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Brooks PureCadence™ Reviews

168 reviews
total

Overall Rating:

96%Rated 5 stars

0%Rated 4 stars

0%Rated 3 stars

4%Rated 2 stars

0%Rated 1 stars

Customer Fit Survey:

63% "Felt true to size"

80% "Felt true to width"

55% "Moderate arch support"

163 are "Favorable"

Most Helpful Favorable Review

Posted 6/9/12
Overall Rated:5 stars!
Comfort Rated:5 stars!
Style Rated:5 stars!

I LOVE these shoes! I am the type of person who buys running shoes far too frequently and before I really need to. However, I have never found "the perfect" shoe for me (side note: in the last year i've owned Vibrams, Asics, Nike, Reebok, Saucony and none of them were even close to the comfort and prettiness of Brooks). I have had 3 knee surgeries (im 25), I have moderately flat feet, and I over pronate. shoes are amazing to say the least. I will never buy another brand of athletic shoes. The inside fabric is a soft neoprene and I could wear them barefoot and not get a blister or feel uncomfortable. They offer pretty good arch support, and they definetely help me not to pronate. Usually shoes that help with these "ailments" are heavy, look like platform spice girl shoes, and are not cute. Brooks is a game changer. The colors are fun and I wear them even if I am not working out. I have the blue and green ones and they are beautiful! I wear a 9.5 in almost all shoes, with an occasional size 9 in flip flops. The 9.5 fit but I could tell that my toes would be jammed once I got going in a workout. I exchanged for a 10 and they fit perfectly!!! As a side note, I am NEvER a size 10 and I always get a 9.5 in shoes even when reviewers say "size up" or "size down." Listen to the reviews people and go up a half size. Even if your normal size is snug but livable, trust me, you will be happier going up half a size. These aren't like other shoes where going up half a size means they are Way too big; brooks does a gradual size increase so your shoes fit like a glove! Sorry for the novel, but I wish I had read a review with specifics when I was shoe shopping!

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5 are "Critical"

Most Helpful Critical Review

Posted 3/15/12
Overall Rated:2 stars!
Comfort Rated:2 stars!
Style Rated:1 stars!

These shoes are awful. they run at least a size too small. Maybe I'm just not meant for minimalist footwear. Returning these and going back to my regular Brooks.

Additional 148 PureCadence™ Brooks Reviews

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4 people found this review helpful  

March 12, 2012

Anonymous

from Northeast Georgia

I was very unsure about ordering these shoes. I have been wearing Brooks Adrenaline for the last 6 months, and I loved those. I have to say that after wearing these Pure Cadence for a couple of weeks, the Adrenalines feel awful now! The Pure Cadence feel so good - like they are shaped just right for my foot. They are light and room in the toebox. I really didn't have much of an adjustment period, either. Like any running shoe, get it larger than your normal size.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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4 people found this review helpful  

March 4, 2012

Anonymous

from Iowa Falls, IA

I have worn the Brooks Adrenaline for years, and while staying injury-free I often suffered sore feet after long runs. Being a mid-foot striker, 5'8", and 160 pounds, these shoes have held up well on 5-7 mile runs so far. They are very light and comfortable. They seems like a good option for those wanting to transition to more minimalist types of shoes due to the 4mm toe/heel drop, but these are not minimalist shoe and very supportive.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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3 people found this review helpful  

March 21, 2012

Marisa S

from Houston, Tx

I love this shoe! I have major ankle stability issues, but I hate heavier/bulkier running shoes. These were just the perfect intermediate shoe. I don't feel like my hips or ankles are killing me after running about 3 miles (not stopping) in these. What I also like, but takes some getting used to, is that these shoes keep you on your toes. I think they help me move forward faster. The way the front for the shoe is designed causes you to have to take faster steps it seems. When your foot hits the ground, the shoe promotes you to roll to the toe area...which causes you to want to put the other foot forward faster. Not sure if that makes sense, but that is how I interpret this shoe. I got a color that's not offered anymore (blue, black). The material seems a bit cheap unfortunately. I run on the trail and it tears up the bottoms of the shoe pretty easily, but they are still completely fine and have gotten a lot of wear. I ordered them in the same size that I get other shoes and they were fine- I don't tend to wear heavy socks. Ample toe room, but not a balloon foot. Good for correcting pronation issues.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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3 people found this review helpful  

March 10, 2012

Alma

from Houston, Tx

I work 12 hours and with these shoes my feet did not hurt as it does with other shoes. Love that these shoes are very comfortable, also love the color.

Brands I'd also recommend: Reebox

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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2 people found this review helpful  

July 7, 2012

Anonymous

 

I usually wear Nikes but my cousin recommended these shoes to me. I am so happy I bought them; they are amazing. They have excellent support (I have high arches and a wide foot). I have gone jogging, walking, and running errands in these shoes. They have a great bounce and help you step correctly (using proper weight balance). I wear size 6, they were true to size but I have to wear thin socks or else the shoes feel a bit tight. There is a wide elastic band that wraps around the arch area that takes getting used to but feels great.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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2 people found this review helpful  

June 21, 2012

Jamie

from Minnesota

I got these shoes and run an average of 15 to 25 miles a week, kind of just a casual runner. The first time I ran in them was a light three mile run and I could tell how different they feel compared to traditional running shoes. I had been running in Under Armour Reliance shoes and these feel a lot different, in a good way. It took a bit to get used to them, I had some soreness after the first run but the support is great, they keep me on my toes, and they feel like the perfect mid ground between a traditional running shoe and a barefoot shoe. I would definitely recommend this to anyone wanting to transition to barefoot or anyone using a traditional shoe, I am a neutral runner and love them! I always read reviews before buying shoes and reading other reviews I noticed some people were concerned about the wear after a hundred to two hundred miles so I will update as I use them!

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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2 people found this review helpful  

April 8, 2012

Sue B

 

These are like running on clouds. These did not need breaking-in, and they do not hurt my feet or cause my toes to go numb like other shoes I have tried. They are amazing, and I am a Brooks customer for life. Zappos delivered quickly, and the product was packaged well. Thank you, Zappos!

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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2 people found this review helpful  

March 30, 2012

Anonymous

from NY

Love these shoes! Comfortable and lightweight. Haven't been this satisfied with shoes in a long time.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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2 people found this review helpful  

March 23, 2012

Corinne T

from Warrenton, VA

I love these shoes! They are comfortable right out of the box. No breaking in period. You can wear with socks or without. They are light yet supportive. They look great, too. I have large feet and don't look like clown shoes! Actually make my feet look smaller. This is my first pair of Brooks and I will continue to buy this brand from now on. Thank you!

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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2 people found this review helpful  

March 21, 2012

Anonymous

from Eagle Creek, Oregon

I love these shoes! I run a mixture of trails and road, they are great for both! those looking for arch support, these are your shoes!

Brands I'd also recommend: sacouny, under armour, salomon, the north face, patagonia

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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2 people found this review helpful  

March 16, 2012

Anonymous

from Jefferson City, MO

These running shoes are deluxe! Great colors and perfect start to trying a minimalist shoe.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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2 people found this review helpful  

March 8, 2012

Amanda G

from Centerville, Ohio

I am in love with these shoes! It has been a hassle to find the perfect shoe for me over the years. Just as some of the other reviews have stated, it did take awhile to adjust to the shoe. But after two or three runs I was in heaven. I was able to do longer runs and not be in pain. I am currently training for a half-marathon and can't wait to run it in these shoes! I have been recommending these shoes to everyone I know. They are so light weight and comfortable. I may have to buy a pair to wear for everyday use, as I love them so much!

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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2 people found this review helpful  

March 2, 2012

Anonymous

from Jackson, Michigan

I just received Pure Cadence for my birthday. I have flat feet and I wear plastic inserts in all of my running shoes. I do not need them for these very comfortable lightweight shoes. I absolutely love these shoes. I have the purple and black ones, they look great with your favorite pair of jeans. These are great everyday shoes! I have had several Brooks shoes over the years, I have ran 5Ks, 10Ks, and half Marathons in Brooks shoes and they have all held up very well!

Brands I'd also recommend: none, I love Brooks for running!

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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2 people found this review helpful  

February 27, 2012

Mary z

from Wisconsin

These are shoes I tried on in Scottsdale, AZ when I visited in January. They were pricey but nice. And here they were on my favorite website Zappos! Love them and got a great price. Zappos is the way to go.

Brands I'd also recommend: birkenstock, dansko

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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2 people found this review helpful  

February 20, 2012

Anonymous

 

I wear these shoes for work, I'm a nurse and am at a run for my whole shift on concrete floors. These are light and supportive and push me through my night!

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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2 people found this review helpful  

January 30, 2012

Michelle

from Texas

I absolutely love these running shoes.. They are my favorite! I'm a runner and will only run in these. Can't wait for more color combination. I love the glove like fit these shoes have.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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2 people found this review helpful  

January 24, 2012

Theresa A

from Las Vegas, Nevada

Love these shoes! Light weight, super confortable without socks, will be getting these again.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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2 people found this review helpful  

March 15, 2012

Rebecca A

from Mississippi

These shoes are awful. they run at least a size too small. Maybe I'm just not meant for minimalist footwear. Returning these and going back to my regular Brooks.

Overall Rated:2 stars!

Comfort Rated:2 stars!

Style Rated:2 stars!

 

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1 person found this review helpful  

October 11, 2012

Anonymous

from Kentucky

I am not a runner, though I try and throw myself down the street pretty much daily. I was very nervouse about a 'minimalist' shoe but couldn't be more pleased. I have always used a shoe with extra arch support, sometimes even buying replacement inserts. The first two weeks I used these I felt I was running on the sides of my feet but it was just my feet learning to run differently. I love the elastic across the top. In the beginning I thought it was too tight, now I love the way it grasps and wraps my foot. My shin splints have lessened and I am very pleased with these shoes. My only complaint is I must have a wider or taller foot b/c the tongue barely covers the top of my foot and you see my socks, but I'm over it.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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1 person found this review helpful  

July 6, 2012

Kate B

from Eau Claire, WI

Like many other people have said, I love these shoes. I'm just getting back into running again and these were the perfect mix of support and cushion for me. I love how much lighter these feel than the pair of Brooks they replaced. The first time I took them out for a test run, I knew these were my shoe and picked up a second pair of them. I generally run on the road or bike trails, and so far they've held up great. I purchased them in the same size I've purchased other Brooks and wear them with padded socks without any fit issues.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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1 person found this review helpful  

July 5, 2012

A. M

from Tulsa, ok

These are great running shoes! They are very comfortable with medium arch support. They are supposed to be minimalist running shoes but have great cushioning. I have worn them for short runs (5K) and for sprinting at boot camp, and could swear that I am running faster. They are very lightweight shoes. I highly recommend them. I normally wear a 9 in running shoes and these fit perfectly.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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1 person found this review helpful  

July 5, 2012

Lisa

from New York, NY

These are the best sneakers that I have ever owned. I have them in the turquoise, but I needed a second pair for our second home. They give me great support and are were also very springy! I love them! I wear an 8 in shoes, but a 9 in sneakers in Brooks and that is what I got here as well.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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1 person found this review helpful  

July 2, 2012

Anonymous

from Chicago, IL

I am very impressed with Pure Cadence from Brooks! I was looking for a light weight running shoe in a fun color and am so glad I decided to order these shoes. They are very comfortable and required very little break in time. I also usually have to order my running shoes in wide and did not have an issue fitting into these shoes. I would definitely recommend them!

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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1 person found this review helpful  

June 23, 2012

Rene H

from Gastonia, NC

These shoes are so so cute! Love the color. They are very light and took some getting used to after wearing Brooks Adrenaline for the last 5-6 years. I only wear Brooks running shoes. Very comfortable. Shoestrings stay tied and tight with new design. Amazing shoe!

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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Felt a half size smaller than marked

 

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1 person found this review helpful  

June 22, 2012

Anonymous

from Silver Spring, MD

These sneakers aren't just cute, they're comfy! I purchased this pair because I was looking for supportive running shoes for my plantar fasciitis that were also fun and colorful. I always buy running shoes a half size larger than my regular size and these were perfect and comfortable right out of the box. The arch support band is awesome! I cannot say enough great things about Brooks! I'm just so glad they've started to include such flashy colors.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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