Women's Ghost 5

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Can you say THREE-peat? Like the Ghost 3 and 4, the Ghost 5 was deemed "Editor’s Choice" in Runner’s World’s Fall 2012 Shoe Guide in the September issue. Runner’s World described the Ghost 5 as "a versatile shoe that can handle whatever workouts you throw at it" and noting that the Ghost "remains fairly lightweight with a soft heel and relatively firm forefoot, which gives wearers a fast feel.” One wear tester said “I didn’t have that 'squishy' feeling I sometimes experience with cushioned shoes." Another said, "The Ghost 5 has excellent cushioning—cement feels like blacktop, blacktop feels like grass, grass feels like clouds! I was able to feel the ground just fine for a strong ride."

We say the Ghost 5 is so supremely smooth and impeccably balanced, it’s scary. We took the best of the award-winning Ghost 3 and 4 designs, built in new innovations, and then merged it all with striking colors and patterns. This shoe hits the sweet spot for a wide range of Neutral runners with a finely crafted Segmented Crash Pad and anatomical Brooks DNA.


The Ghost 5 is disappearing into the netherworld, and we may not have your size. For a wider selection, check out the award-winning Ghost 6. Can you say Four-peat?


Love the Ghost but hate running in the rain? The Ghost 6 GTX is also available. Everything you love about the Ghost, but with a waterproof, breathable GORE-TEX® membrane to keep your feet dry and comfortable. No more blaming it on the rain!

  • Pronation: None/Normal
  • Platform: Universal Platform
  • Surface: Road/Track
  • Arch: Medium, High
  • Body Build: Small, Medium, Large
  • DNA Layout: Anatomical DNA Layout
  • Water-Resistent: No
  • Waterproof: No

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4.3

(based on 167 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (101)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (38)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (11)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (7)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (10)

86%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Comfortable (144)
  • Cushions impact (131)
  • Lightweight (112)
  • Arch support (91)
  • Good traction (87)

Cons

  • Wears quickly (18)
  • Heavy (8)
  • Uncomfortable (8)
  • Poor arch support (7)
  • Narrow / tight (5)

Best Uses

  • Dry conditions (80)
  • Walking (73)
  • Distance / endurance (66)
  • Gym (63)
  • Trail running (28)
    • Sizing:
    • Feels full size too small

       

      Feels half size too small

       

      Feels true to size

       

      91% 

      (149 reviews)

      Feels half size too big

       

      Feels full size too big

       
    • Width:
    • Feels too narrow

       

      Feels true to width

       

      93% 

      (151 reviews)

      Feels too wide

       
    • Arch Type:
    • Average arch (120), High arch (22), Low arch (7)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Enthusiast (80), Casual/ recreational (48), Gym rat (28), Rarely work out (7)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (156), Yes (5)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

This feels awesome but...

I exchanged out my Dyad 7's for this because the Dyad made my left foot go numb a bit after 11 minutes.

This is much more comfy but I had...Read complete review

I exchanged out my Dyad 7's for this because the Dyad made my left foot go numb a bit after 11 minutes.

This is much more comfy but I had to go to a wide to accommodate for longer runs even though I measure as normal width. Ran in it for 20 minutes, felt a lot better than the Glycerin on my shins BUT because I had to go wider to allow for foot room I slipped a bit in them and the inside seam on the shoes (outter edge) kind of was uncomfortable where the sole meets the side of the shoe.

If you have narrow feet this would be perfect because you probably won't have to do wide.

Also please note I am a jogger on the front of the foot ( mid foot striker) as opposed to a full foot runner so this is why we had to give me more room in the shoe. If you run full foot this is a great shoe because the heel is super cushioned.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Bad Product

Used this shoe for two months and the top inside split apart! less than 120 miles on the shoe and Brooks tells me it is within their expected mileage. Then I was told that ...Read complete review

Used this shoe for two months and the top inside split apart! less than 120 miles on the shoe and Brooks tells me it is within their expected mileage. Then I was told that it was the way I was walking. Well after 18 years of walking 5 times a week for about 15-20 miles a week, you would think if I couldn't walk properly all the other brands would have had problems and I physically would also! I was told this was a great brand of shoe. Well, first pair of Brooks probably last pair of Brooks.

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4.0

Great Shoe!

By RTurner

from Mississippi

About Me Avid Athlete

Pros

  • Comfortable

Cons

  • Poor Traction

Best Uses

  • Endurance Training

Had trouble with feet hurting on long runs. Great fit. Comfortable but needs a little breaking in but definitely satisfied!

  • Sizing:
  • Feels true to size
  • Width:
  • Feels true to width
  • Arch Type:
  • Average Arch
  • Was this a gift?:
  • No

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4.0

Great running shoe

By Rnj

from Pismo Beach, Ca

About Me Avid Athlete

Pros

  • Comfortable
  • Lightweight

Cons

  • Poor Arch Support

Best Uses

  • Gym
  • Walking

Mostly treadmill running

  • Sizing:
  • Feels true to size
  • Width:
  • Feels true to width
  • Arch Type:
  • High Arch
  • Was this a gift?:
  • No

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5.0

These shoes are the best ever!!!!!

By Rosie

from Washington State

About Me Casual/ Recreational

Pros

  • Comfortable
  • Cushions Impact
  • Durable
  • Good Arch Support
  • Good Traction
  • Lightweight
  • Responsive

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Running On Asphalt

    When the shoes arrived and I put them on for my daily run, I ran 6 miles without a hitch. They had great arch support, awesome cushion in the heel and an overall fit for my foot. I would buy another pair today.

    • Sizing:
    • Feels true to size
    • Width:
    • Feels true to width
    • Arch Type:
    • Average Arch
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No

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    4.0

    Great Sneaker

    By Mishi

    from Thompson Ct

    About Me Avid Athlete

    Pros

    • Comfortable
    • Durable
    • Good Arch Support
    • Lightweight

    Cons

    • Wears Quickly

    Best Uses

    • Dry Weather
    • Trail Running

    I have been running for 4 years, 5 days a week and the most comfortable sneakers for me are the Brooks brand.

    • Sizing:
    • Feels true to size
    • Width:
    • Feels true to width
    • Arch Type:
    • High Arch
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No

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    5.0

    Great Shoe!

    By LT

    from Virginia

    About Me Casual/ Recreational

    Pros

    • Comfortable
    • Cushions Impact
    • Durable
    • Good Arch Support
    • Good Traction
    • Great After Ankle Sprain

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Dry Weather

      Great shoe! Just buy it a 1/2 size too big.

      • Sizing:
      • Feels half size too small
      • Width:
      • Feels true to width
      • Arch Type:
      • Average Arch
      • Was this a gift?:
      • No

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      5.0

      Best fitting shoe ever

      By bevdeck

      from Goldsboro, NC

      About Me Avid Athlete

      Pros

      • Comfortable
      • Cushions Impact
      • Durable
      • Good Arch Support
      • Good Traction
      • Lightweight
      • Pronation Control
      • Responsive

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Dry Weather
        • Endurance Training
        • Walking
        • Wet Weather

        Best fitting shoe I have ever worn. Will keep wearing it until Brooks stops making it.

        • Sizing:
        • Feels true to size
        • Width:
        • Feels true to width
        • Arch Type:
        • High Arch
        • Was this a gift?:
        • No

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        5.0

        Great shoes for long distance!

        By Hannah

        from New Jersey

        About Me Avid Athlete

        Pros

        • Comfortable
        • Cushions Impact
        • Durable
        • Good Traction

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Endurance Training

          I love these shoes. I am on my second pair of Ghost 5s. In between half marathons, I purchased the Brooks Ravenna, but I found them a bit too clunky and they wore out faster than expected. So of course I came back to the Ghost! They are perfect for running long distances and have great cushion. I love the width (my foot is on the wide side).

          • Sizing:
          • Feels true to size
          • Width:
          • Feels true to width
          • Arch Type:
          • Average Arch
          • Was this a gift?:
          • No

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          5.0

          I'M BAAAACK

          By Kiki the Slacker

          from NY, NY

          About Me Rarely Work Out

          Pros

          • Comfortable
          • Cushions Impact
          • Durable
          • Good Arch Support
          • Good Traction
          • Lightweight
          • Pronation Control
          • Responsive

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Dry Weather
            • Endurance Training
            • Gym
            • Walking
            • Wet Weather
            • With Orthotics/Inserts

            My first pair of BROOKS in about 25 years! They are still as comfortable as ever.

            • Sizing:
            • Feels true to size
            • Width:
            • Feels true to width
            • Arch Type:
            • Average Arch
            • Was this a gift?:
            • No

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            5.0

            Love this shoe

            By jpkluge

            from Fort Worth, TX

            About Me Gym Rat

            Pros

            • Comfortable
            • Cushions Impact
            • Durable
            • Good Arch Support
            • Good Traction
            • Lightweight
            • Pronation Control
            • Responsive

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Dry Weather
              • Walking
              • Wet Weather
              • With Orthotics/Inserts

              I use these for aerobics as well as on the treadmill - great shoe overall!

              • Sizing:
              • Feels true to size
              • Width:
              • Feels true to width
              • Arch Type:
              • Average Arch
              • Was this a gift?:
              • No

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              5.0

              Great shoe

              By Chill1229

              from New York

              About Me Avid Athlete

              Pros

              • Comfortable
              • Cushions Impact
              • Flexible
              • Good Traction
              • Lightweight
              • Responsive

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Dry Weather
                • Endurance Training

                I bought these 1/2 size smaller than my usual size (I used the brooksrunning.com size finder) and they fit perfectly. First run was a 20miler and they felt great, no break in and no blisters! I will certainly buy these again!

                • Sizing:
                • Feels half size too big
                • Width:
                • Feels true to width
                • Arch Type:
                • High Arch
                • Was this a gift?:
                • No

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