Brooks Ghost 6 Sneak Peek

Brooks Ghost 6 Women's Running Shoes

When our friends at Runner’s World awarded the Brooks Ghost 5 Editor’s Choice last year, we were hardly surprised. The Ghost 5 is a consistent best seller at Running Warehouse, offering a comfortable fit, balanced cushioning, and a silky smooth heel-to-toe ride.

So what does Brooks have in store in terms of changes with the upcoming Ghost 6? Not much. Expect updates to be minimal, mostly to improve upon the shoe’s already excellent transition. After all, it ain’t broke, don’t fix it – right?

What to Watch For

  • Full Ground Contact: Brooks has removed the midfoot shank and filled in the arch area, resulting in full ground contact and a smoother heel to toe transition.
  • Same Great Cushioned Ride: Minimal changes to the midsole mean this shoe will offer the same award-winning cushioning as its predecessor.
  • Unchanged Weight: Brooks lists weights for the Ghost 6 as identical to those of the Ghost 5 – 10.7 oz for Men’s size 9 and 8.8 oz for Women’s size 7.


Release Date
June 2013

Men’s Colors
Black/White/Lava Brooks Ghost 6
Midnight/Galaxy/Nightlife Brooks Ghost 6
Anthracite/Black/Silver Brooks Ghost 6 GTX

Women’s Colors
Silver/Sulphur/Midnight Brooks Ghost 6
Midnight/Denim/Pomegranate Brooks Ghost 6
Midnight/Ultraviolet Brooks Ghost 6 GTX

Brooks Ghost 6 Men's Running Shoes

Brooks Ghost 6 GTX Running Shoes

  • David Weeks

    I wore the Ghost 5 and although the overall cushioning both in the forefoot and heel felt superb and I liked the flexibility I only had about 200 miles on them and the outsole, at the heel, wore down to the midsole. Consequently, I will not invest in another pair knowing it’s essentially the same without sufficient durability!!
    .. :+(

  • Colleen

    I’ve invested in 2 pairs of the Ghost 5 and love them for the toe-box room. I think it would be great if the midsole had some type of adjustable laceing/narrow strap around the mid-sole to adjust more of a snugger fit.

  • Adam

    I managed to get my hands on a pair of the Ghost 6 by pure luck before their official release and my review will be a preliminary review for the first 30 miles I’ve put on them.

    To start, this is the first time I’ve ever reviewed a pair of running shoes but I have to say, these shoes are worth the praise.

    I overpronate substantially yet I cannot use support shoes to save my life. They give me terrible shin splints. However, a true neutral shoe will cause me problems by about mile 10. The Ghost 6 is super cushiony, relatively neutral, but gives me just the little amount of support I need to push further distances.

    I would recommend these to anyone who is looking for something similar. The Asics Gel-Kayano 19 is the closest model I can think if you need something to compare but these were great.

    There are a few cons; they took a while to break into. My first run, my calfs were killing me cause they weren’t flexing at all to pavement and I felt like I was running in a stiff snow boot. Second time out, they were great.

    Also, they have a very low profile cut so squeezing in a thick insole may be a problem. You may have to cut down the insole which defeats the purpose so if you have a specific pair of insoles you want to use with the shoes, make sure you bring them to the store to test ‘em out.

    As far as durability, I cannot say too much about them. My last pair few pairs of Brooks have been bombproof and these feel like they have the same level of durability. Again, I cannot comment for sure.

    Anyways, overall I’d definitely recommend these. These are not for everyone but I really liked them.

  • KMalsom

    I love my Brooks shoes, but I wish they came in more fun colors. They did the Ghost 5 in Yellow and the guidance/stability shoes have more options. Do you know if they will come out with anything that isn’t a base color of grey or white? Look at some of the colors the Asics Nimbus come in for example.

  • Matt

    We have not seen any other colorways of the Ghost 6. The earliest there will be additional color options is for the Spring ’14 season.