The Ravenna has been a successful franchise for the Brooks line, evidenced by earning a few awards in its time, thanks to its solid focus on stability and cushioning. Round 6 has a flashier new look and the chops to back it up. The upper is open mesh, supported by welded overlays, with synthetic leather at the toe to give it shape.
A ghilley lace loop at the saddle continually adjusts the midfoot, effectively securing the foot into the heel, where new linings and foam have a much smoother feel than before. The midsole is two- density BioMogo DNA, Brook’s proprietary foam, which has a smooth, cushy feel while avoiding the mushy ride that can accompany cushioning. The outersole is full-contact rubber (carbon in the rearfoot, blown rubber in the forefoot) that makes good on the stability that comes with the extra surface. The combination of fit, ride, and great price earned the Ravenna 6 our award for Best Shoe in the Motion Stabilizing category.
Testers: "Nice secure fit, does a good job of hugging the foot with a smooth interior. Stable feel and good cushiness to the ride.”
Sizes: Men 7–13,14,15 (D,2E); Women 5–12 (B,D)
Weight: 12.9 oz. (men’s 11); 10.5 oz. (women’s 8)
Construction: Strobel slip-lasted, EVA Strobel board
Recommended for: medium- to high-arched feet with mild to moderate overpronation