Brooks Ghost 14, Neutral Road Running Shoes

Running Shoe Reviews
Brooks Ghost 14, Neutral Road Running Shoes

Category

Neutral Road Running Shoes

Summary

Average Weight: Men's 278g / Women's 249g
Offset: 12mm

Known for their soft cushioning, snug feel and simplistic overall design, the Ghost 15 is a great option as a traditional daily running shoe. 

Men's Brooks Ghost 15
£130.00

Women's Brooks Ghost 15
£130.00

Features:

  • 100% DNA LOFT 2 cushioning tech in the midsole.
  • Wide fitting toe box (men's 2E, women's D are wide fittings)
  • Segmented Crash Pad on the outsole for a smooth flowing ride
  • 71% of recycled materials are used on tongue and 89% on vamp mesh
  • Offset: 12mm
  • Weight: 249g
Women's Brooks Ghost 14
Women's Brooks Ghost 14

Pros:

  • Strips of reflective material featured on various areas of the shoe.
  • Moderate cushioning, very comfy for everyday wear and longer runs!
  • Provides a smooth ride from back to front.
  • The heel, midfoot, and toe box are all moderate in width without significant variation.
  • Built for longevity-up to 400 miles approx.
  • Made from carbon-neutral materials.

Cons:

  • Lacks some contour control especially in the midfoot and heel. May lack in stability.
  • Side of shoes where the calcaneus bone is situated feels slightly irritating at first. But after some time wearing them, this becomes not at all noticeable during my runs.
  • The tongue is still not gusseted, so it slides laterally. The premium tongue gusset is only featured on the top of the range – the Glycerin.

In Testing

After trying them on in the house for about 30 minutes, the shoes felt fine in terms of comfort and fit – so I went outside to test them out further. I predominantly focus on landing on my midfoot and so because of the slightly firmer midsole cushioning, I found these shoes to feel very comfortable. This showed me that due to more of a natural stability, I was able to toe off more confidently (with the segmented crash pads on the outsole).

These shoes also function well for standing and walking around in due to the construction of the midsole, which is a little firmer but not overall soft. This felt comfortable as I have slightly fallen arches, but don’t require much support during heavy impact running.


Verdict

The Brooks Ghost 15 is a shoe that is suitable for those who require a consistent, traditional and smoother ride for their runs. It provides all the necessities for a neutral running shoe. Give them a try!

Men's Brooks Ghost 15
£130.00

Men's Brooks Ghost 15 4E Extra Wide
£130.00

Men's Brooks Ghost 15 2E Wide
£130.00

Women's Brooks Ghost 15
£130.00

Women's Brooks Ghost 15 D Wide
£130.00

Women's Brooks Ghost 15 D Wide
£130.00

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