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