Brooks Glycerin 12 Named Best Neutral Shoe in Running Network, LLC 2014 Fall Shoe Review

The Brooks Glycerin 12 has been named the Best Neutral Shoe for the Running Network LLC's 2014 Fall Shoe Review. The RN Fall Shoe Review insert is distributed September 1-November 1 via print, digital, and social media platforms. An archive of our reviews can be found at

To download the above review, please click here:BrooksGlycerinBestNeutral.pdf


October 27 , 2014                                 Contact: Larry Eder, [email protected]

Brooks Glycerin 12 Named Best Neutral Shoe in Running Network, LLC 2014 Fall Shoe Review

SAN JOSE - The Brooks Glycerin 12 took top honors in the Neutral category of the Running Network, LLC 2014 Fall Shoe Review.

"The Running Network shoe reviews have, since 1998, provided the consumer with a great series of options for finding the shoe that best fits their needs. From the tiniest of brands to the global leaders, Cregg Weinmann works hard to find you a shoe that makes sense for your feet," noted Larry Eder, publishing director of Fortius Media Group, LLC.

The review process begins with carefully matching the shoes to the motion, foot shape, and footstrike of hundreds of wear testers. Testers evaluate and report on seven key performance characteristics throughout the 100-mile testing process. Data from the testers is entered into a software system developed by Cregg Weinmann, Fortius Media Group's RN footwear reviewer, to produce a winner in each category.

"For the Fall Review, testers piled on hundreds of marathon training miles to put the shoes through their paces. This rigorous testing provides the critical feedback that validates the strengths of shoes from the various brands. The small differences between shoes are carefully compared within a matrix of features, price, and performance to determine the category winners," said Weinmann. "Runners need to recognize that the general categorization of the shoes is only a starting point for them, and their needs should be their top consideration. The parity between brands has never been as close as it is now, meaning it's more important than ever to find the shoes that fit and function best for you."

"Round 12 of Brooks' premium Neutral shoe, the Glycerin, features some dramatic changes. The reshaped drop geometry provides a smoother touchdown and the heel is narrowed and beveled into a rounded shape. The forefoot is flatter and flares to a wide platform, with a pronounced toe spring. A great fit is aided by a gusseted tongue, smooth stretch lining, and 3D printed overlays. A new foam, Super DNA, makes up the midsole. This shoe fits well, rolls with the foot, and cushions the foot from the road, earning the Brooks Glycerin 12 the title of best shoe in the Neutral category" (to quote the Fall review from Cregg Weinmann, Fall 2014).

"Snug fit with better support than my other shoes. Responsive, but not super cushy. They are a little lighter and faster than my normal training shoes," said one wear tester, describing the Brooks Glycerin 12.

Established in 2010, Fortius Media Group, LLC is a media company focused on developing creative approaches to building interest in the sport of global athletics. The Running Network LLC was established in 1986, and has published their Fall & Spring Shoe Reviews since 1998, edited and tested by Cregg Weinmann. The Fall Shoe Review was distributed on a multi platform basis, September 1-November 1, 2014.

Fortius Media Group LLC represents the partners from, as well as new partners on various platforms. The Running Network LLC is solely owned by Fortius Media Group, LLC. 

The complete partner list of the Fortius Media Group  is as follows: American Track & Field, Athletes Only, Athletics (Canada),, AustinFit, California Track & Running News, Club Business International, Club Running (RRCA), Coaching Athletics, Colorado Runner, Get Active!, Greater Long Island Running Club's Footnotes,, Hawaii Sports magazine,, Latinos,, Michigan Runner, Missouri Runner & Triathlete, Running Journal, Racing South,, RunDenmark, RunMinnesota, RUNOHIO, Runningnetworktv,, The Shoe Addicts (digital videos), Track & Field News, USATF/New England's Exchange Zone, Techniques,, The Winged Foot (NYAC), The Winged M (MAC),,, and Youth Runner.

To learn more about Fortius Media Group, LLC, contact Larry Eder at [email protected], or 608.239.3785. 

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