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Brooks Ravenna 5 Reviews

53 reviews
total

Overall Rating:

92%Rated 5 stars

0%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"

64% "Excellent arch support"

51 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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2 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 33 Ravenna 5 Brooks Reviews

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1 person found this review helpful  

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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Felt true to width

 

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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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September 14, 2014

Anonymous

from San Diego, CA

This is the most comfortable sneaker I've ever worn. I love the color combinations too. I now own three pairs! Only thing I don't like is that they don't breathe really well, but they are light and very springy!

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

 

Runs Narrow

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September 13, 2014

Kimberly

 

These just arrived yesterday and I have only worn them in the house and out to the bus stop to get my kindergartener. They are very comfortable and I LOVE the colors. I got the Ombre/Blackberry Cordial/Bright Rose. Beautiful. I bought them to start a running program, but I actually know nothing about running so I am hoping I made a good choice. If not, I will just be happy wearing my lovely, comfy shoes any old time.

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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September 11, 2014

Kari

from Chicago

Started my running "hobby" in the Ravenna 4s, with a fitting in a specialty running store. The 4s are a memory, and I'm loving the new, more feminine color assortment available in the Ravenna 5 series. Like others have said, these are ready to go and comfy out of the box. I popped out the factory insoles, slid in my Superfeet, and off I went. No discomfort, no rubbing, no blisters. :) This makes me a happy girl.

Brands I'd also recommend: Mizuno Asics

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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September 10, 2014

Anonymous

from Morganville, New Jersey

I love these sneakers! They have great support and feel comfortable right out of the box. I find they run true to size and are perfectly comfortable with a light athletic sock. I also get lots of compliments on them. Buy these. You will not be disappointed and they are worth the money.

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

 

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September 6, 2014

Karen S

from NJ

These sneakers felt great right out of the box. I bought them for my daily walks. I wore them to take out of town guests sightseeing in NYC and couldn't believe how great I felt after traipsing through the city all day. I'm buying another pair!

Brands I'd also recommend: Saucony

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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August 12, 2014

Claire

from Boston

I love these shoes - in fact when the box arrived (so quickly - thanks Zappos!) I immediately thought that the order had been messed up and that the shoes couldn't possibly be in there because the box was too light. Imagine my happy surprise when in face the shoes were inside and were simply very lightweight! Despite their airiness, there is a lot of great support. I've run a few half marathons in them and they are still going strong. Will definitely buy again and very enthusiastically recommend! For runners order 1 full size up to accommodate foot swelling.

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

 

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August 8, 2014

Brandy

from Salt Lake City

Great shoes. Immediately comfortable to run in, no break-in period required. Lightweight, adequate support (I am flat-footed). Probably my favorite pair of brooks that I've had so far.

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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August 3, 2014

Elizabeth F

from Maryland

I love these Ravenna 5's! These are my first pair of Brooks shoes and after trying many different brands over the years, I am sure these will be my favorite. I am not a runner, but do many miles of power walking every week and I have very picky feet after several surgeries. These shoes offer great lateral support for my mild over-pronation without being overly structured or clunky (which the Ghost seemed to be). They have wonderful cushioning, just the right amount of flex and a great lacing system (with an extra tab on the tongue for holding laces in place). I'm also impressed with the cushion and bounce-back I feel when my heel strikes the ground. I ended up with a size 9 (my norm for athletic shoes) but went with the Wide because the Medium was just too narrow. Perfect fit and perfect performance! Thanks again Zappos for offering such outstanding service!

Brands I'd also recommend: Saucony, 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 narrower than marked

 

Runs Narrow

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August 3, 2014

Anonymous

from Seattle

I love these shoes! I walk A LOT and my feet have worn very thin, but I feel like I'm walking on air when I wear these! They have enough wiggle room for my toes and I can also wear orthotics once I remove the sole that comes with the shoe. This is my third pair - second in this color - and I will buy them again.

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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July 25, 2014

Anonymous

from san francisco, ca

I used to wear Saucony but the new generation shoes were way too heavy and stiff with all the excess support, etc. love these new shoes - light weight, no break in necessary, and nice and snug around my heels. No blisters!

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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July 22, 2014

Anonymous

from Sunny Buffalo, NY

I LOVE THESE SNEAKERS! In fact, this is the second pair of these exact same sneakers I have purchased from Zappos! I run distances and purchased these to train for my next half marathon - I can't wait to run the race in my RAVENNA's!

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

 

Poor Support

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Felt true to width

 

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July 5, 2014

Calista

from Peachtree city, ga

These are very comfortable and they come in great colors. I have been running in the Ravenna for a few years - I switched over from Ascics Kayano. I did not need stability shoes but I could not find one I liked until the Ravenna.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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Felt a half size larger than marked

 

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Moderate arch support

 

Poor Support

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Felt true to width

 

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July 2, 2014

Anonymous

 

I've been searching for a pair of shoes that fit like this for months! I wish I would have tried on a pair of Brooks sooner! I have flat feet and I use custom orthotics and with my orthotics in these shoes fit like a glove. Other shoes enhance the orthotics and they hurt my feet but these are so comfortable and they have the perfect about of cushion. Since they are so lightweight they are very versatile and I love them for kickboxing, cardio and strength training workouts.

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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June 15, 2014

Ashley S

from Palatine, il

These shoes are a great update to the Ravenna 4s. They are super soft and they finally made the laces a little shorter. The colors are fun, too. They needed no breaking in, and I was able to go out on a 4 mile run right away.

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

 

Poor Support

Great Support

Felt true to width

 

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June 12, 2014

Whitney F

from Milaca, Minnesota

These are super comfy, light and I just love the color combo. I wear a size 7 and these run very true. Highly recommended!

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

 

Poor Support

Great Support

Felt true to width

 

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June 11, 2014

Michele

from Tuscaloosa

Super cute and very stylish! Brooks are my all time go to workout shoe! Great color and comfort! Give them a try!

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

 

Poor Support

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Felt true to width

 

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May 29, 2014

Anonymous

 

Love the Rav 5s. Had the 3s, skipped the 4s, but these are great running shoes. Excellent support. I have high arches, and these fit perfectly. Using them to train for another marathon.

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 28, 2014

Anonymous

from Cleveland, Ohio

I have been running with Brooks Adrenaline GTS line, but the new upgrade was horrible for my feet. After trying several other Brooks models or even other brands, I stuck with these. They are very cushy, which helps tremendously with the way I pronate. I wish they came in a narrower selection, as the medium (the narrowest I could find) is slightly too wide for me. However, I just put on an extra pair of socks and it's great! I don't particularly care for the color selections, but since I care more about comfort than fashion when running the color of the shoes isn't a hang up. I would definitely recommend these!

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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May 25, 2014

Karen A

from Tuscaloosa, Alabama

These are the best tennis shoes that I have bought in a long time. They are lightweight and incredibly comfortable. They are a perfect fit! I would definitely recommend anyone interested in getting these shoes, to get them. You will not be sorry!

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

 

Poor Support

Great Support

Felt true to width

 

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May 23, 2014

Anonymous

from Texas

I ordered a full size larger than my shoe size like I normally do and they fit perfectly. Lots of room in the toe area and so cushiony in comparison to my last pair of shoes. My knees are the greatest but I didn't have any knee pain after running in these. Look forward to my future miles in these shoes!

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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May 23, 2014

Anonymous

from Midland, TX

My feet are extremely picky when it comes to shoes, especially my work out shoes. I have no problems with these; the amount of cushioning and support is perfect for me. I use them for jogging and weight lifting.

Brands I'd also recommend: FitFlop, Ahnu

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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May 16, 2014

Anonymous

from Des Moines, IA

I love these shoes. They are the most comfortable running shoes I have ever worn. I was having knee problems in my previous shoes, but haven't had any problems since I have started wearing 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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May 4, 2014

Anonymous

 

This is my third pair of Brooks Ravennas (I had versions 3 and 4 previously) and I love them! I completed four half marathons in my previous pairs and this pair is fairing well throughout my current training regimen. I wear a 7.5 in casual shoes and go a size up for my running shoes (8.5 fits perfectly for the Ravennas). I'd highly recommend these shoes for any endurance training. They're durable and extremely comfortable for a slight overpronator. I wasn't crazy about the white laces on the coral and blue version but easily swapped them out some blue laces. Overall if you haven't tried Brooks yet, you can't go wrong with the Ravennas.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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