Men's Ravenna 4

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Runner's World Best Buy Mar '13 (Ravenna 4)

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$110.00 $72.00
Style #110131

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A middle child to neutral and support, the Ravenna 4 is leading the charge for in-between feet. This season, this shoe is bringing a little more cushion, a bit more flex, and a whole lot of swagger with sleek design lines and fast colors. We've also honed in on midfoot capture and engineered a saddle that envelops the foot with an adjustable band. Not too Neutral and not too Support, the Ravenna 4 is juuuust right. Don’t take our word for it: Runner’s World® named the Ravenna 4 its "Best Buy" in the Spring Shoe Guide in the March 2013 issue. Their bottom line? "For the price, it’s awfully hard to beat this balance of features and ride."



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  • Shoe Category: Guidance
  • Pronation: Mild
  • Construction Type: Strobel
  • Platform: Universal Platform
  • Surface: Road/Track
  • Arch: Medium, High
  • Body Build: Small, Medium, Large
  • DNA Layout: Anatomical DNA Layout
  • Water-Resistent: No
  • Waterproof: No
  • Launch Date: February 1, 2013
  • Weight: 10.8 oz
  • Midsole Drop: 10 mm

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Ravenna 4
 
4.6

(based on 56 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (39)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (11)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (5)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (0)

98%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Comfortable (47)
  • Cushions impact (40)
  • Arch support (35)
  • Lightweight (32)
  • Pronation control (30)

Cons

  • Narrow / tight (4)
  • Uncomfortable (3)

Best Uses

  • Distance / endurance (34)
  • Dry conditions (34)
  • Gym (15)
  • Walking (15)
  • Trail running (12)
    • Sizing:
    • Feels full size too small

       

      Feels half size too small

       

      Feels true to size

       

      95% 

      (52 reviews)

      Feels half size too big

       

      Feels full size too big

       
    • Width:
    • Feels too narrow

       

      Feels true to width

       

      91% 

      (50 reviews)

      Feels too wide

       
    • Arch Type:
    • Average arch (49), Low arch (3)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Enthusiast (35), Casual/ recreational (10), Gym rat (9)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (55)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Good but not great

Ravenna 4 is better than the Ravenna 3's but then again I ran in them once and threw them in the back of the closet. These shoes are still not as good as...Read complete review

Ravenna 4 is better than the Ravenna 3's but then again I ran in them once and threw them in the back of the closet. These shoes are still not as good as the 2's. Still a little too "high" feeling, the 2's seem to envelope over the top of your foot and you feel more secure. These are also more narrow in the toe box, feel a little unstable, and have given me some outside toe issues. I like the cushion in the fore foot and these are definitely an improvement from the 3's. Please just remake the Ravenna 2.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Not the same shoe as the 3

Having loved the Ravenna 3, when it came time to put a new pair into rotation I jumped on the Ravenna 4. Overall I like the shoe. As one who lands on the...Read complete review

Having loved the Ravenna 3, when it came time to put a new pair into rotation I jumped on the Ravenna 4. Overall I like the shoe. As one who lands on the forefoot, so that is most noticeable, downside is the toes feel a bit cramped when running. Felt great trying on and testing in the store (a new pair of shoes always has a little less flex), used my usual buying tests, but after at least 5 miles, usually by 10 miles, the stiffness up front is wearing on my feet and am noticing the forefoot is feeling cramped. Have about 250 miles on these, will wear them out on shorter runs but the 3's are around 400 miles and am running long runs in them and will run them into my next marathon. Will buy Brooks again - love the product - but will probably be a different shoe in their lineup. Would love some wilder color combos as well folks!

Reviewed by 56 customers

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4.0

Great shoe, great value

By Aaron

from Rochester, NY

About Me Avid Athlete

Pros

  • Comfortable
  • Durable
  • Good Arch Support

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Endurance Training
    • With Orthotics/Inserts

    Comments about Ravenna 4:

    This is now my 6th pair of Ravennas, and when the time comes, my next pair will probably be the Ravenna 5.

    • 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

    Great running shoe!

    By Mike

    from NJ

    About Me Avid Athlete

    Pros

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

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Dry Weather
      • Endurance Training
      • Walking

      Comments about Ravenna 4:

      The Ravenna 4 is a staple in my running routine. I'm on my second pair now. I run around 25 miles a week and got around to the 300 mile mark before I needed to replace the first pair. These shoes offer a great amount of support/cushioning while not being intrusive to running gait and are still responsive. They are pretty light weight as well, I wear size 10.5M at 11.7oz.

      • 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

      Great shoes

      By Shootzy

      from Hillsboro, OR.

      About Me Avid Athlete

      Pros

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

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Endurance Training

        Comments about Ravenna 4:

        This shoe is perfect for me. I ran 370 miles on the first pair, loved them and bought a second pair, which i put 445 miles on. Did not want to take a chance on the Ravenna 5, so ordered 2 more pairs of 4's, and now I'm on my 3rd pair, with another waiting in the wings. I train and race in them - great for both. Can't wait to wear the green and yellow pair of Brooks shoes in the Eugene marathon this weekend (Oregon and Nike country)

        • 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

        Joint problems be gone!

        By Fluffykins

        from Sandusky, Ohio

        About Me Avid Athlete

        Pros

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

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Dry Weather
          • Endurance Training
          • Gym
          • Trail Running

          Comments about Ravenna 4:

          I graduated high school in 2002, and from there, I thought I was done running. I've run in every other major shoe brand, and as I'm 30, I wanted to try something that I've never used before. After my last pair of other shoes bit the dust back 2011, My wife and I wanted to get back to walking/running. I had tried on several pairs of shoes, but i didn't like any of them until my wife threw a box at me with bright green shoes in it. I looked at them, then her, and her only response was "Try them on." I put them on, and I felt my feet sink into these shoes perfectly. Tied them up, and walked around a bit, and I loved them from the first step. IN a year, i went from absolutely no running at all, to running 25-30 mi/week, and I've done 2 races.. These shoes were so fantastic that i bought another pair in the blue/orange shoestrings, which i LOVE, but i'm sad to see they no longer have any more. Another good thing that happened with these shoes is that any knee/hip pains i used to have are now pretty much gone when i'm running. i have a slight case of osgood schlatter's, and i feel absolutely no pain. Gotta switch up to the 5's before i wear my beloved 4's out!

          • 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

          Best shoe for flat footed runners!!

          By Sam

          from Austin, TX

          About Me Avid Athlete

          Pros

          • Comfortable
          • Cushions Impact
          • Lightweight
          • Pronation Control

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Dry Weather

            Comments about Ravenna 4:

            Attention all flat-footed or super low arch runners!
            This is the shoe to purchase. Your search ends here. This is a phenomenal shoe with pronation control and stability. It is lightweight and provides excellent cushion which is crucial for the impact we exert when running. Truly, I'm so pleased with my recent purchase of the Ravenna 4. I have not ran in the Ravenna 5, but will try since I think the 4 feels way more comfortable. Thanks Brooks for creating such a dynamic shoe for us flat footed runners!

            Happy Running!
            sam

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

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