Brooks Revel 2 review
I have put about 250 miles into this shoe. I have run anywhere from 200m intervals in this shoe to 10 mile long runs in this shoe. It was the first pair of Brooks I ever ran in, and I was very impressed with how comfortable and how durable they were and still are.
I have run this on trails and on roads, and it did great on both. It is a daily trainer that focuses on cushioning and does an absolutely great job!
These shoes have a very simplistic design with very simple colorways that are still nice. These shoes are also very good looking, and I wouldn’t hesitate to wear them as casual shoes.
The Revel 2 keeps your feet cool in any weather
The upper is made of a flat knit material. It is very breathable and keeps your feet cool in any weather.
At first, I was a little skeptical because the upper looked very delicate. But it is not, and it holds up very well.
250 miles, the shoe holds up really well
In terms of durability, these shoes are very promising. I wouldn't even be able to tell I had put 250 miles into this shoe because of the lack of wear and tear. The only show of wear and tear is the threading of the outsole rubber is fading, but that's what you'd expect after 250 miles in any shoe.
The most comfortable shoes I have ever run in
In terms of comfort, these shoes are the most comfortable shoes I have ever run in. These Brooks use a midsole cushioning called BioMoGo DNA.
It essentially shapes into the runner's foot which personally feels amazing and really prevents pain or slipping of the foot. Even after 250 miles, I can go on an 8 mile run in these and feel minimal discomfort.
A small but big thing about the Revel 2 is that the heel cup is cushioned so well. I never feel any heel pain in that shoe, which you don't get in many running shoes.
Value for money
In terms of price, these shoes are about $100 which could be expensive depending on the person, but personally, for the quality of these shoes, it's more than worth it.
What I like about this shoe
What I personally like about these shoes is how comfortable they are. Most shoes lose comfort around 250 miles, but these still have so much cushioning and feel great.
I also like the versatility of these shoes. I used them for both speed work and recovery runs, and they did amazing in both runs, because of how lightweight and responsive these shoes are.
I also liked the cushioned heel cup which is a small but extremely important part of the shoe for a runner.
Why you should buy this shoe
You should buy this shoe for a comfortable run no matter how hard the ace is. It's extremely good for road or trail runs.
It is extremely durable and never gave me any kind of extreme discomfort. Whether you are a beginner or veteran runner, these shoes will not let you down.