Women's PureCadence 3

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Brooks PureCadence 3 Women's Lightweight Running Shoes

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$120.00 $78.00

Style #120154

Getting support doesn't mean adding extra weight when it comes to this ultra-light yet stable turn-hugger. It starts with our perfected Rounded Heel that aligns your strike, and then transitions to a sculpted medial midfoot with a wider and more integrated Nav Band, finishing with supreme flex, featherweight materials, and full-throttle looks. The result: feeling supported without feeling the shoe.


Just like our core line, we hold PureProject to the industry’s highest weartest and durability standards. Because of their lightweight construction and fewer materials, runners should generally expect shoes from the PureProject line to last approximately 250-300 miles.


> See the Men's PureCadence 3


Want the latest? The PureCadence 4 is now available:
>> See the Women's PureCadence 4

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Specifications

  • Shoe Category: PureProject
  • Pronation: Mild
  • Arch: Medium, High
  • Body Build: Small, Medium
  • Platform: Anatomical Platform
  • DNA Layout: Biomogo DNA Layout
  • Construction Type: Stroebel
  • Water-Resistant: No
  • Waterproof: No
  • Competition: Road racing
  • Launch Date: December 1, 2013
  • Weight: 6.9 oz
  • Midsole Drop: 4mm

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PureCadence 3
 
4.0

(based on 42 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (20)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (12)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (4)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (4)

81%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Lightweight (32)
  • Comfortable (30)
  • Breathable (18)
  • Cushions impact (18)
  • Arch support (17)

Cons

  • Narrow / tight (8)
  • Uncomfortable (8)
  • Wears out quickly (7)
  • Wears quickly (4)

Best Uses

  • Road running (15)
  • Distance / endurance (8)
  • Gym (7)
  • Walking (6)
  • Dry conditions (4)
    • Sizing:
    • Feels full size too small

       

      Feels half size too small

       

      Feels true to size

       

      83% 

      (34 reviews)

      Feels half size too big

       

      Feels full size too big

       
    • Width:
    • Feels too narrow

       

      Feels true to width

       

      85% 

      (34 reviews)

      Feels too wide

       
    • Arch Type:
    • Average arch (33), Low arch (3)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Enthusiast (18), Casual/ recreational (12), Gym rat (10)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (39)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Best investment ever

When I started running & was told I was an over-pronator, naturally I became part of the motion-control shoe club, & my first pair of shoes weighed like a ton of bricks....Read complete review

When I started running & was told I was an over-pronator, naturally I became part of the motion-control shoe club, & my first pair of shoes weighed like a ton of bricks. I thought I was sentenced to 2 ton shoes until, eventually, I found my way to the Adrenaline GTS line, which I have loved and been devoted to ever since. That is, until...I decided to try my luck with Pure Cadence. Perhaps my arches and stride have strengthened & improved with time, but recently I felt I needed shoes with even less weight, while still providing some measure of control. I knew I still didn't qualify for a neutral shoe, so when I read about the Pure Cadences, it sounded like the perfect solution. I was wary, since the Adrenalines had served me so well & consistently receive high ratings. Based on reviews, the Pure Cadence line didn't seem to rate quite as well. But what doesn't work for one person may work for another, and you never know until you try, so I held my breath & went for the purchase. And I am so glad I did! These shoes feel like they were made for me. Light & airy, with still enough guidance. I had read that a lot of people find the width too narrow, but my feet are on the narrow side as it is, so the fit was ideal for me. For others, however, I can see where it may feel too tight. Considering how light it is, I can still feel great cushioning with every step off. Better yet, I ran my first race (5K) without orthotics for the first time this week & my feet never felt better! I felt like I was running on clouds. Another added benefit is how cool & stylish the colors and design are. I know those are not the priority factors one considers in buying the right shoe, but it sure doesn't hurt! As for durability, I haven't had them long enough to attest to that, so only time will tell. Otherwise, love this shoe & will plan on another pair in the future.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Not as good as the PC original

I ran 23 marathons and ultras in the original PC. Those shoes were heavenly, and I wore out 8 pairs. The switch to angled laces in the PC2 was a disaster, loosening and...Read complete review

I ran 23 marathons and ultras in the original PC. Those shoes were heavenly, and I wore out 8 pairs. The switch to angled laces in the PC2 was a disaster, loosening and causing injury during my distance runs. I've been waiting a year for this PC3 and was crushed to see they were designed with the angled laces again. In addition to that, the stitching across the toe joints pinched just walking around in the store. Yikes. I couldn't buy them, and I'm so bummed.
I have a hard time believing the glowing reviews on this website are from actual runners/customers. This shoe is not like the original PC.
I love love love the original version of this shoe, and so did many others - I used to see lots of people wearing Pure Cadence at marathons.. Go back to the original design for the PC4 and I will come sprinting back as a customer. For now, I need to find other shoes for my 2014 race season.

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5.0

finally comfortable!

By Jacqui

from Pittsburgh, PA

About Me Gym Rat

Pros

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

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Dry Weather
    • Endurance Training
    • Walking
    • With Orthotics/Inserts

    Comments about PureCadence 3:

    I spent about a year trying to find a pair of shoes that worked for me since I overpronate with one foot and slightly underpronate with the other. I also had hip surgery (due to running, labral tear) and needed light-weight shoes so I didn't overuse my hip flexors. I think this was the 6th pair of shoes I tried (lots of shoes in the garbage and money wasted), so I was extremely excited that these worked. I actually paid full price locally and considered getting a second pair but I will get them on this site since they are quite a bit cheaper. I wasn't familiar with Brooks before, but it's going to be my new go to

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

    Comment on this review

    (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

     
    4.0

    Not in love with shoe tongue

    By Tina

    from Norwalk CT

    About Me Casual/ Recreational

    Pros

    • Comfortable
    • Good Arch Support
    • Good Traction
    • Lightweight

    Cons

    • Narrow / Tight
    • Too Stiff

    Best Uses

    • Gym
    • Walking

    Comments about PureCadence 3:

    I asked for these sneakers for a Christmas gift and unfortunately rec'd the wrong size. (Your sneakers run about a half size too small so by past experience, an 8.5 was the size I needed and the person ordering them ordered my size based on all other shoes that I wear). Therefore I will need to exchange these. I do have to say, I'm not a huge fan of your color choices for the sneakers so have to settle for a color I would never choose normally. However, I do love the running shoes so much that I have lived with the no so aestetically pleasing color choices. I'm also not a fan of the fact that you now sew the one side of the sneaker tongue into the shoes so I can't loosen the tongue from both sides when I go and put the shoes on or to remove them. It makes my feet feeded confined in the sneakers. All in all, I do love your shoe though

    • Sizing:
    • Feels half size too small
    • Width:
    • Feels too narrow
    • Arch Type:
    • Average Arch
    • Was this a gift?:
    • Yes

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    5.0

    Love them!

    By bbue

    from Muncie, IN

    About Me Casual/ Recreational

    Pros

    • Comfortable
    • Lightweight

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Endurance Training

      Comments about PureCadence 3:

      I am training for my second half marathon and upgraded from the PureCadence 1 to the PureCadence 3. I really love the fact that they are more minimalist than most running shoes but not all the way to the barefoot feel.

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

      Comment on this review

      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      4.0

      Turned me into a Brooks fan

      By Runsteffierun

      from Newark, DE

      About Me Avid Athlete

      Pros

      • Comfortable
      • Cushions Impact
      • Durable
      • Lightweight

      Cons

      • Wears Quickly

      Best Uses

      • Dry Weather
      • Gym
      • Road Running

      Comments about PureCadence 3:

      After trying Brooks Pure line I instantly became a fan and these shoes do not disappoint. I've run marathons in them and the only problem I've had in that long of a distance is my foot sliding into the toe box and bruising my big toe but that is after hours of running so I suppose my laces loosened up. Otherwise, they are the most comfortable and "fast" feeling shoes that I've owned. I have had multiple pairs of Cadence 2s and 3s. I am a larger female runner - 5'7", 150 lbs so I suppose that contributes to my wearing down of my shoes - I get about 350-400 miles in a pair of these. Also love the colors!

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

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      5.0

      Love these shoes!

      By bam

      from san francisco, ca

      About Me Avid Athlete

      Pros

      • Comfortable
      • Durable
      • Lightweight

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Endurance Training
        • With Orthotics/Inserts

        Comments about PureCadence 3:

        I love these shoes! I have repurchased them 4x now and keep buying them. They have treated me well while training for long distant triathlons and also half marathons. I highly recommend these.

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

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