Lightweight support to be one with your run. Running should feel as natural as walking. So we designed a lightweight, flexible shoe with dynamic cushioning that adapts to your unique stride. Then we incorporated a lightweight support system that actively guides your knees and joints into proper alignMent. It’s engineering that ensures nothing interrupts the rhythm of running.
I have had several versions of the Pure Cadence including the original release. Every time they changed it they made something worse. But this one they got right. It is by far the best version Brooks has put out that I have purchased. I am training for a half marathon 10 weeks from now, running 5 days a week. I only have 60 miles on the shoes so far since I switch off with another older version each day. I have always gotten good wear out of the Pure Cadence and expect to get the same out of these, about 500 miles. I weigh 170 and run high cadence (190+ strides per minute) with a midfoot strike.
I run a decent amount of miles a week on these shoes. At first, I thought that the shoe looked like it would not give me enough support/cushion for this kind of mileage. I only used these shoes for speed workouts for a season, but then I realized that they are a solid long-run shoe. Ever since I've gone "full-time", I have been pain free!
I bought these for my son who had previously worned several pairs of Pure Cadence 6 shoes. These came out to beat least half a size bigger for the same size number. We just ordered him a smaller size and he loves them as much if not more than the 6s.
This was my first time wearing the Pure Cadence. They are a great feeling shoe. Super light so you can feel to road, yet have great support. I fell in love with the Brooks Pure Flow last year and these could be at the top of my favorite shoe list as well. I love the lightweight feel, the responsiveness of the sole, and the extra space in the toe box. I am a 6'2" 200 lb runner
Used to run in earlier versions but then Brooks changed completely and I could not run in them. Thought I would give them another try as I used to really love the Brook's products, this shoe and the Adrenaline. With this version they really have it right. Just the right amount of comfort and stability. These are a great 24 hour shoe from run to gym to store. I hope they only tweak the future versions and do not do another 180 degree change to a shoe I do not even recognize. It is great the way it is right now.
I like walking in Brooks shoes. I walk daily. The Pure Cadence that came out maybe two years ago was more cushy for me. They felt like a glove on my feet. I felt almost barefoot walking in them. These seem more structured and not as soft. I ordered thinking this Pure Cadence would have the same feel. They don't. But I still like them.
These shoes are great as usual. I like how the drop is minimal and how the shoes fit my feet perfectly. Since I have big toe problems on one foot, the toe box is a great choice as it doesn't restrict and hurt my joint.
For someone with moderate flat feet it's a great fitting shoe. A lot better than other shoes. Looks great too . My only complaint is that I got the blue and the grey ones but somehow the blue left one seems to be a little annoying in the ankle region ...whereas the grey one same size and everything is perfect so I'm not too sure why maybe the heel support stuff is bent in too much ???
I have run in Asics for many years. I was looking for a light weight shoe with a wider toe box for my longer runs since Asics DS Trainers are fairly narrow. After doing a lot of research I decided to try Brooks Pure Cadence. They are very comfortable and have the wider toe box that I was looking for, but they do not have enough arch stability. I am a high pronator and could use a little more stability. I like the feel, but will keep my runs at 10 miles or less with these sneakers due to the lower stability.
I run two official marathons each year and have been using these shoes for about 4-5 years. I have tried other shoes, but always find myself coming back to these as they offer the most support for my arch and overall comfort. If you have a wider foot, these are perfect in comparison to other Brooks out there. I just had to retire a pair that probably has well over 1000 miles on them due to wearing out near toes most recently. I also like to see that the #7 has brought back the more comfortable shoe tongue. On #5 and #6 the tip of the tongue was super rigid and would leave cuts in your ankle if high socks weren't worn. One comment I have is that I would like to see a better color selection on these/ as well as other Brooks for men. Other shoe companies have brighter/ more hip looking color combinations, where these always seem to play it safe.
I am a new runner—4 months in. Tried Ravenna 9's first and switched them out for these. I love them. IT pain has gone away, just completed my first event, HTC high desert in Bend, OR. Always said "I'm not a runner," but now at 45 I've run over 20 miles in a week. I've done plenty of walking and hiking over the years and am on my feet often for work. These are not 'athletic shoes', the general purpose shoe for all occasions. These are running shoes. Light, they fit unlike anything i've worn. No hotspots after 8+ miles. I highly recommend them.
These shoes are great, I have tried on pretty much every running shoe there is and at this point in my life the cushion is perfect , not too much to take away from responsiveness. The fit is great a bit roomy in the toe box for me but that is welcome on longer runs . The shoes look pretty nice also which is a plus .
Light, minimal drop, supportive sole. Upper is very thin, but not as flimsy as some (I wouldn't call it "sock-like"). Take a lot of abuse and keep in shape. Last me (174 lb male) about 450 miles per pair. Great for rainy/wet conditions—shed water easily so you don't get waterlogged after stepping into a deceptively deep puddle. All-around great shoe—my current go-to for marathon training of all distances.
Love the shoe. Please PLEASE provide more colors for men. We do like variety, options. These colors do not inspire sales. I can't bring myself the blue. I'm force to get the Pure Flow for style over comfort.
The Pure Cadence 2 was the last shoe I really loved and with the 7 I feel like Brooks has gotten back to that fit. I've tried several shoes over the last few years that promised low drop lightweight options with other companies but just haven't found the right fit. Toe boxes are usually too narrow or the heel too loose etc. etc. I ran 5 miles straight out of the box with the Pure Cadence 7 and they are extremely comfortable, light and responsive. Please don't change anything for #8 but I'll be ordering a few more 7's just in case.
Originally purchased to use strictly as a running shoe, once i realized how comfortable these shoes are they became my everyday sneaker. will likely purchase a second pair to leave dedicated to running.
I loved the PureCadence 6, and kicked myself for not stocking up. Sometimes updates are not improvements, and with my second Ironman coming up I was worried. But these 7's are even better than the 6's. As soon as I put them on I knew I was in for a treat! So comfortable, quick to break in, even the laces hold tight. I'll be ordering more of these!
These shoes have a great balance of fit, weight, support, and feel. They are light and yet provide enough cushion. The lower heel to toe drop promotes running towards the toes, and there's enough support as well. I train at 7-8 min/mi., and have flat feet. So it's hard to find a shoe for flat and fast feet. These are great shoes.
Great feel for road but quality concerns after two runs
Went on two runs in these, a 5-mile and a 13-mile. Loved the feel and the connection to the trail After 13 mile run I noticed very bad fraying on the heel collar. Will be returning and hope it was just a one time issue.
I believe Brooks is the #1 Brand For Enthusiasts Runners
These shoes connect with my feet better than any shoe I've ever worn. I am able to shred the road with confidence and no leg soreness, no foot soreness, no weird feeling with each step, and no blisters. Every step was explosive and lightweight. The shoe was ready to perform straight out of the box. If you feel heel soreness after the first few runs, then that's a good thing. The shoe is fixing your heel alignment.
I have ran in every model of the pure cadence (with multiple pairs per edition). This current addition fixed the tongue and made it more traditional. Everything else is true to teh expectation I have for the shoe. I feels as if the last two editions are narrowing the toe box. Early editions had a really generous toe box width, I'd prefer if the next models went back in that direction. The ride, stability and cushion are solid. As a 6'5", #235 I wear shoes down pretty quickly but pure cadence has carried me across 8 full distance Ironman man finish lines. PLEASE offer more fun, vibrant and noticeable colors....this edition (both colors) is boring and not easily seen by traffic on the road. I feel like I have on generic shoes, but quality keeps me loyal along with the ease of the website its hard to go in another direction.
Slightly different, a bit more flex than version #6!
I am an avid fan of the Pure Cadence 6 model, and hence tried these. Same sole design, but top material allows for more top flexibility, which may or may not be what you seek. I prefer the #6 better. But if the #6s are too stiff for you, these are more flexible. The Pure Cadence series is a very good, very solid shoe.
Tried these instead of the pureflows I usually use. I like these more because while being minimalist they offer more support on the inner side which I need. I would rate the shoe a 5 if there were more color options like with the pureflow.
I love the new PureCadence 7 running shoes and would have rated them a 5 but after dull colors in the 6 model, the 7 model went even more drab. Need to be seen out there! But the shoes are great. Please add another color or two. I would have bought a second pair already.
I love the low drop and somewhat minimalist design of the PureCadence line compared to the competition. It strikes a balance between minimalism without being cheap. The brand of shoes I used to run in has moved back to using more cushion in their minimalist shoe. The foam insole that comes with the PC7 (PureCadence 7) appears to be an improvement on the PC6 (PureCadence 6) foam insole as it is more dense and seems to return to its original thickness better. When doing higher miles, swapping the stock foam insole for a gel insole doesn't make the shoe feel unstable like I'm running in high heels. There are larger reflective designs on the back of PC7 vs. PC6. My PC6 wore well and supported the recommended miles before requiring replacement. The design of the tongue in the PC7 is more traditional, using woven fabric, foam and stitching vs. the PC6 which used pressed material, foam and glue. The laces on the PC7 appear to be higher quality and seem like it won't snag as easily as the ones used on the PC6. The upper and lower materials of the tongue in the PC6 tongue on one of my shoes became separated. The PC7 foam and it's design doesn't appear to have changed from the PC6, thankfully so, because it's one of the things I liked most about the shoe. Style wise, the PC7 and material quality is a nice improvement on the PC6. The fabrics look higher quality than the PC6. PC7 is only a fraction heavier than the PC6 but the material quality looks like a huge improvement over the PC6. I'm running with the blue and like the denim-ish look. After seeing the grey, I'll probably buy a pair of those also. The color scheme is a bit more conservative than other brands, but I like it. It's clean and classy. I save the various bright/don't-run-me-over colors for the apparel. They also blend in well when used as casual work shoes. Keep up the great work Brooks!
I have long been a Purecadence wearer and for the second year in a row I am really disappointed with the limited color wave. I would love to upgrade to the Purecadence 7 from what is my second pair of Purecadence 5's, but right now the color options are just too bland.