Mens Brooks Ghost 3 Running Shoe

Men's Brooks Ghost 3

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Men's BROOKS GHOST 3 :: Newly updated for the ultimate in fit, feel and performance the Brooks® Ghost 3 will make you shiver with delight! Generous cushioning gives the shoe a spring-back bouncy feeling without sacrificing stability, the upper is designed to envelope your foot so the shoe feels like it was custom-made just for you, and the shoe now comes in widths to give you the perfect fit you want. When you wear the Ghost 3, you'll know that great runs aren't just a figment of your imagination. 11.1 ounces

Category Type:

NEUTRAL [?]
If you have high arches and need minimal support, Neutral shoes are right for you. Your feet will guide themselves more naturally through each step for your perfect running gait. When choosing running shoes, find your perfect fit using this chart. Category types are based on factors like arch height, running habits and body frame.

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Features & Benefits:

  • DRB® Accel in midfoot: Single density compound engineered into midfoot for added support and torsional rigidity
  • Engineered Cush-Pod configuration: Midsole and outsole components are engineered to set the foot in an efficient , balanced postion throughout gait cycle, offering maximum stability and flexibility
  • Forefoot HydroFlow®: Forefoot-specific viscous fluid unit enhances cushioning under the ball of the foot, while improving flexibility
  • Full-length Bio MoGo midsole: Environmentally friendly midsole compound provides a soft, cushy, feel that lasts without sacrificing stability
  • Full-length S-257 cushsole: Provides excellent energy return and cushioning on every stride
  • HPR Plus outsole: High-density carbon rubber for increased traction and outsole durability
  • Rearfoot HydroFlow® ST: Enhances midsole cushioning providing additional comfort
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Mens Brooks Ghost 3 Running Shoe
 
4.6

(based on 72 reviews)

96%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Comfortable (65)
  • Cushions impact (51)
  • Breathable (47)
  • Lightweight (45)
  • Arch support (34)

Cons

  • Wears out quickly (3)

Best Uses

  • Road running (54)
  • Distance / endurance (6)
  • Gym (4)
  • Pavement (4)
    • Sizing:
    • Feels full size too small

       

      Feels half size too small

       

      Feels true to size

       

      82% 

      (56 reviews)

      Feels half size too big

       

      Feels full size too big

       
    • Width:
    • Feels too narrow

       

      Feels true to width

       

      96% 

      (65 reviews)

      Feels too wide

       
    • Arch Type:
    • Average arch (38), High arch (27)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Enthusiast (56), Casual/ recreational (9), Gym rat (7)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (62)

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(3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

We Have a WINNER!!

By Mattman90

from NY, NY

About Me Avid Athlete

Verified Reviewer

Pros

  • Comfortable
  • Cushions Impact
  • Durable
  • Fast
  • Good Arch Support

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Road Running

    Comments about Mens Brooks Ghost 3 Running Shoe:

    This shoe fits and feels like a glove. Very light, springy and responsive. Runs are effortless in these shoes. Feels like a part of your foot. Great cushioning all around. I am coming from the Mizuno Wave Rider 13's which were great and I think these are even better. The Wave Rider 14's just suck compared to these. I tried the Saucony Progrid Ride 3's, Asics Cumulus 13's and these and the Ghost 3's were my favorite. The ride 3's felt stiff and heavy, the asics were good, but maybe a bit heavier than the Ghosts, so I went with these and I could not be happier. I am a 5'9" 150lb male neutral (normal-high arch) runner. 1st Brooks sneaks in about 5 years and these are the best ever.

    • Sizing:
    • Feels true to size
    • Width:
    • Feels true to width
    • Arch Type:
    • Average Arch
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No

    (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Never thought

    By Scotty

    from San Diego

    About Me Avid Athlete

    Staff Reviewer

    Pros

    • Breathable
    • Comfortable
    • Cushions Impact
    • Fast
    • Lightweight

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Pavement

      Comments about Mens Brooks Ghost 3 Running Shoe:

      Never thought that I would change from my other brand but this shoe surprised me with the cushioning and performance.
      Right on Brooks!

      • Sizing:
      • Feels half size too small
      • Width:
      • Feels true to width
      • Arch Type:
      • Average Arch

      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      4.0

      Great light-weight shoe

      By Bert

      from San Diego, California

      About Me Avid Athlete

      Pros

      • Breathable
      • Comfortable
      • Fast
      • Good Arch Support
      • Lightweight

      Cons

      • Poor Cushioning
      • Wears Out Quickly

      Best Uses

      • Endurance Training

      Comments about Mens Brooks Ghost 3 Running Shoe:

      I loved the shoe, but on my runs of 4+ miles, my arches would collapse, and my runner's knee would become aggravated. Maybe it was just the injury that kept me from fully enjoying them, but the tread also wore out in under 2 months, 20 miles a week. They were very light though, and I liked the way my foot rolled on each step.

      • Sizing:
      • Feels true to size
      • Width:
      • Feels true to width
      • Arch Type:
      • Average Arch
      • Was this a gift?:
      • No

      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      4.0

      Excellent trainer

      By Mark

      from Boston, MA

      About Me Avid Athlete

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Breathable
      • Comfortable
      • Fast
      • Lightweight

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Endurance Training

        Comments about Mens Brooks Ghost 3 Running Shoe:

        I like this shoe because of its light weight and good "road feel". Your feet get good feedback from the road to help you run with your natural stride. Not that I believe a shoe can make you faster but I do seem to run a faster pace whenever I run in this shoe. The shoe is comfortable and looks like a real runner's shoe.

        • Sizing:
        • Feels true to size
        • Width:
        • Feels true to width
        • Arch Type:
        • Average Arch
        • Was this a gift?:
        • No

        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Overall Great Shoe!

        By Mike

        from East Haven, CT

        About Me Avid Athlete

        Verified Reviewer

        Pros

        • Breathable
        • Cushions Impact
        • Durable
        • Fast
        • Good Traction
        • Lightweight
        • Responsive

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Endurance Training

          Comments about Mens Brooks Ghost 3 Running Shoe:

          This shoe is very responsive but very well cushioned at the same time. If you are a heel-striker, the cushioning in the heel will benefit you greatly. The cushioning in the forefoot is very soft but it does not affect the aggressiveness or responsiveness of the shoe. I have been injured in the past because of my supination/underpronation, but this shoe, along with some effort of my own, has helped to correct my footstrike pattern to a neutral footstrike. I run 60-80 miles a week and it's got everything a runner could want :)

          • Sizing:
          • Feels half size too small
          • Width:
          • Feels true to width
          • Arch Type:
          • High Arch
          • Was this a gift?:
          • No

          (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

           
          3.0

          Decent running shoe

          By jsarasota

          from Sarasota, FL

          About Me Avid Athlete

          Verified Reviewer

          Pros

          • Durable
          • Good Arch Support
          • Inexpensive

          Cons

          • Bulky
          • Lacks road feel

          Best Uses

          • Road Running

          Comments about Mens Brooks Ghost 3 Running Shoe:

          I've been running in this shoe for a few months. I've probably completed 12 runs in them by now, between three and eight miles per run. I also have Zoots, Nike Vomeros, and some Saucony trail shoes. In the past I've run in Asics Cumulus, which is the shoe that I think the Ghost reminds me of the most.

          Compared to the Vomeros, my main squeeze, the Ghost is bulky, rigid, and lacks road feel. All of those are negative qualities for me, but may be different for you.

          The Vomeros feel more like you're running barefoot on a comfortable surface, while the Ghosts feel more like a firm, fitted glove. If you need arch support, this is probably a good thing.

          I was surprised how firm these shoes actually are. I think they might even be harder than my racers - Zoots.

          The only true problem I have with them is that they cause my right heel to hit sooner or differently than all of my other shoes (the bulk?). As such, my right ankle gets a little tender, as the miles add up.

          I think I should have ordered a wide too. It's always close, but the toe box is tight.

          So far, the Ghosts have held up great. They look brand new and there's little wear.

          I was (am) tempted to send these back, but I will keep them because 1) I wanted a *different* mid-mileage runner and 2) they were dirt cheap compared to my other shoes.

          • Sizing:
          • Feels half size too small
          • Width:
          • Feels too narrow
          • Arch Type:
          • Average Arch
          • Was this a gift?:
          • No

          (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          Great shoe

          By George

          from Boston, Ma

          About Me Avid Athlete

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Breathable
          • Comfortable
          • Cushions Impact
          • Fast
          • Lightweight

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Endurance Training

            Comments about Mens Brooks Ghost 3 Running Shoe:

            Training for a marathon use as speed work shoe
            Great alternative to my Asics Gel Nimbus
            Nice toebox room and heel fit
            I wear a 2E in Asics but normal width fit great in Ghost 3

            • Sizing:
            • Feels true to size
            • Width:
            • Feels true to width
            • Arch Type:
            • Low Arch
            • Was this a gift?:
            • No

            (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            This shoe is a great shoe

            By leo

            from florence, italy

            About Me Avid Athlete

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Breathable
            • Comfortable
            • Good Arch Support

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Road Running

              Comments about Mens Brooks Ghost 3 Running Shoe:

              This shoe is great for lighter runners. This is not a fast shoe as ghost 2 but it can go the distance.

              • Sizing:
              • Feels true to size
              • Arch Type:
              • High Arch
              • Was this a gift?:
              • No

              (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

               
              3.0

              Nice, but not for me.

              By Scott

              from Indy

              About Me Avid Athlete

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Breathable
              • Comfortable
              • Cushions Impact
              • Good Arch Support
              • Good Traction

              Cons

                Best Uses

                  Comments about Mens Brooks Ghost 3 Running Shoe:

                  This shoe had the perfect cushion, in my opinion, very comfortable, very smooth transition. The cushioning was plush but not too soft, not "marshmellow-y". I have had many Brooks shoes thru the years, however their move to having the "sprung toe" last has made it more & more difficult for me. These shoes had a fairly pronounced sprung toe and that caused problems for me. If you do not have a problem with that, I do recommend these shoes.

                  • Arch Type:
                  • Average Arch
                  • Was this a gift?:
                  • No

                  (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  5.0

                  great all-round shoe

                  By derveaux kris

                  from USDAO AMEMB

                  About Me Avid Athlete

                  Pros

                  • Breathable
                  • Comfortable
                  • Good Traction

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Road Running

                    Comments about Mens Brooks Ghost 3 Running Shoe:

                    the shoe is a mix between light enough to do fast runs but gives also cushion for longer runs. The shoe also allows to run in the rain. it provides sufficient resistance to slipping. I train up to 6 times a week and like most to wear the Ghost. Only for quieter training I switche to a different model of Brooks: the Defyance

                    • Sizing:
                    • Feels true to size
                    • Width:
                    • Feels true to width
                    • Arch Type:
                    • Average Arch
                    • Was this a gift?:
                    • No

                    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                     
                    4.0

                    Great shoe

                    By Tim

                    from Plymouth, MI

                    About Me Avid Athlete

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Breathable
                    • Comfortable
                    • Cushions Impact
                    • Durable
                    • Fast
                    • Good Arch Support
                    • Good Traction
                    • Lightweight

                    Cons

                    • Flexibility

                    Best Uses

                    • Road Running

                    Comments about Mens Brooks Ghost 3 Running Shoe:

                    This shoe has more cushioning than the Ghost 2. It seems to find a sweet spot between being light-weight, but also giving good cushion for longer runs. I alternate this shoe with the Mizuno Wave Rider. The Ghost is not as flexible, and a little heavier, but it does provide me with more cushioning. A person at Brooks described the new Ghost as a cross between the Defyance and the Ghost 2. I think that's a pretty good description. I really like it so far.

                    • Sizing:
                    • Feels true to size
                    • Width:
                    • Feels true to width
                    • Arch Type:
                    • Average Arch

                    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                     
                    5.0

                    Smooth Ride

                    By Dave

                    from San diego

                    About Me Avid Athlete

                    Pros

                    • Breathable
                    • Comfortable
                    • Cushions Impact
                    • Fast
                    • Good Arch Support
                    • Lightweight

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Road Running

                      Comments about Mens Brooks Ghost 3 Running Shoe:

                      Ghost 3 has a smooth ride / transition with excellent cushioning. Great mid-foot strike shoe. Appreciate the roomy toe-box and snug arch fit. Buy a half size up.

                      • Sizing:
                      • Feels half size too small
                      • Width:
                      • Feels true to width
                      • Arch Type:
                      • High Arch

                      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                       
                      4.0

                      Great shoe

                      By Philly

                      from Washington DC

                      About Me Gym Rat

                      Pros

                      • Comfortable
                      • Cushions Impact

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • Road Running

                        Comments about Mens Brooks Ghost 3 Running Shoe:

                        First time in Brooks and I really like them. Great long distance trainer. Not the lightest shoe, but has just the right amount of cushion and road-feel. Definitely get 1/2 size up.

                        • Sizing:
                        • Feels half size too small
                        • Width:
                        • Feels true to width
                        • Arch Type:
                        • Average Arch

                        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                         
                        5.0

                        Great fit equals good running...

                        By FastnFurious

                        from South Florida

                        About Me Avid Athlete

                        Pros

                        • Breathable
                        • Comfortable
                        • Cushions Impact
                        • Fast
                        • Lightweight

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                          • Road Running

                          Comments about Mens Brooks Ghost 3 Running Shoe:

                          Ghost3 is a the best shoe for me. I'm a big runner 6'3" 195lbs and I like to run fast, 8:00 pace is crusing speed for me on a long run day. Plenty of cushioning, but not too bouncy and light weight. I run one size up in a 14. Brooks got it right with Ghost3!

                          • Width:
                          • Feels true to width
                          • Arch Type:
                          • Average Arch
                           
                          5.0

                          Favorite shoe

                          By Tom F

                          from New Hampshire

                          About Me Avid Athlete

                          Verified Reviewer

                          Pros

                          • Comfortable
                          • Cushions Impact
                          • Durable
                          • Good Arch Support
                          • Heel to toe motion

                          Cons

                            Best Uses

                            • Road Running

                            Comments about Mens Brooks Ghost 3 Running Shoe:

                            I am a neutral runner, 50+ years old, 165 pounds who does around 20 miles a week. This shoe is my favorite all-around trainer. It delivers a very natural heel to toe motion, with just the right amount of cushioning. More comfortable than Nike, more durable than Mizuno (both of which I like).

                            • Sizing:
                            • Feels true to size
                            • Width:
                            • Feels true to width
                            • Arch Type:
                            • High Arch
                            • Was this a gift?:
                            • No
                             
                            5.0

                            I love these shoes, and need more...

                            By DJ

                            from Hilo Hawaii

                            About Me Avid Athlete

                            Pros

                            • Comfortable
                            • Durable
                            • Fast
                            • Good Arch Support
                            • Good Traction

                            Cons

                              Best Uses

                              • Road Running

                              Comments about Mens Brooks Ghost 3 Running Shoe:

                              Overall comfort to my sore, tired, aging feet... Aloha...

                              • Was this a gift?:
                              • No
                               
                              5.0

                              Fantastic...

                              By Kim in DC

                              from Washington, DC

                              About Me Gym Rat

                              Verified Buyer

                              Pros

                              • Breathable
                              • Comfortable
                              • Lightweight

                              Cons

                              • none at all

                              Best Uses

                              • Gym

                              Comments about Mens Brooks Ghost 3 Running Shoe:

                              Super all-around shoe. Fits well. Very comfortable. Best sneakers I've ever owned.

                              • Sizing:
                              • Feels true to size
                              • Width:
                              • Feels true to width
                              • Arch Type:
                              • Average Arch
                              • Was this a gift?:
                              • No
                               
                              4.0

                              Fantastic shoe!

                              By Andrew

                              from Kelowna, BC, Canada

                              About Me Casual/ Recreational

                              Verified Buyer

                              Pros

                              • Breathable
                              • Comfortable
                              • Cushions Impact
                              • Good Arch Support
                              • Lightweight

                              Cons

                              • Poor Traction

                              Best Uses

                              • Road Running

                              Comments about Mens Brooks Ghost 3 Running Shoe:

                              Very, very comfortable shoe for those with a neutral footing. I tend to higher arches so the better than average arch support was perfect. One caution is that they are tricky if it's wet. I slipped on an exposed aggregate driveway - partly I should have known better but partly the shoe sole was NOT useful - tends toward "plastic" feel more than "rubber" feel.

                              • Sizing:
                              • Feels true to size
                              • Width:
                              • Feels true to width
                              • Arch Type:
                              • High Arch
                              • Was this a gift?:
                              • No
                               
                              4.0

                              Quality Shoe

                              By energyhutch

                              from Germany

                              About Me Avid Athlete

                              Verified Buyer

                              Pros

                              • Comfortable
                              • Fast
                              • Felt light on my feet

                              Cons

                              • Poor Stability

                              Best Uses

                              • Road Running

                              Comments about Mens Brooks Ghost 3 Running Shoe:

                              I really like these shoes, and once I am a bit into my runs they feel pretty good ... but for some reason in the beginning of the runs they just feel a bit weak, as if my foot is not on as firm of a footing as it should be. Overall I would definitely reccommend them. I average about 38 miles a week.

                              • Sizing:
                              • Feels true to size
                              • Width:
                              • Feels true to width
                              • Arch Type:
                              • Average Arch
                              • Was this a gift?:
                              • No
                               
                              5.0

                              AWESOME SHOE!

                              By TomTom

                              from Louisiana

                              About Me Casual/ Recreational

                              Verified Buyer

                              Pros

                              • Breathable
                              • Comfortable
                              • Cushions Impact
                              • Fast

                              Cons

                                Best Uses

                                • Road Running

                                Comments about Mens Brooks Ghost 3 Running Shoe:

                                My favorite shoe in years! Love the ride and the upper is so comfortable. I tried the Defyance 4 and returned them for another pair of Ghost 3s. Great for neutral runners 180lbs and under.

                                • Sizing:
                                • Feels half size too small
                                • Width:
                                • Feels true to width
                                • Arch Type:
                                • Average Arch
                                • Was this a gift?:
                                • No

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