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Women's Ghost 7

Women's Ghost 7 Balance, Cushion, Lightweight

$120.00 $78.00

Style #120161

The Ghost 7 is a triple threat of balance, cushion, and lightweight materials. Hitting the sweet spot for millions of runners, this neutral running shoe for women gives you the stuff to kick back for miles on end, or lean in and pick up the pace. We’ve maintained the horseshoe-shaped crash pad, full ground contact, and omega grooves in the forefoot for the super-smooth heel-to-toe transition runners love. We’ve improved the multi-award-winning Ghost by making it smoother and lighter. BioMoGo DNA in the midsole offers adaptive cushioning and responsiveness. Bigger lugs in the forefoot make the Ghost feel more responsive as you run. And the look? More modern while remaining technical, thanks to the Ghost’s signature color-shift chevron and no-sew overlays. The Ghost may scare off the competition, but it’s plenty friendly to your feet.

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  • Color: 451

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What's New

Ghost 7

  • BioMoGo DNA Midsole provides adaptive cushioning
  • Heel-to-midfoot Segmented Crash Pad allows smooth transitions
  • Omega Flex Grooves provide flexibility while maintaining cushioning
  • Moisture-management mesh upper helps feet stay cooler and dryer
Great for road running

Great for road running

Ideal for Medium to High Arches

Ideal for medium to high arches

Weight

Weight 8.6 oz

Ideal for normal pronation

Ideal for runners with normal pronation

Midsole drop

Midsole drop 12mm

New colors available

New colors available

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

  • 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, 2014
  • Weight: 8.6 oz

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Reviews

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Ghost 7
 
4.3

(based on 165 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (104)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (33)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (13)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (9)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (6)

87%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Comfortable (139)
  • Lightweight (115)
  • Cushions impact (108)
  • Good traction (86)
  • Arch support (82)

Cons

  • Wears quickly (23)
  • Uncomfortable (12)
  • Narrow / tight (7)
  • Poor cushioning (6)
  • Too stiff (6)

Best Uses

  • Walking (67)
  • Dry conditions (58)
  • Gym (58)
  • Distance / endurance (52)
  • Work (30)
    • Sizing:
    • Feels full size too small

       

      Feels half size too small

       

      Feels true to size

       

      84% 

      (133 reviews)

      Feels half size too big

       

      Feels full size too big

       
    • Width:
    • Feels too narrow

       

      Feels true to width

       

      88% 

      (142 reviews)

      Feels too wide

       
    • Arch Type:
    • Average arch (124), High arch (27), Low arch (4)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Enthusiast (66), Casual/ recreational (56), Gym rat (33), Rarely work out (3)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (152), Yes (6)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

LOVE LOVE LOVE the Kaleidoscope

The Ghost 7 KALEIDOSCOPE is totally different than the other Ghost 7 shoes/colors. PLEASE make these shoes forever, I have never been so comfortable running. I'm training for a marathon and am...Read complete review

The Ghost 7 KALEIDOSCOPE is totally different than the other Ghost 7 shoes/colors. PLEASE make these shoes forever, I have never been so comfortable running. I'm training for a marathon and am going to buy another pair now. Bought them on a Thursday, ran a half marathon on that Saturday. Always worn the Ghost but this seriously is the BEST ever.

VS

Most Liked Negative Review

 

A great great shoe with a big big flaw

Don't mistake me: this is a very good shoe. I started training in these a bit less than a month ago, alternating with my old shoes to avoid blisters (an unnecessary precaution since...Read complete review

Don't mistake me: this is a very good shoe. I started training in these a bit less than a month ago, alternating with my old shoes to avoid blisters (an unnecessary precaution since these are a great fit - no chafing or rubbing anywhere, lovely and light).
However: even though I have hardly trained with them yet, the lining around the ankles is already worn through. I have never had that problem on my previous shoe. I cannot believe after 6 or seven shortish (between 5 and 20k) runsthe lining should already be giving way.

This is my first running shoe that does not stand friction. Taking it back to the store tomorrow. A real pity, apart from that, I loved these shoes

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5.0

Love Them

By 

from Richardson Texas

About Me Casual/ Recreational

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Comfortable
  • Durable
  • Good Traction
  • Lightweight
  • Pronation Control
  • Responsive

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Work

    Comments about Ghost 7:

    I wear them to work. They are light. Overall I love them.

    • 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

    brooks did not let me down

    By 

    from Boones Mill VA

    About Me Casual/ Recreational

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

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

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Dry Weather
      • Endurance Training
      • Wet Weather

      Comments about Ghost 7:

      I am training for my second half marathon.I also enjoy doing 5ks throughout the year. I had worn brooks Ravenna the last time and loved them. I decided to try the ghost 7 this time...I liked the way they looked better...and read a few positive reviews. So far, so good. No complaints!

      • 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

      My shin splints are now happy.

      By 

      from Green Cove Springs, FL

      About Me Casual/ Recreational

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Comfortable
      • Good Arch Support
      • Good Traction
      • Lightweight

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Gym
        • Walking
        • Work

        Comments about Ghost 7:

        My 5 year old has gotten me out and going. Problem was my shin splints were causing so much pain I could not endure the walks. I purchased my Brooks and I am back at it and no shin splint pain, major plus. With any shoe you have the break in period, but I have to say, it did not take long. We are walking and running together. It's music to my ears when my daughter says to me "Momma, get your new shoes and lets go walking". At 5 years old my daughter understood the concept of pain before and now none with my Brooks, so exciting. I will be buying my 5 year old a pair very soon. Thanks for this wonderful product.
        Sincerely,
        Jennifer

        • 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

        Love the color!

        By 

        from western MA

        About Me Gym Rat

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Comfortable
        • Cushions Impact
        • Durable
        • Lightweight

        Cons

          Best Uses

            Comments about Ghost 7:

            Great shoes for the gym but also good for just hanging out. So nice to find a shoe with colors that work with outfits other than workout clothes.

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

            Comment on this review

             
            2.0

            For the price of this shoe I'm not impressed

            By 

            from Airway heights, WA

            About Me Casual/ Recreational

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Cushions Impact
            • Good Arch Support
            • The Shoe Has Good Support

            Cons

            • Narrow / Tight
            • Too Stiff
            • Uncomfortable
            • Wears Quickly

            Best Uses

            • Dry Weather
            • Walking

            Comments about Ghost 7:

            The shoe is mostly comfortable when I'm walking or jogging but I find my feet are tight when I'm done and they are a little narrow. I havnt even had the shoe a month and they are already starting to fall apart. The tread is breaking down and a hole has already worn in the material around the ankle. For the cost of the shoe I expected a lot more. I think they have good support but need to be made with better quality materials. I would return them if I could and find a more durable shoe. I only do a few miles three to five days a week they should not be breaking down ike this.

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

            Comment on this review

            (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

             
            4.0

            I'M BUYING MY THIRD PAIR!!!

            By 

            from Charlottesville,Va

            About Me Casual/ Recreational

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Comfortable
            • Cushions Impact
            • Good Arch Support
            • Lightweight

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Walking
              • With Orthotics/Inserts
              • Work

              Comments about Ghost 7:

              Great shoe. I can ONLY wear Brooks because I have orthodontics and I ONLY wear the Ghost style!

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

              Comment on this review

              (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              Favorite running shoe

              By 

              from Pittsburgh, PA

              About Me Casual/ Recreational

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Comfortable
              • Durable
              • Good Traction

              Cons

                Best Uses

                  Comments about Ghost 7:

                  This is my second pair of ghost 7 and I still love them! They work perfectly for my feet - size 8, a little on the wider side but not enough to actually need a wide-sized shoe, average arch. I wore my last pair through rain, snow, and mud, and they held up very well. My old pair (which I've ran over 500 miles in) hardly looks any different from my new pair! I don't have any "cons" - I wouldn't be sticking with them if there were any issues.

                  • 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

                  My first pair of Brooks!

                  By 

                  from League City, TX

                  About Me Casual/ Recreational

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Comfortable
                  • Cushions Impact
                  • Good Arch Support
                  • Lightweight

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                      Comments about Ghost 7:

                      This is my first pair and they are pretty great, everything positive I have heard about Brooks shoes is true. They're light and comfortable, great for this casual runner. I am really enjoying them. Can't wait for my next pair, I'll be slowly phasing out my Asics.

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

                      Comment on this review

                       
                      4.0

                      Love ghost 7, but not 8

                      By 

                      from SC

                      About Me Casual/ Recreational

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

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

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                          Comments about Ghost 7:

                          I bought up the ghost 7 because the 8 was so disappointing. It threw my foot into pronation and felt completely different than the 7. I hope I can hold out with the 7's I bought and that you scrap the 8 design.

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

                          Comment on this review

                          (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                           
                          5.0

                          Amazing shoe!!

                          By 

                          from Santa Barbara

                          About Me Gym Rat

                          Verified Buyer

                          Pros

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

                          Cons

                            Best Uses

                              Comments about Ghost 7:

                              Was a loyal Asics fan, but after spending $150 on the latest gel nimbus wasn't very impressed and after suggestions by friends to try Brooks, don't think I'll be going back to Asics anytime soon. This shoe is super lightweight and provides great arch support. Ran 4 miles with them right out of the box and super comfortable. Love love love!!

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

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