Made unique by the graphiti-inspired graphics, the 2015 edition shoe is a bold splattering of color taken from street art that adorns trash bins, telephone boxes and building walls along with other urban notes found in Berlin.
Renovations to the Ghost 8 include a full-length Segmented Crash Pad for smooth heel-to-tow transfer, helpful considering the concrete-laden streets many Berliners run on. Updated this season with a newly engineered mesh upper, the new version should fit and function better than past models. Its no-sew upper eliminates nearly all seams, hugging the shoe closer to the foot with a naturally compressed feel.
“In Berlin, art is a treasure found on every street corner,” said the company. “The Berlin Ghost captures this vibrant street art scene as though the runner sprinted across the wall or through the haze of spray paint.”
An image of the Berlin skyline traces the heel of the shoe while tag-esque text reads “Brooks” and “Berlin” on the top toes and side tread.
The Berlin 2015 Ghost 8, $130, is available for men and women for a limited time, staying true to Brooks Running’s vow to “seek the right balance of art and science.”