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.
Pleasant and more responsive cushioning than on the previous version
Versatile and forgiving shoe
Durable, carbon-neutral, and 100% vegan
Foot lockdown is a little loose
Brooks Ghost 14
Brooks Glycerin 19
|Drop||12 mm||10 mm|
|Heel stack height||31 mm||31 mm|
|Forefoot stack height||19 mm||21 mm|
|Weight (men)||283 g/10 oz||289 g/10.2 oz|
|Weight (women)||249 g/8.8 oz||238 g/8.4 oz|
|Features||Recycled materials, Vegan||Vegan, Wide feet|
|Outsole||Omega Flex Grooves, Rubber, Segmented crash pad||Blown rubber, Omega Flex Grooves|
|Midsole||DNA Loft||DNA Loft, Ortholite|
|Upper||3D Fit Print, engineered mesh||3D Fit Print, soft interior lining|
|Softness (1-5)||4 – Soft||4 – Soft|
|Bounce (1-5)||3 – Moderate||2 – Low|
|Speed||Slow, moderate||Slow, moderate|
|Distance||Mid, long, 10k, half marathon, marathon||Mid, long, 10k, half marathon, marathon|
|Workout||Daily runs, recovery||Daily runs, recovery|
Kevin is the founder and editor of Runner’s Lab. He started running in 2015 and completed his first marathon in Rotterdam in 2016. He’s also worked for Under Armour from 2016 to 2018 and helped launch their running collection in Europe (in particular the HOVR shoes). In addition, Kevin is a 300-hour certified yoga teacher (Sivananda) and uses this experience to run more mindfully with a focus on well-being over performance.