Brooks Ghost 14 vs. Brooks Glycerin 19 (2022)

As you can see from the fact sheet below, there’s not much difference on paper between these two models.

The Ghost 14’s cushioning is more responsive than the Glycerin 19’s. Brooks was able to improve the Ghost’s energy return, which was relatively poor on the 13.

The Ghost 13 (2020) has a narrower platform, which translates into less room, especially around the forefoot and toes. However, the Ghost 14 (2021) has a more generous fit with a softer foot lockdown. The Glycerin 19, on the other hand, is also wide and roomy. If you’re not sure, it’s best to try these shoes in-store to pick the most comfortable option for your feet.

Finally, the outsole of the Ghost 14 has more rubber, making it more wear-resistant than the Glycerin 19.

Ghost or Glycerin: which one should you choose?

Very similar overall, we recommend choosing the Ghost 14, which stands out with its more responsive cushioning and better durability.

Side-by-side comparison

Bottom Line
A comfortable and versatile shoe that offers soft cushioning and a flexible foot lockdown
Great overall comfort
Pleasant and more responsive cushioning than on the previous version
Versatile and forgiving shoe
Durable, carbon-neutral, and 100% vegan
May lack stability
Foot lockdown is a little loose
Brooks Glycerin 19
Brooks Glycerin 19
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A nice trainer for daily runs with comfortable and smooth cushioning
Good overall comfort
Effective and smooth cushioning
Good foot lockdown
The wide and breathable toe box
The ride could use more snap
Some runners had concerns about the durability of the outsole

Brooks Ghost 14

Brooks Glycerin 19

Technical Specs

Pronation typeNeutralNeutral
Drop12 mm10 mm
Heel stack height31 mm31 mm
Forefoot stack height19 mm21 mm
Weight (men)283 g/10 oz289 g/10.2 oz
Weight (women)249 g/8.8 oz238 g/8.4 oz
FeaturesRecycled materials, VeganVegan, Wide feet
Release year20212021


OutsoleOmega Flex Grooves, Rubber, Segmented crash padBlown rubber, Omega Flex Grooves
MidsoleDNA LoftDNA Loft, Ortholite
Upper3D Fit Print, engineered mesh3D Fit Print, soft interior lining


Softness (1-5)4 – Soft4 – Soft
Bounce (1-5)3 – Moderate2 – Low


SpeedSlow, moderateSlow, moderate
DistanceMid, long, 10k, half marathon, marathonMid, long, 10k, half marathon, marathon
WorkoutDaily runs, recoveryDaily runs, recovery