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Men's Ghost 7 GTX

Brooks Ghost 7 GTX Men's Waterproof Running Shoes

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$150.00

Style #110174

The Ghost 7’s triple threat of balance, cushion, and lightweight materials makes an even bigger splash with GORE-TEX® protection. Get the same sweet fit and feel but with the added anti-soggy technology of a waterproof, breathable membrane in the upper. You'll be a fair-weather runner no more!

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  • Color: 087

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What's New

Ghost 7 GTX

  • BioMoGo DNA Midsole provides adaptive cushioning
  • Heel-to-midfoot Segmented Crash Pad allows smooth transitions
  • Omega Flex Grooves keep you going, stride after stride
  • Adjustable saddle construction gives you a unique fit
  • GORE-TEX upper is waterproof and breathable
Great for road running

Great for road running

Weight

Weight 11.4 oz

Midsole drop

Midsole drop 12mm

Ideal for Medium to High Arches

Ideal for medium to high arches

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

  • Shoe Category: Neutral
  • Arch: Medium, High
  • Body Build: Small, Medium, Large
  • Platform: Universal Platform
  • DNA Layout: Biomogo DNA Layout
  • Construction Type: Stroebel
  • Waterproof: Yes
  • Miles of Use: 300-500
  • Competition: Road racing
  • Launch Date: August 1, 2014
  • Weight: 11.4 oz
  • Midsole Drop: 12 mm

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Reviews

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Ghost 7 GTX
 
3.6

(based on 7 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (3)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (1)

67%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Comfortable (7)
  • Cushions impact (5)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

No Best Uses
    • Sizing:
    • Feels full size too small

       

      Feels half size too small

       

      Feels true to size

       

      83% 

      (5 reviews)

      Feels half size too big

       

      Feels full size too big

       
    • Width:
    • Feels too narrow

       

      Feels true to width

       

      83% 

      (5 reviews)

      Feels too wide

       
    • Arch Type:
    • Average arch (3)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Enthusiast (3)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (5)

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5.0

my feet say "its a great day"!!

By 

from Montezuma Ga

About Me Casual/ Recreational

Pros

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

Cons

  • Poor Arch Support

Best Uses

  • Walking
  • Work

Comments about Ghost 7 GTX:

I am a nurse and spend most of my time on my feet. this pair is a great addition to my comfort level on the job. thanks Brooks!!

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

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(0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
2.0

Waterproof but soggy

By 

from Chicago, IL

About Me Avid Athlete

Pros

  • Comfortable

Cons

  • Too Stiff

Best Uses

    Comments about Ghost 7 GTX:

    I thought having waterproof running shoes would be great, especially living in the Chicago area, and I still feel that way, but not with these shoes. I tried running in these 4 times before I gave up and returned them.

    The mesh lining is not breathable. Often my socks were quickly soggy from sweating in the shoe only after a mile or two. I think its because no air would penetrate the lining. This made for uncomfortable distance running and blistering on my feet.

    I will go back to my wool socks and my original Ghost running shoes.

    • 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

    The goldilocks shoe ..

    By 

    from Seattle

    About Me Avid Athlete

    Pros

    • Comfortable
    • Cushions Impact

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Endurance Training

      Comments about Ghost 7 GTX:

      I am a huge Brooks fan ... and have used many of their models through the years. Radius, Glycerin, Launch ... and now Ghost. I use the standard Ghost and this GTX Ghost, rotating them through the week. I run around 25-30 miles a week, on treadmill and outside. Three years ago I switched to Mizuno Alchemy shoes because the Glycerin model became too narrow for me at the toe box. This Ghost model brought me back, and I cant be happier about it. I am flat footed with a wide foot in the front. All I can say is that the fit is perfect. I dont have a super long stride, so I land neutral. When I get tired I start landing on the heel. This shoe is perfect for that as it has not as much rear cushion as the Glycerin but enough to protect you during training when you are tired without carrying too much shoe. If you are super serious about 5-10K you might be able to optimize a bit running on Launch. This is the perfect overall, training/racing shoe ... not too cushy as Glycerin, not so spartan as the Launch (I like them all).

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

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      (2 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

       
      4.0

      WIDE NEEDED !!!!

      By 

      from Seattle, WA

      Pros

      • Comfortable
      • Cushions Impact
      • Durable

      Cons

      • Please Make This In 2 E
      • Please Make This In 4e

      Best Uses

        Comments about Ghost 7 GTX:

        My husband has wide feet, we can't find a WIDE 2E or 4E pair in GORE-TEX (because Brooks 2E is not that wide). WE live in pacific NW, it rains a lot, for God's sake, please make more Gore-tex products not just one color option, one only pair option & only normal width option!

        • Sizing:
        • Feels full size too small
        • Width:
        • Feels too narrow
        • Arch Type:
        • Average Arch

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        (1 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

         
        4.0

        I would buy this product again

        By 

        from Thebes,Greece

        Pros

        • Comfortable

        Cons

          Best Uses

            Comments about Ghost 7 GTX:

            Great shoe

            Comment on this review

            (3 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

             
            4.0

            Great shoe, ugly color

            By 

            from seattle

            About Me Gym Rat

            Pros

            • Comfortable
            • Cushions Impact
            • Good Arch Support
            • Lightweight

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Endurance Training
              • Gym
              • Trail Running
              • Walking

              Comments about Ghost 7 GTX:

              Same great cushioning as the Ghost 7, but waterproof. Too bad the color doesn't really work with jeans (blue with blue is tacky) and there are no other colors available. I went with Ghost 6 GTX after this return. Ghost 6 has same cushioning as the Ghost 7

              • 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)

               
              1.0

              Unintelligent Sole Design

              By 

              from Madison, WI

              About Me Avid Athlete

              Pros

              • Comfortable
              • Cushions Impact
              • Responsive

              Cons

              • Wears Quickly

              Best Uses

                Comments about Ghost 7 GTX:

                Within a month of purchasing this shoe, the small nubs on the outside of the sole began to wear and even tear off completely. I wore them on both roads and trails, but I did not use them in any way that should have caused as much wear as it did. I think the way that the Ghost's tread is designed makes it much more prone to wear than a shoe with tread like the Ravenna, which is more even and uniform.

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

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