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Remember earlier this year when I got my first pair of Brooks shoes and became obsessed with them? Update…I’m still obsessed with my Ghost 10’s and have since purchased a pair of Ghost 11’s. Yes, they are expensive but these shoes are LEGIT the best things I have ever put on my feet and I do use them for different things. I wear my Ghost 10’s when I work out and wear my Ghost 11’s to work.
Since I have been wearing both pairs of shoes for a while now I thought it would be fun to do a little comparison and contrast of the two shoes since the 11’s are upgraded a little bit! Full confession- I love them both so there’s that! HA!
First things first let’s check out the specs of both shoes…
Ghost 10 | Ghost 11
Support: Neutral | Neutral
Midsole Drop: 12mm | 12mm
Weight: 8.8oz | 9.5oz
Arch: Medium, High | Medium, High
Experience Type: Cushion | Cushion
Technology: BioMoGo DNA | DNA LOFT, BioMoGo DNA
The main difference in the two shoes just by looking at the specs is that the Ghost 11’s are a tiny bit heavier and has the new DNA Loft technology.
Brooks Ghost 11 | Brooks Ghost 10
DNA LOFT technology is Brooks newest midsole compound that adapts to runners’ individual stride, weight and speed but provides a softer and more protected experience due to the midsole’s unique blend of Ethylene-vinyl acetate (EVA), rubber and air.
Both shoes still have the Segmented Crash Pad which is an integrated system of shock absorbers to cushion every step you take. And both still have breathable mesh on top of the toe box to ensure a soft and secure fit although the Ghost 11 has a smaller mesh pattern so it doesn’t look as obvious. Either way both shoes have a super comfy toe box that both cushions each step you take and is super secure and breathable.
You may remember from my first post that I bought the Ghost 10’s in a wide width and didn’t realize it until I got home. I was kind of worried when I ordered the 11’s because they didn’t have a wide width yet but I decided to try them anyway and honestly I can’t even tell a difference. The 11’s are still super comfy and I can’t tell that the width is any smaller.
Overall I love both pairs of shoes! If you have been wanting to try a pair and are on a budget try the Ghost 10’s, they are on sale and if you like them as much as I do then you can upgrade to the 11’s (or 12’s or whatever is out) later. If you have a pair of 10’s and have been debating on getting the 11’s then I say go for it! You won’t regret it!
One thing to note about Brooks shoes is that you don’t have to be a “serious” runner to benefit from them. I love to wear mine to workout in (walking in the park, treadmill, elliptical, bike, etc) and for work (hospital setting). Bottom line, if you are going to be on your feet for an extended period of time you need to protect them! Spend the extra money on a good pair of shoes so your feet don’t suffer and you don’t hurt Brooks.
Like this post? Check out my comparison of the Brooks Ghost 10 and Launch 5!
Have you tried Brooks shoes??
What is your favorite Brooks shoe??
robin rue says
I have never even heard of this brand, but they both look really cute. I have been buying the same brand for years :)
Amber Myers says
I haven’t tried these shoes before, but they look great. I jog daily so I always need a comfortable shoe. I might pick up a pair and see how they work for me!
Thank you for the comparison. This post is really helpful. I’m in the market for new gym sneakers.
I have not heard of these shoes but they certainly look wonderful. Finding a well fitting and comfortable shoe to work out in is very important to our health.
GiGi Eats says
I am a total sucker for sneakers. Not necessarily for how they fit and feel but for… THE COLORS – LOL!
I’ve never even heard of this brand before but I definitely need to try. The pair shoes I have, I have had for almost 5 years so it is probably time for a new pair LOL.
I’ve never had Brooks sneakers before, but my husband has a pair and swears by them. I really need to get back into a fitness routine, and will definitely have to consider a pair.
I haven’t worn Brooks in years and am on the hunt for new workout shoes.. Will be checking them out.
Brooks was actually the first athletic shoe I purchased! I loved them a few years ago but need to get back into a workout routine. Thank you so much for taking the time to compare the two!
Sarah Bailey says
I have to admit I’ve not heard of the brand before but I really want to try them now! I love the 11 more I think but that might be a colour thing whoops!
I am a life-long runner and would you believe I have never tried Brooks! You’ve inspired me! Next time I need a new pair, I’m going to demo some.
I got a pair the other day and believe me they are amazing. You won’t regret it honestly. Enjoy and good luck x
I love both pairs of mine! They are the BEST!
Jenn @ EngineerMommy says
I have always heard such great things about Brooks sneakers but never owned a pair. I would love to try one of these styles.
Sue Reddel says
I’m a fan of the Brooks shoe brand. I’ve worn them since my track coach got them for us in high school. Really great support and good looking too.
Both of these sound like great pairs of shoes. I have been looking for a good pair of sneakers for a while now.
sara lafountain says
I have never tried on a pair of Brooks sneakers! These sound like they have some amazing technology in them, I will have to try a pair.
Terri Steffes says
I haven’t heard of these shoes before. I like the side by side comparison. I might have to do a little shoe piece on my Friday Faves. Inspiration!
Anosa Malanga says
I didn’t know about this yet and I guess this is a good one for running. I am back to getting fit so I guess this is a great addition for my health and fitness items.
Brooks are by far my favorite athletic shoe and my favorite Brook’s style are the Glycerins . If the soles of your feet tend to be sore these shoes are a great help because they are cushion to the MAX. The Glycerin 16 is amazing!! I’d love to buy another color. However, my husband would frown upon “yet another” pair of Brooks in the house, ha!!
Vyjay Rao says
Both the Ghost 10 and Ghost 11 pairs of shoes look great and trendy. I am sure they are comfortable too which is so important. The colours and the styling are great too.