Each week, Endurance Magazine Online will feature a review of new shoes, currently available at many specialty retailers throughout the U.S. Nearly every model can be found at these specialty running stores, but more importantly, you'll find the people that know running and can help you find the shoe that will best meet your individual needs based on foot type, running style, mileage and where you like to run. Use this information as an appetizer, but for the main course, be sure and visit your local specialty running store since they are the ones that can truly satisfy your craving for the right shoes you can use. This week, we feature the Brooks Ravenna:
Support: Stability / Price $100.00 / Weight: 9.0 oz. (women) & 10.8 oz. (men)
The Ravenna offers support for mild to moderate overpronation and combines BioMoGo (first-ever biodegradable midsole) cushioning with a mild support post. The laces are even made from 100 percent recycled materials. Extra adjustability in the upper means more runners can enjoy a perfect fit.
“If you’re a high mileage runner (e.g., more than 10 miles) I might opt for a shoe that has something more under your feet, but the Ravenna offered me a nice cushioned ride in a lightweight package so I’d recommend it for shorter runs and some speed work.”
- Lori Dreiling, Publisher of Oklahoma Sports & Fitness Magazine and Co-Owner of Fleet Feet Tulsa.