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Womens Brooks Ravenna 5 Running Shoe

Women's Brooks Ravenna 5

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Women's BROOKS® RAVENNA 5 :: Get the same soft yet supportive feel you came to expect from previous Ravenna generations, while scoring a more customized fit and smoother than ever transitions in the newly updated Women's Brooks® Ravenna 5. Treat your feet to the new uber-comfortable, mold-to-your-foot support of the BioMoGo DNA cushioning, and move silky smooth through every stride protected by the updated crash pad of this running shoe. You can count on getting that same great support for mild pronation and the easy flex you loved in the Ravenna 4, while enjoying an updated look with the bright new colors of the Ravenna 5. 8.5 ounces

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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:

  • BioMoGo DNA: Gives you adaptable cushioning throughout the midsole for custom comfort and earth-friendlier materials
  • Extended Caterpillar Crash Pad: Delivers full ground contact for a super smooth transition
  • Adjustable saddle wraps from the heel/midfoot: Provides a secure fit
  • Omega Flex Grooves: Allow for flexibility
  • BKW1850
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Womens Brooks Ravenna 5 Running Shoe
 
4.8

(based on 33 reviews)

97%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Comfortable (30)
  • Arch support (21)
  • Breathable (20)
  • Lightweight (20)
  • Cushions impact (19)

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Road running (21)
    • Walking (3)
      • Sizing:
      • Feels full size too small

         

        Feels half size too small

         

        Feels true to size

         

        85% 

        (28 reviews)

        Feels half size too big

         

        Feels full size too big

         
      • Width:
      • Feels too narrow

         

        Feels true to width

         

        97% 

        (32 reviews)

        Feels too wide

         
      • Arch Type:
      • Average arch (19), High arch (8), Low arch (3)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Enthusiast (14), Gym rat (8), Casual/ recreational (7)
      • Was this a gift?:
      • No (30)

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    5.0

    Luv Them!

    By Tami Jam

    from Baltimore, MD

    About Me Gym Rat

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

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

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • With Orthotics/Inserts

      Comments about Womens Brooks Ravenna 5 Running Shoe:

      Luv them! They're lightweight and uber comfortable! These are my 1st pair of running shoe but they won't be the last of this brand!

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

      Great Updates

      By Lori Ann

      from Warren, PA

      About Me Avid Athlete

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Breathable
      • Comfortable
      • Durable
      • Good Traction

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Road Running

        Comments about Womens Brooks Ravenna 5 Running Shoe:

        I was hesitant to get the 5's because of the mixed reviews of the updates. Sice January of this year I have been alternating between Ghost 6 and Ravenna 4--spending more time in the Ravenna's. I am very pleased with this update! I love the extra room in the toe box. I haven't had to have any "wear in" time and have continued my training as if nothing changed.

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

        Perfect for my "tough to fit" feet

        By 10kbrat

        from Lakeside, CA

        About Me Casual/ Recreational

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Breathable
        • Comfortable
        • Good Arch Support
        • Pronation Control

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Road Running

          Comments about Womens Brooks Ravenna 5 Running Shoe:

          Perfect for my 5k and 10 k outings.

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

          So far so good! :)

          By Nikki

          from Baltimore, MD

          About Me Gym Rat

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Breathable
          • Comfortable
          • Durable
          • Good Arch Support
          • Pronation Control

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Gym

            Comments about Womens Brooks Ravenna 5 Running Shoe:

            Love this shoe for the gym. Wasn't crazy about the colors at first but really grew on me. Would recommend for anyone who pronates a little (like me) and likes to work out 3-5 times per week.

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

            Completely satisfied with this sneaker!!

            By Kath

            from Toms River, NJ

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

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

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Road Running

              Comments about Womens Brooks Ravenna 5 Running Shoe:

              This is my 2nd pair of Brooks Ravenna 5. I bought a pair in July in a different color, and after 3 months of running 5 days a week, they started to feel a little slippery. I ordered this pair online and had it within 2 days! I was worried about 'breaking them in', but I put them on, ran 5 miles and they were so unbelievably comfortable! Will buy another pair in a few months when these wear out!!

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

              Awesomeness

              By Amy W.

              from Lakewood, CO.

              About Me Gym Rat

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Comfortable
              • Cushions Impact

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Road Running

                Comments about Womens Brooks Ravenna 5 Running Shoe:

                The color was different than expected...pink and purple. That being said they could be brown and I'd still wear these awesome shoes!!!

                • Sizing:
                • Feels true to size
                • Width:
                • Feels true to width
                • Arch Type:
                • Average Arch
                • Was this a gift?:
                • No
                 
                2.0

                Like older version better!

                By R.G.

                from Austin, TX

                About Me Avid Athlete

                Pros

                • Breathable
                • Lightweight

                Cons

                • Uncomfortable

                Best Uses

                • Road Running

                Comments about Womens Brooks Ravenna 5 Running Shoe:

                The Ravenna 4 was a much more comfortable shoe. This version fits a lot wider in the forefoot area. Seems to have more cushion in the heel than version 4, I didn't run in them so I don't know how that felt. Just fit too big in forefoot.

                • Sizing:
                • Feels half size too big
                • Width:
                • Feels too wide
                • Arch Type:
                • Average Arch
                • Was this a gift?:
                • No
                 
                5.0

                Brooks does it again

                By k-teacher runner

                from Northern New Jersey

                About Me Avid Athlete

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Breaks In Easily
                • Breathable
                • Comfortable
                • Cushions Impact
                • Good Arch Support

                Cons

                • Thin Mesh No Good In Cold

                Best Uses

                • Road Running

                Comments about Womens Brooks Ravenna 5 Running Shoe:

                I run every other day 3-4 miles, weekends 5-6 miles. I have been wearing ravenna model since the 3rd edition (which was my favorite). However the 5 def meets (and maybe exceeds the 3rd) I'll soon find out, only had them 2 weeks. I'm deff going to buy another pair.

                They broke in within 2 runs, they are lighter than the 4, and more flexible. However the only negative thing I can say is the mesh is feels thinner in this model, which to me is a negative bc winter is around the corner and I continue to run outside. So I'm curious to see how these sneakers will do in the cold.

                Overall, if you are looking for a sneaker with support, comfort, flexibility, and just a good running shoe, deff buy these.

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

                I can run!

                By New Runner

                from MD

                About Me Casual/ Recreational

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Comfortable
                • Cushions Impact
                • Good Traction
                • Lightweight

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                    Comments about Womens Brooks Ravenna 5 Running Shoe:

                    I have always hated running. Everything hurts... My shins, my knees, my chest... Not to mention that horrific itch! So when I decided I would give it a real go (let's see what all this fuss is about) I was not optimistic... But I was committed. I went to Roadrunner and was fitted for appropriate shoes and insoles. And gues what? No pain, no itch, no discomfort (besides the usual getting fit aches)!

                    I couldn't be happier! I have used them several times now to run on a treadmill, but don't see any reason they wouldn't be equally excellent on the road.

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

                    Great shoes & performance +++

                    By Diana Gi

                    from Fort Myers, FL

                    About Me Avid Athlete

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

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

                    Cons

                    • made in china

                    Best Uses

                    • Road Running

                    Comments about Womens Brooks Ravenna 5 Running Shoe:

                    I run on these shoes as soon as i received them and they felt like they were mine forever. Great fit, awesome color and excellent performance.
                    Absolutely love these and will definitely buy them again...I look forward more fun colors as well.
                    Great product. I do wish these were manufactured in the USA

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

                    Great shoe

                    By Calimommy13

                    from Orange County, CA

                    About Me Avid Athlete

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Breathable
                    • Comfortable
                    • Lightweight

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Road Running

                      Comments about Womens Brooks Ravenna 5 Running Shoe:

                      I just started running in these shoes after years with the Vomeros. They are lightweight, breathable, and very comfortable. Very happy with these shoes!

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

                      Love them!

                      By Meg

                      from Chicago, IL

                      About Me Avid Athlete

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Comfortable
                      • Good Arch Support
                      • Lightweight
                      • Pronation Control

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • Road Running

                        Comments about Womens Brooks Ravenna 5 Running Shoe:

                        Love these shoes! I've only run in Nike prior to these (for the past 15 years) & I finally decided to "upgrade". Very lightweight, yet definite control, I no longer have hip pain since I've made the change. I run 20-25 miles per week, lift free weights & do various DVDs.

                        • Sizing:
                        • Feels true to size
                        • Width:
                        • Feels true to width
                        • Arch Type:
                        • Average Arch
                        • Was this a gift?:
                        • Yes
                         
                        5.0

                        Ombre color is prettier in real life

                        By Kristen

                        from Virginia

                        About Me Avid Athlete

                        Pros

                          Cons

                            Best Uses

                            • Road Running

                            Comments about Womens Brooks Ravenna 5 Running Shoe:

                            I just got my Ombre Ravennas and wanted to post about the new color. When I ordered the shoe, I wasn't sure of the Ombre color - on my computer screen it looked like a pinky-red fade to black. I was pleased when I received the shoe; it's a pretty pink fade to purple. The purple is a grape shade, and the pink is pleasant (not neon or too girlie, but perfect for a strong female runner). I'm glad I took the risk on the color!

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

                            Love the shoe

                            By Linda

                            from Williamsburg, KY

                            About Me Casual/ Recreational

                            Verified Buyer

                            Pros

                            • Breathable
                            • Comfortable
                            • Good Arch Support
                            • Great with Jeans
                            • Lightweight
                            • Pronation Control

                            Cons

                            • Hole In Right Toe Area
                            • Wears Out Quickly

                            Best Uses

                            • With Orthotics/Inserts

                            Comments about Womens Brooks Ravenna 5 Running Shoe:

                            The area over my right big toe wears a hole in about 1 month!!!

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

                            Great upgrade to Ravenna 4

                            By Lion Runner

                            from Atlanta, GA

                            About Me Avid Athlete

                            Verified Buyer

                            Pros

                            • Comfortable
                            • Durable
                            • Good Arch Support

                            Cons

                              Best Uses

                              • Road Running

                              Comments about Womens Brooks Ravenna 5 Running Shoe:

                              Cross country runner with high arch. Fits well and received in a matter of a few days.

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

                              Absolutely love them!

                              By Karen moving on faster

                              from Just outside of Houston, TX

                              Verified Buyer

                              Pros

                              • Breathable
                              • Comfortable
                              • Cushions Impact
                              • Durable
                              • Good Arch Support
                              • Good Traction

                              Cons

                                Best Uses

                                • Walking

                                Comments about Womens Brooks Ravenna 5 Running Shoe:

                                These shoes are very comfortable. I purchased them a half size larger then I normally wear and it's perfect. I've had no blisters with them and am ordering a second pair for later. Shipping was extremely fast. Very glad I found this site.

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

                                Pleasantly Surprised

                                By Tampa Runner Girl

                                from Tampa, FL

                                About Me Avid Athlete

                                Verified Buyer

                                Pros

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

                                Cons

                                  Best Uses

                                  • Road Running

                                  Comments about Womens Brooks Ravenna 5 Running Shoe:

                                  I have been wearing Brooks Adrenaline GTS for years and thought it might be nice to alternate it with another model of running shoe. I have tried other brands of stability shoes as alternates but had yet to find a good match. I was expecting the shoe to be good but not as good as the Adrenaline. I am pleased to say I love the Ravenna just as much as the Adrenaline. They are comfortable and light. I feel they are roomy enough in the toe box without being too big. Overall, an excellent shoe.

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

                                  I would buy these shoes again!

                                  By Cossey

                                  from Batesville, arkansas

                                  About Me Avid Athlete

                                  Verified Buyer

                                  Pros

                                  • Comfortable
                                  • Durable
                                  • Fast
                                  • Good Arch Support
                                  • Good Traction

                                  Cons

                                    Best Uses

                                    • Endurance Training

                                    Comments about Womens Brooks Ravenna 5 Running Shoe:

                                    I love running in these shoes. The Ravenna have out lasted and have been a very good shoe

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

                                    Most comfortable pair of shoes!

                                    By alkauf

                                    from Iowa

                                    About Me Gym Rat

                                    Pros

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

                                    Cons

                                      Best Uses

                                      • Gym

                                      Comments about Womens Brooks Ravenna 5 Running Shoe:

                                      I've been searching for a pair of shoes that fit like this for months! I wish I would have tried on a pair of Brooks sooner! I have flat feet and I use custom orthotics and with my orthotics in these shoes fit like a glove. Other shoes enhance the orthotics and they hurt my feet but these are so comfortable and they have the perfect about of cushion. Since they are so lightweight they are very versatile and I love them for kickboxing, cardio and strength training workouts.

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

                                      I would buy this product again

                                      By Fit_Mom

                                      from WIse, VA

                                      About Me Gym Rat

                                      Verified Buyer

                                      Pros

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

                                      Cons

                                        Best Uses

                                        • Road Running

                                        Comments about Womens Brooks Ravenna 5 Running Shoe:

                                        I use this shoe for running (10-15 mile per week), doing Jazzercise, Bootcamp, and other workouts such as T25, P90X3 and Insanity. It has been a great shoe so far. No cpmplaints...LOVE the color choices of the Brooks Ravenna 5

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

                                        Love these!

                                        By Linda

                                        from Williamsburg, KY

                                        About Me Casual/ Recreational

                                        Verified Buyer

                                        Pros

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

                                        Cons

                                        • Wears Out Quickly

                                        Best Uses

                                        • Walking

                                        Comments about Womens Brooks Ravenna 5 Running Shoe:

                                        I want another pair!

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

                                        Very comfortable running shoe

                                        By Ann

                                        from Houma, louisiana

                                        About Me Avid Athlete

                                        Verified Buyer

                                        Pros

                                        • Breathable
                                        • Comfortable
                                        • Good Arch Support
                                        • Lightweight

                                        Cons

                                          Best Uses

                                          • Road Running

                                          Comments about Womens Brooks Ravenna 5 Running Shoe:

                                          I run between 20 and 25 miles a week, 3 to 4 days a week. This is a very comfy shoe, light weight and true to size fit. The arch is a bit pronounced so if you are flat footed this isn't your shoe. I ran 3 half marathons in this model shoe and had no issues. I also love the colors and shoelaces are nice and long.

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

                                          Love, Love, Love!

                                          By Linda

                                          from Williamsburg, KY

                                          About Me Casual/ Recreational

                                          Verified Buyer

                                          Pros

                                          • Comfortable
                                          • Good Arch Support
                                          • Great with Jeans
                                          • Lightweight
                                          • Pronation Control

                                          Cons

                                            Best Uses

                                              Comments about Womens Brooks Ravenna 5 Running Shoe:

                                              I love these! Got a small hole in the toe, Road Runner has already replaced them. I would love to have another pair!

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

                                              Great shoe for easy runs!

                                              By Kelsey

                                              from Columbus, OH

                                              About Me Avid Athlete

                                              Verified Buyer

                                              Pros

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

                                              Cons

                                                Best Uses

                                                • Road Running

                                                Comments about Womens Brooks Ravenna 5 Running Shoe:

                                                I'm a big fan of Brooks shoes, and I used to buy only the Adrenaline model. Lately, though, I've been running in shoes with a little less support and guidance. My current rotation is the Ravenna 5 and the Pure Cadence 2. I love the Ravennas for long runs and easy runs (rather than speed work). I don't have many miles on these shoes yet, but so far so good! They're comfortable, with just the right amount of cushion. I have the grey ones in 8.0 wide, and I really like the way they feel and look. I will say, though, that the pink laces are a little short (they came with black ones too, so maybe those are longer?).

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

                                                love these

                                                By cindy sue 63

                                                from Allen, Texas

                                                About Me Gym Rat

                                                Verified Buyer

                                                Pros

                                                • Breathable
                                                • Comfortable
                                                • Cushions Impact
                                                • Durable
                                                • Fast
                                                • Good Traction

                                                Cons

                                                  Best Uses

                                                  • Road Running

                                                  Comments about Womens Brooks Ravenna 5 Running Shoe:

                                                  Never purchase Brook's before. Saw them at the Rock and Roll Marathon Expo and did a little research. Purchased these and I am SO happy I did. Very comfy. Light. Wear well. Great for road racing.

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

                                                  awesome shoe!

                                                  By Running Diva

                                                  from Long Beach, CA

                                                  Verified Buyer

                                                  Pros

                                                    Cons

                                                      Best Uses

                                                        Comments about Womens Brooks Ravenna 5 Running Shoe:

                                                        so comfortable!

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

                                                        The 5 mile test

                                                        By Pink Walker

                                                        from Hesperia, Ca.

                                                        About Me Avid Athlete

                                                        Verified Reviewer

                                                        Pros

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

                                                        Cons

                                                          Best Uses

                                                          • Walking

                                                          Comments about Womens Brooks Ravenna 5 Running Shoe:

                                                          I have always been a Mizuno (performance stability) shoe lover but they have been dropping my style every year leaving me no choice but to shop around and after 3 months of hard shopping I found Brooks does a nice job with this shoe and I will buy more now to stock up. I require a stability but I also have a slightly wide foot but not wide heel so I can't buy wide. I got a Revanna 5 and last night I did 5 miles on the treadmill and no hot spots or any area of concern at all. It was like I had been wearing them all along. Keep in mind each style each year can be different. I bought the Revanna 4 on sale (last years model) at same time but it was very different on the top. I kept trying them because they were comfortable but after only a couple miles the ball of my feet where hot or tender. I will be going with multiple of Revanna 5 only. Also Lacing is everything. I tried 10 different ways on all the shoes I tested. (brought home 5 different styles that felt good in store) I found on this pair lacing old fashion lace (starting under rather than over way and skipping the pink fancy banded one was most comfortable. (I find re-lacing starting from under rather than factory over makes the pressure of the shoe material not as noticeable on the top of my feet which is an issue for me) By lacing the banded loops it became too tight around the arch of my foot which I did not need extra support there but maybe others like it so it doesn't hurt to try alternative lacing and knowing just because you can lace it there doesn't mean you have to. I participate in marathon length walks for events and walk and jog for training. I like that these will be comfortable for both.

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

                                                          No Nonsense Running Shoe

                                                          By Running Tiger

                                                          from Roseburg, OR

                                                          Verified Reviewer

                                                          Pros

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

                                                          Cons

                                                            Best Uses

                                                            • Road Running

                                                            Comments about Womens Brooks Ravenna 5 Running Shoe:

                                                            I have been running in Nike Air Max for some time and the 2012 has some great cushioning but lately has been feeling a little too heavy for my foot. I also noticed mild pain in my right hip after the first mile and a little inward roll in my gait on the same side (I had sciatica about 7 years ago and regained only about 90% sensation from butt to sole of foot). The Brooks Ravenna 5 has been a fantastic solution and offers excellent stability with their roll bars. It makes the shoe look a little wider on the inside, but no big style sacrifice. The toe box is very roomy with the whole shoe being very lightweight and breathable. The design enables good contact with the ground which contributes to a very comfortable, stable run. I purchased the blue/coral shoe in a size 8 (7.5 in regular shoes). I can definitely say that my first pair of Brooks are my new favorite running shoe!

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

                                                            Perfection!

                                                            By Steph F.

                                                            from Milwaukee, WI

                                                            About Me Avid Athlete

                                                            Verified Buyer

                                                            Pros

                                                            • Comfortable
                                                            • Fast
                                                            • Good Arch Support
                                                            • Good Traction
                                                            • Lightweight
                                                            • Pronation Control

                                                            Cons

                                                              Best Uses

                                                              • Road Running

                                                              Comments about Womens Brooks Ravenna 5 Running Shoe:

                                                              As a former Asics GT-2000 girl, I can say that I am now completely hooked on the Brooks Ravenna. I loved the Ravenna 4 and completed a marathon in those with no issues, but so far I'm loving the Ravenna 5's even more. They definitely have a lighter feel, and seem more comfortable through the arch. The toebox is nice and roomy but the rest of the shoe fits snugly enough that I don't feel like I have to cinch the laces too tightly for a good fit the way I do with other brands. So far I have worn them on the track, treadmill, and in outdoor wintery conditions, and they have felt great on all surfaces...Keep up the great work, Brooks!

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

                                                              Love the 5!!

                                                              By Marcia

                                                              from Washington DC

                                                              About Me Gym Rat

                                                              Pros

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

                                                              Cons

                                                                Best Uses

                                                                • Road Running

                                                                Comments about Womens Brooks Ravenna 5 Running Shoe:

                                                                I have these in my rotation with the Mizuno Wave Inspire 10s. I feel like these have a bit more cushion than the Mizunos. I had the Ravenna 4 before this model and can definitely feel the improvements - better support and so lightweight. I can't wait for the weather to improve so I can finally run outside (stupid asthma!).

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

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