Facts

Terrain
Road

Road

Shoes best for road, track and light gravel. See the best road shoes.

Trail

Shoes best for trail, off road, mountains and other unstable surfaces. See the best trail shoes.

Good to know

As long as you stick to the road or path, and if you want just one running shoe, buy a road running shoe.

Arch support
Neutral

Neutral / cushion / high arch

Shoes for runners who does not need any additional arch support (Around 50% of runners). Best for people with high or medium high arches. See the best neutral shoes.

Stability / overpronation / normal arch

Shoes for runners who needs arch support (Around 45% of runners). Best for runners with a normal arch. See the best stability shoes.

Motion control / severe overproanation / flat feet

Shoes for runners who needs a lot of arch support. Best for runners with flat feet. See the best motion control shoes.

Good to know

- Rule of thumb: If in doubt, buy neutral shoes to avoid injuries.
- More about arch support in this video.
- Find your arch type by following steps from this video.

Use
Daily running

Daily running

Cushioned shoes for your daily easy running. Great comfort. See best shoes for daily running.

Competition

Lightweight shoes good for races, interval training, tempo runs and fartlek. Here are the best competition running shoes.

Good to know

If you want just one pair of shoes, buy a shoe for daily running.

Price
$120
Weight
Men: 10.4oz
Women: 9oz
Heel to toe drop
Men: 12mm
Women: 12mm

The height difference from the heel to the forefoot, also known as heel drop, toe spring, heel to toe spring or simply drop.

There are many opinions about what a good heel drop is. We do not recommend any in particular. Lean more in this video.

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Road

Shoes best for road, track and light gravel. See the best road shoes.

Trail

Shoes best for trail, off road, mountains and other unstable surfaces. See the best trail shoes.

Good to know

As long as you stick to the road or path, and if you want just one running shoe, buy a road running shoe.

Neutral / cushion / high arch

Shoes for runners who does not need any additional arch support (Around 50% of runners). Best for people with high or medium high arches. See the best neutral shoes.

Stability / overpronation / normal arch

Shoes for runners who needs arch support (Around 45% of runners). Best for runners with a normal arch. See the best stability shoes.

Motion control / severe overproanation / flat feet

Shoes for runners who needs a lot of arch support. Best for runners with flat feet. See the best motion control shoes.

Good to know

- Rule of thumb: If in doubt, buy neutral shoes to avoid injuries.
- More about arch support in this video.
- Find your arch type by following steps from this video.

Daily running

Cushioned shoes for your daily easy running. Great comfort. See best shoes for daily running.

Competition

Lightweight shoes good for races, interval training, tempo runs and fartlek. Here are the best competition running shoes.

Good to know

If you want just one pair of shoes, buy a shoe for daily running.

The height difference from the heel to the forefoot, also known as heel drop, toe spring, heel to toe spring or simply drop.

There are many opinions about what a good heel drop is. We do not recommend any in particular. Lean more in this video.

Summary

We spent 8 hours reading reviews from experts and users. In summary, this is what runners think:

8 reasons to buy

  • Some users appreciated the Brooks Ghost 10’s high-performance construction.
  • A lot of testers with foot issues were happy that the shoe did not cause foot pain.
  • There were people who recognized the above average shock absorbing capacity of the midsole.
  • A majority of users stated that the shoe felt very comfortable.
  • Based on a number of reviews, the sole unit felt sturdy yet comfortable and less bulky.
  • Some narrated that they felt like they were running on clouds or air with the shoe on.
  • Most runners mentioned that the shoe felt like it was well made.
  • Reviewers appreciated the inclusion of a shoelace holder at the top of the tongue.

6 reasons not to buy

  • One person observed the sole unit coming loose after only wearing it four times.
  • Some reviewers reported that the underfoot platform was too low to the ground and that the quality of cushioning was sacrificed.
  • Someone was unhappy about not getting enough arch support from the shoe.
  • Another tester noticed that the sides and top of the shoe were starting to deteriorate after merely two weeks of use.
  • There was a reviewer who revealed that the shoe did not have an effective grip on wet surfaces.
  • A few runners said that the quality of the shoe is poor.

Bottom line

The Brooks Ghost 10 is a neutral road running shoe that delivers both comfort and performance. It’s an ideal shoe for light training, tempo runs, long runs, and everyday use. Possessing minor yet significant updates from its predecessor, it brings runners a more cushioned, smoother, and adaptive ride.


Rankings


Ratings

4.8 / 5 based on 133 ratings

5 star
79%
4 star
10%
3 star
2%
2 star
1%
1 star
1%

My Rating

Expert Reviews

Experts are running shoe geeks, who post reviews at youtube, directly at RunRepeat or at their own websites. Each expert is categorized from level 1 to level 5 based on expertise. See stats on expert reviews and how we calculate scores here.

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88 / 100 based on 14 expert reviews

  • 86 / 100 by Jamison Michael • Jamison Michael • Level 4 expert

    It's a great shoe for just about anybody who wants a shoe that could do it all.

  • 80 / 100 by RIZKNOWS • Matt Ross • Level 2 expert

    Brooks didn't make any significant overhauls but I do like the slight changes they did make.

  • 97 / 100 by Road Trail Run • Sam Winebaum • Level 5 expert

    The miles go by easy and well cushioned at any moderate pace in this shoe.

  • 87 / 100 by Solereview • Solereview • Level 5 expert

    The Ghost 10 is a comfortable and versatile shoe, but not very fast.

  • 86 / 100 by Motion Control Running Shoes • Motion Control Running Shoes • Level 5 expert

    The Brooks Ghost 10 is a good entry-level cushioning running shoe that provides a comfortable fit and a good amount of cushioning.

  • 100 / 100 by Running Shoes Guru • Michael Mason-D'Croz • Level 4 expert

    The Brooks Ghost 10 is a daily neutral trainer that can take a beating and delivers a comfortable run every time.

  • 87 / 100 by Fueled by LOLz • Hollie • Level 4 expert

    It’s soft, light weight and well cushioned.

  • 86 / 100 by RIZKNOWS • RIZKNOWS • Level 3 expert

    The Brooks Ghost 10 are one of the best neutral running shoes available.

  • 80 / 100 by Sun and Sole • Joel Morris • Level 3 expert

    If you want a comfortable fit to log miles at a lower price than the Glycerin, this is a quality option.

  • 89 / 100 by Run For Your Life • R4YL • Level 2 expert

    Running in Brooks latest shoe was like floating on a cloud…or in this case, a Ghost

  • 80 / 100 by RunRepeat • Kayla Rose • Level 2 expert

    I have found the Ghost 10 to offer a cushioned and stable ride that would satisfy any runner searching for a neutral running shoe. The upper and heel conform to your feet and offer security and while also providing comfort.

  • 90 / 100 by RunRepeat • Steve Hakim • Level 1 expert

    My strides feel efficient and transitions are smooth and comfortable. I am very impressed with how effectively the Ghost balances flexibility, comfort, and support!

  • 88 / 100 by Shoes-n-Feet • Adam Stuhlfaut • Level 1 expert

    In sum, the new Ghost 10 is light, soft and flexible.

  • 80 / 100 by SwiftRunners • SwiftRunners • Level 1 expert

    Overall, I was really really impressed with it.

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Updates to Brooks Ghost 10

  • Brooks made it a point to reduce the weight of the newer version of the Ghost to make the shoe more lightweight. The 9th version of the shoe weighed approximately 10.6 ounces (301 grams), while this most recent version weighs in at around 10.4 ounces (295 grams).
  • The design of the upper was revamped to give the shoe more of an updated look. The color palette used on the fabrics is more matching and two-toned. The flashy detailing on the shoe’s predecessor was removed, giving way to minimal yet sleeker upper accents.
  • Runners can choose from a sufficient range of colorways. The new version comes in subdued colors as well as colors that are eye-catching. Whatever colorway the runner chooses, the option makes the shoe look versatile enough for street-wear.
  • Brooks has made the mid-foot more structured by adding an adjustable saddle construction. Now, runners can experience a more secure fit when the laces are tightened.
  • Lastly, guiding eyelets were introduced to the lacing system. These eyelets are found attached at the top of the tongue. Their main purpose is to hold the tongue of the shoe in place, preventing it from moving from side to side as the runner is in motion.

Brooks Ghost 10 size and fit

The Brooks Ghost 10 comes in standard shoe sizes. Runners will be able to procure a pair in their usual size preferences. However, the width has more choices as the shoe is available in normal, narrow and wide widths. For gentlemen, the available widths are B - Narrow, D - Medium, and 2E – Wide. For the ladies, the options are 2A - Narrow, B - Medium, and D – Wide.

Outsole

The outsole of the Brooks Ghost 10 is made up of two kinds of rubbers – the HPR Plus and blown rubber. The blown rubber covers the forefoot area of the outsole. This material offers durability and flexibility to the shoe. On the other hand, the HPR Plus covers the heel area of the outsole. It offers durability and extra traction.

Brooks’ Cush Pod Configuration is connected to the midsole. Not only do these structures enhance the cushioning of the shoe but, they also set the foot to a more balanced position from heel strike to toe-off. As a result, the forward propulsion of the runner is more efficient.

Midsole

On the midsole is a fusion of Brooks’ environmentally-friendly BioMoGo and the contour-mimicking DNA foam. It is called BioMoGo DNA, and it’s a piece of technology that offers premium adaptability. Runners will be able to experience a more responsive ride with flexibility, and a good amount of energy return.

As an addition to the BioMoGo DNA, Brooks added another patented technology, the S-257 Cushsole. This compound material is used as an insole. It delivers extra cushioning from inside the shoe and makes the in-shoe feel more pleasant and comfortable.

Another Brooks technology that offers flexibility on the midsole is the Omega Flex Grooves. These ridge-like designs are found on the sides of the shoe. They allow the shoe to move together with the runner without sacrificing the cushioned feel.

Inside, the Profile Sock liner compliments the cushioning systems of the shoe. It’s an extra piece of padding that improves the in-shoe feel of the Ghost 10.

Upper

The upper is made up of engineered mesh. It provides lightweight support to the dorsal part of the foot. The breathability of this material allows air to get in, keeping the foot cool during runs and training sessions. This material also possesses elastic characteristics, so it’s able to adapt to the shape of the runner’s foot.

A few synthetic overlays were introduced to the upper to minimally help in maintaining the shape of the shoe. These overlays can be found on key parts of the shoe, namely the toe tip, the heel part and the mid-foot. Although the support of these overlays is lightweight, they still aid in delivering a better fit for runners.

As with most Brook shoes, the Ghost 10 also has the adjustable saddle construction,n which further enhances the fit of the shoe, especially in the mid-foot area. This saddle tightens when the laces are tightened, making the fit snugger.