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Brooks Men's Ravenna 4 Running Shoes


List Price: $110.00
Price: $69.99 - $99.95
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My son liked the styling, but more importantly, they fit perfectly, gave more cushioning, but were lighter weight.
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Great shoes, I'm going to buy a 3rd pair before they discontinue them, super happy with these.
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These shoes fit perfectly and are great for long distances.
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Lava/Nghtlife/Slvr/Blck/Wht
  • Synthetic
  • For feet that straddle the line between neutral and support, the new Ravenna 4 is your trusty workhorse.
  • This season, this shoe is bringing a little more cushion, a bit more flex, and a whole lot of swagger with sleek design lines and fast colors.
  • Newly engineered saddle envelops the foot with an adjustable band for improved midfoot capture.
  • Anatomical Brooks DNA offers customized support

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A middle child to neutral and support, the Ravenna 4 is leading the charge for in-between feet. This season, this shoe is bringing a little more cushion, a bit more flex, and a whole lot of swagger with sleek design lines and fast colors. We've also honed in on midfoot capture and engineered a saddle that envelops the foot with an adjustable band. Not too Neutral and not too Support, the Ravenna 4 is juuuust right. Don't take our word for it: Runner's World named the Ravenna 4 its "Best Buy" in the Spring Shoe Guide in the March 2013 issue. Their bottom line? "For the price, it's awfully hard to beat this balance of features and ride." Runner's World is a registered trademark of Rodale Inc. 2013 Rodale Inc. All rights reserved.Category: Guidance Weight: 10.8 oz Platform: Universal Construction: Strobel DNA: Anatomical Launch Date: February 1, 2013

  • ASIN: B00BAZQXXC
  • Product Dimensions: 12 x 7 x 5 inches; 3 pounds
  • Shipping Weight: 1.8 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Item model number: 1101311D-204
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #9,898 in Shoes (See Top 100 in Shoes)
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    Nice fit very comfortable .
    Lu Ann
    Will buy another pair when these become worn.
    Greg Forester
    Great cushioning and support.
    Mark Martin

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    16 of 17 people found the following review helpful By akaiam on September 23, 2013
    Color Name: AndnToucan/Nghtlfe/Slvr/BlckSize Name: 10 D(M) US Verified Purchase
    The Brooks Ravenna 4 is easily the best running shoe I've ever owned. I bought it based on the positive review from Runner's World magazine. The heel is soft, which I need to avoid injuries while running 36 miles a week. The arch and stability are good enough that I don't need to wear an insert to help with my flat feet. Excellent for 10-mile plus training runs. The shoe so light that I run more effortlessly with them. Recently wore them while averaging sub-8 per mile in a half marathon.
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    7 of 7 people found the following review helpful By RCP721 on November 21, 2013
    Color Name: Lava/Nghtlife/Slvr/Blck/WhtSize Name: 13 D(M) US Verified Purchase
    This is my 3rd pair of these shoes, and they have the best feel for my stride of any shoe I have ever worn running. I had to buy a few more before I they stopped selling them. I didn't want to miss on great shoe.
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    13 of 16 people found the following review helpful By ZenReader on August 4, 2013
    I've used Brooks for years --mostly Beasts with great success. Unfortunately recent restyling has cause the 15 D to go shorter and the toe box narrower. This caused me to try:

    Glycerin 11 --these were the most spongy/squishy soled shoe. Very soft sole makes for a pleasant walk. They won't be liked by those who want to feel the road --more like a Lexus smooth.

    Beast 12 --these share a lot in common with the Glycerin. From what I could see the difference was denser rubber is placed on the inside of the stride and some on outside of forefoot to give them more stabilty. You definitely feel more road and they are stiffer than the Glycerin (less flex) which is achieved by a rigid piece of nylon (which will eventually breakdown and provide more play in the sole).

    Ravena -- these have a denser sole, less padding foam in sole, to me a fairly standard running shoe. Brooks put a Gel pad in the heel to absorb heel to toe hits and its fairly effective. I would say these are more of a runners shoe but far less technical than say a Mizuno Wave. In all likely probably will appeal to a broader audience. The mesh weave is open enough that if you press your toe to the top you can see your toe. These are very breathable and not winter time shoes with a serious thermal sock.

    Ghost == very light running shoe serious running shoe. For running I would put the Ghost slightly ahead of the Ravena. Definitely worth a try. If your a HEAVIER bigger runner try the Beast first.

    Alas for me Brooks no longer work. 15D to small, 16 D to big. Ended up in Asics. Good luck, always look for free returns. You have to try them to see if they work with your foot.
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    7 of 8 people found the following review helpful By Amazon Customer on January 8, 2014
    I am a moderate runner ( ~40-50 miles a month) and have loved Brooks Ravenna. The earlier version that I owned (Ravenna -2) lasted a long time and was the best running shoe I ever had. So when it reached its end of life, I decided to stick with Brooks and buy the Ravenna - 4. It was as good as the earlier version while it lasted. Bought in June 2013 and by November the adjustable band broke (came off the inner threading) on my left shoe. So now I am forced to go get another shoe in less than 6 months :-( Brooks - you guys should go back to the earlier design for that adjustable band instead of this new one. It looked and felt flimsy when I bought it but thought "since it is Brooks..." - man was I wrong..... I am not going to buy a Ravenna but I do like the way Brooks make their running shoes and so maybe I will switch over to GTS and give it a whirl next before I switch brands....
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    5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By T.333 on October 5, 2013
    Color Name: AndnToucan/Nghtlfe/Slvr/BlckSize Name: 14 D(M) US Verified Purchase
    I used to wear Nike--not enough support. These made my knee pain go away when running--great fit and color--now I run happy!!
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    3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By SC on September 2, 2014
    Color Name: Lava/Nghtlife/Slvr/Blck/WhtSize Name: 10.5 D(M) US Verified Purchase
    I am not rating this particular shoe 5 stars but I am rating the Brooks company and the new pair that I just received... Here is my story behind the 5 star rating.
    I had I bought my first pair of Brooks running shoes (a ladies size 12 Ravenna 3) a little over a year ago and they have been great! I used to buy another brand like clockwork, but after wearing these I decided to continue with Brooks. So of course when I found these at a great price I had to get them. Even though they were men's shoes I thought I would give them a try, because I has previously ordered the ladies Ravenna 4 in a size 12 and they were too small. But much to my surprise these were too small as well. And because the seller was Brooks I needed to send them back to Brooks instead of Amazon. So, I called Brooks to find out if they could send me a return label because I didn't want to have to pay for returning a shoe that was supposed to fit true to size. After I had explained my situation and that the men's Ravenna 4 that I had ordered were too small, and how I had just gone to a nearby athletic shoe store to try on a size 11 so that I could reorder the correct size. But the problem was the pair that I tried on in the store were the Ravenna 5 not the 4's. And after talking with Ms. Emily at Brooks she had some great news for me. She not only offered to send me a return label via email, she offered to exchange the Ravenna 4 that I ordered for the Ravenna 5's because I had already tried them on and knew they were a good fit. I was speechless...I got to choose the color I wanted and everything! And not only that she told me that as soon as I could get the return pair in the mail and scanned by the post office they would ship my new pair. Well I just received my new pair I the mail today and I am loving the fit as well as the color. Praise The Lord for His kindness shown through Brooks, they have just made a lifer out of me and my husband! Thank you Brooks!
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