This is where I keep notes on the different running shoes that I've tried. Current mileage is displayed using the Strava API and the rest is my own thoughts about each shoe I've tried.
I decided on these shoes more for nostalgia than anything else. As a child, I often lusted after different Nike shoes include an early pair of Air Pegasus running shoes.
I've really like every pair of Brooks Ghost running shoes that I've owned. My first pair of running shoes were Brooks Ghosts. As I started to do more winter running, my wife treated me to a pair of Gore-Tex Ghosts for my birthday.
My first dedicated trail shoe, the Trail N2's felt fantastic right off the bat. The fit and comfort is much better than the Road M2's that I tried previously.
I really liked my first pair of Brooks Ravenna running shoes which were the 5th edition. They were my go-to shoes for most of the season I owned them and I completed three half marathon races in them. When they were close to being worn out, I knew that I wanted a new pair.
I thought it would be only fair to try a different brand of running shoes and I had heard good things about Pearl Izumi. Familiar with the brand from their cycling shoes I was encouraged to give the brand a try...
I loved my Brooks Ghost 5 running shoes and was excited to return to a pair of Ghosts after trying the Glycerin model. When I first put these on, I definitely thought they felt different than my previous pair, which were two generations behind...
I was experiencing slight pain in the top of my left foot as I started to increase my mileage while training for my first marathon. My first two pairs of running shoes were neutral. Both pairs showed heavier wear on the outside edge of the heels. I noticed that the Ravenna was labeled as having mild support and figured it was worth giving them a try.
These shoes are often considered to be the Cadillac of the Brooks lineup and I would have to agree. When I first tried these shoes out, they definitely had more cushion, comfort and a wider overall feel to the Brooks Ghost 5's I had been running in during my short running career.