Brooks Ghost 13 GTX: Waterproof protection, Smoother transition

The Brooks Ghost 13 GTX features an improved upper and midsole. Just like its predecessor, it has a reliable waterproof coverage but with the Invisible Fit construction, the upper coverage is more flexible, comfortable, and lighter.

The improved midsole cushions the feet, from the heel to the forefoot. Aside from the luxurious, soft cushioning, this midsole upgrade encourages a better transition. 

What is it for? The Brooks Ghost 13 GTX is suitable for dry and wet surfaces. It is specifically made for the roads but with waterproof coverage, grippy outsole, and sturdy construction, this waterproof running shoe can survive light trails and puddles.

Ghost 13 GTX vs Ghost 12 GTX: What's new?

  • GTX Invisible Fit - This waterproof membrane offers a lighter and more comfortable fit than the regular GTX construction, which was used in the previous version. With the Invisible Fit, the GTX material is bonded directly to the upper; thus, giving the feet stitch-free coverage. 
  • Full-length DNA Loft midsole - In the previous model, the DNA Loft is placed in the heel section. With the Ghost 13 GTX, the soft DNA Loft extends from the heel to the forefoot, for a smoother heel to toe transition. 


How Brooks Ghost 13 GTX ranks compared to all other shoes
Top 9% road running shoes
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Top 23% Brooks running shoes
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Top 6% waterproof running shoes
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