Brooks Ghost 9
This is a mid-to-top-of-the-range neutral shoe that has garnered a loyal fan base, so Brooks has merely tinkered with this version, introducing a new double-layer upper – with wider ventilation holes – and a softer interior. Previous versions were already plush so it was difficult to feel this latter change, but the improved ventilation was noticeable. Other than that it remains a premium running shoe with outstanding cushioning and superb fit. Bottom line A comfort and joy to wear for all neutral-footed runners.