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Runner's World Editor's Choice Sept '13 (Ghost 6)

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The light, bouncy, and balanced ride of the Ghost has haunted the dreams of many competitors -- and it's about to get frighteningly good. We've taken the transition from silky to ridiculously smooth by removing the midfoot shank and creating full ground contact from heel to toe. The underfoot gets even more love with a horseshoe Segmented Crash Pad that wraps the heel from medial to lateral sides and articulates the laydown. What does all that mean? Looking as good as it feels, you'll fall in love with this friendly ghost.

We’re not the only people who have fallen in love: Runner’s World® named the Ghost 6 "Editor’s Choice" in the Fall Shoe Guide in their September 2013 issue… the fourth straight Ghost to earn the honor. They called out the new forefoot overlays welded on rather than stitched, but really loved “how fluidly the shoe rolls from heel-strike to toe-off." In short, the Ghost 6 offers "a sweet balance of weight, cushioning, and everyday durability" – and the editors say "The lightest Ghost we've seen leaves nothing out." Can you say "Four-peat"? Spooky good.


> See the Men's Ghost 6


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!

Runner's World is a registered trademark of Rodale Inc. © 2013 Rodale Inc. All rights reserved.

  • Shoe Category: Neutral
  • Pronation: None/Normal
  • Construction Type: Strobel
  • Platform: Universal Platform
  • Surface: Road/Track
  • Arch: Medium, High
  • Body Build: Small, Medium, Large
  • DNA Layout: Anatomical DNA Layout
  • Water-Resistent: No
  • Waterproof: No
  • Launch Date: June 1, 2013
  • Weight: 8.8 oz
  • Midsole Drop: 12 mm

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4.4

(based on 121 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (79)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (24)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (9)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (4)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (5)

90%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Comfortable (104)
  • Lightweight (97)
  • Cushions impact (88)
  • Good traction (60)
  • Arch support (57)

Cons

  • Wears quickly (12)
  • Uncomfortable (10)
  • Narrow / tight (9)
  • Poor arch support (7)
  • Poor cushioning (7)

Best Uses

  • Walking (57)
  • Dry conditions (51)
  • Distance / endurance (48)
  • Gym (48)
  • Trail running (26)
    • Sizing:
    • Feels full size too small

       

      Feels half size too small

       

      Feels true to size

       

      85% 

      (103 reviews)

      Feels half size too big

       

      Feels full size too big

       
    • Width:
    • Feels too narrow

       

      Feels true to width

       

      90% 

      (107 reviews)

      Feels too wide

       
    • Arch Type:
    • Average arch (95), High arch (14), Low arch (6)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Enthusiast (58), Casual/ recreational (31), Gym rat (27)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (116), Yes (4)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

wow! so impressed!

I work in a factory so im on my feet all day long... I was wearing Nike air max & my feet constantly hurt...even just wearing them an hour made my...Read complete review

I work in a factory so im on my feet all day long... I was wearing Nike air max & my feet constantly hurt...even just wearing them an hour made my feet hurt. So I decided to try out Brooks & man I'm soooo happy I did! As soon as I put on these shoes, it was immediate comfort...I have been wearing them about two weeks now and I am not one bit disappointed. My feet never hurt and I'm on concrete standing about 10 hours a day for about 60 hours a week. BUY THESE SHOES!!!

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

So Disappointed in the Ghost :(

I have a Brooks Pure Flow pair that needed to be retired after 8 months with average of 20-30 miles/week (I know, much too long) I will exclaim from a mountain...Read complete review

I have a Brooks Pure Flow pair that needed to be retired after 8 months with average of 20-30 miles/week (I know, much too long) I will exclaim from a mountain that I LOVE my Pure Flow. Best. Shoe. Ever (for my feet!)So excitedly, I went to a small, independent running store that claims to specialize in finding the right shoe for your foot.

Sadly, they were out of my size in the Pure Flow (both the old and new models) I asked if it was possible to order a pair, and he seemed hesitant and suggested I give some other models a try because they were almost the same. I told him I'd probably need to go to a different store then because my heart was set on the Pure Flow. Why change to something new, when what you have works so perfectly? Well, the associate strongly urged me to try the Ghost, saying I'd find them to be very similar to the Pure Flow, possibly even better for my needs. Since I had the time, and knew these guys know their stuff, I decided, "What they hey? Why not!" So he sized and fitted me, saying that the Ghost would be a great, neutral, lightweight shoe for my very narrow feet. I couldn't run in them at the store, but he let me walk around, and they felt okay-ish. He, of course, suggested I test them on a treadmill before the road in case I needed to return them. Unfortunately, I don't have access to a treadmill so I wore them around the house for several days and finally decided to just go run with them.

Well, that was a huge mistake on my part, as these are the worst pair of running shoes I've owned :( I know they are probably great for many runners, don't get me wrong, but not suited for my feet in the least. I did 5.5 miles on Tues and noticed many issues but thought I'd give them several chances because I knew I'm used to the Pure Flow and it'd take time to adjust. Then did 5 miles on Wednesday, took Thursday off, and ran 3.5 miles today. I just cannot run in these without pain and here's why:

1. They are too wide in the toe box, which causes my feet to slip and slide and I have several blisters after just 3 normal runs. The store associate said they were for narrow feet, but I disagree. Tightening the laces doesn't help much because then the tops of my feet ache mid-run, and they still slide too much in the toe box and cause more blistering.

2. Furthermore, I do not find these to be neutral. I feel like they are somewhat more stability for pronation because I feel like there is too much thick sole on the inside of the foot which causes me to push out towards the outside with each strike (I don't naturally pronate at all) It's difficult to explain, but I definitely feel like my feet pronate out more now. There also isn't enough cushioning on the outside of the foot for it to counterbalance and do that, so my foot is now sore on the outside.

3. Additionally, I feel like they are more for a heel striker since there seems to be the most cushioning on the heel, which doesn't benefit me since I'm a mid foot to toe striker. There's more heel cushioning than there is in the ball of the foot.

4. Lastly, compared to my Pure Flow pair, these feel quite clunky, heavy and hot on my feet. I know this is a subjective statement, but I feel slower and like I'm dragging much more than I do in my delightful Pure Flow. The Pure Flow's were so light and fast-feeling.

In conclusion, I really, really, REALLY wish I wouldn't have trusted the sales person in his assessment that the Ghost are nearly the exact shoe as the Pure Flow. I feel slightly "taken" because I suspect (but could be wrong, of course) that he knew he wouldn't get my sale if I went to another store that had my size in the Pure Flow. Or maybe he merely didn't want to bother with special ordering them, because he kept pressuring me into loving the Ghost right then and there.

Overall, I completely regret this purchase and now unfortunately am stuck wearing them for at least 4-5 months because they're obviously not returnable after street runs. Plus they're too expensive for me to already afford a replacement. I'm somewhat heartbroken that my beloved Pure Flow are now retired for this new Ghost.
I hope this isn't offensive to anyone who loves this shoe. I really, really WANT to love this shoe. I love my other Brooks, and was SO excited to try the Ghost after the sales person's glowing review about it. I just feel like they are not exactly what they were described to me as: not lightweight, not neutral, and not for narrow feet. I'd recommend these for walkers, especially since they have so much heel cushioning, or for runners who love the feel of support, over pronate or have wide feet.

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5.0

Best shoe for arch suppor!

By Susie

from Florida

About Me Casual/ Recreational

Pros

  • Comfortable
  • Cushions Impact
  • Good Arch Support
  • Lightweight

Cons

  • Wears Quickly

Best Uses

  • Walking
  • Work

Since knee surgery a year ago I was fitted with these shoes at a well respected fitness/shoe store. My PT suggested I wear shoes like this as often as possible which I do. I work (teach) in them, brisk walk in them, and just about everything in them. My joints are happier!

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

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3.0

Great shoe, bad insoles

By Tina

from Houston, TX

About Me Gym Rat

Pros

  • Comfortable

Cons

  • Poor Arch Support
  • Poor Cushioning

Best Uses

  • Dry Weather
  • Endurance Training
  • Gym
  • Trail Running
  • Walking

I love Brooks and their shoe line, including the Ghost 4 & 6. I am a neutral runner, a little on the heavy side, and have gone through most of their neutral shoe line trying to find the perfect shoe for me. What I have come to figure out, is that while the shoe offers a considerable amount of cushioning under the insole, the insole itself is horrible, and seems to detract from the heavy cushioning of the crash pad. After running several miles on asphalt, it did not seem as if I were running with a heavily cushioned shoe.

I didn't realize how bad the insoles were until I was about ready to give up on Brooks and switch to another brand, and was talked out of that option by the store and to instead, remove the insoles that came with the shoe and replace with an athlete specific, med-high arch, cushioned running insole in the Ghost first. I was suprised the store was willing to miss out on the sale of a new shoe, and accept the lower sale of insoles, so I thought it was definately worth a shot. The difference was amazing, and after comparing the Brooks insole to the sof sole insole, it was amazing to see just how little cushion (or impact absorbtion) there was in the Brooks insoles. The new insoles have made all the difference.

The bottom line, I love my Ghost 6...with different insoles. I would recommend this shoe to others. I would also recommend that for its heavy cushion line of shoes, that Brooks place more effort and attention on not just the structure of the shoe, but creating a better, more cushioned insole. I would happily have given this shoe a 4 star rating had the insole not been so weak. It certainly detracts from the overall comfort.

  • 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

Happy first time Brooks user

By Floppywalking

from Jersey City, NJ

About Me Gym Rat

Pros

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

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Endurance Training
    • Walking

    I am a long-time runner. I am currently training for a half marathon. I've been a long time Asics user but the past couple of pairs let me down. I suffered from overly sore arches and the balls of my feet/bones of my toes always hurt, even after short runs. I decided to give Brooks a try. I can happily say that my knees no longer hurt and my feet don't hurt. My supination is corrected better in my Ghost 6s. I also shaved off, on average, 1.5 minutes per mile after the Brooks!! So flipping excited! I think I may be a new Brooks fanatic :) Plus, I have huge feet (size 11s) and can never get cute colors in running shoes. With the Brooks Ghost 6s, I got a comfortable running shoe that looks cute and has cute colors! Love it!

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

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    1.0

    So disappointed

    By Judy loves running

    from Boston, MA

    About Me Avid Athlete

    Pros

    • Cushions Impact
    • Durable

    Cons

    • Forefoot Bands Tight
    • Narrow / Tight
    • Uncomfortable

    Best Uses

    • Endurance Training
    • Gym
    • Walking

    I loved the Ghost 4, converting from the Adrenalins when they became less flexible for light runners. The Ghost 5s were a little less roomey and more stiff (More bands)in the forefoot, but the 6s are so uncomfortable for my forefoot now and gave me blisters on the outside of my foot within a mile! Why was the toebox made more restrictive? I love the midfoot support, but give me room in the toebox! I am bummed that I have to find a replacement for what used to be my favorite neutral shoe!

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

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    1.0

    Was only able to run one mile

    By Me

    from Green Bay, WI

    About Me Avid Athlete

    Pros

    • Lightweight

    Cons

    • Poor Cushioning
    • Uncomfortable

    Best Uses

      I had a pair of Ghost 3's and absolutely loved them, trained and ran my first half marathon in them. Got a pair of Ghost 5's..wasn't impressed with them. Thought I'd give the Ghost 6 a try. Boy was that a bad move on my part. I tried them on...they felt good. I went running...was only able to go one mile (maybe 1.5 miles) before my knees started to bother me. I've never had an issue with my knees with all the miles I put on. There seems to be absolutely little to no cushion in these shoes. I went out and bought a completely different brand of shoe & have had no issues with my knees at all.

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

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