FIRST LOOK – BROOKS RAVENNA 10
by KJ HIRAMOTO | FEB 15TH, 2019
FIRST LOOK: BROOKS RAVENNA 10
Put some supported pep in your step with a pair of new Brooks Ravenna 10, a popular running shoe with mild stability from the Brooks' running collection. Second in command to the Brooks Adrenaline the Ravenna offers more gentle support in a running shoe thanks to the new GuideRails holistic support system.
The Brooks Ravenna 10 is set to give runners a lightweight and responsive cushioning, making it the ultimate long-distance running shoe, but with enough cushioning and midsole pep for high turnover tempo runs.
When it comes to picking a pair of running shoes, Brooks is one of the strongest brands offering styles, fits and support for most types of runners.
Operating under the motto “Run Happy,” Brooks’ mission has always been to offer the best running experience no matter what your gait, size or foot width.
THE BUZZ: BROOKS RAVENNA 10
In the previous versions of the Brooks Ravenna, the running community raved over the running shoe’s responsive cushioning, quick transition and lightweight fit.
When Brooks launched the Ravenna 9 last year, the shoe was applauded for its light weight and responsiveness gave runners a springy feel underfoot.
The newest model in the Ravenna series is slightly lighter still; the Ravenna 10 weighs about 8.3 ounces for women’s (9.3 ounces for men’s). The 10th edition features an updated midsole with additional foam under the forefoot.
Runner’s World has been bold to state the Brooks Ravenna has been an overlooked shoe, and ‘that needs to change now.’ Their run tester (a pronator turned neutral runner) comments the Brooks Ravenna is a ‘bridge between overpronation and neutral footwear.’
WHAT'S NEW: BROOKS RAVENNA 10
The biggest upgrade Brooks made with the Ravenna series is the addition of the GuideRails holistic support system. Brooks shifted their focus from the feet to the area where most runners get hurt at: their knees.
The GuideRails technology keeps excess movement in check, so runners can maintain their comfort level during their workouts. In addition to the GuideRails, the Ravenna 10 features extra foam under the forefoot to give runners a longer lasting, energizing ride. The Ravenna 10’s Midfoot Transition Zone delivers quicker transition from heel to toe.
The newly designed upper of the Brooks Ravenna has been lauded as being breathable, yet warm and stands out for being an effective barrier against the elements, since run testers were testing out the shoe in winter months.
WHO'S IT FOR? BROOKS RAVENNA 10
In terms of shoe category, the Ravenna 10 is considered a stability shoe, meaning it is designed for runners who have flexible arches that overpronate, or collapse inwardly.
Stability shoes like the Ravenna 10 feature firmer foam underneath as a support underneath the arch to prevent the foot from overpronating. If you have a history of experiencing shin splints, knee pains and plantar fasciitis, a pair of stability shoes like Ravenna 10 could be a solid option.
As for when to wear these shoes, the Ravenna 10 is the ultimate long-distance running shoe. Given the springy cushioning system, the Midfoot Transition Zone technology shaped to go from heel to toe quickly and the GuideRails technology, you’ll be able to conquer the long Sunday runs.
With the GuideRails technology designed to keep your knees stable and your legs away from excess movement, you will be able to spend less time worrying about hurting your knees and be able to spend more time running along the roads or tracks.