Brooks Ghost 5 shoes

Jun 11, 2012
Outside Magazine

BEST FOR: High-mileage heel strikers.
THE TEST: The thickest-cushioned shoe here, the Ghost 5 performs best when your form starts breaking down—at the end of a long run when your legs have turned to Jell-O. But it’s no slouch when you’re fresh, too, and testers were impressed with how flexible the forefoot was, making for a surprisingly springy ride. While midfoot strikers found the elongated crash pad in the heel a bit cumbersome, neutral heel strikers appreciated the boost.
THE VERDICT: Capable on a range of runs, as long as you’re landing heel first. 11.2 oz; 12-mm heel-to-toe drop.

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