Women's Ravenna 4

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

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$72.00 - $90.00
Style #120125

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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: 9.0 oz
  • Midsole Drop: 10 mm

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4.3

(based on 86 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (48)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (25)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (7)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (5)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (1)

93%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Comfortable (72)
  • Cushions impact (61)
  • Lightweight (49)
  • Arch support (38)
  • Good traction (38)

Cons

  • Narrow / tight (6)
  • Uncomfortable (6)
  • Poor arch support (4)
  • Poor cushioning (4)
  • Heavy (3)

Best Uses

  • Distance / endurance (40)
  • Dry conditions (38)
  • Gym (36)
  • Trail running (23)
  • Walking (23)
    • Sizing:
    • Feels full size too small

       

      Feels half size too small

       

      Feels true to size

       

      90% 

      (77 reviews)

      Feels half size too big

       

      Feels full size too big

       
    • Width:
    • Feels too narrow

       

      Feels true to width

       

      93% 

      (79 reviews)

      Feels too wide

       
    • Arch Type:
    • Average arch (64), High arch (9), Low arch (9)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Enthusiast (38), Gym rat (27), Casual/ recreational (17)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (81)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Best training shoes EVER! in 20+ years!

I bought this shoe while training for the Boston Marathon. I am a mostly neutral runner who overpronates slightly. This shoe is PERFECT! Seriously the best training shoe ever. Fropm the first time...Read complete review

I bought this shoe while training for the Boston Marathon. I am a mostly neutral runner who overpronates slightly. This shoe is PERFECT! Seriously the best training shoe ever. Fropm the first time I put it on I felt like I was gliding. I will definitely be keeping Ravenna's in my running shoe rotation. (I race in the Cadence and love them too!)

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Hurts my bunions!

For years, I wore the Adrenaline but they started to cause issues so my shoe guy had me switch to the Ravenna 3. Straight out of the box, they were perfection! Of...Read complete review

For years, I wore the Adrenaline but they started to cause issues so my shoe guy had me switch to the Ravenna 3. Straight out of the box, they were perfection! Of course, they were a tiny bit stiff the first week or two, but then they were awesome, as if they were made for me, and in fact, I was able to run about 12 miles a week in them for a year before they finally needed to be retired. I ran off to buy a replacement pair and got the Ravenna 4 -- totally different experience. They added more fabric strips across the outside of the shoe around where the big toe joint is to create more support on top. Well, it did -- now there's irritating tension right across my bunions. Sadly, I had to return the shoes because if I were to keep running in them, my bunions would only get worse over time. I don't understand why shoe companies keep changing the fit and feel of shoes when they have loyal customers -- why not keep the shoes the same and just make a new style of you want to change it that much! I'm so disappointed that not only are these not as good as the last iteration but I can't even wear your shoes anymore! For me, they are an absolute no-go. Bunion sufferers, beware!

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5.0

:)

By Wen

from Co

About Me Casual/ Recreational

Pros

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

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Dry Weather

    These are perfect for someone who pronates a little and has IT issues. I will forever run in Brooks!

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

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    3.0

    Nothing like the Ravenna 3 :-(

    By casual running mom

    from Hampstead, MD

    About Me Gym Rat

    Pros

      Cons

      • Narrow / Tight
      • Poor Arch Support
      • Too Stiff
      • Uncomfortable

      Best Uses

        I train at a gym and on the road. I enjoy 5k's. My Ravenna 3's were perfect! Whatever changed with the 4 needs too go back! The threes wrapped my foot and said let's go run happy. The fours say you will conform and I don't care of you are comfortable. I am trying to work through the pain but my feet feel bruised from top to bottom. :-(

        • Sizing:
        • Feels half size too small
        • Width:
        • Feels too narrow
        • Arch Type:
        • High Arch
        • Was this a gift?:
        • No

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        4.0

        "Affordable all arounder"

        By Runnning Fireman

        from Blacksburg, Va

        About Me Avid Athlete

        Pros

        • Comfortable
        • Cushions Impact
        • Good Traction
        • Lightweight

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Dry Weather
          • Endurance Training

          I bought this shoe for a 17K race and to keep at my in-laws for training while in Phoenix. This shoe was a great value. It raced well (top 5 overall finish), provided enough stablity and was comfortable to train in.

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

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          5.0

          LOVE! <3

          By WVgirl

          from Lost Creek, WV

          About Me Gym Rat

          Pros

          • Comfortable
          • Cushions Impact
          • Good Arch Support
          • Lightweight

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Gym
            • Work

            Very comfortable and really absorbs the impact of running.

            • 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 live in my Ravenna's!

            By Natalie

            from Gilbert, AZ

            About Me Avid Athlete

            Pros

            • All Day Wear
            • Comfortable
            • Cushions Impact
            • Durable
            • Lightweight

            Cons

            • Don't Know Of Any

            Best Uses

            • Dry Weather
            • Endurance Training
            • Gym
            • Trail Running
            • Walking
            • Work

            I started wearing the original Ravenna back in the day, and have continued to wear them year after year. I wear them for running long and short distance. I wear them to the gym, and I wear them all day at work as a FedEx courier. I don't do anything in any other shoes.

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

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