Brooks Ghost 11 Men’s Running Shoe

Last updated: April 9, 2024


This men's running shoe delivers a good fit for a very affordable price. The cushioning is more than suitable for extended runs, with ample support throughout. The mesh outer covering expands or contracts to suit most any movement or weather conditions. In our testing, we liked the heel lock and the comfortable fit, as well as the reflective strips.

We looked at the top Men's Trail Running Shoes and dug through the reviews from some of the most popular review sites. Through this analysis, we've determined the best Men's Trail Running Shoe you should buy.

Product Details

Key Takeaway: This men's running shoe is an affordable sneaker with solid cushioning.

In our analysis of 40 expert reviews, the Brooks Ghost 11 Men's Running Shoe placed 10th when we looked at the top 13 products in the category. For the full ranking, see below.

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Expert Reviews


What reviewers liked

Newbies love its comfy cushioning, marathon vets pick it for pounding out high-mileage weeks, and road runners like its quick, smooth ride.
I really like the meshed upper material that breathes well and stretches as your feet expand and shrink due to external factors and varying effort levels.
The Brooks Ghost 11 is an everyday trainer with enough cushion for most distances. At a competitive price point, the shoe delivers a of positives.
Solid and dependable. Plush upper. Smooth ride. Comfortable fit.
The Ghost 11 packs greater versatility at a lower cost. It’s lighter and better ventilated.

What reviewers didn't like

The only negative that cropped up in our test was that the Ghost 11 did fall a few points in stability from its 10th iteration.
Some note the mesh upper is not as durable as claimed.
Heel to Toe Drop could be a bit lower.
Narrow toe box. Not as soft as previous models. Upper lacks some structure.
High heel-toe offset may not be right for all runners
The shoe is heavy compared to current industry standards.
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