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The Brooks Ravenna 4 is a standard, daily running, support shoe designed for a moderate overpronated foot motion.


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The Brooks Ravenna 4 is your answer if you need support and want a reliable trainer with a lightweight feel. With a streamlined and flexible platform, the ride is effortless and smooth, while DNA cushioning adapts to your stride to provide protection from the hard road. An adjustable arch wrap supports and locks in your foot for a personalized, confident fit. Find the run you're looking for with the Ravenna 4. 

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Weight: 11.0 oz (size 9)

Stack Height: Heel (28 mm), Forefoot (18 mm)

Available Widths: D=Medium

How It Fits (based on width D) 

  • Sizing: Standard running shoe length
  • Heel: Medium to narrow
  • Midfoot: Medium volume
  • Forefoot: Medium
  • Toe-Box Height: Medium
  • Arch Structure: Medium
  • Shoe Shape: Semi-Curved


The Ravenna 4 is a moderate feature, moderate support shoe designed for daily training and high mileage. It is built with a semi-curved shape.


  • Rearfoot DNA cushioning gel is a highly viscous liquid that changes to become more or less firm in response to each individual's weight, pace, biomechanics, and running environment.
  • Forefoot DNA cushioning gel is a highly viscous liquid that changes to become more or less firm in response to each individual's weight, pace, biomechanics, and running environment.


  • BioMoGo full-length midsole offers resilient cushioning and is made of environment-friendly, biodegradable materials.
  • Diagonal Rollbar (DRB) in the midfoot is made of dual density BioMoGo foam to reduce excess pronation.
  • DRB Accel is a thermoplastic polyurethane unit located in the midfoot for balanced support and torsional rigidity.
  • Stable Pod Configuration is a stable midsole/outsole design that sets the foot up for an efficient, balanced heel-to-toe transition.
  • Caterpillar Crash Pad is a segmented crash pad that flexes with the foot, offering customized cushioning and stability for a smooth heel-to-toe transition.
  • Omega Flex Grooves enhance midsole flexibility without compromising cushioning.
  • Element Mesh is a moisture-managing, breathable mesh upper.
  • Synthetic Overlays are strategically located with the purpose of providing a secure fit.
  • Element Linings lie along the underside of the upper to aid in moisture transfer and comfort.
  • Profile Sockliner sits underfoot and is made of BioMoGo for cushioning and forms a contoured support sensation.
  • Cushole S-257 Last utilizes a full length layer of advanced foam to provide cushioning and flexibility.
  • HPR Plus is a form of high abrasion-resistant rubber and is located in the heel.
  • Blown Rubber is located in the forefoot to provide responsiveness and flexibilty.
  • Flextra rubber in the forefoot is customized in each shoe model to provide adequate flexibility according to a runner's gender and weight.
  • Stable Pod Configuration is a stable midsole/outsole design that sets the foot up for an efficient, balanced heel-to-toe transition.

Footwear Performance Characteristics

Pronation Control: What's This?

  • Neutral
    • Min
    • Mod
  • Support
    • Min
    • Mod
    • Max
  • Motion Control
    • Mod
    • Max

Heel-Toe Offset (mm): What's This?

  • 0
  • 1-2
  • 3-4
  • 5-6
  • 7-8
  • 9-10
  • 11+

Stack Height:

  • Barefoot
  • Minimal
  • Low
  • Medium
  • High
  • Maximal


  • Road
  • Road-Trail
  • Hard Trail
  • Varied Trail
  • Soft Trail

Shoe Type:

  • Premium
  • Standard
  • Performance
  • Racing

Customer Reviews

Comments: I have been looking for a shoe for years that will give me the support my feet need!!!! I have finally found them with this shoe. I was so impressed. I have already purchased 6 pairs

From: Peacho, Seattle, WA, USA. July 29th 2014

Comments: Comfortable. I am able to run forever in these. I have flat feet and weigh 230 so I need well cushioned shoes and these are perfect. I do not find them narrow at all. I wear a 13 in all other brands Nike Asics and these fit in a 13 too. I wish all Brooks would be true to size so I could switch over 100 percent to Brooks. In some other Brooks I need to half size up but can not because there are no 13.5s. So if Brooks keeps making shoes similar sized to Asics and Nike I would be a permanent customer.
From: will, Harbor Springs, MI. 2/25/14

Comments: This is my first pair of Brooks and they seem to fit me extremely well. I used to run in Asics GTs as I'm a mild pronator with a medium arch at 150lbs. These feel less clunky and faster with a much better toe-off. The soles in the forefoot do wear out faster than other shoes though. They provide plenty of cushion but have a longer break in period than others. Looking forward to the 5's when they arrive next year!
From: Matt, San Jose, CA, USA

Comments: I spoke to a Brooks rep in person at a local Fleet Feet opening recently and he said the Ravenna 5 coming in Feb 2014 will go back to the wider toebox as was found in the Ravenna 3.
From: Tom, Montgomery, AL

Comments: I've had every version of the Ravenna. They have always been a great shoe for me, a light weight runner. They fit great without any heel sliding. I must agree with all of the other comments: they seem a little more narrow in the toebox than the previous versions and I've gotten blisters on the lateral aspect of both great toes with runs over 8 miles. I'm thinking about trying the Adrenalines as they boast a wider toebox.
From: Tom, Montgomery, AL

Comments: The Ravenna 4 is a fantastic shoe with a fatal flaw: it's narrow.  I'm currently in the Adrenaline GTS - which is a brilliant shoe - but I wanted a touch less support and a bit more cushioning.  Enter the Ravenna. On paper it was exactly what I was looking for. 

The problem (for me, at least) is that it's a touch narrower than the Adrenaline.  Enough so that they caused blisters on both feet.  Not good. If you need a support shoe and have a foot on the narrow side the Ravenna may be perfect for you.  If you have a medium foot like me, proceed with caution.
From: Dave, California

Comments: I find the top of the shoe (laces) press down too hard on the top of your foot. This lock down is not for me.
From: Martin, NJ, US

Comments: I am on my second pair, soon to be starting on a third. I love these shoes - they are a better fit than the 3s, and provide just a bit of support that I need without giving too much (Adrenalines). I am getting a good 400 miles on a pair before I feel the forefoot cushioning get too compressed - haven't seen any unusual sole wearing out. I would like them a bit wider in the toebox, but they don't cause any rubbing or blistering. I've worn them in a marathon and my feet felt great at the end.
From: Ed, Bethesda, MD

Comments: Sole wears out very fast, also shoe runs narrow.
From: Jonathan, Goldsboro, NC, USA

Comments: Wear this shoe along with my Adrenaline 13's. Love the cushioned fast feel! They fit narrower and have a touch more cushion in the heel and forefoot than the Adrenalines. Run 25-30 miles/wk, have flat feet and I am a mild pronator.
From: Mac, New Orleans, LA