NEUTRAL CUSHIONING SHOE
Recommended for neutral runners and slight underpronators who want a high-performance ride and “do-everything” versatility from high-speed training runs to week-end long hauls.
Excellent shoe for runners with high arches that gives sufficient arch support.
Won Runners World Magazine’s “Editors Choice” Award in their September 2010 issue.
Weight: 11.1 oz.
It doesn’t matter what brand of shoe you wear. What matters is that they work for you. I’m reminded of this running shoe ad many years ago when as a newbie to running, i had committed the beginner’s mistake of choosing a shoe based on looks and style rather than matching it with my feet’s characteristics and bio-mechanical needs.
The BROOKS brand was one of my first running shoes and was available locally during the early 80s. Together with SAUCONY, it competed with ADIDAS (then the predominant shoe) and in lesser terms, with NIKE and ASICS (Tiger).
My first Brooks shoe was a model called “Vantage” which i purchased back in 1984. It had a nice design and color, something that i would gloat about to friends. The trouble was, every time i finish my runs on them, i experienced various pains like a sore knee, aching ankles, a black toe-nail here and there, etc. I was so frustrated about the shoe that i gave them away and vowed never to use this brand again.
Fast forward to 2011. Two weeks ago, long time drinking buddy Norman (close friend of June) came home from the US and brought for me one of Brook’s best selling running shoe model, the GHOST. I got its latest version, the Ghost 3.
I gave it a short spin during our trip to Lucban, Quezon last week and found one very comfortable, snug and light training shoe. Three days ago, i gave it a more rigid test by going on an easy-moderate 19k run with running partner Betty around the Ortigas-Meralco area.
The ride was smooth, cushioning was adequate, easy on the feet–a far cry from the model i had 27 years ago. Well, countless changes have occurred in design and manufacturing and the Ghost 3 was an opener on how this brand has evolved.
The Ghost3 Has incorporated in this shoe the brand’s new BioMoGo mid sole foam that has been engineered to biodegrade 50 times faster than conventional EVA material and this makes it environment friendly.
No doubt, the Ghost 3 is an excellent cushioned shoe for runners with neutral feet who wants a light, well supported and efficient footwear for everyday training.