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Men's Ghost 7

Balance, Cushion, Lightweight

$120.00 $78.00

Style #110168

The Ghost 7 is a triple threat of balance, cushion, and lightweight materials. Hitting the sweet spot for millions of runners, this neutral running shoe for men gives you the stuff to kick back for miles on end, or lean in and pick up the pace. We’ve maintained the horseshoe-shaped crash pad, full ground contact, and omega grooves in the forefoot for the super-smooth heel-to-toe transition runners love. We’ve improved the multi-award-winning Ghost by making it smoother and lighter. BioMoGo DNA in the midsole offers adaptive cushioning and responsiveness. Bigger lugs in the forefoot make the Ghost feel more responsive as you run. And the look? More modern while remaining technical, thanks to the Ghost’s signature color-shift chevron and no-sew overlays. The Ghost may scare off the competition, but it’s plenty friendly to your feet.

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  • Color: 427

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What's New

Ghost 7

  • BioMoGo DNA Midsole provides adaptive cushioning
  • Heel-to-midfoot Segmented Crash Pad allows smooth transitions
  • Omega Flex Grooves provide flexibility while maintaining cushioning
  • Moisture-management mesh upper helps feet stay cooler and dryer
Great for road running

Great for road running

Ideal for Medium to High Arches

Ideal for medium to high arches

Weight

Weight 10.4 oz

Ideal for normal pronation

Ideal for runners with normal pronation

Midsole drop

Midsole drop 12mm

New colors available

New colors available

Technology

DNA Midsole

An innovative cushioning system that adapts to runners of all sizes and speeds, providing a custom ride.

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Segmented Crash Pad

Made up of fully-integrated shock absorbers to provide cushion and smooth heel-to-toe transition, maximizing the efficiency of every stride.

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DNA Midsole

What is it?

Brooks DNA is an innovative and uniquely adaptive cushioning system. By adapting to your specific weight, pace, gait and running surface, DNA offers customized cushioning and adds a spring to your step.

Traditional cushioning takes a one-size-fits-all approach, but we know that each runner is different. Brooks DNA was developed to continuously tailor the level of cushioning to your specific needs – even as they change during the run.

How does it work?

Brooks DNA is made up of a highly viscous non-Newtonian material or more simply put, a material that adapts to the specific force you apply to it. Part of the brilliance is that this compound was engineered to perform at the molecular level (picture millions of resilient 'nanosprings').

If you looked at Brooks DNA through a microscope, you'd see that it's made up of individual molecules connected in strands. These strands (which form chains) react to the amount of force placed on the foot, dispersing pressure and providing resiliency. Bottom line of this physics lesson: You get tailored cushioning that reacts to your specific weight, pace, gait, movement and running environment – "made-for-me" cushioning vs. "one size fits all."

And, as with all good technology, we’ve taken it a step further (two steps actually):

  • BioMoGo DNA is DNA technology blended with the BioMoGo midsole to provide adaptive cushioning throughout the midsole vs. just in the heel and forefoot.
  • BioMoGo DNA midsole includes an organic, non-toxic additive that biodegrades the midsole 50 times faster than traditional EVA when it comes into contact with anaerobic landfill microbes (otherwise known as active, enclosed landfills).
  • 30% more cushioning than standard midsole materials (gel or EVA)
  • Twice as much energy return for more pep in your step
  • Great performance no matter your weight or running pace
  • Smoother transition from heel to toe

Segmented Crash Pad

What is it?

The Segmented Crash Pad customizes your foot's lay-down to provide amazing cushion and smooth heel-to-toe transition throughout the run.

How does it work?

We know that a key component of maximizing your run is to provide the smoothest possible heel-to-toe transition. The Segmented Crash Pad is one technology we use to achieve this goal.

Shaped like a caterpillar, the Segmented Crash Pad is a midsole made up of independent, yet fully integrated shock absorbers. As your foot strikes the ground, the segments work together to customize your individual lay down to provide the right amount of cushion and seamless heel-to-toe transition for you – making the most of all that effort you put into each stride.

Specifications

  • Arch: Medium, High
  • Body Build: Small, Medium, Large
  • Platform: Universal Platform
  • DNA Layout: Anatomical DNA Layout
  • Construction Type: Strobel
  • Water-Resistant: No
  • Waterproof: No
  • Launch Date: June 1, 2014
  • Weight: 10.4 oz

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Reviews

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Ghost 7
 
4.3

(based on 117 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (69)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (30)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (10)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (4)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (4)

87%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Comfortable (98)
  • Cushions impact (86)
  • Lightweight (81)
  • Arch support (51)
  • Good traction (48)

Cons

  • Wears quickly (20)
  • Uncomfortable (9)
  • Poor arch support (3)
  • Poor support / stability (3)
  • Too stiff (3)

Best Uses

  • Distance / endurance (46)
  • Dry conditions (44)
  • Walking (41)
  • Gym (33)
  • Trail running (20)
    • Sizing:
    • Feels full size too small

       

      Feels half size too small

       

      Feels true to size

       

      94% 

      (107 reviews)

      Feels half size too big

       

      Feels full size too big

       
    • Width:
    • Feels too narrow

       

      Feels true to width

       

      94% 

      (105 reviews)

      Feels too wide

       
    • Arch Type:
    • Average arch (87), High arch (16), Low arch (5)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Enthusiast (54), Casual/ recreational (33), Gym rat (19)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (106), Yes (4)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Great shoe but wears quickly

The Ghost has been my go-to shoe since the Ghost 4. I have run many marathons and I have never had a problem with these shoes. The 7's feel lighter and more...Read complete review

The Ghost has been my go-to shoe since the Ghost 4. I have run many marathons and I have never had a problem with these shoes. The 7's feel lighter and more responsive. My one complaint, as others have said, is they wear vry quickly. Previous versions have all lasted me greater than 500 miles. However, the outside heel is severely worn on the 7's (two different pairs) at less than 300.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Not as good as Ghost 6

I purchased these at the same time as the Ghost 6 and use both for a week alternating days. The third set of days I did 6 miles in the Ghost 6 and then...Read complete review

I purchased these at the same time as the Ghost 6 and use both for a week alternating days. The third set of days I did 6 miles in the Ghost 6 and then the next day did 6 miles in the Ghost 7. I now have two huge blisters on both feet from the 7s. The blisters are in the middle of my foot opposite the arches. I just cannot use these they are too uncomfortable. I returned them and purchased another set of Ghost 6. Not sure what I will do when all the 6s are sold out. Maybe I will switch to a different brand because I just cannot use the 7s.

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5.0

Love My Brooks!

By 

from Ogden, UT

About Me Casual/ Recreational

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Comfortable
  • Cushions Impact
  • Good Traction
  • Has Been Great In Snow
  • Lightweight

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Dry Weather
    • Wet Weather

    Comments about Ghost 7:

    I use two different pairs of Brooks Ghost 7's and rotate them running 3-4 mornings a week. I love the fit and the feel. I like the low profile heel compared to other shoes I have used. They have had great traction for snowy mornings. Brooks were my first serious running shoes and I have strayed a couple of times, but I am back for good.

    • 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

    Comfortable shoes!

    By 

    from Orlando, florida

    About Me Avid Athlete

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Comfortable
    • Cushions Impact
    • Durable
    • Lightweight

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Running On Asphalt
      • Running On Sidewalks

      Comments about Ghost 7:

      I run 4 to 5 times a week on asphalt when I can and on cement sidewalks when I must. I ran in Ghost 6's and bought these as a second pair. I found the 7's to be more comfortable than the 6's and now run exclusively in them.

      • 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

      Nice shoes

      By 

      from Rochester, NY

      About Me Casual/ Recreational

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Comfortable
      • Good Arch Support
      • Good Traction
      • Lightweight

      Cons

        Best Uses

          Comments about Ghost 7:

          These shoes are very comfortable for my feet and do not need time/wear to be "broken in".

          • 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

          Mens Ghost 7 Blue

          By 

          from New York, NY

          About Me Gym Rat

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

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

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Dry Weather
            • Endurance Training
            • Gym

            Comments about Ghost 7:

            5'10" 200lbs life long athlete. Gym rat, adventure racer. Run 6-20 miles/week. Shoes fit great & look great. Love the blue. My foot runs a bit wide & these feel great. Very comfortable. Responsive. Feet feel perfect after a session--sprints, hills, road work or plyo. All good. 2nd pair of Brooks. Actually want another pair in another color. Highly recommend. Get after it.

            • 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

            Good comfortable sneaker

            By 

            from CT

            About Me Casual/ Recreational

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Comfortable
            • Cushions Impact
            • Good Traction
            • Lightweight

            Cons

            • Wears Quickly

            Best Uses

            • Dry Weather

            Comments about Ghost 7:

            The most comfortable sneaker I have ever worn...but the soles wear very quickly.

            • 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

            Nice shoes for distance training

            By 

            from Davenport, IA

            About Me Avid Athlete

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Comfortable
            • Cushions Impact
            • Durable

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Dry Weather
              • Endurance Training

              Comments about Ghost 7:

              Training for my first marathon in the Ghost 7. Great shoes overall... Very happy with the support, cushion and feel of these shoes.

              • 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

              Ghost 7

              By 

              from Whidbey Island, WA

              About Me Gym Rat

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Comfortable
              • Cushions Impact
              • Good Traction
              • Lightweight

              Cons

              • Wears Quickly

              Best Uses

              • Dry Weather
              • Gym
              • Walking

              Comments about Ghost 7:

              The Store provided fast shipping and a quality product.

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

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              5.0

              Nicely balanced shoe

              By 

              from Houston, TX

              About Me Gym Rat

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Comfortable
              • Cushions Impact

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Gym
                • Walking

                Comments about Ghost 7:

                I use the Ghost 7 for walking, running, and gym training (cardio and resistance training). Keep in mind I am not a hardcore runner, but I do short runs (2-3 miles/day) to complement my MMA training program. These shoes have good cushioning and are very comfortable. Plus no hot spots! I cannot speak to the durability, but so far they are wearing just fine.

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

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                (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                5.0

                Nice

                By 

                from Wake Forest,NC

                About Me Avid Athlete

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Comfortable
                • Durable
                • Good Arch Support
                • Responsive

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Endurance Training

                  Comments about Ghost 7:

                  Love Brooks

                  • 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 

                  from Henderson, Nv

                  About Me Gym Rat

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

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

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Dry Weather
                    • Gym
                    • Walking

                    Comments about Ghost 7:

                    love all the shoes.....Rivanna 6 and ghost 7...better than rebok,under armour and nike

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

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