Brooks Ghost

The Brooks Ghost is one of the best running shoes year after year for its comfort and dependable cushioning.

Brooks built the Ghost for smooth miles on the road, on the treadmill or around the neighborhood, which makes it ideal for everyday training. More than a decade after it debuted, the Ghost remains a stellar shoe for runners and walkers at any level.

Plus, with plenty of colors and widths to choose from, you can find the perfect Ghost for you. Read more about the latest version in our Brooks Ghost 15 review.

About the Brooks Ghost

In 2008, Brooks set out to create a go-to running shoe for runners of all levels and abilities. During its inception, Brooks’ director of product management coined the nickname “the Ghost” because he would run only at night, and thus, the Brooks Ghost was born.

Today, the Ghost remains a fan favorite for runners and walkers thanks to its versatility and reliable fit. Brooks continues to refine and improve upon this neutral daily trainer to give you a well-rounded running shoe that can easily handle recovery days, long-distance runs and even some faster-paced workouts.


  • 3D Fit Print. The revolutionary process uses screen-print technology to build engineered structure for the upper of a shoe. 3D Fit Print maintains the shoe's structure but gives it better flexibility and a lighter weight.
  • DNA LOFT midsole foam. For a smoother ride and easy landings, DNA LOFT blends foam, rubber and air for softness that’s also light and durable.
  • Segmented Crash Pad. The Crash Pad is a midsole design that uses independent, but fully integrated, shock absorbers to smooth out your ride. The segments work together to customize your landing when your foot hits the ground, making for a seamless heel-to-toe transition.
  • Carbon Neutral. The Ghost was Brooks' first carbon-neutral running shoe helping them down a path to net zero carbon emissions by 2040.

How to Clean the Brooks Ghost

Brooks does not recommend washing shoes in the washing machine. Instead, remove the internal liner and hand wash the shoes in warm water with mild soap. Make sure not to submerge or soak the shoes in water.

Here are some more tips to make your running shoes last longer.

Who It’s Best For

Fans of Brooks running shoes will love the Ghost for its neutral support and ample cushioning. This award-winning trainer is perfect for everything from walking and long hours spent on your feet to daily mileage and marathons.

What makes the Brooks Ghost one of the best neutral running shoes is its accommodating fit and versatility for all different types of runners and walkers. With over 40 years of experience outfitting runners with the best running shoes and over 4 million foot scans (and counting) taken through our personalized Fleet Feet fit id® Outfitting process with 3D foot scanning technology, the Brooks Ghost continues to stand out as one of our favorite daily trainers.

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