Women'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 Women'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.
This is my main road running shoe, but I used it as a trail shoe for some time until I found a trail-specific shoe I liked. It stood up to the rigors of trail running all around so I was very pleased with the durability. It outlasted the normal miles/replacement age of the sole. I didn't have this shoe when I was training for my first ultramarathon, but my sense is it would have helped me more than the maximalist shoes I wore for training and for the 50-mile race. While initially a fan of maximalists, the design does not provide enough stability for my inherently-unstable body construction -- my physical therapist's words (stretchy tendons). I'm back to standard running shoes and it feels right.
I prefer flat laces and these lace well with them ... pulls back half of shoe comfortably snug. And, yay, there are more colors to choose from than pink, purple or gray/black! Even teal is getting to be the only blue option. The predominance of these colors in women's shoes over the past decade is so frustrating that I'm tempted to buy the men's -- already did once now. Shoe color falls at the bottom of my list when selecting a running shoe, but this is getting really, really old. What's wrong with blue, red, yellow, green, orange for women? It's not like my whole closet is full of pastels either. Once my shoes are retired from running, I like to wear them for kick-arounds. I'm into sports and I like sporty colors, too. I know I'm not the first female to complain.
Back to important matters, I just purchased the D width to see if it would help reduce blistered toes during my really long runs but not enough miles to be conclusive yet. They are certainly wider than I would wear for walking or even up to running 15 or so miles. The regular width (B) actually handles my narrow heel and wide forefoot quite well, but perhaps the even wider toe box may help with reducing blisters. (I'm ordering a half-size bigger now, too.)
I have a hard time finding anything I'm dissatisfied with on the Ghost's, and it has become my favorite shoe. It's not difficult to see why the shoe is so popular. I only wish a trail version of the Ghost was provided, basically add a more aggressive tread.
I might even love these more than the 6
I got fitted in-store late 2013, and these were among the choices selected after my gait analysis. I originally chose another shoe because this one seemed TOO light and bare. But after 8 hours in the other shoe, I returned to the store for the Ghost 6. I have been happy as a clam walking and running in the 6. I wasn't doing any serious exercise, so my original shoes lasted about 9 months.
A month or two ago, I started picking up my mileage and getting serious about running. It became apparent within the first few weeks that I needed to replace my 6s. I was nervous to try the 7. When I was a die-hard Asics lover, I was let down by next gens of the Cumulus. Despite the bad taste in my mouth, it needed to be done.
I have been running/walking on these shoes for a solid week now and absolutely LOVE THEM. They feel light and fluffy and new with everything I loved about the 6s still intact - only new!
The toebox is super spacious, which I love. The wide size gives me room, but not too much. My heel sits pretty nice in it, though I do have to strap them on tight since my heel is really narrow. They're still light but with good cushion. The arch support isn't all that big a factor for me since I supinate and get neutral shoes to correct my gait.
I wore these to work one day (and got over 10,000 steps) to break them in. There was a little discomfort at first, but nothing too terrible. After that, they were pretty much ready to go for a short 4-mile run. Any initial discomfort subsided.
I will be buying more of these 7s to ease the inevitable transition to the 8 in a year or so because they're so wonderful.
Doesn't Compare To Ghost 5
As a gal who thought the Ghost 5 was hands down, the best running shoe ever, I was hoping for more of the same. But the Ghost 7 is considerably lower quality, and the changes they made created an inferior product rather than an improved one. The new shoes have a tightness in parts of the mid-foot and toe box and the new cushioning develops a sharpness at the edges that can start to rub the foot on long runs. The blisters start to get really painful at about mile 4. I was hoping they'd get better with time, but after a considerable break-in period, they are still terribly uncomfortable because of the fit. There is definitely more cushioning than the Ghost 5, which would be nice if it didn't have the added effect of creating a heaviness and less springy ride than the 5, increasing fatigue, and like I said earlier, rubbing in spots at the edges and creating blisters.
I had to return my first pair because it was defective. The company replaced it for free, so that was good. But all in all, I really don't like this shoe. DON'T MESS WITH PERFECTION- and you had perfection with the Ghost 5. Why, Brooks, why????
Mount Carmel, PA
Best Shoes i have ever had!
Since I began runnning, I have always worn stability shoes. The asics gt 2000s then the Kayanos. I was always told that i needed netural shoes but insisted on stabilty shoes. I tried the cumulus and had a bad expierence with them. So i was NOT about neutral shoes. Finally after seasons of it-band issues and noticing that my shoes were mostly worn on the outside heel, i decided to try neutral shoes. I was very hesitant to try a brand other than asics but i had heard a lot of good things about these shoes so I decided to give them a try. The first couple of days in them my shins hurt, but I think this was to be expected since I went from stability to neutral. Anyways since getting these shoes I have not had ANY it-band problems(knocks on wood) and love that these shoes are very light weight yet still comfotable and not as stiff as the cumulus. By far the best shoes I have ever owned, wished I would have tried them sooner. So if you ever go to a shoe place and they reccomend a certain type of shoe, TRUST them. Especially when you can return them after wearing them. Sometimes you have to give them some time. Def the case with these shoes!I run 50-60 miles a week and am on a college team.
at last, my search (for years): is over!
I have suffered for over a year from Achilles issues in both ankles (possibly due to an increase in mileage during marathon-training season (150M x month) and/or lower heel-to-toe ratio in my running shoes). I wore NB1080 and loved their lightweight and responsiveness. Despite Sorbothane inserts + heel pads, my Achilles issues were getting worse.
I tried the new Nike Pegasus (too stiff and boxy, and aggravated my Achilles).
The day prior to a half marathon, I bought the Ghost7. (Believe me,I know better than to test a new pair of running shoes during a race but deperate times call for desperate measures).
The Ghosts are amazing! As light and responsive as my NB, more cushiony and stable, AND the higher heel-to-toe ratio has helped my Achilles issues tremendously!!
I have only wore them for 3 weeks, so I cannot comment on durability. My NB lasted 250-300M max. I'll be happy if they last just as much.
I am a convert :)
A happy runner :)
Wanted to love these
I had high hopes for this shoe after having returned the latest Wave Rider b/c that shoe was too narrow for my wide foot. I did purchase the wide version in the Ghost, and it certainly was wide enough in the toe box, which I loved. However, after 3 runs, my shins are acting up and my arches are killing me. I ran in them with inserts and without; same result with both. I think just the mid foot platform is too narrow, and therefore unstable for someone with a wide foot who is a mid foot striker. That and the arch seems to be too high for my relatively flat foot. I think this shoe would work great for a lot of runners. I just happen to be one of those weird runners with a wide foot, flat arch, who does not overpronate. Returning for Saucony IsoTriumph (which my arch seems to love).
The best shoe! Going on my 3rd pair now and I wish it was possible to stay in this shoe for a lifetime. I used to run in Saucony all the time, but my mom and sister swore by Brooks, now I don't think I could ever go back. It isn't the lightest shoe I have ever run in, but it the weight doesn't bother me at all and I am sensitive to the weight of shoes. Very durable shoe as well--extremely impressed. I run marathons and they are perfect for LD. Super comfortable, breathable, awesome and pretty! You can't beat a good looking, comfortable shoe. No pain ever! I was having problems with a previous brand, and switched into my Brooks full time and any pain I was feeling went away quickly. The best shoe ever!
No more pain
I'm a slight pronator, but my stability shoes were causing ankle pain and my podiatrist suggested trying a neutral pair. I tried these and Asics Cumulus; went with the Ghosts because they felt much lighter and more flexible, and the forefoot cushioning felt right. So far, so good -- no ankle pain and plenty of cushion for running on pavement. Toe box is a little wide for me, but my foot is on the narrow side (the Asics were actually a better fit width-wise) so it's probably true to size or a tiny bit wider. I got them in hot pink to brighten up those grey winter runs and the color was as pictured. I really love being able to look forward to my runs again instead of being anxious about pain!
Great running shoe!
I bought the Ghost 7 after years of running in Brooks Adrenaline. I was concerned about buying the Adrenaline after reading reviews about the changes they made to this year's model. I was looking for a neutral shoe, and the Ghosts have delivered. They provide great cushioning and are lightweight. I always order a full size up from my regular shoe size for my running shoes and these shoes fit great. My foot doesn't move and I have no heel slippage. I haven't logged too many miles in them yet and I may update my review in the future if things change, but for right now I would give them 5 stars. If your looking for a show to replace Brooks Adrenaline, I would highly recommend these.
Quite a bit of difference
Quite a difference in comparing the Ghost 5 which I'll loved. The Ghost 7 has a small variance in the heel drop and immediately aggraviated my right upper proximal hamstring/ITB. The mid-sole has significant flex which is good as far as toeing off and more contact with the ground, but noticed the balls of my feet and the top part of my toes hurting. Felt to me like I was running in a Nike Free running shoe (performance shoe). Really think it could still use more cushion and do away with the more flex in the mid-sole. Feel this version is going to wear/breakdown more quickly.
I bought both the Ghost 7 and the Glycerin 12 on pre-order. They were both great in their own way but for me the fit of the Ghost 7 is fantastic. I tend to have issues with shoes due to a narrow heel and wider forefront. No matter how I tied the Glycerin the heel was slipping so I returned them for a 2nd pair of Ghost 7's. I run 20-30 miles a week and half marathons 2-3 times a month. These shoes really are "spooky good"! My feet feel great after a short or long run in these. I do use an orthotic. The arch support on the Ghost 7 seems medium, not high.
My feet were swelling after around 5 miles and my regular width Mizunos were feeling too tight causing my feet to become numb. I went to RoadRunner Sports looking for a suggestion. Nick recommended the Brooks Ghost 7. I didnt care for the look of the shoe but trusted his expertise. I am SO glad I did! My feet have never felt better. They are light, and fit well on the heel and arch. I wouldn't wear them outside of running but that is what they are for so it's ok.
This former Mizuno gal loves my Ghosts
I am really happy with my new Ghosts. I have worn Mizuno Wave Riders for the last 15 years and needed a change after feeling pretty lackluster about their latest model. The Ghosts feel amazing on my feet, they're lightweight and super cushion-y. I broke them in after the first run and am now a total Brooks convert. Really quality shoe, beautiful design, great performance. You won't regret trying them!
San Diego, CA
Wonderful Do-All shoes!
I am a pet sitter and work outside on various surfaces. I can really depend on these stable shoes to keep me balanced while completing outdoor cleaning duties and lots of dog walking! I ordered a second pair for a trip that I knew I was going to do a lot of walking......stability and cushion! Going to be hard to wear another shoe! Wish they would make red (not pink) a color choice for this shoe!
Jeri the dog walker
Love this sneaker!!!
I typically run anywhere from 15-25 miles a week, in addition to cross training at the gym. I needed a new running sneaker that was both lightweight, supportive and had a wide enough toe box so as to not aggravate my horrible bunions! These are perfect! I can easily run 6 miles without any discomfort at all. I have been recommending these to my patients who are avid runners and all of which have loved them :)
Drea the PT
Awesome lightweight supportive sneaker
It is my first time buying brooks and it won't be my last. This shoe has a lot of support. I thought it looked too bulky at first but it looks great on and feels even better. I use it for work as I do a lot of walking around in the hospital but I also use it for some of my fitness classes with lots of jumping and it is amazing. It is also considered to be light for the amount of support it offers.
Great first-time show!
I had never purchased shoes before, and these came recommended. I can't say enough about how comfortable and stable these shoes are! They keep me from rolling my ankles when changing surfaces and offer great stability throughout. Highly recommended for a beginner runner like me. My sister who is a seasoned runner had the same pair, so I know I made a good choice.
When I was coming back from an injury, my physical therapist recommended finding a shoe with more stability instead of my usual lightweight running shoes. The Ghost 7's have been perfect for me, providing stability as I increase my mileage for a marathon. They are heavier than shoes I've worn in the past, but that didn't stop me from buying a second pair! Highly recommend.
Cushioning better than my couch
Since its cold outside I only use these sneakers in the gym. They really make a difference on the treadmill and throughout my workout. Grrrreat support. I am truly happy with my purchase. I tried on other sneakers, wasn't looking for a specific color, or look. The ghosts were the most comfortable for me. Highly recommend them!
LEft shoe did not fit with my orthotic quite right, tried another pair same size and same problem in left shoe. My orthotic kept bubbling funny under the arch and squeaking. If it hadn't been for that would have loved the shoe as the right shoe fit perfectly. Ended up getting Brooks glycerin 12 which is a little more cushy and fits my orthotics great.
Lovin' my Brooks
I bought these to rotate into my shoe collection that was rapidly wearing out after training for Ironman Boulder and now the Rock-N-Roll Marathon. I have been a Brooks lover for years, so this is not my first pair. These shoes are meeting all of my expectations; great support, breathable, roomy toe box, no blisters, and light as a feather.
Lone Tree, CO
Light, comfortable and flexible
I run a few times a week--3 miles each time. These are the perfect running shoe. They're lighter than the Glycerin, but have enough support and cushion. There was no breaking in period, they were comfortable right from the first time. I wore the Ghost 6 until I wore it out. Now I'm loving the Ghost 7. (I wear the wide width).
Highland Park, NJ
Good old fit
I've been wearing Brooks for years because I need narrow shoes. The Ghost 7 feels like the Ghost 5, which I liked. I found the Ghost 6 oddly tight across the widest part of my foot. My only complaint is that the Ghost sole wears out faster than the soles of my old Adrenalines an Defyances.
Jensen Beach, FL
Love my Ghosts
These are my favorite running shoes to date. I have a medium to low arch and like a wide toe box. These are lighter than many other neutral shoes that I have found, but have ample cushion. Love these shoes and will be incredibly sad if they ever stop making them.
Santa Fe Springs, Ca
Disappointed NOT by the performance
this is my 4 pair of ghosts and every single one the material has come apart at the ankle...I do not understand this at all but this is also the first time i have written a review on it..probably should give brooks a shout out to see why this is happening???hmmmmm
Really wish it would have worked
I was hoping this would be my new training shoe. When I put my foot in the shoe, it was the most comfortable, soft running shoe I've worn! But alas, I have feet that are a little too wide, because I got small friction points in the toe box.
General running with moderate stability allowing for lateral movements.. Light weight, natural fitting toe box, rests perfect at ankle, dog sports usage for outside. I own 4 Brooks, 2 ghosts & 2 connects..love them all.. Thank you Brooks..!
Brooks wins again!
I tried on a variety of different running shoes, and as usual, the Brooks was the perfect fit for me. I have bunions, and these shoes have a wide enough toe box for my picky feet. :) They are lightweight and comfortable, too!
Perfect Shoe for Me!
In addition to the comfortable ride, this is the perfect neutral shoe for me, no constraints, hotspots, supports narrow ankle/foot/arch with nice wide toe box for spreading feet. I am so happy i found these shoes!
Puts Some Pep in My Step
I run a minimum of 25 miles/week and am currently training for the Honolulu Marathon. These shoes replaced my Ghost 6s which lasted through the last marathon training, the race, plus 4 months! So I'm counting on these to be just as durable.
Pago Pago, AS
Womens Brooks Ghost 7 Running Shoe
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