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Women's PureConnect 2

Brooks PureConnect for women

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Specifications

  • Shoe Category: PureProject
  • Arch: High
  • Body Build: Small, Medium
  • Platform: Anatomical Platform
  • DNA Layout: Biomogo DNA Layout
  • Construction Type: Strobel
  • Water-Resistant: No
  • Waterproof: No
  • Competition: Road racing
  • Launch Date: January 1, 2013
  • Weight: 5.9 oz
  • Midsole Drop: 4 mm

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PureConnect 2
 
4.2

(based on 130 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (71)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (31)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (12)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (9)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (7)

83%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Lightweight (106)
  • Breathable (93)
  • Comfortable (90)
  • Cushions impact (67)
  • Arch support (58)

Cons

  • Wears out quickly (25)
  • Narrow / tight (16)
  • Poor traction (7)
  • Uncomfortable (7)
  • Poor arch support (4)

Best Uses

  • Road running (76)
  • Gym (16)
  • Pavement (8)
  • Walking (7)
  • Distance / endurance (4)
    • Sizing:
    • Feels full size too small

       

      Feels half size too small

       

      Feels true to size

       

      55% 

      (69 reviews)

      Feels half size too big

       

      Feels full size too big

       
    • Width:
    • Feels too narrow

       

      Feels true to width

       

      85% 

      (104 reviews)

      Feels too wide

       
    • Arch Type:
    • Average arch (69), High arch (43), Low arch (8)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Enthusiast (66), Gym rat (32), Casual/ recreational (27)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (123), Yes (3)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Best running shoes I have ever owned!

I was looking for a minimalist shoe, but found out I needed a little more cushion than provided in a traditional minimalist shoe. These were perfect, not to much cushion where I can...Read complete review

I was looking for a minimalist shoe, but found out I needed a little more cushion than provided in a traditional minimalist shoe. These were perfect, not to much cushion where I can still feel the road but not every rock! I feel fast in these shoes and will always buy PureConnects. I am on my 2nd pair in 6 months.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Designed to last only 2-4 months

After ONLY 2 months of wearing 1-2 times per week at light duty, 3 of the bottom pads fell off. Brooks is sending another pair but I will still be buying a new...Read complete review

After ONLY 2 months of wearing 1-2 times per week at light duty, 3 of the bottom pads fell off. Brooks is sending another pair but I will still be buying a new pair of shoes in 2 months because they designed them that way. Here is Brooks' response to my complaint.....

Hi Leigh,

Thank you for contacting Brooks Sports. We have sent you a one time replacement pair of shoes. Please allow 5-7 business days for your new shoes to arrive. All of our shoes are designed to be used specifically for running and walking. The Pure Connect 2 is a minimal running shoe made with fewer and lighter weight materials. When used for its intended purpose these shoes will have a life expectancy of 250-300 miles or 2-4 months.

Happy Running,
Kendall B
Brooks Customer Service

Reviewed by 130 customers

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5.0

Love them

By 

from Austin, TX

About Me Gym Rat

Pros

  • Breathable
  • Comfortable
  • Cushions Impact
  • Durable
  • Lightweight

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Road Running

    Comments about PureConnect 2:

    After three foot surgeries in nine months, I had given up hope that I'd ever run again. My feet ached all the time whenever I tried a workout. My marathon-running friends had told me to try Brooks and I finally broke down and spent the money. Happily, I am back to running (5-10)miles a week and my feet don't hurt. I bought a second pair just to have on hand for later.

    • 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

    Minimalist but with arch support!!

    By 

    from Massachusetts

    About Me Avid Athlete

    Pros

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

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Gym

      Comments about PureConnect 2:

      I wear these for crossfit, and they are great for the running and WODs. I only swap these out for my weightlifting shoes for the oly lifts and weighted squats. I have a neutral foot with high arches, had been wearing INOV-8s, but needed something more supportive on the arches for box jumps, sprints, and other higher impact movements. These are perfect- still lightweight, have a minimalist feel, but there is a bit more cushion and a contoured footbed to support my arch and keep my feet in a good neutral position when landing any jump movement. Very happy with the purchase! But definitely size up by a half size. I'm an 8 in street shoes, an 8.5 in athletic shoes, and I needed a 9 in these.

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

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      5.0

      my favorite running shoes by far

      By 

      from Michigan

      About Me Avid Athlete

      Pros

      • Breathable
      • Comfortable
      • Cushions Impact
      • Durable
      • Fast
      • Lightweight

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Road Running

        Comments about PureConnect 2:

        I LOVE THESE SHOES SO MUCH! BEST RUNNING SHOES EVER!!!

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

        Comment on this review

        (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        4.0

        Too Small!

        By 

        from Chicago

        About Me Casual/ Recreational

        Pros

          Cons

            Best Uses

              Comments about PureConnect 2:

              I ordered these after seeing them listed on a running website, and I loved everything about them, except for the sizing. I sent them back and ended up ordering a half size up, which fits much better.

              • Sizing:
              • Feels half size too small
              • Width:
              • Feels true to width
              • Arch Type:
              • High Arch

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              4.0

              Keep the PC2 Design going!

              By 

              from Fairfax, VA

              About Me Gym Rat

              Pros

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

              Cons

              • Arch Support Goes Quick
              • Wears Out Quickly

              Best Uses

              • Road Running

              Comments about PureConnect 2:

              I've trained for 2 half marathons in these shoes, I love them, but have had to get a new pair after each race. I don't mind that I have to buy a full size over my "normal" size, it's just a number. The fit is fantastic, the arch support is good, shoe is light, fast, breathable... but the cusioning and arch support goes away so quickly! I run a maximum of 18 miles a week when I'm training, which isn't a ton, but the shoes still wear out quickly. Durability is the one thing I wish could be improved on this shoe.

              In comparison to the PC3 update, I found that the toe box on the PC3 was too roomy, so I am sticking with the PC2 for as long as they're made. (I own 3 pairs!) I hope the next gen of PureConnect is closer in structure to the PC2, but as durable as I have heard the PC3 to be.

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

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