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Brooks Ravenna 3 Reviews

67 reviews
total

Overall Rating:

88%Rated 5 stars

8%Rated 4 stars

0%Rated 3 stars

4%Rated 2 stars

0%Rated 1 stars

Customer Fit Survey:

72% "Felt true to size"

88% "Felt true to width"

54% "Excellent arch support"

64 are "Favorable"

Most Helpful Favorable Review

Posted 3/3/12
Overall Rated:5 stars!
Comfort Rated:5 stars!
Style Rated:5 stars!

I have this exact pair and color. It's my first pair of Brooks. I tell ya, I have been wearing the shoe until this one. My hip and back pain is now minimal. I now enjoy city hiking without the aftermath of pain I always experience (even if I stretch before a hours-long rigorous hike around the city). I plan to take up running again and purchase another pair. These shoes are by far the most comfortable, lightweight shoe I've purchased. I've never spent more than $40 on sneakers but the quality, fit, comfort of this shoe makes it well worth the investment in the long term for someone who loves to hike around and walk but can't due to hip bursitis and back problems (I'm only 35). Now I feel this shoe doesn't prohibit me from doing anything now! Final comment, for these particular shoe, I would go up a half size. I'm normally a 6.5 but wear a 7 in these and the fit is extraordinary. Just saying.

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3 are "Critical"

Most Helpful Critical Review

Posted 6/19/12
Overall Rated:2 stars!
Comfort Rated:4 stars!
Style Rated:5 stars!

I have the Ravenna 2 and was excited to get into the 3. My R2 were an 8 and I knew I needed to go up half a size so my toes would not get bruised again running. I am in Asics Kayano 17 right now in size 8½. I am terribly disappointed that the R3 were tighter than my R2 I loved the R2, just needed that bigger size. I regrettably will be returning these an have purchased the Asics Gel Nimbus instead.

Additional 47 Ravenna 3 Brooks Reviews

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1 person found this review helpful  

June 20, 2012

Anonymous

from Cincinnati, OH

I love these shoes! I was running in a pair of Asics (Gel-Frantic 5) while training for a spring half marathon, and I ended up with some black toenails and a lot of blisters. I'm not a serious runner (about 12 miles/wk), and I need to lose some pounds so I needed a shoe with a lot of support. These Brooks saved the day! It's like running on little pillows - tons of support, no blisters or black toes, and they're lightweight so I feel I can run faster and farther in them. I also have large feet (size 12), and I think the design is flattering and doesn't make me feel like I'm wearing clown shoes.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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Fit Rating

Felt true to size

 

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June 9, 2012

Robin

from springfield, mo

These shoes are wonderful, I had planter fasciitis tried shoe after shoe, nothing worked until I bought these, I stand for 9 and half hours on my feet, nothing has even come close to these shoes, I would recommend them to anyone.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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June 2, 2012

Anonymous

 

I needed a shoe with extra support, and this is it. I love these shoes! The first time that I wore these shoes was in a 5k race. Yes, I know that for running in a race one should wear wore in shoes, but these did great! These shoes are also very comfy. This is my first pair of Brooks, and even though they are a bit pricey, I cannot wait to buy another pair.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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May 29, 2012

Karen

from Salt Lake City, UT

I have been running consistently for about a year and a half and these are the first pair of running shoes I have owned that fit me perfectly. I have tried numerous other brands and finally found my perfect running shoe in these. I think they are true to size. My heel does not slip like I read in the other comments. They are not super flashy but that is okay with me. I own flashy shoes that feel like boats. I needed these to run in and they are perfect for that. I am now buying them in another color so I can switch between them.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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Moderate arch support

 

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May 22, 2012

Anonymous

from Holland, MI

I love these shoes! This is my first time buying Brooks shoes and I don't know why I waited so long? I used to wear Saucony and I wanted to try out a new brand. I am pregnant and I needed to get a bigger pair of gym shoes for walking, gym and running errands. There is nothing worse than wearing small shoes while pregnant. It makes your feet hurt the rest of the day! I'm glad I splurged and got these shoes. I just hope they fit once I have the baby when the swelling comes down. I did notice they do run a little big and wide. I put in my orthodics and they fit just fine now.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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Fit Rating

Felt a half size larger than marked

 

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Excellent arch support

 

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Felt wider than marked

 

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May 9, 2012

Anonymous

from Connecticut

Love these shoes! This is my second pair of Brooks and I will never buy another running shoe. Wonderful support and cushioning.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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Felt true to size

 

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Excellent arch support

 

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May 1, 2012

Anonymous

from Freeland, MI

I am a novice runner (just ran my first 5K race yesterday). I've had these shoes for a month and have been very happy with them. They're very lightweight and breathe to keep my feet cool. I'm a mild pronator and the support is just right for me. The toe area is roomy so issues with toes rubbing. Highly recommend!

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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Felt true to size

 

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Moderate arch support

 

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Felt true to width

 

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1 person found this review helpful  

April 24, 2012

Anonymous

 

First let me say Zappos has provided me with quick customer service that has led to me finding these shoes within two days after two returns within the two day time frame. Now the sneakers. They are really comfortable and I was surprised that the sole was not hard. I can feel the cushioned and DNA technology support. This is my first pair of Brooks and I am pleasantly please. Finding a comfy pair of shoes is sometimes difficult for me but was not difficult shopping with Zappos! Thanks Zappos!

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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Fit Rating

Felt true to width

 

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April 21, 2012

Anonymous

 

These shoes felt great from the time I tried them on. I tried many brands while looking for a new pair of shoes to walk in. They have a lot of cushioning and support.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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Fit Rating

Felt true to size

 

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Excellent arch support

 

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Felt true to width

 

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April 15, 2012

Anonymous

from Minneapolis

These shoes are amazing! I've gotten new ones every year for the past three years and they continue to perform. For a running shoe it's recommended to get a size higher than what you'd wear day-to-day. These shoes fit true to size!

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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Fit Rating

Felt true to size

 

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Excellent arch support

 

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Felt true to width

 

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April 8, 2012

Anonymous

 

Just got my Ravenna 3 shoes this week and I love them. My previous running shoes were the Ravenna 2, so these are very similar. Smooth, stable, comfortable ride. I used to wear Asics Kayano but the newer models seemed to be of less quality (and much higher in price). I switched to Brooks about a year ago and recommend them for any runner looking for the perfect running shoe.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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June 2, 2012

Anonymous

 

Toe box was extremely small. Am ordering a size up and hope this works. Was a bit hard to get laced correctly. Would be nice to have an all white shoe but...

Overall Rated:4 stars!

Comfort Rated:4 stars!

Style Rated:4 stars!

 

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Excellent arch support

 

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June 1, 2012

Anonymous

from Nacogdoches, Texas

Comfortable, runs slightly smaller than other Brooks I have used in the past.

Brands I'd also recommend: Brooks Adrenaline

Overall Rated:4 stars!

Comfort Rated:4 stars!

Style Rated:4 stars!

 

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Fit Rating

Felt a half size smaller than marked

 

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Moderate arch support

 

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Felt true to width

 

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June 19, 2012

Chrissy P

from Northeast Missouri

I have the Ravenna 2 and was excited to get into the 3. My R2 were an 8 and I knew I needed to go up half a size so my toes would not get bruised again running. I am in Asics Kayano 17 right now in size 8½. I am terribly disappointed that the R3 were tighter than my R2 I loved the R2, just needed that bigger size. I regrettably will be returning these an have purchased the Asics Gel Nimbus instead.

Brands I'd also recommend: Asics

Overall Rated:2 stars!

Comfort Rated:2 stars!

Style Rated:2 stars!

 

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Fit Rating

Felt a half size smaller than marked

 

Runs Small

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Excellent arch support

 

Poor Support

Great Support

Felt true to width

 

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June 23, 2013

Anonymous

from NC

Loved these shoes - I usually buy Brooks Ravenna but was hesitant when I saw some of the reviews. These shoes are the same quality as the other versions I have bought. They come up a little higher on the ankle - which I like because I sprain mine a lot - but make sure you wear a higher sock. The first time I wore these I wore too low of a sock and got a blister on the back of my ankle.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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Felt true to size

 

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Moderate arch support

 

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Felt true to width

 

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March 24, 2013

Anonymous

from Wilmington, NC

Don't think twice if you need a stability shoe! I had another pair of Ravenna 3's that I wore out, so decided to get the same shoe in a different color because the Ravenna 4's (the most recent model) weren't as pretty! I ran in Brooks Adrenaline before trying the Ravenna style last year and I loved them. I did have to size up in these from other shoes (including the Brooks Adrenaline style). I wear a 9 in the Ravenna and an 8.5 in Adrenaline. This is the best part...before I ordered this pair, I bought the latest/greatest Adidas Energy Boost shoe for $150 after trying it on in my local running store. I thought it was the most comfortable thing ever...until I ran in them, ouch! In less than 1 mile my ankles were killing me and I had never experienced anything other than shin discomfort from any shoe in the past. So, I realized I really do need to stick with the "stability" of the Brooks. I immediately boxed up the Adidas for return and ordered these Ravenna 3's and after the 1st run I told my husband to kill me if I ever decided to stray from Brooks in the future. So...you should get these, stylish and stable!

Brands I'd also recommend: Brooks Adrenaline

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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Felt true to size

 

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Excellent arch support

 

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Felt true to width

 

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March 4, 2013

Cori W

from Upstate NY

Bought the Ravenna 3s after having ankle pain due to mild over-pronation. I tried them on along with the Adrenaline GTS 12 and 13, and the Ravennas were definitely more comfortable. Rather than order a size up, I took my athletic trainer's advice and ordered my usual size, 7. I'm glad I did - they fit perfectly. I have a slightly narrow foot, so I think they would feel small for a wide-footed person. I've been wearing them for a month now, and they instantly cured my ankle pain and over-pronation. There is enough support and cushion without being "too" much. I also love the black with yellow trim - they look great!

Brands I'd also recommend: Brooks!

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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Felt true to size

 

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Moderate arch support

 

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Felt true to width

 

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February 19, 2013

Sarah C

from New Orleans, LA

These shoes are very comfy. However, they run small. I always wear a size 10. But I had to exchange these for a 10.5 because they were not long enough. The tread on the bottom is great. Will definitely buy another pair once I wear these out!

Brands I'd also recommend: Asics

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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Fit Rating

Felt a half size smaller than marked

 

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Excellent arch support

 

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Felt true to width

 

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February 16, 2013

Anonymous

from Ohio

Good shoe. Accommodated my insert. Stayed looking good 'til the bitter end. I noticed the heel and tongue were particularly comfortable on this shoe.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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Fit Rating

Felt a half size smaller than marked

 

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Moderate arch support

 

Poor Support

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Felt true to width

 

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February 15, 2013

Anonymous

from Isanti, MN

Very comfortable. Fits a woman back of the heel real good. The soles of shoes are very comfortable. I like this shoe so much I have another pair in a different color.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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Felt true to size

 

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Excellent arch support

 

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Felt true to width

 

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February 7, 2013

Anonymous

from Wa State

Great shoe, fits well did my first half marathon in this shoe, would buy again. Excellent arch support for my plantar fascia.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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Fit Rating

Felt true to size

 

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Excellent arch support

 

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Felt true to width

 

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February 6, 2013

Audra

from Wheaton, Illinois

I run 30-35 miles a week and Brooks is my brand. I love the Ravenna. This is my second pair and I find them to be very comfortable and true to size. They last me many miles and I definitely recommend them to all levels of runner. I even got my mom a pair (she is a runner as well) and she is hooked. They are also very cute on!

Brands I'd also recommend: Brooks is all I wear!

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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Felt true to size

 

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Moderate arch support

 

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Felt true to width

 

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February 6, 2013

K S

from Syracuse, NY

I love the style of these sneakers. I have high arches and also need extra support for pronation so I don't twist my knees when working out. I usually settle for what I consider to be ugly shoes to get this support -- but not this time. Got a second pair for when the first wear out!

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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Felt true to size

 

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Excellent arch support

 

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February 3, 2013

Anonymous

from United States

I have been searching for a running shoe that I could run in for more than 1/2 hour without my feet hurting. These shoes are the first pair that I have found that I am able to accomplish that. The shoe does have a larger toe box than Nike or Under Armour (which are too narrow for me), so if you have a more narrow foot I would not suggest this shoe. That being said, the toe box would be equivalent to Asics, Adidas, or New Balance. The shoes are comfortable as soon as you put them on and about after three times wearing them they felt totally broken in for me. I would highly recommend these shoes!

Brands I'd also recommend: Asics, Adidas, New Balance

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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Felt true to size

 

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Excellent arch support

 

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Felt true to width

 

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January 27, 2013

Anonymous

from Rosemount, Minnesota

I bought these shoes for my wife and she loves them. She is kind of picky about shoes because she needs a lot of support. I also have a pair of Brooks and like them as well. I am taking the time to write a review because I have been so happy with Zappos. Its free shipping, and if they do not fit then you can mail them back for free as well. I have bought other clothing besides shoes. You also get your shipment very quickly.

Brands I'd also recommend: Asics

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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Felt true to size

 

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Moderate arch support

 

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