Women's PureConnect 3

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Brooks PureConnect 3 Women's Lightweight Running Shoes

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$100.00
Style #120156

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Let your feet fly with light-as-air design and fully loaded flex. The PureConnect 3 gives you just enough shoe to go where the turns are tight and spontaneous breakaways are encouraged. With enhanced Toe Flex, streamlined medial side design, and a slightly more rounded heel, this kick is ready to kick.


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.


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  • Shoe Category: PureProject
  • Pronation: None/Normal
  • Construction Type: Stroebel
  • Platform: Anatomical Platform
  • Surface: Road/Track
  • Arch: High
  • Body Build: Small, Medium
  • DNA Layout: Biomogo DNA Layout
  • Water-Resistent: No
  • Waterproof: No
  • Competition: Road racing
  • Launch Date: December 1, 2013
  • Weight: 6.1 oz
  • Midsole Drop: 4mm

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PureConnect 3
 
2.9

(based on 12 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (4)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (1)

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    (1)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (4)

30%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Cushions impact (7)
  • Lightweight (7)
  • Comfortable (6)
  • Breathable (5)
  • Good traction (4)

Cons

  • Uncomfortable (4)
  • Heavy (3)

Best Uses

  • Road running (8)
    • Sizing:
    • Feels full size too small

       

      Feels half size too small

       

      Feels true to size

       

      67% 

      (8 reviews)

      Feels half size too big

       

      Feels full size too big

       
    • Width:
    • Feels too narrow

       

      Feels true to width

       

      67% 

      (8 reviews)

      Feels too wide

       
    • Arch Type:
    • Average arch (9)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Enthusiast (10)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (12)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

My all time favorite shore

I am a giant fan of the of the Pure Connect! I do a bootcamp class 5 days a week and find the cushion perfect for things like bleacher jumps and the snug fit...Read complete review

I am a giant fan of the of the Pure Connect! I do a bootcamp class 5 days a week and find the cushion perfect for things like bleacher jumps and the snug fit & lightness perfect for sprints. I am not a runner but ran my first 5k in the Pure Connect 2 last summer and it was a lot easier than I thought. I figure it was the Pure Connect. However, I wouldn't recommend them for a regular runner/jogger because mine were pretty well done after the 5k and I'd only had them about 2 months. I've read that the Connect 3 have been redesigned to last longer, so we'll see about that.

My previous purchases had been the Pure Connect 2 and I searched high & low for more of this version in my size, but alas, there are a lot of big-footed women out there I guess. I was concerned about the Connect 3 because I'd read some poor reviews but I honestly can't find another shoe that I like more, so I decided to give it a try. The first pair I ordered in my size & they were too big by a half size. By the way, if you order from the Brooks site they have this cool guide to help you order the correct size - I ignored it on my first order. I've been wearing my new shipment now for about 2 weeks and I love them just as much as the connect 2. I can't figure out why people were dogging these so bad in reviews.

I'll continue to stick with the Pure Connect. Oh, and they're pretty too!

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Please keep the Pure Connect 2's around

I had been wearing a different brand of shoes for years and with walking, they were okay. But, I started running and my knee started hurting. I did some research and realized I...Read complete review

I had been wearing a different brand of shoes for years and with walking, they were okay. But, I started running and my knee started hurting. I did some research and realized I had a higher arch and needed better arch support. I Googled shoes with a higher arch and found Brooks. Armed with this new informtion, I tried on all of the Brooks shoes at the store and the Pure Connect 2 fit like a glove. I have had no complaints with them. I love everything about the shoe with a perfect fit throughout the entire shoe. They have been absolutely perfect for me. I would not change a thing in the Pure Connect 2's. I tried the Pure Connect 3's at the store the other day and found them too wide in the toe box. I tighten them to fit me better and the seam that runs around the toe box rippled hurting my foot. Now, I would not consider myself to have narrow feet. I did not like the seam that ran throughout the toe box. It rubbed and hurt my foot as I ran in them. Please please keep the Pure Connect 2 around or bring them back if they are gone. They were perfect!!! Why don't you just make a wider version of the Pure Connect 2's for those with wider feet and make them in new colors :) Please!! :)

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5.0

Amazing

By Olivia

from Wisconsin

About Me Avid Athlete

Pros

  • Comfortable

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Road Running

    Comments about PureConnect 3:

    I am a track and cross country athlete. I got these shoes for the track season for more of a lightweight running shoe. I average 25-30 miles a week and have been using these shoes for about 4 months now. These shoes have lasted me an EXTREMELY long time and I still love the fit. I have never tried any of the previous styles of the pure connect, so I can't compare them but, I do love this shoe and am ready to order a new pair!

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

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    5.0

    Love, Love, Love!

    By carryon

    from Seattle

    About Me Avid Athlete

    Pros

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

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Pavement

      Comments about PureConnect 3:

      These are my second pair of Brooks and I love them. I previously owned the Pure connect 2's and didn't think I would like these as much after reading some reviews about them. I love them more! They are so light and comfortable that I forget I have shoes on when I'm running. They support they give is just right and the best part is how they cushion impacts while running, with a previous knee injury, that is really important.

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

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      (6 of 7 customers found this review helpful)

       
      1.0

      Brooks Broke My Heart

      By GreenCheetah

      from Louisville, KY

      About Me Avid Athlete

      Pros

        Cons

        • Uncomfortable

        Best Uses

          Comments about PureConnect 3:

          Dear Brooks' Design Team - Why did you break my perfect shoe?!?!? I first began running in Connects just weeks after the 1st generation was released. Since then it has been my "perfect shoe" - my go-to for speedwork, long runs- even my marathon shoe. I was nervous when I saw the changes with the Connect 3, and it turns out, for good reason. The very things that made the Connect 1 and 2 my "perfect shoe" have changed - the toe box is wider, the sole is clunkier.. it just doesn't feel like a Connect. My first run in the 3 was four miles - I didn't feel as connected to the ground, the shoe didn't "disappear" on my foot as before, but all in all it didn't seem like a bad shoe. My second run, six miles, ended with aching feet and knees. I will be returning these shoes. I have tried on probably at least a dozen different shoes looking for a replacement but nothing compares to the good old Connects. I will be buying as many Connect 2's as I can... holding my breath in hopes that Brooks will realize a mistake has been made... PLEASE bring back (or keep making) the old style!!!

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

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          (2 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

           
          1.0

          Bring Back the Pureconnect 2

          By LSA

          from NH

          About Me Avid Athlete

          Pros

            Cons

            • Heavy
            • Uncomfortable

            Best Uses

            • Road Running

            Comments about PureConnect 3:

            After running in both the PureConnect 1 and 2, I was excited for the 3...until I tried it.

            The 3 is much wider and the band around the mid-foot left a blister on my arch after only running 3 miles on a treadmill.

            I have a narrow foot and the 1 and 2 fit like a glove, the best fitting running shoes I had ever tried. My only complaint, they seem to wear out quickly. The 3 is much wider, doesn't hold my foot and felt very heavy and clunky. Thank goodness Brooks has a decent return policy.

            Please bring back the PureConnect 2. The PureConnect 3 is a huge disappointment!

            • Sizing:
            • Feels half size too big
            • Width:
            • Feels too wide
            • Arch Type:
            • Average Arch
            • Was this a gift?:
            • No

            Comment on this review

            (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

             
            3.0

            Good shoe, but not great.

            By Itzaccihuatl

            from Sacramento, CA

            About Me Avid Athlete

            Pros

            • Breathable
            • Comfortable
            • Cushions Impact
            • Lightweight

            Cons

            • Poor Traction
            • Wears Out Quickly

            Best Uses

            • Road Running

            Comments about PureConnect 3:

            I've been running in the PureConnect 3 for about 2 months now and I'm a little disappointed in the shoe. I have a fairly straight gait (slight pronation on my left foot), so it's a good running shoe for me. I run on a daily basis & am training for a half-marathon (so, I'm not putting too many miles in these shoes).

            So, the good: It's pretty comfortable for a light-weight running shoe. I run in a hilly area, so I need good support (which I get) with this shoe. The toe box is fairly comfortable because it is wide, so after a few miles when my feet swell, I stay pretty comfortable & free. In "normal" shoes, I wear an 8; I purchased a size 9 in these shoes & they fit really well; giving me ample room at the toes.

            Now the not-so-good: They require a break-in period. I got two nasty blisters on my heal (running in the rain). The shoe sits rather high in the heel, so this causes some friction when running until they break in. I, also, got black nail on my Morton's toe (2nd toe, left foot) and a callus on the top of my right Morton's toe. The material at the toe box, is caved down & the material is stiff. This was all in the same week, but after 2 weeks the shoes loosened up enough to be considered comfortable running shoes. There is absolutely NO traction on this shoe. I have a sloping driveway & slipped and fell while walking down the drive when it was wet out (not soaked). Also, in the rain, you'll notice slipping while running in the street (avoid sleek areas). I've been running in this shoe for about 2 months & am already seeing cracking on the sole of the shoe (in the heel of the left foot). Also, the foam material in the back of the shoe is starting to peel off -- I expect a little more wearability than that.

            In closing, I like this shoe but I don't love it. The shoes I had before this had no break-in period, I didn't get ugly toes, & the shoe held up a lot better than this shoe. So, I'm going to go back to those shoes (from a different company)that I really, really liked (not going to mention them because I don't want people to assume that I'm advertising another company).

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

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