Brooks Ravenna 5

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Brooks Ravenna 5 Review Facts

The fifth cycle of the famous Brooks Ravenna is an updated center ground shoe that gives extraordinary padding and support. Somewhat lighter than its past model, the Ravenna 5 includes a mixed BioMoGo DNA padded sole that adjusts to the runner’s walk. This shoe makes an extraordinary everyday mentor with its direct help and adaptable outsole. Runners can likewise bind up the shoe and utilize it for races from 5K to marathon separations. The Ravenna 5 is a decent decision for starting runners or anybody searching for an agreeable shoe that can go any separation.

Editor's Pros & Cons
Pros
  • Rich padding
  • Increased stability
  • Great footwear for the heel strikers
  • Removable BioMoGo sock liners
Cons
  • Previous model with fewer sizes and colors
  • Has a bit more weight
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Positive
  • These were recommended to me by a podiatrist for my extra weird wide feet. They are a dream. The colors aren't too flashy and masculine and I can wear my orthotics in them even though they are a bit more shallow than I was expecting. I use them for work and am not a runner but they do the job and keep my feet comfortable all day.
  • I always buy the Ravenna and it is a hit and miss but these are working great. They are for work and have a great arch support and all over support that keep my feet nice and comfortable. I do walk a lot and they help me. I ended up buying these 2 times because the 6 did not work for me; I really enjoy this shoe.
  • I am comparing these to the 4, which I loved. I was a little worried because I didn't want a change. However, the 5’s are magic. They are actually a bit more cushioned and comfortable. I didn't think Ravenna could get much better but these have proven me wrong. Great shoe, a definite upgrade.
  • These shoes work with my high arches and pronation well. I am on my second pair of 5’s and couldn't be happier. I have extra wide feet as well and these were referred to me by a specialist. The toe box accommodates all of my issues. These actually have made me faster and work great with my triathlon running. I hope these are available still when these run down.
  • Great arch support and they are helping my knee and joints. They fit true to size and have impressed me by lasting past 400+ miles. I was looking to maybe try another shoe but these are so dang perfect, I hope they never change them.
  • Super, overthetop support and comfort. I am a speed walker and do a little light running, nothing to write about, and these have been more than enough. They are great for wide feet like mine. I couldn't be happier. They are my everything and everyday shoe.
  • The heel cups are really comfy and they have pretty decent arch support. They give me a good spring in my step and seem to really push me forward when I run. I like the cushioning all throughout the shoe. I had to go a bit wider than I am used to due to the toe box but nothing too crazy.
  • These shoes have really healed my left foot’s problems: tendinitis, plantars fasciitis, arthritis, etc. I also have narrow heels and they cup me really nice. I think these shoes were made just for my feet. Both are happy and comfortable.
  • These breath well, have great support and have a great bounce to them. Brooks are the best on the market and I highly recommend them.
  • These shoes are not made for the winter due to the mesh on the top. Other than that, they are superb. I use thee for my daily 4 mile runs and they fit my feet and carry me without any issues. I absolutely am in love with these shoes.
  • These shoes were made for distance and for short runs. I have been using Revenna for 5 years now and the 5’s do not disappoint. They are just as comfortable and supportive as the rest and are great for working your speed. .
  • These shoes have allowed me to stand and walk for hours without the achy arches I normally get; I am so happy with this. They have also helped my heels. They are so comfy and work with my narrow heel yet wide toes. The toe box is perfect.
  • I was recommended the 4’s but procrastinated a bit and got the 5’s. These shoes are a godsend. I love them. They were perfect right out of the box and fit perfect. These are not idea for winter but they are nice and airy and keep my feet cool on a hot day. I am able to use these on gravel and pavement with ample support for both. I love these shoes.
  • These shoes are really reflective at night when I run the most, I bought the neon color. They have great stability and are really light weight.
  • I am a half marathon runner and found out about these shoes recently. I suffer from hip and joint pain, as well as plantars fasciitis. I also suffered a really bad fracture and needed a shoe that was going to support me like a bed because I did not want to stop running. These shoes have helped me tremendously. They have a great arch support and super comfort all over. They are really light and have a good toe box. I also enjoy the style and design, really great shoe.
  • Besides the color being great, these shoes have shaved an incredible amount of time off my run, I was shocked. They are light and really comfortable.
  • These offer great support and really great cushioning for my daily 4 mile power walking. It is wide enough for my feet to feel good and has great support. I would honestly recommend this shoe to any style of runner and walker.
  • I used the 3’s until they were dead. I bought these and they have given me great support. They are good in the arches and support mine nice, which are really high. I am using them to do a marathon in and they fit just to size. Super shoe.
  • I moved over to these from Nkes after 15 years and I am so glad that I did. They are very light and have super control. I suffer from really bad hip and knee pain and these have all but cured it. I use these with my lifting and running. Really great design and I love them.
  • I want to go ahead and buy my third pair and I just bought these. I am so happy with them. They have great support without taking away from the comfort. I did have to get a half size up but that is fine with me. The shoe is just perfect and wonderful for my feet. My first pair lasted me forever.
  • I have always used Brooks and these shoes are up to that standard for sure. These are a mild upgrade but I don’t think they really needed to change much. The Ravenna is a perfect shoe. They have great support and comfort and you really cannot get a better design. They are perfect for distance and I can run a 15 mile right out the box no problems.
  • These have helped the strain in my ankles and have leveled out the pain from my normal shin splinting. These are the first shoes I have ever had that didn't give me shin splints. They are the most comfortable shoes I have ever had and were suggested to me by a trainer after seeing how I ran. These shoes are more than worth the money.
  • These are a great upgrad from the 4. It is a bit lighter and still had a great arch support. This is just a great shoe all together. I have never been disappointed by Brooks.
  • I got these for my overpronating and they have supported me so far. They have great support on the inner heel area and I haven't had an injury from them ever. Great shoe.
Negative
  • The base of my toes were all scrunched up. I really wanted to like these but had to return.
  • These shoes are not durable at all. I bought two pair and they both wore out really fast in the pinky toes.
  • These did not have any cushioning and really made my feet sore. I had to return them. Just not for me.
  • I loved the 4’s. These were too wide in the front, which is not good for me. They seemed more cushioned but I returned them.
  • They were too small and I had to get a whole size up. They are bulky and caused my feet to go numb. My ankles started aching and I have never had these issues before with any shoe. I run 50+ miles a week. They gave me my first shin splints. I am going to try the Cadences.
  • I'm on my feet in a hospital for 12+ hours a day and these are horrible. After less than a week, the soles stated to peel. They were really comfortable but they wouldn’t last with my work. I am really sad, I wanted these to work. The mesh started to fray as well, I will not buy Brooks again.
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Outsole
Outsole

Outsole

The Brooks Ravenna 5 outsole is made from carbon elastic that is blown. The wider outsole takes into account overall ground contact which assists with dependability and footing. The tread on the underneath is genuinely level, yet the elastic is exceptionally tough and sticky. This takes into account great hold under ordinary street running conditions. Omega Flex Groove all through the outsole gives flexibility to the runner and make the shoe feel lighter on shorter runs. A divided crash cushion in the heel of the shoe is a special reward for heel strikers and furthermore helps with gentler landings.
Midsole
Midsole

Midsole

Among the best upgrades to this Ravenna 5 is the BioMoGo DNA padded sole which gives awesome lightweight padding. This padded sole material can adjust to the state of the runner's foot and turn out to be agreeably comfortable and custom made with each run. This accommodating froth works in unison with the Omega Flex Groove in the outsole to give an adaptable, agreeable, and characteristic feeling shoe. The padded sole likewise gives great help and acts as a shock absorber for smooth moves. The crash cushion in the heel range makes for milder landings. Both heel and forefoot strikers will value the absorption of shock properties of the padded sole.
Upper
Upper

Upper

A standout amongst the most unmistakable change to the Brooks Ravenna 5 is a recently planned upper. Thin and beautiful overlays cover the toe box and sides of upper. The overlays are a piece of the consistent work and add general quality to the shoe. The upper is light and breathable, yet accommodates a strong fit and lessens the heaviness of the shoe. A standard binding framework and a very much cushioned tongue give the shoe a safe fit.

There is likewise additional cushioning around the lower leg bones and in the heel zone. A removable, BioMoGo, dampness wicking sockliner includes an additional layer of padding to the shoe and helps keep the stage dry and without slip. With the sockliner expelled, the level footbed of the shoe effectively obliges custom orthotics or insoles.

Another recognizable change to the shoe is a refreshed padded sole "strap" which keeps the foot set up all through foot strike. The padded sole strap is produced using a thick plastic material and is obvious under the upper. It keeps running from the midfoot to the heel and takes into consideration a tweaked and customized fit by modifying the binding framework.
Weight
Weight

Weight

This shoe tips the scales at 10.7 oz for the men's model and 8.3 oz for the woman's, making the Ravenna 5 is a genuinely lightweight running shoe. The utilization of BioMoGo DNA in the padded sole helps keep this exceedinglycushioned shoe light. A few runners were astounded by the light weight of the shoe as the thick padded sole gives it a massive look.
Breathability
Breathability

Breathability

The Ravenna 5's network upper offers awesome breathability. The material dries rapidly in the event that it gets wet and permits wind current into and out of the shoe. The net overlays are made of a delicate material which does not trade off ventilation. A wide toe box implies space for air to course around the toes. There were no reports from runners about the shoes overheating on hot days. The work material additionally provides some wind block oncold days.
Comfort
Comfort

Comfort

The Ravenna 5 is an extremely comfy shoe that can be removed for a turn ideal from the crate. The phenomenal dampness tapping out properties of the shoe helps keep the foot cool as well as dry and avoid blisters and abrading. The versatile froth padding of the padded sole is intended to give solidness at high speeds and a gentler ride at slower speeds. This gives the shoe a modified fit. The padded sole and heel crash cushion additionally give magnificent stun retention to smooth moves.

Additional cushioning in the lower leg territory keeps the foot agreeable and secure inside the shoe. The cushioned tongue was a major in addition to with runners. It makes an extraordinary showing with regards to disseminating the weight of the bands equally over the highest point of the foot, making the shoe a genuine delight to wear. Heel and forefoot strikers will appreciate the solace and outline of this shoe.
Style
Style

Style

Fans of the well known Brooks Ghost and Adrenalinelines will feel comfortable with the Ravenna 5. Each of the three shoe lines share comparable attributes. Since the Ravenna 5 is a more established model (2014) shading decisions and sizes are constrained. The men's variant can be found in purple, dim, and red. Sizes go from 9 to 12, contingent upon where you shop.

Ladies have a shading decision of light blue, white, and dark. Intelligent pronunciations have been added to the sides and heel of the shoe. The provided bands coordinate the shading plan of the shoe and are recently the correct length.

Runners unfit to locate this model in their size might need to consider the Ravenna 7 which gets equally favorable reviews.
Durability
Durability

Durability

The strength of the Ravenna is portrayed as useful for an everyday mentor. The delicate carbon elastic compound of the outsole is genuinely sturdy and can cover numerous miles of asphalt, yet starts to wear around the 300-mile point. The fragmented heel crash cushion assimilates a large portion of the effect stun and diminishes untimely treadwear. Thick vinyl-like material over the front of the shoe demonstrations like a toe monitor and secures the thin material in the toe zone.

A fold of the outsole expands onto the toe and adds to the security. This fold likewise assists with the toe-offs of enthusiastic forefoot runners. A similar vinyl-like fabric around the toe is likewise utilized as a part of the back of the shoe and helps bolster the heel zone.
Protection
Protection

Protection

The Ravenna 5 is intended to be a street shoe, yet can be utilized on light trails. The carbon elastic outsole helps with vitality exchange and stun retention, but at the same time is the key part to protect the runner from any unpleasant territory underneath. The upper work material holds the foot safely in the shoe and the very padded tongue gives a safe and agreeable fit. The material over the front of the shoe additionally shields the toes from knocks and trail hazards. The overlays in favor of the shoe keep the runner's foot focused and secure inside the shoe.
Responsiveness
Responsiveness

Responsiveness

The Ravenna 5 is a genuinely responsive shoe because of the plan of the outsole and the Omega Flex Grooves over the forefoot which enable the shoe to flex and move with the runner's walk. Runners remarked on an extremely normal feeling with a snappy toe-off after ground contact. The shoe was intended to be adaptable and agreeable which empowers it to adjust well to the requests set upon it. The bright padded sole strap likewise adds to the responsiveness of the shoe by keeping the foot set up all through foot strike.
Support
Support

Support

The Brooks Ravenna 5 is recorded as an assist shoe intended for runners who experience the ill effects of direct overpronated (internal) foot movement. All runners overpronate to some degree. The BioMoGo DNA material of the midfoot keeps the runner's foot secure and offers plentiful help all through the runner's walk. The sturdy work upper and thin overlays likewise offer help to the foot by empowering a safe and cozy fit without being excessively tight.

The padded sole strap that keeps running at the edges of the shoe additionally includes bolstering by keeping the foot set up all through foot strike. The padded sole strap is a piece of the binding framework and can be balanced for a redone fit. The provided sockliner is produced using BioMoGo perfectly sized froth which furnishes a delicate arriving with each progression. Runners who require more curve support can evacuate the sockliner and embed a redid orthotic.
Terrain
Terrain

Terrain

The Ravenna 5 is intended for street running and strolling. The structure of the outsole is awesome for use on hard landscapes and the flex grooves in the forefoot add adaptability to each progression. The shoe can be utilized on mellow trails and grass, however, is more at home on the open road. Runners regularly utilize the Ravenna 5 as an everyday runner and end of the week racer, yet the shoe is likewise extraordinary for CrossFit preparing. Walkers additionally like the padding of the Ravenna 5 and it is a decent regular shoe for individuals who need to stand for drawn-out stretches of time.
Price
Price

Price

When brought to the market in 2014 the Ravenna 5 sold for $110. The Ravenna 7 is currently out which implies deals on the Ravenna 5 can be found. Runners ought to have the capacity to buy this shoe for well under $100. Since the shoe has been suspended, prominent sizes might be sold out. Runners with little or vast feet can locate the best deals.
Traction
Traction

Traction

The Ravenna 5 does well on different street surfaces, pressed rock, and mellow trails. The blown carbon elastic compound of the outsole gives great footing, even under wet conditions. The tread example and stickiness of the elastic have a great grasp and elevate a smooth heel to toe move. The heel's crash cushion unit accommodates delicate and secure arrivals. Runners and walkers felt "beyond any doubt footed" in the Ravenna 5 and had no dissensions about slipping or stumbling. After some time, the tread will wear, yet it took numerous miles before runners wanted to trade the shoe for footing reasons.
Flexibility
Flexibility

Flexibility

Regardless of a padded sole, the Ravenna 5 is a genuinely adaptable shoe. No break-in time is required and runners can appreciate a fast or long trial appropriate out of the container. This adaptability is for the most part because of the Omega Flex Grooves in the outsole which enables the shoe to take after the regular stride of the foot from step one. Runners detailed feeling an effective push-off with each progression. The portioned heel crash cushion likewise helps with intense departures and delicate arrivals. A manual "flex-test" of the shoe will demonstrate that the toe has awesome adaptability while whatever is left of the shoe remains rather hardened.
Stability
Stability

Stability

Those who put on the Ravenna 5 portrayed the shoe as extremely steady. The heel glass keeps the foot in an impartial position and the padded sole strap can be balanced as required for a tweaked fit. The padded midfoot underpins the curve to guarantee a steady and agreeable ride. The portioned crash cushion moves with the foot and includes padding and dependability at speedier velocities. The shoe's hoisted heel additionally assists with the steadiness of the shoe. A wide forefoot makes safe arrivals and quick toe-offs. First-time purchasers of the Ravenna 5 were extremely satisfied with the agreeable fit, solidness, and general feel of the shoe. Aficionados of the Ravenna were similarly content with the updates from the past model.
Drop
Drop

Drop

A stack tallness of 26mm in the heel and 16mm in the forefoot brings about 10mm drop from the heel for the Ravenna 5. 10mm drops are standard for most mid-level day by day preparing and strolling shoes. A 10mm drop advances a padded heel strike that keeps the runner pushing ahead. When runners have vanquished a few miles, they may wish to investigate bring down drop shoes or stay with put stock in 10mm out of an alternate model.
Key Features
Key Features

Key Features

• BioMoGo DNA midsole
• Segmented heel crash pad
• Adjustable midsole strap
• Network mesh that is breathable.
• 10mm drop all from the heel to the toe
• Omega Flex Grooves
• Reflective accents
• BioMoGo froth sockliner
Bottom Line
Bottom Line

Bottom Line

The Brooks Ravenna 5 is an incredible decision for learner runners and prepared runners searching for an agreeable and stable shoe. A few runners dodge solidness shoes thinking there will be excessively padding, yet that is not the situation with the Ravenna 5. Runners of all ability levels will welcome the adjust of solace and adaptability that Brooks has been conveying with their security models for a long while. Omega Flex Grooves enable runners to keep up a characteristic forefoot development while a sectioned heel crash cushion helps heel strikers. Regardless of whether utilized as a day by day mentor or a long distance racer, the Ravenna 5 will not disappoint.