Can you say THREE-peat? Like its predecessors, the Brooks Ghost 5 Road Running
Shoe for women was deemed "Editor’s Choice" in Runner’s World’s Fall 2012 Shoe
Guide. Runner’s World described the Ghost 5 as "a versatile shoe that can handle
whatever workouts you throw at it". One wear tester said “I didn’t have that
'squishy' feeling I sometimes experience with cushioned shoes." Another said,
"The Ghost 5 has excellent cushioning—cement feels like blacktop, blacktop feels
like grass, grass feels like clouds! I was able to feel the ground just fine for
a strong ride."
Brooks says the Ghost 5 is so supremely smooth and impeccably balanced, it’s
scary. They took the best of the award-winning Ghost 3 and 4 designs, built in
new innovations. This shoe hits the sweet spot for a wide range of Neutral
runners with a finely crafted Caterpillar Crash Pad and anatomical Brooks DNA.
- provides custom cushioning for runners of all types and sizes. Engineered from
what's called a non-Newtonian liquid, this midsole technology responds to the
amount of force placed on the foot and disperses
- Among Brooks proudest achievements is the creation of the BioMogo midsole, one
of the sporting goods industry's most exciting environmental innovations ever.
Traditional midsoles made of Ethylene Vinyl Acetate™ (EVA) are one of the least
biodegradable shoe components, lasting up to 1,000 years in a landfill. Brooks
added a non-toxic, natural additive to the MoGo compound that encourages
anaerobic microbes to munch away once the material hits an active, enclosed
landfill. A five-year study found that BioMoGo degrades 50 times faster than the
standard midsole in anaerobic conditions, and will save 29.9 million pounds of
landfill waste in roughly 20 to 25 years. BioMoGo made its debut in the Trance 8
in 2009, and by 2010, was available in most of Brooks men's and women's
performance running shoes. BioMoGo technology represents valuable intellectual
property resulting from major investment of resources, yet Brooks decided at the
outset to treat this advancement as an "open source" innovation.