Brooks Ghost 6

Brooks Ghost 6

Brooks Ghost 6     Photo: Lucas Zarebinski

BEST FOR: Heel strikers

There’s a reason runners have traditionally preferred high-heeled kicks to minimalist shoes—they feel better. The Ghost features a veritable mountain of foam in the heel (24 millimeters worth), lugs that soften the blow by splaying outward on each landing, and couchlike padding around the tongue. That mix makes it the most shock-absorbing shoe here. The trade-off is that it has the least natural feel. 10.7 oz

Brand: Brooks $110

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