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Brooks Ghost is one of the most popular neutral running shoes from Brooks. With each iteration of Ghost, Brooks is improving on it and providing you with a more comfortable running shoe.

Today we are comparing Brooks Ghost 14 and Brooks Ghost 13 to find out how has this iteration of Ghost fares against its much-loved predecessor.

Below we have gone into much detail and have provided you a very in-depth comparison of Brooks Ghost 14 Vs 13.

Brooks Ghost 13 Vs 14 HI-min

Introducing Brooks Ghost 14

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Brooks Ghost 14

What is special about this one?

  • Excellent for short and long-distance running.
  • Excellent protection.
  • Mildly more breathable.
  • Same density DNA LOFT on the medial and lateral sides.
  • Excellent ankle stability.

The main differences between Brooks Ghost 13 Vs 14

  • Brooks Ghost 14 is a bit heavier than Brooks Ghost 13 for the women’s version. Whereas for the men’s version, Brooks Ghost 14 is lighter than Brooks Ghost 13.
  • Brooks Ghost 14 has the same density midsole in the medial and lateral sides whereas Brooks Ghost 13 has a different density of materials in the medial and the lateral sides.
  • The mesh on the upper for Brooks Ghost 14 is mildly more breathable and lightweight than Brooks Ghost 13.
  • In the outsole of Brooks Ghost 14, there are two and a half segments whereas in Brooks Ghost 13 there are three complete segments in the forefoot. This reduction of the segment is to provide additional support in the metatarsal area as the midsole is softer on the side edges as well in Ghost 14.

Brooks Ghost 13 Vs 14 – An Overview

Brooks Ghost 13 is a neutral running shoe that improved on its cushioning and was very well received by neutral and underpronating runners.

Carrying on the legacy, Brooks Ghost 14 has taken this cushioning experience one notch up and has created a uniformly soft cushioning throughout the midsole.

Also, it has upgraded the segmented forefoot of the outsole and has removed the grooving under outer metatarsals. This has added an extra layer of firmness and provided the required support for the underpronating runners. 

In the following sections, we have provided some more differences between Brooks Ghost 13 and Brooks Ghost 14.

So, let’s proceed…

Brooks Ghost 14 Vs 13 – Features at a glance

Brooks Ghost 14Brooks Ghost 13
Brooks Ghost 14 Peacoat/Yucca/Navy 8.5 B (M)Brooks Ghost 13 Alloy/Oyster/White 8 B (M)
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TypeNeutralStability
Heel-to-toe Drop12mm12mm
Weight

9oz/255.1g (Women)

9.9oz/280.6g (Men)

8.8oz / 249.5g (Women)

10.1oz / 286.3g (Men)

Arch SupportMedium to HighMedium to High
Midsole TypeDNA LOFT CushionDNA LOFT Cushion
TechnologyDNA LOFT, Segmented Crash Pad, 3D Fit PrintBioMoGo DNA Cushioning, DNA LOFT, Segmented Crash Pad, Engineered Air Mesh
Sizes

5.0 – 13.0 (Women)

7.0 – 15.0 (Men)

5.0 – 13.0 (Women)

7.0 – 15.0 (Men)

Width

Medium (1B), Wide (1D), Narrow (2A) (Women)

Narrow (1B), Medium (1D), Wide (2E), Extra Wide (4E) (Men)

Medium (1B), Wide (1D), Narrow (2A) (Women)

Narrow (1B), Medium (1D), Wide (2E), Extra Wide (4E) (Men)

UseLong Distance, Treadmill, RoadLong Distance, Treadmill, Road
Editor’s Rating4 and a half star-92X25-min4 and a half star-92X25-min
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Brooks Ghost 14 Vs. Brooks Ghost 13 – A head to head comparison

In the sections above, we have covered a brief overview and some of the major differences between Brooks Ghost 14 and Brooks Ghost 13.

In the following sections, we have provided elaborated some more points and have provided some more information about the previous one.

Outsole

The outsole of Brooks Ghost 14 is a bit different than Brooks Ghost 13. In Brooks Ghost 13 you have 3 segments in the forefoot. However, in Brooks Ghost 14 you have two and a half segments. 

The segmented area under the first metatarsal is encapsulated to provide you with additional stiffness as the midsole is very soft for this shoe.

Also, the segment of rubber that is present in the forefoot extends a bit more past the midfoot and through the arch, a minor change from the Brooks Ghost 13. This provides a tad more support.

However, they have retained the same coverage on the heel area and this has made this running shoe great for the heel strikers.

Midsole

The midsole of Brooks Ghost 14 has a minor change to that of Brooks Ghost 13.

In Brooks Ghost 13 you have a midsole which is has a slightly different density on the medial and lateral sides. This was done to provide more support to the mildly undepronators for which these shoes are very suitable. This feature was much well received by such runners.

However, Brooks Ghost 14 has the same density DNA LOFT cushioning on both the medial and the lateral sides. However, to the experience similar to the previous version, Brooks has made a couple of changes in the outsole that we have already discussed above.

Other than this, like Brooks Ghost 13, Brooks Ghost 14 also has the same 24 mm heel stack and 12 mm forefoot stack or a total of 12mm offset.

Upper

The upper of Brooks Ghost 14 has 3D Fit Print mesh which is lightweight and breathable. However, this mesh is a tad lighter and more breathable than the mesh of Brooks Ghost 13.

Also, with Brooks Ghost 14, you have a flat lace which is very different from the Brooks Ghost 13 which had a round lace. However, both of these laces are excellent and will not come undone during running.

At the back of Brooks Ghost 14, they have a heel counter system and a heel collar that will keep your heel area stable. This is similar to that of Brooks Ghost 13 and nothing has changed here.

Brooks Ghost 14 also has the same fit and feel as that of Brooks Ghost 13 and will provide you with the same level of comfort.

One thing that did change with the Brooks Ghost 14 is the kind of print that was present in Brooks Ghost 13. The patterns for Brooks Ghost 13 are mostly present and evident on the front portion of the shoe, whereas with this ghost it is smaller prints that are mostly present at the back of the shoe. It is very elegant to look at and I loved the look.

Weight

The weight of Brooks Ghost 14 is slightly more than Brooks Ghost 13.

Brooks Ghost 13 weighs around 8.8oz /249.5g for women and 10.1oz/286.3g for men.

Brooks Ghost 14 weighs around 9oz/255.1g for women and 9.9oz/280.6g for men.

Price

Since Brooks Ghost 14 is the newest launch at the time of writing this post, this is expected to be more expensive than Brooks Ghost 13. However, the overall price bracket in which the previous Ghost was in remains unchanged.

However, the price difference came up due to the clearance price that is going on for Brooks Ghost 13 (at the time of writing this post). This has created almost a price gap of $30.

If you were thinking to get yourself a Brooks Ghost, now is the time. You can get always go for Brooks Ghost 13 which is a fantastic running shoe and you are not dying to buy the newest model of Ghost.

In the above sections, you will find almost all the similarities and dissimilarities between Brooks Ghost 14 and Brooks Ghost 13.

However, there are a few alternatives that may be worth your time to look into.

Below we have provided one alternative that is most like to provide you with a similar experience. You will also find a list of running shoes that are very similar to Brooks Ghost.

Similar Shoes

Running Shoes Similar To Brooks Ghost 13 and 14

Brooks Ghost 14 much like Brooks Ghost 13 is a neutral running shoe. It has excellent cushioning and is very comfortable. Also, it will provide you with a responsive ride and is great as a daily trainer or a long-distance running shoe.

A running shoe that can provide you with a similar running experience is New Balance 1080v11. It has FreshFoam cushioning which is a softer cushioning and will provide you with a plush yet responsive ride.

However, we have also created a list of Brooks Ghost Alternatives where you will be able to check out more such running shoes.

New Balance 1080v11 Running Shoes
  • Fresh Foam midsole cushioning is precision engineered to deliver an ultra-cushioned, lightweight ride
  • Bootie upper construction hugs your foot for a snug, supportive fit
  • Synthetic/mesh upper

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Conclusion

In the above sections, you will find all the similarities and differences that we have come across for Brooks Ghost 14 Vs 13. As you will see, there are a lot of similarities and differences between these two running shoes although being two different versions of the same model.

Both of these Ghosts are excellent running shoes and Brooks is doing everything in their power to keep it that way while still improving and innovating with each version.

To summarize, Brooks Ghost 14 now has the same density cushioning on the lateral and the medial sides. The segment under the metatarsal has been reduced to provide better support. They have upgraded the heel counter and will minimize the heel slip if any. Along with that, Brooks has this time also, excelled at creating the collar. The collar and tongue combo with add excellent stability to your ankles.

If you own Brooks Ghost 14, will you agree with us? Will love to hear what you think about your experience. You can share them in the comment section below.

Madhusree Basu

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