PRODUCT REVIEW: A New Spring in My Step with Brooks Ghost 6

Hello Everyone!

Just ran in my new pair of Brooks Ghost 6s and I must say that it was very easy to run.

Brook Ghost 6 (photo from runningwarehouse.com)

I’ve been training and racing in my Ghost 4 GTXs previously and have had a great time.  My pair finally wore out on me so it was time to buy (thanks to my hubby!).  I looked at all of the neutral running shoes out in the market and settled on the Brooks Ghost 6.

This shoe is totally redesigned.  First off, there is more padding and structure at the balls of my feet.  The arch support is flatter than the 4 GTX, and the sole is continuous.  That plastic piece on the inside of the shoe is gone and replaced with padding. The Ghost 6 also runs smaller so I had to go up 1.5 sizes.  The laces are flat, which does away with any unnecessary pressure on the upper foot.  The upper mesh is breathable enough to feel the cold breeze on my toes.  The new Ghosts are also lighter than my old pair.

My first run with these shoes was a speed work day, and I was a little hesitant until after I finished the first mile of my warm up.  The continuous sole and the nice midsole drop made the run surprisingly effortless.  I didn’t realize how fast I was going.  I could feel more support at the balls of my feet while my medium arches noticed the lower arch support.  My calves were a little sore the next day, but it was expected.

My second run was supposed to be a slow easy run, but I found it difficult to run slower in these shoes.  I’m not kidding.  I think these shoes make me bend at the ankles and put me in the perfect position to run comfortably.

So far, the only thing I don’t like about this shoe is that there isn’t a gray or black version.  I loved my black Ghost 4 GTXs.  “Ghost” means spooky, and black is spooky!  There’s too much white on this shoe for my liking.

I’ll write an update to this review next month so you can get the real skinny on this shoe.  So far so good!

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