The award-winning Brooks Ghost 5: scary good

Can you say THREE-peat? Like the Ghost 3 and 4, the Ghost 5 was deemed "Editor’s Choice" in Runner’s World’s Fall 2012 Shoe Guide in the September issue. Runner’s World described the Ghost 5 as "a versatile shoe that can handle whatever workouts you throw at it" and noting that the Ghost "remains fairly lightweight with a soft heel and relatively firm forefoot, which gives wearers a fast feel.” One wear tester said “I didn’t have that 'squishy' feeling I sometimes experience with cushioned shoes." Another said, "The Ghost 5 has excellent cushioning—cement feels like blacktop, blacktop feels like grass, grass feels like clouds! I was able to feel the ground just fine for a strong ride."