Brooks Ghost 10 and Brooks Glycerin 15 are both famous models on the running footwear market these days.

Despite the fact they are not equipped with technologies that control pronation and are not built to provide maximum stability to the athlete, these running sneakers are a very popular choice with neutral runners who take care of their feet’s health, and the running shoe lab tests keep placing Brooks Ghost 10 and Glycerin 15 rather high on the stability scale.

Looking back to their predecessors – Brooks Ghost 9 and Brooks Glycerin 14 – the main tendency stays the same: there are only several minor differences between these two awesome models for neutral runners. If your priority is very plush and secure running experience, the Glycerin line is what you need, if you’re looking for extra support, the Ghost representative might be better for you.

Wanna find out some more details? We’ve worked hard to make this full comparative review of the Brooks Ghost 10 vs Brooks Glycerin 15.

General Specs

Feature Brooks Ghost 10 Brooks Glycerin 15
Runner Type Neutral Neutral
Best Used On Road Road
Best Used For Light workouts, long and short runs, everyday use. Light workouts and short runs.
Midsole Two-layered BioMoGo DNA midsole. One-layered Super DNA midsole.
Upper Engineered mesh upper with 3D Fit Print Overlays. Breathable Air Mesh upper with 3D Fit Print overlays.
Midsole drop 12 mm 10 mm
Size Men’s – 7.0-15.0

Women’s – 5.0-12.0

Men’s – 7.0-15.0

Women’s – 5.0-12.0

Price 120$ 120$
Estimated Lifespan The upper limit is about 400 miles. The upper limit is about 500 miles.
Release Date August 2017 June 2017

Brooks Ghost 10 vs Glycerin 15: Key Features

Feature Brooks Ghost 10 Brooks Glycerin 15
Fit The Brooks Ghost 10 is made to provide runners with a comfortable fit; also, it gives more comfort and room to big bunions.

No break-in period is required.

Runs half a size smaller.

The Brooks Glycerin 15 features an adjustable saddle and Super DNA foam, which provide an adaptive and more secure fit than the Brooks Ghost 10. Thus, it’s good for heavier runners and those who need extra stability.

No break-in period is required.

Runs half a size smaller.

Stability Strategically placed two layers of foam provide a rather good stability to the shoe. Not being a stability running shoe, Brooks Glycerin 15 still offers a good amount of stability. However, the previous Glycerin 14 was better in terms of stability.
Support Brooks Ghost 10 comes with 3D Fit Print overlays around the midfoot, which give lightweight support to the lateral and medial sections. Brooks Glycerin 15 comes with broader3D Fit Print overlays around the midfoot and extra overlays running throughout the entire upper, parallel to the midsole, offering a bit more support.
Responsiveness Entry-level cushioning running shoe with BioMoGo DNA technology. Premium cushioning running shoe with Super DNA technology.
Performance Both shoes have a high-performance construction: high level cushioning, proper stability, support, and good grip on various surfaces.
Special Technologies 3D FIT PRINT overlays are applied to the upper of the shoe, using a revolutionary screen-print technology, to give additional support to the shoe without sacrificing its weight and flexibility.

BioMoGo DNA midsole cushioning technology dynamically adapts to your stride, keeping you on cruise control, mile after mile.

Brooks Omega Flex Grooves make the sole unit more flexible.

Profile Sock liner gives extra cushioning from the inside.

Segmented Crash Pad adapts to each foot fall, giving a smooth ride and heel-to-toe transition.

3D FIT PRINT overlays are applied to the upper of the shoe, using a revolutionary screen-print technology, to give additional support to the shoe without sacrificing its weight and flexibility.

Super DNA midsole cushioning technology provides 25% more adaptable cushioning than our standard DNA midsole.

Brooks Omega Flex Grooves make the sole unit more flexible.

Fixed S-257 Cushole insole keeps feet in place.

Segmented Crash Pad along with the Plush Transition Zone gives smooth heel-to-toe transition.

Size The Brooks Ghost 10 comes in standard shoe sizes in narrow, medium, and wide widths both for men and women.

Men: B, D, 2E; women: 2A, B, D.

Not true to size (runs a half size smaller).

The Brooks Glycerin 15 comes in standard shoe sizes in narrow, medium, and wide widths both for men and women.

Men: B, D, 2E; women: 2A, B, D.

Not true to size (runs a half size smaller).

Weight Women’s – 241g

Men’s – 284g

Women’s – 249g

Men’s – 303g

  1. Design

Brooks Ghost 10 and Brooks Glycerin 15

Brooks Ghost 10 and Brooks Glycerin 15

Both models have been updated a lot in terms of external design comparing to their predecessors so that you’ll find a much wider choice of colorways in Ghost 10 and Glycerin 15 both for men and women. Also, the sneakers have a sleek, non-bulky aerodynamic look.

1.1 The Upper

The upper of Brooks Ghost 10 and Glycerin 15 is made of breathable engineered mesh, which is a guarantee of high-level moisture-management and odor-free running experience. Also, both models feature 3D Fit Print overlays around the midfoot, which deliver a better fit and a lightweight, seamless support. However, the overlays of the Glycerin 15 are slightly wider, and this shoe also has extra overlays throughout the entire upper, parallel to the midsole.

Another cool thing about both Ghost 10 and Glycerin 15 is adding an adjustable saddle construction, which tightens when the laces are tightened, thus the fit is snugger.

Lastly, the Ghost 10 can boast with new guiding eyelets – they’re attached at the top of the tongue, so it doesn’t move from side to side as you are running.

1.2 The Outsole

The rubber outsoles of the Brooks Ghost 10 and Glycerin 15 are well-made for shock absorption, traction, and flexibility.

The outsole of the Brooks Ghost 10 has two kinds of rubber: the HPR Plus in the heel area for durability and extra traction, and blown rubber that covers the forefoot area of the outsole.

The Brooks Glycerin 15 also features 2 kinds of rubber: the same blown rubber compound and strategically placed Ideal Pressure Zones, which disperse impact during the landing phase of the gait cycle.

Also, the outsoles of both models have Brooks Omega Flex Grooves, which offer better flexibility.

1.3 The Insole

The Brooks Ghost 10 features a removable Profile Sock liner, which compliments the overall cushioning system of the shoe.

The Brooks Glycerin 15 has a removable fixed S-257 Cushsole insole that also adds extra cushioning and keeps feet in place when running.

1.4 The Midsole

As for the cushioned plush effect, the Brooks Glycerin 15 has slightly “outdid” the Ghost 10. The thing is the Ghost’s midsole is made of well-known BioMoGo DNA foam, while the Glycerin’s midsole – of a new Super DNA foam, which provides 25% more in terms of adaptability to the changes in pace.

However, not all neutral runners really need so much cushioning for their training.

1.5 Heel-to-toe drop

Both models feature a high heel-to-toe drop: 12mm in Ghost 10 and 10mm in Glycerin 15. Nevertheless, the transition is really smooth and safe.

  1. Breathability

The uppers of the 15th version of the Glycerin and the 10th version of Ghost are created to give you maximum ventilation. Made of breathable Air Mesh, they minimize the hotspots, odor, sweating, allowing your feet to breath even during the most exhausting race.

  1. Cushioning

According to multiple customers’ reviews and lab tests, the Brooks Glycerin 15 gives more cushioning than the Brooks Ghost 10, also it offers a good balance between heel and forefoot cushioning. No wonder, as the Ghost’s cushioning system (BioMoGo DNA) is characterized as ‘an entry-level cushioning’, while the Glycerin’s Super DNA is a premium cushioning’ technology.

  1. Comfort

Brooks Glycerin 15 is super comfortable thanks to its good amount of cushioning, the materials are soft so that they won’t cause any rubbing, and the heel area is hugged with a well-padded collar.

Despite the Brooks Ghost 10 is less cushioned, it still is characterized as ‘premium-comfort shoe’ by runners who don’t appreciate overly cushioned shoes. Also, this model has a shoelace holder at the top of the tongue, which was appreciated by many professional and amateur athletes too.

  1. Flexibility

To accommodate flexibility, the midsole of Ghost 10 and Glycerin 15 has been designed with Brooks Omega Flex Grooves. Besides, the upper construction of these shoes is super stretchable and allows for free multidirectional movement without any risk of injury.

  1. Safety & Support

To make the fit even more supportive, safe, and customized, Brooks added adjustable saddle on the upper of the Ghost 10 and Glycerin 15. It integrates with the lacing system to provide you with the maximally adjusted and secure fit. And the 3D Fit Print overlays are applied to give additional support without weighing the athlete down.

  1. Durability

No serious issues with the durability of Ghost 10 and Glycerin 15 have been noticed. However, comparing these two models in terms of longevity, our team of experts has concluded that the Glycerin 15 is likely to run 50-100 miles more than the Ghost 10.

Bottom Line

So, the main differences between these two awesome Brooks’ models are:

  1. Brooks Ghost 10 is lighter than the Brooks Glycerin 15.
  2. Brooks Glycerin 15 has wider supportive overlays, which stretch not only in the midfoot area but all over the upper.
  3. Brooks Ghost 10 has a shoelace holder at the top of the tongue, which prevents it from moving side-to-side.
  4. Brooks Glycerin 15 offers a premium Super DNA cushioning, which is more responsive than the Ghost’s BioMoGo DNA.

All other characteristics are either the same or almost coincide so that it’s just the matter of taste and personal preferences, which model to opt for.

Summing up, our team gives one extra point to the Brooks Glycerin 15 if the athlete is looking for highly-responsive cushioning in a neutral running shoe. However, if the cushioning is not an issue, we vote for the Brooks Ghost 10, as it’s more lightweight but still the same supportive and comfortable.

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