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!

First impressions

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.

Facts / Specs

Terrain: Road
Weight: Men 289g / Women 255g
Drop: 12mm
Arch support: Neutral
Update: Brooks Revel 5
Forefoot height: 18mm
Heel height: 30mm

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Zack Dunn
Zack Dunn

I race distances between 800 meters and 10K whether it be on the track, the roads, or on cross country courses. My typical training consists of easy days, long days, workouts (fartleks, tempos, interval training, etc.). My typical training paces range from 7’30 a mile on easy days to sub-5 minutes a mile on fast interval days, and with many paces in between. I run anywhere from 40-60 miles a week. My personal bests are 2:00 for 800m, 4:30 for 1600m, 9:50 for 3200m, 15:57 for 5K, and 34:10 for 10K.