Brooks Glycerin 12

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Finishing Cyberjaya Marathon

SOLE SEARCHING: In 9 months, I managed to significantly wear-off the soles of my favourite pair of Brooks Transcend as you can clearly see from these photos.

Outer heels have worn-off

Outer heels have worn-off

End of the road for this Transcend

End of the road for this Transcend


Thankfully, my buddy Manson at Brooks outlet in Sunway Pyramid was able to help me to look for a suitable new pair. After analysing the shape of my feet, I followed Manson’s advice and settled for a pair of Brooks Glycerin 12 for two key reasons. First, the Glycerin 12 model has a wider version, called 2EE, to accommodate my wide feet. Secondly, Glycerin 12 is fully loaded with cushioning gel which was what I needed for my upcoming full marathon at Cyberjaya Marathon. Now, it was time to test the theory.
They look sweet enough

They look sweet enough


THE REVEAL: The first thing that I noticed when I slipped on my new pair, they fit pretty snugly. That was a great start but how would my feet feel after 80,000 steps over 42.125km on the hard roads of Cyberjaya?
After a slow & gruelling 6 hours, I finally crossed the finish line. The Glycerin 12 delivered everything that Brooks had promised – comfortable foot support, no blisters, no black toenails, and to my pleasant surprise, no sweaty feet. My final verdict on the Glycerin 12 is a resounding two-thumbs up for comfort & performance. Plus it doesn’t hurt that the blue colours were dashingly cool too!
Photo courtesy of RFF

Photo courtesy of RFF

About Gus Ghani

Hi:) My name is Gus and I am a Fitness Coach who enjoys outdoor adventures. In particular, I like to run marathons & ultra marathons, and compete in triathlons and century rides for fitness, fun & friendship. My passion is to motivate my friends to exercise more so that they can live life to the fullest. The purpose of this blog is five-fold:- 1) I find writing very therapeutic & beats paying for a psychiatrist to keep sane 2) I like to share & inspire others into engaging in any healthy pursuits 3) This is a great way to keep track of my progress in all my sporting endeavours 4) This also keeps me honest & spurs me on to do more 5) Even if you are a couch potatoe, I hope you will find my entries entertaining and/or informative. In summary, this blog is helping me help others help myself...get it?
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