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Brooks PureCadence™ Reviews

32 reviews
total

Overall Rating:

84%Rated 5 stars

8%Rated 4 stars

4%Rated 3 stars

4%Rated 2 stars

0%Rated 1 stars

Customer Fit Survey:

75% "Felt true to size"

91% "Felt true to width"

59% "Moderate arch support"

31 are "Favorable"

Most Helpful Favorable Review

Posted 3/27/12
Overall Rated:5 stars!
Comfort Rated:5 stars!
Style Rated:5 stars!

At 52 I have decided to give running a try and I wanted to start off with a good pair of shoes so as not to get discouraged from aching feet right off the bat. I'm about a month into it and so far I can't say enough good about these shoes. They offer good support and traction and are very lightweight. There have been training days so far when I have felt close to stroke, heart attack and catastrophic organ failure, but I have to say my feet always feel great! I would highly recommend these.

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1 are "Critical"

Most Helpful Critical Review

Posted 4/7/12
Overall Rated:2 stars!
Comfort Rated:4 stars!
Style Rated:4 stars!

Cheap China-quality shoe. Black outsole traction plugs do not stay attached to bottom of shoe and will cause tripping. Not worth the price.

Additional 12 PureCadence™ Brooks Reviews

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2 people found this review helpful  

April 18, 2012

Juan D

from Texas

I normally like a lot of cushion, which they provide. The rear of the shoe is rounded, so that takes that jolt away from the initial impact. They are also lighter than most shoes that provide the same support.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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2 people found this review helpful  

April 3, 2012

Luz

from Military APO AE

I have this show in Purple, the green is one size larger, even though I got the same size 9.5 in purple and green, the green ones are too big, I had to send them back.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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2 people found this review helpful  

April 2, 2012

Anonymous

 

Was running on Kinvara's for shorter distance runs. Needed a shoe for longer runs. PureCadence is the perfect shoe for 10+ miles.

Brands I'd also recommend: Saucony

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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Moderate arch support

 

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2 people found this review helpful  

March 15, 2012

Anonymous

from Minneapolis

Comfortable shoe that is good for overall wear. I needed something with a bit more support on the outside to keep from rolling but very comfortable overall. The size runs slightly larger than other Brooks I have worn. Last pair of Brooks I purchased were a 13, these are are a 12.5 and I could probably use 12.

Overall Rated:4 stars!

Comfort Rated:4 stars!

Style Rated:4 stars!

 

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Fit Rating

Felt a half size larger than marked

 

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1 person found this review helpful  

October 29, 2012

Tim O

from Wi

I run a ton. I have done Ironmans and marathons. I have run in Asics for years. I have tried many different styles trying to get the right feel. While I liked Asics, non felt as good as these. Flat out the most comfortable running shoe I have ever owned.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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1 person found this review helpful  

October 22, 2012

N M

from Eagan, Minnesota

I ran 500 miles this summer and used two pair of shoes. The Asics Gel DS and Brooks PureCadence. Both are lightweight and supportive, but the Brooks simply feel better on my feet. They feel nice and speedy during intervals and are super forgiving when you take them on a long run. The low profile and flatter heel to toe drop take about an hour to get used to. After that hour, I wondered why all shoes aren't constructed the same way. I've found the construction to be free of defects and very good. Although not recommended, I've even washed the shoes in a machine washer and they are still feel great.

Brands I'd also recommend: Asics

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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Fit Rating

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1 person found this review helpful  

May 19, 2012

Anonymous

from Ny, ny

I am very pleased after one week. I got these to replace Asics GT-2160, and I am very satisfied so far.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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1 person found this review helpful  

April 19, 2012

Rob C

from United States

Best running shoes I've ever had. Light with a minimal feel and just the right amount of support for longer runs.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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1 person found this review helpful  

November 5, 2012

Anonymous

from Blue Eye MO

This is my second pair of PureCadence. The latest pair seemed cheaply made. the plastic that supports the laces cut into my foot.

Overall Rated:3 stars!

Comfort Rated:3 stars!

Style Rated:3 stars!

 

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1 person found this review helpful  

April 7, 2012

Ted L

from Los Angeles, CA

Cheap China-quality shoe. Black outsole traction plugs do not stay attached to bottom of shoe and will cause tripping. Not worth the price.

Brands I'd also recommend: K-Swiss

Overall Rated:2 stars!

Comfort Rated:2 stars!

Style Rated:2 stars!

 

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Moderate arch support

 

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May 11, 2013

Tyrone

from United States

I love these shoes! What is not mentioned about them is that they are a combination between minimalist shoes and stability shoes. So, you get the light weight and the support if you are a mild-over pronator. I use them for race days/ speed day runs and if it was not for the low millage, I would run in them everyday. I also prefer them to the Pure Cadence 2, the different being in the lacing which I just do not prefer.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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Fit Rating

Felt true to size

 

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April 16, 2013

Yvonne

from Hickory NC

Probably one of the most comfortable shoes I've ever worn! Because I work 2 jobs, I am on my feet for about 17 hours a day and these shoes didn't bother me at all in any way shape or form!

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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Excellent arch support

 

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April 3, 2013

Anonymous

from South Carolina

Quite simply the best shoe I've owned. Delivers on its promises of providing great support in a lightweight minimalist shoe.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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Moderate arch support

 

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February 11, 2013

Tuula

from Florida

Very lightweight and responsive shoe. Has a 'glove-like' fit. This shoe 'breathes' which is great in hot climate. I liked the men's color choices better, so ended up getting men's size 8, when I usually wear women's size 81/2. No problem with the fit.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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Fit Rating

Felt true to size

 

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Moderate arch support

 

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January 18, 2013

Anonymous

 

After running my first marathon last year and experiencing a great deal of residual pain in my lower body, I thought that I would begin transitioning to a midfoot strike instead of my heel strike. I bought these and could not be happier. They are extremely lightweight but offer, I feel, excellent support and enough cushioning if you use proper technique. This was the first pair of Brooks shoes I ever bought and I have to say they might have a lifelong customer here.

Brands I'd also recommend: Saucony

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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Felt true to size

 

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Moderate arch support

 

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January 17, 2013

Robert F

 

Feels like I'm running on pillows. Wish it had a tongue loop to keep the tongue in place, but really not an issue.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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Fit Rating

Felt true to size

 

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Moderate arch support

 

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January 11, 2013

Anonymous

 

Great shoe. Very lightweight. The only odd thing is the lace lock, it can bunch up and create a pressure spot. Not noticeable unless the shoe is tied very tight.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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Moderate arch support

 

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January 5, 2013

James G

from Fort Lauderdale, FL

The most comfortable and breathable pair of running shoes I've ever owned, and like always they arrived on time via Zappos! I tried on the size 9 in the store and it was a little tight (they didn't have the 9.5) so I ordered the 9.5 from Zappos and initially it felt a little big, but now I am happy with my decision to keep it!

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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Felt true to size

 

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Excellent arch support

 

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Great Support

Felt true to width

 

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December 19, 2012

Elijah H

from Clarksville, TN

Works great for me, both with socks and without. My first shoe to transition from heel striking to a more natural (shorter) mid-stride strike - these shoes help immensely. I'm using my calf muscles more and experiencing less hip & knee joint pain than ever before. The lightweight upper feels great, the laces are comfortable, and the shoe is overall light on my feet. My only question will be durability - the sole is built of a different type of rubber/polymer composite than I am used to - but time will tell.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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Excellent arch support

 

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December 12, 2012

Mike

from Washington, DC

I have only been running in them for a weeks, but initial reaction is that they they are a nice, lightweight trainer with Sufficient cushioning and support. I'm a heel striker and I like how they have helped lessen the impact/correct this aspect of my form.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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Fit Rating

Felt true to size

 

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Moderate arch support

 

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December 6, 2012

Anonymous

from North Dakota

I had just started training for a marathon and had no clue what shoes to buy so I went with style and got so lucky with the cadence! I love them, I just ordered my husband a pair. I also run in the adrenaline now and love those too!

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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Felt true to size

 

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Moderate arch support

 

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November 30, 2012

Anonymous

 

I absolutely love these shoes. They're so comfortable. I actually have flat feet and don't really use these shoes for running. I actually prefer them for walking about and not for running. Would recommend them for persons with flat feet, but to perhaps use them as walking shoes.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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Felt true to size

 

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Moderate arch support

 

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August 5, 2012

Anonymous

from Roanoke, VA

Great running shoes. Comfortable yet provide good support for a mild pronator.

Brands I'd also recommend: Only Brooks for me!

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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Fit Rating

Felt true to size

 

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Moderate arch support

 

Poor Support

Great Support

Felt true to width

 

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July 18, 2012

Angel R

from Caguas, Puerto Rico

I'm training for a marathon, already ran over 40 miles with them and is totally what I expected to be, lightweight, comfortable, good support and traction. So pleased with them I'm thinking about buying another pair.

Brands I'd also recommend: Newton, Saucony

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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Fit Rating

Felt a half size larger than marked

 

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Excellent arch support

 

Poor Support

Great Support

Felt true to width

 

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January 23, 2013

Sarah

from Texas

I ordered these for my boyfriend after he saw my pair of women's Brooks PureCadence and immediately wanted a pair of his own. Similar to my experiences, he states these are extremely comfortable for running and walking. However, he isn't a distance runner and typically only runs a mile or two on the treadmill and then does weights. He says the shoes become uncomfortable after standing for awhile when doing free weights.

Overall Rated:4 stars!

Comfort Rated:4 stars!

Style Rated:4 stars!

 

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Felt true to size

 

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