Mens Brooks Ghost 4 Running Shoe

Men's Brooks Ghost 4

Item #BRK1038
Reg:$99.95
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Men's BROOKS® GHOST 4 :: Summon your best with eerily comfortable DNA cushioning and Omega grooves for natural- feeling flexibility that'll have you practically floating through your next run! Don't be scared, the Brooks® Ghost 4 is an incredibly versatile shoe meeting a wide range of running needs. 11.3 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:

  • Rearfoot and ForefootDNA: Adaptive cushioning and resiliency
  • "Stacked" BioMoGo Midsole: Biodegradable, durable cushioning
  • Sprung Toe Platform: Quick toe offs
  • DRB Accel: Torsional strength
  • 5mm BioMoGo Profile Sockliner: Custom fit, maximum cushioning
  • Element Mesh Conforming Upper: Moisture management & breathable
  • Blown Rubber forefoot: Ultra-smooth laydown
Product BRK1038 Review

Specifications:

  • Predecessor Product Type:  Ghost 3
  • Country of Origin: China

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Mens Brooks Ghost 4 Running Shoe
 
4.4

(based on 22 reviews)

82%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Comfortable (18)
  • Cushions impact (14)
  • Fast (10)
  • Breathable (9)
  • Lightweight (8)

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Road running (15)
    • Distance / endurance (4)
      • Sizing:
      • Feels full size too small

         

        Feels half size too small

         

        Feels true to size

         

        86% 

        (19 reviews)

        Feels half size too big

         

        Feels full size too big

         
      • Width:
      • Feels too narrow

         

        Feels true to width

         

        91% 

        (20 reviews)

        Feels too wide

         
      • Arch Type:
      • Average arch (15), High arch (5)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Enthusiast (14), Casual/ recreational (5)
      • Was this a gift?:
      • No (21)

    Reviewed by 22 customers

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    (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

     
    3.0

    Ghost 4 vs Ghost 3

    By DocTDC

    from East Bay, CA

    About Me Avid Athlete

    Verified Reviewer

    Pros

    • Cushions Impact

    Cons

      Best Uses

        Comments about Mens Brooks Ghost 4 Running Shoe:

        Maybe it's just me, but I don't seem to run well in the Ghost 4's. I typically run 20-30 miles/week and sometimes up to 40. I've been running in the Ghost 3 for the last year and LOVE them. Bought the Ghost 4 with high expectations, but noticed I simply don't run well in these shoes! It seems as though my feet start to "slap down" after 7-8 miles and I developed knee pain after running 8-10 miles (something new to me). I tried them severeal times and then returned to the Ghost 3 without problems. Bought a new pair of Ghost 3 and did a 20 miler without any pain. Ran a 8 miler in the Ghost 4's today and knee started hurting again. Comfortable to walk in, but doesn't work for me on the long runs.

        • 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)

         
        3.0

        Ghost 3 is Better

        By vaponte

        from Heidelberg, Germany

        About Me Avid Athlete

        Verified Reviewer

        Pros

        • Comfortable

        Cons

        • Poor Cushioning

        Best Uses

        • Road Running

        Comments about Mens Brooks Ghost 4 Running Shoe:

        I'm 5'8" 160lbs, between the Ghost3 and 4, Ghost3 provides more cushion on the long run. After every use I feel lower back pain. I run between 25 to 30 miles a week.

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

        (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Great update to the Ghost 3.

        By Easy E

        from Eastern US

        About Me Avid Athlete

        Pros

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Road Running

            Comments about Mens Brooks Ghost 4 Running Shoe:

            Although I found the Ghost 3 to be an overall solid neutral shoe, I find the Ghost 4 responds much better when I quicken the pace. The use of "Brooks DNA" eliminates the dampening caused by too much cushioning that is found in the Ghost 3. Overall a great improvement.

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

            (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

             
            4.0

            great for urban running

            By EricD

            from San Francisco, CA

            About Me Avid Athlete

            Pros

            • Comfortable
            • Cushions Impact
            • Lightweight

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Road Running

              Comments about Mens Brooks Ghost 4 Running Shoe:

              I bought these the recommended 1/2 size up, but I think my regular size would have been fine. They are plenty wide in a 2E, I might not even have needed the wide shoes. I switched from a stability shoe to this, and I really like the additional cushioning for sidewalk runs. These shoes weigh less than my other shoes, and less is better. I haven't been on any runs longer than 6 miles in these, but for these runs the shoes are perfectly comfortable with no hot spots.

              • 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)

               
              3.0

              Ghost 3 vs 4

              By chris

              from Chicago

              About Me Avid Athlete

              Verified Reviewer

              Pros

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Road Running

                  Comments about Mens Brooks Ghost 4 Running Shoe:

                  Ok, this is only a critique of the ghost 4 vs 3. I loved the Ghost 3 and happily purchased the 4. I noticed performance issues right away. first, strain in my calf and soreness of my feet. But as I'm over 50, I can't always tell if it's the shore or me. I then ran with my old 3's and felt great. I just finished a half marathon yesterday in the 4s and wow. Lower back is killing me and feet are dead.
                  I ran a marathon in June in my 3s and did not feel this bad. Again, not sure if its all shoe, but I did notice a big difference.

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

                  (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  4.0

                  Nice Surprise

                  By Elliot the Streaker (USRSA)

                  from NJ

                  About Me Avid Athlete

                  Pros

                  • Comfortable
                  • Fast

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Road Running

                    Comments about Mens Brooks Ghost 4 Running Shoe:

                    When I first tried on the shoe I thought it wasn't particularly comfortable, it wasn't flexible enough, the width might be an issue, and overall probably not a great replacement for the Mizuno Wave Rider 12. I decided that before returning the shoe i would do a short run to see if I could justify not going through the hassle of returning them. To my surprise as soon as i started running the shoe seemed to mold to my feet, the width was no longer an issue, and my pace dropped about minute and half below my average pace for the last month. By the end of the run i can say the forefoot is very flexible and the heel and mid foot section of the shoes is firm and prevents any slipping. I am a heavier runner and am unsure how a 15+ mile run would feel on the forefoot, and only time will tell. I will not be returning these shoes as they just feel great for pushing the pace.. by the end of my late night run I was running @ a 6:15 pace for the last 1/3 of a mile with ease.... As for replacing the Mizuno Wave Rider 12s... they are at the top of my potential replacement list but are not nearly as flexible in the mid foot as the Mizunos.

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

                    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                     
                    5.0

                    Best running shoes i have ever had

                    By fly94

                    from new jersey

                    About Me Casual/ Recreational

                    Verified Reviewer

                    Pros

                    • Comfortable
                    • Cushions Impact
                    • Good Arch Support
                    • Lightweight

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Road Running

                      Comments about Mens Brooks Ghost 4 Running Shoe:

                      I run on a cross country team and these sneakers are phoenominal. They are pretty lightweight and cushion your impact very well. I also purchased the custom insoles at the store and that really puts an edge on the sneaker. They might not be that nice looking but for the casual runner they are excellent.

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

                      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                       
                      5.0

                      Need a Neutral Shoe? This is it !

                      By Jon

                      from New Jersey

                      About Me Avid Athlete

                      Pros

                      • Breathable
                      • Comfortable
                      • Cushions Impact
                      • Fast

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • Road Running

                        Comments about Mens Brooks Ghost 4 Running Shoe:

                        Started running again 2 years ago after a long layoff. Have run in Asics 2100's Adrenaline 10 &11 but after loosing 40 lbs. my stride mechanics changed from over pronator to straight and the Adrenaline's have a bit too much correction. The Ghost4 is a wonderful shoe with smooth transition to toe off and nice cushioning (not too much, not too little)throughout the sole. This is now my go to shoe and I plan to run the Hartford Marathon in them. You will want to try this shoe!!

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

                        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                         
                        5.0

                        Best Shoe Ever Worn for Running

                        By Armyafmedical

                        from Sanford NC

                        Verified Reviewer

                        Pros

                        • Breathable
                        • Comfortable
                        • Cushions Impact
                        • Good Arch Support

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                          • Endurance Training

                          Comments about Mens Brooks Ghost 4 Running Shoe:

                          I'm training for a half-marathon and wanted a professional grade shoe that would carry me along. I ran my first 4 miles today and am greatly pleased with the performance. The quick spring back after the foot striking the ground makes running a breeze. Highly recommend this shoe.

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

                          (1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                           
                          5.0

                          Best Brooks shoe ever made. Looks great

                          By road runner

                          from gig harbor wa

                          About Me Avid Athlete

                          Pros

                          • Breathable
                          • Comfortable
                          • Cushions Impact
                          • Durable
                          • Fast
                          • Good Arch Support
                          • Great with Jeans
                          • Lightweight
                          • This shoe is flexible

                          Cons

                            Best Uses

                            • Endurance Training

                            Comments about Mens Brooks Ghost 4 Running Shoe:

                            Great cushioning and flexibility. Runs great right out of the box.

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

                            excellent product

                            By copper

                            from tucson

                            About Me Casual/ Recreational

                            Verified Buyer

                            Pros

                            • Comfortable
                            • Good Arch Support
                            • Lightweight

                            Cons

                              Best Uses

                              • Walking

                              Comments about Mens Brooks Ghost 4 Running Shoe:

                              Very comfortable shoes with a lot of support.

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

                              Great Shoe

                              By Biblerunner

                              from Morro Bay, CA

                              About Me Casual/ Recreational

                              Verified Reviewer

                              Pros

                              • Breathable
                              • Comfortable
                              • Cushions Impact
                              • Durable
                              • Fast
                              • Good Traction
                              • Great with Jeans

                              Cons

                                Best Uses

                                • Road Running

                                Comments about Mens Brooks Ghost 4 Running Shoe:

                                I ran a 5k graded trail race right out of the box. I am a midfoot striker but had a slight suponate. When they started to wear I turned then into my "run the beach" shoes(I live at the beach). Two years and counting..I love them..but I switch to my Asics for my half or longer runs because of the cushening.

                                • Sizing:
                                • Feels true to size
                                • Width:
                                • Feels true to width
                                • Arch Type:
                                • Average Arch
                                • Was this a gift?:
                                • No
                                 
                                2.0

                                Comfy, but not durable.

                                By The Brian

                                from Michigan City, IN

                                About Me Avid Athlete

                                Verified Reviewer

                                Pros

                                • Breathable
                                • Comfortable
                                • Cushions Impact
                                • Good Traction

                                Cons

                                • Toebox Too Wide
                                • Wears Out Quickly

                                Best Uses

                                • Trail Running

                                Comments about Mens Brooks Ghost 4 Running Shoe:

                                I am very hard on my shoes, so I realize that my experience may be atypical.

                                I am a forefoot runner who supinates. I destroyed the outsole of this shoe. After a little less than 30 miles I had already worn through the colored rubber outsole in the area around the ball of the foot, pinky toe side. I run on sidewalk and road all of the time, so obviously that affects the durability, too.

                                I also think that the toe box for these may be a little wide. I have wide feet and bought these in a standard width and still felt like I had a bit too much movement in the toe area.

                                That being said, the shoes are very comfortable. They are very cushioned in the forefoot.

                                • Sizing:
                                • Feels half size too big
                                • Width:
                                • Feels too wide
                                • Arch Type:
                                • Average Arch
                                • Was this a gift?:
                                • No
                                 
                                5.0

                                Good bye Kayano! Hello Ghost!

                                By DCF

                                from San Diego, CA

                                About Me Gym Rat

                                Pros

                                • Breathable
                                • Comfortable
                                • Cushions Impact
                                • Fast
                                • Good Traction
                                • Lightweight

                                Cons

                                  Best Uses

                                  • Endurance Training

                                  Comments about Mens Brooks Ghost 4 Running Shoe:

                                  I have been using Asics exclusively for years and I still like them, but I wanted to try a different brand to see if I may be missing something.

                                  I routinely log about 30+ miles a week and usually use the Asics Kayano, but my last shoe was the Kinetics. I was looking for more mid-foot cushioning that is not too squishy. I wanted something that won't hold me back on faster runs, but will provide good cushioning for long runs. After discovering I have a bit of a high arch and rigid flexibility, I tried the Ghost 4 in the store and immediately noticed a nice light feel to them. I tried them on the treadmill and hit the 6 minute mile pace with ease, which is faster than I usually run. I felt I could have gone on at that pace for quite a while.

                                  My first street run in these shoes was 10 hilly miles and I felt like I was soaring through it. I discovered at the end of the run, my speed was about 45 seconds faster than it has been with the Kinetics.

                                  I've had them for about a month now and have not had any problems. These are good shoes that will handle any run I put them through. I've been able to obtain a faster pace regularly with less effort than I did with the Kayanos or the Kinetics. I also bought the Ghost 5 and they are just as good, but I'm saving the wear and tear on those for a hopeful BQ in January.

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

                                  Great Shoe

                                  By ZYS

                                  from Atherton, CA

                                  About Me Avid Athlete

                                  Verified Reviewer

                                  Pros

                                  • Comfortable
                                  • Cushions Impact
                                  • Durable

                                  Cons

                                    Best Uses

                                    • Road Running

                                    Comments about Mens Brooks Ghost 4 Running Shoe:

                                    These are an awesome pair of shoes. I have trained for, and completed two tris in my pair. I ran them on the road, trails, and everything in between. They are exceptionally comfortable, while still not being incredibly heavy. I will be buying another pair.

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

                                    GREAT shoe

                                    By KWDreamun

                                    from Floarida

                                    About Me Gym Rat

                                    Pros

                                    • Breathable
                                    • Comfortable
                                    • Durable
                                    • Helped me w shin splints

                                    Cons

                                      Best Uses

                                      • Road Running

                                      Comments about Mens Brooks Ghost 4 Running Shoe:

                                      This shoe really feels good while running. I've fought shin splints for several years and this pair of shoes seems to help. I was just in the wrong shoe before, I was in a stability shoe and have now gone to a neutral shoe. This shoe was just more comfortable than the others I tried on.

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

                                      Good Marathon Shoe

                                      By Elliot the Streaker (USRSA)

                                      from NJ

                                      About Me Avid Athlete

                                      Verified Reviewer

                                      Pros

                                      • Fast

                                      Cons

                                        Best Uses

                                        • Road Running

                                        Comments about Mens Brooks Ghost 4 Running Shoe:

                                        Just an update to my earlier review. I ended up using these for the Detroit marathon in the fall and they were terrific. No shoe related pain at all throughout the race. I still find them uncomfortable to wear casually so i wore flip flops before and after the race... but they are great running shoes.

                                        • Sizing:
                                        • Feels true to size
                                        • Width:
                                        • Feels true to width
                                         
                                        5.0

                                        Outstanding

                                        By Dutch

                                        from Quantico, VA

                                        About Me Avid Athlete

                                        Pros

                                        • Breathable
                                        • Comfortable
                                        • Fast
                                        • Great with Jeans

                                        Cons

                                        • Wears Out Quickly

                                        Best Uses

                                        • Road Running

                                        Comments about Mens Brooks Ghost 4 Running Shoe:

                                        I never ran in Brooks before and a friend recommend this shoe, i have to tell you out the we went for a 8 mile test and she past with honors. I'm using this shoe for short and long runs, great response and support. I purchase another pair that's how much i love these shoe also i'm in the military so i run alot.

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

                                        Running on pillows.

                                        By DWrek

                                        from STL

                                        About Me Avid Athlete

                                        Pros

                                        • Comfortable
                                        • Cushions Impact

                                        Cons

                                          Best Uses

                                          • Endurance Training

                                          Comments about Mens Brooks Ghost 4 Running Shoe:

                                          I wanted something with a traditional drop and lots of cushioning for my long runs and when I increase my mileage and my legs feel like craap. These fit the bill! Super soft and a little support allows me to pound out miles with ease. Will definitely be a miles eater.

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

                                          (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                                           
                                          4.0

                                          Great training shoes

                                          By Manu

                                          from Woodbridge, NJ

                                          About Me Casual/ Recreational

                                          Verified Reviewer

                                          Pros

                                          • Comfortable
                                          • Cushions Impact
                                          • Fast
                                          • Good Traction
                                          • Lightweight

                                          Cons

                                            Best Uses

                                            • Road Running

                                            Comments about Mens Brooks Ghost 4 Running Shoe:

                                            I'm a beginner's runner. I run three times a week about 3 miles per day. I run on HS track.

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

                                            Comfortable shoes

                                            By Manu

                                            from Woodbridge, NJ

                                            About Me Casual/ Recreational

                                            Verified Reviewer

                                            Pros

                                            • Comfortable
                                            • Cushions Impact
                                            • Fast
                                            • Good Traction
                                            • Lightweight

                                            Cons

                                              Best Uses

                                              • Road Running

                                              Comments about Mens Brooks Ghost 4 Running Shoe:

                                              I'm a beginner runner who runs less than 10 miles per week. I run in HS track. I like the comfortable feeling of the shoe on my feet.

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

                                              The real deal

                                              By Mattie

                                              from Little Rock, Ar

                                              About Me Avid Athlete

                                              Pros

                                              • Breathable
                                              • Comfortable
                                              • Cushions Impact
                                              • Fast
                                              • Good Traction
                                              • Lightweight

                                              Cons

                                                Best Uses

                                                • Road Running

                                                Comments about Mens Brooks Ghost 4 Running Shoe:

                                                I was not surpised by the new Runners World "Editors Choice" selection to the Ghost 4. I have never used Brooks before but this shoe is probably my favorite of all time. The cushioning in the heel and forefoot is perfect. There is no slippage back in the heel area. Also, the upper is very comfortable. I am currently training for a fall marathon and will use this as an everyday trainer for short runs and long runs. I suggest that for those looking at neutral shoes, you definitely should try on a pair of these bad boys.

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

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