Brooks Ravenna - Running Shoes: Reviews

Nov 1, 2010
Outside Magazine
Brooks Ravenna - Running Shoes: Reviews

   Photo: Shana Novak

Good for the Road
If you're like the vast majority of runners, you're looking for a shoe that offers a touch of stability and ample cushioning but don't want to pay the price in extra weight. Voilà: We give you the Ravenna. Its lean construction (10.1 ounces) let us hit the gas on shorter, faster efforts, and there's just enough spring in every step to take the sting out of long training runs. Some testers found the full-length BioMoGo midsole a bit squishy for their tastes, but none knocked its responsiveness. (Green note: Brooks also claims the stuff breaks down in a landfill 50 times faster than standard midsoles.) The Ravenna fits narrow feet best, and an adjustable midfoot lacing option pulls the shoe tight around the arch for more security and a nimble, agile feel—something you don't often find in cushy training shoes. 10.1 oz;

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