Tuesday, August 24, 2010

Brooks Ghost 3 Review

In the beginning of July, I posted my first blog poll asking about readers about what running shoes they run in.  Very shortly after that, I went to the local running store to find myself a new pair of running shoes.  I was wearing the Adidas Supernova Glide 2, which I absolutely loved, but I wanted to try something new.  I told the man that, and he brought out three different shoes for me to test.

I first tested the Asics Cumulus, which I wasn't thrilled about.  I wore a pair of Asics (the GT-2150) at the end of last year and those tore up my feet and I lost several toe nails in them.  No bueno.  The second pair of shoes I tested was the Saucony Hurricane which I did like.  It had a good amount of cushioning and they were very comfortable.  I almost went with them, but then I tried the Brooks Ghost 3 which I really liked.  I took all three for a test run around the block, and the Ghost 3s were by far the most comfortable for me.  They have a ton of cushioning and stability.

Pros-great arch support, light weight, cushions impact, comfortable toe box (no blister problems yet), eco-friendly with the BioMoGo midsole, lightweight, breathable mesh, fun lime green accent color
Cons-supposedly they wear out more quickly than other shoes
Another thing that won me over with the Brooks is that they are the only "green" running shoe company.  In recent years, Brooks has declared its dedication to introducing more eco-friendly design and manufacturing practices as well as more sustainable materials.  In 2008, Brooks launched its proprietary BioMoGo midsole, the world’s first biodegradable running shoe midsole that breaks down 50 times faster than traditional midsoles in an enclosed, active landfill.  That's pretty incredible if you ask me!  That same year, the company debuted a new shoe box, made of fully biodegradable, 100-percent recycled paperboard.

I have been running in them for over two months now and I am very happy with them!



  1. I'm so glad you found an environmentally, comfortable shoe, girl! ::high fives::

  2. I will second the issue with Brooks. Comfortable as heck, but short on wear....

  3. I love Brooks because this is comfortable and definitely a best running shoes.

  4. I have gone thru 4 sets of brooks ghost 5 size 11 extra wide. They do run out quickly. I get about 175-225 miles from them. They are good "guiders" for novice, low-intermediate levels. Helps your foot strike and land in the right spot.