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Women's Ghost 7

Women's Ghost 7 Balance, Cushion, Lightweight

$120.00 $78.00

Style #120161

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 women 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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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 8.6 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: 8.6 oz

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Ghost 7
 
4.3

(based on 223 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (142)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (44)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (17)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (13)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (7)

87%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Comfortable (185)
  • Lightweight (153)
  • Cushions impact (148)
  • Good traction (113)
  • Arch support (110)

Cons

  • Wears quickly (27)
  • Uncomfortable (16)
  • Narrow / tight (9)
  • Poor arch support (8)
  • Poor cushioning (8)

Best Uses

  • Walking (95)
  • Dry conditions (79)
  • Gym (76)
  • Distance / endurance (74)
  • Work (36)
    • Sizing:
    • Feels full size too small

       

      Feels half size too small

       

      Feels true to size

       

      85% 

      (184 reviews)

      Feels half size too big

       

      Feels full size too big

       
    • Width:
    • Feels too narrow

       

      Feels true to width

       

      89% 

      (196 reviews)

      Feels too wide

       
    • Arch Type:
    • Average arch (164), High arch (37), Low arch (8)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Enthusiast (83), Casual/ recreational (81), Gym rat (46), Rarely work out (4)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (209), Yes (6)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

LOVE LOVE LOVE the Kaleidoscope

The Ghost 7 KALEIDOSCOPE is totally different than the other Ghost 7 shoes/colors. PLEASE make these shoes forever, I have never been so comfortable running. I'm training for a marathon and am...Read complete review

The Ghost 7 KALEIDOSCOPE is totally different than the other Ghost 7 shoes/colors. PLEASE make these shoes forever, I have never been so comfortable running. I'm training for a marathon and am going to buy another pair now. Bought them on a Thursday, ran a half marathon on that Saturday. Always worn the Ghost but this seriously is the BEST ever.

VS

Most Liked Negative Review

 

A great great shoe with a big big flaw

Don't mistake me: this is a very good shoe. I started training in these a bit less than a month ago, alternating with my old shoes to avoid blisters (an unnecessary precaution since...Read complete review

Don't mistake me: this is a very good shoe. I started training in these a bit less than a month ago, alternating with my old shoes to avoid blisters (an unnecessary precaution since these are a great fit - no chafing or rubbing anywhere, lovely and light).
However: even though I have hardly trained with them yet, the lining around the ankles is already worn through. I have never had that problem on my previous shoe. I cannot believe after 6 or seven shortish (between 5 and 20k) runsthe lining should already be giving way.

This is my first running shoe that does not stand friction. Taking it back to the store tomorrow. A real pity, apart from that, I loved these shoes

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4.0

Love my new shoes

By 

from Denver, CO

About Me Casual/ Recreational

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Comfortable
  • Cushions Impact
  • Lightweight

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Dry Weather
    • Gym
    • Walking

    Comments about Ghost 7:

    I use these shoes for running outdoors and doing DVD workout videos. I love these shoes because they are lightweight and breathable. I have a blog called sophisticatedandsporty.com and I posted a review about how great these shoes are on my blog today!

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

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    (1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

     
    2.0

    A bit dissapointed

    By 

    from Keyser, West Virginia

    About Me Avid Athlete

    Pros

    • Durable
    • Pronation Control

    Cons

    • Heavy
    • Too Stiff
    • Uncomfortable

    Best Uses

    • Endurance Training

    Comments about Ghost 7:

    I bought the Ghost 7 after completing my 3rd marathon. I've worn the Ghost shoe previously and loved it! Up to this point, I always raved about Brooks. For some reason, the Ghost 7 are killing my feet! I run 40-50 miles per week, but these shoes have been so uncomfortable that I can barely run 5-7 miles without being in pain during the run and even the next day. My shins, heels, arches, and the inside of my big toe are experiencing pain. I hate to feel I've wasted money on shoes, but I think I'm going to have to look for a new pair.

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

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    (2 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Love this this shoe!!

    By 

    from Marion, MA

    About Me Gym Rat

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

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

    Cons

      Best Uses

        Comments about Ghost 7:

        I run 3 to 4 miles daily and I live in New England. I don't have any complaints or negatives comments to say about this shoe. I had the ghost 6 before and loved them, so naturally I bought these. I love them!! It feels like I'm running on clouds and the stability is good with great arch support. The shoe is flexible, too. I need that flexibility so my feet won't cramp. Again...great shoe many pluses and no complaints here.

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

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        5.0

        Ghost 7 fit great!

        By 

        from Memphis

        About Me Casual/ Recreational

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Comfortable
        • Cushions Impact
        • Love The Fit Of Ghost 7

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Walking
          • Work

          Comments about Ghost 7:

          The width of the ghost 7 is perfect for the width of my foot. Making it comfortable for all day wear!

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

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          (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          Loving my Brooks

          By 

          from Hope MIlls NC

          About Me Casual/ Recreational

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

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

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Walking
            • Work

            Comments about Ghost 7:

            Recieve my Brooks and Im enjoying them they are very comfortable no pain and no problem.

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

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            (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            Perfect running show

            By 

            from Tampa, Florida

            About Me Avid Athlete

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Comfortable
            • Durable

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Endurance Training
              • Gym

              Comments about Ghost 7:

              Perfect shoe for long runs.

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

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              (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              Loveeee

              By 

              from Pittsburgh

              About Me Gym Rat

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                    Comments about Ghost 7:

                    I just had a baby and I am looking forward to running again... I ran in the Ghost 4s before my son came!

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

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                    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                     
                    5.0

                    Love Ghost

                    By 

                    from Detroit, MI

                    About Me Avid Athlete

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

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

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Dry Weather
                      • Trail Running
                      • Walking
                      • With Orthotics/Inserts

                      Comments about Ghost 7:

                      I rotate 3 pairs of Ghost for my training. Love them so much!

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

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                      (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                       
                      5.0

                      Ghost 7 - Love these!!!

                      By 

                      from Upstate New York

                      About Me Avid Athlete

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

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

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • Dry Weather

                        Comments about Ghost 7:

                        Love these shoes... tried two other brands and tossed them because I have been experiencing severe foot pain after running. Toe box is roomy and cushion is perfect! Lightweight and great traction!

                        • 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 for walking

                        By 

                        from Tampa, FL

                        About Me Casual/ Recreational

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

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

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

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

                          Comments about Ghost 7:

                          I use this shoe mainly for power walking about 12 miles a week. Terrain in flat but muddy in spots. This shoe provides great support and traction.

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

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