DiscontinuedUpdate: Brooks PureCadence 7
Neutral / cushion / high arch
Shoes for runners who do not need any additional arch support (Around 50% of runners). Best for people with normal, high or medium high arches. See the best neutral shoes.
Stability / overpronation / normal arch
Shoes for runners who need mild to moderate arch support (Around 45% of runners). Best for runners with a low arch. See the best stability shoes.
Motion control / severe overpronation / flat feet
Shoes for runners who needs a lot of arch support. Best for runners with flat feet. See the best motion control shoes.
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WeightMen: 9.7ozWomen: 7.9oz
Heel to toe dropMen: 4mmWomen: 4mm
The height difference from the heel to the forefoot, also known as heel drop, toe spring, heel to toe spring or simply drop.
There are many opinions about what a good heel drop is. We do not recommend any in particular. Lean more in this video.
Heel heightMen: 22mmWomen: 22mm
Forefoot heightMen: 18mmWomen: 18mm
WidthMen: NormalWomen: Normal
Release dateFeb 2016
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83 / 100 based on 7 expert reviews
The PureCadence 5 feels very similar to previous iterations of the shoe – reasonably well cushioned, smooth transition, comfortable over longer distances.
If you are looking for a lightweight, incredibly comfort stability shoe, give these a try. Please note, if you need a shoe with a wider forefoot these shoes may be a little narrow as this was something that bothered me the more I wore them.
The PureCadence adds a touch of stability for mild overpronators to a shoe with 4mm drop.
It’s a quick, flexible shoe with a minimal upper but provides enough cushioning to keep my feet happy.
- The Brooks PureCadence 5 is a road running shoe that features an updated upper. It has a new 3D fit print that offers a much stretchable and seamless fit. It also comfortably secures the foot.
- Other minor updates in the upper are padded tongue and the laces which are longer than the previous version.
- The Guide Rail system of the shoe is also lighter that wraps the foot and connects the big toes for a more natural running movement.
The updates of the PureCadence 5 did not include the fit and sizing. They remain to be identical as the last version. It has a snug heel and midfoot with ample of room in the toe box for natural splay. This kind of fit will be great for those with medium measurements and who love plenty of wiggle room for their toes. The widths are the standard D for men’s and B women’s version.
The outsole unit features the dual toe-flex that permits the big toe to function independently for a more balance toe-off. The shoe has a durable outsole that gives adequate traction while running on the road.
The PureCadence 5 uses the Brooks’ BioMoGo DNA which is also used in on of the popular road stability shoe, the Adrenaline GTS 19. This midsole technology delivers environment friendly and durable cushioning. It offers efficient energy-return and shock absorption for a more responsive toe-off. This works well with the lightweight guide rails that provide enough support during heel-to-toe transition. The Omega Flex Grooves in the midsole offers flexibility and the rounded heel promotes a smoother landing by allowing a more natural midfoot to forefoot strike.
The upper of the Brooks PureCadence 5 features the new 3D fit print that is flexible and flawlessly constructed to deliver a comfortable and more secure fit. This same upper material is also featured in the recent PureCadence 7. This upper works perfectly with the heel counter for a more stabilizing and secure fit.