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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Ghost 6
 
4.4

(based on 173 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (118)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (33)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (9)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (5)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (8)

90%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Comfortable (153)
  • Lightweight (137)
  • Cushions impact (127)
  • Good traction (84)
  • Arch support (77)

Cons

  • Wears quickly (19)
  • Uncomfortable (11)
  • Narrow / tight (10)
  • Poor arch support (9)
  • Poor cushioning (8)

Best Uses

  • Walking (79)
  • Dry conditions (77)
  • Distance / endurance (72)
  • Gym (63)
  • Trail running (39)
    • Sizing:
    • Feels full size too small

       

      Feels half size too small

       

      Feels true to size

       

      89% 

      (154 reviews)

      Feels half size too big

       

      Feels full size too big

       
    • Width:
    • Feels too narrow

       

      Feels true to width

       

      92% 

      (157 reviews)

      Feels too wide

       
    • Arch Type:
    • Average arch (131), High arch (24), Low arch (10)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Enthusiast (82), Casual/ recreational (49), Gym rat (37)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (166), 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

Love these shoes

By runtoeat, eattorun

from new orleans, la

About Me Casual/ Recreational

Pros

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

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Dry Weather
    • Endurance Training

    Comments about Ghost 6:

    i'm so pleased with the cushioning that this lightweight shoe provides - makes my runs more comfortable and less clunky feeling (as it did with my previous brand of shoe). they are a perfect shoe for the 4 to 5 days of moderate-distance runs i do, and as long as my strike stays neutral and doesn't need correction, i'll continue to purchase the Ghost line of shoes.

    • 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

    Second pair of Ghost 6

    By Kim likes to run

    from Dallas, TX

    About Me Casual/ Recreational

    Pros

    • Comfortable
    • Durable
    • Lightweight

    Cons

      Best Uses

        Comments about Ghost 6:

        I love these shoes! This is my second pair of Ghost 6s and my third pair of Ghost overall. Imagine my surprise when I saw the reduced price (at 11PM no less) on Brooks' site...from my phone AND IN MY SIZE! I immediately bought a pair and have already walked several miles and run once in them after owning them a week. I love the two-day shipping. My only con for my foot personally is the height of the top of my foot is high (don't remember the official name) and if I tie the laces too tight, I start to have pain after my run. I had this problem with my first pair of Ghost 6 even after changing the lacing pattern. My simple solution is to stand while tying my shoes which helps to not over tighten my laces. I love the extra room in the toe box.

        • 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

        Better than I anticipated

        By preciosaxoxo

        from Fort Bragg, NC

        About Me Gym Rat

        Pros

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

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Endurance Training
          • Gym
          • Wet Weather

          Comments about Ghost 6:

          I began my journey of running earlier this month and the sneakers I had were not working for me. My ankles and shins were always hurting while I ran. My close friend recommended Brooks (she is a long distance runner)and told me that it was great sneakers for running. The very day I received my sneakers I ran in them...WOW! My ankles and shins did not hurt. Unitl now, I have used them for running and for my workouts. It provides me the stability and comfort I need. I also loved the fact that the price was reasonable and did not have to break my bank account to afford good quality sneakers.

          • 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

          This shoe is a treasure!

          By Kate

          from Florence, KY

          About Me Casual/ Recreational

          Pros

          • Comfortable
          • Lightweight

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Dry Weather
            • Endurance Training
            • Walking
            • Wet Weather

            Comments about Ghost 6:

            I bought my first pair of Brooks (also Ghost) over 3 years ago. After they wore out I bought another brand that was cheaper thinking it would work. I never loved them like my Brooks. SO... after finding out I was pregnant and scaling back my full run to partial run/walks I couldn't take the foot pain my other shoes were causing. My husband told me to buy whatever shoe I wanted (great man!) and I naturally couldn't buy anything but the Ghost. From the moment I received them they were a dream! Maybe it's just me but I feel like the Ghost 6 fits my foot perfectly. Now, at almost 6 and half months pregnant I couldn't be happier with my shoes. It's allowing me to stay active and fit with great foot support while I grow larger by the day with my first baby! :)

            • 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

            Fantastic Running Shoes

            By Keri B

            from Charlotte, NC

            About Me Gym Rat

            Pros

            • Comfortable
            • Durable
            • Lightweight

            Cons

              Best Uses

                Comments about Ghost 6:

                Brooks Ghost 6 are the only shoes I buy for running. They are super lightweight and have a removable liner so I can use my own inserts for arch support. They also have great deals that make these shoes way more affordable then some other brands even though the quality is much better in my opinion.

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

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