Brooks PureCadence 5 Shoe Review
Brooks PureCadence 5 Shoe Review
I have been a huge fan of the Brooks PureCadence running shoe since they were first introduced a few years back. I have had a few pairs of the PureCadence 1, PureCadence 2, and PureCadence 3, and PureCadence 4 shoe models. I read a number of negative reviews about the 4th version but ended up liking the 4th version. After seeing the PureCadence 5, I really wanted to like the latest updates to this great shoe.
If I had to pick a handful of my favorite running shoes of all time, the Brooks PureCadence shoe would be in the top 5. A great all around stability shoe that provides ample support and cushioning.
Brooks PureCadence 5 Shoe Initial Thoughts
I was excited to see the latest version of one of my favorite shoes. When I ordered the shoes online, I couldn’t really tell how the green would look in person. After opening the box I was immediately impressed with the updated look and feel.
The upper was different, the sole was different, and the shoe felt great when I initially tried them on. One thing that stood out to me was how responsive these shoes felt. Lightweight and responsive make these great for tempo or speed work efforts.
My initial thoughts about this shoe were that Brooks did a great job with the updates to the PureCadence shoe.
Brooks PureCadence 5 Shoe Specifications
- Shoe Type/Category: Performance Stability
- Weight: 8.8 oz (Size 9 D)
- Shoe drop: 4mm
- Shoe Height: 22mm (Heel), 18mm (Forefoot)
- Sizing: Standard running shoe length
- Heel: Medium to narrow
- Forefoot: Medium width
- Previous model: Brooks PureCadence 4
Brooks PureCadence 5 Shoe Overview
The Brooks PureCadence 5 running shoe was added to my running shoe rotation. The updates made to this shoe were originally great. They looked sharp and were light as I mentioned above.
Some of the updates made to this shoe include updated sole, tongue, and upper. I feel that the colors could be better, but really do like the green ones that I was able to get for this review.
The other thing that started to bother my feet over time was how narrow these shoes were. They felt great, just way more narrow than I expected.
Weighing in at 8.8 oz for a men’s size 9, these shoes feel light and fast.
Brooks PureCadence 5 Shoe Sole
The Brooks PureCadence 5 sole had some major changes with the latest version of this shoe. One thing that will stand out immediately is the updated heel on the sole. The rounded heel encourages a more natural motion and promotes forefoot landing. It also creates a more comfortable running experience.
The updated midsole uses BioMoGO technology that provides a responsive ride and increased support. The groves in the sole give ample grip for running on almost any surface. I would recommend running in these shoes on roads or light trails.
The Dual Toe Flex allows the big toe more room and allows the foot to have a more natural push-off and provides improved balance while running.
As I mentioned above, these updates provide a responsive shoe that has a great feel.
Brooks PureCadence 5 Shoe Upper
The Brooks PureCadence 5 upper was updated with this latest version. If you look at the pictures, you will notice that it seems seamless and feels great when the shoe is on. If I had to describe it, it almost feels like a glove. Something way different from most shoes that I have worn.
In order to keep the foot secure, Brooks included n Support Saddle that allows the shoe to secure the midfoot.
As you can tell from the pictures, the updates to this shoe look and feel great. The only thing that I don’t like about this version of the shoe is that it is more narrow than earlier models.
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