My new favorite shoe! I have had foot surgery and continual plantar fasciitis that I try to keep at bay by buying the best shoes. The Ghost 11 is perfect. When Zappos had them on sale, I ended up buying 4 pairs because I always worry when the next "generation" of the shoe comes out thatit won't fit as well. I hike regularly and walk about five miles daily. They have prevented any plantar fasciitis flare-ups this summer. Highly recommend!
I live in Ghost 10s and was eager to try the new Ghost 11. Well, they're OK, but some minor changes from the 10 are a deal breaker for me. I do not like the new thin flat laces. They're harder to lace smoothly and harder to keep from twisting around in the holes that are now round instead of oval which kept the old puffy laces nicely in place. Also, there is only one of the "Tongue Tied" loops at the top of the tongue. Brooks added one of those double-slotted things halfway down the tongue adding difficulty to lacing and not improving the tongue position overall. I much prefer the two loops at the top.
I think these may be even more comfortable than the Ghost 10. They have great cushion and are very light. They were comfortable from the moment I took them out of the box. I have a large foot (12W) and do wish there were more color options. I ordered two pair in different colors to be able to see them in person. I decided to keep the navy ones. I really wanted to like the coral/black ones, but don't like the black mesh overlay. I'm not a fan of black athletic shoes in general though.
I have purchased Brooks in the past and like the look of these (white/black/fushia laces) to compare with a pair of Nike Air Max 90's. The Nike's won the comparison as they felt a bit more hugging of my foot and for the amount of walking I'll be doing the thicker sole cushions the ball of my foot better. I would have kept both shoes except I could tell that the Brooks had a weak spot at the front of the foot and like my other gym shoes, the toe would wear through quickly.
I wear a custom inserts and have found Brooks to work the best for me. (need a deep shoe to accommodate) I go up 1/2 size and Wide Width and it works perfect. I do wish Brooks made some funky shoe colors/patterns. I am not a pink/aqua person but bought these for comfort. I can't really attest to the support as my insert takes the place of a lot of what the shoe does,however, I have tried many other shoes for style and Brooks offer the most comfort for me so there must be something to it.
I don't usually write reviews, but I am really impressed with my first time purchase of Brooks running shoes and the Ghost 11. I always order running shoes for my walking because they seem to have more padding on the bottom for the front of my foot. I have wide feet and bunions, so the stretchiness and roominess of the front of the shoe is wonderful. The best part, though, is that walking in these shoes does not bother my knees at all! It must be the cushioning. I have loved my Saucony running shoes, but these are even better because my knees don't hurt when I do my three mile walk each day. Happy!!
I wear a 9.5 in closed shoes but in brooks sneakers I always wear a size 10. My toe pushes up to the front of the shoe at 9.5 without any extra room. So i would recommend ordering a 1/2 size up. I walk 4-5 miles daily and these shoes are comfortable with good arch support and excellent shock absorption. Highly recommand.
I haven't owned a pair of Brooks in years. I don't know why I waited so long! These are perfect. I have problem ankles and these give me great stability. I tend to have an average to wide foot, and these fit perfectly. Plenty of room.
I can't seem to find a good athletic shoe for my foot. My feet must have grown some. I wore a 9N but lately they seem short. So I guess you could say my foot is a 9.5N. Also I under-pronate or supinate (I wear out the outer rim of the heels on my shoes). I ordered 3 pair of shoes. Mizuno Wave Rider 22, Brooks Dyad 10 and Brooks Ghost 11. According to the reviews I ordered 3 different sizes. The one that felt super comfortable immediately and which I kept is the Brooks Ghost 11, which I ordered in 10N so 1/2 size larger than normal. I love the stretchy feel of the mesh, they feel really solid, are very cushiony on the bottom and really hug my foot. I got the black with acqua and pink. The reason I took a star off for style is that they have a wide rubber base and make your foot look big. But the mesh part is very stylish. Have only walked around the house with them so far, but I go to Italy often and I think these will be great on cobblestones. Hope I'm right!
Also have Ghost 10's. The Ghost 11 arch support placement is slightly different, more detectable. Excellent padding like its predecessor. Also appreciate that this shoe is offered in an all black version, more appropriate for casual work wear and long days on your feet!
This is the new Brooks Ghost 11. I have a narrow foot and Brooks will usually only carry one color for a AA width foot. The shoe looks longer but compared it to my Brooks Ghost 10 and exact same length. The toe box appears to be a little bit wider, but overall, a very comfortable and stable shoe for either brisk walking or running!! A must for a person with a narrow foot!!
I usually get size 9, when purchasing “Brooks”. I exchanged them for my true size - 8.5, and was pleasantly surprised with the toe box, and how forgiving they were for wider feet. If you decide to buy these, choose your true size. They are amazingly comfortable. They are my new favorite pair, this week. ;)
I love these shoes. They have a wide toe box which makes them so comfortable and they look really cute!
I use them for boot camp classes and running and they were comfortable right out of the box. I plan on buying another pair in a different color - definitely my favorite shoe in a long time.