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.
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.
The New Balance More v2 is a high cushioned trainer from New Balance. While I tried on the original NB More, I didn’t run in it. It felt slightly bulky and cumbersome to me.
As the racing shoes get higher stack heights, it seems like the maximum cushioned trainers from various brands do. It isn’t a new concept, and Hoka has built most of their shoes on higher stack heights.
The higher stack height in trainers allows for more plush and luxurious rides. The New Balance More v2 is also known as the “New Balance Fresh Foam More v2 or NB More v2”. All different names for the same shoe.
If it isn’t obvious, More in the NB More v2 stands for “More Shoe.” LOL. Compared to the New Balance 1080v10 or NB 880v10, it has more cushion. If you feel like you want or need more cushion, the NB More v2, might be for you.
Although I’ve never run in the Under Armour Charged Bandit 6, I have run in the brand. Most notably, in 2018, when I ran in the Under Armour Horizon BPF and the Under Armour HOVR Sonic. I needed new shoe, they felt good when I tried them on, and I loved the white and gold trim.
Many people have asked: Does Under Armour make good running shoes? That’s a tough question to answer because they make a lot of shoes. If you run in a UA lifestyle shoe, of course, you’ll get hurt. Their running shoes are good, and like any other brand, it’s important to find the right shoe for you. I will also say, Under Armour has progressed into the running scene, and they’ve gotten noticeably better since around 2017.
I’ve been waiting for the updated Hoka One One Bondi 7 for what feels like years. Most people that have run with me know of my love for the Hoka Bondi. Why? I like how cushioned it is, and it’s one of my favorite shoes for easy runs. Recently, it’s my go-to on the treadmill.
Make no mistake, it’s a lot of shoe. Some people find it’s too much shoe, but I like the cushion. You aren’t going to break any speed records but if you’re looking for a high cushioned and durable trainer, the Hoka Bondi 7 is great.