Men's Shoes Brooks

Brooks Glycerin 19


A classic gets even better with the men's Brooks Glycerin 19.

Brooks reconfigured the midsole in the Glycerin 19 to pack in even more DNA Loft foam. The DNA Loft is Brooks’ softest foam composition, so it gives you the plushest underfoot feeling every step of the way.

The foam maintains the shoe’s light weight to keep your muscles feeling fresh, and it boasts a peppy response for a lively ride.

An engineered mesh upper molds around your foot for a comfortable fit, and an internal heel counter locks you into place so you don’t slip inside the shoe. A durable blown rubber outsole adds traction on pavement and flexes easily for a natural toe off.

In the Brooks Glycerin 19 review, Fleet Feet runners praised the easy ride provided by the DNA Loft foam. The cushion, they said, feels luxurious for long runs and recovery days.

When you crave the softest cushioning around, the men's Brooks Glycerin 19 delivers that and then some.

Want the same soft experience but with extra stability? Check out the men's Brooks Glycerin 19 GTS with Brooks' GuideRails technology.

Tech specs

Brooks Glycerin 19


9 oz (W), 10.2 oz (M)


10 mm




Everyday training


Road, track

What’s New + -

Brooks added more DNA Loft foam this year than in the previous version. The additional DNA Loft creates an even softer, smoother ride than ever before.

Who It’s Best For + -

The Glycerin 19 is ideal for anyone who loves soft cushioning. Brooks’ DNA Loft foam is the softest in their lineup, so you get plush steps mile after mile.

Why We Love It + -

We love the Glycerin 19 for its soft, but balanced, ride. The DNA Loft foam is super soft underfoot, but it’s bouncy enough to create an easy, engaging ride.

Brooks Glycerin 19 Review:

The rubber outsole of the Brooks Glycerin 19 running shoes

Part of Brooks' Cushion collection, the Glycerin 19 uses DNA Loft foam to deliver a smooth ride with plenty of supportive cushioning to absorb shock with each step. The Glycerin 19 is great for medium to high arches that need more cushion and support at the midfoot.

Fleet Feet testers took the Glycerin 19 for a run. Here's what they thought.

Read Our Review

Reviews (6)

4.5 out of 5 stars.

4.5/5 on 6 total reviews

Marcus Lemke Verified Buyer
4 out of 5 stars.
Shoe review

I had the shoes a few days before the 2021 Extreme Ville to Ville run. I am in the Clydesdale division and need shoes with extra cushion and longevity. So far they have met the cushion requirement as I have reduced some of the aches I incur. Duration we will see in 4 months. After the first 100 miles of wear, they seem to be holding up. I run 100 miles a month and have been seeing shoes flatten out or just fall apart, at about the 200 mile mark. So far so good.

Andrea Wutz Verified Buyer
3 out of 5 stars.
Not the sneaker for me

The toe bed is too narrow for me. My foot rides forward as I am walking & my toes are at the edge. I am getting a blister in the back of my right foot where the top edge of the sneaker rubs. Disappointed but it must just not be a good fit for me

Sharita B Verified Buyer
5 out of 5 stars.
Like Walking on Clouds

I have worn Glycerine shoes since 2016 and never regretted it. My go to running shoe for my nurses back. It feels like I’m walking on the softest marshmallow, cotton tip clouds. Fleet Feet is the only place I shop for running shoes and inserts!

5 out of 5 stars.
The perfect shoe for the imperfect foot.

This is my second pair. I loved the first so much I immediately bought a second pair. Comfort and support and to me its not a heavy shoe. I regularly have been recommending this shoe.

Kevin Maloney Verified Buyer
5 out of 5 stars.
Significant upgrade of already great shoe.

I had been happy with my Glycerin 15 shoe, but this new model is a significant upgrade. It feels much lighter and far less clunky, yet even more highly cushioned then my old model. It even feels lighter and faster than my Ghost 11. Highly recommended. It is amazing how far shoes have improved over the past few years.

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