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Men's Brooks Ghost 7

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Men's BROOKS® GHOST 7 :: Float 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 7 running shoes. Get a fit that feels supernatural with the new no-sew overlays on this recent update, and move stealth n' smooth with the improved BioMoGo DNA midsole that delivers a plush feel and adapts to your every step. Plus, your feet will stay dry and comfortable while you're gliding past the pack thanks to the Ghost 7's moisture management lining and upper mesh.

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:

  • BioMoGo DNA midsole: Adapts to every unique step
  • No-sew overlays: Provide a closer fit
  • Heel and Midfoot Segmented Crash Pad and Omega Flex Grooves in the midsole: Adds the right amount of cushioning and a smooth transition from heel to toe
  • Adjustable Saddle Construction: Offers additional support and comfort
  • BKW1944
  • WEIGHT: 10.4 ounces
Product BRK1136 Review

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Mens Brooks Ghost 7 Running Shoe
 
3.9

(based on 19 reviews)

72%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Comfortable (14)
  • Cushions impact (11)
  • Lightweight (10)
  • Breathable (7)
  • Arch support (5)

Cons

  • Heavy (3)
  • Narrow / tight (3)

Best Uses

  • Road running (8)
  • Pavement (4)
    • Sizing:
    • Feels full size too small

       

      Feels half size too small

       

      Feels true to size

       

      74% 

      (14 reviews)

      Feels half size too big

       

      Feels full size too big

       
    • Width:
    • Feels too narrow

       

      Feels true to width

       

      79% 

      (15 reviews)

      Feels too wide

       
    • Arch Type:
    • Average arch (11)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Enthusiast (9), Casual/ recreational (4), Gym rat (4)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (14)

Reviewed by 19 customers

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4.0

Great shoe!

By Josh

from Chicago suburbs

About Me Avid Athlete

Verified Buyer

Pros

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

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Pavement

    Comments about Mens Brooks Ghost 7 Running Shoe:

    True to fit, and very comfortable. Great show for the price.

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

    Really Comfortable

    By TC

    from Irvine CA & Shanghai

    About Me Avid Athlete

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

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

    Cons

    • Heavy

    Best Uses

    • Road Running

    Comments about Mens Brooks Ghost 7 Running Shoe:

    I am used to running in more neutral shoes (Sketchers GoRun3) but I was fitted for these by the helpful staff at Road Runner Sports. It only took 1 or 2 short runs to get used to the extra cushioning and my feet have thanked me for it since. I have logged maybe 30 miles on these so far with no complaints.

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

    Lace Eyelets preventing loop lacing

    By Another Fitness Freak

    from Michigan

    About Me Gym Rat

    Verified Reviewer

    Pros

    • Comfortable
    • Lightweight

    Cons

      Best Uses

        Comments about Mens Brooks Ghost 7 Running Shoe:

        A year ago, I purchased a pair of Ghost 6 and set them up with a Loop Lace as I've done for years now, they were pretty close to wonderful. Just purchased a pair of the Ghost 7 shoes, and so far have been unable to find any method to get them to tie like a Loop Lace. The Ghost 7 still feels comfortable however it also feels drastically different on my feet due to their lacing limitation. I've read the Lacing Tips from Road Runner Sports but none of those methods feel solid yet.

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

        Back to Brooks

        By Chopos

        from Seattle,WA

        About Me Casual/ Recreational

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Comfortable
        • Durable

        Cons

        • Heavy
        • Poor Traction

        Best Uses

        • Road Running

        Comments about Mens Brooks Ghost 7 Running Shoe:

        I am a Brooks fan and went away for a while. I'm back after wearing the Ghost. My only issues are PF flare up on anything over 9 miles. Not bad, but it's there after a long one. I haven't used it enough in the rain, but I'm worried about traction after a couple slips on wet spots. I'm comfortable with slick though, I live in Seattle. The show is comfortable and I have no issues or concerns. They seem very durable as well! My last 2 shoes died by this time in them.

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

        New to Brooks

        By Betsy

        from Montana

        About Me Casual/ Recreational

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Comfortable
        • Good Arch Support

        Cons

        • Heavy

        Best Uses

        • Gym

        Comments about Mens Brooks Ghost 7 Running Shoe:

        Trial shoes for a new runner...my husband. He likes them except one rubs on his heel!

        • Sizing:
        • Feels true to size
        • Width:
        • Feels true to width
        • Arch Type:
        • Average Arch
        • Was this a gift?:
        • Yes
         
        4.0

        Great Shoe...Horrible Service

        By Harris

        from Alabama , al

        About Me Avid Athlete

        Verified Reviewer

        Pros

        • Cushions Impact
        • Durable

        Cons

          Best Uses

            Comments about Mens Brooks Ghost 7 Running Shoe:

            Great shoe

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

            Great Shoe

            By urosmith

            from Shreveport, LA

            About Me Casual/ Recreational

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Comfortable
            • Cushions Impact
            • Good Traction
            • Lightweight

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Road Running

              Comments about Mens Brooks Ghost 7 Running Shoe:

              For me this shoe fits well and is very comfortable. I have traditionally liked ASICS Gel Kayano (another very comfortable shoe) but the toe box has been narrowed too much for me. The Brooks Ghost fit me better at a half size up. Super comfortable on moderate length runs (5-6 miles). These are my shoes for the present and near future.

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

              Good ghost

              By Rob

              from Haddonfield, NJ

              About Me Casual/ Recreational

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Comfortable
              • Cushions Impact
              • Lightweight

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Pavement

                Comments about Mens Brooks Ghost 7 Running Shoe:

                I run more toward my toes and this shoe is great not too bouncy just the right amount if cushioning and fits great around my toes n balls of my feet. It's helps me run more comfortably and I can do 5k runs without shin splints n unnecessary pain/discomfort.

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

                Simply Wonderful

                By Vik the Sprinter

                from Dublin, OH

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Breathable
                • Comfortable
                • Cushions Impact
                • Durable
                • Lightweight

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                    Comments about Mens Brooks Ghost 7 Running Shoe:

                    I am a Cross Country Runner and I have tried many shoes. These shoes are simply amazing! I haven't had one problem with these. Honestly the cushioning from the impact and the lightweight of these shoes are unbeatable. Honestly I do not have any cons about this shoe. I use the custom insoles from Roadrunner (A great investment by the way), so I don't know how this supports arches normally. If you do plan on buying these, you have my blessings.

                    • Sizing:
                    • Feels true to size
                    • Width:
                    • Feels true to width
                     
                    2.0

                    Ugh

                    By Thad

                    from Indianapolis, IN

                    About Me Avid Athlete

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                      Cons

                      • Narrow / Tight
                      • Uncomfortable

                      Best Uses

                        Comments about Mens Brooks Ghost 7 Running Shoe:

                        I run 25-35 miles per week and thought I would try out the Ghost for my trainer. I am a Brook's fan, but usually train in the Glycerins. I wish I wouldn't have switched! The Ghost felt about a half size too small, extremely narrow toe box that almost rubbed my big toe off after a 10 mile run and no cushioning/support in the forefoot. I ordered the ombre (black and red) and my son said they were the coolest shoes he has ever seen...otherwise I would have given them 1 star!

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

                        Great shoes

                        By Tony the Tiger

                        from New Jersey

                        About Me Gym Rat

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                        • Comfortable
                        • Cushions Impact

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                          • Pavement

                          Comments about Mens Brooks Ghost 7 Running Shoe:

                          These Ghost 7 are the best Brooks shoes I have bought. I ran 10 miles right out of the box. They feel light and well put together. I'm considering buying another pair for my short runs. You won't be disappointed. I bought the blue ones and they look really good.

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

                          Comfort & Style -Better than expected

                          By ChrisC

                          from San Diego

                          About Me Gym Rat

                          Pros

                          • Breathable
                          • Comfortable
                          • Cushions Impact
                          • Lightweight

                          Cons

                            Best Uses

                            • Road Running

                            Comments about Mens Brooks Ghost 7 Running Shoe:

                            I almost skipped these shoes all together, given the mediocre reviews on here, but tried them on in the store and was very happy with the result. I guess so, because I bought em. I run about 20 miles a week (road and treadmill) and wear them in the gym and have been very pleased with the level of cushioning, comfort and overall feel. These replaced a pair of Asics Gel Cumulus 14 - which I really liked. I easily could have gone for the Cumulus 16 but thought I'd try a new shoe. I'm glad I did. If I was forced to criticize, I'd say the tow box is a bit large for me, but that could be more of a sizing issue. All in all, I'm very pleased with these.

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

                            Great Shoe

                            By StutzNS

                            from San Clemente, CA

                            About Me Avid Athlete

                            Verified Reviewer

                            Pros

                            • Comfortable
                            • Fast
                            • Good Arch Support

                            Cons

                              Best Uses

                              • Road Running

                              Comments about Mens Brooks Ghost 7 Running Shoe:

                              I have put 25 miles on this shoe so far and it is by far the most comfortable shoe I have used in a long time.

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

                              Highly recommend.

                              By Bobby J

                              from HUNTINGTON BEACH,CA

                              About Me Avid Athlete

                              Pros

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

                              Cons

                                Best Uses

                                • Pavement

                                Comments about Mens Brooks Ghost 7 Running Shoe:

                                I am a competitive runner and train 6 days a week,have worn several different brands through the years. Brooks are by far the best running shoes. the ghost series have become my go to daily shoes.The 7's are my third go.

                                • Sizing:
                                • Feels true to size
                                • Width:
                                • Feels true to width
                                • Arch Type:
                                • Average Arch
                                • Was this a gift?:
                                • Yes
                                 
                                1.0

                                Big Disappointment

                                By Ironmancougarfan

                                from Draper, Utah

                                About Me Avid Athlete

                                Verified Buyer

                                Pros

                                • Breathable
                                • Lightweight

                                Cons

                                • Narrow / Tight
                                • Poor Arch Support
                                • Uncomfortable

                                Best Uses

                                • Road Running

                                Comments about Mens Brooks Ghost 7 Running Shoe:

                                I bought these based on the last two versions of this shoe. I run about 30 to 35 miles a week training for ironman 70.3's. The Ghost 5 was good and the Ghost 6 was incredible. The 7 is a huge disappointment!!! The arch is far narrower than the previous models and is uncomfortable. The midsole does feel softer than previous versions. The fit of the shoe just feels uncomfortable and way different than the 5 or 6. I'm stacking up on the 6's and hope the 8's are a lot better.

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

                                Another great Ghost model

                                By Montello Mud Man

                                from Montello, WI

                                About Me Avid Athlete

                                Verified Buyer

                                Pros

                                • Breathable
                                • Comfortable
                                • Cushions Impact

                                Cons

                                  Best Uses

                                  • Road Running

                                  Comments about Mens Brooks Ghost 7 Running Shoe:

                                  The Brooks Ghost 7's continue delivering exactly what we know and love: A comfortable, no nonsense, high mileage daily trainer. If your looking for the most high tech, fancy shoe out there that is made of some obscure new fabric, with soles made from space age rubber and foam designed by NASA.....the Ghost 7 is not for you. But, if you are looking for a shoe that you can step into, tie up and go log some high miles; this IS the shoe you are looking for.

                                  What has changed? The Ghost 7 has not changed much since its last model. Some slight cosmetic changes are present, but nothing that makes the shoe unrecognizable. The outsole pattern has slightly changed, with larger lugs across the midfoot, but it remains a smooth riding shoe across the board. They also seem a bit lighter than the Ghost 6, but not a night and day difference.

                                  What has stayed the same? All the good stuff that us Ghost fans come looking for. Out of the box comfort, smooth ride, and cushioning. The cushioning is plentiful without becoming sloppy and unresponsive. I am a midweight runner who is a light heel striker and find that these shoes offer just the right amount of cushion. You can go out and work speed and sprints, just as easily as I can go out and run 15+ miles.

                                  Bottom line is that if you want a great shoe for daily training, this is your shoe. Put them on, tie up, and GO RUN in comfort. Dont believe me? There is a reason that the Ghost continually makes Runners World best of lists.

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

                                  Disappointing!

                                  By Matt8628

                                  from Indianapolis

                                  About Me Gym Rat

                                  Pros

                                  • Breathable

                                  Cons

                                  • Narrow / Tight
                                  • Poor Stability

                                  Best Uses

                                  • Road Running

                                  Comments about Mens Brooks Ghost 7 Running Shoe:

                                  I was hoping that there wasn't a huge change from Ghost 6 except for an increase in breathability, which there seemed to. That's where it ends however. The 7's lacked any type of stability compared to the 6's and felt 'mushy' throughout a 7 mile run because of the much thicker insole. I would agree with the other reviewer that there is an upper heel issue as well. One shoe rubbed while the other felt like it was slipping constantly. The tongue of the shoe is also smaller and ends at an unusual length. In summary, it's time for me to stock up on the 6's.

                                  • Sizing:
                                  • Feels half size too big
                                  • Width:
                                  • Feels too narrow
                                  • Arch Type:
                                  • Average Arch
                                  • Was this a gift?:
                                  • No
                                   
                                  4.0

                                  New Favorite

                                  By Roadrat

                                  from Spring, Tx.

                                  Pros

                                  • Cushions Impact
                                  • Lightweight

                                  Cons

                                    Best Uses

                                    • Endurance Training

                                    Comments about Mens Brooks Ghost 7 Running Shoe:

                                    I'm 6'4" 215 and need good cushioned shoes. My all time favorites where Asic's Landrifts, but they don't make them anymore so I've been searching for a comfortable light weight replacement. The Ghost showed up and I took them for a short 2 mile check out run. Felt great right out of the box. Sunday I ran a 17 miler and now have a new favorite shoe. Great fit, good cushioning, and light weight, a winning combo!!

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

                                    Too much change from Ghost 6

                                    By Average runner

                                    from Louisiana

                                    About Me Avid Athlete

                                    Pros

                                    • Comfortable
                                    • Lightweight

                                    Cons

                                    • Poor Arch Support
                                    • Poor Cushioning
                                    • Too Much Room In Shoe

                                    Best Uses

                                      Comments about Mens Brooks Ghost 7 Running Shoe:

                                      The cushioning is too mushy like some of Nike's shoes. Arch is minimal when should be avg to high. Too much room in forefoot/midfoot of the shoe. Back heel rubs on the outside on both heels.
                                      I did like the light weight of the shoe.
                                      I usually run about 20-25 miles/week.

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

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