Brooks Ravenna 9 vs. Brooks Ghost 10 review

Brooks Ravenna 9 provides comfort and a responsive ride to moderate overpronators. Brooks Ghost 10 provides a comfortable fit and a smooth ride to neutral runners.

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The Brooks Ravenna 9 and the Brooks Ghost 10 fall in two different categories of running shoes, with the Brooks Ravenna 9 being a stability running shoe and the Brooks Ghost 10 a neutral cushioning running shoe.

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The uppers of the Brooks Ravenna 9 The preceding link takes you to Amazon.com and the Brooks Ghost 10 are similar in that they consist of lots of exposed mesh with either light or a minimum amount of overlays.

The Brooks Ghost 10 The preceding link takes you to Amazon.com has quite a few thin 3D-printed overlays running across the midfoot, while the midfoot of the Brooks Ravenna 9 is quite open and free from overlays, except for the very top of the saddle towards the back of the running shoe.

This means that the Brooks Ghost 10 might give you a better hold around the midfoot.

While both the Brooks Ravenna 9 and the Brooks Ghost 10 do not come with overlays on their toe box, the Brooks Ghost 10 has a stitched-on toe cap, while the Brooks Ravenna 9 does not have any overlays at the front.

Therefore, the durability of the upper might be a bit higher in the Brooks Ghost 10 than in the Brooks Ravenna 9.

One thing is for sure, though. You should be able to get a comfortable fit from either running shoe, especially in the toe box and especially if you have large bunions.

Neither the Brooks Ravenna 9 nor the Brooks Ghost 10 is meant to provide tons of cushioning to runners, but they still provide a good amount.

According to running shoe lab tests, the Brooks Ghost 10 can be seen as an overall cushy running shoe that provides an above average amount of cushioning to both men and women, with men getting a bit more cushioning from it than women.

The Brooks Ravenna 9 delivers a more moderate amount of cushioning and is less cushy than the Brooks Ghost 10.

According to running shoe lab tests, the amount of forefoot cushioning in the Brooks Ravenna 9 falls just below average for both men and women, and men get much more heel cushioning from it than women do.

The conclusion is that runners should be able to get a cushier ride from the Brooks Ghost 10 than from the Brooks Ravenna 9, while the Brooks Ravenna 9 should feel a bit more responsive than the Brooks Ghost 10.

This is in line with what these two running shoes are supposed to deliver, that is, the Brooks Ghost 10 should deliver a good amount of cushioning and the Brooks Ravenna 9 should deliver a good amount of stability.

Speaking of stability, the Brooks Ravenna 9 comes with a medial post in its midsole to control overpronation, while the Brooks Ghost 10 does not have such a device.

However, the Brooks Ghost 10 does come with stability features in its crash pad that can be found on both the lateral and medial sides under the heel, and it provides a good amount of ground contact.

However, in terms of stability and support, the Brooks Ravenna 9 is rated higher than the Brooks Ghost 10, which can be seen as a neutral running shoe that is quite stable.

The rubber outsoles of the two running shoes display similarities in the small rubber pods they have and the good amount of separation they display.

One difference is that the rubber forms an X under the midfoot of the Brooks Ravenna 9 to deliver faster heel-to-toe transitions, but in terms of smooth heel-to-toe transitions, you should be able to achieve that in either running shoe.

The Brooks Ghost 10 is moderately flexible for women but somewhat stiff for men, according to running shoe lab tests.

The Brooks Ravenna 9 is moderately flexible for both men and women, and more flexible than the Brooks Ghost 10 for both men and women, but more so for men than for women.

The women's version of the Brooks Ravenna 9 weighs approximately 7.8 oz (221 grams), and the Brooks Ghost 10 for women weighs 8.5 oz (241 grams).

The men's versions of the shoes weigh 9.8 oz (278 grams) and 10 oz (284 grams), respectively, with the Brooks Ravenna 9 being the lighter one.

Making a choice between the Brooks Ravenna 9 and the Brooks Ghost 10 is not a difficult one.

If you are a moderate overpronator, the Brooks Ravenna 9 was built with your needs in mind, and if you are a neutral runner looking for a soft ride, the Brooks Ghost 10 can deliver that.

Note: The weight of a running shoe depends on the size of the running shoe, so any weights mentioned in this review may differ from the weight of the running shoe you choose to wear. Running shoes of the same size were compared for this review.

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