Nike Ghoswift: Not Ideal for Long Distance Running

The Nike Ghoswift appears to be a great looking shoe that stands out.

But there is something that feels “off”.

It’s the lack of social proof, it’s the lack of reviews, the lack of important information about them.

When buying shoes I like to know what I’m getting myself into.

Unfortunately there has not been as many sales for the Ghoswift as there should be.

Maybe because this shoe is so new, I don’t know.

So that’s what I will be doing today, giving my honest thoughts on the Nike Ghostwift Running Shoe.

The Nike Ghoswift

For Walking, Running and Casual
  • Quality
  • Comfort
  • Style
  • True to Size
  • Support
  • Value for Money
4.2

Bottom Line:

The Nike Ghoswift is not the greatest in its price range. It mostly lacks in comfort compared to its competitors. Although not the worse, it’s still well cushioned, breathes well, and the traction is on a whole other level. They are still worth getting for the aesthetics, ventilation and style!

Green ArrowPros Red ArrowCons
  • High-abrasive rubber outsole
  • Plenty of ventilation
  • Eye-catching design
  • Comfort isn’t the best
  • They run small
  • Lacks stability for crossfit, weightlifting and sports

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At a Glance


Product Name: Nike Ghoswift

Price: $60 – $110

Type: Road running

Support: Good

True to size: No – 1/2 size too small

Expected lifespan: 1 – 2 years

A Quick Rundown


The Nike Ghoswift is the first of its series, and given the small number of positive feedback, I’m not sure if Nike will continue updating them.

Only time will tell I suppose.

For now these shoes are still available, so I will do whatever it takes to get the inside scoop.

Nike merged the comfy feel of athletic shoes with the subversive edge of the early 90s London rave culture.

Hence the edgy aesthetics.

They offer race lines with puff print nods which are inspired by dance posters.

The solid rubber outsole then flows onto the upper for a seamless finish.

Key Features


One-piece upper: The upper is created as one whole piece instead of many different pieces stitched together. There are many benefits to this, but the most important is the comfort and snug fit.

Perforated vents: The upper also includes perforated vents, or breathing holes, as you will. These create air flow points so your feet stay cool while on the move.

Foam midsole: The foam midsole is both soft and comfortable. Although it’s not as light as it could be, especially at this price point

High-abrasive rubber outsole: The outsole is the star of the show in my opinion. It flows seamlessly into the upper for a a unified appearance. It rises onto the heel and other high-wear areas, creating a very durable outsole that lasts.

The Good


Okay, there are some good things about this shoe as well as some bad points.

There are quite of bad, so lets get the good things out of the way first.

Durable traction

First of all, the Nike Ghoswift excels in the traction and durability department.

They have implemented highly-abrasive resistance in high-wear areas that are usually the first to break down.

Its design also keeps wearers glued to most surfaces.

Ventilation

The upper has enough ventilation to keep the wearer cool for as long as possible.

This is especially good for all day use.

Eye-catching design

You don’t see these shoes everyday.

They’re inspired by the early 90s London rave culture, so they’re bound to turn heads.

Nike have really thought out the design of this sneaker, and it shows when on the foot.

Some reviewers even get compliments.

Stick around if you want some quick style tips!

The Bad


They run small

Many reviews show that they do not run true to size.

This is not surprising considering Nike shoes run 1/2 a size too small anyway.

They are also narrow in the forefoot which is going to be a problem for wide feet people.

An easy way to overcome this would be to size up by 1/2 if you have normal feet, or 1 whole size for wide feet.

Comfort is just not quite there

Yes they’re reasonably comfortable, yes they will support your feet, but do they provide that “wow” factor?

That feeling of uhhhh when you step foot into them?

That would have to be a no

Lacks stability

This is not a huge problem because they are running shoes, and running shoes are not designed for stability.

But there are some people who buy them thinking they can use them for the gym, lifting weights, or crossfit.

They should not be used for anything other than running and walking.

Yes walking includes general wear/looking casual, etc.

Function and Style


Function and style are the two best ways to describe these sneakers.

They are so versatile, you can wear them anywhere and look great in the process.

They can be a little difficult to pair with other clothing due to the bright colors, but when done correctly you can really stand out.

Keep in mind that they are best with a street style look.

My style tip is to match them with long socks, sweatpants or shorts, along with a shirt or hoodie underneath a jacket.

Take your look even further by using bright colors to match the colorful shoes!

Do I Recommend Them?


Unfortunately they are not as good as they could be.

The concept is great. They do, in fact, look amazing.

They have aesthetics, functionality, ventilation and high-abrasive traction.

However, they lack in comfort which is highly important in a running shoe.

Comfort is there but it’s not #1 priority.

They have put priority on the design, upper and outsole.

Does this mean it’s all bad?

Not at all.

They are still great for short distance running, styling, or casual/general use.

Overall do I recommend them?

Yes, as long as it’s for the things I just mentioned.

The Verdict: Good But Not Great


These shoes are great for what they are.

They’re perfect for styling, casual and general use, and that’s what I recommend them for.

Do I recommend exercising in them?

Only for running as long as it’s short distance.

And that’s my final opinion on the Nike Ghoswift running shoes.

For Walking, Running and Casual
  • Quality
  • Comfort
  • Style
  • True to Size
  • Support
  • Value for Money
4.2

Bottom Line:

The Nike Ghoswift is not the greatest in its price range. It mostly lacks in comfort compared to its competitors. Although not the worse, it’s still well cushioned, breathes well, and the traction is on a whole other level. They are still worth getting for the aesthetics, ventilation and style!

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