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Mens Brooks Ghost 8 Running Shoe

Men's Brooks Ghost 8

Item #02026
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Men's BROOKS® GHOST 8 :: Soar right past the competition, running so incredibly light and cushioned that you'll be hauntingly hard to catch in the newly updated Men's Brooks® Ghost 8 running shoes. Get a supportive fit that feels supernaturally fantastic with the newly added engineered upper mesh that works in perfect harmony with the no-sew overlays carried over from last year's model. Stride with that same stealthy smoothness you loved in the Ghost 7 thanks to the BioMoGo DNA midsole, and keep your feet dry and comfortable while you're gliding past the pack in the Ghost 8's moisture-wicking liner.

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Features & Benefits:

  • Engineered mesh in the upper: Provides support in key areas and flexibility in others for optimal movement
  • Welded, no-sew overlays eliminate virtually all seams: Allows for a socklike fit and optimal movement
  • Full-Length Segmented Crash Pad: Delivers consistent, smooth heel-to-toe transition
  • BioMoGo DNA midsole: Adapts to every unique step
  • Moisture-managing element mesh and Synthetic overlay materials: Offers comfort and a suede-like feel
  • Adjustable Saddle Construction: Offers additional support and comfort
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  • Heel-To-Toe Drop: 12mm
  • WEIGHT: 10.3 ounces
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Mens Brooks Ghost 8 Running Shoe
 
4.3

(based on 31 reviews)

78%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Comfortable (3)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Road running (3)
    • Sizing:
    • Feels full size too small

       

      Feels half size too small

       

      Feels true to size

       

      100% 

      (4 reviews)

      Feels half size too big

       

      Feels full size too big

       
    • Width:
    • Feels too narrow

       

      Feels true to width

       

      100% 

      (4 reviews)

      Feels too wide

       
    • Arch Type:
    • Average arch (3)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Enthusiast (3)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (9)

Reviewed by 31 customers

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3.0

Too squishy

By Stuarto

from Portland, OR

About Me Casual/ Recreational

Verified Reviewer

Pros

  • Comfortable

Cons

  • Poor Cushioning

Best Uses

  • Gym
  • Road Running

Comments about Mens Brooks Ghost 8 Running Shoe:

Bought these from local sporting goods store. Chose these because shoe finder said they are for me, but they felt to squishy when running. Sort of like the cushion was too soft. Sort of like a Shock absorber that is warn-out. (Too much play). I recently switched to the Adrenaline 16, and now 17. Although I am a neutral runner, the Adrenaline seem to provide an excellent shock absorption.

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

Been with Brooks Ghost since 5, 9 is another winner.

By John

from undisclosed

Verified Buyer

Comments about Mens Brooks Ghost 8 Running Shoe:

Fits as expected. Good, stable foundation for my orthotics.

 
5.0

Nice feel

By Gilad

from undisclosed

Verified Buyer

Comments about Mens Brooks Ghost 8 Running Shoe:

Great show

 
5.0

I have bought Brooks for the last 4 times and love them

By Thomas

from undisclosed

Verified Buyer

Comments about Mens Brooks Ghost 8 Running Shoe:

Best shoe ever

 
3.0

Cushion wears out in 1st month

By David

from undisclosed

Verified Buyer

Comments about Mens Brooks Ghost 8 Running Shoe:

I have been running in Brooks for 30 years. The first month they were wonderful and cushioned my stride very well. I am 5-11" tall and 170 lbs. They have held up well , structure wise, for 4 months, but the cushion in them is gone. I got a great price on them plus a coupon so I kept them.....otherwise I probably would have returned them.

 
4.0

Just Not Wide Enough

By Marva

from undisclosed

Verified Buyer

Comments about Mens Brooks Ghost 8 Running Shoe:

Was looking for a comfortable wide shoe to accommodate a wide foot. The Men's Ghost 8 2E work great for the first night of my work week. After that the 2E just doesn't have the wiggle room that my toes need to work a 12 hour shift. If they came in the wider width (4E)the fit would be perfect and I could alternate between the Ghost 8 and the Adrenaline 16.

 
5.0

I would buy this product again and again.

By jeanne

from undisclosed

Verified Buyer

Comments about Mens Brooks Ghost 8 Running Shoe:

These are my favorite work out shoes. I am a female with wide feet, so these shoes are just right for me.

 
5.0

Excellent All-around Shoe for Training and Racing

By Jonathan

from undisclosed

Verified Buyer

Comments about Mens Brooks Ghost 8 Running Shoe:

Bought these to add to the rotation with Brooks Dyad for Marathon training. Excellent support with a narrower toebox than the Dyad 9. The Ghost is lighter than the Dyad, but provides plenty of support and cushioning on road runs. Set a 5K PR in these shoes this fall.

 
5.0

Brooks ghost

By Thomas

from undisclosed

Verified Buyer

Comments about Mens Brooks Ghost 8 Running Shoe:

I've been running in Brooks shoes for a very long time and ghost since they were introduced great shoes.

 
1.0

huge downgrade from glycerin

By Masaru

from undisclosed

Verified Buyer

Comments about Mens Brooks Ghost 8 Running Shoe:

I've been running with Brooks Glycerin 12 and 13 in the past 2 years, and over the past few months mainly with the Nike Pegasus 31. I had a Ghost 3 or something back in the day too. The Ghost 8 is failing me in so many ways. The middle of the shoe (around the arch region) is too narrow while the wide part for the toes is what I'd expect,and it's longer than other shoes rated the same size. So somehow it's both narrower and longer than normal. It's also just clunky to run in these. As someone else commented, maybe it's the full-length "crash pad." The effect is that I feel like I step completely flat on the ground and have to make an effort to move myself forward. My Pegasus with lots of mileage now don't have as much cushion but they feel light and I just move, like my foot just rocks forward. It's been probably 10 years since I've worn shoes that had to be broken in in any way, and I haven't been able to break these in after a few weeks of recovery runs.

 
5.0

A Good Ride

By Charles

from undisclosed

Verified Buyer

Comments about Mens Brooks Ghost 8 Running Shoe:

I loved the Brooks Launch but needed more stability, Ghost provided it.

 
5.0

Running Happy

By Brenden

from undisclosed

Verified Buyer

Comments about Mens Brooks Ghost 8 Running Shoe:

First pair of Brooks since NB took a new direction (for me). I'm running happy now with a second pair of Ghost 8s, a pair of Cascadia 11s I just used on a 50K trail run and Brooks running shorts (four pair, I liked them so much). I'm excited to pick up some Ghost 9s and a pair of Glycerins in another few months.

 
5.0

Great shoe

By Joshua

from undisclosed

Verified Buyer

Comments about Mens Brooks Ghost 8 Running Shoe:

Good cushion, but responsive. Will buy Brooks again

 
5.0

Good stuff

By Anil

from undisclosed

Verified Buyer

Comments about Mens Brooks Ghost 8 Running Shoe:

Been using the Ghost since v6. Despite changes over the years, it is still a very good product.

 
5.0

Try these out

By Aaron

from undisclosed

Verified Buyer

Comments about Mens Brooks Ghost 8 Running Shoe:

I enjoy these shoes very much. I had the Brooks Ghost 7 shoes and they were great too. You can never go wrong with Brooks running shoes.

 
5.0

I will definitely buy these again.

By Donald

from undisclosed

Verified Buyer

Comments about Mens Brooks Ghost 8 Running Shoe:

Great value. Great shoe. Worth their weight in gold.

 
4.0

Next best thing to the Glycerin line

By Neville

from undisclosed

Verified Buyer

Comments about Mens Brooks Ghost 8 Running Shoe:

Have bought this model twice and a few previous versions

 
5.0

Brooks Ghost is one of the best shoes I have ever had.

By Tom D

from Sugar Land, tx

About Me Avid Athlete

Verified Reviewer

Pros

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

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Road Running

    Comments about Mens Brooks Ghost 8 Running Shoe:

    The Brooks ghost is the best I have had in my 38yrs of running

    • Sizing:
    • Feels true to size
    • Width:
    • Feels true to width
    • Arch Type:
    • Average Arch
     
    1.0

    Horrible sizing

    By Howard

    from undisclosed

    Verified Buyer

    Comments about Mens Brooks Ghost 8 Running Shoe:

    Horrible sizing had to return them. Have worn ghosts for years and fit was great. D widths fit like B widths on these.

     
    5.0

    Great, Thanks

    By James

    from undisclosed

    Verified Buyer

    Comments about Mens Brooks Ghost 8 Running Shoe:

    I really liked these. Every once in a while I mix it up and try new shoes. These were great.

     
    5.0

    Would buy again

    By Chris

    from undisclosed

    Verified Buyer

    Comments about Mens Brooks Ghost 8 Running Shoe:

    Are perfect for my running style. It stops my foot from rotating in which was cause me knee pain.

     
    5.0

    Definitely buy again

    By dan

    from undisclosed

    Verified Buyer

    Comments about Mens Brooks Ghost 8 Running Shoe:

    With inserts they felt very comfortable running on pavement. Very happy...

     
    5.0

    Awesome

    By Timothy

    from undisclosed

    Verified Buyer

    Comments about Mens Brooks Ghost 8 Running Shoe:

    These are perfect! True to size and the Ghost legend!

     
    5.0

    2nd foray into the Brooks Ghost

    By CSTripp

    from Myrtle Beach SC

    About Me Avid Athlete

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Cushions Impact

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Road Running
      • With Orthotics/Inserts

      Comments about Mens Brooks Ghost 8 Running Shoe:

      Good cushioning and feels good on pavement or off road(not trails).

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

      Good shoes..

      By Ivgg

      from London

      About Me Avid Athlete

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Comfortable
      • Durable
      • Good Traction

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Pavement
        • With Orthotics/Inserts

        Comments about Mens Brooks Ghost 8 Running Shoe:

        Good pair of shoes.

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

        So Far So Good....

        By Timothy

        from undisclosed

        Comments about Mens Brooks Ghost 8 Running Shoe:

        I was an avid Adidas guy for years. My daughter got a pair of Ghost 8's for XC training and loved them. I decided to give them a shot and I was pleasantly surprised. I'm 100 miles into these new shoes and so far so good. They are very comfortable and suit my gait and running style. No pain in my lower back, hips, knees, or ankles (I'm almost 50). I'll stick with Brooks for my next pair of shoes.

        • Was this a gift?:
        • No
         
        4.0

        Great for Me

        By Ken

        from undisclosed

        Verified Reviewer

        Comments about Mens Brooks Ghost 8 Running Shoe:

        This shoe has been great for my running style. No injuries and no pains. The cushion has helped me stay nimble even on the longest runs and the tongue provides great relief from tight shoe strings. I have since boughten 2 additional pairs.

        The only negative may be the wear on the sole. My first pair wore rather quickly on the outer aspect of the heel. I am hoping this was a 1 shoe issue.

        • Was this a gift?:
        • No
         
        4.0

        Early material wear problems

        By Ken

        from undisclosed

        Verified Reviewer

        Pros

        • Easy On My Kneeslegs
        • Very Comfortable

        Cons

        • Sole Worn Down Quickly
        • Toe Torn A Hole In Upper

        Best Uses

          Comments about Mens Brooks Ghost 8 Running Shoe:

          Contacted Brooks and they generously replaced my shoes. I hope this new pair wears better.

          • Was this a gift?:
          • No
           
          5.0

          Best thing to happen to my feet...

          By Scotty G

          from Whitesboro, NY

          Verified Reviewer

          Pros

          • Balanced
          • Improved
          • Light
          • Neutral
          • PERFECT

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Everyday Trainer
            • Racing Shoe

            Comments about Mens Brooks Ghost 8 Running Shoe:

            Big improvement over the 7, which was a step back from the 6's. Great cushioning all over and while a bit stiffer, still retain their responsiveness. Overall, I wouldn't change a thing about the shoe... the only question will be durability, which in the 7 was severely lacking... so far, so good!

            • Was this a gift?:
            • No
             
            5.0

            Back to the Ghost 6

            By USD XC

            from San Diego, CA

            Pros

            • Balanced
            • High Mileage
            • Responsive

            Cons

              Best Uses

                Comments about Mens Brooks Ghost 8 Running Shoe:

                The Brooks Ghost 6's were my favorite shoe, however, I did not like the Ghost 7's much at all. The Ghost 8's are back to what the 6's were. Yes they are a bit stiffer but they are not uncomfortable by any means. I actually enjoy the added stiffness in the shoe. They are very balanced and responsive and seem to have some added durability.

                • Was this a gift?:
                • No

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