Brooks Women's Purecadence 4 Running Shoes

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Women's PureCadence 3

$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.


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  • Color: 801

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Specifications

  • Shoe Category: PureProject
  • 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 55 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (27)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (14)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (4)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (5)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (5)

78%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Lightweight (42)
  • Comfortable (38)
  • Arch support (25)
  • Cushions impact (24)
  • Pronation control (21)

Cons

  • Narrow / tight (11)
  • Uncomfortable (9)
  • Wears out quickly (7)
  • Wears quickly (6)
  • Too stiff (3)

Best Uses

  • Road running (15)
  • Distance / endurance (12)
  • Gym (11)
  • Walking (10)
  • Dry conditions (8)
    • Sizing:
    • Feels full size too small

       

      Feels half size too small

       

      Feels true to size

       

      81% 

      (44 reviews)

      Feels half size too big

       

      Feels full size too big

       
    • Width:
    • Feels too narrow

       

      Feels true to width

       

      83% 

      (44 reviews)

      Feels too wide

       
    • Arch Type:
    • Average arch (44), High arch (3), Low arch (3)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Enthusiast (23), Casual/ recreational (18), Gym rat (11)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (51), Yes (3)

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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1.0

disappointing

By 

from philadelphia, pa

About Me Casual/ Recreational

Pros

    Cons

    • Wears Quickly

    Best Uses

      Comments about PureCadence 3:

      After one month of wearing sneakers - I walk a lot, but nothing to stenuous - my sneakers are wearing. Pink material on top of sneakers is peeling away - it looks as if cloth was glued.

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

      Comment on this review

       
      4.0

      happy girl

      By 

      from Charlotte, NC

      About Me Casual/ Recreational

      Pros

      • Comfortable
      • Cushions Impact
      • Durable
      • Good Arch Support
      • Good Traction
      • Lightweight

      Cons

      • Don't Like The Tongue
      • Lases On Angle
      • Toe Looks Long

      Best Uses

      • Gym
      • Running
      • Walking

      Comments about PureCadence 3:

      I love how pure cadence fit, wear, and feel. The 2's were very cute. I don't like the looks/colors of 3's or 4's as much, but purchased bc of how comfortable my 2's are.

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

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      2.0

      Too narrow

      By 

      from Pasadena, CA

      About Me Gym Rat

      Pros

      • Durable
      • Lightweight
      • Responsive

      Cons

      • Narrow / Tight

      Best Uses

        Comments about PureCadence 3:

        I really liked the original pure cadence, the pure cadence 2 was OK, and was a gift so I kept it. The pure cadence 3 just feels too narrow through the forefoot.

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

        Comment on this review

         
        5.0

        Favorite running shoe ever

        By 

        from Ga

        About Me Avid Athlete

        Pros

        • Comfortable
        • Cushions Impact
        • Durable
        • Good Arch Support
        • Good Traction
        • Lightweight
        • Pronation Control
        • Responsive

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Dry Weather
          • Gym
          • Wet Weather

          Comments about PureCadence 3:

          I run about 20 miles a week. This was my second pair of this exact shoe!

          • 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

          Great arch support

          By 

          from Atlanta

          About Me Casual/ Recreational

          Pros

          • Good Arch Support

          Cons

          • The Elastic Band Across T
          • Uncomfortable

          Best Uses

            Comments about PureCadence 3:

            Elastic band on top hurts my high arch.

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

            Comment on this review

            (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            Best fitting running shoes I have found

            By 

            from Montana

            About Me Casual/ Recreational

            Pros

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

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Dry Weather
              • Endurance Training
              • Gym
              • Walking

              Comments about PureCadence 3:

              I experienced a toe injury that has made it difficult to find a running shoe that laces further down from my toes. This is the perfect shoe for me. There is plenty of distance from my toe joint and where the laces begin. I love the lightweight feel of these shoes and the heel comfort. I can wear them all day with no foot fatigue. I hope Brooks continues to make this shoe style.

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

              Comment on this review

               
              5.0

              Best shoes ever!

              By 

              from McGaheysville, VA

              About Me Casual/ Recreational

              Pros

              • Comfortable
              • Lightweight
              • Pronation Control
              • Responsive

              Cons

              • Narrow / Tight
              • Wears Quickly

              Best Uses

              • Endurance Training

              Comments about PureCadence 3:

              I love these shoes. They are the best for my knees. I run about 15-20 miles a week. It does make me sad how quickly these wear out. It ends up costing me a lot since they aren't good for more than 200 miles or so. I find I have to look for the older models on Brooks or other on line stores so that I can afford to stay in these.

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

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              5.0

              love my pure cadence!

              By 

              from huntington, wv

              About Me Rarely Work Out

              Pros

              • Comfortable
              • Cushions Impact
              • Lightweight

              Cons

                Best Uses

                  Comments about PureCadence 3:

                  These are the most comfortable shoes I own. I love them!

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

                  Comment on this review

                   
                  5.0

                  I will buy this shoe again!

                  By 

                  from Coronado, CA

                  About Me Avid Athlete

                  Pros

                  • Comfortable
                  • Cushions Impact
                  • Durable
                  • Good Arch Support
                  • Good Traction
                  • Lightweight
                  • Pronation Control
                  • Responsive

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Long distance running

                    Comments about PureCadence 3:

                    Over the past few years, I have purchased nothing but Nike Free running shoes. I haver found with this brand - they wear out very quickly and loose cushion support sooner then I think they should. I got tired of buying expensive running shoes every other month. So, I decided to try a totally new brand, Brooks. I run over 25 miles during the week. The Purecadence 3 shoe is amazing - I couldn't be happier. They are extremely comfortable, light, and have maximum shock absorption! I will no doubt buy this shoe again, and am so happy that I made the switch to Brooks. I won't be buying the "other" brand again.

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

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                    5.0

                    Great for running

                    By 

                    from Albuquerque, NM

                    About Me Avid Athlete

                    Pros

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

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Dry Weather
                      • Endurance Training
                      • Gym
                      • Trail Running
                      • Walking
                      • Wet Weather
                      • With Orthotics/Inserts
                      • Work

                      Comments about PureCadence 3:

                      I'm training for my first half marathon and needed extremely lightweight shoes, but with support because I pronate. My fiancé found these for me to try because I kept getting blisters after 4 to 5 miles. I absolutely love them. They are Great quality and perfect for training.

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

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