Men's Ghost 6

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Brooks Ghost 6: our award-winning men's neutral road running shoe

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Runner's World Editor's Choice Sept '13 (Ghost 6)

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$110.00 $66.00
Style #110144

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The light, bouncy, and balanced ride of the Ghost has haunted the dreams of many competitors -- and it's about to get frighteningly good. We've taken the transition from silky to ridiculously smooth by removing the midfoot shank and creating full ground contact from heel to toe. The underfoot gets even more love with a horseshoe Segmented Crash Pad that wraps the heel from medial to lateral sides and articulates the laydown. What does all that mean? Looking as good as it feels, you'll fall in love with this friendly ghost.

We’re not the only people who have fallen in love: Runner’s World® named the Ghost 6 "Editor’s Choice" in the Fall Shoe Guide in their September 2013 issue… the fourth straight Ghost to earn the honor. They called out the new forefoot overlays welded on rather than stitched, but really loved “how fluidly the shoe rolls from heel-strike to toe-off." In short, the Ghost 6 offers "a sweet balance of weight, cushioning, and everyday durability" – and the editors say "The lightest Ghost we've seen leaves nothing out." Can you say "Four-peat"? Spooky good.


> See the Women's Ghost 6


The Ghost 7 is now available – now with a BioMogo DNA midsole for a more flexible, lighter ride.
Check out the Ghost 7 >

Love the Ghost but hate running in the rain? The Ghost 6 GTX is also available. Everything you love about the Ghost, but with a waterproof, breathable GORE-TEX® membrane to keep your feet dry and comfortable. No more blaming it on the rain!

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  • Shoe Category: Neutral
  • 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, 2013
  • Weight: 10.7 oz
  • Midsole Drop: 12 mm

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Ghost 6
 
4.4

(based on 186 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (112)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (50)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (11)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (7)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (6)

89%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Comfortable (164)
  • Cushions impact (137)
  • Lightweight (124)
  • Good traction (102)
  • Arch support (77)

Cons

  • Wears quickly (22)
  • Heavy (8)
  • Narrow / tight (8)
  • Too stiff (7)
  • Poor support / stability (6)

Best Uses

  • Dry conditions (99)
  • Distance / endurance (83)
  • Walking (57)
  • Gym (48)
  • Trail running (42)
    • Sizing:
    • Feels full size too small

       

      Feels half size too small

       

      Feels true to size

       

      89% 

      (161 reviews)

      Feels half size too big

       

      Feels full size too big

       
    • Width:
    • Feels too narrow

       

      Feels true to width

       

      95% 

      (171 reviews)

      Feels too wide

       
    • Arch Type:
    • Average arch (149), High arch (22), Low arch (4)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Enthusiast (93), Casual/ recreational (59), Gym rat (29), Competitive athlete (3)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (171), Yes (9)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Stretchy laces not so good

First pair of Ghost 6 after 2 pairs of Ghost 5. Use for work (ER staff) and for jogging 10-15 miles per week on gravel and pavement. Have narrow feet so limited...Read complete review

First pair of Ghost 6 after 2 pairs of Ghost 5. Use for work (ER staff) and for jogging 10-15 miles per week on gravel and pavement. Have narrow feet so limited on color choice in B width but color is OK not great. Best feature is the low price now that there is a newer model available. Compared to the Ghost 5 these seem to make my feet sweat more and more smelly. Same socks and same feet but not as dry and comfy as the 5's. The laces are elasticized which I liked at first but now really dislike as it makes it harder to properly adjust the tension on the laces. I like to cinch down the middle part of the shoe and leave it looser near the top. I find myself untying and either loosening or tightening them a few times a day at work. For jogging they are excellent as expected and not a huge change from the Ghost 5. Bottom line: if you liked the Ghost 5 you will probably like these also. Only down side is the laces and ventilation seems not as good. I will probably move on the the Ghost 7 when these wear out to see if they are better in these areas.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Too firm

The fit and feel of this shoe is good. The problem I have with it is that it's to firm on impact for my liking. I currently run in it and the Saucony Triumph...Read complete review

The fit and feel of this shoe is good. The problem I have with it is that it's to firm on impact for my liking. I currently run in it and the Saucony Triumph 10. The Triumph has a much softer feel on impact than the Ghost. The Ghost however in most other areas outshines the Triumph. I just wish it had a softer feel on impact. Perhaps that's just a personal preference, but I like my cushioned shoes to feel softer. Wish it was as soft as the Triumph, hands down it be the better shoe.

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5.0

Ghost 6

By Pow

from Houston,TX

About Me Casual/ Recreational

Pros

  • Comfortable
  • Cushions Impact
  • I Am On My Second Pair
  • Lightweight

Cons

    Best Uses

      Comments about Ghost 6:

      Definitely worth putting them on. First day i tried them on, i said to myself, light and cush. Im on my seco d pair. Use them strictly for running

      • 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

      Can't go wrong

      By Mike the Runner

      from Lone Tree, CO

      About Me Gym Rat

      Pros

      • Comfortable
      • Cushions Impact
      • Good Traction
      • Lightweight

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Dry Weather
        • Gym

        Comments about Ghost 6:

        Very happy with this product

        • 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

        By Gunz

        from Mt Vernon MO

        About Me Casual/ Recreational

        Pros

        • Comfortable
        • Cushions Impact
        • Good Arch Support
        • Lightweight

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Gym
          • Walking

          Comments about Ghost 6:

          Great feeling shoe. Like very much.

          • 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 at a great price!

          By bcroweou

          from Norman, OK

          About Me Casual/ Recreational

          Pros

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

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Dry Weather
            • Gym
            • Walking
            • Work

            Comments about Ghost 6:

            Most comfortable shoe I own.

            • 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 Matteo

            from Cambridge, MA

            About Me Avid Athlete

            Pros

            • Comfortable
            • Durable
            • Good Arch Support
            • Good Traction

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Endurance Training

              Comments about Ghost 6:

              Second pair of Ghost6. Ran 460 miles in first pair and loved them. Also had two pairs of the Ghost5 that I liked.

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

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