Brooks Revel 7 Review

White and black brooks running shoes on white backround

The Brooks revel 7 is a classic work hoarse daily trainer that packs a punch in the durability department. I really liked testing the previous version of this shoe and I am pleasantly surprised with all the improvements that has been made and I look forward to sharing my thoughts.

In this Brooks Revel 7 Review I will be taking you through every detail of this reliable daily trainer.

Cushioning

A good level of cushioning is an essential component of a great shoe. A cushioned midsole helps relieve stress from the joints and provides support that makes long distance runs much easier.

Support

Good support is essential for all runners, so it is very important that when buying trainers an individual buys running shoes that have enough support. That may look different for all runners but it is important to consider.

It is important that a supportive running shoe provides a stable platform and reduces the risk of potential injuries.

Durability

I believe that it is important to buy shoes that have been built to last. If you are going to spend your own money on shoes then they should stay in good working condition for many months to come.

Fit

Making sure your shoes fit properly is very important as if a shoe is too big it can cause the shoes to start to rub against you feet causing blisters and other discomforts. By not having a shoe that fits it will also get rid of the possibility of a comfortable run.

Breathability

Breathable materials in the upper part of the shoe helps keep the feet cool and dry during runs. This is because it helps prevent the build up of sweat and moisture in the shoe which reduces discomfort and irritation when running.

A breathable upper shoe enhances comfort and can be a life saver when running in hot days as it helps prevent overheating. This makes shoes with this feature an excellent choice as well as a comfortable fit.

Value

Running shoes can get really expensive and if you are someone that runs a lot you will have to keep coming back to buy more. This can really add up which is why I have added cost to the list of important factors.

Energy Return

There is no better feeling than being propelled by a responsive running shoe. A running shoe should that gives energy back to the runner can make all types of runs feel so much nicer. This category is even more important in race day shoes.

Price: £100

Weight: 250 grams

Stack Height:

Usage: Daily Trainer

Pros

  • Very stable
  • Upper is very breathable
  • Amazing value

Cons

  • Not very unique
  • Upper Breathability: 8/10
  • Energy return: 9/10
  • Durability: 7/10
  • Support: 8/10
  • Grip: 9/10
  • Style: 8/10
  • Versitility: 9/10
  • Value for money: 8/10
  • Comfort: 9/10
  • Fit: 8/10

Overall rating: 85/100

My first impressions of the shoe

About 6 months ago I tested the brooks revel 6 which was the previous version of this shoe and I have to say that I wasn’t very impressed. There was the basis for a good shoe but it lacked exaction and flare. I was hoping for this shoe to be slightly different but after I took these shoes out of the box it was not looking very different.

For a first run in these shoes I took them out on an 8km easy run on my normal route. I think that the shoes were good and there had been some great improvements from the previous version but it still lacked the flare I have become used to after testing so many shoes for this website.

Why you should buy the shoe

I know that I have been quite critical of this shoe in the first part of this review but in all honesty it is actually well made and the value for money is simply unrivalled. I think that this shoe would really suite anyone who is looking for a good quality and good value daily trainer.

Why you should not buy the shoe

As I have mentioned this shoe does lack a bit of unique spice. I mean don’t get me wrong it is all very well made and it does the job of a daily trainer and then some but there are more unique and innovative options out there.

Upper of the shoe

Top of a blacks brooks running shoe on white backround

The upper of this shoe is breathable and it is very supportive. I think the shining gem in this shoe is the lacing system and the way it can keep your foot secure like no other shoe. I know I said this shoe is not unique but the new lacing system on this shoe actually was very unique.

Foam of the shoe

The foam on this shoe felt very stable and it provided a moderate amount of bounce but nothing that was really that crazy. I think the foam of this shoe was good but just like this shoe as a whole nothing that crazy.

Sole of the shoe

Black and white sole of a running shoe

The previous version if this shoe really lacked traction and I am pleased to report that this shoe degas not. Better still the sole of this shoe has the durability to back it up.

Conclusions to this Brooks Revel 7 Review

To conclude I just want to say that this shoe is actually very good but it just doesn’t have very much of a flair but that is not a problem if you are just looking for a good value shoe that does the job then I would definitely recommend this shoe to you.

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