**UPDATE – SEE FULL BROOKS GHOST 10 REVIEW
Before we get into the reasons why you may want to rethink pulling the trigger on the new Brooks Ghost 10 [see on Amazon], let me just begin this post by stating that we have not tested them…YET. The shoes are currently en route and we will most likely have a full Brooks Ghost 10 review up in the next couple weeks so stay tuned for that – we’ll update this post once the review goes live. I just wanted to throw that that out there because we very well may end up loving the new Ghost 10s and say they are a no brainer purchase. But here at RIZKNOWS we test out a lot of running shoes – we examine new iterations of popular running shoe models (ASICS Gel-Nimbus, Nike Pegasus, etc.) every month so we like to think we are pretty good at cutting through all the marketing fluff and determining whether new shoes are really worth it. So right off the bat, here are a few reasons why we would be skeptical of going out and blindly purchasing the Ghost 10s.
Minimal Changes Over The Ghost 9 Running Shoes
The Ghost series is one of the most popular neutral running shoes on the market. And like most popular running shoe series that have been around a while – the ASICS Gel-Kayanos come to mind – people like them for a reason and continue to buy them so there’s not much incentive for companies to make any major changes year-over-year and scare away loyal customers. As such, when these running shoe companies – whether it’s Nike, ASICS, Brooks, or whoever – come out with new iterations, the changes are usually pretty minimal (even though the accompanying marketing materials will use attractive words like “lighter”, ‘improved” and “new”). And the Brooks Ghost 10s are no exception – from what we’ve gathered so far there’s not many considerable changes. We’ve seen some grumblings about a slight change to the overlays, softer midsole and newly engineered 3D fit print upper. Yada, yada, yada – we’ve heard this before. Don’t get me wrong, I’m sure the changes are nice and the Ghost 10s are awesome running shoes but should you go out right now and buy them? That leads me to my next point.
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You Can Find the Ghost 9s Much Cheaper
The Ghost 10s retail for $120, which actually isn’t a terrible price for high-end running shoes these days. Shoes like the ASICS Gel-Kayano 24s [see on Amazon] and Adidas Ultra Boost [see on Amazon] will cost you more. Still, now that the 10s have been released, the 9s have come way down in price. We regularly see them between $75-90 and have even seen them as low as $65 [check price on Amazon]. That means you could potentially save $30-$55 for going with the 9s, which most people would probably agree are very similar shoes.
You May Like The Brooks Glycerin 15s Better
Lastly, unless you are already firmly planted on the Ghost series bandwagon, you may want to think about checking out the Brooks Glycerin 15. The Glycerin series is another super popular running shoe from Brooks that is a favorite among neutral runners. In fact, they are Brooks’ most cushioned, premium road running shoes that they offer. If you are big on cushioning, you may want to give these a look. Plus, similar to the Ghost series, the Glycerin 15s [see on Amazon] were just released so you may be able to grab the Glycerin 14s [see on Amazon] for $30-$50 off as well.