Women's Ravenna 5

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Brooks Ravenna 5 Women's Guidance Running Shoes

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$110.00 $90.00

Style #120149

Swagger your run out with the light and fast feel of these pumped up kicks. Riding the line between Neutral and Support, the Ravenna 5 gives you that just-right blend of cushion and stability. With BioMoGo DNA now gracing the entire midsole, the extended Segmented Crash Pad delivering full ground contact, and the adjustable saddle wrapping from the heel and midfoot, this shoe plans to take over the world, one foot at a time.

> See the Men's Ravenna 5 Running Shoes

The Ravenna 6 features an all-new upper for a fit that's perfectly tuned to you, and the same bouncy feel you love. > See the Ravenna 6 Running Shoes

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What's New

Ravenna 5

  • BioMoGo DNA Midsole provides adaptive cushioning
  • Diagonal Rollbar offers mild support
  • Extended Segmented Crash Pad delivers fast heel-to-toe transition
  • Omega Flex Grooves optimize flexibility
  • Moisture-management mesh helps your feet breathe
Great for road running

Great for road running

Ideal for Medium to High Arches

Ideal for medium to high arches

Weight

Weight 8.5 oz

Ideal for mild pronation

Ideal for runners with mild pronation

Midsole drop

Midsole drop 10mm

Nightlife color available

NIghtlife color available

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
  • DNA Layout: Biomogo DNA Layout
  • Construction Type: Stroebel
  • Water-Resistant: No
  • Waterproof: No
  • Launch Date: January 1, 2014
  • Weight: 8.5 oz

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Reviews

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Ravenna 5
 
4.6

(based on 56 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (41)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (11)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (1)

93%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Comfortable (48)
  • Cushions impact (37)
  • Lightweight (35)
  • Arch support (29)
  • Durable (24)

Cons

  • Too stiff (4)
  • Uncomfortable (3)

Best Uses

  • Distance / endurance (26)
  • Dry conditions (23)
  • Walking (21)
  • Gym (19)
  • Trail running (8)
    • Sizing:
    • Feels full size too small

       

      Feels half size too small

       

      Feels true to size

       

      91% 

      (51 reviews)

      Feels half size too big

       

      Feels full size too big

       
    • Width:
    • Feels too narrow

       

      Feels true to width

       

      96% 

      (53 reviews)

      Feels too wide

       
    • Arch Type:
    • Average arch (43), High arch (9)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Enthusiast (22), Gym rat (17), Casual/ recreational (15)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (53)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Another Great Ravenna

I bought Ravenna 5 in purple and I love it! As someone who goes with the best shoe regardless of appearance, it is exciting to get the "cuteness factor" to...Read complete review

I bought Ravenna 5 in purple and I love it! As someone who goes with the best shoe regardless of appearance, it is exciting to get the "cuteness factor" to boot! I used to have many foot and lower leg problems, but I haven't had any running related injuries while wearing the Ravenna (3 years). I am a long distance runner and I believe having the right shoe is absolutely necessary for bio-mechanics and injury prevention.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

disappointed in my favorite running shoe

I'm training for my 4th marathon and purchased my 5th pair of Brooks Ravenna. While the colors are getting better, the shoe quality seems to be faltering. Too big, too wide, poorly...Read complete review

I'm training for my 4th marathon and purchased my 5th pair of Brooks Ravenna. While the colors are getting better, the shoe quality seems to be faltering. Too big, too wide, poorly stiched, laces don't match.

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4.0

Shoes are good. Shoelaces slippery

By Rabbit

from Sedona,AZ

About Me Avid Athlete

Pros

  • Cushions Impact
  • Lightweight

Cons

  • Too Stiff

Best Uses

  • Endurance Training

Comments about Ravenna 5:

Shoes wore well for 4 months of daily training

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

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4.0

Great shoe, not so great color choices

By Plain Jane

from Seattle, WA

About Me Gym Rat

Pros

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

Cons

    Best Uses

      Comments about Ravenna 5:

      The Ravenna 5s are super comfortable and work great for my foot, BUT I was very disappointed with the color choices. Out of 5 color combinations, 4 were pink! If you aren't a fan of pink, this makes your options very limited. I understand that the right shoe/fit overrides aesthetics but it would be great if Brooks could make more neutral color options for women 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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      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Love these shoes

      By CalDawg

      from San Francisco, CA

      About Me Avid Athlete

      Verified Reviewer

      Pros

      • Comfortable
      • Cushions Impact
      • Durable
      • Lightweight
      • Pronation Control

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Endurance Training

        Comments about Ravenna 5:

        I run several half marathons a year, averaging about 4 runs per week. I bought this shoe after wearing 2 pairs of Ravenna 3s, and was nervous about the switch. I didn't need to be -- these were great, and felt very seamless in the transition. I have another pair on deck for when my current pair wear out.
        I usually wear a 6 in casual shoes and a 6.5 in running shoes, but have always worn a 7 in Brooks shoes, which is why I said they run a bit small. They fit like all other Brooks shoes, just small in comparison to other brands.
        I do wear mine with the green Superfeet insoles, so I should mention that.

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

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        5.0

        Tried & True

        By Events Plus Racing RD

        from Columbus, Ohio

        About Me Gym Rat

        Pros

        • Comfortable
        • Cushions Impact
        • Durable
        • Lightweight

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Gym
          • Walking

          Comments about Ravenna 5:

          I go the gym daily to do physical therapy which is mostly stretching with bands and walking with bands. I do take 3-6 mile walks nightly, outside on either sidewalks or roads. These shoes are great for both inside and outside! You know it's time to get a new pair of Brooks when the bottom of your feet are on fire after a 2-3 mile walk in them. THAT'S when it's time to buy a new pair. Highly recommend. Love the fun colors, too!

          • 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 supportive running/walking shoe!

          By Diana

          from San Diego, CA

          About Me Casual/ Recreational

          Pros

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

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Dry Weather
            • Endurance Training
            • Trail Running
            • Walking

            Comments about Ravenna 5:

            The arch support is wonderful and I would use it to go on hikes near Torrey Pines Beach. I have hip bursitis and lower left back problems, so it is excellent having such great support when I walk.

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

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