Thanks for the feedback, can only go as far as London since I live overseas - NB apparently have the 860v2, 870v2, and 890v2 trainers as equivalents. Not sure of their quality, will have to try them out. Any ideas?
Skinzman, I am similar to you, just 1.5 stones less. I am considering the Newton range (Distance or Sir Isaac) as a secondary training shoe to the Brooks Ghost (will be getting the 5). In the meantime, I will also consider the Brooks Pure Cadence (I have a low arch) or Brooks Pureflow with insoles. Hope this helps.
I am based outside UK and periodically visit the country. I buy all my gear from the UK since certain brands are not found back home and I like trying them out before buying.
I am concerned that a number of shops in London do not have either the Brooks Pure Connect or the Pure Cadence. I tried Sweatshop and Run & Become - the latter are still checking but Sweatshop do not stock it at all.
Any help in this regard will be appreciated.
My second question is re the choice: Connect, Cadence and Flow.
I am a 1.75m/81kg/mid foot striker, running up to HM distances.
Low arched, wide feet, slightly pronating - normally run with Ghost 4 with soft insoles and the Brooks ST5 without insoles. Both are excellent.
I thought of the Cadence but what about Connect and Flow?