Brooks is a long-standing American shoe firm, most identified in elite lengthy distance working 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 footwear since my first pair of Ravenna’s again within the early days of this weblog. And have had a pair of Brooks footwear as a part of my rotation ever since.
The Brooks Ghost line has been round for 15 years and is without doubt one of the most favoured strains throughout the model. It was first named by the then director of product administration at Brooks who loved working at night time.
Brooks Ghosts are the most effective promoting every 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 evaluation right here.
I’ve taken the Ghost 15 for a few miles up to now however will replace it as I enhance the mileage… I wore them most not too long ago within the Charleston Thanksgiving Turkey Trot!
Brooks Ghost 15 Shoe Evaluation
I hoped that the Ghost 15 could 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 typical working 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 snug higher has been enhanced for a safer but breathable match. The engineered air mesh higher doesn’t look visually dissimilar to the 14s. Nonetheless, really, 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 (much like the one discovered within the Glycerin 20 – that I used to be capable of strive in Eugene this Summer time). 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 peak is 12mm (identical as earlier variations).
The sturdy outsole has been designed for easy transitions because of the exhausting 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 provide safety on a mix 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 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 glad’!). I do like that Brooks have stepped away from the normal pink/purple colourways that many manufacturers choose for girls’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 footwear, they’re a number of the comfiest I’ve ever worn. And excellent for lengthy runs and simple miles. I actually appreciated the Ghosts throughout Chicago when my toes have been bashed up after the London Marathon!
One problem that many runners have had with Brooks footwear is the wear and tear on the collar. Personally I’ve had this materials begin to break down lengthy earlier than the remainder of the shoe. There’s elevated padding within the heel of the Ghost 15 which ought to hopefully cease this downside. The heel counter is bolstered and liable for rearfoot stability
I discover the upper toe drop and total shoe construction additionally supplies extra assist 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 toes are on the broader facet and while I usually put on a standard match (half a dimension up from my regular shoe dimension) I made a decision to go for the extensive match. I like the additional house. And I’d think about that I’d notably respect this for restoration runs when the toes are feeling a bit sore! Not all footwear are available in a large choice. However should you additionally battle with blisters, pinching or corns, it may be value a strive. The Ghost 15 are additionally accessible in slim and common.
Total, if I have been to explain these footwear in a single phrase, it might be consolation. The tongue and notably the collar are nicely 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, build up mileage and in search of one thing to put on as an on a regular basis shoe. I wouldn’t put on these for pace exercises or for lengthy distance miles at ‘tempo’, however they supply a easy, secure journey on a protracted gradual run or for straightforward every day miles. I believe they’re notably good for those who like me, take pleasure in run/strolling as a part of coaching!