Women's Shoes Brooks

Brooks Glycerin 18


[Looking for the latest version? Check out the women's Brooks Glycerin 19 and women's Brooks Glycerin 19 GTS.]

The women's Brooks Glycerin 18 is back and softer than ever.

Brooks updated its classic Glycerin line by adding more foam than ever before. Designers reconfigured the midsole to allow more DNA Loft foam—the softest foam Brooks makes—to fit between you and the pavement.

A full-length rubber outsole increases the Glycerin 18’s softness and improves its durability, while added stretch in the upper creates a snug, comfortable fit.

In the Brooks Glycerin 18 review, Fleet Feet testers said the plush step-in feel creates a great first impression, and it rides smoothly and evenly for many miles.

Runners who crave a soft ride and easy fit will find both in the women's Brooks Glycerin 18.

Tech specs

Brooks Glycerin 18


9 oz (women’s), 10.2 oz (men’s)


10 mm




DNA Loft


Everyday trainer

Reviews (59)

4.7 out of 5 stars.

4.7/5 on 59 total reviews

Tiina Kriisa-Leo Verified Buyer
5 out of 5 stars.
Women's Brooks Glycerin 18

The Glycerin 18 is perfect for my foot shape and my needs for a cushy shoe. I have a narrow foot overall, but also need a little wider toe box. Due to some foot issues, I also need a softer feel underfoot. This shoe does the trick. The Glycerin is my Go-To shoe and has been since model 15.

Patty Verified Buyer
5 out of 5 stars.
Glycerin 18's Still Great

Had to return the Glycerin 19's (and so did my daughter). The new design was a problem in different ways for each of us and enough that we just could not wear them. Went back and ordered 18's while I still could as they have been perfect!

Kim Verified Buyer
4 out of 5 stars.
Not sure yet

These are working out just okay. Last year I bought the Ghost 12 and felt bouncy and amazing at the beginning. I've walked a lot already in the Glycerin, but haven't felt that same feeling. I may return at the end of the review period for the newest Ghost shoes instead; or try Hoka.

Rachel Verified Buyer
3 out of 5 stars.
Good shoes, but they don't fit me anymore.

I've been wearing Brooks' glycerin and ghost shoes for years--I have a hard time finding shoes that fit so once I did I stuck with them. These were great for a week, but after that they started rubbing blisters into my heels. Super bummed since that's way too long to return them. :( But if they fit you they're great shoes!

4 out of 5 stars.
Found a new she i love !

I went from loving Brooks Levitate, which I have been wearing every one of them since they came out. Levitate 4's didn't impress me so, I thought I would try the Glycerin 18. I have been reading reviews and comparing for awhile now. I am hooked, bought my first pair and ran a 1/2 marathon in them. The cushion in them is great!

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