Neutral (stable-neutral), high mileage
|DESIGNED FOR:||It's not Brook's most cushioned shoe (Glycerin), nor is it their racer (Hyperion) or lightweight trainer (Launch), it's right in between, giving you a daily trainer that is capable of going to the distance but still capable of running up-tempo runs.|
|CUSHIONING:||Minimal | Low-to-ground | Moderate | High | Maximal|
|WEIGHT:||280g (US9 Men's)|
|RELEASE DATE:||July 2020|
The Ghost 13 has big boots to fill after a successful and well-rounded version 12. This time round Brooks have tweaked the shoe a little, but not enough to upset loyal Ghost users who will still get the same fit and function as before and will likely be impressed transitioning over into the 13. Here are version 13's updates:
The first change Brooks made has to do with the upper, they've incorporated an 'Air Mesh', which is also a strong multi-layered upper like before, but slightly softer and more conforming. The volume of the shoe is unchanged, there's a medium to low volume above the mid-foot, which most feet can get a nice sense of security from without having to tug at the laces. Width of the toe box is the same as before, accommodating, but narrow feet held nicely in place. As mentioned, the upper is a bit more flexible and conforming to your foot.
Inside the shoe, Brooks have kept the tongue and inner linings soft and well-padded, but have taken off some padding from the heel collar and heel counter, which the previous model had a fair share of.
The midsole cushioning receives some revamping, using the same cushioning materials as the previous model, but adjusting the position of it. The softer midsole material 'DNA Loft' is no longer just on the heel, but now extends through the length of the lateral portion of the shoe. While BioMoGo DNA, a sligher firm and more responsive foam, runs through the duration of the medial side of the shoe. What this change in position does, is maintain the heel softness of version 12 but extend some of it into the forefoot in version 13, while still keeping a firm and more stable foam on the shoes medial portion for a stable ride (for a neutral shoe). These 2 materials are molded together, rather than being glued together.
All in all, there's a modified but smoother ride with same dependability as before.