08.12.13 • 10:20:pm #214
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 G6.08.13.13 • 4:32:am #217
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!08.21.13 • 5:36:pm #232
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.08.21.13 • 7:24:pm #233
Boogerbob (best name ever!)
That sounds like a great choice. I totally believe in rotating a few different shoes in your training!
-Seth10.02.13 • 8:13:am #357
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!10.02.13 • 8:41:am #358
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?10.02.13 • 9:04:am #360
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.10.04.13 • 9:16:pm #370
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.10.04.13 • 9:46:pm #371
I knew that miliage looked funny… It’s more like 467 miles since January.10.09.13 • 7:52:pm #379
I’m on my fourth pair of Wave riders. Nothing else compares. It’s the “BMW” of running shoes.
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