Thursday, March 15, 2012

Brooks PureCadence Review

“The PureProject collection is a tribute to runners with a sense of adventure and a craving to grab their run by the horns. Radically lightweight, flexible materials merge with smart design to naturally align your stride and empower every push-off.” (Source: Brooks Running) 


Brooks PureProject
I had the great fortune to receive a pair of Brooks PureCadence.  The PureCadence shoe is designed with lean construction and a little support, while still allowing one to experience the feel of a more natural stride.


Women's Brooks PureCadence


Features include:
• Nav Band locks into midsole
• More grounded Toe Flex
• Reinforced heel counter secures heel
• Medial pod works with center strike pod for balance
• Internal PDRB (Progressive Diagonal Roll Bar)


When I first tried on the PureCadence, I felt that it might be too narrow in the toe box (definitely less roomy than my Ghost 4s and TrailBlades).  Turned out not to be a problem, however - besides a couple of pains in various places which I attribute to getting back to running post knee surgery, I had no discomfort in my feet.  This time around I have been consciously trying to do a midfoot strike.  I do feel that the "ideal heel" or inverted heel makes it somewhat awkward to even try to heel strike.  I have run most miles so far with this shoe on the treadmill, but also logged some miles outside.  Treadmill, road, and trail - these lightweight shoes provide great support and cushioning and are cute and comfortable to boot:).  For a review of the Men's PureFlows, head over to Midwest Multisport Life.


My Brooks PureCadence and Kovas' PureFlows
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(Disclaimer: I was sent these products for free to review on my blog - courtesy of Brooks Running. I did not pay for the items, receive payment for this review, or agree to give a positive review. Aside from information gleaned from the company website, the opinions are my own.)


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6 comments:

  1. Kind of amazing that 2 such dissimilar runners like you and me each enjoyed a PureProject shoe!

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  2. I'm actually heading to the store today to try on a few from the Pure line. I've an Adrenaline fan for years, but I'm thinking the Cadence might work for me!

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  3. I've been anxious to try some Brooks running shoes since the only pair I have are ancient. Thanks for this review!

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  4. I too am an adrenaline junkie and want to Make the switch From my adrenaline GTS-11 straight to the pure cadence. I'm too trying to strike mid foot so the adrenaline Shoes helped me do that. I'm excited to go try a pair on I know I will buy them and if they don't work out I can take them back and go to what I had before. I love Brooks test ride program with their shoes!

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  5. I have a pair of Ravenna 2 that I love and I got the Pure Flow. I am not sure yet if I like them or not. It feels really strange running in them. Hard on the calves. But it is too early to decide...I need to use them more.

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Have you tried this gear? Something similar you like better? Something I should try? Let me know by leaving a comment!

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