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A reliable trainer for the neutral runner, the Brooks Ghost 4 features moderate cushioning and a semi-soft ride.

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The Brooks Ghost 4 contains the makings of what a neutral daily trainer ought to be; fairly lightweight, flexible, and plenty of cushioning. The Ghost 4 incorporates DNA in the heel and forefoot, which results in a custom soft or firm ride depending on an individual’s running style. The Ghost 4 integrates the use of Omega flex groves, which provides added midsole and toe-off flexibility. 

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Weight: 10.0 oz (size 8)

Stack Height: Heel (29mm), Forefoot (17mm) 

Available Widths: 2A=Narrow, B=Medium, D=Wide

How It Fits (based on width B)

  • Sizing: Standard running shoe length
  • Heel: Medium
  • Midfoot: Medium to low volume
  • Forefoot: Medium
  • Toe-Box Height: Medium
  • Arch Structure: Medium
  • Shoe Shape: Semi-Curved

INTRODUCTION

The Ghost 4 is a moderate feature, moderate neutral shoe designed for daily training and high mileage.

CUSHIONING

  • Rearfoot DNA cushioning gel is a highly viscous liquid that changes to become more or less firm in response to each individual's weight, pace, biomechanics, and running environment.
  • Forefoot DNA cushioning gel is a highly viscous liquid that changes to become more or less firm in response to each individual's weight, pace, biomechanics, and running environment.
MIDSOLE
  • BioMoGo full-length midsole offers resilient cushioning and is made of environment-friendly, biodegradable materials.
  • DRB Accel is a thermoplastic polyurethane unit located in the midfoot for balanced support and torsional rigidity.
  • Cush Pod Configuration is a cushioned midsole/outsole design that sets the foot up for an efficient, balanced heel-to-toe transition.
  • Caterpillar Crash Pad is a segmented crash pad that flexes with the foot, offering customized cushioning and stability for a smooth heel-to-toe transition.
  • Omega Flex Grooves enhance midsole flexibility without compromising cushioning.
UPPER
  • Element Mesh is a moisture-managing, breathable mesh upper.
  • Synthetic Overlays are strategically located to provide a snug, secure fit.
  • Element Linings underneath the upper aid in moisture transfer and comfort.
  • Profile Sockliner made of BioMoGo foam provides contoured support and cushioning.
  • Strobel Last with the upper stitched to full length Cushsole S-257, for enhanced cushioning and flexibility and a soft underfoot feel.
OUTSOLE
  • HPR Plus is a high abrasion-resistant rubber located in the heel for durable traction.
  • Blown Rubber in the forefoot offers durability, responsiveness and flexibility.
  • Cush Pod Configuration is a cushioned midsole/outsole design that sets the foot up for an efficient, balanced heel-to-toe transition.

 

Comments: I loved the original Ghost and the Ghost 3s, and the Ghost 4s seemed more stiff to me. I got this shoe as part of my rotation (Mizuno Wave Rider 14s and Nike LunarRacers). I also felt the Ghost 4 was forcing me into a heel strike.  It was an ok shoe but I thought the first Ghost was the best version.
From: Linda, Long Beach, CA, USA

Comments: I love brooks and loved the ghost 3. These were different, they felt so good at first but once I got into longer mileage they really started hurting my feet. The bottom of my feet were on fire and I had so many blisters from my feet being smushed in there. I only had them for a month so I returned them and tried a bigger size and they still didn't feel right. I love brooks but for some reason these are not the best.
From: Bibya, Bellingham, WA, USA

Comments: I bought this shoe in hopes that it would help with my shin splints, as a like a neutral and light feel but needed the cushion.  Previous to this shoe I was using the Saucony Kinvara.  I run with a mid foot strike and am a mid distance runner.  I wish I like these, but going from the 4mm drop height (kinvara) to the 10mm drop height (ghost) was just too much.  I'm sure it will work for people who normally use 10mm height or if you use more then it might work better.  Personally, it didn't work for me, but I only contribute that to the fact that it was such a big transition. (read below for more in depth description)

When I ran with them (yes past tense, I had to give them up due to worsening shin splints) they felt fairly light and had good traction.  The feel is good, and their sole is flexible.  Due to the sole flexibility it gives your run a more natural feel, which is great.  The toe box was a bit big for me, but my feet are narrow.  Due to the heel drop I kept feeling myself falling into a heel strike pattern. 


Good: - flexible sole                - durable
          - light feel                     - provides cushioning
          - generous toe box        - true sizing

Bad: - 10mm heel toe drop height
       
Overall, a great shoe if you don't mind the drop height
From: Anonymous, USA

Footwear Performance Characteristics

Pronation Control: What's This?

  • Neutral
    • Min
    • Mod
  • Support
    • Min
    • Mod
    • Max
  • Motion Control
    • Mod
    • Max

Heel-To-Toe Drop (mm): What's This?

  • 0
  • 1-2
  • 3-4
  • 5-6
  • 7-8
  • 9-10
  • 11+