Women's Ghost 6

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

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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 Men'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
  • Pronation: None/Normal
  • Construction Type: Strobel
  • Platform: Universal Platform
  • Surface: Road/Track
  • Arch: Medium, High
  • Body Build: Small, Medium, Large
  • DNA Layout: Anatomical DNA Layout
  • Water-Resistent: No
  • Waterproof: No
  • Launch Date: June 1, 2013
  • Weight: 8.8 oz
  • Midsole Drop: 12 mm

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4.4

(based on 147 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (98)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (29)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (9)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (4)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (7)

90%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Comfortable (128)
  • Lightweight (116)
  • Cushions impact (109)
  • Good traction (77)
  • Arch support (70)

Cons

  • Wears quickly (15)
  • Uncomfortable (11)
  • Narrow / tight (9)
  • Poor arch support (9)
  • Poor cushioning (8)

Best Uses

  • Walking (71)
  • Dry conditions (64)
  • Distance / endurance (61)
  • Gym (57)
  • Trail running (34)
    • Sizing:
    • Feels full size too small

       

      Feels half size too small

       

      Feels true to size

       

      87% 

      (128 reviews)

      Feels half size too big

       

      Feels full size too big

       
    • Width:
    • Feels too narrow

       

      Feels true to width

       

      91% 

      (132 reviews)

      Feels too wide

       
    • Arch Type:
    • Average arch (112), High arch (20), Low arch (7)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Enthusiast (73), Casual/ recreational (38), Gym rat (31)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (140), Yes (5)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

wow! so impressed!

I work in a factory so im on my feet all day long... I was wearing Nike air max & my feet constantly hurt...even just wearing them an hour made my...Read complete review

I work in a factory so im on my feet all day long... I was wearing Nike air max & my feet constantly hurt...even just wearing them an hour made my feet hurt. So I decided to try out Brooks & man I'm soooo happy I did! As soon as I put on these shoes, it was immediate comfort...I have been wearing them about two weeks now and I am not one bit disappointed. My feet never hurt and I'm on concrete standing about 10 hours a day for about 60 hours a week. BUY THESE SHOES!!!

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

So Disappointed in the Ghost :(

I have a Brooks Pure Flow pair that needed to be retired after 8 months with average of 20-30 miles/week (I know, much too long) I will exclaim from a mountain...Read complete review

I have a Brooks Pure Flow pair that needed to be retired after 8 months with average of 20-30 miles/week (I know, much too long) I will exclaim from a mountain that I LOVE my Pure Flow. Best. Shoe. Ever (for my feet!)So excitedly, I went to a small, independent running store that claims to specialize in finding the right shoe for your foot.

Sadly, they were out of my size in the Pure Flow (both the old and new models) I asked if it was possible to order a pair, and he seemed hesitant and suggested I give some other models a try because they were almost the same. I told him I'd probably need to go to a different store then because my heart was set on the Pure Flow. Why change to something new, when what you have works so perfectly? Well, the associate strongly urged me to try the Ghost, saying I'd find them to be very similar to the Pure Flow, possibly even better for my needs. Since I had the time, and knew these guys know their stuff, I decided, "What they hey? Why not!" So he sized and fitted me, saying that the Ghost would be a great, neutral, lightweight shoe for my very narrow feet. I couldn't run in them at the store, but he let me walk around, and they felt okay-ish. He, of course, suggested I test them on a treadmill before the road in case I needed to return them. Unfortunately, I don't have access to a treadmill so I wore them around the house for several days and finally decided to just go run with them.

Well, that was a huge mistake on my part, as these are the worst pair of running shoes I've owned :( I know they are probably great for many runners, don't get me wrong, but not suited for my feet in the least. I did 5.5 miles on Tues and noticed many issues but thought I'd give them several chances because I knew I'm used to the Pure Flow and it'd take time to adjust. Then did 5 miles on Wednesday, took Thursday off, and ran 3.5 miles today. I just cannot run in these without pain and here's why:

1. They are too wide in the toe box, which causes my feet to slip and slide and I have several blisters after just 3 normal runs. The store associate said they were for narrow feet, but I disagree. Tightening the laces doesn't help much because then the tops of my feet ache mid-run, and they still slide too much in the toe box and cause more blistering.

2. Furthermore, I do not find these to be neutral. I feel like they are somewhat more stability for pronation because I feel like there is too much thick sole on the inside of the foot which causes me to push out towards the outside with each strike (I don't naturally pronate at all) It's difficult to explain, but I definitely feel like my feet pronate out more now. There also isn't enough cushioning on the outside of the foot for it to counterbalance and do that, so my foot is now sore on the outside.

3. Additionally, I feel like they are more for a heel striker since there seems to be the most cushioning on the heel, which doesn't benefit me since I'm a mid foot to toe striker. There's more heel cushioning than there is in the ball of the foot.

4. Lastly, compared to my Pure Flow pair, these feel quite clunky, heavy and hot on my feet. I know this is a subjective statement, but I feel slower and like I'm dragging much more than I do in my delightful Pure Flow. The Pure Flow's were so light and fast-feeling.

In conclusion, I really, really, REALLY wish I wouldn't have trusted the sales person in his assessment that the Ghost are nearly the exact shoe as the Pure Flow. I feel slightly "taken" because I suspect (but could be wrong, of course) that he knew he wouldn't get my sale if I went to another store that had my size in the Pure Flow. Or maybe he merely didn't want to bother with special ordering them, because he kept pressuring me into loving the Ghost right then and there.

Overall, I completely regret this purchase and now unfortunately am stuck wearing them for at least 4-5 months because they're obviously not returnable after street runs. Plus they're too expensive for me to already afford a replacement. I'm somewhat heartbroken that my beloved Pure Flow are now retired for this new Ghost.
I hope this isn't offensive to anyone who loves this shoe. I really, really WANT to love this shoe. I love my other Brooks, and was SO excited to try the Ghost after the sales person's glowing review about it. I just feel like they are not exactly what they were described to me as: not lightweight, not neutral, and not for narrow feet. I'd recommend these for walkers, especially since they have so much heel cushioning, or for runners who love the feel of support, over pronate or have wide feet.

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5.0

My all-time favorite shoes!

By Tracey

from Bel Air, MD

About Me Avid Athlete

Pros

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

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Walking

    I have extremely high arches, wide feet, and plantar fasciitis; so it's sometimes hard to find a good pair of shoes. These shoes feel amazing on my feet! I normally walk between 6-8 miles a day, and these shoes have provided me with the comfort and support that I need. This is my new favorite brand!

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

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    1.0

    Horrible...

    By Lindz628

    from Suffolk, VA

    About Me Avid Athlete

    Pros

      Cons

      • Poor Arch Support
      • Poor Cushioning
      • Too Stiff
      • Uncomfortable

      Best Uses

        This shoe should not be described as a neutral shoe, there is way too much arch support (and the arch support starts much to close to the heel). I ran 5 miles in these 2 weeks ago and my feet hurt so bad the next day (right where the start of my arch is). I am so upset because I had an old pair of ghost brooks shoes that were great. Do NOT buy these. I ran 7 miles with them yesterday and now it hurts to put weight on my left foot (it hurts to walk). This has never happened to me with any other running shoes I have bought before. These shoes are going in the garbage.

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

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        5.0

        Great shoe!

        By LH

        from Colorado Springs, CO

        About Me Avid Athlete

        Pros

        • Comfortable
        • Cushions Impact

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Dry Weather
          • Endurance Training

          I took my new Ghost 6 shoes out of the box and ran 20 miles in them with no problems. They felt great.

          • 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

          Awesomesauce

          By Cupcake Runner

          from Charleston, SC

          About Me Avid Athlete

          Pros

          • Comfortable
          • Durable
          • Good Traction
          • Lightweight
          • Responsive

          Cons

            Best Uses

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

            Love these shoes! Lightweight while offering some support, great design.

            • 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

            Best Shoes I only wear Brooks

            By JW

            from Ada, OK

            About Me Casual/ Recreational

            Pros

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

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Dry Weather
              • Gym
              • Trail Running
              • Walking
              • Wet Weather

              These shoes are so comfortable. I recently had foot surgery and am back wearing the brooks they are the only shoes that are comfortable and that I can wear. The Ghost 6 I highly recommend and the colors are wonderful together I ordered the dark gray with pink and love these colors together.

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

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