Brooks Ghost 6

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If you are looking for a well-balanced running shoe, I highly recommend the Brooks Ghost 6, these are an ideal option that will stand up to the demands of running. They were named by Runner’s World as “Editor’s Choice” in the Fall Shoe Guide in their September 2013 issue, the fourth straight version of the Ghost to earn the honor. If you have never tried them, prepare to be amazed!

 

 

 

Editor's Pros & Cons
Pros
  • Anatomical Brooks DNA cushioning system 
  • Heel and forefoot Caterpillar Crash Pad 
  • Full-length environmentally-friendly cushioning technology
  • Enhancing full ground contact from heel to toe
Cons
  • Too much room in the toe box.
  • Removal of the mid-foot shank might be problematic
  • Expensive shoes
Comfort
Comfort

Comfort

After spending the past few months in shoes with a low heel to toe drops and minimal cushioning, I realized that Brooks' Ghost 6 Running Shoe was one of the best pairs of running shoes I've ever owned. The Ghost 6 offers "a sweet balance of cushioning, weight, and everyday durability". I loved the soft, smooth ride. No odd pains or ankle strains & my legs were not as fatigued as they had been.
Flexibility
Flexibility

Flexibility

The toe box is tapered perfectly and fits my forefoot like a glove. The heel wraps around my ankle to provide support but allow for good movement. An Additional padding around the heel and collar keep the shoe securely in place and prevent uncomfortable rubbing or chafing. In addition, The Brook Ghost 6 features no-sew overlays in the forefoot which reduces potential friction spots and helps to structure the fit. I like a wider room toe box than most Nike shoes afford and have normal pronation with only minimal heel strike. My only complaint is they were a little too tight in the toe. My big toes developed small blisters on the outside corners. If your feet run a little long, I might recommend ordering a half size up.
Breathability
Breathability

Breathability

With a waterproof, breathable GORE-TEX membrane keeps your feet dry and comfortable. Some of the materials on the upper have been made thinner and more of the overlays are welded with heat, instead of sewed on, however, the overall feel of the upper is unchanged. As in previous editions, the upper controls heat and moisture well, even though rainy runs, and be quickly dried.
Durability
Durability

Durability

I found the sole unit of the Ghost 6 to be extremely durable, as in previous versions. It holds up well through the miles on pavement, even uneven, rocky paths, and cracked non-technical trails, and on the track. The Ghost 5 lasted comfortably for about 450 miles and the Ghost 6 seem to have the same capability.
Responsiveness
Responsiveness

Responsiveness

The Ghost’s sole unit in this version has a significant update that enhances the more responsive ride. The caterpillar crash pad has again been extended, wrapping all around the heel. The indentations in the crash pad are designed to extend as the shoe makes contact, helping the running feel the ground and making for a more responsive ride and adding additional shock absorption.
Stability
Stability

Stability

I overpronate and have slightly low arches, and feel safe in these. However, I think that this shoe is lighter than the other versions of the Ghosts, but it seems to be less stable than others.
Weight
Weight

Weight

For a moderately lightweight shoe, they have great cushioning suited to long runs. I was surprised by how heavy they were in my hands, at the first sight, I thought the sole seemed too big, however, when running into them; they were really a lightweight product.
Style
Style

Style

Brooks always offers a nice style for each product. The style is simple but attractive, the color is easy on the eyes. I am perfectly conquered by nice looking of this running shoe line. I’m sure that many customers also have the same idea as me.
Price
Price

Price

This is the newest edition of Brooks’ best-selling neutral shoe. Brooks Ghost 6 Running Shoe is considered an expensive product. For me, however, t's deserves that price. Because it gives me a high-quality pair of shoes, a comfortable feeling when run, creates more motivation for me to run harder.
Ground feel
Ground feel

Ground feel

The change that I notice at the first sight is that the plastic shank located just under the arch has been removed and that the sole unit is now flat. Because of this change, the shoe makes full ground contact from heel to toe.
Key Features
Key Features

Key Features

- Synthetic
- Rubber sole
- Weight: 10.4 oz.
- Profile (Heel): 34.6 mm
- Profile (Forefoot): 24.1 mm
- Drop from heel to forefoot: 10.5 mm
Bottom line

Bottom line

Finally, the Ghost 6 is an extremely well-balanced shoe—striking the perfect mix of cushioning, without heavyweight and support without sacrificing responsiveness or smoothness. The shoe is suited to daily training and for high mileage runs. Purchasing the Brooks’ products, you not only satisfy yourself but also contribute to protecting our environment thanks to its environmentally-friendly cushioning system. Recommended: Good running shoes for women