Brooks Ghost Max

Men's Running Shoes
Star Rating is 4.6 / 5
40 Verified Reviews
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Get the most out of every walk and run with the Brooks Ghost Max.

This shoe is full of cushion and comfort thanks to the amount of super soft and bouncy DNA Loft v2 midsole foam underfoot. Our runners loved the smooth ride and cushioned feel in our Brooks Ghost Max review. One of the best shoes for standing all day, the Brooks Ghost Max uses a unique rocker geometry to make your walks and runs feel effortless while taking pressure off of the soft tissues in your feet.

The Brooks Ghost Max will help you do more—whether that is taking another walk around the block, running another mile or working just a little more comfortably.


  • Upper: Breathable mesh. The high volume linear last is accommodating to many different foot shapes and allows you to easily put an orthotic insert into this shoe. A padded tongue and collar complete this comfortable upper.
  • Midsole: a high stack of super-soft DNA Loft v2 foam and Brooks’ GlideRoll Rocker work together to decrease pressure underfoot for protective comfort. The GlideRoll Rocker makes your runs feel effortless and it seamlessly rolls you through your heel/toe transitions.
  • Outsole: A wider last gives you a more stable and protected ride, while a central decoupled outsole provides additional stability that doesn’t interfere with a neutral stride.

Tech Specs

Brooks Ghost Max


6 mm

Stack Height

Heel: 39 mm / Forefoot: 33 mm


9.0 oz (W), 10.0 oz (M)




Everyday training

Who It’s Best For

The Brooks Ghost Max is a great shoe for anyone who wants a cushioned, effortless ride as they walk or run. It is ideal for those with different foot ailments*, such as plantar fasciitis and Morton’s neuroma because of the GlideRoll Rocker, soft cushioning and lower offset. It also has an accommodating foot shape for those that have thicker orthotic inserts.

*While we at Fleet Feet aim to provide our customers with the best information possible, nothing beats the expertise of a medical professional. If you experience new or worsening pain, consult a doctor or physical therapist before taking any further action.

Why You’ll Love It

You will love how the Brooks Ghost Max helps you effortlessly walk and run in comfort.

Differences Between Brooks Ghost 15 and Ghost Max

The biggest difference between the Brooks Ghost 15 and Ghost Max is the heel-to-toe transition experience. The Brooks Ghost 15 is designed to be flexible and move with your foot, while the Brooks Ghost Max is designed to move for your foot—so it’s slightly more rigid with a rocker for smoother transitions.

Another thing you will notice about the Ghost Max vs. the Brooks Ghost 15 is that the Brooks Ghost Max has more cushion and a taller midsole stack height. To complement the different transition experience, the heel-to-toe offset of the Ghost Max is 6 mm as opposed to the Ghost 15’s 12 mm drop. Brooks added 8 mm more cushion in the forefoot and 2 mm more cushion in the heel of the Ghost Max.

Read More in Our Brooks Ghost Max Review

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Paolo 4 months ago Verified Purchase

Good shoes for training session well cushioned but not for very long distances

Star Rating is 5 / 5

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Joe 4 months ago Verified Purchase

Surprised at how light and super comfortable these shoes are. I have been having issues with my knees and after having these for 2 weeks now I'm not having any problems with my knees any longer!Love these shoes! A big thank you goes out to Fleet Feet as they are always SUPER helpful when I go into the store and look around! They know what they are doing and I really appreciate their input!Thank you

Star Rating is 5 / 5


naim 7 5 months ago Verified Purchase

Not a runner but I wear these at work and I'm on my feet all day. These are crazy comfortable. This is my first try at Brooks and after trying on in local store I bought them. true to size. plenty of toe space. soft uppers. Excellent shoe.

Star Rating is 5 / 5

Awesome Shoes

Kenny T 5 months ago Verified Purchase

Great cushion shoes with excellent side support. Best shoes I have ever owned.

Star Rating is 5 / 5


Wendell 5 months ago Verified Purchase

They are the most comfortable shoes I have ever worn

Star Rating is 5 / 5


Jackson 5 months ago Verified Purchase

I didn't get the hype but these definitely are some of the most comfortable sneakers I've owned. My feet are super wide and super tall but these don't cramp me up at all. Would definitely recommend.

Star Rating is 2 / 5

Cushion problem

Edgar 6 months ago Verified Purchase

Cushion started to go away after 3 weeks of regular use.

Star Rating is 5 / 5

Great shoes

Michael E 6 months ago Verified Purchase

These are great shoes. I have had plantar fasciitis for almost 4 months. The Ghost shoes combined with orthotics and a brace have made symptoms almost disappear. I wear these almost all day when not playing sports. I played a pickleball tournament last Sat. and no pain Monday morning. I could hardly walk after tournament 3 weeks ago. The shoes have felt great wearing from day1.

Star Rating is 5 / 5

Big difference.

RD 6 months ago Verified Purchase

Bought a pair of shoes back in the spring that started hurting after a couple of months every step was painful. Neighbor suggested Fleet Feet. Guy who helped us was very knowledgeable. Asked my needs brought out 3 shoes. All felt good but one just a bit better. Only problem they were very colorful. Special ordered same shoe in Black and shipped to me in 3 days! Started feeling better by the weekend and now after 6 weeks feet feel much better for a 73yo guy! RD