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Ten versions have made the Ghost a well loved classic, and version 11 looks to continue the trend. The Ghost 11 has some new features, it is debuting a new midsole compound called DNA Loft (soon to extend to more Brooks shoes), and it shares a visual theme with the entire line.
The upper is an engineered mesh with good breathability, a smooth interior, and a well shaped toe that conforms nicely to the forefoot. The midsole continues with a generous slab of quality EVA, the crashpad featuring DNA Loft, a light but durable new formulation, which makes the ride smooth and comfortable. The outersole maintains the blown rubber forefoot and durable carbon rubber in heel, to prevent surprises in the performance and durability departments. The excellent fit, quality materials, and reasonable price make the Ghost 11 an even better choice for Ghost fans, and an excellent contender for those looking for a reliable daily running shoe.
Testers: “Good cushioning with a pretty light feel. Room in the toes, breathable, comfortable. Put them on and run.”
Updates the Ghost 10
Sizes: Men 7-13,14,15; Women 5-12
Weight: 11.0 oz. (men’s 11); 8.6 oz. (women’s 8)
Construction: Strobel slip-lasted, EVA Strobel board
Geometry: Full Contact