Brooks Ghost 14

Overall Grades And Reviews

8.8 Overall Grade
63 reviews

A popular trainer that gets great marks in comfort and durability while still strong in cushioning. The Brooks Ghost 15 is ranked even higher.

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Price Information

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Pros

  • Most reviewers like this shoe more than their last shoe.
  • Reviewers rate this shoe better than the Brooks Ghost 13.
  • One of the most popular shoes among LetsRun.com readers.
  • Rated among the top 10% of shoes overall.
  • Rated among the top 5% of shoes on comfort.
  • Rated among the top 25% of shoes on cushioning.
  • Rated among the top 5% of shoes on durability.

Cons

  • Although the shoe gets great ranks for durability some reviewers say it isn't a durable as previous models.
  • Several of reviewers reported getting injured in this shoe.

LetsRun.com Reviewer Ratings

Shoe Comparison

Shoe comparison
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Brooks Ghost 15
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Brooks Ghost 14
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Newer Version
Brooks Ghost 15
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Shoe Properties
Shoe Type
Trainer
Trainer
Trainer
Trainer
Pronation Control
Neutral
Neutral
Neutral
Weight
10 oz. (men's), 8.8 oz. (women's)
9.5 oz. (men's)
9.6 oz. (men's), 8.4 oz. (women's)
11.1 oz. (men's), 10.1 oz. (women's)
Stack Height
36mm.
36mm.
35mm.
43mm.
Forefoot Height
24mm.
24mm.
23mm.
39mm.
Drop Height
12 mm.
12 mm.
12 mm.
4 mm.
Upper material
3D Fit Print mesh
Refined 3D Fit Print mesh, Recycled Materials include:
Engineered mesh, Lycra comfort frame, Internal heel counter, Pillowed Tongue
Shoe Released
Q2 2021
Q2 2024
Q4 2022
Q3 2022
MSRP
$160
$140
$165
LRC Ratings
Out of 10
Overall
8.8
8.6
9.2
9.0
Comfort
9.0
8.7
9.1
9.6
Cushioning
8.9
8.4
9.1
9.6
Durability
8.5
8.1
8.8
8.1
Appearance
8.1
8.2
8.2
7.8
Value
8.4
8.0
8.6
7.7

Reader Reviews

  • Best trainer out there

    40 miles per week, neutral pronator, medium arches
    Overall
    10.0
    Comfort
    10.0
    Cushioning
    10.0
    Durability
    10.0
    Appearance
    9.0
    Value
    10.0

    The Brooks Ghost series has for a very long time been my go-to. It is the perfect amount of cushion without being clunky.

    • LRC Editor's Choice

      Solid, reliable

      70 miles per week, neutral pronator, high arches
      Overall
      9.0
      Comfort
      9.0
      Cushioning
      8.0
      Durability
      10.0
      Appearance
      7.0
      Value
      10.0
      This is how running shoes are meant to be. Solid. Reliable. No gimmicky cushioning that you sink into and end up with irritated achilles. No jazzy breathable stretchy uppers that actually just let your foot move around in the shoe and don't last. It's not an exciting shoe, but it feels exactly the same at the start of the run as it does 18 miles later. I can pick up the pace without fighting a squidgy foam. It's a good honest shoe and it lasts so well. Excellent value for money.
    • LRC Editor's Choice

      Best daily trainer

      65 miles per week, neutral pronator, medium arches
      Overall
      8.0
      Comfort
      9.0
      Cushioning
      9.0
      Durability
      10.0
      Appearance
      8.0
      Value
      9.0

      On my 5th or 6th pair of brooks ghosts and still a huge supporter. This shoe is your classic daily trainer and can be used for just about everything. I’ve everything from recovery runs to workouts to strides in this shoe. It’s not a fast shoe and the ride is pretty standard but it’s reliable. I’m normally able to get about 600 miles out of them before I switch them out. 

    • LRC Editor's Choice

      Best Running Shoes I have ever used

      35 miles per week, neutral pronator, medium arches
      Overall
      9.0
      Comfort
      10.0
      Cushioning
      10.0
      Durability
      8.0
      Appearance
      10.0
      Value
      10.0

      Comfortable right out of the box, great cushioning but no too soft. Decent value for the money.

    • Go to: Ghost

      45 miles per week, neutral pronator, medium arches
      Overall
      8.0
      Comfort
      8.0
      Cushioning
      8.0
      Durability
      8.0
      Appearance
      8.0
      Value
      8.0

      I like 'em. 45 miles x 20 weeks leading up to Chicago Marathon; BQ.

    • Great every day shoe.

      15 miles per week, neutral pronator, medium arches
      Overall
      9.0
      Comfort
      9.0
      Cushioning
      7.0
      Durability
      8.0
      Appearance
      9.0
      Value
      7.0

      I am mainly a road runner and these shoes have been very reliable in dry and wet conditions. Not the lightest, but feel great.

    • Garbage

      35 miles per week, neutral pronator, high arches
      Overall
      3.0
      Comfort
      3.0
      Cushioning
      3.0
      Durability
      5.0
      Appearance
      2.0
      Value
      2.0

      Cannot think of a reason to buy this shoe. When wet it is like a brick, soles wear away instantly, extremely tight upper, laces suck, its just not good.

    • I haven't found a better all-around shoe

      40 miles per week, neutral pronator, medium arches
      Overall
      8.0
      Comfort
      8.0
      Cushioning
      8.0
      Durability
      9.0
      Appearance
      5.0
      Value
      9.0

      If you're not sure where to start when looking for a shoe then try the Brooks Ghost. I believe it's the golden standard of running shoes. It can run fast, slow, long, dirt, track, or road. It's versatile. Don't buy this shoe if you want a small heel drop, run a lot of trails, or want a minimalist shoe.

    • Good value

      25 miles per week, overpronator
      Overall
      8.0
      Comfort
      8.0
      Cushioning
      7.0
      Durability
      9.0
      Appearance
      9.0
      Value
      10.0

      I liked running in these shoes.  I'm bigger than average (6'4" , 200) and these shoes held up well. Great value for the money.

    • Good durable shoe

      25 miles per week, neutral pronator, medium arches
      Overall
      9.0
      Comfort
      8.0
      Cushioning
      8.0
      Durability
      10.0
      Appearance
      10.0
      Value
      9.0

      Have run in four pairs of Brooks Ghost. Very good cushioning for a late-50s guy, 155 lbs/6' -0" with around 115,000 lifetime miles. My previous version Ghost has over 1,000 miles on it, and I still wear it for muddy runs. Enough cushion, but not too much. Responsive enough for faster days. I recommend them to many of the high school runners that I coach.

    • Comfortable trainer

      55 miles per week, neutral pronator, low arches
      Overall
      9.0
      Comfort
      9.0
      Cushioning
      9.0
      Durability
      9.0
      Appearance
      8.0
      Value
      7.0

      Lots of cushion. works well all around easy-strides. Not amazing for long tempo/speed work.