Brooks Ghost 14 Review

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In this review, I will be talking about the Brooks Ghost 14 running shoe. A lot of positives and only one negative. Unfortunately a negative that is not easy to overcome.

This should is a neutral, high cushioned road shoe with a 12 mm drop. Brooks updated the midsole which is now 100% DNA LOFT cushioning for a soft, smooth ride. DNA LOFT is a soft cushioning, yet remains durable and doesn’t feel too squishy. The new, soft midsole and Segmented Crash Pad help create an easier flow from landing to toe-off. As someone that tends to heel strike, the transition was definitely smooth and it didn't feel like I was hitting the breaks every time my foot landed. The 3D Fit Print upper balances stretch and structure so the shoe adjusts comfortably to your foot. The material feels very lightweight and breathable. On my long runs in the shoe, as my feet started to swell a bit, the shoe remained spacious and comfortable. Brooks offers a lot of color options for this model. I don't think I've ever seen this many to choose from. I was given the black and white colorway which looks great in person.

Being in the middle of training for another 100 miler when I received this, I decided to go all out and take them for my 30 mile training run. They felt absolutely amazing and my legs were really feeling the benefits of the cushion. It wasn't until mile 27 that I realized the only problem. I have two different sized feet by a 1/2 size. So I typically size up for my left foot. During this run the left insert start bunching up into my arch and sliding out the side. I thought something like this would happen to the right shoe since that is the one with more room but it was the opposite. During the last 3 miles of the run, I had to keep stopping to try bending it back into a flat shape and re-insert it. But 1/2 mile into starting again the problem would continue.

I noticed it was around mile 27 that my socks were soaked from sweating and the insert was now damp. Assuming that was it, I started only using the shoe on shorter runs where I wouldn't sweat that much. The insert was too folded to save so I used the ones from my old Ghost shoes. I brought the shoes to use on the 100 mile race since it was a looped course and I could change them out for shorter sections. This time, it started happening again later in the race. I eventually just took the insert out and finished the loop without it. I tried tying the shoe tighter, different lacing tricks, landing different, but for whatever reason it just keeps sliding after so many miles. So because of this I will just use them as casual wear shoes because they still feel amazing regardless.

The price of the shoe is $140 and as of right now Brooks is running a sale on them for $129.95. I highly recommend this shoe to anyone looking for a good versatile running shoe for all types of runs, fast, slow, short, long, training, racing; whatever! I know from experience working at a specialty running story that the experience I'm having with the insert is an isolated issue and not something others should be concerned with. This model has consistently been one of, if not the best, selling running shoe year after year for a reason.

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