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Mens Brooks Ravenna Running Shoe

Men's Brooks Ravenna

Item #BRK986
MSRP:$99.95
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Men's Brooks® Ravenna :: The all-new men'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. 10.8 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
Product BRK986 Review

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Mens Brooks Ravenna Running Shoe
 
4.6

(based on 16 reviews)

100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Comfortable (11)
  • Breathable (9)
  • Lightweight (8)
  • Arch support (7)
  • Cushions impact (7)

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Road running (7)
      • Sizing:
      • Feels full size too small

         

        Feels half size too small

         

        Feels true to size

         

        70% 

        (7 reviews)

        Feels half size too big

         

        Feels full size too big

         
      • Width:
      • Feels too narrow

         

        Feels true to width

         

        100% 

        (10 reviews)

        Feels too wide

         
      • Arch Type:
      • Average arch (6), High arch (3)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Enthusiast (4), Casual/ recreational (3)
      • Was this a gift?:
      • No (5)

    Reviewed by 16 customers

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    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Great shoe!

    By Brad

    from San Antonio, TX

    Pros

    • Breathable
    • Comfortable
    • Cushions Impact
    • Fast
    • Lightweight

    Cons

      Best Uses

        Comments about Mens Brooks Ravenna Running Shoe:

        Right out of the box I ran 9 miles in these shoes without a hitch. Very comfortable and lightweight. Lots of cushion in these things. I always seem to need a half size larger in Brooks so consider that if this is your first pair of Brooks.

         
        5.0

        Best shoe I've ever run in!!

        By Brad

        from San Antonio, TX

        About Me Gym Rat

        Pros

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

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Endurance Training

          Comments about Mens Brooks Ravenna Running Shoe:

          These are by far the most comfortable shoes I've ever run in. Right out of the box I was able to go out for long runs. Ran a half marathon in them less than a week after purchase. Very durable, light weight, and comfortable shoes. Can't beat them for my medium-to-high arch feet! Just traded them in for the Ravenna 2, hopefully they are just as good.

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

          Great Cushioned Running Shoes

          By Army Mike

          from Pentagon

          About Me Casual/ Recreational

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

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

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Pavement

            Comments about Mens Brooks Ravenna Running Shoe:

            Recommended by the staff...tried half a dozen different shoes in the store before deciding on these. I've had pain in the knees, shins, IT band, and achillies... no issues now that I've added dynamic stretches and running in these shoes. I run around 4 miles 3-4 times a week at around an 8 min pace and these shoes are great!

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

            Brooks Ravenna shoe

            By Long runner

            from Owosso, MI

            About Me Professional Athlete

            Verified Reviewer

            Pros

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

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Road Running

              Comments about Mens Brooks Ravenna Running Shoe:

              Great stability shoe, I used my ravenna on faster marathon tempo runs.

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

              Great shoe for any type of running

              By Caleb Keiter

              from San Diego, CA

              About Me Avid Athlete

              Verified Reviewer

              Pros

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

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Road Running

                Comments about Mens Brooks Ravenna Running Shoe:

                I use the Ravenna as my regular running shoe mostly for easy runs with the occasional tempo or easy trail runs. The shoe is a perfect snug fit, lightweight, and durable. I racked up 640 miles on my first pair with no issues! I run 5-7 times per week. I currently own two pairs of the Ravennas (different colors) and swap them out daily for even longer life.

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

                my new favorite shoe!!!

                By Packer fan

                from Racine, WI

                About Me Casual/ Recreational

                Pros

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

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Road Running

                  Comments about Mens Brooks Ravenna Running Shoe:

                  I am a muscular 5'4" at 155 lbs with flat feet. I have been using the Asics 2100 series for the past 5 years because of the great stablility/cushion combo they offer. Though, for some time now I've been searching for a stability shoe that was less clunky and didn't scream "high maintenance" with its appearance. The asics DS trainer proved to be a nice alternative but I needed more stability and a bit more cushion for longer distances. Along comes the Ravenna and, wow! This shoe is like running on pillows without sacrificing stability. This shoe just feels fast (even for a clunker like me) and looks great. As long as Brooks sticks to this formula, I won't be changing shoes anytime soon. Hope they come out with a predominantly black version of this shoe. Also, a size 9 fits like the asics gt 2130 fit in a size 8 1/2.

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

                  My Third Pair!

                  By The Turtle

                  from Montrose, CO

                  About Me Avid Athlete

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

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

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Road Running

                    Comments about Mens Brooks Ravenna Running Shoe:

                    Love this shoe. Used to use Saucony Guide 2's and this is a great replacement. Put over 300 miles on my first pair, probably could have gone more. Great for high arch and pronation control. I'm a bigger runner 6'1" 195 and these have proven to work great. I also use a pair of orthotics in these shoes and they accommodate them just fine.

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

                    great from the start

                    By TXrunner

                    from San Antonio, TX

                    Pros

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

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                        Comments about Mens Brooks Ravenna Running Shoe:

                        I bought these hoes and immediately ran a 16 miler the next day, i was a little worried about such a long run on a new pair of shoes but was very pleased at the end of my run. i was in Aasics Nimbus 11 byut was having some arch pain. These shoes appear to have a great cushioned ride and still have good support. They were suprisingly light and fast. Would be ( will buy) them again!

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

                        buying second pair

                        By Patrick

                        from Louisiana

                        About Me Casual/ Recreational

                        Pros

                        • Breathable
                        • Comfortable
                        • Durable
                        • Lightweight

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                          • Road Running

                          Comments about Mens Brooks Ravenna Running Shoe:

                          I'm a average runner who runs to stay in shape after few years of being lazy. Gained weighted and needed something comfortable and light to get me started. Tried several brands but brooks was the best fit for me. This shoe has helped me start enjoying running again. I'm Looking forward for my second pair to come in!

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

                          Fine shoe

                          By Bill

                          from Downunder

                          About Me Avid Athlete

                          Pros

                          • Comfortable
                          • Lightweight
                          • Pronation Control

                          Cons

                            Best Uses

                            • Road Running

                            Comments about Mens Brooks Ravenna Running Shoe:

                            These are terrific; lightweight, and with enough stability. I use them for "fast" workouts, and 10k races, but expect to wear them in a marathon later this year.
                            138lb, 5'10" male

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

                            My new favorite!

                            By Kai

                            from Avon, CT

                            About Me Avid Athlete

                            Pros

                            • Comfortable
                            • Flexible
                            • Lightweight

                            Cons

                              Best Uses

                              • Road Running

                              Comments about Mens Brooks Ravenna Running Shoe:

                              I was an Adidas snob for years, but my local running store recommend that I try this shoe. I'm glad I did! This is a fantastic running shoe, even for a big guy (200 Lbs+). Great cushioning, great support, and lightweight.

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

                              I am a 145 lbs 5' 10" ...

                              By Carl

                              from Undisclosed

                              Comments about Mens Brooks Ravenna Running Shoe:

                              I am a 145 lbs 5' 10" runner who needs stability shoes. I purchased a pair about a week ago and I ran an 8 mile tempo, 8 miles of track work and a 20 mile run in them. I wanted to see how the shoes responded to different runner pace. I had no problem with them. I am planning on using my pair for a fall marathon.

                              (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                               
                              2.0

                              Returning this shoe. I've ...

                              By Todd

                              from Undisclosed

                              Comments about Mens Brooks Ravenna Running Shoe:

                              Returning this shoe. I've worn the Infiniti with a lot of success, but was interested in the Ravenna as a lighter option. I don't like the lacing system, it leaves the mid-foot loose even if the other parts are tight. The ride is decent, but the curved last cased my outside toes to come up against the end/side and fall asleep - even though the shoe was almost on the big side.

                               
                              4.0

                              very solid, basic shoe. ...

                              By Anonymous

                              from Undisclosed

                              Comments about Mens Brooks Ravenna Running Shoe:

                              very solid, basic shoe. replaced my saucony progrid guides after they changed the upper too much for the 2's. very similar idea from brooks here, just a little bit more trimmed down, with a lighter weight and less of a heel and smaller forefoot surface area. almost half way between my DS trainers and my guides. i have noticed these have a good amount more forefoot cushioning than the guides did, which seemed to focus on heel cushioning and i would finish long runs with some forefoot pain. so far only thing i don't like is the upper materials, not stretchy and form-fitting as i would like, but they do their job for a $100 trainer.

                               
                              5.0

                              Excellent lightweight ...

                              By Mike

                              from Undisclosed

                              Comments about Mens Brooks Ravenna Running Shoe:

                              Excellent lightweight trainer. I loved the Axiom 1 & 2, but not the 3. This shoe is a bit more substantial than the Axiom. Very comfortable right out of the box and noticeable forefoot cushioning. No issues at all on the long runs. Great shoe! I will stick with them.

                               
                              5.0

                              Nice lightweight training ...

                              By Brad

                              from Undisclosed

                              Comments about Mens Brooks Ravenna Running Shoe:

                              Nice lightweight training shoe, have run over 150 miles in my first pair with long runs up to 15 miles with no problems. Replaced Saucony Paramonts and like these much better. Great fit, snug around midfoot and not overlarge toebox. Would not call a heavy stability shoe, but those with mild pronation who need minimal correction may like this shoe (I currently rotate with Brooks Ghosts). Have already ordered a second pair.

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                              1.    Todd rated this product 2 stars
                              Tue, September 29,2009:
                              Returning this shoe. I've worn the Infiniti with a lot of success, but was interested in the Ravenna as a lighter option. I don't like the lacing system, it leaves the mid-foot loose even if the other parts are tight. The ride is decent, but the curved last cased my outside toes to come up against the end/side and fall asleep - even though the shoe was almost on the big side.
                              2.    Carl rated this product 5 stars
                              Wed, September 16,2009:
                              I am a 145 lbs 5' 10" runner who needs stability shoes. I purchased a pair about a week ago and I ran an 8 mile tempo, 8 miles of track work and a 20 mile run in them. I wanted to see how the shoes responded to different runner pace. I had no problem with them. I am planning on using my pair for a fall marathon.
                              3.    Joachim rated this product 5 stars
                              Tue, September 01,2009:
                              I am a Heavy Runner(~210 lbs). Normal Pronation on the left and a liitle bit Overpronation on the right)Normally i use Trance or Nimbus, but now i mostly use the Ravenna!. For me the shoe has the right cushion and stability for LSD, Tempo Runs or easy trails :). I realy must force myself to use the other shoes..... After 200 Km i cannot complain about the durability. For me the perfect shoe :)
                              4.    Brad rated this product 5 stars
                              Thu, August 06,2009:
                              Nice lightweight training shoe, have run over 150 miles in my first pair with long runs up to 15 miles with no problems. Replaced Saucony Paramonts and like these much better. Great fit, snug around midfoot and not overlarge toebox. Would not call a heavy stability shoe, but those with mild pronation who need minimal correction may like this shoe (I currently rotate with Brooks Ghosts). Have already ordered a second pair.
                              5.    Mike rated this product 5 stars
                              Tue, August 04,2009:
                              Excellent lightweight trainer. I loved the Axiom 1 & 2, but not the 3. This shoe is a bit more substantial than the Axiom. Very comfortable right out of the box and noticeable forefoot cushioning. No issues at all on the long runs. Great shoe! I will stick with them.
                              6.    Anonymous rated this product 4 stars
                              Fri, July 03,2009:
                              very solid, basic shoe. replaced my saucony progrid guides after they changed the upper too much for the 2's. very similar idea from brooks here, just a little bit more trimmed down, with a lighter weight and less of a heel and smaller forefoot surface area. almost half way between my DS trainers and my guides. i have noticed these have a good amount more forefoot cushioning than the guides did, which seemed to focus on heel cushioning and i would finish long runs with some forefoot pain. so far only thing i don't like is the upper materials, not stretchy and form-fitting as i would like, but they do their job for a $100 trainer.

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