Facts

  • Terrain

    Road

    Shoes best for road, track and light gravel. See the best road shoes.

    Trail

    Shoes best for trail, off road, mountains and other unstable surfaces. See the best trail shoes.

    Good to know

    As long as you stick to the road or path, and if you want just one running shoe, buy a road running shoe.

  • Arch support

    Neutral / cushion / high arch

    Shoes for runners who do not need any additional arch support (Around 50% of runners). Best for people with normal, high or medium high arches. See the best neutral shoes.

    Stability / overpronation / normal arch

    Shoes for runners who need mild to moderate arch support (Around 45% of runners). Best for runners with a low arch. See the best stability shoes.

    Motion control / severe overpronation / flat feet

    Shoes for runners who needs a lot of arch support. Best for runners with flat feet. See the best motion control shoes.

    Good to know

    - Rule of thumb: If in doubt, buy neutral shoes to avoid injuries.
    - More about arch support in this video.
    - Find your arch type by following steps from this video.

  • Use

    Daily running

    Cushioned shoes for your daily easy running. Great comfort. See best shoes for daily running.

    Competition

    Lightweight shoes good for races, interval training, tempo runs and fartlek. Here are the best competition running shoes.

    Good to know

    If you want just one pair of shoes, buy a shoe for daily running.

  • Price
    $100
  • Weight
    Men: 8.8oz
    Women: 7.9oz
  • Heel to toe drop
    Men: 8mm
    Women: 8mm

    The height difference from the heel to the forefoot, also known as heel drop, toe spring, heel to toe spring or simply drop.

    There are many opinions about what a good heel drop is. We do not recommend any in particular. Lean more in this video.

  • Width
    Men: Normal
    Women: Normal
  • Release date
    Unknown
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Expert Reviews

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93 / 100 based on 7 expert reviews

  • 98 / 100 | Road Trail Run

    Brooks has finally launched some fun to run.

  • 98 / 100 | Road Trail Run

    I have been turning to the Revel 3 a lot because it’s just a delight to run in. I recently tacked extra miles on to what my coach had assigned because I was enjoying the Revel 3 so much.

  • 87 / 100 | Runner's World

    You can wear the knit Revel 3 anywhere; it’s a lightweight, neutral road shoe with adequate cushioning for short to mid-distance runs.

  • 98 / 100 | Road Trail Run

    Somehow, the Revel 3 is my favorite Brooks shoe of the past 2+ years, and one of my top-5s of 2019 thus far.

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  • The Brooks Revel 3 is an update to a relatively new series from a company that is part of the front line when it comes to innovation and consistency of service. This model looks similar to its predecessor, the Revel 2. The difference lies in the lower heel-to-toe drop, which aims to smoothen the stride and provide a feeling of being close to the surface.
  • BioMoGo DNA is the cushioning system that’s used for this product. This cushioning system contours itself to the curves of the underfoot, ensuring the support that is full and custom-made for the wearer. A rubber exterior protects against the debilitating effects of ground contact and continued use.

The standard measurements are used when the Brooks Revel 3 was made. Runners are welcome to get a pair with their usual sizing choices in mind. It is worth noting that acquiring a well-configured in-shoe experience can benefit from personally testing the shoe or seeing user reviews or comments from outlets or online sources.

Widthwise, the options that are available in the market are D - Medium and B - Medium for men and women, respectively. The runners with foot dimensions that are regular or low are likely to enjoy the fit-profile of this product.

The semi-curved shape of the last follows the natural curve of the human foot. Such a construction offers a snug yet form-fitting wrap that adheres to the foot.

The outsole unit of the Brooks Revel 3 is made of HPR Plus, a rubber compound that is touted to be highly durable and able to resist the abrasive nature of the surfaces. It covers the base of the cushioning unit, ensuring that it doesn’t wear off or lose its original structure due to surface contact.

Flex grooves line the forefoot section. These shallow trenches make the platform flexible, giving the foot a chance to move naturally as it goes through the stride. The toe-off phase of the gait cycle is the part that benefits the most from this feature as it is the part that involves the most flexion of the toe joints and tendons.

Underfoot cushioning is the responsibility of the BioMoGo DNA, a full-length technology. It aims to support the whole of the foot, keeping it safe from the impact shock generated by the landing phase and permitting it to lift off effortlessly. It is derived from recycled materials. It has also been crafted to take the shape of the wearer’s underfoot, giving a customized ride. BioMoGo DNA is known among many to be a natural part of Brooks’ roster. It is placed in shoe lines like the Ravenna and the Cascadia.

The Heel Segmented Crash Pad is a platform design that permits the foot to appreciate smooth transitions through the gait cycle. The mild segments also help to attenuate the impact forces, isolating the energy to the point of contact and letting it travel across the platform with ease.

A cushioned sockliner is placed right above the primary midsole technologies. This add-on is meant to serve as a soft surface for the underside of the foot, determining a comfortable ride throughout the running session. It can be removed or replaced with a new one if the runner wants to do so.

The upper unit of the Brooks Revel 3 is made of engineered knit fabric. This material is designed to look and feel like woven cloth, giving the impression that the foot is wrapped by a sock. The fibers that make up the whole piece are stretchy and able to follow the shape of the wearer’s foot. A bevy of breathing holes allows air to enter the interior chamber and maintain a cool and dry ride for the wearer.

The interior bootie construction involves a soft and seamless textile that serves as the wall that encloses the outline of the foot. Its smooth structure prevents the skin from experiencing any irritation or buildup of hot spots. It has minute pores that preserve the breathable purpose of the facade.

The padded collar and tongue are responsible for cushioning the topmost areas of the foot, including the Achilles tendon, the ankles, and the bridge. These parts of the upper unit are also designed to prevent in-shoe wobbling and accidental shoe removals.

Printed overlays grace the medial and lateral sides of the silhouette. These synthetic prints help the rest of the fabrics when it comes to securing the foot in place. They also maintain the upright form of the shoe itself.

A traditional lacing system is placed on the instep. This set of flat laces and discreet eyelets allow the runner to adjust the tightness or looseness of the fit, thereby giving a customized hug that suits preferences.

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