Brooks Glycerin 20

brooks glycerin 20
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  • Available in wo models and two levels of support: “stealthfit” or regular, neutral or support
  • Nitrogen-infused DNA LOFT V3, which is a cushioning technology engineered to be responsible, durable, and lightweight
  • Breathable upper mesh designed to hold the foot in place
  • Midsole and outsole redesigned with a widened platform to enable smooth heel-to-toe transitions
  • Stealthfit is a more streamlined fit with a closer to foot feel
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Pros & Cons

What we like ...
  • Can customize fit
  • Upper mesh is breathable
  • Ton of color options
  • Designed with maximum cushioning
  • 90-day guarantee (“happy run promise”)
What needs improvement ...
  • New midsole and outsole feels heavy to some
  • No reflective detail
  • Some found the heel-to-toe turnover to be inhibited with the new design

Product Summary

The Brooks Glycerin 20 is one of the few models that allow you to customize the style and level of support in your shoe. Customers can choose between the regular fit or the stealthfit, which is more streamlined and snug. From there, you can choose between a neutral level of support or a more supportive style. All combinations are engineered with a nitrogen-infused DNA V3, a cushioning technology designed to provide maximum cushion and responsiveness while keeping the shoe lightweight.

Another upgrade with the Brooks Glycerin 20 is a redesigned midsole and outsole which is intended to create a smooth heel-to-toe transition. The new design is wider, and the rubber on the outsole has a larger surface area than previous models. However, several reviewers found this model to feel bulky and the extra rubber to actually inhibit a smooth heel-to-toe transition.

If you plan on running in dim light, be aware that there is no reflective detailing on the upper mesh (which is very breathable).


Midsole drop

10 mm


9.1 oz (women’s)


Plush and breathable mesh upper, nitrogen-infused cushion technology, available in two styles and two levels of support

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      The Brooks Glycerin 20 is available in two different styles and two levels of support options for a more customized fit.