Brooks Ghost GTX–$120


Fit / “They felt great when I put then on—very comfortable and roomy—but I noticed my foot started to slide around when I ran at faster paces,” commented one tester. While some testers enjoyed the roomy fit of the Ghost, others had a hard time adjusting to the extra volume through the midfoot of the shoe.

Feel / The GTX, which features the same cushioning technology as the road version of the Ghost 4, was the softest shoe we tested for this review. One tester said, “These felt like a heavily-cushioned road shoe.” A good option for heavier runners or those who prefer a very forgiving feel underfoot.

Ride / Featuring a flexible midsole and not overly aggressive outsole, the Ghost rides more like a road shoe than any of the other shoes we tested. The Gore-tex upper makes this shoe a great option for inclement weather and winter road running. Not suitable for technical downhill running or challenging terrain.

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