Brooks Ravenna 9 Shoe Review
The Brooks Ravenna 9 may be the Brooks shoe with the most updates this year. A few years ago I wrote a review of the Brooks Ravenna 7. While I liked the shoe, I didn’t love it. The Ravenna 7 felt a little clunky while I wanted more of a performance stability shoe for daily training.
I have been a big fan of Brooks running shoes over the past 10 years so I was excited to try the updated version of the Ravenna.
According to BrooksRunning.com, the Ravenna 9 is “Springy and supportive, and now lighter than ever for runners who want to energize their run without compromising support or speed.”
The Brooks Ravenna 9 is available in 3 color options for both men’s and women’s. My favorite color is the yellow Nightlife model. Looks awesome in person. The Ravenna 9 retails for $110.
Here are a few pictures of the Brooks Ravenna 9 that I wore for this review.
Brooks Ravenna 9 Shoe Initial Thoughts
I was excited to try the latest version of the Ravenna 9 having read of all the updates with the shoe.
When I first opened the box, I immediately noticed the cool color scheme and the sleek profile of the shoe. If I didn’t know it was the Ravenna I would have thought it was a cross between a race shoe and a performance stability shoe.
The first thing I noticed when picking up the shoe was the lightweight feel of this shoe. The 9.3 oz felt light and fast.
The shoe has a 10mm drop, which is what I prefer for faster training runs or speed workouts.
Brooks Ravenna 9 Shoe Specifications
- Shoe Type/Category: Stability
- Weight: 9.3 oz (based on men’s size 9D)
- Shoe drop: 10mm
- Shoe Height: 26mm (Heel), 16mm (Forefoot)
- Sizing: Standard Shoe Size
- Heel: Medium width
- Forefoot: Medium width
- Previous model: Brooks Ravenna 8
Brooks Ravenna 9 Shoe Overview
The Brooks Ravenna 9 stability shoe has a number of great updates that make this shoe more of a performance stability shoe.
The redesigned seamless mesh upper looks great and feels great. It breathes well really contours to your foot providing incredible comfort.
The durable rubber sole should provide durability making this a great shoe for daily training.
Brooks Ravenna 9 Shoe Upper
One of my favorite updates of the Brooks Ravenna 9 is the redesigned upper of the shoe. The seamless upper looks sharp and breathes extremely well. If you look closely at the pictures below, you will see the small pockets that allow your foot to breathe.
I usually have issues with shoes being narrow and this shoe wrapped my foot and was extremely comfortable. The one thing that I also noticed was the heel collar. It kept my foot snug and felt great.
I am a big fan of the redesigned upper and the midfoot saddle provides a little bit of stability.
Below are a few pictures of the Brooks Ravenna 9 upper shoe area.
Brooks Ravenna 9 Shoe Sole
The Brooks Ravenna 9 updated sole is made of durable rubber that should have increased durability due to the blown rubber compound. The BioMoGo DNA fuses BioMoGo midsole and DNA cushioning technology providing a responsive ride.
If you look at the pictures of the sole below you will see Omni grooves, which provides increased flexibility and comfort. The Diagonal Rollbar (DRB) reduces pronation and providing stability.
Below are a few pictures of the Brooks Ravenna 9 shoe sole and heel.
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Brooks Ravenna 9 Shoe Ratings
- Overall Rating - 9/109/10
- Upper - 8.75/108.8/10
- Sole - 9/109/10
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