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  • 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 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.

    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.

  • Use

    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
    $100
  • Weight
    Men: 8oz
    Women: 6.6oz
  • Heel to toe drop
    Men: 4mm
    Women: 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 height
    Men: 27mm
    Women: 25mm
  • Forefoot height
    Men: 23mm
    Women: 21mm
  • Width
    Men: Standard
    Women: Standard
  • Release date
    Unknown
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Rankings

Expert Reviews

Experts are runners, 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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87 / 100 based on 5 expert reviews

  • 92 / 100 | Gear Institute

    One drawback for pronators is that the rubber pods donÕt extend to the medial side of the heel area.

  • 88 / 100 | Solereview

    No deal breaking negatives on the PureConnect to speak of – as a complete package, the shoe makes a good case for itself.

  • 83 / 100 | Cheapism

    A minimalist experience wrapped in a neutral package, the Brooks PureConnect 4 claims its share of devotees. Although the price pushes our Cheapism limit, users have few gripes and generally find true comfort when running in these shoes.

  • 84 / 100 | Meals and Miles

    I think they’re a big improvement from the 3 and I look forward to continue to run in them this season.

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Updates to Brooks PureConnect 4

  • The 4th version of the Brooks PureConnect features the minor updates on its upper. It now uses a traditional tongue and has new laces which are lighter and flexible than the previous version. The new laces are easier to tie and more like to stay tied all throughout the run.
  • The PureConnect 4 neutral shoe comes with an enhanced midsole cushioning without adding too much weight. It absorbs shock efficiently and has a great energy-rebound capacity for a more responsive ride.

Brooks PureConnect 4 size and fit

The PureConnect 4 retained much the fit of the original version. It is comfortably snug from the heel to the forefoot. As long as the right size is availed, runners with medium to narrow feet will find the fit very comfortable. This shoe is available in medium shoe widths.


Outsole

The outsole unit features the toe-flex pods that moves autonomously for a more flexible and supportive ride. It engages to the runner’s natural balance during toe-off.


Midsole

The BioMoGo DNA midsole in the PureConnect 4 delivers a custom comfort.  This reliable Brooks technology is also featured in one of their most popular running shoe, the Ghost 11. The durable BioMoGo DNA cushioning offers a more improved and responsive ride. This works well with the Omega Flex Grooves that enhances flexibility without affecting the cushioning. The rounded heel encourages a natural foot strike for better alignment and for a smoother heel-to-toe transition.


Upper

The Brooks PureConnect 4 has a breathable upper. It features the traditional tongue and flexible laces that secures the foot perfectly. This works well with the Nav Band that is also flexible and wraps the foot securely while running. The anatomical last imitate the foot’s natural shape for a glove-like feel and for the foot to move naturally and comfortably.


Comparison