioning shoe. For their level 3 cushioning shoe, the level of cushioning should take precedence over every other design consideration.
The fit is close if you wear no sock or a super thin sock. I wear a thicker cotton sock so I order 1/2 size larger and one size wider and that fits me pretty well (closer to the fit of a normal shoe or New Balance tennis shoes).
After walking well over 100 miles in these shoes they have grown on me. I added a fourth star and I think they definitely meet the definition of a soft cushioned shoe.
By CBJ on September 20, 2020
Top reviews from other countries
Reviewed in the United Kingdom on October 9, 2020
Soft wie ein Hoka, die Passform besser als jeder Nike, eine Qualität noch besser als Saucony - so wie von Brooks seit jeher...
Nach vielen "Abwegen und Umwege" (Topo, Altra, und die oben benannten Marken) bin ich zurück bei Brooks und 100% zufrieden. SO macht man Laufschuhe.
Und wenn es mal schnell werden soll/ muss gibts für mich nur Newton.
If you are relatively light I'd imagine that they would do great, but if you are on the heavier side of the scale you might find that they don't last very well as the padding compresses too much too quickly.