Gear Pick of the Week: Brooks Ravenna 3 Men’s Running Shoes

Brooks Ravenna 3 Men's Running Shoes (£90)

Kerry says: When the Marketing Manager for Brooks first took me through the spec for these shoes, he finished his pitch by saying: "These are like going for a run while sitting on the sofa." Frankly, I told him to stop talking such arrant nonsense, but a few months later, I see what he means.

The blend of cushioning, support and responsiveness on these is so reassuring that you can just sit back into the shoe and drift along without putting particular thought into where and how to place your feet.
The pronation support is lightweight but sturdy, and if you're a neutral runner the plush ride means you'll still benefit from these without the mild medial post getting in the way.

Breathability is great, durability superb, and they even have a super soft sockliner for sockless running should you wish. Pitched as a mid-top range shoe for the mass market – this achieves that goal in spades.