Facts

Terrain

Road

Shoes best for road, track and light gravel. See the best road shoes.

Trail

Shoes best for trail, off road, mountains and other unstable surfaces. See the best trail shoes.

Good to know

As long as you stick to the road or path, and if you want just one running shoe, buy a road running shoe.

Arch support

Neutral / cushion / high arch

Shoes for runners who do not need any additional arch support (Around 50% of runners). Best for people with high or medium high arches. See the best neutral shoes.

Stability / overpronation / normal arch

Shoes for runners who need arch support (Around 45% of runners). Best for runners with a normal 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.

Good to know

- Rule of thumb: If in doubt, buy neutral shoes to avoid injuries.
- More about arch support in this video.
- Find your arch type by following steps from this video.

Daily running

Cushioned shoes for your daily easy running. Great comfort. See best shoes for daily running.

Competition

Lightweight shoes good for races, interval training, tempo runs and fartlek. Here are the best competition running shoes.

Good to know

If you want just one pair of shoes, buy a shoe for daily running.

Price
$110
Weight
Men: 8.9oz
Women: 7.5oz
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Road

Shoes best for road, track and light gravel. See the best road shoes.

Trail

Shoes best for trail, off road, mountains and other unstable surfaces. See the best trail shoes.

Good to know

As long as you stick to the road or path, and if you want just one running shoe, buy a road running shoe.

Neutral / cushion / high arch

Shoes for runners who does not need any additional arch support (Around 50% of runners). Best for people with high or medium high arches. See the best neutral shoes.

Stability / overpronation / normal arch

Shoes for runners who needs arch support (Around 45% of runners). Best for runners with a normal arch. See the best stability shoes.

Motion control / severe overproanation / flat feet

Shoes for runners who needs a lot of arch support. Best for runners with flat feet. See the best motion control shoes.

Good to know

- Rule of thumb: If in doubt, buy neutral shoes to avoid injuries.
- More about arch support in this video.
- Find your arch type by following steps from this video.

Daily running

Cushioned shoes for your daily easy running. Great comfort. See best shoes for daily running.

Competition

Lightweight shoes good for races, interval training, tempo runs and fartlek. Here are the best competition running shoes.

Good to know

If you want just one pair of shoes, buy a shoe for daily running.

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.

Summary

We spent 6.4 hours reading reviews from experts and users. In summary, this is what runners think:

10 reasons to buy

  • Many runners described the Brooks PureCadence 6 as comfortable.
  • A number of consumers considered this shoe to be suitably lightweight for their running sessions.
  • The foam platform felt responsive, according to a high percentage of purchasers.
  • There was a general positive feedback for the presence of a supportive mechanism that handles foot-pronation.
  • Some reviewers noted that the upper unit was able to fit like a sock around the shape of their feet.
  • The breathable fabric used for the upper unit gained favor for being breathable.
  • Many observed that it worked well for shorter and speedier runs.
  • The shoe was lauded for having an apparently appealing design.
  • The outsole was sure and capable in terms of traction and protection, based on a majority of the reviews.
  • According to a consumer, wearing the Brooks PureCadence 6 didn’t bring about any negative repercussions to the feet.

4 reasons not to buy

  • There were a few consumers who thought that the outsole wore out too quickly.
  • A number of testers felt that it was at least half-a-size smaller than what they were used to.
  • It felt a bit narrow in the mid-foot section, according to some observers.
  • The stretchy laces were hard to tighten, a disgruntled runner complained.

Bottom line

The Brooks PureCadence 6 became a success for a lot of runners who wanted to have a comfortable and stable shoe for their speedy pursuits on the road. They welcomed its design, as well as its color schemes. They were also generally appreciative of the lightweight and responsive nature of its components. There were those who felt that there was still a lot of room for improvement, but for them it was a solid update nonetheless.


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Ratings

4.4 / 5 based on 158 ratings

5 star
68%
4 star
18%
3 star
6%
2 star
6%
1 star
3%

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Expert Reviews

Experts are running shoe geeks, who post reviews at youtube, directly at RunRepeat or at their own websites. Each expert is categorized from level 1 to level 5 based on expertise. See stats on expert reviews and how we calculate scores here.

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89 / 100 based on 2 expert reviews

  • 90 / 100 by The Active Guy • Scott • Level 5 expert

    The latest Brooks PureCadence running shoe continues to be a shoe in my running rotation. Even though the shoe only has 2 color options, the redesigned upper is extremely comfortable and provides the right amount of support.

  • 82 / 100 by Run and Become • Nandanti Martaskova • Level 1 expert

    When I change brands and go for a different type it takes me a while to adapt to the new style, but with the PureCadence 6 the transition was very easy and quick. They suited my feet completely from the beginning.

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Updates to Brooks PureCadence 6

  • The Brooks PureCadence 6 is a running shoe that’s created for those who need mild support against the overpronated foot motion. Design-wise, it looks similar to the 5th iteration of the series, but it’s made to be more lightweight than that predecessor.
  • Fused overlays and a stretchy lacing system still grace this version, but the mesh material in the upper has a look that entails that it’s been constructed in a more secure manner. Contrary to the previous version, this one has a more subdued color scheme, with more emphasis to shades of black and gray. The overlays also have a shinier disposition, which looks to heighten its visual appeal.
  • The mid-sole unit of the Brooks PureCadence 6 still features the company’s proprietary foam material, which offers a customized underfoot experience for the specific wearer. Lightweight Guide Rails around the shoe keep the foot steady and prevents it from printing irregularly during the running session.
  • Durable rubber covers the mid-sole. It protects the foam material from the abrasive nature of the asphalt. Grooves all over the surface of the outsole allow the foot to move more naturally through the gait cycle.

Brooks PureCadence 6 size and fit

The Brooks PureCadence 6 has a standard running shoe sizing scheme. It accommodates the preferences of men and women. The standard width is available, so it is able to welcome the runners who have medium sized feet. Its semi-curved shape follows the natural curve of the human foot.


Outsole

A durable rubber compound is used for the outsole unit of the Brooks PureCadence 6. Placed liberally to in the forefoot and rear sections, it responsibly shields the foam material from abrasion and wear. It also provides traction, which is helpful for surface control.

The Omega Flex Grooves in the outsole allow the platform to be more flexible. These small channels basically help the foot in performing naturally as it takes each step and lifts off the ground.


Midsole

The BioMoGo DNA foam material fuses two of the premier tech in the Brooks stable. This new compound offers responsive cushioning that’s tuned to the needs of the wearer. It follows the shape and motion of the foot, adapting to it in order to achieve more comfort.

The Lightweight Guide Rails are sections of the platform that feature a denser material. It supports the foot and prevents it from assuming irregular pronation when running or when standing idly.

A Rounded Heel hugs the foot and accommodates a smoother and more natural strike during the foot-landings.


Upper

The 3D Fit Print Upper offers a flexible wrap to the foot of the wearer. Breathable fabrics are used in order to provide a cool and dry experience. It’s also seamless, so it prevents skin irritation.

The Comfort Collar offers a plush exterior for the ankles, heel and the lower portion of the leg. It also assists in stabilizing the foot and keeping it in place.

An Internal Support Saddle provides additional security to the mid-foot, thus enabling a snugger coverage.

An External Heel Counter holds the rear of the foot and locks it in place, basically preventing it from exiting the shoe unexpectedly and accidentally.