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Brooks Pure Connect


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Brooks lightest and most flexible shoe in the line, the PureConnect puts as little as necessary between the runner and road.

Summary:

While the new line of Brooks footwear called the Pures deliberately avoids using the minimalist tag, these shoes still have a lot of minimalist features: lightweight; flexible soles, very little heel-to-toe drop. Citing extensive market research, Brooks claims that runners aren't looking for "less" in a shoe; they want more! But where that "more" ends up is not a thick, non-flexing tread or monster crash-heel-pad. The "more" seems to be linked to a consumer's preference for snazzy styling and high-tech design and cushiony features.

What's unique to this shoe?

  • Most minimal Nav Band for light support
  • Toe Flex grooves extend through forefoot
  • Most flexible underfoot
  • Open mesh upper for maximum airflow
  • Open foam upper
  • Extended toe split
  • Ideal for Neutral runners

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