Women's Ravenna 5

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Brooks Ravenna 5 Women's Guidance Running Shoes

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$110.00 $72.00

Style #120149

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.

> See the Men's Ravenna 5 Running Shoes

The Ravenna 6 features an all-new upper for a fit that's perfectly tuned to you, and the same bouncy feel you love. > See the Ravenna 6 Running Shoes

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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 8.5 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: 8.5 oz

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Ravenna 5
 
4.6

(based on 98 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (70)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (20)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (3)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (4)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (1)

92%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Comfortable (82)
  • Lightweight (67)
  • Cushions impact (64)
  • Arch support (54)
  • Good traction (46)

Cons

  • Too stiff (5)
  • Uncomfortable (5)
  • Narrow / tight (4)
  • Heavy (3)
  • Poor cushioning (3)

Best Uses

  • Walking (42)
  • Dry conditions (41)
  • Distance / endurance (38)
  • Gym (36)
  • With orthotics/inserts (19)
    • Sizing:
    • Feels full size too small

       

      Feels half size too small

       

      Feels true to size

       

      93% 

      (91 reviews)

      Feels half size too big

       

      Feels full size too big

       
    • Width:
    • Feels too narrow

       

      Feels true to width

       

      95% 

      (91 reviews)

      Feels too wide

       
    • Arch Type:
    • Average arch (73), High arch (15), Low arch (5)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Enthusiast (38), Gym rat (29), Casual/ recreational (27)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (95)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Another Great Ravenna

I bought Ravenna 5 in purple and I love it! As someone who goes with the best shoe regardless of appearance, it is exciting to get the "cuteness factor" to...Read complete review

I bought Ravenna 5 in purple and I love it! As someone who goes with the best shoe regardless of appearance, it is exciting to get the "cuteness factor" to boot! I used to have many foot and lower leg problems, but I haven't had any running related injuries while wearing the Ravenna (3 years). I am a long distance runner and I believe having the right shoe is absolutely necessary for bio-mechanics and injury prevention.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Cute, comfy shoe

I bought these late last season, when I was coping with post-tib tendonitis. My other two pairs of shoes had a lot of miles on them, and I wanted a shoe with cushion...Read complete review

I bought these late last season, when I was coping with post-tib tendonitis. My other two pairs of shoes had a lot of miles on them, and I wanted a shoe with cushion and support, thinking it would help mitigate the strain on my tendon. Purple is my very most favorite color on the planet, so I was pretty stoked that the shoe that seemed to fit the bill would coordinate with the rest of my running wardrobe.

They played nicely with my orthotics, which I was glad about, because Brooks's sockliners tend to hit my arch in a weird/uncomfortable spot.

As cushy and stable as the ride was, though, I found that I didn't feel the ground as much as I prefer to. I also felt like my feet weren't able to go through the full excursion of movement very efficiently, which is sub-optimal when you already have diminished subtalar mobility. Despite the fact that they are lighter (objectively) than both of my other shoes, they felt heavier and more cumbersome. It felt like I lost momentum with every step and fatigued faster on otherwise comfortable distances.

I will enjoy the comfort, cushion and support of these at my active, on-my-feet job, and anytime when I anticipate I'll be doing a lot of walking.

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5.0

Revenna Fan

By Pree the walker

from california

About Me Rarely Work Out

Pros

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

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Dry Weather
    • Gym
    • Walking
    • Work

    Comments about Ravenna 5:

    none

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

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    5.0

    I love the fit and the color!

    By StephW

    from Mechanics burg, PA

    About Me Casual/ Recreational

    Pros

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

    Cons

      Best Uses

        Comments about Ravenna 5:

        I'm just starting the C25k (week2) and the shoes are light and very comfortable. Plus they are so cute I can't wait to hit the treadmill.

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

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        5.0

        My new best shoe

        By Granny Max

        from Columbia, SC

        About Me Casual/ Recreational

        Pros

        • Comfortable
        • Lightweight

        Cons

        • None so far

        Best Uses

        • Dry Weather
        • Jogging
        • Walking

        Comments about Ravenna 5:

        A few months ago (actually, in October), I decided that I wanted to begin jogging. I've never run or jogged, but after completing the local 5K breast cancer walk, I heard the announcements of winners of the 5K run by gender and age group. A 64-year old woman came in first in her category (of course, she was the only one in the group), but I just felt like that was something that I could do for the next breast cancer walk/run this coming October at which time I will be 70. So I ordered my "running" shoes, and have started "training." I'm told that seniors, such as myself, who are beginning jogging, should begin with 30 second bursts of jogging and then walking – gradually increasing the jogging time. It ain't as easy as it looks!! But I will keep working at it with the wonderfully comfortable Ravenna 5 shoes. I don't know where I'll be by October, but if I am able to participate in the event and finish – that will be a win for me! Wish me luck!

        • 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

        i will buy this shoe again.

        By kim

        from luana ia

        About Me Casual/ Recreational

        Pros

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

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Walking
          • With Orthotics/Inserts

          Comments about Ravenna 5:

          My 2nd pair if Ravennas. Very good shoe. Wears great. Will definitely purchase again from website.

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

          Comment on this review

           
          5.0

          The only running shows I'll ever wear

          By Sam

          from Studio City

          About Me Gym Rat

          Pros

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

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Gym
            • Trail Running

            Comments about Ravenna 5:

            They are the only shows that prevent foot and knee pain.

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

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