Brooks Ghost 6, $110
weights: 10.7 oz. (men’s); 9.0 oz. (women’s)
heights: 31mm (heel), 20mm (forefoot)
Fit: The plush Ghost is secure and snug in the heel and midfoot with a hint of roominess in the toe box.
Feel: Soft and sublime. The Ghost 6 continues on the soft and luxurious trend of its previous models, only now in a lighter and more flexible package. Our testers praised the step-in feel and long-wearing comfort.
Ride: This luxe high-mileage trainer is soft (but not mushy) and secure from heel to toe. While it has a more traditional design (both in terms of height off the ground and heel-toe slope), the foam and gel midsole components give it an energetic feel. It’s best for longer and slower training efforts, but a hint of liveliness makes it versatile enough for speedier efforts like tempo runs.