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Brooks Ravenna 5 Reviews

99 reviews
total

Overall Rating:

88%Rated 5 stars

4%Rated 4 stars

4%Rated 3 stars

0%Rated 2 stars

4%Rated 1 stars

Customer Fit Survey:

87% "Felt true to size"

91% "Felt true to width"

57% "Excellent arch support"

94 are "Favorable"

Most Helpful Favorable Review

Posted 1/19/14
Overall Rated:5 stars!
Comfort Rated:5 stars!
Style Rated:5 stars!

I am not a runner but I like athletic shoes for everyday wear because of their combination of support and cushioning. That said, finding an athletic shoe that fits and is comfortable has been a years-long search. Some months ago I found the Ravenna 4 and was happy to find the qualities I had been looking for in a running shoe and was pleased to find that they were even more comfortable as time went on. Then I saw the Ravenna 5 and decided even before I tried them on that I had to have them -- they are so cute and colorful. I have been wearing the Ravenna 5's daily for over two weeks now and they are even more comfortable than the 4's. They are the perfect shoe for my foot, they fit like a glove and needed no breaking in at all. I have a narrow foot and actually did buy the Glycerin which comes in a narrow width but while it fit my right foot perfectly, it pinched the left side of my left foot. So, back they went, and based on my experience with the 4's, I bought the 5's. With both the 4's and the 5's (which come only in a medium width), I took out the insole and put in a flat Spenco insole and my orthotic on top of that. The Spenco tightens up the shoe so that it fits my foot perfectly. The heels of both Ravennas cup my narrow heel just right as well. That's another area that has been a problem for me. I had to dump two pairs of New Balance cross-trainers (both in a narrow width) because the heels were too loose and the support was inadequate for my knees and hips and back. The Ravennas work with my orthotics to help support these areas as well. Great shoe, Brooks! And as always, great customer service from Zappos!

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5 are "Critical"

Most Helpful Critical Review

Posted 2/10/14
Overall Rated:1 stars!
Comfort Rated:1 stars!
Style Rated:1 stars!

Switching brands...these felt narrow. Tried three different Brooks...even compared to my old Brooks. Will switch back to Saucony Brand!

Additional 79 Ravenna 5 Brooks Reviews

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March 6, 2014

Anonymous

from Lawrence, KS

I love the comfort of these shoes! They are lightweight and really stylish. This is my first pair of Brooks and I can definitely say I will be purchasing more. I do think that these run a tad big and if you tend to go up a half size for width, Don't! A 6 wide fits my feet perfectly but wide shoes are not always easy to find, so I went with a 6 1/2. I wish I would have gotten a 6. They are okay but pretty roomy in the toe box. The cushion is good but still allows you to feel the ground.

Overall Rated:4 stars!

Comfort Rated:4 stars!

Style Rated:4 stars!

 

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Fit Rating

Felt a half size larger than marked

 

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Moderate arch support

 

Poor Support

Great Support

Felt wider than marked

 

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May 30, 2014

Anonymous

from Washington, DC

I'm so-so on these running shoes. They look great but the arch support I need for my minor pronation just wasn't there and I had to out in additional arch support. After I switched to these my plantar fasciitis started acting up, putting my running routine on hold. Not the best shoes for my feet.

Overall Rated:3 stars!

Comfort Rated:3 stars!

Style Rated:3 stars!

 

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Fit Rating

Felt true to size

 

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Moderate arch support

 

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February 10, 2014

Anonymous

 

Switching brands...these felt narrow. Tried three different Brooks...even compared to my old Brooks. Will switch back to Saucony Brand!

Brands I'd also recommend: Saucony

Overall Rated:1 stars!

Comfort Rated:1 stars!

Style Rated:1 stars!

 

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Fit Rating

Felt a half size smaller than marked

 

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No arch support

 

Poor Support

Great Support

Felt narrower than marked

 

Runs Narrow

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February 27, 2015

Anonymous

from Raleigh, NC

This shoe is very comfortable. My best fit is a narrow but the shoe only comes in medium width. I pull the laces tight to hug my foot and wear socks to make them fit. They're so light it's almost possible to forget I'm wearing them. The reason I like Brooks is the excellent arch support.

Brands I'd also recommend: New Balance

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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Fit Rating

Felt true to size

 

Runs Small

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Excellent arch support

 

Poor Support

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Felt true to width

 

Runs Narrow

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February 5, 2015

Genelle P

from Cleveland, Ohio

These shoes are great and just as I expected them to be. They shipped quickly and this was such a good deal! Will definitely order through Zappos again.

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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Moderate arch support

 

Poor Support

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Felt true to width

 

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February 1, 2015

Anonymous

 

This is a great shoe. I have a 6.5W foot, with a bunion on my right big toe and have plantar fasciitis. This shoe has been comfortable to wear all day and required no breaking in time. I am ordering another pair before they discontinue this model. Highly recommend.

Brands I'd also recommend: New Balance

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

 

Poor Support

Great Support

Felt true to width

 

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January 31, 2015

Shanon D

from Fort Jones, CA

My go to running shoes for the last several years have been Mizunos, but with the latest changes the shoes are no longer comfortable for me to run in. I went with Brooks on the recommendation of several friends, and am so happy that I did! These shoes are so light and comfortable. And less expensive to boot! I am sold! I found my new go to running shoes! And Zappos' customer service rocks, thank you so much!

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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Moderate arch support

 

Poor Support

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Felt true to width

 

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January 26, 2015

Anonymous

from Los angeles

Awesome shoes! Couldn't say enough! Size is exactly right, color is great. I've been using these for walking, running, circuit training. Bought them in multiple colors.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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Fit Rating

Felt true to size

 

Runs Small

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Excellent arch support

 

Poor Support

Great Support

Felt true to width

 

Runs Narrow

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January 25, 2015

Kamberly g

from Las Vegas, NV

I love these shoes! I have always had problems with my second toe being a bit longer, and so after six miles it feels like the toenail will fall off, but since I switched to the Brooks Ravenna 5 I have not had that problem.

Brands I'd also recommend: nathan quickshot

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

 

Runs Small

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Excellent arch support

 

Poor Support

Great Support

Felt true to width

 

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January 20, 2015

Philip H

from Cincinnati, Ohio

I bought these, as a last minute Christmas present, for my wife. These were a replacement for her Ravenna 4's which she loved. As always, Zappo's provided fast shipping, even over the holiday season. So far she is pleased with the 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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Excellent arch support

 

Poor Support

Great Support

Felt true to width

 

Runs Narrow

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January 16, 2015

Lin C

from Sacramento

This is my second pair of this Brooks style. I wore that pair nearly every day for two years and they held up very well. I hiked and jogged in them for miles. I also washed them a couple times without any problem. I expect to have the same good experience with this new pair. I get compliments on them every day they're so pretty.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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Fit Rating

Felt true to size

 

Runs Small

Runs Large

Moderate arch support

 

Poor Support

Great Support

Felt wider than marked

 

Runs Narrow

Runs Wide

 

January 12, 2015

Kelly

from Waynesboro PA

I love these sneaks! I had a pair of the Ravenna 4's which I wore out and was hoping that the 5's still have the same features I love. They do! No breaking in time for me. So far I've run with them, done some body pump and some kickboxing. I like that they give me lots of lateral support. These are the only sneakers I've owned that I haven't had to purchase additional inserts for added 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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Moderate arch support

 

Poor Support

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Felt true to width

 

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January 10, 2015

Anonymous

 

Have been a Brooks fan for years. Got on board with Ravenna when Axioms were discontinued. They never fail. This pair was for my wife, and she loves them... Very good for your long run, not a speedy shoe. If you need support, I recommend this shoe!!

Brands I'd also recommend: Brooks Adrenaline

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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Fit Rating

Felt true to size

 

Runs Small

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Moderate arch support

 

Poor Support

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Felt true to width

 

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January 9, 2015

Anonymous

from Virginia

I have only run in these a couple times and they seem to be just as good as the older model. I love when companies, especially running shoes do not make changes to their shoes. I tend to have a wider forefoot than heel and I use an orthotic insole and these shoes accommodate both, with style and comfort.

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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Moderate arch support

 

Poor Support

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Felt true to width

 

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January 2, 2015

Anonymous

from Ohio

Very happy with this shoe. Have worn this style since Ravenna 3. Walk and work out in them, don't run so can't speak to that.

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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Moderate arch support

 

Poor Support

Great Support

Felt true to width

 

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December 24, 2014

Jenna W

from Jonesboro, AR

These are perfect for my feet! I have always had issues with running shoes hurting my ankles. These are awesome. I get a lot of compliments on them, too.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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Fit Rating

Felt true to size

 

Runs Small

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Excellent arch support

 

Poor Support

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Felt true to width

 

Runs Narrow

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December 21, 2014

Pat

from Ohio

After trying on five pairs of shoes, these were comfortable, and I can get through my daily walk of two miles up and down hills without my feet hurting until almost the end. I do wish the wide was a little wider as I have barely enough shoelace to tie a bow.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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December 19, 2014

Lora C

from Bryn Mawr, PA

Very comfortable with maximum support. I use them mostly for walking and light running. I like them so much I wear them everyday for errands, keeping up with the kids, etc. Good for a medium to slightly wide foot too.

Brands I'd also recommend: Aasics

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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Fit Rating

Felt true to size

 

Runs Small

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Excellent arch support

 

Poor Support

Great Support

Felt true to width

 

Runs Narrow

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December 18, 2014

Patsy M

from Rocklin, CA

I have a messed up left foot: tendonitis, arthritis, plantar fasciitis & a bone spur + narrow heels. I put this shoe on & all the miseries of my foot left! Both feet were in heaven - like they had been made just for me by a masterful cobbler.

Brands I'd also recommend: Don't know

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

 

Poor Support

Great Support

Felt true to width

 

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December 16, 2014

SUZANNE M

from ALEXANDRIA, LA

Second pair. I have achilles issues and I used to wear a minimal shoe...when I couldn't anymore. I tried these and BOOM....NO PAIN! LOVE THEM!

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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Felt true to size

 

Runs Small

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Felt true to width

 

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December 13, 2014

Anonymous

from North Jersey

Love these sneakers. I walk about 4 miles every day. These are my second pair of Brooks and I am sure there will be many more. Only downside is the mesh top - in cold weather the cold goes right through! Might have to find a warmer pair for the bitter cold I know is on its way.

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 true to size

 

Runs Small

Runs Large

Excellent arch support

 

Poor Support

Great Support

Felt true to width

 

Runs Narrow

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December 7, 2014

Carolyn

from California

I was having some knee pain and went to a running store to be fitted about 7 years ago and they suggested brooks ravenna, I think 2 or 3. I have not changed since. I replace them every 400 to 500 miles and have had no problem at all. Last 2 pairs were ravenna 5. Great shoes!

Brands I'd also recommend: none

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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Fit Rating

Felt true to size

 

Runs Small

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December 5, 2014

Anonymous

from Columbus, OH

Love these shoes! My feet are wide at the toes and more narrow through the arch and heel. I often have aching in my arches when on my feet for a few hours. These shoes have been great! They are so comfortable and I can be on my feet for several hours and have yet to have any problems with my arches. I'm a believer in Brooks. A friend recommended this brand and I couldn't be happier.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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Fit Rating

Felt true to size

 

Runs Small

Runs Large

Moderate arch support

 

Poor Support

Great Support

Felt true to width

 

Runs Narrow

Runs Wide

 

December 3, 2014

Karen F

from Washington, DC

Love my new running shoes! Great fit, right out of the box. I have somewhat wide feet, but found these to be an excellent fit. I had my gait checked at a shoe store a while ago, and they recommended Brooks Ravenna (4, probably, because it was so long ago), but I held off because of the price. I finally bought these, and I'm glad I did! I've run on trails and pavement, and they've been good all around. The mesh upper means they let in the cold a bit when it's windy, so not ideal for the winter, but definitely not bad. Very happy with my purchase!

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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Fit Rating

Felt true to size

 

Runs Small

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Moderate arch support

 

Poor Support

Great Support

Felt true to width

 

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December 1, 2014

Becky J

from United States

Arrived as promised. High quality shoe. Comfortable. Just what I expected.

Brands I'd also recommend: Asics Noosa, Brooks Ghost 6 or7

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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