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Saturday, July 5, 2014

Brooks Ghost 7 Review

I finally took a ride in my Brooks G7 today and it was a significantly cheaper than flying in a G5.  Despite the cost difference, running in Ghost 7 was a first class experience.

A plush tongue flat laces with a tad of elastic included that will allow your feet to expand.  The forefront continues to be snug not sloppy locking my mid foot in place while allowing room in toe box for my toes to play happy music.

Brooks uses a TPU seamless treatment on the upper to reduce the chance of hotspots or blisters.  Fans of the Ghost would appreciate the minor tweaks to their favorite shoe.  The most significant change to the Ghost 7 was the single BioMoGo DNA material in the midsole which offers adaptive cushioning while staying more flexible.  The G7 has an 11mm drop; the heel is beveled with a 28mm stack height and 17mm forefront.

The G7 is still a fast multipurpose workhorse that can be used for daily training, long runs and distances ranging from a 5k to a Full Marathon.  Brooks signature horseshoe-shaped crash pad and omega flex grooves on the outsole remained relatively the same.  The lugs on the G7 are Bigger making it easier to tackle light trails and felt more responsive than the G6.

The plastic shank was removed from the G5 to the G6 offering continuous ground and a smooth transition through the running gait.  Scaring off the competition with the G7 but, don't worry they will be friendly to your feet. 

Are you a G7 fan, what did you think of the updates?

What are you using your Ghost for-(eg training, tempo runs, races etc.)?

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