Brooks has never been a company to tout crazy new innovative technologies or game-changing ideas. Rather, the company finds success in what it knows best: delivering footwear that simply works. No frills or gimmicks necessary (slightly out-there marketing aside, that is).
As such, its not often we see big changes in Brooks’ core model updates, with many of the shoes just receiving minor tweaks from year to year to refine a product that already works with a big segment of runners.
You’ll be forgiven if you were to look at the Ghost 7 and mistake it for its predecessor. Changes are minimal, especially in the aesthetics of the shoe, which may lead many runners into thinking the only difference is the new number in is name.
The biggest change in this update is something you can’t see – the midsole material has been changed from a BioMoGo compound with DNA inserts, to a one-piece, blended BioMoGo platform. This is a change we will eventually see with most of Brooks’ offerings, and based on our experiences with this material in the Ravenna 5, we expect this to deliver a smoother and more consistent ride without killing the overall feel of the shoe.
Brooks has definitely taken the “if it ain’t broke, don’t fix it” approach here, a good thing if you’re a fan of the current Ghost model. We expect this update to continue to resonate with the many runners who use the Ghost as their everyday trainer. (Read Full Review here - Running Warehouse Blog)
The Ghost 7 is a triple threat of balance, cushion, and lightweight materials. Hitting the sweet spot for millions of runners, this neutral running shoe for men gives you the stuff to kick back for miles on end, or lean in and pick up the pace. We’ve maintained the horseshoe-shaped crash pad, full ground contact, and omega grooves in the forefoot for the super-smooth heel-to-toe transition runners love. We’ve improved the multi-award-winning Ghost by making it smoother and lighter. BioMoGo DNA in the midsole offers adaptive cushioning while staying more flexible. Bigger lugs in the forefoot make the Ghost feel more responsive as you run. And the look? More modern while remaining technical, thanks to the Ghost’s signature color-shift chevron and no-sew overlays. The Ghost may scare off the competition, but it’s plenty friendly to your feet.