Anyone run in the Brooks Ghost 5 or 6 shoe, heard a few reports its not a true neutral shoe, just wondered how people got on with them, going from a Nike Pegasus 29 shoe to these maybe.
Generally these days, shoes with medial posts are classed as STABILITY and those without classed as NEUTRAL.
But all shoes have some level of stability.
I know that some well built 'neutral' shoes are actually more stable than some cheap 'stability' shoes.
The Pegasus is probably one of the most flexible/least stable neutral options out there right now - and the Ghost is one of those quite stable neutral shoes.
So there could be as much of a stability difference as with a 'mild' stability and 'moderate/strong' stability shoe - and generally people wouldn't advise that kind of stability change if your current (stability) level seems to be working for you.
So maybe don't go for the Ghost.
I'm a bit out of touch lately so aren't sure what a Pegasus equivalent might be these days (Mizuno Wave Rider maybe?).
That's when your friendly local specialist running shop comes in.
Use them or lose them.
It is aimed at exactly the same customer as the Pegasus.
I have Ghost 5's and have no complaints. Would have no hesitation recommending them
Im currently running in Ghost 6 and I absolutely love them. I would say they are a neutral shoe. Had no issues at all.
Both classed as neutral but Peg is softer than the Ghost.
I'd say they're neutral but have a fairly stiff sole. I was recommended a pair (a year or so ago) to help reduce the pain of shinsplints and they did work for that but I didn't like the feel of them on my feet, being used to more flexible shoes...
I don't have experience with the Nike, but I've covered a lot of miles in my Ghost 5's without any complaints. I've just replaced them with some Brooks glycerin 11's which feel great - like a comfortable pair of slippers. I've only used them twice so far - a 6 mile run and a 17 mile run (so far so good). I've done well over 700 miles in the ghost 5's and they still feel good to run in - cushioning seems ok still but the tread is showing signs of wear.
I've also got a pair of Mizuno wave rider 16's. The Mizuno's are lighter and also feel comfortable. I'm using the Mizuno's for road races and training runs on tarmac. I seem to prefer the brooks for logging the majority of my training miles though - and I'd still be happy to race in them.
I have Ghost 6's and so far ran around 400km in them. Very comfortable, I previously had arch pain which has completely vanished. I did a gait analysis and was told I am a neutral runner, and had these recommended.
I will be buying them again.
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