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1.0 out of 5 stars Disappointing!, February 5, 2014
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This review is from: Brooks Women's Ghost 6 Running Shoes (Apparel)
I've been a long-term fan of the Brooks Ghost series. And, while I think it's ridiculous that running shoe companies change up their styles every year (why not just stick to a good thing?), versions 3, 4 and 5 all worked fine for my fit needs and running style. The Ghost 6 is similar to its predecessors, but it has a narrower toe box. Major problem. I tried them on and almost burst into tears. Why Brooks, WHY?!? But even though I dread the process of finding a new go-to shoe, I'm not willing to risk bunions, corns and worse, so these will be sent back. If you're looking for a wide toe box, don't even bother with these.
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Initial post: Mar 12, 2014 3:33:21 PM PDT
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rats ... wide toe box and my orthotics could fit in them ....that's why I liked the Ghost 4, I even bought a second pair. Thanks for the heads up. I remember trying on a pair of 3 versus 4, and I liked the 4 better, so I grabbed another pair before they discontinued when the 5 came out. Weird, non-smart, they would change a good thing.

Posted on Apr 14, 2014 2:07:58 PM PDT
Have you ever tried ordering the wide version? At the advice of a sales employee at a running store, I found that the wide shoes (specifically Brooks Ghost series) have a bigger toe box and don't cause any problems with being too big in the heel. This will be my 3rd pair of Brooks Ghost wide shoes and I don't wear a wide in any other shoes. :)

Posted on Apr 26, 2014 6:20:16 AM PDT
This is good to know! I wear brooks Ghost in 2A and still have them special laced to make more narrow! Going to try the 6 today!

Posted on Jun 3, 2014 6:00:29 AM PDT
I actually just wrote to Brooks about #6. I got involved at level 5 and LOVED the shoes, maybe four pair in a row. The 6s are no where near the quality of the 5s in my opinion. too light, not enough shoe so that the cushion compresses in no time leaving you, the pavement and two shoe laces. They offered a swap for the new 7s but they are the same, a new solid mid section but the same feel otherwise. They also suggested their Glycerine but the shoe is $150.00. I'm with "why on earth do you fix something that isn't broken?" Back to Saucony for me, too bad I thought I might be onto something with that Ghost series.
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