I love it!! At first I was nervous to try Revel shoes. I've always worn Ghost brand but decided to try others to see how they feel. Once I got this Revel, I was surprised how light it was. It is very similar to Ghost shoes, just little more lighter. I was very impressed how it felt on the road. It doesn't feel heavy or anything. I would definitely order those Revel shoes again. I appreciated the warning to order half size up.
Background: I'm a neutral runner and have run in various iterations of Launch, Ghost & PureFlow for 10+ years. Brooks was not able to fill my order for a new pair of Launch so I opted to try these instead.
They were delivered yesterday and I laced them up and went out for an easy 3 mile test drive. First impressions - more room in the toe box and slightly more snug through midfoot (compared to Launch 6). The 2mm decrease in drop was noticeable. At an easy effort level I ran about 20 seconds/mile faster than normal, but the shoes don't feel particularly springy.
I scraped the front of my shoe on liftoff 8-10 times which is abnormal. Might be related to the decrease in drop and an altered stride. It's something I will monitor over the next few runs.
I will add to this after a few months when I put some miles on these. My initial impression is very favorable.
I've used the Revel, the Revel 2 and now the Revel 3. The Revel sizing and fit is very different than the original and the 2. I returned my order (with no problem, thank you Brooks) and went up a half size. Still not able to wear the larger size.
I bought this shoe to rotate with my Ghosts and wanted a different drop. I have really fallen in love with the shoe. Lighter, but really a perfect mix of soft and stiff in the right places. I don't know that I'd give up my Ghosts for a marathon but this is terrific training shoe and I'd probably strongly consider it for a half marathon as well.
I initially bought these to get back into running after a long layoff. For the first 2 months I had no issues and have used them in distances from 3-11 miles. They are the only shoe in my running rotation, but they held up pretty good. I bought a second pair of these shoes to have a fresh set for my half marathon and realized that they were not anything too special during my tapering. Will they are a more cushion shoe, it barely gave me feedback and it was definitely stiffer than what most would call a cushioned shoe.
Overall, not bad to get back into my groove, but I will be experimenting with different models in the future.
As someone who has had three pairs of Revel 2s, I was excited to try the new model. But some changes made the shoe feel unstable. While still comfortable, it's no longer a viable shoe for me--a supinator who uses orthotic inserts. In theory, I like the lower drop on these shoes, but in practice, the way the sole of the heel curves up made it so that each step of mine (remember, I land on the outside and roll inward) felt unstable in a way that other iterations of this shoe -- or the Ghosts -- do not. Of course, Brooks was great about returns, but I'm disappointed that the Revel 2 (a great shoe!) was fundamentally redesigned. Your milage may vary on these shoes, of course, but it no longer seems to give as much support as I need from a neutral but light shoe.
Overall a great show. Very light and give good support. My only complaint is the finishing touches. The laces feel very cheap and there were some minor coloring issues on the tongue of one shoe very minor but a little disappointing since Brookes has always had such good quality with the rest of the things I purchased.
I’ve had 3 pairs of these Revel, super comfortable and durable. I stopped buying due to lack of color choices but I see now more color choices are back. I’m glad for that. Because I wear them for work as casual shoes. 😬
I’m a hairdresser who bought these sneaks to wear at the holidays while working 60 hr weeks. They saved my feet and back!! I have a wide foot and high arches and felt supported all day, each day! Highly recommend. Thanks Brooks
Just got mine today, and I’m absolutely in love. I’ve been wearing ASICS gel all year and haven’t found comfort in them. I am a women who purchased these I wear a size 9 in W (7 in men’s) I hate colorful Shoes and wanted a sleek look. The men’s shoes feel no different than women’s, I will definitely be buying more men’s sneakers in the future. Brooks is truly a go to brand for comfort and long distance running/training, highly recommend to women and men.
These are now part of my daily attire from the day after Thanksgiving til the day after Christmas. I did wear them on the treadmill to run a couple of times as well. Very comfortable. Toe box is wide enough to allow my feet to spread, while the heel section holds my foot firmly in place, so no chafing or blisters. These are a quality running sneaker with a Christmas flare.
I fell in love with Brooks after purchasing a pair of the Ricochet's. Before buying these, I would use my older running shoes as my every day shoes. After continually struggling with foot issues (most likely plantar fasciitis) I realized that maybe I should buy a brand new pair for when I'm not running. I wanted to go with Brooks because I loved them so much as a running shoe, so I decided to go with the Revel 3 (while I did not buy the holiday version, I was drawn to the shoe because of that). Boy, oh, boy did I ever make the perfect decision. These shoes are so comfortable. I genuinely look forward to having an opportunity to wear them.
I purchased these a few months back. They were a game changer. I am military so I needed a shoe that would help me with PT. These did exactly that. Not only did I shaved time off of my run, but now I kinda look forward to the next run since I’m not in pain for a few days after I run. I have over 50 miles on them now and they still feel great. The material is very breathable, has a decently stylish look, and are super comfortable.
I only had about 250mi on my glycerin 17’s and the midsole wore out. This isn’t the first time as I have been running the glycerins since version 14 and experience knee pain and can hear the contact difference on the road. Customer support was great and they are sending me ghost 12s to replace. Awesome experience however my shoes won’t be here for 12/14 days ... I can’t go that long without a run. Went to Dicks and bought the revel 3 just to get by. All I can say is wow .. what a running shoe. Perfect combination from light weight to cushion. First run and no knee pain. Awesome shoe and I’ll be a brooks runner for life after the customer service. I don’t write reviews at all but felt compelled to.
I have finally found the shoe I have always been looking for. All my running shoes are Brooks but never really found my go to shoe until now. Why? The heel to toe drop ratio, the weight of the shoe and the fit. Just ran the Chicago Marathon in this shoe and did not disappoint. I would like to see maybe a little more spring/bounce in the Revel 4. I’m 5’11 and weigh 167 pounds.
This is the Brooks shoe I have been waiting for. The 8mm drop is the perfect balance of a more natural running stride without being too taxing on the calves. The midsole is the perfect blend of being soft without being squishy. The upper fits like a glove as most Brooks shoes do, and the weight is light! This shoe is what I have been waiting for. The Ghost has too high of a drop for me and some of the other shoes from Brooks just feel a bit too heavy . I use this shoe on my daily runs of 3-5 miles and I have no doubt it could work for a 1/2 marathon or full marathon. I hope they continue this trend of lower drop, lighter weight cushioned running shoes. Well done Brooks!