|Weight:||Men: 8oz | Women: 6.6oz|
|Heel to toe drop:||Men: 4mm | Women: 4mm|
|Arch type:||High arch|
|Strike Pattern:||Forefoot strike|
|Heel height:||Men: 27mm | Women: 25mm|
|Forefoot height:||Men: 23mm | Women: 21mm|
|Width:||Normal | Normal|
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87 / 100 based on 5 expert reviews
No deal breaking negatives on the PureConnect to speak of – as a complete package, the shoe makes a good case for itself.
One drawback for pronators is that the rubber pods donÕt extend to the medial side of the heel area.
I think they’re a big improvement from the 3 and I look forward to continue to run in them this season.
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.
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.
- 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.