Brooks PureCadence 6 Shoe Review
Brooks PureCadence 6 Shoe Review
The Brooks PureCadence running shoe has always been one of my favorite running shoes, starting with the original PureCadence. Over the past few years, I have owned every PureCadence model and published reviews on the PureCadence 3 and PureCadence 5 models. After seeing that the PureCadence 6 was available, I had to get a pair to try.
The PureCadence 5 had some drastic changes that made me concerned, including the tongue. I was excited to hear about the redesigned seamless upper for the all new 6th version.
The PureCadence 6 continues to be a great all around stability shoe that provides lightweight support and responsive cushioning.
Brooks PureCadence 6 Shoe Initial Thoughts
With the PureCadence 5, I had a number of things that eventually started to bother me about the shoe, specifically the width of the forefoot and tongue. It appeared that with the latest version, these items were updated.
The gray color and 3D print upper looked sharp and were definitely comfortable the first time I put the shoe on.
When I first put these shoes on they felt lightweight, flatter than I recall, but very comfortable.
My first thought about this shoe was that Brooks did a great job with the updates for the latest version of this shoe.
Brooks PureCadence 6 Shoe Specifications
- Shoe Type/Category: Performance Stability
- Weight: 8.6 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 5
Brooks PureCadence 6 Shoe Overview
The Brooks PureCadence 6 is a stability running shoe designed for runners with a mild overpronated running motion.
This shoe really provides a natural running feel, with a low heel to forefoot drop (4mm).
The redesigned upper feels wider and felt better during my runs with these shoes. I feel that the colors could be better, but really like the gray color option used for this review.
Weighing in at 8.6 oz for a men’s size 9, these shoes feel light and fast.
Brooks PureCadence 6 Shoe Upper
The Brooks PureCadence 6 upper was changed for the latest version. Not only is the tongue a little different, but the new 3D Fit Print upper feels seamless, that provides almost like a sock-like feel.
If you look at the pictures below, you will see the updated design, definitely a unique look, which feels awesome.
In order to keep the foot secure, Brooks continued to include a Support Saddle that allows the shoe to secure the midfoot. The heel has a soft cushion that keeps things secure and comfortable.
The one thing that I didn’t like about the upper was wearing these in the snow/rain. The upper soaked up water/snow more than I would want.
Brooks PureCadence 6 Shoe Sole
The Brooks PureCadence 6 sole had minimal changes for the latest version of this shoe.
The shoe continues to have a rounded heel, which encourages a more natural motion and promotes forefoot landing. It also creates a more comfortable running experience.
The same midsole uses BioMoGO technology, providing a responsive ride with increased support. The groves in the sole make it great 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, the sole is very similar to the Brooks PureCadence 5.
Let me know what you think of the Brooks PureCadence 6 running shoe!
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