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Women's Ghost 8

Women's Ghost 8 Balance, Cushion, Lightweight

$120.00 $70.00

Style #120193
The women's Ghost 8 neutral running shoe provides just the right amount of soft cushioning for super-smooth runs. The engineered mesh upper offers improved fit and function, giving you structure where you need it and breathability where you want it. Plus, the upper is now virtually seamless, giving you an even more comfortable, sock-like fit. It's been updated with a new full-length Segmented Crash Pad for ultra-smooth heel-to-toe transitions while it still boasts Omega Flex Grooves for optimized flexibility. BioMoGo DNA in the midsole offers adaptive cushioning and responsiveness. It all comes together to make the Ghost 8 a scary good ride.

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Ghost 8

Features

  1. 1 BIOMOGO DNA MIDSOLE CUSHIONING dynamically adapts to every step and stride
  2. 2 FULL-LENGTH SEGMENTED CRASH PAD accommodates any foot landing and delivers smooth transitions
  3. 3 OMEGA FLEX GROOVES optimize flexibility for a nimble ride
  4. 4 ENGINEERED MESH provides structure or stretch where needed and enhances breathability
Great for road running

Great for road running

Ideal for Medium to High Arches

Ideal for medium to high arches

Weight

Weight 8.8 oz

Midsole drop

Midsole drop 12mm

New colors available

New colors available

Specifications

  • Shoe Category: Cushion
  • Arch: Medium, High
  • Body Build: Small, Medium, Large
  • Platform: Universal Platform
  • DNA Layout: Biomogo DNA Layout
  • Construction Type: Stroebel
  • Surface: Road/Track
  • Weight: 8.8 oz
  • Midsole Drop: 12 mm
  • Support Level: Neutral

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Ghost 8
 
4.3

(based on 434 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (269)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (87)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (28)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (26)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (24)

85%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Comfortable (342)
  • Cushions impact (294)
  • Lightweight (267)
  • Arch support (226)
  • Good traction (205)

Cons

  • Wears quickly (43)
  • Uncomfortable (38)
  • Narrow / tight (36)
  • Too stiff (25)
  • Heavy (19)

Best Uses

  • Walking (234)
  • Gym (152)
  • Dry conditions (150)
  • Distance / endurance (119)
  • Trail running (81)
    • Sizing:
    • Feels full size too small

       

      Feels half size too small

       

      Feels true to size

       

      89% 

      (372 reviews)

      Feels half size too big

       

      Feels full size too big

       
    • Width:
    • Feels too narrow

       

      Feels true to width

       

      88% 

      (368 reviews)

      Feels too wide

       
    • Arch Type:
    • Average arch (309), High arch (76), Low arch (20)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Casual/ recreational (167), Enthusiast (145), Gym rat (95), Rarely work out (11)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (404), Yes (14)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

good stiff

I am a zero drop, barefoot person. I unfortunately suffered two fractures in my right foot recently. I supinate and only 2% of the population do that. That means I roll out,...Read complete review

I am a zero drop, barefoot person. I unfortunately suffered two fractures in my right foot recently. I supinate and only 2% of the population do that. That means I roll out, not in. So after eight weeks plus in a boot I needed to transition into some cushy, neutral stability shoes that would accommodate my neutral insert. I've tried everything out there. I bought two pair of these and they are awesome. I no longer suffer major neuropathy and my orthopedic guy says I've recovered very quickly. So I'm very happy. I'm getting back to normal. I was informed that there is to be no more barefoot stuff for me, so I anticipate buying more Brooks. Great stuff is hard to come buy.

VS

Most Liked Negative Review

 

I want the Ghost 6 back..............

I LOVED the Ghost 6 and thank goodness bought multiples. I wear a wide and was looking forward to Ghost 7 for new colors. I tried it and it didn't work for me at...Read complete review

I LOVED the Ghost 6 and thank goodness bought multiples. I wear a wide and was looking forward to Ghost 7 for new colors. I tried it and it didn't work for me at all, it was too big and too sloppy in my usual size. I waited for the Ghost 8 and it was such a pretty shoes for us wides, I got very excited hoping it would be better. Unfortunately, it just did not fit correctly in the heel. The toe box was roomy, the length was perfect, but the heel was so big no matter what socks I wore or how I tied the shoe it slipped and was uncomforatable. I tried a medium width from another source and it was too small. I guess I have to look for another brand as it seems my Ghost 6 fit is no more.

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5.0

Favorite running shoes ever

By 

from Sunnyvale, CA

About Me Gym Rat

Verified Buyer

Pros

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

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Dry Weather
    • Endurance Training
    • Gym
    • Walking
    • Work

    Comments about Ghost 8:

    I've used the ravenna's before but wanted to go for a little more comfort and this definitely fits the bill.

    • 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 running traditional shoes

    By 

    from Colorado

    About Me Avid Athlete

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Comfortable
    • Cushions Impact
    • Responsive

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Endurance Training
      • Walking

      Comments about Ghost 8:

      I was looking for a regular running shoe after trying minimal drop shoes and becoming injured. These were perfect.

      • 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 Colo, IA

      About Me Casual/ Recreational

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Comfortable
      • Cushions Impact
      • Good Arch Support
      • Lightweight

      Cons

      • Wears Quickly

      Best Uses

      • Walking

      Comments about Ghost 8:

      The only running I do is with my grandchildren. I wear these shoes everyday for their comfort and support. I try on other shoes but nothing compares. This is about my 5th pair and they are consistently the same. In addition, the Brooks website is so easy to use and they have the best warranty and sales.

      • 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

      Love Ghost 8!

      By 

      from Connecticut

      About Me Casual/ Recreational

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Comfortable
      • Cushions Impact
      • Good Traction
      • Lightweight

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • With Orthotics/Inserts

        Comments about Ghost 8:

        I run in the Ghost about five days a week and I love 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

        True to description

        By 

        from Mystic, CT

        About Me Avid Athlete

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Comfortable
        • Cushions Impact
        • Lightweight
        • Pronation Control

        Cons

          Best Uses

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

          Comments about Ghost 8:

          I'm a fast walker, ~12-16 miles/week, on avg. How the shoe holds up, remains to be seen. So far, very comfortable, lightweight, and my orthotics fit inside nicely.

          • 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

          Sticking with the shoes I love.

          By 

          from Philadelphia, PA

          About Me Casual/ Recreational

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Comfortable
          • Good Arch Support

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Gym
            • Walking

            Comments about Ghost 8:

            I have worn Brooks Sneakers, specifically the Ghost design, for several years and my feet have never felt better. These sneakers were fitted to my needs at a local running store.
            Having previously worn nearly all other sneaker brands I have found that Brooks is a far superior shoe. The fit and design make my sneakers feel custom built.

            • 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

            Strapping Springy Clouds To My Feet

            By 

            from Charleston, SC

            About Me Avid Athlete

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Comfortable
            • Cushions Impact

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Dry Weather
              • Endurance Training
              • Gym
              • Walking
              • Work

              Comments about Ghost 8:

              I only run in Brooks and once again, I'm totally impressed. I've just started running in these (Ghost 8) but so far, they have been excellent. Supportive, responsive, and gosh darn comfy! I'm a 15-20 Mike per week runner.

              • 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 them

              By 

              from Maryland

              About Me Casual/ Recreational

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

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

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Dry Weather
                • Gym
                • Walking

                Comments about Ghost 8:

                I have weak ankles and these are very supportive. The arch is a bit high for me but that's because I have flat feet. All around very comfortable, true to size and I think they are pretty cute!

                • 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

                Good sneakers

                By 

                from Honesdale, PA

                About Me Gym Rat

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

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

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Gym
                  • Trail Running
                  • Walking

                  Comments about Ghost 8:

                  The brooks ghost 7 are much more comfortable but these seem good so far, hopefully the 8 will live up to the 7.

                  • 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

                  By 

                  from Stow Ohio

                  About Me Avid Athlete

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Comfortable
                  • Cushions Impact
                  • Durable

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Gym
                    • Trail Running

                    Comments about Ghost 8:

                    Great for running short or long distances! Never a complaint about Ghost.

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

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