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  • #214

    dan323
    Beecher, IL

    Has anyone ran in the WR16 and the Ghost 6. I am considering trying a pair of WaveRider 16′s and currently run in Ghost 5′s. I am running a marathon in November and these would be my marathon shoes. So it’s either WR16 or G6.

    #217

    SethMizuno
    Everywhere!, ME

    Hey Dan!

    Thanks for the note.

    So the #1 difference between our shoes and Brooks (in my opinion) is that Brooks shoes are much, much softer. The addition of Brooks DNA in their midsoles, and the padded tongues/ heel counter create a much different running experience.

    Don’t get me wrong.. Brooks makes great stuff to, but our shoes tend to be a bit more responsive out on the roads, and are lighter than most competitors. For example, Wave Rider 16 is nearly a full ounce lighter than Ghost 6!

    Let me know if I can help or answer any further questions!

    #232

    Boogerbob
    Opelika, AL

    Both the Ghost and the Rider are really nice neutral shoes with really different rides. I have not been able to decide which I like best so I just keep both in a rotation.

    #233

    SethMizuno
    Everywhere!, ME

    Boogerbob (best name ever!)

    That sounds like a great choice. I totally believe in rotating a few different shoes in your training!

    -Seth

    #357

    jaord79
    Natick, MA

    Hey Dan, so I’m a female and there may be some differences in the shoes and the feel because of that, but I just tried to add the Ghost6 into my rotation and I found that they are ok for short runs, but I tried to do a long run in them and I did not like them at all. I’m now rotating the Rider and the Creation. The Creation is a bit of a heavier harder shoe, but I still swear by it, I’ve been wearing them for years and I’m not ready to give them up!

    #358

    SethMizuno
    Everywhere!, ME

    jaord79

    Agreed that the Ghost is a good shoe for lots of runners, and it would feel closer to the Wave Rider than the Creation… but that Rider/Creation rotation you have going is a solid combo and should be great for all your training!

    Creation on the longer runs you might want a bt more support, and the Rider (lighter/faster) for the workouts.

    Have you tried the Wave Sayonara yet?

    #360

    jaord79
    Natick, MA

    SethMizuno

    I have not tried the Sayonara. I am a little nervous. I like my solid shoe so much, I’m a little scared to bite the bullet and go down in structure. I also hear the toe box is a little wider which also scares me away a little. I love the toe box on the Creation and Riders. The larger toe box is actually one of the reasons I ended up disliking the Brooks Ghost. If you can convince me that it’s all good, I’ll try them. :)

    #370

    natebass
    Madison, TN

    My wave rider 16′s are my favorite shoes for long runs by far. I rotate my asics gel nimbus for shorter runs to spread out the mileage and wear and trail runs because they seem a bit more stable off road. I have over 220 miles on them now and the only real wear showing up is right shoe mid sole outside edge. Evidently I must roll that foot a little bit with each stride.

    #371

    natebass
    Madison, TN

    I knew that miliage looked funny… It’s more like 467 miles since January.

    #379

    tortphd
    Greensboro, NC

    I’m on my fourth pair of Wave riders. Nothing else compares. It’s the “BMW” of running shoes.
    Love them!

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