Who should buy the Brooks Ravenna 8

The Brooks Ravenna shoe series is an ideal choice for:

  • road runners who: are moderate overpronators who want a boost in their speed while offering the right amount of support and cushioning.
  • entry-level to mid-level runners who are looking for a quick and light stability road shoe.

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Updates to the Brooks Ravenna 8

  • Minimal on the upper using a new air mesh material with altered overlays that provides breathability and support.
  • Enhanced adjustable saddle that provides a more secure fit in the midfoot.
  • New midfoot transition zone that delivers a faster feel and a smoother heel to toe transition.
  • Features a redesigned outsole configuration and improved omega flex grooves for enhanced traction and flexibility.

Brooks Ravenna 8 updates

Enhanced traction and added flexibility

The shoe features a completely redesigned outsole unit. It comes with a new rubber configuration designed to deliver an enhanced traction and the omega flex grooves are also modified for added flexibility.

Brooks Ravenna 8 outsole traction

The updates in the outsole provide every runner an extra springy toe-off.

Ravenna 8 delivers reliable underfoot protection

The Ravenna 8, same as with its latest version, the Ravenna 10, still utilizes the BioMoGo DNA midsole that deliver reliable underfoot protection and responsive feel.

Brooks Ravenna 8 underfoot protection 

This works perfectly with the Diagonal Rollbar that aids the foot to move naturally for a more responsive ride while giving necessary support. In order to provide a fast and smooth heel to toe transition, the Brooks Ravenna 8 uses a new midfoot transition zone.

Brooks Ravenna 8 provides breathable coverage

The Brooks Ravenna 8 features a seamless design for a comfortable running experience. It uses a new air mesh material that provides a breathable foot coverage all throughout the run. The mesh upper is also designed to keep the foot dry.

Brooks Ravenna 8 breathable shoe

The shoe also comes with a modified adjustable saddle that pulls from the heel, providing a secure fit in the midfoot area.

Facts / Specs

Terrain: Road
Weight: Men 10.5oz / Women 8.9oz
Drop: 10mm
Arch support: Stability
Update: Brooks Ravenna 11
Forefoot height: 18mm
Heel height: 28mm

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Jens Jakob Andersen
Jens Jakob Andersen

Jens Jakob is a fan of short distances with a 5K PR at 15:58 minutes. Based on 35 million race results, he's among the fastest 0.2% runners. Jens Jakob previously owned a running store, when he was also a competitive runner. His work is regularly featured in The New York Times, Washington Post, BBC and the likes as well as peer-reviewed journals. Finally, he has been a guest on +30 podcasts on running.