Brooks Pure Cadence

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02/03/2012 at 17:29
Anyone tried these babies out? They look great to me, but for some reason they don't seem to be available in many shops to go and try on.
02/03/2012 at 20:04
I won a pair of Brooks Pure Flow in the Xmas competition - they are very comfy but very shallow - if the Cadence is the same as the Flow they won't suit if you've got even slightly chunky tootsies! My feet are very shallow and mine are too snug to run in and not very wide at the front either.
03/03/2012 at 00:11
I've got a pair - only done about 100k in them but so far really like them. Very comfy. My feet are quite wide and they fit me fine.
Not sure where you live but I got mine from Runners Need in Victoria.
03/03/2012 at 08:30


Did you have to transition into it or are they not that extreme?

03/03/2012 at 09:59
I was expecting to have to get used to them but just liked them from the word go. They're a lot more cushioned and supportive than I was expecting. I still use my Brooks trance for longer runs so haven't used the cadence for anything much over 10k but it's been a very easy transition so far.

03/03/2012 at 14:00
My husband just got a pair but he is a neutral runner and I understand cadence are more of a support shoe? Or maybe because they are so 'stripped-down' it doesn't matter?
03/03/2012 at 16:31
It is classed as a support shoe
04/03/2012 at 23:06
Brooks cadence is very light weight and is so far the best shoe Iv ever worn,I went on a 20 mile run in them today and not even one hotspot (usually get blisters within 4 miles) and zero knee or hip pain. I have never felt so good while running and was 4 mins faster than usual over the same distance. I usually over pronate but land neutral running in these despite the fact that they have less support than most 'neutral' shoes. I dont know why these are only sold in a small selection of stores, my bf would like to try them but there doesnt appear to be a stockist in the whole of the midlands area. I got mine from the moorgate runners need store but they unfortunately did not have the pure grit which I am now interested in seeing as I am getting on so well with the cadence. I have had them for about 2 weeks and have done a few 6 mile runs and now a 20 mile.I used to run in a saucony stability shoe then newton issacs.
05/03/2012 at 08:42
I went to have a look at them yesterday and had to buy them. They are the most comfortable running shoes I've ever had on my feet and just love the low heel. of course, I haven't run in them yet, but can't wait to do so.
20/03/2012 at 09:45
Oh...done a 4, 9, 10 and 18 in these puppies and they are just fantastic!
20/03/2012 at 10:51
f-ing love my pure flows. Done c350 miles in them so far and will probably need to replace them soon. I've used them for runs up to 20 miles, had a bit of stiffness in my calves on longer runs as I used to run in brookes adrenaline gts for all road running, but transitioned without too much of a problem!
20/03/2012 at 22:58

These sound like quite good shoes then.

I'm worried as I may have to buy blind as others have found, they are not widely stocked. I have that problem with most of the running shoes that I am interested in.

It seems such a gamble with so much money. Though the last pair of running shoes I bought didn't work out as the soles came away from the shoe. I don't know if this is because I'm flexing them too much or I've just bought a Friday afternoon lemon.

21/03/2012 at 12:57
I'm interested in getting a pair of Brooks Cadence but does anyone know if these would suit me ? Need to cater for runs up to 2hrs.

Mild over-pronation, medium arch, 12.5 stone and around 1:35-1:40 1/2M.

My other thoughts are Saucony ProGrid Hurricane 14 or Progrid Guide 5's.

Have used Adidas Response Stability for last few years but not keen on current model.
21/03/2012 at 13:33
I did 18 miles in them last week. No issues. They are for mild overpronators. I think they will suite you
07/05/2012 at 09:59

I currently run in Brooks GTS Adrenalines but have been thinking of these Brooks Pure Cadence due to all the positive reviews they've been getting. I'm guessing/hoping they will become a bit more widely available, and the prices will start to drop a bit. I normally buy 2E width size, but they only seem to have D width in these - any wide feet people bought Brooks Pure range and have had any issues?

16/07/2012 at 15:09

Hi everyone!

I am thinknig of buying a pair of the brooks cadence, i am currently training in Brooks ravenna. Would you recommend making the transition to the brooks cadence, are there any real benefits? I would like to use these as my racing shoes also? I am in the process of training for longer distances with my longest run at the minute being 15miles. The other sessions i do are 2 7 milers, a track session (using spikes) tempo intervals, 3miles and 5 miles. What would you recommend using these shoes in? 

16/07/2012 at 19:03
I think you are likely to need a transitional period unless you already are a mid/forefoot striker. Try on a very short run - even 3 miles may be too much. I moved to pure flows from ghosts( still in transition). They as well as cadence are a great pleasure to run in.
17/07/2012 at 14:06

I bought a pair of these last week. After doing a 5 mile run yesterday, I was nearly crippled for the rest of the day. They are quite narrow and although I tried them on in the shop, where they felt ok, the left one got tighter and tighter. Nearly stopped to take it off on the last bit home where I walk and my right foot was so sore that I just limped on it for the rest of the day. Off to see if shop will change them. Bit put out as have been looking forward to owning a pair for a while. The 4mm drop was not a problem at all. Got saucony guide 5's. Just wanted to alternate with a different pair.

18/07/2012 at 12:23
Must admit, i'm half a size up in the cadence compared to my mizunos from the past. i thought at first they were just a tad too long, however i've not suffered any sore black toe nails since.
14/02/2013 at 14:19

Hi I have a pair of PureCadence not the new model and I have done about 200 miles in them and while they have been great it has on my left foot given me a really sore joint on my big toe. I think it is because there is so much spare material where the tongue is sewn into the show. Not sure if they are all like this or my pair were a bit reject?? My local running shop just suggest I tried not lacing through that bottom whole on the inside! Not really the best of responses.....

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