If you’re an avid
runner, you’ve probably spent more time (and money) than you care to admit in search of the perfect running shoes. Finding sneakers that have juuuust enough cushion to be supportive without feeling squishy—and for a reasonable price—is tricky. But the Brooks Ghost 14 gets it right, and that’s why these are the running shoes I always come back to. And there’s even better news: These running shoes are currently on sale for just $100.
After stumbling across the Ghost 14 a few years ago, I was immediately impressed by how comfortable, bouncy and supportive they felt, even several miles into a run. As someone who has dealt with lots of injuries (stress reactions, shin splints, hip pain, etc.), I wanted a shoe that could absorb impact without sacrificing speed or breathability—and the Ghost 14s were a surprisingly simple solution.
Designed for road runners of all experience levels, the Brooks Ghost 14s are built with exceptional cushioning that provides comfortability without being too plush. This allows the shoe to absorb some of the impact from your foot strike and spares your joints from excess stress. According to the brand, the cushioned midsoles respond to your unique stride, meaning that whether you’re going on a neighborhood jog or heading out on a long run, you’ll feel comfortable and supported. In fact, our editors included the Brooks Ghost 14s in our list of the best cushioned running shoes.
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Other important features include the lightweight design that’s durable enough to last mile after mile without weighing you down, and the perforated upper, which keeps your feet from getting too warm while you workout.
Plus, we aren’t the only one who love the Ghost 14—these best-selling running shoes are Brooks’ most popular model, with more than 18,000 five-star ratings on Amazon. Our editors have also included them in our lists of the best overall running shoes, the best cushioned running shoes and even running shoes for arch support.
“I was very hesitant and really not sure of which brand or type of tennis shoes for walking,” one Amazon reviewer wrote. “Since wearing [the Ghost 14s] I can actually bend my knees and can walk faster! They feel light, yet very sturdy and cushy with arch support…When these wear out I will definitely buy another pair.”
Run, don’t walk, to grab your new sneaks before they’re gone!
Samantha Jones is a commerce editor at Hearst Magazines, covering lifestyle, fitness, beauty and more. She has written for Good Housekeeping, Real Simple, Better Homes & Gardens and beyond, and she loves staying up to date on the latest viral products worth shopping. When she’s not at her desk, Sam can be found on a run in Central Park or trying out new brunch spots with friends.