Facts

Terrain: Road
Arch support: Stability
Use: Jogging
Weight: Men: 9.4oz | Women: 8.3oz
Heel to toe drop: Men: 10mm | Women: 10mm
Pronation: Overpronation
Arch type: Medium arch
Strike Pattern: Heel strike
Distance: Daily running | Long distance | Marathon
Heel height: Men: 26mm | Women: 26mm
Forefoot height: Men: 16mm | Women: 16mm
Brand: Brooks
Width: Men: Normal, Wide, X-Wide | Women: Normal, Wide
Price: $110
Colorways: Grey, Pink, Black, Blue, White
Size
Small True to size Large
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Rankings

A top rated Road running shoe
A popular pick
It has never been more popular than this November
Better rated than the previous version Brooks Ravenna 9

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87 / 100 based on 6 expert reviews

  • 94 / 100 | Bailey Heidingsfelder

    Why the Brook Ravenna 10 is a great roadrunner

    The Ravenna 10’s have a lot to live up to coming right after the 9’s, but I believe that they do.

     

    What the Ravenna 10 looks like

    Design

    The Brooks design is usually cited as good, but with this, they hit it out of the park. This shoe has to be one of the best designs in the Brooks library.

    Several colorways of this shoe can blend with your outfits. These shoes may look a little bulkier than previous models, but when you have them on your feet, they are amazing to look at.

     

    The side view of the shoe

    Comfort

    In terms of comfort, I would say that these are nothing to write home about. These shoes won’t cause you pain or irritation, but they aren’t super comfy.

    In the end, though, I would prioritize function over comfort. These shoes took the harshness out of the pavement via the use of the firm midsole.

    These shoes run true to size and are a good fit. While using these shoes, I rarely got blisters. When you first put them on, you might think its too tight, but as you break it in it gets better.

    Durability

    The grip on these shoes is good, while the durability is great. I have had these shoes for over 300 miles, and they are still holding up good.

    While the Ravenna 9’s are superior to the 10’s in many ways, the durability is not one. Compared to the 9’s, the 10’s are holding up much better than they were at this point in their mileage.

    Even when comparing this shoe to brands such as Hoka, which is renowned for its durability, the shoe is still competing and even beating them.

     

    The sole of the shoe

    Performance

    The majority of the miles I have logged on these road shoes have been on concrete. There is a noticeable difference between this shoe and the average in terms of speed. While wearing these on the road, you will notice the speed.

    Some might complain because of the additional weight of 9.4oz, but I don’t even notice it when I am on a run. The heel to toe drop is 10mm, but you won’t notice even if you have never had such a large one.

    One of my best workouts in these was during a ten-mile run where I did one-minute surges. During this workout, I felt amazing and was going extremely fast.

    These shoes are suited better for fast tempo work and things like that but not exclusively. I have also used these on recovery runs where they feel just fine.

    Whenever I can, I go on the grass to do my runs, and the shoes feel great while doing this.

    Conclusion

    The Ravenna 10’s are a great shoe that will definitely help your runs. If you are thinking of buying this shoe or its predecessor, the Ravenna 9, I would recommend the 9.

    The Ravenna 9 was an almost perfect shoe, and the10 doesn’t compare. However, if you are looking for a solid shoe and have already tried the Ravenna 9, then I would definitely try this shoe.

    The Ravenna 9’s price is also something that should be considered. While not the cheapest option the market, it is definitely a good deal in terms of bang for the buck.

    It is especially a good deal when comparing it to shoes around the same quality, such as the Hoka’s, which can range from 150-200$.

    Bottom line, these shoes deserve a try if you haven’t had them yet.

    This expert has been verified by RunRepeat. Reviews are neutral, unbiased and based on extensive testing.

  • 90 / 100 | Road Trail Run | | Level 5 expert

    I think the Guide Rails are too long and too stiff as they are glued between upper and midsole instead of being of a piece, softer and molded into the midsole.

  • 75 / 100 | Road Trail Run | | Level 5 expert

    Eh, not the Ravenna 9 by any means. Better upper, sure. But uppers don’t pound the roads. Needs some work.

  • 94 / 100 | Road Trail Run | | Level 4 expert

    I really like these. Since the stability feature is so subtle, the R10 might be a good Goldilocks pick for most runners.

  • 88 / 100 | Road Trail Run | | Level 4 expert

    But a nearly ten ounce “lightweight” trainer and a clunky ride detract from it enough that I can’t wholeheartedly recommend it. Is it a good shoe? Yes, certainly. But a great shoe? I don’t think so...

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  • The Brooks Ravenna 10 like the Transcend 6 is a road running companion that is a part of the global roster of stability shoes for runners. This product features a sporty yet subdued look, with a seamless design and a helping of printed overlays to accentuate its modern sensibilities. Moreover, the façade has open pores that help with breathability.
  • The midsole unit of this update to the Ravenna 9 is made of BioMoGo DNA, a form-fitting foam that is made of environmentally friendly components. Holistic GuideRail pieces are placed in the medial and lateral sections of the platform to reinforce midsole integrity and deliver underfoot stability.
  • Blown rubber is used for the outsole unit, and it’s meant to protect from abrasion, and its spongy nature is tasked with providing an extra bounce to each step. Flex grooves encourage the natural bending capacity of the foot.

The sizing scheme of the Brooks Ravenna 10 follows the usual expectations of consumers. Full and half sizes are available so people can make adjustments and accommodate allowances when it comes to the in-shoe experience.

Widthwise, the options are D – Medium and 2E – Wide for men and B – Medium and D – Wide for women. This stability running shoe can welcome a variety of foot-shapes and dimensions.

The semi-curved last works with the form-accommodating upper to contain the naturally curved outline of the human foot.

Blown rubber is the material that is used for the outsole unit of the Brooks Ravenna 10. This compound is designed to protect the midsole from abrasion and to provide grip over the surfaces. It also provides extra cushioning through its slightly squishy construction.

The Midfoot Transition Zone is comprised of minimal midfoot design with a crisscross rubber pattern. It is meant to guide the foot through the gait cycle, smoothening the transition from the heel strike to the toe-off.

The forefoot section features flex grooves. These shallow trenches are created to make the underfoot platform as flexible as possible, thereby permitting the natural movement capacity of the foot as it takes each step.

Cushioning is the responsibility of the BioMoGo DNA which runs the entire length of this Brooks running shoes. This full-length foam is the amalgamation of two propriety technologies: BioMoGo and DNA. The former makes up the bulk of this feature, and it’s made of environment-friendly materials; the latter is a slightly malleable piece that conforms to the shape of the specific wearer’s underfoot. A custom in-shoe feel and well-rounded cushioning are the goals of this tech.

GuideRails are added to the medial and lateral sides of this running shoe. While the one on the outboard section is short and only meant to steady the heel, the one on the medial side is for the stability of the arch and the correction of the wearer’s stance. Both under-pronation (high-arch structures) and overpronation (flat-arch structures) are the targets of this feature.

The upper unit of the Brooks Ravenna 10 is made up of a one-piece mesh, which is material that has a near-seamless construction. It has open-weave sections to elevate the capacity of the façade to accommodate the flow of air into the foot-chamber. It also has close-weave portions to heighten durability and the security of the foot.

Thin synthetic overlays are printed onto the sides and the instep. These add-ons bolster the upright structure of the upper unit. They also make sure to help when it comes to locking the foot in place and preventing in-shoe wobbling.

A traditional lacing system is used for the Ravenna 10. It involves semi-round laces snaking through discreet eyelets on the bridge of the shoe. These elements work together to provide a secure fit. Runners can adjust the snugness or looseness of the coverage by manipulating the laces.

A lace anchor in stitched on the tongue unit. This fabric loop links the laces and the tongue together, preventing fabric deviation and the skin irritation that comes with such an occurrence.

The lightly padded tongue and collar are meant to cushion the ankles, the Achilles tendon and the roof of the foot. These parts of the upper unit also have the goal of averting accidental shoe removals, thereby increasing confidence when running.

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