Brooks Ghost 6 Running Shoes Review
Brooks Sports, Inc. is an American company that was founded in 1914. Originally, the company produced bathing shoes before moving into manufacturing sports goods. Later, the company started to produce baseball cleats in 1920s and football cleats in 1930s respectively. Since late 1970s, Brooks has been producing running shoes, soccer, and sport apparel. Brooks’s shoes have been endorsed by a number of athletes such as the baseball players from Pittsburgh Pirates and the American football quarterback Dan Marino for the Miami Dolphins.
For a company that has been in business for almost a hundred years, Brooks has a lot of experience when it comes to producing high quality and top of the line running shoes. In their extensive line of running shoes is the Brooks Ghost 6, a running shoe designed for people with high arches or those who are under pronators or supinators.
When Brooks was designing the Ghost 6 running shoes, the company decided to leave no stone unturned. For this reason, this pair of running shoes has almost all the ideal combination of features a runner with high arches wants in a running shoe. It is built for a runner who does not want to compromise on any features that correct his pronation and provide ample support to his high arch feet.
The Ghost 6 by Brooks comes with a number of features. Some of these features are listed below. See the full list here.
- Proprietary anatomical Brooks DNA for customized cushioning
- Extra flexibility with Omega flex grooves
- First ever biodegradable running shoe midsole by Brooks featuring BioMogo technology
- Customized cushioning and stabilization with Caterpillar Crash Pad technology
- Features higher durability and long lasting outsole feature HPR Plus Outsole.
Apart from a host of features as mentioned above, the Ghost 6 is available in 2 different color schemes. Take a look at this beautiful selection of running shoes below.
At the heart of these running shoes is the inner sole which is loaded with advanced features. At first, Brooks added their proprietary anatomical Brooks DNA technology. This technology allows for customized cushioning support which is necessary for high arch feet. Then, the company added extra flexibility as part of their Omega flex grooves technology. Even at this stage, Brooks decided that it was not enough and wanted to go where no one has gone before. So, they added the Caterpillar Crash Pad technology which uses a form of compression technology to provide a substantial amount of cushioning and impact reduction. This cushioning technology works regardless of your body weight or how you happen to land on the shoe. Finally, these running shoes feature Brooks’s BioMogo technology, thus making it the first ever running shoe with a biodegradable midsole.
The HPR Plus outsole of these running shoes is made of carbon rubber which strong, durable, and long lasting. The outsole is abrasion resistant which helps to increase the longevity of the sole. The outsole provides an excellent grip and with a plenty of traction. The top of these running shoes is made of a durable membrane called the GORE-TAX membrane. This synthetic membrane is water proof, breathable and is designed to keep your feet dry, comfortable, and blister free.
The traction qualities of this shoe are second to none. The soft heel and a firm forefoot give the runner an exhilarating feeling of being fast. It doesn’t matter whether you are running on dry or wet ground, even or uneven surface, these shoes stick the ground beneath your feet like a gecko sticks to the ground. While wearing these shoes, you feel planted at rest. But once you start running, it feels like you are running over clouds. It amazes me how Brooks has managed to pull off this particular feat. Sometimes, I think may be the inspiration for these shoes were sports cars.
It is easy to say that the Ghost 6 running shoe is an all rounder when it comes to comparing running shoes for people with high arch feet. I whole heatedly recommend this shoe to runners who are looking for a great running shoe that provides ample cushioning. In case of Ghost 5, the cushioning feels so natural that you think it was made just for you. Unlike other cushioned running shoes, you do not experience the ‘spongy feeling.’ Additionally, the flexibility offered by these shoes makes sure that that your movements stay natural and you maintain a positive pronation. With a host of features as mentioned earlier, the Ghost 5 is a versatile shoe and will not disappoint the runner in any environment.
It is no surprise to me that Ghost 6 has been an all time best seller. As a matter of fact, these running shoes were awarded “Editor’s Choice” in the September issue of the Runner’s World’s fall 2014 Shoe Guide. Recently, Brooks has released a newer model, which is the Ghost 7. The new model features almost all the features of the Ghost 5 and is available at an attractive price for both men and women.