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The Brooks Ghost 5 is a smooth, reliable trainer for neutral runners, offering moderate cushioning and a semi-soft ride.

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Runnners World Editor's Choice Sept 12Feel at ease in the smooth and balanced ride of the Brooks Ghost 5. A mix of foam and gel cushion your feet, absorbing impact so your legs don't have to. Open, breathable mesh keeps you cool on long runs, while a full-length crash pad creates a custom ride with every step.

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Weight: 9.8 oz (size 8)

Stack Height: Heel (29mm), Forefoot (18mm)

Available Widths: B=Medium

How It Fits (based on width B) 

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

INTRODUCTION

The Ghost 5 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 
OUTSOLE
  • Cushsole S-257, for enhanced cushioning and flexibility and a soft underfoot feel.
  • 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.

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Comments: I just bought a pair, so far they feel great! I went to the minimal shoes and started to have problems with my ankles, be careful if you are thinking about trying them. May not notice an issue for a while- it was about a year for me. I will stay with classic running shoes from here on out.
From: Leah, Warren, Michigan, USA

Comments: I have to say I love these running shoes! I ran 9 miles first time out of the box and had no problems at all. I have been running for about 14 years and wore Mizunos all those years. While training for a 1/2 marathon, I was experiencing some knee pain and foot discomfort with my Mizunos. I decided to give the Brooks Ghost 5 a try and couldn't be happier with my decision. Very comfortable, just the right amount of support for my feet, and no pain anywhere. Looks like I will be a Brooks convert.
From: Carol, Midlothian, VA, USA

Comments: I like 2 or 3 shoes to switch around for all my miles. I've found this to be great at using different muscles and decreasing my chance of injury. The Ghost 5 is a great recovery/long run shoe. It has lots of support and cushion. However, it to be a bit on the heavy side for faster runs. I'm hoping the next model will be a tad lighter but, keep the amazing support and cushion!
From: York, PA

Comments: I have to say I love these running shoes! I ran 9 miles first time out of the box and had no problems at all. I have been running for about 14 years and wore Mizunos all those years. While training for a 1/2 marathon, I was experiencing some knee pain and foot discomfort with my Mizunos. I decided to give the Brooks Ghost 5 a try and couldn't be happier with my decision. Very comfortable, just the right amount of support for my feet, and no pain anywhere. Looks like I will be a Brooks convert.
From: Carol, Midlothian, VA, USA

Comments: I truly love their stability and comfort. I used to land on my heels while using other brands therefore i was starting to feel my knees a bit. Since i switched to Brooks Ghost 5 i can run longer distances without feeling any pain... i'm really happy
From: Patricia, Miami, FL, USA

Comments: I have plantar fasciaitis and im on my feet 12hrs a day. this particular model fits my foot like a glove, giving me good cushion and extra stability on both anterior and lateral sides of my feet. 
From: Anonymous

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+