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Womens Brooks Ravenna Running Shoe

Women's Brooks Ravenna

Item #BRK985
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Women's Brooks® Ravenna :: The all-new women's Brooks® Ravenna is a lightweight chameleon of comfort rising to meet any and all of your needs. Eco-friendly BioMoGo® cushioning keeps feet and conscience happy. A dash of stability gives support to those who need it without getting in the way of those who don't. Extra adjustability in the upper means more runners can enjoy a perfect fit. 9.0 ounces

Category Type:

STABILITY [?]
Runners with average arch height looking for a blend of cushioning and support can't go wrong with Stability shoes. Get a smooth transition from heel strike to toe off. Enjoy a well-guided stride and perfect arch support to keep you going for miles. When choosing running shoes, find your perfect fit using this chart. Category types are based on factors like arch height, running habits and body frame.

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Features & Benefits:

  • Rearfoot HydroFlow® ST: Enhances midsole cushioning providing additional comfort
  • Forefoot HydroFlow®: Forefoot-specific viscous fluid unit enhances cushioning under the ball of the foot, while improving flexibility
  • Full-length Bio MoGo midsole: Environmentally friendly midsole compound provides a soft, cushy, feel that lasts without sacrificing stability
  • DRB® Accel: Single density compound engineered into midfoot for added support and torsional rigidity
  • Universal Sprung Platform Engineered Stable-Pod Configuration: Midsole and outsole components are engineered to set the foot in an efficient, balance from heel strike to toe-off offering maximum stability and responsiveness
  • Blown Rubber Forefoot: Provides added forefoot cushioning
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Womens Brooks Ravenna Running Shoe
 
4.6

(based on 21 reviews)

100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Comfortable (17)
  • Breathable (14)
  • Lightweight (14)
  • Cushions impact (9)
  • Pronation control (8)

Cons

  • Wears out quickly (3)

Best Uses

  • Road running (14)
    • Sizing:
    • Feels full size too small

       

      Feels half size too small

       

      Feels true to size

       

      59% 

      (10 reviews)

      Feels half size too big

       

      Feels full size too big

       
    • Width:
    • Feels too narrow

       

      Feels true to width

       

      100% 

      (17 reviews)

      Feels too wide

       
    • Arch Type:
    • Average arch (13)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Enthusiast (15)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (6)

Reviewed by 21 customers

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(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

Great shoe, wish it held up a bit longer

By SlowNsteady

from Washington

About Me Casual/ Recreational

Pros

  • Breathable
  • Comfortable
  • Lightweight

Cons

  • Wears Out Quickly

Best Uses

  • Road Running

Comments about Womens Brooks Ravenna Running Shoe:

I'm a moderate runner, 10-20 mpw, normal arches but neutral stride, slight underpronation. Found I do best with Brooks lightweight stability or neutral+ shoes, I've run in Illusion, Axiom, Radius (faves along w/Ravenna), and original Defyance. I'm going on my 3rd pair of Ravennas in a little over a year....so yes I love running in them, but I'm disappointed they seem to wear out quickly.

  • Sizing:
  • Feels half size too small
  • Width:
  • Feels true to width
  • Arch Type:
  • Average Arch
  • Was this a gift?:
  • No

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Loving this shoe. Very ...

By Kelly

from Undisclosed

Comments about Womens Brooks Ravenna Running Shoe:

Loving this shoe. Very mild stability, not comparable at all to the stability level in the Adrenalines that another reviewer pointed out. It is very light, good cushion without being too soft, and a great shoe for a midfoot striker who needs a bit of support.

 
5.0

Awesome shoe

By runner

from ga

About Me Avid Athlete

Pros

  • Breathable
  • Comfortable
  • Cushions Impact
  • Durable
  • Fast
  • Good Arch Support
  • Good Traction
  • Great with Jeans
  • Lightweight
  • Pronation Control

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Road Running

    Comments about Womens Brooks Ravenna Running Shoe:

    I LOVE these shoes, and I'm very picky about my shoes. They hug my feet. The heel is snug, and the cushioning is great. Have been running for nearly 20 years and have tried a lot of shoes across several different brands, and I think this is my new favorite. Shoes are the key to healthy running!

    • Sizing:
    • Feels true to size
    • Width:
    • Feels true to width
    • Arch Type:
    • Average Arch
    • Was this a gift?:
    • Yes
     
    4.0

    Good shoe but....

    By irishkarus

    from Anchorage, AK

    About Me Gym Rat

    Pros

    • Comfortable
    • Cushions Impact
    • Lightweight

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Road Running

      Comments about Womens Brooks Ravenna Running Shoe:

      The shoe is very good and feels comfortable, but.....get it half size larger than you would for your any other running shoes!

      • Sizing:
      • Feels full size too small
      • Width:
      • Feels true to width
      • Was this a gift?:
      • No
       
      5.0

      Great Running Shoes

      By Jean

      from NJ

      About Me Avid Athlete

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Breathable
      • Comfortable
      • Durable
      • Fast
      • Fast and light weight

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Road Running

        Comments about Womens Brooks Ravenna Running Shoe:

        Very useful for training and competition.

        • Sizing:
        • Feels true to size
        • Width:
        • Feels true to width
        • Arch Type:
        • Average Arch
        • Was this a gift?:
        • No
         
        5.0

        AWESOME SHOE!

        By Kat- XC all the way!

        from Severn, MD

        About Me Avid Athlete

        Verified Reviewer

        Pros

        • Breathable
        • Comfortable
        • Cushions Impact
        • Durable
        • Fast
        • Good Arch Support
        • Good Traction
        • Lightweight
        • Pronation Control

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Road Running

          Comments about Womens Brooks Ravenna Running Shoe:

          the forefoot shape provides a quick and flowing toe off and the heel and arch cushioning is excellent! Great traction too! Definitely worth every cent-The best running shoe I've ever had!

          • Sizing:
          • Feels true to size
          • Width:
          • Feels true to width
          • Arch Type:
          • Average Arch
           
          5.0

          Great Shoe!!

          By Mia

          from Lake Tapps, WA

          About Me Avid Athlete

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Breathable
          • Comfortable
          • Cushions Impact
          • Good Traction
          • Lightweight
          • Pronation Control

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Endurance Training

            Comments about Womens Brooks Ravenna Running Shoe:

            I recently switched from the Adrenaline's to the Ravenna's and LOVE THEM!!! They are lighter and feel like I"m running on clouds. I do have inserts in them for arch support but they fit like a glove and my feet feel fresh even after a long run.
            I have run on both a treadmill and the road with these shoes and the performance was great on both.

            • Sizing:
            • Feels true to size
            • Width:
            • Feels true to width
            • Arch Type:
            • High Arch
            • Was this a gift?:
            • No
             
            3.0

            Great trainer for short distances!

            By katchab

            from new york, ny

            About Me Avid Athlete

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Breathable
            • Comfortable
            • Fast
            • Lightweight

            Cons

            • Poor Stability

            Best Uses

            • Road Running

            Comments about Womens Brooks Ravenna Running Shoe:

            Great training shoe for shorter distances. I would recommend this for someone looking for a racing shoe. I would recommend this for someone running shorter distances 10K, 5K. The only negative is that for longer distances it may not provide the support that is needed.

            • Sizing:
            • Feels true to size
            • Width:
            • Feels true to width
            • Arch Type:
            • Average Arch
            • Was this a gift?:
            • No
             
            4.0

            Great ride, especially up hill

            By Julebos

            from Tualatin, OR

            About Me Avid Athlete

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Comfortable
            • Durable
            • Lightweight

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Road Running

              Comments about Womens Brooks Ravenna Running Shoe:

              The last on this has a nice forward roll making running up hills nice and smooth. It rises up to hug the toes which is nice for me. It's a little lower profile so you don't feel super high up, but it does not feel bare bones at all. I like this shoe for days when I want a more "solid" shoe but also lightweight. It has a nice light feel although it isn't necessarily lighter. All in all, this shoe is a great alternative to the Brooks Defiance and pairs up nicely in rotation with a softer, more flexible shoe.

              • Sizing:
              • Feels half size too small
              • Width:
              • Feels true to width
              • Arch Type:
              • Average Arch
              • Was this a gift?:
              • No
               
              5.0

              Best shoe for a long/short run

              By Competitive Chick

              from Houston, Tx

              About Me Avid Athlete

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Breathable
              • Comfortable
              • Cushions Impact
              • Fits heal perfect
              • Good Arch Support
              • Lightweight

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Wet Conditions

                Comments about Womens Brooks Ravenna Running Shoe:

                this is a great shoe. I had different pairs of shoes to run short and long distance in. I used to wear Nikes on my long runs but needed to find a new shoe to run in due to NIke discontinuing my shoe. found this one and now it's all I run in. short or long runs its by far the best shoe I have found. pavement, road, trail running it works great and lets your feet breath. You won't be disappointed.

                • Sizing:
                • Feels true to size
                • Width:
                • Feels true to width
                • Arch Type:
                • Average Arch
                 
                5.0

                Great Shoes!!! Love them!

                By Nikki

                from Lena, WI

                About Me Avid Athlete

                Pros

                • Breathable
                • Comfortable
                • Lightweight
                • Pronation Control

                Cons

                • Wears Out Quickly

                Best Uses

                • Road Running

                Comments about Womens Brooks Ravenna Running Shoe:

                After suffering from shin splints & terrible blisters off & on for years I was recommended to try these. With a low arch these are perfect! I have ran several 10k's & a few half marathons in these on top of training runs without a single complaint. The first pair is wearing out so I'm back to get a new pair!

                • Sizing:
                • Feels true to size
                • Width:
                • Feels true to width
                • Arch Type:
                • Low Arch

                (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                5.0

                I am in love...

                By HippyChick

                from New Hampshire

                About Me Avid Athlete

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Breathable
                • Comfortable
                • Nice width in toe box

                Cons

                • none

                Best Uses

                • Road Running

                Comments about Womens Brooks Ravenna Running Shoe:

                I have been running for about 30 years and for many of those years I ran in Saucony. However, a number of years ago, I switched to either New Balance or Brooks because Saucony decided to change their design and it didn't feel comfortable anymore. The recent stretch was in Brooks Adrenaline which were great but I was bored with the same old, same old. I decided to change things up and tried Saucony again. Big mistake! My feet began to hurt after a week. I decided to go back to Brooks and decided what the heck, I will try the Ravenna. Best decision of my life! They have all the comfort and support of the Brooks Adrenaline with a little zip on push off. The lightweight design doesn't diminish its stability. I am hooked.

                • Sizing:
                • Feels true to size
                • Width:
                • Feels true to width
                • Arch Type:
                • Average Arch
                 
                5.0

                Love them

                By marathon mommy

                from columbus,oh

                About Me Avid Athlete

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Breathable
                • Comfortable
                • Durable
                • Fast
                • Lightweight

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Road Running

                  Comments about Womens Brooks Ravenna Running Shoe:

                  These are great lightweight shoes. Love them.

                  • Sizing:
                  • Feels true to size
                  • Width:
                  • Feels true to width
                  • Arch Type:
                  • Average Arch
                   
                  5.0

                  love them

                  By sjt

                  from cincinnati, ohio

                  About Me Avid Athlete

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Breathable
                  • Comfortable
                  • Cushions Impact
                  • Good Arch Support
                  • Lightweight

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Road Running

                    Comments about Womens Brooks Ravenna Running Shoe:

                    Have worn Brooks for the last 5 years or so...tried the Ravenna for the first time....really like the Ravenna....nice training shoe!

                    • Sizing:
                    • Feels true to size
                    • Width:
                    • Feels true to width
                    • Arch Type:
                    • Average Arch
                     
                    5.0

                    This is a great shoe

                    By a.m. runner

                    from Oquaga, NY

                    About Me Avid Athlete

                    Pros

                    • Breathable
                    • Comfortable
                    • Cushions Impact
                    • Good Arch Support
                    • Good Traction
                    • Lightweight
                    • Pronation Control

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Road Running

                      Comments about Womens Brooks Ravenna Running Shoe:

                      I got these shoes yesterday. Went out for an 8 mile run. Fantastic! I alternate shoes, but I am tempted to just run in these for a while. They're comfortable and lightweight with good cushioning. To soon to say anything about its durability. I will buy more.

                      • Sizing:
                      • Feels half size too small
                      • Width:
                      • Feels true to width
                      • Arch Type:
                      • Average Arch
                       
                      5.0

                      Perfect shoe - Will buy over and over!

                      By Jenny a new Brooks convert

                      from Fort Lee, NJ

                      About Me Avid Athlete

                      Verified Reviewer

                      Pros

                      • Breathable
                      • Comfortable
                      • Cushions Impact
                      • Good Arch Support
                      • Good Traction
                      • Pronation Control

                      Cons

                      • none

                      Best Uses

                      • With Orthotics/Inserts

                      Comments about Womens Brooks Ravenna Running Shoe:

                      This was my first official shoe purchase through Roadrunners and I couldn't be happier. The reviews were dead on, told me to get a half size bigger. Got the nine, put my foot in the shoe and have felt what a good shoe can do- provides me with enough support without being too heavy. My foot is comfy and not too tight and my knee and past itb problems are a thing of the past. Thus, giving me the confidence to continue my running- When I put this shoe on I sigh in relief. Now, I'm getting ready to buy my second pair.

                      • Sizing:
                      • Feels half size too small
                      • Width:
                      • Feels true to width
                      • Arch Type:
                      • Average Arch
                       
                      4.0

                      Great shoe but could use more cushion.

                      By Run Happy

                      from Red Bluff, CA

                      About Me Avid Athlete

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Comfortable
                      • Fast
                      • Lightweight
                      • Pronation Control

                      Cons

                      • Poor Cushioning
                      • Wears Out Quickly

                      Best Uses

                      • Road Running

                      Comments about Womens Brooks Ravenna Running Shoe:

                      This shoe is great for shorter runs as it lacks the cushion for the longer runs. Great shoe for slight pronation. Very comfortable and light. Buy a size larger as they tend to run small.

                      • Sizing:
                      • Feels full size too small
                      • Width:
                      • Feels true to width
                      • Arch Type:
                      • Average Arch
                       
                      5.0

                      I LOVE THIS SHOE!

                      By varsity athlete

                      from Chicago, IL

                      About Me Avid Athlete

                      Pros

                      • Breathable
                      • Comfortable
                      • Cushions Impact
                      • Durable
                      • Fast
                      • Lightweight
                      • Pronation Control

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • Road Running

                        Comments about Womens Brooks Ravenna Running Shoe:

                        I suffered from shin splints, and the Aisics gel-1140 was recommended to me. They helped a bit (with added inserts), but felt too heavy and clunky for speed training. I switched to these shoes and absolutely love them! They give me the support I need while feeling light. The toes are upturned to help the stride not feel so clunky. A nice, smooth run. I would recommend these to anyone who is an over pronator and likes to run fast.

                        • Sizing:
                        • Feels half size too small
                        • Width:
                        • Feels true to width
                         
                        3.0

                        While this shoe looks ...

                        By Jenn

                        from Undisclosed

                        Comments about Womens Brooks Ravenna Running Shoe:

                        While this shoe looks great, it's doesn't fit well at all. I ordered a half size up, which usually works out really well with Brooks and my orthotics -- but it still feels like my foot is stuffed into it. My big toe is pushed up to the very front and I had to loosen the laces to the point where there's barely anything left to tie. I'm so disappointed because they look great - but my Adrenalines are much more comfortable.

                         
                        5.0

                        As soon as I got this in ...

                        By Eya

                        from Undisclosed

                        Comments about Womens Brooks Ravenna Running Shoe:

                        As soon as I got this in the mail, I tested it and ran for 6 miles with no pain. Not only it looks great, but also it feels great! Love this shoe! I would buy another pair.

                         
                        4.0

                        I did a wear test for ...

                        By Pam

                        from Undisclosed

                        Comments about Womens Brooks Ravenna Running Shoe:

                        I did a wear test for Brooks on this shoe. It was comparable to my Adrenaline's that I've been running in for the last 18 pairs! I thought it had the right amount of support even on the long runs. Overall was a good shoe.

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                        1.    Eya rated this product 5 stars
                        Mon, September 21,2009:
                        As soon as I got this in the mail, I tested it and ran for 6 miles with no pain. Not only it looks great, but also it feels great! Love this shoe! I would buy another pair.
                        2.    Jenn rated this product 3 stars
                        Sat, September 19,2009:
                        While this shoe looks great, it's doesn't fit well at all. I ordered a half size up, which usually works out really well with Brooks and my orthotics -- but it still feels like my foot is stuffed into it. My big toe is pushed up to the very front and I had to loosen the laces to the point where there's barely anything left to tie. I'm so disappointed because they look great - but my Adrenalines are much more comfortable.
                        3.    Kelly rated this product 5 stars
                        Tue, September 15,2009:
                        Loving this shoe. Very mild stability, not comparable at all to the stability level in the Adrenalines that another reviewer pointed out. It is very light, good cushion without being too soft, and a great shoe for a midfoot striker who needs a bit of support.
                        4.    Pam rated this product 4 stars
                        Thu, July 23,2009:
                        I did a wear test for Brooks on this shoe. It was comparable to my Adrenaline's that I've been running in for the last 18 pairs! I thought it had the right amount of support even on the long runs. Overall was a good shoe.

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