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Brooks Ghost 5 Reviews

71 reviews
total

Overall Rating:

96%Rated 5 stars

4%Rated 4 stars

0%Rated 3 stars

0%Rated 2 stars

0%Rated 1 stars

Customer Fit Survey:

89% "Felt true to size"

92% "Felt true to width"

54% "Moderate arch support"

66 are "Favorable"

Most Helpful Favorable Review

Posted 10/11/12
Overall Rated:4 stars!
Comfort Rated:4 stars!
Style Rated:4 stars!

Seem to have more support than the Ghost 4. They are narrower than previous and have me hoping that these 12 EE will stretch some during break in. They are not a true EE in width like previous were and I feel some tightness in the top of the shoe unlike the Ghost 4. Thought I would not like the color but they look pretty nice. Time will tell on fit after break in. I will update later. I wanted to try the Mizuno Enigma 2 but Zappos was out of stock in 12 EE. Zappos has the best customer service of any place that I have ever ordered from online - Hands Down!

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5 are "Critical"

Most Helpful Critical Review

Posted 9/22/12
Overall Rated:1 stars!
Comfort Rated:1 stars!
Style Rated:5 stars!

These shoes have a major problem: the lack of cushioning in the front and the feeling of some hard ball under the front of the shoe that is really uncomfortable. Once you run, that feeling lessens somewhat but it is still there. This is a real problem, I do not recommend these shoes to anyone and I am really surprised that they have obtained the editor's choice! They must have totally missed that issue. Don't buy them, you will hurt yourselves after a while.

Additional 51 Ghost 5 Brooks Reviews

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1 person found this review helpful  

March 21, 2013

Dhooey

from devils lake

I bought these shoes a month ago and love them. I'm on my feet all day long. To me they run on the small side so get a half size bigger. I also bought the Mizuno Wave Ascend 7. That shoe is good too, but I really like the Brooks Ghost 5 for comfort. Now I'm coming back for a second pair of Brooks Ghost 5. I look forward to getting the shoes and wearing them right away. You don't have to wait to get used to them, it's like you already had the shoes in your closet, and the customer service is fantastic. I haven't been disappointed yet.

Brands I'd also recommend: im looking at sacucony grid omni walker and have only tried brooks ghose 5

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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Fit Rating

Felt a half size larger than marked

 

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Excellent arch support

 

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January 31, 2013

Walt w

from Corpus Christi, Tx

These shoes ROCK! Light and breathable, with a short break in period. For me 1/2 a day. I don't run in them (knee), but they make both my knee and lower back feel great. I would Highly recommend these shoes!

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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Fit Rating

Felt true to size

 

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Moderate arch support

 

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January 9, 2013

JB

from South Texas

Phenomenal shoes! These are an upgrade from some low end New Balance shoes and they are a huge improvement. I no longer finish my run with aches and pains in my feet and ankles. They have great arch support, great cushion and a slick look. I recommend these to anyone looking for a comfortable, quality running shoe. Will buy Brooks again.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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December 29, 2012

Kirk

from P.V. CA

I have been debating how to write this review. I either rave about the shoes and let the world know what a truly awesome product this is or l completely trash the shoes in the review so no one will want the product. To be selfless or selfish is the debate. If I pick selfless and let the world know how great the shoes are, then likely the shoes will sell out and never be on sale. If I chose selfish, no one will want the shoes and I can pick up six pairs on clearance in a few months. They are incredibly comfortable and light, I feel like I can run faster and longer. This is my favorite pair of running shoes ever! Selfless feels good! Enjoy!

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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Fit Rating

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December 16, 2012

Willow 6

from Windsor CA

Seem very comfortable so far, I use them for walking, shopping.

Brands I'd also recommend: callevans@sbcglobal.net

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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December 11, 2012

Rich

from Cleveland, Ohio

I have been a Nike running shoe guy for a long time. I had read a review on the Ghost 5 in Runners World and decided to try give it a shot. I have about 20 miles logged on these shoes so far. They are comfortable and I feel like they absorb impact well. Comfortable ride.

Brands I'd also recommend: Nike Pegasus

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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December 10, 2012

James G

from Central Indiana

Great shoe. The heel cushioning is second to none. Highly recommended!

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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November 19, 2012

Anonymous

from Birmingham, Alabama

Great shoe. I've been moving among Asics and Brooks and NB for several years and when I found Ghost 4 I realized I'd found the shoe for me. Approximately 5'9, 145 - average about 20/wk when not race training. Using these to get ready for February marathon.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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Fit Rating

Felt true to size

 

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Moderate arch support

 

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Felt true to width

 

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October 20, 2012

Anonymous

from Santa Margarita, CA

Love, love this shoe. Right out of the box I wore this shoe for four straight days at Disneyland...no tired feet, just happy feet. I am a woman and I order the mens shoes because the width fits me better. I have a bad knee and back and during the entire four days of walking for 10-12 hours a day at Disneyland, no knee or back pain. I'm ordering a second pair of these gems.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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Felt true to size

 

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Excellent arch support

 

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September 24, 2012

Anonymous

from United States

Got a pair at a local running store when I started training for a Tri. Big difference from my previous Asics. Very light and comfortable.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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November 18, 2012

Anonymous

from Charlotte, NC

I am 5'9" 180 pounds and run about 500 miles per year, 80 percent on treadmill and 20 percent outside, 3 miles per run about four times per week, and I have a neutral/slightly supinate stride. I replace my shoes every year. My last two pairs have been Mizuno Wave Rider 13 & 14. I was going to get MWR15, but the sales guy at my local running store recommended these Brooks Ghost 5 because the fabric breathes better. The length size is same as the Mizuno, but the toe box is wider in these Brooks. I bought them online from Zappos because I liked the yellow color, which was not available in the store. I have fairly narrow feet and believe the Mizunos fit my feet a little better, but I have no complaints with these Brooks and love the yellow color. I recommend these for guys with neutral stride whose feet are slightly too narrow for Mizuno.

Brands I'd also recommend: Mizuno Wave Rider

Overall Rated:4 stars!

Comfort Rated:4 stars!

Style Rated:4 stars!

 

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Excellent arch support

 

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Felt wider than marked

 

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August 23, 2013

James N

from Billings, MT

I have always run in Brooks (Chariot) to wit 2:54 marathon so I am partial to the heavy heel strike performance of Brooks. This shoe appears to have the same characteristics.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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August 6, 2013

JIM S

from SEATTL, WA

I've been wearing Brooks running shoes for over 5 years because I have chronic feet, knees, hips, and back pain. My Brooks, Ghosts 5, running shoes have lessened my pain considerably in all of these areas allowing me to go further than I did with other brands. I wear them all day sometimes because they look good, fit correctly, and are super comfortable. I'm sold on my Brooks shoes! I will never buy another brand.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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Felt true to size

 

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Excellent arch support

 

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August 6, 2013

Anonymous

from Daytona Beach, FL

Very good! I use those to run on concrete and trails. They work great for both terrain. This shoes are also good for the gym and biking. Look durable too.

Brands I'd also recommend: asics and saucony

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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Felt true to size

 

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Excellent arch support

 

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Felt true to width

 

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August 1, 2013

CB

from Milwaukee, WI

Awesome shoe! Didn't know what to expect, but absolutely happy with what I received. These are great shoes I highly recommend!

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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Fit Rating

Felt a full size smaller than marked

 

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Excellent arch support

 

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Felt narrower than marked

 

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July 23, 2013

Anonymous

from Los ANgeles, CA

Had previously bought a more expensive pair of Brooks that I loved. That shoe was discontinued so I took a chance on this one. It has the same great feel that Brooks shoes provide. I'm hooked and my new favorite brand of shoes is Brooks.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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Felt true to size

 

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Moderate arch support

 

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July 21, 2013

Anonymous

 

Took the shoes right from the box and out for a run. A few miles in and all is well. A long time New Balance wearer looking for a change of pace. Seems like a good decision at this point.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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Felt true to size

 

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Excellent arch support

 

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Felt true to width

 

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July 19, 2013

Anonymous

from Alabama

This is an awesome shoe for people who like cushioning when they run. I have purchased 2 pair - one for running and one for casual wear. I also bought my wife a pair for running as well. I have tried other brands in the past and have completely switched to brooks. These are the best!

Brands I'd also recommend: Asics

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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Fit Rating

Felt true to size

 

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Excellent arch support

 

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Felt true to width

 

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July 17, 2013

Lisa C

from Nashville, TN

Arrived VERY quickly and in great condition! Couldn't be happier! The shoes were a gift to someone who already loved Brooks and he loved these as well.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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July 12, 2013

Dave H

from Klamath Falls, Oregon

Doesn't get any better for me as a road shoe! I run more than half time on trails and have other shoes for that, but these are glorious road shoes. They do well on trails too but are a bit heavy and clunky there.

Brands I'd also recommend: Asics

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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Felt true to size

 

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Excellent arch support

 

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July 11, 2013

Anonymous

from Massachusetts

These continue to be very comfortable shoes for me, a large (6'4", 220lb) runner with neutral feet. The rebound/spring in these new ghosts is more significant than in previous models and a pleasure to run with.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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Fit Rating

Felt true to size

 

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Moderate arch support

 

Poor Support

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Felt true to width

 

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July 10, 2013

David P

from Canfield, Ohio

Great mid-weight running show. Good room in the toe-box. Nice cushioning for larger runners.

Brands I'd also recommend: Brooks Glycerin

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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Felt true to size

 

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Excellent arch support

 

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Felt true to width

 

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July 8, 2013

Steve K

from Westchester County, NY

Very comfortable and well ventilated sneakers. I had a couple of blisters along my arches for the first 1 week but not too severe. I have flat feet so I don't think it was the sneaker's fault. The toe box feels roomy and the soles provide much more cushioning than my old pair of Nike running shoes. This brand fell off my radar (last pair of Brooks was in the '80's) but it's now back on given how comfortable they are compared to the major name brands.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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Fit Rating

Felt true to size

 

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Moderate arch support

 

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Felt true to width

 

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July 6, 2013

PM

from Jacksonville, Florida

Perfect long run/everyday trainer (for me at least). Light, flexible and responsive, with plenty of cushion for those long miles, but without being too mushy (like the pure flow). It compares to the Brooks Launch, but with just a tad more cushioning. Seems to run half a size big, so I'd recommend ordering down a half (I did and it fits perfect). Highly recommended.

Brands I'd also recommend: Brooks Launch

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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Fit Rating

Felt a half size larger than marked

 

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Moderate arch support

 

Poor Support

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Felt true to width

 

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July 4, 2013

Anonymous

from St. Louis, MO

This is my first pair of Ghosts after spending three years in the Adrenaline. I really like them, and have not experienced any issues - other than saving some money by purchasing this less expensive style.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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Fit Rating

Felt a half size smaller than marked

 

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Moderate arch support

 

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