Comments about Mens Brooks PureConnect 3 Running Shoe:
I bought the PureConnect 2 last year to be my main shoe for speedwork and race days. Before my purchase, I had some misgivings after friends said that the PC2 was too narrow. While it did pinch in spots, I generally found it comfortable. I didn't like its drop or the lacing, as they compromised comfort. But I tolerated it. I used it for a marathon, a half marathon, and many shorter races, in addition to regular temp runs. I wore it out.
When looking for another lightweight speed/racing shoe, I decided to gamble on the PureConnect 3. It makes the PC2 look like a piker in comparison. It is far more comfortable. When I put my foot in the first time, it practically clicked in place. The shoe laced up comfortably. Once I started running, I felt properly cushioned and stabilized. Even the hardest surface--concrete--wasn't too jarring. The room in the toe box was perfect.
I've had this pair only a couple of weeks, and have used them for only a couple runs: a hill repeat workout and 800m intervals. Both felt like a dream. I'm sure I'll wear out this pair long before the marathon I'm running in January. It will be worth it to buy another pair for the race.
Feels true to size
Feels true to width
Was this a gift?:
Bottom Line Yes, I would recommend this to a friend