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Women's Ravenna 4

$110.00 $72.00

Style #120125

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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Specifications

  • Shoe Category: Guidance
  • Arch: Medium, High
  • Body Build: Small, Medium, Large
  • Platform: Universal Platform
  • DNA Layout: Anatomical DNA Layout
  • Construction Type: Strobel
  • Water-Resistant: No
  • Waterproof: No
  • Launch Date: February 1, 2013
  • Weight: 9.0 oz
  • Midsole Drop: 10 mm

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4.3

(based on 91 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (50)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (27)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (8)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (5)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (1)

92%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Comfortable (76)
  • Cushions impact (64)
  • Lightweight (50)
  • Good traction (40)
  • Arch support (39)

Cons

  • Uncomfortable (7)
  • Narrow / tight (6)
  • Heavy (5)
  • Poor cushioning (5)
  • Poor arch support (4)

Best Uses

  • Distance / endurance (42)
  • Dry conditions (38)
  • Gym (37)
  • Trail running (24)
  • Walking (24)
    • Sizing:
    • Feels full size too small

       

      Feels half size too small

       

      Feels true to size

       

      90% 

      (82 reviews)

      Feels half size too big

       

      Feels full size too big

       
    • Width:
    • Feels too narrow

       

      Feels true to width

       

      93% 

      (84 reviews)

      Feels too wide

       
    • Arch Type:
    • Average arch (68), High arch (10), Low arch (9)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Enthusiast (40), Gym rat (30), Casual/ recreational (17)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (85)

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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4.0

Great training choice!

By 

from Clemson, SC

About Me Gym Rat

Pros

  • Comfortable
  • Durable
  • Pronation Control
  • Stable

Cons

  • Heavy

Best Uses

  • Endurance Training
  • Gym

While I will always love my Ghost 6's, and they provide a bit more 'pep' ot my step, these are a good alternative for long training runs and non-race days.

  • 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 shoe for slight over pronator

By 

from Livonia Mi

About Me Avid Athlete

Pros

  • Comfortable
  • Cushions Impact
  • Durable
  • Pronation Control

Cons

    Best Uses

      Love these shoes. I was running in the adrenalines and my knees did not respond well to the 13th edition. The Ravennas were perfect with just enough control and support for sllight over pronation.

      • 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

      Think I might have to return these :-(

      By 

      from Tucson, Arizona

      About Me Gym Rat

      Pros

      • Good Traction
      • Lightweight

      Cons

      • Poor Cushioning
      • Uncomfortable

      Best Uses

      • Running
      • Walking

      I bought these to replace my well worn Nike Equalon's. I love the mesh and they aren't horribly ugly like some of the new shoes out there. They seemed comfortable, but after running in them for the last week, my feet and shins hurt. I do not think they have enough cushion for me. I may have to see about returning them. I'm so bummed.

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

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      4.0

      Perfect for distance

      By 

      from Michigan

      About Me Avid Athlete

      Pros

      • Comfortable
      • Cushions Impact
      • Durable

      Cons

      • Heavy

      Best Uses

      • Endurance Training
      • Trail Running

      I bought these shoes during the summer specifically for long runs. I was very pleased from the moment I completed my order, the beautiful arrival of that box outside of my door, and the first time my foot struck pavement.

      This was my first time purchasing a pair of Brooks, and it has prompted me to stick to this company. I run 40+ miles a week, and these shoes have lasted through rain, sleet, (tears), and snow.

      I strongly recommend these to anyone who enjoys distance running. The only drawback is that they tend to be on the heavier side. Otherwise, I run very happy in these!

      • Sizing:
      • Feels true to size
      • Width:
      • Feels true to width
      • Arch Type:
      • Average Arch

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      5.0

      Love this shoe; Love Brooks' service!

      By 

      from San Antonio, TX

      About Me Gym Rat

      Pros

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

      Cons

        Best Uses

          I have problems with my feet (plantar f.) and my knee (runner's knee). I recently developed a pain in my hip when running. I changed to the Ravenna 4, and now I run with NO pain. No pain in my feet, knees, or hips. What a great shoe! I'm not sure which is better, the shoe itself or the great customer service I received from Brooks. I'm hooked on Brooks!

          • 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

          :)

          By 

          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 

            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 

                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 

                  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 

                    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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