Comments: I read one review about these that said they are like running in cowboy boots....that pretty much sums it up. They are not soft at all. They are very hard. My lower back hurts after running in these. It's really too bad because the upper is very comfortable. Brooks needs to ditch this super DNA thing and go back the the gel inserts. The Glycerin 9 & 10 were much better. Don't belive the hype that these are the softest Glycerin yet. They may measure that way in the lab, but in the real world they are HARD!
From: Riverrunner, Newburgh, IN, USA.
Comments: I had a previous version of this shoe and really liked it. I am a bigger runner - 205 lbs but while training I do 30+ miles a week. This version of the shoe I believe has a harder sole and does not have as much displacement in the heal on contact. When using these shoes on long runs the balls of my feet and lower back would hurt. I did not have the same issue with the previous versions. I believe brooks must of modified the design to either reduce production costs or increase the shoe life.
From: Anonymous. December 12th 2014
Comments: Having worn previous versions, I had great hope. Unfortunately, no luck. These run much narrower than the previous iteration (even in the 2E width that typically works for me with Brooks) and about a 1/2 size longer. Won't work for me, so back to the store they go.
From: Dale, Littleton, CO, USA. September 5th 2014