Womens Brooks PureConnect Running Shoe

Women's Brooks PureConnect

Item #BRK1049
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Women's BROOKS® PURECONNECT :: Throw your preconceptions out the window. Get sports-car like, road-hugging performance from this ultra minimal, high-performance runner. Part of the Brooks® pure project, the women's PureConnect™ is the lightest shoe in the line and feels as good as it looks. Super light and flexible with no extra bulk. Feel secure with a wrapping arch band and you'll love the cool breeze that flows through the airy mesh upper. The unique split toe box allows the big toe to function independently to improve balance. If you like to feel the road when you run, without suffering the bumps, this is the shoe for you. 6.5 ounces

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PERFORMANCE NEUTRAL [?]
If you're a runner with high arches and you love to race or train fast, Performance Neutral shoes are right for you. Enjoy a lightweight, low-to-the-ground design that's perfect for picking up speed. When choosing running shoes, find your perfect fit using this chart. Category types are based on factors like arch height, running habits and body frame.

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Features & Benefits:

  • Inverted Heel encourages contact points to shift forward: Aligns the joints and creates optimal energy return.
  • Split toe forefoot feature designed to isolate first ray (big toe): Independently empowers the big toe to engage the runner's natural stability, creating a more efficient and aligned toe off.
  • Blended version of BioMogo & DNA smart cushioning: Adaptively tunes the cushioning and responsiveness to the specific needs of each and every runner.
  • Elastic band ( Nav Band) wraps over the instep: Creates a comfortable, assured arch fit. Enhancing fit and feel. Offering additional support assurance when needed.
  • Anatomical last mimics shape of foot: Contours the foot. Minimizes the use of material to provide true support and a glove-like feel.
  • Most minimal shoe of the PureProject line
Product BRK1049 Review

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  • Country of Origin: China

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Womens Brooks PureConnect Running Shoe
 
4.6

(based on 32 reviews)

97%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Lightweight (32)
  • Breathable (29)
  • Comfortable (28)
  • Fast (24)
  • Arch support (20)

Cons

  • Narrow / tight (3)

Best Uses

  • Road running (21)
  • Distance / endurance (3)
  • Gym (3)
    • Sizing:
    • Feels full size too small

       

      Feels half size too small

       

      Feels true to size

       

      78% 

      (25 reviews)

      Feels half size too big

       

      Feels full size too big

       
    • Width:
    • Feels too narrow

       

      Feels true to width

       

      86% 

      (25 reviews)

      Feels too wide

       
    • Arch Type:
    • Average arch (20), High arch (9)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Enthusiast (24), Casual/ recreational (3), Competitive athlete (3)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (26), Yes (5)

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(6 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Great minimal marathon shoe

By Penny

from Lake Elsinore, Ca

About Me Avid Athlete

Pros

  • Breathable
  • Comfortable
  • Cushions Impact
  • Fast
  • Lightweight

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Endurance Training

    Comments about Womens Brooks PureConnect Running Shoe:

    I was looking for a minimal shoe that would hold up for a marathon. So many minimal shoes are great for the short distance but the pounding over 26.2 miles is just too much. I wore this shoe for the 2012 Boston Marathon. The cushion in the ball of the foot was perfect and felt great throughout the race. My only problem, and this happens in all shoes I marathon in was blistering on the lateral part of my pinky toe in the late miles. It is very important that you are proficient at pose style running (ball of foot) if you are a heel striker or your form breaks down over long miles then only wear this shoe for short sprint workouts until you can sustain good technique even when tired.

    • Sizing:
    • Feels half size too small
    • Width:
    • Feels true to width
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No

    (4 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Brooks Pure Connect

    By kfil

    from Charlotte, North Carolina

    About Me Professional Athlete

    Pros

    • Breathable
    • Comfortable
    • Cushions Impact
    • Fast
    • Great with Jeans
    • Lightweight

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Endurance Training

      Comments about Womens Brooks PureConnect Running Shoe:

      I love how light they are, the thin tongue, and how I felt one with the road! I could really focus on my cadence/foot strike because of the strong connection to the ground!

      • Sizing:
      • Feels true to size
      • Width:
      • Feels true to width
      • Arch Type:
      • Average Arch
      • Was this a gift?:
      • Yes

      (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

       
      4.0

      Great Shoe for speed/minimal

      By Chandi

      from Raleigh, NC

      About Me Avid Athlete

      Verified Reviewer

      Pros

      • Breathable
      • Fast
      • Good Arch Support
      • Good Traction
      • Lightweight

      Cons

      • Poor Stability
      • Wears Out Quickly

      Best Uses

      • Pavement

      Comments about Womens Brooks PureConnect Running Shoe:

      This is a great shoe. I've seen others complain that the arches are too high and are uncomfortable. Personally- I have super high arches, and have been afraid to transition into minimal shoes because I wouldn't have that extra support. So this shoe is the best of both worlds for me.
      I use it for shorter races (<10K) and for speedwork. The shoe is VERY responsive. I wouldn't recommend it for someone with weak ankles, as there's little structure, but I'd say that for any minimalist shoe. The farthest I've ran in this shoe is about 6 miles at a time.
      I got the lighter colored blue/white, and I noticed the bottoms were black after just a few runs. It's been 4 months, and I've been happy with how they've held up.

      • Sizing:
      • Feels true to size
      • Width:
      • Feels true to width
      • Arch Type:
      • High Arch
      • Was this a gift?:
      • No

      (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

       
      4.0

      Great light trainer/racer

      By Flip

      from NC

      About Me Avid Athlete

      Pros

      • Breathable
      • Comfortable
      • Fast
      • Lightweight

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Road Running

        Comments about Womens Brooks PureConnect Running Shoe:

        I love the PureConnect. These shoes fit my foot nearly perfectly and are very light and fast. I really like the rounded heel--it doesn't get in the way of my normal foot strike the way flared heels do. The biggest problem I have is that the shoe rubs at the achilles, and within 2-3 miles I had a bleeding heel. I ended up trimming off the tab at the back, and that solved the problem. I've not noticed anyone else complaining about this, tho, so it may just be my foot shape.

        • Sizing:
        • Feels true to size
        • Width:
        • Feels true to width
        • Arch Type:
        • Average Arch
        • Was this a gift?:
        • No

        (2 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        My Connection w/PureConnect

        By Diesel Runner

        from NY, NY

        About Me Avid Athlete

        Pros

        • Comfortable
        • Cushions Impact
        • Fast
        • Good Arch Support
        • Great for Track
        • Lightweight
        • Short Runs

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • With Orthotics/Inserts

          Comments about Womens Brooks PureConnect Running Shoe:

          Doing repeats and track workouts in running shoes (trainers) can have you feeling heavy because of the weight of the shoes. Running in my PureConnect, I feel light and fast, not to mention the attention I get becaue of the cool color. I plan to use them for track workouts and indoor track competitions.

          • Sizing:
          • Feels true to size
          • Arch Type:
          • Average Arch
          • Was this a gift?:
          • No

          (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          PureConnect is Pure Heaven!

          By Gina C

          from Ferndale, WA

          About Me Avid Athlete

          Pros

          • Breathable
          • Comfortable
          • Cushions Impact
          • Fast
          • Flexible
          • Lightweight
          • Wrap-around support

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Road Running

            Comments about Womens Brooks PureConnect Running Shoe:

            Let me start by saying I'm a Brooks loyalist. I have been wearing nothing but Brooks for the last five years. The PureConnect shoes are absolute heaven on my feet! At first, I put them on and I felt like I had slippers on (yes, they are that comfortable!). I wore them for my first Ironman on 08/28/2011 and didn't have one blister. They were amazing in every way: lightweight, breathable, flexible, and FAST! In fact, I negative split my marathon in the Ironman in 95 degree heat! Just yesterday, I wore them for a 5K road race and took 1st female! I'd give them 10 stars if I could!!

            • Sizing:
            • Feels true to size
            • Width:
            • Feels true to width
            • Arch Type:
            • Average Arch
            • Was this a gift?:
            • No

            (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            Fantastic shoes.

            By RunBigGirlRun!

            from Corvallis, OR

            About Me Casual/ Recreational

            Verified Reviewer

            Pros

            • Breathable
            • Comfortable
            • Good Arch Support
            • Lightweight

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Road Running

              Comments about Womens Brooks PureConnect Running Shoe:

              I'm an "Athena," the nice term for a big girl who runs. I've run in stability shoes, neutral shoes, and now these. I don't think I'll change back to anything else. I've had knee issues, but not when I ran in these. I train up for half marathons, then rest, then rev up for the next half. I LOVE these shoes. My only complaint is the blister on my left heel. Not sure if it was my socks or the shoe, but moleskin is cheaper than IT band pain! These throw me forward so I feel faster while also more intouch with the road and my feet.

              • Sizing:
              • Feels true to size
              • Width:
              • Feels true to width
              • Arch Type:
              • High Arch
              • Was this a gift?:
              • No

              (1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

               
              4.0

              PureConnect = Pure Heaven

              By {will run for margaritas}

              from Arlington, VA

              About Me Avid Athlete

              Verified Reviewer

              Pros

              • Breathable
              • Comfortable
              • Fast
              • Lightweight

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Road Running

                Comments about Womens Brooks PureConnect Running Shoe:

                The Pure Connect is the part of Brooks Running newest project - the Pure Project. The shoe is very lightweight but comfortable. While it may take some time to build up to running longer distances in the Pure Connect (similar to barefoot running), once you are there, you will love it. If you are looking for a lightweight racer, this is the shoe for you!

                • Sizing:
                • Feels true to size
                • Width:
                • Feels true to width
                • Arch Type:
                • Low Arch
                • Was this a gift?:
                • No

                (1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                5.0

                These shoes are great!

                By Super Speedy

                from Arlington VA

                About Me Avid Athlete

                Pros

                • Breathable
                • Comfortable
                • Fast
                • Great with Jeans
                • Lightweight

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Road Running

                  Comments about Womens Brooks PureConnect Running Shoe:

                  These shoes not only look good but feel great! They literally feel like you're wearing slippers. I like them for short runs/strides since they are so lightweight but also for activities like crossfit where minimalist shoes are ideal! These are an awesome additon to the Brooks family!

                  • Sizing:
                  • Feels true to size
                  • Width:
                  • Feels true to width
                  • Arch Type:
                  • Average Arch
                  • Was this a gift?:
                  • Yes

                  (1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  5.0

                  AWESOME SHOE!

                  By Beth

                  from Lilburn, GA

                  About Me Avid Athlete

                  Pros

                  • Breathable
                  • Comfortable
                  • Cushions Impact
                  • Fast
                  • Good Arch Support
                  • Lightweight

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Road Running

                    Comments about Womens Brooks PureConnect Running Shoe:

                    I love this shoe! I'm not a "barefoot shoe" believer, but I received this shoe as a gift, and I thought, hey, free shoe. It was amazing! It gives support and is lightweight. I usually wear some sort of guidance or support shoe. My first run out in them was a 20 miler, and they held up amazingly well! I recommend this shoe in a major way. (PS I teach high school too, and my students love them!)

                    • Sizing:
                    • Feels true to size
                    • Width:
                    • Feels true to width
                    • Arch Type:
                    • High Arch
                    • Was this a gift?:
                    • Yes
                     
                    5.0

                    AMAZING!

                    By Blondie1966

                    from Kaneohe, HI

                    About Me Avid Athlete

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Comfortable
                    • Lightweight

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Road Running

                      Comments about Womens Brooks PureConnect Running Shoe:

                      These shoes are amazing. I have had trouble with my Achilles for the last 3 years. Always tight in the morning, always afraid that twinge I would feel when I was running, was gonna be a rupture one day. First time I ran in these shoes, I could feel a stretch up the back of my ankles...but a stretch that felt good. For the first time in years, I woke up the next morning pain free. No need to take a few slow steps till things stretched out....PAIN FREE!
                      P.S. I have very narrow feet, so they fit me great! They may seem narrow for others, however.

                      • Sizing:
                      • Feels true to size
                      • Width:
                      • Feels too narrow
                      • Arch Type:
                      • Average Arch
                      • Was this a gift?:
                      • No
                       
                      5.0

                      Great Shoes!

                      By val

                      from Havelock, NC & Oceanside, CA

                      About Me Avid Athlete

                      Verified Reviewer

                      Pros

                      • Breathable
                      • Comfortable
                      • Good Arch Support
                      • Good Traction
                      • Lightweight

                      Cons

                      • Wears Out Quickly

                      Best Uses

                      • Trail Running

                      Comments about Womens Brooks PureConnect Running Shoe:

                      I'm a Marine and run 3 to 5 times a week. I needed a shoe that would endure our long distance running and all the terrain we run through. I was a little sketchy about them but then when I actually broke them in they were awesome to run in. if you look at all my shoes the wear in them is on outer part of my foot and these shoes were made for people that have feet like me. They def are great for all terrain even though sometime a rock get wedge in the cracks of the shoe but every shoe has that problem. I'm looking to get the new ones cause i've worn out my pureconnect which I'd have to say is the only faulty on these shoes. But like any other shoe they wear from use.

                      • Sizing:
                      • Feels true to size
                      • Width:
                      • Feels true to width
                      • Arch Type:
                      • Average Arch
                      • Was this a gift?:
                      • No
                       
                      4.0

                      Perfect for short runs & cross-training

                      By Krissy

                      from Baltimore, MD

                      About Me Avid Athlete

                      Verified Reviewer

                      Pros

                      • Breathable
                      • Comfortable
                      • Fast
                      • Good Arch Support
                      • Great arch support
                      • Great with Jeans
                      • Lightweight
                      • Pronation Control

                      Cons

                      • Back Hurts On Long Runs
                      • Wind blows right through

                      Best Uses

                      • Gym

                      Comments about Womens Brooks PureConnect Running Shoe:

                      I have worn these shoes out because I wear them for everything - running, walking, cross training, every day shoes. They fit my arches perfectly. On runs of over 4 miles, I've noticed they make my back hurt. I can walk all day in them, but long runs feel like my heel is pounding directly into my lower back.

                      • Sizing:
                      • Feels half size too small
                      • Width:
                      • Feels true to width
                      • Arch Type:
                      • High Arch
                      • Was this a gift?:
                      • No
                       
                      5.0

                      Love them!

                      By Sasha Fierce

                      from Miami, FL

                      About Me Avid Athlete

                      Pros

                      • Breathable
                      • Comfortable
                      • Cushions Impact
                      • Fast
                      • Good Arch Support
                      • Good Traction
                      • Lightweight
                      • Pronation Control

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • Road Running

                        Comments about Womens Brooks PureConnect Running Shoe:

                        Loved them so much, I am buying a second pair!!!
                        I purchased these shoes with the idea that I needed something that looked cute and was comfortable for my short runs and gym workouts. My shoes for long runs and marathons have always been Brooks Adrenalines.
                        Took these out for a quick run and I felt comfortable. Next run was a few more miles and I loved them so much I decided to trade the sneakers I'd been training in for these. After only two runs, I wore them in a half marathon in which it rained and puddles were everywhere. These shoes didn't retain water, were not heavy after running in puddles and felt great.

                        • Sizing:
                        • Feels true to size
                        • Width:
                        • Feels true to width
                        • Arch Type:
                        • Average Arch
                        • Was this a gift?:
                        • No
                         
                        5.0

                        Excellent shoe!!

                        By Stephanie

                        from Knoxville, TN

                        About Me Casual/ Recreational

                        Pros

                        • Breathable
                        • Comfortable
                        • Cushions Impact
                        • Durable
                        • Good Arch Support
                        • Lightweight
                        • Pronation Control

                        Cons

                        • Narrow / Tight

                        Best Uses

                        • Pavement

                        Comments about Womens Brooks PureConnect Running Shoe:

                        I absolutely love this shoe. I have high arches and used to get shin splints, but not with this shoe! It is so light and comfortable to wear, and I have gotten lots of compliments on the look. My feet are a bit wide, and I can feel that in the shoe (if I wear them for an extended amount of time, they start to hurt the side of my foot), but someone whose feel are a more average width will have no problems with them.

                        • Sizing:
                        • Feels half size too small
                        • Was this a gift?:
                        • No
                         
                        5.0

                        LOVE this shoe!

                        By Heather

                        from Toledo, OH

                        About Me Avid Athlete

                        Pros

                        • Breathable
                        • Comfortable
                        • Cushions Impact
                        • Lightweight

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                          • Road Running

                          Comments about Womens Brooks PureConnect Running Shoe:

                          I find that I need slightly more stability - which this doesn't offer. I will hopefully try the Pure Cadence style next. Other than that, these shoes are great, I run in them regularly and love to wear them just when I need a comfortable shoe for continuous walking.

                          • Sizing:
                          • Feels true to size
                          • Width:
                          • Feels true to width
                          • Arch Type:
                          • Average Arch
                          • Was this a gift?:
                          • No
                           
                          5.0

                          Love these shoes

                          By Run for Fun

                          from Houston, TX

                          About Me Gym Rat

                          Pros

                          • Breathable
                          • Comfortable
                          • Cushions Impact
                          • Fast
                          • Good Arch Support
                          • Lightweight
                          • Pronation Control

                          Cons

                            Best Uses

                            • Gym

                            Comments about Womens Brooks PureConnect Running Shoe:

                            I was a little nervous purchasing these shoes because several people commented on them running small (I wear a size 12 so I can't order up), but I have a narrow foot and I liked the colors so I thought I would give them a try. These shoes are perfect! I love this shoe so hopefully it will stay around a while!

                            • Sizing:
                            • Feels true to size
                            • Width:
                            • Feels true to width
                            • Arch Type:
                            • High Arch
                            • Was this a gift?:
                            • No
                             
                            5.0

                            awesome sauce

                            By mash potato

                            from asheville, nc

                            About Me Avid Athlete

                            Pros

                            • Comfortable
                            • Good Arch Support
                            • Lightweight

                            Cons

                              Best Uses

                              • Road Running

                              Comments about Womens Brooks PureConnect Running Shoe:

                              I have relatively narrow feet, so the fit is more snug and secure than squeezing for me. I was unsure about the wide toebox at first but now I totally get it! These shoes will help me work on my form as I start training for my first marathon.

                              • Sizing:
                              • Feels true to size
                              • Width:
                              • Feels true to width
                              • Arch Type:
                              • Average Arch
                              • Was this a gift?:
                              • No
                               
                              2.0

                              Odd sole contour...

                              By kayak kim

                              from beaufort sc

                              About Me Avid Athlete

                              Pros

                              • Breathable
                              • Great color
                              • Laces stayed tied
                              • Lightweight

                              Cons

                              • Narrow / Tight
                              • Odd sole contour
                              • Uncomfortable

                              Best Uses

                              • Road Running

                              Comments about Womens Brooks PureConnect Running Shoe:

                              So, it must be me - read all of the glowing reviews, but was immediately concerned about how tight this shoe fit (even with the reccommended 1/2 size up order), and as soon as I stood up - woah! There is a large "cushion" that hits just behind the arch at the outside of the foot that is quite noticeable. It felt awkward to walk on, but went for a short 1 miler anyway amd came back with a pain on the outside of my L knee. Waited 2 days, went out for 2 miles, same weird cushion, same pain. Bummer. FYI, I have previously run in Vibrams and Newtons, both of which feel truly nuetral. Road Runner customer service talked me into a pair of Nikes, but feel I might be back to Newtons in a couple of weeks ($ - ouch!)

                              • Sizing:
                              • Feels half size too small
                              • Width:
                              • Feels too narrow
                              • Arch Type:
                              • High Arch
                              • Was this a gift?:
                              • No
                               
                              5.0

                              Great minimalist shoe!

                              By Shannon

                              from Baltimore, MD

                              About Me Avid Athlete

                              Pros

                              • Breathable
                              • Comfortable
                              • Cushions Impact
                              • Durable
                              • Fast
                              • Good Arch Support
                              • Lightweight

                              Cons

                              • Poor Stability

                              Best Uses

                              • Road Running

                              Comments about Womens Brooks PureConnect Running Shoe:

                              I've had this shoe for about 8 months now. I am a small-framed (5'3, 120 lbs) woman; with high arches. I initially used this shoe in rotation for speedwork. The past month or so I've used them more as preventive/protective against blisters and injuries. They just feel great. I'm close to 130 miles in them, and they are just starting to wear some. A close friend of mine has a much larger build (6'4, 250 lbs) and his started to wear at about 50 miles. I think that is generally the case with minimalist and doesn't say anything bad about brooks. All in all, I will probably get a new color in a few months and LOVE these shoes :)
                              Oh, cons- they're not for off roading and have minimal traction (but that's true of most minimalist shoes)

                              • Sizing:
                              • Feels true to size
                              • Width:
                              • Feels true to width
                              • Arch Type:
                              • High Arch
                              • Was this a gift?:
                              • No
                               
                              5.0

                              A unique winner

                              By djf

                              from Montana

                              About Me Avid Athlete

                              Verified Reviewer

                              Pros

                              • Breathable
                              • Comfortable
                              • Cushions Impact
                              • Fast
                              • Good Arch Support
                              • Lightweight

                              Cons

                              • Toe box slightly narrow

                              Best Uses

                                Comments about Womens Brooks PureConnect Running Shoe:

                                These shoes are my new favorites after just one wearing. I've been wearing Saucony lightweight shoes for a couple years (original Kinvara and its cousin, the Peregrine trail running shoe). After those shoes, I'd never go back to a shoe with too much material in the upper. These shoes are quite different from the Kinvara but still fulfill my desire for a minimal-feeling but well-cushioned shoe. The sole is slightly rounded and quite springy. The toebox is a little narrower than I'm used to, and I worried my little toe would get a blister, but so far it hasn't. The arch has plenty of support - more than the Kinvara.

                                The PureConnect feels surprisingly "substantial" yet still light, flexible, glove-like, and close to the road. I don't know how they did it. It's a unique shoe and sets the standard for all shoes I will wear going forward. I got the Hollyhock purple color, which just adds to the funky appeal.

                                • Sizing:
                                • Feels true to size
                                • Width:
                                • Feels true to width
                                • Arch Type:
                                • Average Arch
                                • Was this a gift?:
                                • No
                                 
                                4.0

                                Love, love, love!!!!

                                By GrannyFranny

                                from Happy Valley, OR

                                About Me Casual/ Recreational

                                Verified Reviewer

                                Pros

                                • Breathable
                                • Comfortable
                                • Cushions Impact
                                • Fast
                                • Lightweight

                                Cons

                                  Best Uses

                                  • Road Running

                                  Comments about Womens Brooks PureConnect Running Shoe:

                                  I have gone from wearing orthotics in stabiity shoes to these, because I was having too many hip issues. These shoes are wonderful. I use them for training plus my first half marathon. Love these!

                                  They are a bit narrower than I'm used to and they do seem a bit short. I've got runner's toe on my big toe.

                                  • Sizing:
                                  • Feels half size too small
                                  • Width:
                                  • Feels too narrow
                                  • Arch Type:
                                  • Average Arch
                                  • Was this a gift?:
                                  • No
                                   
                                  4.0

                                  Awesome running shoe

                                  By Run Forest

                                  from Atlanta,ga

                                  About Me Gym Rat

                                  Verified Reviewer

                                  Pros

                                  • Breathable
                                  • Cushions Impact
                                  • Durable
                                  • Fast
                                  • Good Arch Support
                                  • Good Traction
                                  • Lightweight

                                  Cons

                                  • Narrow / Tight

                                  Best Uses

                                  • Road Running

                                  Comments about Womens Brooks PureConnect Running Shoe:

                                  So far I've run in these shoes on roads with crazy hills in the neighborhood. Great traction and definitely could be used for trail/hiking.
                                  Shoes have a great toe off feel.
                                  Tried them in the gym and wouldn't recommend them as they do not offer the stability needed for squats and free lifting.
                                  Awesome pounce shoes for runs!

                                  • Sizing:
                                  • Feels half size too small
                                  • Width:
                                  • Feels too narrow
                                  • Arch Type:
                                  • Average Arch
                                  • Was this a gift?:
                                  • No
                                   
                                  5.0

                                  Finally! The right shoe

                                  By Reeves runner

                                  from Oconomowoc WI

                                  About Me Avid Athlete

                                  Verified Reviewer

                                  Pros

                                  • Breathable
                                  • Comfortable
                                  • Cushions Impact
                                  • Fast
                                  • Lightweight

                                  Cons

                                    Best Uses

                                    • Road Running

                                    Comments about Womens Brooks PureConnect Running Shoe:

                                    I took these out of the box and as soon as I started running I knew that at last I had found my shoe. I had tried about every shoe on the market and just couldn't find THE right ones until now. I ran 10 miles in them the first day with no blisters or pain. My IT band doesn't cause me problems anymore. I will never run in high heeled shoes again.

                                    • Sizing:
                                    • Feels half size too small
                                    • Width:
                                    • Feels true to width
                                    • Arch Type:
                                    • Average Arch
                                    • Was this a gift?:
                                    • No
                                     
                                    5.0

                                    Pure Connection indeed!

                                    By marathon_i

                                    from Oklahoma

                                    About Me Avid Athlete

                                    Verified Reviewer

                                    Pros

                                    • Breathable
                                    • Comfortable
                                    • Cushions Impact
                                    • Fast
                                    • Good Arch Support
                                    • Good Traction
                                    • Great with Jeans
                                    • Lightweight
                                    • Pronation Control

                                    Cons

                                      Best Uses

                                      • Road Running

                                      Comments about Womens Brooks PureConnect Running Shoe:

                                      When I opened the box, I was a bit skeptical. But once I tried them on for a test trot, I was a believer! LOVE everything about this shoes. And guess what? I never even thought that this one is considered a minimalist shoes too. A must-try for sure.

                                      • Sizing:
                                      • Feels true to size
                                      • Width:
                                      • Feels true to width
                                      • Arch Type:
                                      • High Arch
                                      • Was this a gift?:
                                      • No
                                       
                                      3.0

                                      A very different feel

                                      By CN

                                      from WI

                                      About Me Avid Athlete

                                      Verified Reviewer

                                      Pros

                                      • Breathable
                                      • Fast
                                      • Good Arch Support
                                      • Lightweight

                                      Cons

                                        Best Uses

                                        • Road Running

                                        Comments about Womens Brooks PureConnect Running Shoe:

                                        I'm not sure how people could have reviewed these shoes in Septemeber 2011 since they were not introduced until October 2011 and I had to wait to get them in February 2012 (that may have been my color choice). In any event, they have a completely different feel from any running shoe I have ever worn. They are comfy just to wear, but I feel like I am fighting the shoe...which wants me to upper midfoot or forefoot strike. I think I just need to adjust to them a bit more. I can't ever envision them being a 20 + mile shoe except for the 90 lb runner. At 150 lb I can't see more than 5 miles in these before something says "ouch".
                                        All of that aside...the purple shoe is fabulous looking...to die for cute. And so reasonably priced, I'd get it just for looks alone.

                                        • Sizing:
                                        • Feels true to size
                                        • Width:
                                        • Feels true to width
                                        • Arch Type:
                                        • Average Arch
                                        • Was this a gift?:
                                        • No
                                         
                                        5.0

                                        Surprising amount of support!

                                        By BahamaMama

                                        from Nassau, Bahamas

                                        About Me Avid Athlete

                                        Pros

                                        • Breathable
                                        • Comfortable
                                        • Fast
                                        • Good Arch Support
                                        • Lightweight

                                        Cons

                                          Best Uses

                                          • Road Running

                                          Comments about Womens Brooks PureConnect Running Shoe:

                                          As a minimalist running shoe, I was pleasantly surprised at how much arch support the pureconnect has! I had major bunion surgery about 2 years ago on both my feet. I used to have very low arches, but my surgeon actually built me semi-normal arches.

                                          I had been running in my beloved Mizuno Wave Nirvanas, but lately it felt like my feet were being "overcorrected" for pronation. I had tried the Nike Frees, but my pair felt a little too big all around. The Brooks pureconnect, however, feel AMAZING! They are incredibly light, yet provide the arch support I was craving. I just finished my first 10K at the same pace pre-foot surgery :)

                                          • Sizing:
                                          • Feels true to size
                                          • Width:
                                          • Feels true to width
                                          • Arch Type:
                                          • Average Arch
                                          • Was this a gift?:
                                          • No

                                          (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                                           
                                          5.0

                                          AMAZING!!!

                                          By Orley

                                          from Burlington, VT

                                          About Me Avid Athlete

                                          Verified Reviewer

                                          Pros

                                          • Breathable
                                          • Comfortable
                                          • Cushions Impact
                                          • Good Arch Support
                                          • Lightweight

                                          Cons

                                            Best Uses

                                            • Gym

                                            Comments about Womens Brooks PureConnect Running Shoe:

                                            I love using Pureconnect while I am doing sprints and quick short distances.
                                            I also train with group work fitness classes inside and love how bouncy, light, and breathable they are!!!

                                            • Sizing:
                                            • Feels true to size
                                            • Arch Type:
                                            • Average Arch
                                            • Was this a gift?:
                                            • Yes

                                            (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                                             
                                            5.0

                                            Look cool while staying cool

                                            By Sean A.

                                            from Seguin, TX

                                            About Me Avid Athlete

                                            Pros

                                            • Breathable
                                            • Comfortable
                                            • Fast
                                            • Good Arch Support
                                            • Lightweight

                                            Cons

                                              Best Uses

                                              • Road Running

                                              Comments about Womens Brooks PureConnect Running Shoe:

                                              I wore these in 2 races and felt like a gazelle(even though I'm not). It was over 100 degrees in both of them, but my feet never felt hot because the upper is sooo breathable. It hugged my midfoot without feeling tight. I love these shoes!

                                              • Sizing:
                                              • Feels true to size
                                              • Width:
                                              • Feels true to width
                                              • Arch Type:
                                              • Average Arch
                                              • Was this a gift?:
                                              • No
                                               
                                              5.0

                                              Brooks PureConnect is Amazing!

                                              By D-

                                              from Terre Haute, IN

                                              About Me Professional Athlete

                                              Verified Reviewer

                                              Pros

                                              • Breathable
                                              • Comfortable
                                              • Durable
                                              • Fast
                                              • Good Traction
                                              • Lightweight

                                              Cons

                                                Best Uses

                                                • Road Running

                                                Comments about Womens Brooks PureConnect Running Shoe:

                                                Recently I received a pair of Brooks PureConnects in the mail right before I headed to my practice. I quickly grabbed the box and headed out the door. When I arrived I had a little time, so I opened the box to find the new Brooks PureConnect shoes. I was so excited I slipped them on and instantly felt the glove like fit, and cloud like feel. So light but yet felt like I had some cushion support. My coach had me running a 30 min crisp before some 400m repeats, so off I went. No blisters, no soreness, no hot foot, no rubbing, just pure excitement that I had a shoe I can just slip on and race in, and train in on my hard days. They fit so comfortable, and perfect. I LOVE THEM! In fact I have already put on hold the PureFlow which I look forward to receiving soon as well to run some of my long runs in!!! Brooks has really done a great job with this shoe!!! They are AWESOME!

                                                • Sizing:
                                                • Feels true to size
                                                • Width:
                                                • Feels true to width
                                                • Arch Type:
                                                • Average Arch
                                                • Was this a gift?:
                                                • Yes

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