If you must know, I bought the Brooks Revel 4 because of the cheetah print. Maybe the print should be the review alone. It felt comfortable in the store, so I figured why not? I’ve already run in the Brooks Ghost 13 and the Brooks Glycerin 18, so the Brooks Revel 4 was the last of the cheetah.
At just $100, I could justify if I ran 50 miles and decided it to be more casual shoes. I’m actually pleasantly surprised by how much I like it.
The Brooks Revel 4 has never been as “popular” as many other shoes like the Brooks Launch or Brooks Ghost 13. Truthfully, I thought it was one of “Brooks lower quality shoe” or too similar to the Brooks Launch. Right now, I think the Brooks Revel 4 is what the Brooks Launch once was.
After moving to California, I started using the Zensah Running Face Mask. When I lived in New Jersey, I saw maybe 5% of runners wearing a face mask. Usually, I could run alone and not see many people out. In California cities like San Francisco, it is more like 80% or higher of runners wearing a face mask or buff (yes, really).
Recently I decided to try the Saucony Kinvara 11. It’s been a few years since I’ve run in the shoe. In fact, the last time I consistently ran in, it was the Saucony Kinvara 7. Time flies.
I’ve tried on most versions, and the Saucony Kinvara 11 feels similar to the Kinvara 10. It does keep most of the same features as the Kinvara 10 as well. The ride is still fairly soft, but there have been some updates to the midsole and the upper.
While there are many brands of running socks, recently, I’ve appreciated Feetures. One of the most common questions I get is, do you need expensive running socks. Will good running socks help you run faster? Will you PR because you’re wearing good socks?