Who should buy the Brooks Ravenna 6

  • A perfect shoe option for runners with plantar fasciitis problems to relieve them from discomfort while running short to long distances.
  • For runners with overpronation looking for a stability running shoe that can handle road and trail running sessions.

Brooks Ravenna 6 logo

Updates to the Brooks Ravenna 6

  • Upper gets most of the update in the 6th installment of the Brooks Ravenna.
  • Overlays are much thinner and are strategically placed to provide better fit and support.
  • New Element Mesh enhances breathability.
  • Subtle makeover is done in the heel area, rounded off to offer better stability and smoothness.

Brooks Ravenna 6 updates

More cushioning and better flexibility

The outsole of this road running shoe is made up mostly of blown rubber starting from the midfoot to the forefoot while a harder carbon rubber covers the heel area. 

Brooks Ravenna 6 flex grooves

These same outsole materials are also featured in the shoe's latest version, the Ravenna 10.  Brooks continues to use the Segmented Crash Pad and Omega Flex Grooves to give a more cushioning upon landing and better flexibility.

Ravenna 6 is responsive and soft

Brooks packed the midsole with several technologies to give that nice blend of cushioning and support. Acting as the main midsole component is the BioMogo DNA that covers the length of the shoe.

Brooks Ravenna 6 responsive and soft

It has decent responsiveness and is very critical in giving the Ravenna 6 a soft and plush ride. Beneath the arch is a medial shank called the Diagonal RollBar that is the key component in curbing overpronation.

It stretches from the heel to the midfoot. It progressively becomes firmer as it nears the midfoot to add more support without being intrusive. A crash pad that also extends from the heel to the midfoot is located in the lateral side for another subtle way of keeping the ride stable.

Brooks’ Element Mesh for optimal breathability

An Element Mesh makes up a large portion of the upper for optimal breathability. The thinner overlays help provide a stable and supportive run. Providing runners with a more customized fit is the improved midfoot saddle.

Brooks Ravenna 6 element mesh

Both the tongue and the ankle collar are plush. As mentioned, the heel area is now rounded off for better stability. A removable and molded insole adds cushioning and plush step-in feel.

Facts / Specs

Terrain: Road
Weight: Men 10.7oz / Women 8.8oz
Drop: 10mm
Arch support: Stability
Update: Brooks Ravenna 11
Collection: Brooks Ravenna
Pronation: Overpronation

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