Brooks Ghost 9 vs. Brooks Ghost 10 review

Brooks Ghost 9 provides a comfortable and smooth ride to neutral runners. Brooks Ghost 10 provides a bit more comfort and support through its upper and has an updated midsole.

The Brooks Ghost 10 is the updated version of the Brooks Ghost 9, which is an entry-level neutral cushioning running shoe for runners who do not need much support and stability.

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The upper of the Brooks Ghost 10 The preceding link takes you to Amazon.com has changed a bit compared to that of the Brooks Ghost 9.

Just like the Brooks Ghost 9 The preceding link takes you to Amazon.com, the Brooks Ghost 10 also makes use of engineered mesh that reduces the need for overlays, especially in the forefoot.

The mesh of the Brooks Ghost 10 differs just a tiny bit from that of the Brooks Ghost 9 and opens up the bunion window more than on the Brooks Ghost 9.

In addition, whereas the Brooks Ghost 9 has some no-sew overlays wrapping and running parallel to the midfoot, the Brooks Ghost 10 cuts across the midfoot with 3D Stretch Print overlays.

These overlays cover a good part of the midfoot and run back toward the heel.

This should allow the Brooks Ghost 10 to provide a bit more support around the midfoot than the Brooks Ghost 9.

And because the overlays on the Brooks Ghost 10 are no-sew just like on the Brooks Ghost 9, both running shoes should be able to deliver a good amount of comfort and reduce irritation.

Another difference between the Brooks Ghost 9 and the Brooks Ghost 10 is that the Brooks Ghost 10 comes with a stitched-on toecap. This should increase the durability of the Brooks Ghost 10 at the front.

The toecap of the Brooks Ghost 9 only contains a couple of stitches at the sides so is a bit less durable than that of the Brooks Ghost 10.

All in all, the upper of the Brooks Ghost 10 should deliver a bit more comfort with an increased amount of support and durability.

Both the Brooks Ghost 9 and the Brooks Ghost 10 make use of the same type of midsole material: BioMoGo DNA.

This type of midsole material typically delivers a soft ride but not as soft as the midsole material used by a running shoe like the Brooks Glycerin.

Therefore, the Brooks Ghost is expected to deliver an above average amount of cushioning that is soft and comfortable enough for long runs.

What has changed in the midsole of the Brooks Ghost 10 is the use of a second layer of foam under the heel.

This change seems to have increased the amount of heel cushioning just a tiny bit, but the difference in heel cushioning between the Brooks Ghost 9 and the Brooks Ghost 10 is not that big, according to running shoe lab tests. Both running shoes have a very cushy heel.

There is a bigger difference to be noted in the forefoot. For men especially, the Brooks Ghost 10 delivers much more forefoot cushioning than the Brooks Ghost 9 and can be seen as very cushy. The difference in forefoot cushioning is smaller for women, with the Brooks Ghost 10 being just a tiny bit cushier in the forefoot.

The midsole of the Brooks Ghost 9 comes with a full-length crash pad on the lateral side that provides a soft landing as well as smoother heel-to-toe transitions.

The Brooks Ghost 10 does not come with a full-length crash pad but instead has one main layer of foam and then a second layer under the heel that functions as a crash pad to soften your landings.

However, because this second layer connects well to the forefoot under the midfoot, you should still be able to get smooth heel-to-toe transitions.

Neither the Brooks Ghost 9 nor the Brooks Ghost 10 are meant to provide a lot of stability and support to runners, because they are meant to be worn by neutral runners who do not need such support.

Therefore, any devices to control pronation are absent from the medial side of the midsole, but running shoe lab tests still rate them as providing an above average amount of stability with a very small difference between them.

The outsole of the Brooks Ghost 10 is well segmented just like the outsole of the Brooks Ghost 9.

However, because of the change in the midsole of the Brooks Ghost 10, the rubber compartments in the outsole are laid out differently than those in the Brooks Ghost 9.

Both running shoes have a similar amount of deep flex grooves in the forefoot, though. The Brooks Ghost 10 seems to be a bit more flexible than the Brooks Ghost 9 for women, but the Brooks Ghost 10 for men is almost as stiff as the Brooks Ghost 9, according to running shoe lab tests.

The women's version of the Brooks Ghost 9 weighs approximately 9.0 oz (255 grams), and the Brooks Ghost 10 for women weighs 8.5 oz (241 grams).

The men's versions of the shoes weigh 10.5 oz (298 grams) and 10 oz (285 grams), respectively, with the Brooks Ghost 10 being the lighter one.

The Brooks Ghost 10 is a nice update of the Brooks Ghost 9, so if you are looking for a soft and comfortable ride, you could go with either.

If you are looking for a bit more comfort and support in the upper, you may want to look into the Brooks Ghost 10.

However, the Brooks Ghost 9 might still deliver a somewhat smoother ride than the Brooks Ghost 10.

Note: The weight of a running shoe depends on the size of the running shoe, so any weights mentioned in this review may differ from the weight of the running shoe you choose to wear. Running shoes of the same size were compared for this review.

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