Comments: I was VERY pleased with these shoes! My 1st time wearing Brooks. They are supportive yet light & flexible.
From: Anthony, Providence, RI, USA
Comments: You will likely need 1/2 size larger than non-Brooks brands. Lighter, yet supportive, than most running shoes so the durability suffers just a little. Good trade off for me. I'm a moderate overpronator and since being in these shoes, with added Lynco L420 orthotics, I've not have an injury. I'm on my fourth pair and number five is in the closet.
From: Tom, Montgomery, AL USA
Comments: Brooks makes a very comfortable shoe, and the Ravenna provides good support for me. However, they do not last long. I've had mine for about a month and the tread has worn smooth. There can't be more than 75 miles on them. I expected a lot more quality considering the name reputation and price.
From: Joe, Lexington, KY
Comments: Great comfortable shoe for me. The shoes seem faster than some other brands that I have been using and my Garmin confirms it. Not to sure if it is related to a good fit or the flexibility of the shoe. My only complaint is the durability. I have about 250 miles on the shoe and the front center tread is almost gone. The tread on outside and heal still looks great but there is almost nothing left in the front center. Maybe it is just because they are so fast it is burning the tread off. I hope the next generation last longer but are as comfortable. I would buy the shoe again even though not as durable as others because they really do fit me well.
From: Todd, Burlington
Comments: The best shoe I have ever used, im 6'2 150lbs and usually burn through shoes in 250-300 miles, these are on 500 and still have life in them. The curve toe combined with daily drills really helps with form and push off in the stride making me feel much more efficient when I run. I run 60-100 miles a week and this is my go to shoe, more so than
the Ravenna 2's.
From: zac, ca, usa
Comments: These are some really great shoes. I tried Brooks last fall for my CC season in high school and I really like them. Unfortunately I like to try different shoes so I went with Nike Free Runs for the winter months and I have not liked them because they have seemed to cause some minor injuries(I never get injuries usually) to me. I highly recommend this shoe because it is very durable, comfortable, and is pretty light. I'm very glad the Ravenna 2's came out and am looking forward to getting them and ditching my Nike Frees. Brooks will be my running shoe, going ahead in the future as well.
From: Josh, Columbus, OH, USA
Comments: Love this shoe. So light but has good support. After wearing for 2 weeks ordered 2nd pair to have ready when these wear out. Wore a very lightweight Mizuno before this but love this shoe lots better.
From: Paula, Jonesboro, AR, USA
Comments: The fit and support is great but their life expectancy is low. I purchased these on 23 Jul for the Air Force Marathon on 18 Sep and they barely made it. After 227 miles the tread in the mid-sole area is completely gone as in smooth and worn down to the base material in areas. I have used Brooks's shoes in the past with out any problems but these just did not last. I did not change my running form or training locations so they should not be garbage material this soon.
From: Ken, Belleville, IL, USA
Comments: I am a muscular 5'4" at 155 lbs with flat feet. I have been using the Asics 2100 series for the past 5 years because of the great stablility/cushion combo they offer. At one point I tried the Asics DS trainer as I was searching for a stability shoe that was less clunky and didn't scream "high maintenance" with its appearance. Great shoe but I needed more stability and a bit more shoe for longer distances. Along comes the Ravenna and, wow! This shoe is like running on pillows without sacrificing stability. This shoe just feels fast (even for a clunker like me) and looks great. As long as Brooks sticks to this formula, I won't be changing shoes anytime soon. Hope they come out with a mostly black version of this shoe.
From: Unknown, Racine, WI, USA
Comments: I tried these shoes today and I have to say I was very impressed. 5 miles right out the box with no discomfort whatsoever. I'm 6'3", 230lbs and have done quite a bit of experimenting. The Ravenna is best I've tried.
From: KT, Harrisburg, MS, USA
Comments: Great shoe. This is my first time running in Brooks- I'm a long time Mizuno fan. I love the ride on the shoe and I feel like it really propels me forward with each step I take. I was concerned that it wouldn't have enough support for longer distances (full and half marathon), but it holds up well after a 10 mile run... I haven't raced a half or full marathon in them yet, but I have high hopes!
From: Peter, Providence, RI
Comments: I was looking for a lighter trainer, so I went from the Asics 2140 to the Ravenna. After the first run I noticed increased pressure on my calves due to the shoe's curved toe structure. I will continue to use them for track work, but not for longer runs.
From: Jim, Houston, TX
Comments: I am a heavy runner at 210 lbs. I have neutral pronation on the left foot and a bit of over-pronation on the right. Normally I use the Trance or Nimbus, but not I mostly use the Ravenna. The shoe has the right amount of cushion for LSD, Tempo Runs or easy trails =). I really must force myself to use other shoes... After 200km, I cannot complain about the durability. For me, this is the perfect shoe.
From: Joachim, Blackforrest, Germany
Comments: The shoes are awesome. I run XC really hardcore and these shoes are great trainers. I recommend them to anyone who wants to perform to their full potential.
From: Bryce, Columbus, IN
Comments: This is my first time in a Brooks shoe (I usually run in Asics or Nike) and I love this shoe. It really makes you feel springy and the forefoot cushioning is great. I feel like this shoe helps my turnover even when I'm running easy. The shoe is also great for someone who needs good arch support.
From: Ted, Virginia
Comments: Nice shoe. Feels a lot like the Axiom in terms of build, but a little softer and springier of a ride. It fits just a tiny bit shorter than the Axiom. I was a comfortable 10 with just a hair less than a thumb-width of room at the front. Nice update.
From: Sean, Illinois