Brooks is a long-standing American shoe firm, most identified in elite lengthy distance operating circles as 2018 Boston Marathon winner, Des Linden’s long run sponsor and extra not too long ago, that of British 1500m Bronze Olympic Medalist Josh Kerr. What I do know them for is making nice on a regular basis trainers for each the paths and the roads. I’ve been sporting their sneakers since my first pair of Ravenna’s again within the early days of this weblog. And have had a pair of Brooks sneakers as a part of my rotation ever since.
The Brooks Ghost line has been round for 15 years and is likely one of the most favoured strains inside the model. It was first named by the then director of product administration at Brooks who loved operating at night time.
Brooks Ghosts are top-of-the-line promoting each day trainers, and I get the hype! Attempting the Ghost 12s again in 2019, I’ve excitedly waited for every iteration of the Brooks Ghost vary. I LOVED the 12s and wore them for over 500 miles. I didn’t love the Ghost 13s…in any respect. However did actually just like the Ghost 14s – learn my assessment right here.
I’ve taken the Ghost 15 for a few miles to date however will replace it as I improve the mileage… I wore them most not too long ago within the Charleston Thanksgiving Turkey Trot!
Brooks Ghost 15 Shoe Assessment
I hoped that the Ghost 15 can be an replace on the 12s. And while they aren’t fairly as excellent in my view as these 12s, they’re a reasonably good match! At 286g/10oz, they’re heavier than the common operating shoe.
Brooks Ghost Launch Date
The Brooks Ghost 15 have already been launched within the US and are being launched on 1st December within the UK (within the meantime the Ghost 14 is on sale for 20% off)
The comfy higher has been enhanced for a safer but breathable match. The engineered air mesh higher doesn’t look visually dissimilar to the 14s. Nevertheless, truly, Brooks have streamlined the higher barely.
The principle replace to the Ghost 15 is the introduction of a softer, lighter model of the well-known Brooks DNA loft midsole foam (just like the one discovered within the Glycerin 20 – that I used to be capable of strive in Eugene this Summer season). The dna loft v2 midsole is a combo of rubber, air and EVA foam. And has been designed to be much less dense and lighter than earlier Ghost midsoles. The stack top is 12mm (identical as earlier variations).
The sturdy outsole has been designed for easy transitions due to the arduous rubber within the heel vs the softer rubber of the midfoot and forefoot. The outsole rubber is designed for the roads however with sufficient grip to see you thru a moist winter, slick leaves. Plus the thick layer to offer safety on a mixture of surfaces.
Brooks Ghost 15 Colors
I actually just like the colourways of the Brooks Ghost 15 – I purchased the ‘Spa Blue/Neo Pink/Copper‘ colourway though I really like a white coach so was tempted by the Oyster/Alloy/White model or the Black/Blue/Aruba (these epitomise the Brooks motto to ‘run completely satisfied’!). I do like that Brooks have stepped away from the normal pink/purple colourways that many manufacturers decide for ladies’s trainers.
Are Brooks Ghost Good Working Footwear?
As I’ve already talked about, I actually like Brooks Ghost trainers. I wore the 14s for the Chicago Marathon whereas Ellie wore the beloved 12s. (I’m not the one one obsessive about that model!) While the Ghosts aren’t the quickest sneakers, they’re a number of the comfiest I’ve ever worn. And ideal for lengthy runs and straightforward miles. I actually appreciated the Ghosts throughout Chicago when my ft had been bashed up after the London Marathon!
One situation that many runners have had with Brooks sneakers is the damage on the collar. Personally I’ve had this materials begin to break down lengthy earlier than the remainder of the shoe. There may be elevated padding within the heel of the Ghost 15 which ought to hopefully cease this downside. The heel counter is strengthened and chargeable for rearfoot stability
I discover the upper toe drop and total shoe construction additionally offers extra help than many different impartial trainers.
Because the Massive Sur Marathon and the cambered roads, I’ve been scuffling with ache and corns on the sting of my foot. My ft are on the broader facet and while I usually put on a standard match (half a measurement up from my ordinary shoe measurement) I made a decision to go for the large match. I really like the additional area. And I might think about that I might significantly respect this for restoration runs when the ft are feeling a bit of sore! Not all sneakers are available in a large possibility. However in case you additionally battle with blisters, pinching or corns, it could be price a strive. The Ghost 15 are additionally obtainable in slim and common.
Total, if I had been to explain these sneakers in a single phrase, it will be consolation. The tongue and significantly the collar are effectively padded (personally I battle with too agency heels. I believe that’s how I injured my heel earlier this summer time). They might go well with impartial runners, these getting back from damage, increase mileage and on the lookout for one thing to put on as an on a regular basis shoe. I wouldn’t put on these for velocity exercises or for lengthy distance miles at ‘tempo’, however they supply a easy, steady experience on a protracted sluggish run or for straightforward each day miles. I believe they’re significantly good for those who like me, take pleasure in run/strolling as a part of coaching!