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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4.5

(based on 46 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (31)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (9)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (5)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (0)

98%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Comfortable (37)
  • Cushions impact (33)
  • Arch support (29)
  • Pronation control (25)
  • Lightweight (24)

Cons

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

Best Uses

  • Dry conditions (29)
  • Distance / endurance (26)
  • Gym (13)
  • Walking (11)
  • Trail running (10)
    • Sizing:
    • Feels full size too small

       

      Feels half size too small

       

      Feels true to size

       

      93% 

      (42 reviews)

      Feels half size too big

       

      Feels full size too big

       
    • Width:
    • Feels too narrow

       

      Feels true to width

       

      89% 

      (40 reviews)

      Feels too wide

       
    • Arch Type:
    • Average arch (42)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Enthusiast (28), Casual/ recreational (9), Gym rat (7)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (45)

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!

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5.0

Rotation Shoe

By Cainine

from Stafford, VA

About Me Casual/ Recreational

Pros

  • Comfortable
  • Cushions Impact
  • Good Traction
  • Looks Goodgo Packers
  • Yellow And Black Laces

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Dry Weather
    • Endurance Training

    Age: 40s
    Run: Street
    Distance: 20 - 26 per week.
    Pronation: none
    Normal Shoe: Defyance
    Miles on this shoe: 17

    This shoe wash purchased to have a rotation shoe to supplement my Defyance shoes (that I am well pleased with). The Revena does seem a touch heavier but is also softer. The Revena has good heel lock and arch support with just right amount of toe box. As a neutral runner these shoes seem to complement my gait and smooth out my run a little.

    Conclusion: As long as the Ravenna wears well it will probably be my new primary shoe.

    FYI: I have tried natural/minimalist running. Every joint and ligament hurt and not in, "I had a good workout" kinda way. Never again.

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

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    3.0

    Stiff

    By A-List

    from NYC

    About Me Gym Rat

    Pros

    • Comfortable
    • Cushions Impact
    • Good Arch Support

    Cons

    • Heavy
    • Too Stiff

    Best Uses

    • Endurance Training
    • Gym

    Coming from the Ghost 5, this shoe is stiff, but that was expected.

    • 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

    Just bought my third pair

    By Charlie

    from Brooklyn, NY

    About Me Avid Athlete

    Pros

    • Comfortable
    • Durable
    • Pronation Control
    • Responsive

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Dry Weather
      • Wet Weather

      I originally started running a few years back with recommended neutral shoes, but once I wore those out I figured I try something with pronation control to reduce some leg pain/fatigue I was experiencing. I gave the Adrenaline a shot, but found there was too much support. I gave these a shot and haven't turned back since!

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

      Comment on this review

      (0 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Great shoe for under-pronaters

      By NCAA Runner

      from Indiana

      About Me Avid Athlete

      Pros

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

      Cons

      • Uncomfortable

      Best Uses

      • Endurance Training
      • Trail Running

      Hugs the middle of your foot (where your arch is), and has the flexibility to be highly responsive. I wouldn't call it a lightweight shoe, however it's not a heavy shoe. You can pile the mileage on to these bad boys. I run almost 70 miles per week, and trust me when I say they do NOT wear quickly. Provides no pronation support (Great shoe for under-pronaters (Pronaters should look at the Ravenna)). Buyers should know that this shoe is not comfortable. But I'll buy quality over comfort any day. I've worn the Defyance for years and will never switch.

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

      Comment on this review

      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Awesome shoe

      By Respiratory Dude

      from Detroit, MI

      About Me Casual/ Recreational

      Pros

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

      Cons

      • Color selection

      Best Uses

      • Walking
      • Work

      I work (2) 8 and 2 (12) hour shifts in a hospital as a Respiratory Therapist. We are on our feet nearly all shift. These shoes are awesome. Color selection is less than desirable in this environmnet however.

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

      Comment on this review

      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Love These Shoes

      By Night Runner

      from Nebraska

      About Me Gym Rat

      Pros

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

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Dry Weather
        • Endurance Training
        • Gym

        I run about 20 miles a week and couldn't wait to try the Revenna 4s after wearing out my 3s. 5 miles out of the box. Good cushioning and control. Love the way the hug my foot without feeling tight. All this with orange shoelaces. Who could ask for more.

        • 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

        Ravenna

        By na

        from alb. nm

        About Me Avid Athlete

        Pros

          Cons

            Best Uses

              great product

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

              Comment on this review

              (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              Great Transition from Adrenalines

              By Matt

              from Madison, WI

              About Me Gym Rat

              Brooks Fanatics - Sponsored Athletes

              Pros

              • Comfortable
              • Good Traction
              • Lightweight
              • Responsive

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Dry Weather
                • Endurance Training
                • Gym
                • Walking

                I was looking to transition from the Adrenaline to something with a little "less shoe" but due to injuries I couldn't go to a full neutral shoe and this fit the bill perfectly!! It's lighter, more responsive, and seems less clunky but I don't notice any sacrifice on support/function. I think it's safe to say I'll be purchasing these in the future.

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

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                (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                5.0

                This guidance shoe saved me.

                By Keith Rock n Roll

                from Detroit, MI

                About Me Avid Athlete

                Pros

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

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Endurance Training

                  A long journey, I ran on Adrelene then Defyance then Ghosts and now the Ravenna. I like the fit of the upper as it locks in and wraps the arch very well, better than Ghost 6. The cushioning is softer so now I can run longer than on the Defyance. The arch support is just right, not as pronounced as the Adrelene. The Rav's have a smooth heel to toe feel transition that also keeps my knee centered over my foot during each rotation. The shoes are springy and not mushy. I get a good soft landing and solid push off with each foot strike. I switched from Ghost 6 to the Rav's during mid to late marathon training. The Rav's saved me. Brooks, please don't change them.

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

                  Comment on this review

                  (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  5.0

                  Great shoe

                  By Michael

                  from Sierra Vista, AZ

                  About Me Avid Athlete

                  Pros

                  • Comfortable
                  • Lightweight
                  • Pronation Control
                  • Responsive

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Dry Weather
                    • Endurance Training

                    Great shoe, so good that I'm on my 2nd pair

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

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