Shoe of the Week: Brooks Ravenna 7

Brooks has officially released one of their best shoes under the Stability category; the all-new Brooks Ravenna 7!
Since its initial release, the Brooks Ravenna became one of the favorite road shoes of overpronators when it comes to logging long miles during training or running in long distance categories. Durable, supportive, and well-cushioned, the Ravenna 7 is a sweet promise not only for Brooks fans, but also to runners who crave for a top performing stability running pair.
So what are the key characteristics that we can expect from the Brooks Ravenna 7? Check these out!
1.) A seamless design on the Upper:
                The seamless mesh upper of the Brooks Ravenna 7 provides more breathability and support thanks to its welded overlays. The reinforced saddle helps the upper to secure perfectly around your foot and provide more stability during you run.  The well-padded tongue and collar of the Ravenna 7 offers a plushier and comfortable fit for this structured shoe. 
2.) A newly developed Midfoot and Forefoot Zones:
                Brooks made a splendid combination of efficiency and support by updating the Midfoot and Forefoot areas of the Ravenna 7. This pair has a firm Midfoot Transition zone that promotes a faster heel-to-toe transition for each stride. The Forefoot Energy zone or “Forefoot Pods” of the Ravenna 7 enables the runner to have an energy return which leads to a “bouncy” ride. The blown rubber outsole was integrated to provide durability for long runs.  
3.) A BioMoGo DNA foam.
                     The BioMoGo DNA foam offers an adaptive and soft cushioning material. This durable EVA midsole material boasts a softer and more flexibility as it adjusts to your foot in every step, maintaining natural gait efficiency.

The BioMoGo midsole is a big treat for Overpronators. The cushioning and responsiveness of the Ravenna 7 is well-balanced. It sticks with your natural gait and provides comfort as you go the distance. This shoe is a good alternative for traditional and heavy stability running shoes in the market.
The Brooks Ravenna 7 BASIC INFO:
Type: Road Shoes
Manufacturer: Brooks
Weight: 10.7 oz.
Heel: 26 mm
Forefoot: 16 mm
Drop from heel to forefoot: 9-10 mm

Release Date: March 2016 

Shoe Guide PH (Stability Shoes Edition): Find your trainers here!

Neutral shoes are swarming the shoe market across the country. Fortunately it doesn’t mean that it is the only category that follows the latest trends and innovations. 
Still looking for that new Stability pair this summer? This Shoe Guide (Stability) Edition might help you! Here are some highly recommended Stability Running shoes in the Philippines this 2016!
You might want to check them out!

1.) Brooks Ravenna 7
The Brooks Ravenna 7 continues to provide a smooth and cushioned ride through its signature BioMoGo DNA foam cushioning midsole.  With a redesigned Midfoot Transition Zone and Forefoot Energy Zone, the Ravenna 7 adapts to your stride, enhancing the heel-to-toe off transition while offering responsiveness and support.  The improved upper mesh offers better breathability and functional fit. 

2.) Asics Gel Kayano 23
Featuring the new FlyteFoam midsole technology, the Asics Gel Kayano 23 offers a suppler lightweight cushioned ride for moderate to maximum overpronators. The shock absorption capability of Kayano 23 is further improved using the combination of the Dynamic DuoMax support system and the placement of ASICS Gel on the forefoot and rear foot region of the shoe.

3.) Saucony Hurricane ISO 2

The Saucony Hurricane ISO 2 comes back with a fresh update. Combining the PowerGrid midsole with the new EVERUN topsole technology, the Hurricane ISO 2 is a promising pair for runners who aim for an optimal cushioning experience. The ISOFIT is developed for a better and secured fit during short or long runs. The dual density medial design of the Hurricane ISO 2 offers more stability and the best possible support for overpronators. 

3.) New Balance Vazee Prism
“Sleek, fast, and surprisingly supportive”, this is how New Balance Product Manager Claire Wood described the newest entry of the Vazee line: the Vazee Prism. The Vazee Prism utilizes the trademark Revlite midsole that provides a lightweight and responsive performance. The upper was constructed using revamped overlays for a more secure fit. The Vazee Prism included an engineered dual density design on the medial side for a more stable ride for mild to moderate overpronators.  
5.) Adidas Ultraboost ST
The Ultraboost ST is the stability version of the Ultraboost released in February 2015 and a revolution for the Adistar Boost line. Utilizing the popular Boost midsole, the Ultraboost ST gives an unmatched energy return and smooth transition in each stride.  It also utilizes a seamless Primeknit upper for a more breathable and glove-like fit. The STRETCHWEB rubber outsole of the Ultaboost ST helps provide supportive ground stability during runs. Runners can also expect a superb traction under dry or wet road conditions because of the Continental Rubber outsole integrated to the shoe. 

6.) Skechers GoRun Forza
Built to support moderate to severe overpronators, the Skechers GoRun Forza is a responsive and smooth-riding running shoe. Featuring a lightweight Resalyte midsole and Resalyte medial post, the Forza offers adequate cushioning, flexibility, and responsiveness. The shoe also has a light seamless upper with 3D synthetic overlays for a more comfortable and stretchy fit. The outsole of Skechers GoRun Forza also has a rubber outsole that aims to provide a better traction and durability. 

7.) Asics GT 2000 4

The ASICS GT 2000 4 returns with minor updates. Like other running lines of the brand, the GT 2004 adapts the forefoot and rearfoot strategic placement of the ASICS Gel. The breathability and fit of the upper was much improved through the open mesh design of the shoe. The GT 2000 4 maintained the combination of the FluidRide midsole cushioning and the Dynamic Duomax system for stability and cushioned responsiveness.

8.) Brooks Transcend 3
The sleeker iteration of the Brooks Transcend 3 boasts a Super DNA midsole that adjusts in every stride while providing a soft underfoot cushioning. This premium daily trainer features IDEAL Pressure zones that distribute the impact evenly for a more comfortable ride. The upper was engineered to give a more custom fit and breathability through a laser cut mesh. Utilizing the Guide Rails system, the Transcend 3 helps the foot in sustaining its preferred natural motion or pronation.

9.) Saucony Guide 9
Being the brand’s flagship light stability shoe, the Saucony Guide 9 comes back with key updates. The addition of the new EVERUN midsole gives another level of responsive and durable foam cushioning.  Because of the redesigned FLEXFILM that secures the upper of the shoe, the Saucony Guide 9 sports a lightweight breathable mesh and a secure fit. The TRI-FLEX outsole pattern offers better pressure and impact distribution to your foot as you go for the long haul.


Some of these stability shoes have been released as early as January 2016 while rest will definitely hit the market this summer. Although the preference of each runner varies, these shoes were selected and recommended based on the staggering positive reviews they gained from thousands of runners around the world. I hope you will finally find your dream stability shoes!