Good value, different Brooks shoe

Verified Buyer Reviewed by Dahliared from Rocky Mtn Foothills, CO on Sunday, April 24, 2016
I've worn Brooks running shoes for 8 years-I started with Adrenaline and last year, changed to the Ghost due to some issues with my feet. My regular shoe size is a 7.5 and in Brooks I consistently wear an 8. I have a narrow and a skinny (from top to sole) foot which often causes me problems with regular shoes, however in Brooks running shoes a normal B width is generally fine.

Brooks shoes can generally be run in right out of the box-I've never broken a pair in. However I would recommend walking in Ravennas for 5-10 miles before taking them out for a run. They are stiff-I'm not sure if that's by design or if these are just made of less expensive materials. They didn't give me blisters, but they were much more comfortable after a few walks in them. The footbed is narrower than Adrenaline and Ghost. It took me 4 runs to really feel like I understood these shoes-at first, I thought I might just send them back. However now I feel that I'll at least run on them for a few months.

I run about 50 miles a month and would not change over to Ravenna-I'll go back to one of my previous Brooks lines. These shoes would be just fine for walking for exercise, walking the dog, walking around town. The colors are great.
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