Womens Brooks PureConnect 2 Running Shoe

Women's Brooks PureConnect 2

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Women's BROOKS® PURECONNECT 2 :: Connect to your strongest performance in the second generation of the women's Brooks® PureConnect. Get more balanced cushioning with this natural running shoe's updated midsole that's not too soft or too firm. You'll feel fast on your feet in this light and lean runner. You're free to let your big toe engage your push-off with the new Toe Flex split toe box. Enjoy a comfy natural running experience with the perfectly-placed cushioning of the PureConnect 2. 5.9 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:

  • New upper mesh for better breathability and less weight
  • 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: Earth-friendly midsole technology 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
  • For the runner who craves less shoe and more freedom in their run
  • Heel-Toe Offset: 4.0 mm
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Womens Brooks PureConnect 2 Running Shoe
 
4.5

(based on 30 reviews)

100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Lightweight (24)
  • Comfortable (20)
  • Breathable (19)
  • Arch support (18)
  • Fast (15)

Cons

  • Narrow / tight (4)
  • Wears out quickly (4)

Best Uses

  • Road running (21)
    • Sizing:
    • Feels full size too small

       

      Feels half size too small

       

      47% 

      (14 reviews)

      Feels true to size

       

      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:
    • High arch (14), Average arch (13)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Enthusiast (21), Casual/ recreational (7)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (26)

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4.0

So happy I bought a second pair!

By Kate

from Minneapolis, MN

About Me Avid Athlete

Verified Buyer

Pros

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

Cons

  • Wears Out Quickly

Best Uses

  • Road Running

Comments about Womens Brooks PureConnect 2 Running Shoe:

I bought this shoe after a couple years running in the Puma Faas 500s, helping me gradually transition to the minimalist running style. These were a natural fit right away. They're lightweight and flexible, but still have enough padding to add a bit of spring.

My only complaint is how quickly they wear out. I run low-mid distance a few times a week, and after about 9 months, they were pretty tore up. Despite this, I love them so much I bought a second pair, and am now training for a half-marathon with them. They're great!

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

favorite shoe ever. I have 4 pair

By carrot top

from Mount Vernon Wa

About Me Professional Athlete

Verified Buyer

Pros

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Road Running

      Comments about Womens Brooks PureConnect 2 Running Shoe:

      Love the shoe for running races, teaching spin,hanging out and just having the most comfortable shoe ever all the time!

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

      love it!

      By trips a lot

      from Oregon

      About Me Avid Athlete

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Comfortable
      • Fast
      • Good Arch Support
      • Lightweight

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Walking

        Comments about Womens Brooks PureConnect 2 Running Shoe:

        I have never had a road shoe that I absolutely loved- until now. It is the perfect shoe. Lightweight, propels you forward. Begs you to run faster and farther.

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

        Really want to love the Pure line.

        By Jenn

        from Okinawa Japan

        About Me Avid Athlete

        Verified Reviewer

        Pros

        • Comfortable

        Cons

        • Too wide

        Best Uses

          Comments about Womens Brooks PureConnect 2 Running Shoe:

          I have bought both the Pure Connect and Pure Flow and am really disappointed because these shoes are so comfortable. I usually wear a 10.5 narrow in Brooks. Because of the hard plastic seam at the big toe I had to go up to an 11 (I lost 2 toenails before deciding to size up). These don't come in a narrow width, so even with the laces pulled as tight as they go these feel wide and sloppy with extra fabric. I love the style and cushioning. I just wish they came in a size that fits my foot. Brooks needs to make these in a narrow width.

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

          Love this shoe!

          By KforCarrie

          from San Diego, CA

          About Me Avid Athlete

          Verified Reviewer

          Pros

          • Breathable
          • Comfortable
          • Good Arch Support
          • Lightweight

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Road Running

            Comments about Womens Brooks PureConnect 2 Running Shoe:

            I was previously running in Nike Free 3.0 shoes and came to Road Runner looking for a similar feeling shoe. This was recommended to me and as soon as I put them on I was sold! They feel very snug on my foot but still leave room for breathing and movement (I hate when I feel like I can't move my toes!). I'm running 20-30 seconds/mile faster with these than I was previously. Great support and they are very light! An excellent investment.

            • Sizing:
            • Feels half size too small
            • Width:
            • Feels true to width
            • Arch Type:
            • High Arch
             
            5.0

            Great minimal shoe

            By RunnerNik

            from Pittsburgh, PA

            About Me Casual/ Recreational

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

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

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Road Running

              Comments about Womens Brooks PureConnect 2 Running Shoe:

              This is my first "minimal" shoe by Brooks. I am a total Brooks gal. I typically wear the Ghost in a 9.5. I had bought a pair of Green Silence on a whim prior to this and they were a size 9. So I initally bought the Pure Connect in a 9. Wore them for a bit and thought maybe they were too small (I have a tendency to lose toe nails so I'm always hypervigilant about this). Returned them for a 9.5, and quickly realized the size 9 was the better fit. I do love these shoes though!

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

              Finally found arch support!

              By Hmccall

              from Glennville, Ga

              About Me Avid Athlete

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Cushions Impact
              • Good Arch Support
              • Lightweight

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Road Running

                Comments about Womens Brooks PureConnect 2 Running Shoe:

                I try to get in a good 25-30 miles a week. Back in March, I suffered a severe tibial plateau stress fracture with a huge bone contusion. Since then I have had to really be careful with my runs. I have been running in the Nike Montreal. I didn't feel that they had enough arch support and I have been trying out different running shoes. I am 5'3" and 127lbs with medium to high arches. My foot is more on the narrow size. I normally wear 6.5 in Nike but read the reviews with the Brooks and got the 7. On my first run they felt great! Amazing arch support. Each run seems better and better. I didn't realize how hard I worked to correct my pronation during my runs. These shoes really hold my arch and prevents excessive pronation. I love them!

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

                Hope it Doesn't Become Extinct

                By Karilou

                from Northwest Florida

                About Me Avid Athlete

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Breathable
                • Comfortable
                • Cushions Impact
                • Durable
                • Fast
                • Lightweight

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Road Running

                  Comments about Womens Brooks PureConnect 2 Running Shoe:

                  I run a minimum of 30 miles each week and always run in a pair of Brooks PureConnect 2. This is my fourth pair. The shoe fits perfect and I really like the low profile of the shoe as well as the multiple colors offered. The front nubs on the bottom of the shoe seam to wear down quicker than the rest of the bottom, but all my running is on the asphalt roads. Other than that no complaints...only hoping it doesn't make RRS extinct list.

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

                  Fit is smaller than previous PureConnect

                  By WifeMomRunner

                  from Menasha, WI

                  About Me Avid Athlete

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Fast
                  • Good Arch Support
                  • Lightweight

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Road Running

                    Comments about Womens Brooks PureConnect 2 Running Shoe:

                    This edition (2) fits much smaller than the first edition. PLEASE order a half size up. My training partner and I experienced the exact same issue.

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

                    In love

                    By Anna

                    from Yorkville, Il

                    About Me Casual/ Recreational

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

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

                    Cons

                    • Narrow / Tight

                    Best Uses

                    • Pavement

                    Comments about Womens Brooks PureConnect 2 Running Shoe:

                    I bought this shoe based on the recommendation of a friend and the salesperson in the store. I have a very high arch and love the contoured feel inside the shoe. I was concerned about what felt like minimal support, but my fears were negated after my first run in these shoes. I had already transitioned to a minimal shoe, so getting used to these was a breeze. I find that they are so lightweight my pace per mile is faster when I wear these. The toe box is a bit narrow, and my feet are slighter wider than average. I did size up a half size because of this. Those with a lower arch may be bothered by the contour of the shoe. I will be running my next half marathon in these. I just can't say enough how much I enjoy running in this shoe! Went out and bought another pair to have on hand!

                    • Sizing:
                    • Feels half size too small
                    • Width:
                    • Feels true to width
                    • Arch Type:
                    • High Arch
                    • Was this a gift?:
                    • No
                     
                    4.0

                    Light feel, good arch structure

                    By MoMonster

                    from New York, NY

                    About Me Avid Athlete

                    Pros

                    • Cushions Impact
                    • Good Arch Support
                    • Lightweight

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Road Running

                      Comments about Womens Brooks PureConnect 2 Running Shoe:

                      I previously wore Mizuno Wave Ronins for racing, but found the arch in the new version lacking. I love the high arch structure in these Brooks and the "bounce" in the step and will use for both training and racing. These are very lightweight and offer plenty of cushion. I ordered a size up from my street shoe (1/2 size up from normal running shoe size) and could still use a smidge more room in the toe.

                      • Sizing:
                      • Feels full size too small
                      • Width:
                      • Feels true to width
                      • Arch Type:
                      • High Arch
                      • Was this a gift?:
                      • No
                       
                      4.0

                      Love this shoes!

                      By Durielkis

                      from Tucson AZ

                      About Me Avid Athlete

                      Pros

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

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • Road Running

                        Comments about Womens Brooks PureConnect 2 Running Shoe:

                        I can wait to do my second marathon with the Brooks Pureconnect2 Dec 8th,2013. This shoes look great and feel even better, ever since I purchased my first pair I have improved my running and feel more support with each stride. I love how light they are and how durable and breathable they are.Price is not ideal but worth it!

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

                        keepers

                        By yooper

                        from up mi

                        About Me Avid Athlete

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                        • Breathable
                        • Comfortable
                        • Durable
                        • Fast
                        • Lightweight

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                          • Endurance Training

                          Comments about Womens Brooks PureConnect 2 Running Shoe:

                          Love barefoot running. My finger shoes are great but wanted a shoe to wear with a sock. Love how perfect this is. Still light weight. Sure to order more pairs. Training for half marathon. Wear these to bootcamp and love them.

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

                          Love Them

                          By AlphieJrsyGrl

                          from Aberdeen,NJ

                          About Me Avid Athlete

                          Verified Buyer

                          Pros

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

                          Cons

                            Best Uses

                            • Road Running

                            Comments about Womens Brooks PureConnect 2 Running Shoe:

                            Love these shoes. I was looking for a shoe to replace my Nike Frees after they drastically changed the shoe int heir last update. I've tried these on several times but never bought them and kept going with a different shoe that I ended up hating. Wish I had bought these sooner because they are perfect for me. They seem to run a bit smaller and narrower than standard shoes, but I find the smaller width more comfortable and I bought mine a half size up.

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

                            Love this running shoe!

                            By Cateye

                            from Webster, NY

                            About Me Avid Athlete

                            Pros

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

                            Cons

                              Best Uses

                              • Road Running

                              Comments about Womens Brooks PureConnect 2 Running Shoe:

                              The Pure Connect is a great training, racing shoe-
                              I've worn he Green Silence for several years and think these are a faster, shoe-definitely like the glove type fit.

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

                              A good, comfortable shoe.

                              By Ok runner girl

                              from Cincinnati, Ohio

                              About Me Casual/ Recreational

                              Verified Buyer

                              Pros

                              • Comfortable
                              • Lightweight

                              Cons

                                Best Uses

                                • Pavement

                                Comments about Womens Brooks PureConnect 2 Running Shoe:

                                I've been using these shoes on a treadmill to get used to them.They are good, lightweight shoes.

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

                                My new favorite shoe

                                By myersnz

                                from Okinawa, Japan

                                About Me Avid Athlete

                                Verified Buyer

                                Pros

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

                                Cons

                                  Best Uses

                                  • Road Running

                                  Comments about Womens Brooks PureConnect 2 Running Shoe:

                                  I started training in Newtons about a year ago and loved them so much (my training and race times improved), that I swore I'd never try another shoe again. But I'm glad I did. I bought the Brooks Pure Connect 2s recently and was surprised at how well I performed in them. I also suffer from recurring achilles pain, and these shoes seemed to provide the right amount of support while allowing me to run fast at the same time. I'll be alternating between these and my newtons from now on.

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

                                  Awesome shoe! Favorite for sure.

                                  By Sioux

                                  from Colorado

                                  About Me Avid Athlete

                                  Verified Buyer

                                  Pros

                                  • Breathable
                                  • Comfortable
                                  • Fast
                                  • Good Arch Support

                                  Cons

                                    Best Uses

                                    • Road Running

                                    Comments about Womens Brooks PureConnect 2 Running Shoe:

                                    Just wore them for my ironman, 26.2 miles n still running fast. I train n race in them for all distances. The fit is great and the shoe is light. They also look really good!

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

                                    Love these Pure Connect 2 shoes!

                                    By Sue

                                    from Chapel Hill

                                    About Me Gym Rat

                                    Verified Buyer

                                    Pros

                                    • Breathable
                                    • Comfortable
                                    • Durable
                                    • Lightweight

                                    Cons

                                      Best Uses

                                      • Gym

                                      Comments about Womens Brooks PureConnect 2 Running Shoe:

                                      I love the Pure Connect 1 and have 3 pairs of them. I just tried this pair of Pure Connect 2 to see how they compare with the "1", which I love. I love them both, and will definitely keep using them. I work out every day, cardio, weight training, fitness classes, and wear these in all of those activities.

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

                                      Love the update even more!

                                      By AlphaChick

                                      from Asheville, NC

                                      About Me Casual/ Recreational

                                      Verified Buyer

                                      Pros

                                      • Breathable
                                      • Comfortable
                                      • Cushions Impact

                                      Cons

                                      • Wears Out Quickly

                                      Best Uses

                                      • Road Running

                                      Comments about Womens Brooks PureConnect 2 Running Shoe:

                                      When the pure connects first came out I was in love! I have been rotating several pairs. When I saw that they had been updated I was dubious. I like the 2s even more! I run 3-4 miles daily and wear these for Crossfit. The blue is very stylish as well.

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

                                      Great shoe

                                      By Lindsay Ellen

                                      from Denver, CO

                                      About Me Avid Athlete

                                      Verified Buyer

                                      Pros

                                      • Breathable
                                      • Comfortable
                                      • Fast
                                      • Good Arch Support
                                      • Good Traction
                                      • Great with Jeans
                                      • Lightweight

                                      Cons

                                        Best Uses

                                        • Road Running

                                        Comments about Womens Brooks PureConnect 2 Running Shoe:

                                        Great shoe...nice and light!

                                        • Sizing:
                                        • Feels half size too small
                                        • Width:
                                        • Feels true to width
                                        • Arch Type:
                                        • Low Arch
                                        • Was this a gift?:
                                        • No
                                         
                                        2.0

                                        No more Brooks PureConnect for me

                                        By KTri

                                        from Plymouth, CT

                                        About Me Avid Athlete

                                        Verified Buyer

                                        Pros

                                          Cons

                                          • Narrow / Tight

                                          Best Uses

                                            Comments about Womens Brooks PureConnect 2 Running Shoe:

                                            I loved the Pure Connect version one and ordered these when I needed a new pair of shoes. Unfortunately with the new design, they squeeze my toes. I suppose the concept is good but I won't get to try them out.

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

                                            Great Shoe Ultra Light for a new runner!

                                            By Renee

                                            from Granville, Ohio

                                            About Me Casual/ Recreational

                                            Verified Buyer

                                            Pros

                                            • Breathable
                                            • Cushions Impact
                                            • Good Arch Support
                                            • Good Traction
                                            • Great with Jeans
                                            • Lightweight

                                            Cons

                                              Best Uses

                                              • Gym

                                              Comments about Womens Brooks PureConnect 2 Running Shoe:

                                              I am new to running and feel this shoe is a great asset. I personally don't think its comfortable enough to walk around daily or for errands, but I enjoy it on the treadmill! I love the attached tongue, no movement at all. Plus, they are so stylish!

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

                                              love Brooks

                                              By Td

                                              from Post Falls, Idaho

                                              About Me Avid Athlete

                                              Verified Buyer

                                              Pros

                                                Cons

                                                  Best Uses

                                                    Comments about Womens Brooks PureConnect 2 Running Shoe:

                                                    High arch allows me to bypass add additional inserts.

                                                    • Sizing:
                                                    • Feels true to size
                                                    • Width:
                                                    • Feels true to width
                                                    • Arch Type:
                                                    • High Arch
                                                     
                                                    5.0

                                                    Love LOVE this shoe.

                                                    By Christie

                                                    from Seattle, WA

                                                    About Me Avid Athlete

                                                    Verified Buyer

                                                    Pros

                                                    • Comfortable
                                                    • Cushions Impact
                                                    • Fast
                                                    • Lightweight

                                                    Cons

                                                    • Wears Out Quickly

                                                    Best Uses

                                                    • Road Running

                                                    Comments about Womens Brooks PureConnect 2 Running Shoe:

                                                    It was love at first step. I run mostly on the road, these guys are fast and light and still a little cushiony, but without losing the close-to-the-road feeling. I probably wouldn't recommend them to heel- or mid-foot-strike runners, but for those on their toes they're fabulous. I prefer a lighter, more minimalist shoe for races and speed work, but these are wonderful for everyday and long runs. They seem to be wearing out a bit quickly, but in fairness I put a lot of miles on my shoes quickly (100+ miles per wk, the majority in this pair). I've mostly been on the road with them so far, but smooth trails have been fine also. Anyhow, awesome shoes, will most definitely buy another pair.

                                                    • Sizing:
                                                    • Feels true to size
                                                    • Was this a gift?:
                                                    • No
                                                     
                                                    4.0

                                                    Great Shoe!

                                                    By RunninRed

                                                    from Moscow, ID

                                                    About Me Casual/ Recreational

                                                    Verified Buyer

                                                    Pros

                                                    • Breathable
                                                    • Lightweight
                                                    • Supanation Control
                                                    • Supination control

                                                    Cons

                                                    • Narrow / Tight
                                                    • Wears Out Quickly

                                                    Best Uses

                                                    • Road Running

                                                    Comments about Womens Brooks PureConnect 2 Running Shoe:

                                                    I have the previous generation of this shoe, and liked it except that it felt too narrow and wore out quickly. I find that it supports my high arch and corrects my tendency to supinate. I took this pair on a six mile run and had no blisters from the lack of width that I would have had from the first generation. I imagine that this shoe will also wear out quickly, but that is a low price to pay for a nicely fitting shoe. Nice job on this new shoe Brooks!

                                                    • Sizing:
                                                    • Feels half size too small
                                                    • Width:
                                                    • Feels true to width
                                                    • Arch Type:
                                                    • High Arch
                                                     
                                                    5.0

                                                    Love them!

                                                    By Rachel

                                                    from Tempe, AZ

                                                    About Me Avid Athlete

                                                    Verified Buyer

                                                    Pros

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

                                                    Cons

                                                      Best Uses

                                                      • Road Running

                                                      Comments about Womens Brooks PureConnect 2 Running Shoe:

                                                      I love these shoes.I did need to replace for a half size bigger to fit.

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

                                                      Love these shoes!

                                                      By Running Cat

                                                      from Chicago, IL

                                                      About Me Casual/ Recreational

                                                      Verified Reviewer

                                                      Pros

                                                      • Lightweight

                                                      Cons

                                                      • Narrow / Tight

                                                      Best Uses

                                                      • Road Running

                                                      Comments about Womens Brooks PureConnect 2 Running Shoe:

                                                      This was my first foray into Brooks, away from Asics/heavy padded heel, and toward a more natural running shoe, and I love these shoes! Ordered up a half-size (and it was the right move for me).

                                                      Pros: after tough runs, muscles feel sore (not joints!), super lightweight, mid-foot strike is natural in these shoes, love the strategic piece of fabric over the small toe area to help slow wearing out, I had no problems adjusting to the shoes/mid-foot strike

                                                      Cons: back heel rubs a bit, feels a little narrow (I would have gone wide in these if available), traction is not terrific on wet streets, would love a little less bright shoe color option

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

                                                      Well worth the wait!

                                                      By RunningRev

                                                      from Tower City, PA

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                                                      Pros

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

                                                      Cons

                                                        Best Uses

                                                        • Road Running

                                                        Comments about Womens Brooks PureConnect 2 Running Shoe:

                                                        I have loved the originals but wished they didn't feel quite so narrow (like I had little stability underfoot) or choking on the Nav band. Plus, they were giving me tiny corns. When I read last fall that the second generation would have offset lacing and a more flexible upper, I thought that Brooks had telepathy and had read my thoughts. It's true -- they did! I never imagined my neutral foot could feel so stable and yet so connected to the ground in any shoe. These Pure Connect 2s were to be an early February birthday gift to me but were on back order, so I've only had them two weeks, but I can already feel the difference from the two pairs of first generations I own. I also have noted that I don't scuff the toes (I'm a midfoot/forefoot-lander) as easily on this pair. The originals showed signs of toe scuff wear almost immediately, but I've only scuffed each shoe of the 2s once so far and see no wear yet (running at least every other day, 2-5 miles at a time). While I don't feel like they'll wear out quickly, I want to grab another pair for when weather improves and my mileage increases! I'm a size 7.5 regular shoe but always wear 8 in Brooks and find the 8 to fit perfectly in the Connect 2 as well.

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

                                                        Even better than the first generation...

                                                        By Hollyebell

                                                        from Montvale, NJ

                                                        About Me Avid Athlete

                                                        Pros

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

                                                        Cons

                                                          Best Uses

                                                          • Road Running

                                                          Comments about Womens Brooks PureConnect 2 Running Shoe:

                                                          I am a personal trainer, Crossfit enthusiast and marathon runner. I LOVE LOVE LOVE these shoes. I ran through 3 pairs of the first generation of the Pure Connects and loved them, except for my 4th toe on the left foot constantly being jammed into the edge of the shoe (it's a problem I have with many shoes). With the new, more flexible upper of the second generation that problem has gone away. I ran 14 miles yesterday (only my second run in the shoes) and had no issues at all. I have loved the idea of a minimalist shoe but ended up with a stress fracture from going a little TOO minimalist a year and a half ago. The Connects are perfect - they are lightweight with a low heel to toe ration but with enough cushioning and support to avoid injury. For me, at least, it doesn't get much better than this.

                                                          As a side note, I had to go up another half size from what I normally wear in a running shoe...

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

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