Women's Ravenna 6

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Brooks Ravenna 6 Women's Guidance Running Shoes

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$110.00

Style #120182

Step into the Ravenna 6 women's running shoes and step into a whole new world of cushion and stability. Riding the line between Neutral and Support with adaptive BioMoGo DNA cushioning in the midsole for custom comfort and an extended Segmented Crash Pad for full ground contact and seamless heel-to-toe transition. The adjustable saddle wrapping from heel to midfoot provides a snug fit so you can get up and zoom.

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What's New

Ravenna 6

  • BioMoGo DNA midsole provides custom comfort
  • Diagonal Rollbar offers reliable pronation control
  • Heel-to-midfoot Segmented Crash Pad allows smooth transitions
  • Omega Flex Grooves provide stability and flexibility
  • Moisture-management mesh helps your feet breathe
Great for road running

Great for road running

Midsole drop

Midsole drop 10mm

Ideal for Medium to High Arches

Ideal for medium to high arches

Ideal for mild pronation

Ideal for runners with mild pronation

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
  • Construction Type: Stroebel
  • Surface: Road/Track
  • Launch Date: January 1, 2015
  • Weight: 8.8 oz
  • Midsole Drop: 10mm

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Ravenna 6
 
3.6

(based on 16 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (6)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (3)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (4)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (2)

60%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Cushions impact (11)
  • Comfortable (9)
  • Arch support (8)
  • Pronation control (8)
  • Durable (6)

Cons

  • Too stiff (5)
  • Uncomfortable (5)
  • Narrow / tight (4)

Best Uses

  • Walking (8)
  • Distance / endurance (7)
  • Gym (7)
  • Dry conditions (6)
  • Work (6)
    • Sizing:
    • Feels full size too small

       

      Feels half size too small

       

      Feels true to size

       

      60% 

      (9 reviews)

      Feels half size too big

       

      Feels full size too big

       
    • Width:
    • Feels too narrow

       

      Feels true to width

       

      79% 

      (11 reviews)

      Feels too wide

       
    • Arch Type:
    • Average arch (8), High arch (3), Low arch (3)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Enthusiast (7), Casual/ recreational (6), Gym rat (3)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (14)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

so far, so good

I purchased this shoe after running in the Mizuno Wave Inspire - I had the Wave Inspire 9s and loved them, got the Wave Inspire 10s and they were awful, nothing like the...Read complete review

I purchased this shoe after running in the Mizuno Wave Inspire - I had the Wave Inspire 9s and loved them, got the Wave Inspire 10s and they were awful, nothing like the 9s. Found this to be common feedback on the Mizuno Wave Inspire 10s. Purchased this shoe after trying it out at a local store and have put about 30-40 miles on them so far with no problems. They seem to be breaking in well and feel as supportive at the end of 10 miles as at the beginning. I've never run in the Ravenna 5s, so no commentary as to whether these are better or worse - only that I like them so far and they have been far better than the Mizuno Wave Inspire 10s.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Disappointed with updated model

Bottom line: Two new pain points on uppers make the Ravenna 6 uncomfortable to run in.

Details: After a gait analysis with my sports injury podiatrist, I switched to Ravenna 5s...Read complete review

Bottom line: Two new pain points on uppers make the Ravenna 6 uncomfortable to run in.

Details: After a gait analysis with my sports injury podiatrist, I switched to Ravenna 5s and believe they were a gift from Heaven. I have a shoe rack FULL of Ravenna 5s that I use for daily runs AND races (usually half-marathons). So I was excited when the Ravenna 6 came out, and tried the new model right away.

The uppers feel stiffer but I can tell you exactly what's wrong. To the left and right of the base eyelets are "pinstripes" -- accenting. They are also on the Ravenna 5, but on the Ravenna 6, they are more pronounced, and the "ink" feels more like rubber. The lines are too thick and heavy, so that when you flex your feet for a toe-off, the two points "dimple in" and press against the tops of my feet. This is UNCOMFORTABLE. When I'm pushing off hard and fast in a race I can't imagine how painful this will be, because I just tested it in a store and it was enough for the tops of my feet to feel sore.

Unless this gets fixed with an adjusted version, I will be skipping the Ravenna 6 altogether, and will wait for the Ravenna 7. In the meantime, I'll stock up on the Ravenna 5s to last me the cycle. Sorry -- I LOVE Brooks!

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5.0

Running again

By jen

from Great Falls, Montana

About Me Casual/ Recreational

Pros

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

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Work

    Comments about Ravenna 6:

    I bought a pair of these in the store and I am loving them. I haven't been able to run without pain in years and these shoes are helping. I liked the Ravenna 4s but these Ravenna 6's are much better for my feet.

    I can understand the reviews where people are unhappy because previous models worked for them For me, the upgrade has improved my ability to run. The new design is a little stiffer but it is definitely working for me. I have ordered a pair in each color to use for work, running and every day. Heel pain has prevented me from wearing anything but Teva Hurricanes and the Ravennas for years now.

    My only complaint would be that the laces are TOO short. I have the white pair and am anxious to see if I will like the other 2 colors as well. I hope Brooks keeps this new design!

    • Sizing:
    • Feels half size too small
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No

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    5.0

    Great shoe for narrow, flat feet

    By Tina casual runner.

    from Chillicothe, Ohio

    About Me Casual/ Recreational

    Pros

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

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Dry Weather
      • Endurance Training
      • Gym
      • Walking

      Comments about Ravenna 6:

      So pleased with my purchase of the Ravenna 6! Yes, this is a narrow shoe, but that's great for me. I have narrow flat feet. This shoe gives me the support and motion control that I was looking for and the cushion is so comfortable. I'm running again in comfort!

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

      Comment on this review

       
      4.0

      Street Shoe

      By Half Crazy Full Runner

      from Bloomington, IN

      About Me Avid Athlete

      Pros

      • Comfortable
      • Cushions Impact
      • Good Traction

      Cons

      • Heavy
      • Tight Laces

      Best Uses

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

      Comments about Ravenna 6:

      I've had these shoes about a month and they are great! I have only done street running so far and am beginning to train for a half marathon in April.
      My only complaint is the laces. If I wear them to work I have to loosen the laces so the top of my shoe does not cut into my foot.

      • Sizing:
      • Feels true to size
      • Width:
      • Feels true to width
      • Arch Type:
      • Average Arch
      • Was this a gift?:
      • Yes

      Comment on this review

      (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Love Love Love

      By happy jogger

      from Texas

      About Me Avid Athlete

      Pros

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

      Cons

        Best Uses

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

        Comments about Ravenna 6:

        I walk and run either trail, road, or treadmill. I've seen complaints about this shoe being stiff or too narrow over the toes. I have not had any of these issues. i do have a narrow foot, maybe that's why and I love a shoe that doesn't allow my foot to move to much inside. most other shoes are too wide and I am having to tie really tight to keep my foot stable! if you have a narrow foot i sincerely recommend these shoes

        • 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

        Amazing Quality

        By Flat Footed Struggler

        from Lawton, Oklahoma

        About Me Gym Rat

        Pros

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

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Gym
          • Walking
          • Work

          Comments about Ravenna 6:

          I use this product everyday at school, physical therapy, and the gym. A month ago I was on the hunt for a comfortable, versatile shoe to suit my extremely flat feet, and after trying on thirty different pairs of shoes (including other Brooks) I found that the Ravenna 6s were the ones. After two weeks of being in them I have fallen in love. My fellow flat footed friends should really give the Ravenna 6s a try.

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

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