Replacing Ghost 3s

Neutral, forefoot, road and track

15 messages
09/05/2012 at 17:12



I've been delighted with my Brooks Ghost 3s, injury free since getting them 900 miles ago, but now need a replacement. Can anyone report on a move from Ghost 3 to Ghost 4? Or to any other successful replacement?

 Thank you.


Edited: 09/05/2012 at 18:38
09/05/2012 at 22:44
Believe there's a Ghost 5 just about to be released. Brooks shoes tend to evolve rather than radically change, so if you've found the ghost works for you, stick with it.
10/05/2012 at 09:55

You got 900 miles out of one pair of trainers?

10/05/2012 at 11:51

Recovery Runner: Thanks, I think that's what I want to hear. Injury free is to be treated with respect. I'll stick to Ghosts. I'd get a couple of pairs of Ghost 3s if I could find them, but it looks like Ghost 4. Especially if I can get the green version.

Sebastian80: Last 18 months, 900 miles in Ghosts and 600 miles in Wave Riders, and very reluctant to give up on them. In fact, if I can't find new at better than the prices I've just looked at, I might keep them going.

10/05/2012 at 15:16

I moved from 3s to 4s and much prefered the 4s, this seems to not be an internet wide opinion though. They changed the way the heel hugs, this suited me. I love Ghosts. 

10/05/2012 at 19:18

Thank you Jonny Gardner. I've not been running long enough to put on a pair of shoes in the shop and know if they're right for me - every pair feels comfortable when I first put them on. I was advised the Ghost 3s after a gait analysis, and they do seem just right. It's good to know that the 4s could be as good.

11/05/2012 at 11:06

How interesting, also have been running in combination of Ghosts and wave riders. (women's versions). Ghosts 4 are great, though for the next pair I am tempted to go for pure flows

11/05/2012 at 16:39

It's a combination which has suited me, and I'm worried about changing, so another vote for Ghost 4 is good. I'd hope to move towards something like Pure Flow or even Green Silence eventually. I've tried on Green Silence and they felt brilliant, but I daren't risk them yet.

12/05/2012 at 14:42
I use Green Silence for shorter faster runs - and races. They are so light it's liberating!
12/05/2012 at 16:46

The new Brooks Summon, which comes out in July is a replica of the Ghost 3 but at £80. Same cushioning and looks identical. Might be worth a try?


12/05/2012 at 17:34

goji: I'm getting a little closer to considering Green Silence. On what surfaces, and over what distances do you use them, please?

sensible: just looked them up, could be a link towards track shoes, definitely worth trying on. Thanks.

12/05/2012 at 17:41
I've used green silence mainly in a park, sort of relatively gentle trail, road and gym/treadmill. Also did slightly unplanned walk in the snow once and they coped better than I thought, but they're not for any hard core trail or mud as just don't have the grip. Probably trying to use them up to 5 - 6k. If you're a forefoot runner I don't think you would have any major issues with them
14/05/2012 at 11:11

Thank you, goji. It looks like Ghost 4, though I will try on Summon if I can find them: and if I'm brave enough, I will get myself a pair of Green Silence to experiment with. The hard bit now: making myself part with the money.

14/05/2012 at 13:10

colin, brooks silence are going for £29.99 online, must be worth apunt  :0)

14/05/2012 at 18:27

Well spotted and thanks for that, but I can't find that deal in my size! I'm just back from trying them on again, was indecisive as usual, and am now regretting it. But I shall have them soon!

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