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Men's Ravenna 5

$110.00 $72.00

Style #110156

Swagger your run out with the light and fast feel of these pumped up kicks. Riding the line between Neutral and Support, the Ravenna 5 gives you that just-right blend of cushion and stability. With BioMoGo DNA now gracing the entire midsole, the extended Segmented Crash Pad delivering full ground contact, and the adjustable saddle wrapping from the heel and midfoot, this shoe plans to take over the world, one foot at a time.

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What's New

Ravenna 5

  • BioMoGo DNA Midsole provides adaptive cushioning
  • Diagonal Rollbar offers mild support
  • Extended Segmented Crash Pad delivers fast heel-to-toe transition
  • Omega Flex Grooves optimize flexibility
  • Moisture-management mesh helps your feet breathe
Great for road running

Great for road running

Ideal for Medium to High Arches

Ideal for medium to high arches

Weight

Weight 10.3 oz

Ideal for mild pronation

Ideal for runners with mild pronation

Midsole drop

Midsole drop 10mm

Nightlife color available

NIghtlife color available

Technology

DNA Midsole

An innovative cushioning system that adapts to runners of all sizes and speeds, providing a custom ride.

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Segmented Crash Pad

Made up of fully-integrated shock absorbers to provide cushion and smooth heel-to-toe transition, maximizing the efficiency of every stride.

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DNA Midsole

What is it?

Brooks DNA is an innovative and uniquely adaptive cushioning system. By adapting to your specific weight, pace, gait and running surface, DNA offers customized cushioning and adds a spring to your step.

Traditional cushioning takes a one-size-fits-all approach, but we know that each runner is different. Brooks DNA was developed to continuously tailor the level of cushioning to your specific needs – even as they change during the run.

How does it work?

Brooks DNA is made up of a highly viscous non-Newtonian material or more simply put, a material that adapts to the specific force you apply to it. Part of the brilliance is that this compound was engineered to perform at the molecular level (picture millions of resilient 'nanosprings').

If you looked at Brooks DNA through a microscope, you'd see that it's made up of individual molecules connected in strands. These strands (which form chains) react to the amount of force placed on the foot, dispersing pressure and providing resiliency. Bottom line of this physics lesson: You get tailored cushioning that reacts to your specific weight, pace, gait, movement and running environment – "made-for-me" cushioning vs. "one size fits all."

And, as with all good technology, we’ve taken it a step further (two steps actually):

  • BioMoGo DNA is DNA technology blended with the BioMoGo midsole to provide adaptive cushioning throughout the midsole vs. just in the heel and forefoot.
  • BioMoGo DNA midsole includes an organic, non-toxic additive that biodegrades the midsole 50 times faster than traditional EVA when it comes into contact with anaerobic landfill microbes (otherwise known as active, enclosed landfills).

  • 30% more cushioning than standard midsole materials (gel or EVA)
  • Twice as much energy return for more pep in your step
  • Great performance no matter your weight or running pace
  • Smoother transition from heel to toe

Segmented Crash Pad

What is it?

The Segmented Crash Pad customizes your foot's lay-down to provide amazing cushion and smooth heel-to-toe transition throughout the run.

How does it work?

We know that a key component of maximizing your run is to provide the smoothest possible heel-to-toe transition. The Segmented Crash Pad is one technology we use to achieve this goal.

Shaped like a caterpillar, the Segmented Crash Pad is a midsole made up of independent, yet fully integrated shock absorbers. As your foot strikes the ground, the segments work together to customize your individual lay down to provide the right amount of cushion and seamless heel-to-toe transition for you – making the most of all that effort you put into each stride.

Specifications

  • Shoe Category: Guidance
  • Pronation: Mild
  • Arch: Medium, High
  • Body Build: Small, Medium, Large
  • Platform: Universal Platform
  • DNA Layout: Biomogo DNA Layout
  • Construction Type: Stroebel
  • Water-Resistant: No
  • Waterproof: No
  • Launch Date: January 1, 2014
  • Weight: 10.3 oz

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Ravenna 5
 
4.5

(based on 48 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (33)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (12)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (2)

96%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Comfortable (40)
  • Cushions impact (29)
  • Lightweight (29)
  • Pronation control (20)
  • Arch support (19)

Cons

  • Narrow / tight (5)
  • Wears quickly (5)
  • Poor arch support (3)

Best Uses

  • Dry conditions (18)
  • Distance / endurance (16)
  • Gym (12)
  • Walking (12)
  • Wet weather (8)
    • Sizing:
    • Feels full size too small

       

      Feels half size too small

       

      Feels true to size

       

      89% 

      (39 reviews)

      Feels half size too big

       

      Feels full size too big

       
    • Width:
    • Feels too narrow

       

      Feels true to width

       

      93% 

      (40 reviews)

      Feels too wide

       
    • Arch Type:
    • Average arch (35), High arch (5), Low arch (4)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Enthusiast (19), Casual/ recreational (12), Gym rat (10)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (46)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

The best shoe I've run in!

Prior to buying a pair of Ravenna 5's, I ran in the ASICS Gel-Kayano 16, 20, ASICS GT-2150, GT-2170, GT-2000 2, Saucony Kinvara 4, and Saucony Guide...Read complete review

Prior to buying a pair of Ravenna 5's, I ran in the ASICS Gel-Kayano 16, 20, ASICS GT-2150, GT-2170, GT-2000 2, Saucony Kinvara 4, and Saucony Guide 5,6, and 7. Out of all of these shoes, I had an orange and black pair of Saucony Guide 6's that lasted me a very long time and I was so pleased with the way they looked, performed, and felt. After running in the Guide 7's, I was a bit disappointed; they felt heavy and clunky even though it's one of the lightest shoes on the market.

Mizuno is a great brand and no disrespect to them, but the Inspire 10 didn't feel great on my foot. When I tried on the Ravenna 5, I fell instantly in love. It gave me the perfect amount of support but it felt lighter than the Guide 7, even though the latter is lighter.

Along with the moderate amount of control you get in the Ravenna 5, you also get an upper which is breathable and fits perfectly with the strap that connects to the midsole of the shoe. Additionally, the middle of the shoe makes a lot of contact with the ground because of the shrinkage of the midfoot shank, which really was pleasing because I am a midfoot striker with flat feet. I also really enjoyed the forefoot of the shoe; it has a flexible forefoot thanks to the Omega Flex Grooves, you get boatloads of traction, which is awesome because you can run on the trails without slipping,and because the forefoot is curved up a bit more than the Guide 7, you also get a fast feel in the shoe during toe off, which helps on faster runs and speed work.

I know for certain that when my time is over in my current Ravenna 5's, I'm going to get another pair. Thank you Brooks for making such an outstanding shoe. Run happy!

-Mid Distance Mike

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Terrible Shoe

The strap that the strings go through about half way up one shoe broke. It appears from poor stitching. I hand swed it back as best as I could. This is my second...Read complete review

The strap that the strings go through about half way up one shoe broke. It appears from poor stitching. I hand swed it back as best as I could. This is my second pair of Brooks and my last.

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4.0

Good shoe

By 

from KS

About Me Rarely Work Out

Verified Buyer

Pros

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

Cons

  • Narrow / Tight

Best Uses

    Comments about Ravenna 5:

    Right shoe feels much tighter then left foot. Love the shoes though.

    • Sizing:
    • Feels true to size
    • Width:
    • Feels too narrow
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No

    Comment on this review

     
    5.0

    Love these shoes

    By 

    from Birmingham, AL

    About Me Casual/ Recreational

    Pros

    • Comfortable
    • Cushions Impact
    • Good Arch Support
    • Lightweight

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Endurance Training
      • Walking
      • Wet Weather

      Comments about Ravenna 5:

      No shinsplints with this shoe

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

      Comment on this review

       
      4.0

      OK

      By 

      from Schuylerville, NY

      About Me Casual/ Recreational

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Comfortable

      Cons

        Best Uses

          Comments about Ravenna 5:

          Good shoe, little pricey

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

          Comment on this review

           
          5.0

          This is the perfect shoe for me.

          By 

          from Utica, IL

          About Me Avid Athlete

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

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

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Dry Weather
            • Endurance Training
            • Gym
            • Walking
            • Wet Weather
            • Work

            Comments about Ravenna 5:

            I have been running for a few years. After trying at least a dozen pairs of running shoes, I took a chance on the Ravenna 3. Since then, I have been buying Ravennas. I have purchased 4s and 5s also. The shoe continues to get better with each new release. They are the perfect balance of cushioning and durability. They are a solid 500+ mile shoe before needing replacement. I highly recommend Ravennas.

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

            Comment on this review

             
            5.0

            The Best

            By 

            from Johnstown PA

            About Me Avid Athlete

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Comfortable
            • Cushions Impact
            • Lightweight
            • Pronation Control

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Trail Running
              • Walking

              Comments about Ravenna 5:

              I have a back and knees that get sore after a long day. I have to do a 9 mile hike yesterday and was so sore by hte end of it. I put on my new Ravena 5's and wore them all day. I feel AWESOME!. These shoes took all my pain away and my back and knees to not hurt at all for the first time in a long time. They are screaming at me to run in them I CANT WAIT! These are the most comfortable shoes I have EVER worn. I will let you know more after I use them for what I bought them for which is running but so far WOW! I LOVE THE. i will RUN HAPPY! im sure THANK YOU BROOKS!

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

              Comment on this review

               
              5.0

              great for weeks not for months.

              By 

              from San Diego, CA

              About Me Gym Rat

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

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

              Cons

              • Wears Quickly

              Best Uses

              • Gym
              • Running
              • Walking

              Comments about Ravenna 5:

              I find this shoe to be like that of many of the brooks shoes. They are excellent running shoes, but for my size they break down quickly. I am a 230 lb 6'4" man that puts allot of stress on my shoes. If I am training for a race, I would buy two pairs, because by the time 1-2 months of consistent use has been put on them, you will need another pair for a comfortable race.

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

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              5.0

              Feels great

              By 

              from Portland, OR

              About Me Casual/ Recreational

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Comfortable
              • Cushions Impact
              • Pronation Control

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Walking

                Comments about Ravenna 5:

                Second pair or Ravenna 5's I've owned, I walk every day and like the feel of the shoe. The first pair did develop a hole in the upper toe, I hope this doesn't occur with this pair.

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

                Comment on this review

                 
                5.0

                "I would buy this product again and again"

                By 

                from woodhaven ny.

                About Me Professional Athlete

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Comfortable

                Cons

                • Narrow / Tight

                Best Uses

                • Trail Running

                Comments about Ravenna 5:

                .??

                • Was this a gift?:
                • No

                Comment on this review

                 
                4.0

                Looks funky, feels great

                By 

                from Spartanburg, SC

                About Me Avid Athlete

                Verified Buyer
                Staff Reviewer

                Pros

                • Comfortable
                • Cushions Impact
                • Good Arch Support
                • Good Traction
                • Lightweight
                • Responsive

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Work

                  Comments about Ravenna 5:

                  I run deliveries, which requires me to run and sprint frequently in- and outdoors, sometimes in inclement weather, and also involves a certain amount of standing around. This shoe offers a great combination of light weight, responsive traction, and enough cushion to be comfy standing around in, and also absorb running and sprinting shock on asphalt. Time will tell whether it holds up, so I can't speak to durability, but my last pair of Brooks lasted an exceptionally long time, so I'm pretty confident. Unless they just bust at the seams after 100 miles, I'll be buying another set in the future.

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

                  Comment on this review

                   
                  4.0

                  still too early to say anything

                  By 

                  from Boca Raton, FL

                  About Me Avid Athlete

                  Verified Buyer
                  Staff Reviewer

                  Pros

                  • Pronation Control

                  Cons

                  • Heavy

                  Best Uses

                  • Endurance Training

                  Comments about Ravenna 5:

                  use it for training and half marathons

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

                  Comment on this review

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