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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: 959

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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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Ghost 7
 
4.2

(based on 83 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (45)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (21)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (10)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (3)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (4)

81%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Comfortable (65)
  • Cushions impact (57)
  • Lightweight (57)
  • Arch support (32)
  • Good traction (28)

Cons

  • Wears quickly (14)
  • Uncomfortable (8)
  • Poor arch support (3)
  • Poor support / stability (3)
  • Too stiff (3)

Best Uses

  • Distance / endurance (33)
  • Dry conditions (30)
  • Walking (28)
  • Gym (22)
  • Trail running (15)
    • Sizing:
    • Feels full size too small

       

      Feels half size too small

       

      Feels true to size

       

      91% 

      (73 reviews)

      Feels half size too big

       

      Feels full size too big

       
    • Width:
    • Feels too narrow

       

      Feels true to width

       

      91% 

      (72 reviews)

      Feels too wide

       
    • Arch Type:
    • Average arch (61), High arch (10), Low arch (4)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Enthusiast (41), Casual/ recreational (22), Gym rat (11)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (75)

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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4.0

Comfortable!

By 

from Israel

About Me Casual/ Recreational

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Comfortable
  • Cushions Impact

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Endurance Training
    • Trail Running
    • Walking

    Comments about Ghost 7:

    Bought these online and they are great!

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

    Comment on this review

     
    5.0

    Last years model but still great!

    By 

    from Garden Grove, CA

    About Me Avid Athlete

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Comfortable
    • Cushions Impact
    • Responsive

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Hills

      Comments about Ghost 7:

      Rolls through nicely providing a very smooth stride, comfortable mile after mile.

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

      Comment on this review

       
      5.0

      Dope Kicks

      By 

      from brooklyn ny

      About Me Casual/ Recreational

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Comfortable
      • Cushions Impact
      • Good Arch Support
      • Lightweight

      Cons

      • NONE

      Best Uses

      • Having Adventures
      • Walking The Earth

      Comments about Ghost 7:

      Looks good, feels good. What more dost thou neede?

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

      Comment on this review

       
      5.0

      Walking in Brooks Ghost

      By 

      from tinley park, il

      About Me Casual/ Recreational

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Comfortable
      • Cushions Impact
      • Good Arch Support
      • Lightweight

      Cons

      • Poor Traction

      Best Uses

      • Dry Weather
      • Walking

      Comments about Ghost 7:

      Used to run in Brooks. Now walking 3 - 4 miles. Loved Brooks when I ran. Love it now. Better fit and comfort than any other walking show I have tried. Didn't think to go to Brooks for a walking show. Should have. One surprising thing is the loss of traction on wet surfaces with the Ghost. The Adrenaline actually had great traction even on icy surfaces when I ran in them.

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

      Comment on this review

       
      4.0

      Not as Cushy as the Ghost 6

      By 

      from St Pete FL

      About Me Gym Rat

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Durable
      • Good Arch Support
      • Good Traction
      • Lightweight

      Cons

      • Too Stiff

      Best Uses

      • Gym
      • Work

      Comments about Ghost 7:

      I'm a big guy and i beat on my sneakers daily. I don't run but i'm very active and I am on my feet quite a bit through out the day. These are my 3rd pair of the Ghost Line. I had been an ASIC owner for a long time prior. I switched to Brooks because I am in the 220lbs range and the ASICs over time were beating my feet up. The local running store carried both brands and recommended the 6. Overall i loved the 6. The Ghost 6 was much more comfortable than the ASICS. The Ghost 7s I just purchased are brand new and not broke in at all but so far they seem closer to my ASICS than my Ghost 6. Much more firm and stiff. In a month or 2 i'll be able to say more but i dont remember needing a transition period with previous pairs. And I am hoping the tread along the outsides of the heel do not break off like with my 6 model. Having said that the longevity of my 6's has been great. I hope for the same with these 7's.

      • 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

      First pair of Brooks, great fit!

      By 

      from Baltimore, MD

      About Me Gym Rat

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Comfortable
      • Cushions Impact
      • Durable
      • Lightweight
      • Pronation Control

      Cons

      • Not Very Breathable

      Best Uses

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

      Comments about Ghost 7:

      Used it for white water rafting and hiking in Pennsylvania. Running in the Ghost 7 if free and fun. Running to work daily 2 miles on average is very relaxing with a good shoe.

      • 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

      i would buy again

      By 

      from colombia

      About Me Casual/ Recreational

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Comfortable
      • Lightweight

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Walking

        Comments about Ghost 7:

        Wonderfull

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

        Comment on this review

         
        4.0

        Spooky!

        By 

        from Southwestern PA

        About Me Avid Athlete

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

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

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Dry Weather
          • Endurance Training
          • With Orthotics/Inserts

          Comments about Ghost 7:

          If you liked the 6, you'll love the 7.

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

          Comment on this review

           
          5.0

          Great Shoe

          By 

          from Leesville Louisiana

          About Me Casual/ Recreational

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Comfortable
          • Cushions Impact
          • Good Traction
          • Lightweight

          Cons

            Best Uses

              Comments about Ghost 7:

              These are the most comfortable shoes my feet have ever been in. I work in a hospital and stand on hard surfaces a lot. I developed plantar fasciitis but these shoes have relieved my pain.

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

              Comment on this review

               
              5.0

              Ghost Shoes Great Gift for Nephew

              By 

              from Fairfax, Virginia

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Comfortable
              • Cushions Impact
              • Durable
              • Lightweight

              Cons

                Best Uses

                  Comments about Ghost 7:

                  My nephew requested these shoes for his birthday.He loves running and finds these shoes to be perfect for exerecising.

                  • Sizing:
                  • Feels true to size
                  • Width:
                  • Feels true to width
                  • Arch Type:
                  • Average Arch
                  • Was this a gift?:
                  • Yes

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