Terrain: Road
Arch support: Neutral
Weight: Men: 8oz | Women: 6.6oz
Heel to toe drop: Men: 4mm | Women: 4mm
Pronation: Neutral Pronation
Arch type: High arch
Strike Pattern: Forefoot strike
Distance: Competition
Heel height: Men: 27mm | Women: 25mm
Forefoot height: Men: 23mm | Women: 21mm
Brand: Brooks
Type: Low drop
Width: Men: Normal | Women: Normal
Price: $100
Colorways: Black, Blue, Multi
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A top rated Road running shoe
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87 / 100 based on 5 expert reviews

  • 92 / 100 | Gear Institute | | Level 5 expert

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

  • 88 / 100 | Solereview | Level 5 expert

    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 | | Level 2 expert

    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 | | Level 1 expert

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

  • 73 / 100 | Complex | | Level 1 expert

    After a few runs in the shoe, it's easy to grow accustomed to the 4.0mm heel drop and the upper that fits on the snugger side.

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  • 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.

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.

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.

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.

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.