Brooks Women's PureCadence 2

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Brooks PureCadence 2
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Brooks PureCadence 2 - Women's The Brooks PureCadence 2 running shoe features full-length BioMoGo DNA earth friendly midsole technology that is blended with Brooks DNA smart cushioning to tune cushion and response based on the needs of each and every runner. IDEAL Heel encourages contact points to shift forward, which aligns the joints and creates optimal energy return. Split toe enhances forefoot flexibility and independently empowers the big toe to engage the runner's natural stability and a powerful push-off. Nav Band wraps over the instep and provides a comfortable, assured fit regardless of foot shape. Anatomical Last contours the foot to provide true support and a glove-like feel. Wt. 7.7 oz.

Lining and Layers:

  • Soft lining offers a great in-shoe feel.


  • All-synthetic construction makes these vegan-friendly


  • Midsoles feature BioMoGo polymer alloy foam, which provides cushioning, energy return and reduced foot fatigue; nontoxic additive helps midsoles break down in landfill


  • Plush tongue and collar for exceptional comfort.


  • Wide Elastic Nav Band is locked into the lateral strike pod to ensure a secure, glove-like fit.
  • Lightweight uppers feature highly breathable mesh, synthetic leather overlays and a wide rubber instep band to provide a comfortable, secure fit regardless of foot shape
  • Built on an anatomical last, the shoe's shape contours to your foot, promoting support and a glove-like fit.
  • Designed on an anatomical last, Brooks PureCadence 2 Road-Running Shoes contour to the feet, providing a glovelike fit

Support and Cushioning:

  • Built for the mild overpronator to moderate overpronator looking to step into the minimalist category without sacrificing needed support.
  • Molded foam insole supplies light underfoot cushioning.
  • Full-length BioMoGo DNA is a blend of earth-friendly BioMoGo and responsive Brooks DNA, and has a gender-friendly cushioning design, making for a dynamic ride.


  • The heel is slimmed down and rounded to encourage contact points to shift forward, aligning the joints and creating optimal energy return.

Traction and Grip:

  • Low-profile rubber outsoles grip well on the road, sidewalk and gentle trails


  • Internal PDRB helps prevent overpronation.
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  • Split toe groove under the forefoot offers an enhanced sense of connection with the ground
  • Successor to the PureCadence, SKU# 7864595.
  • Toe Flex - The split-toe feature augments forefoot flexibility and promotes the big toe to engage the runner's natural stability and power during push-off.
  • 4mm heel-to-toe drop encourages a shorter, lower impact stride than traditional running shoes do
  • Brooks developed five unique features called the Ideal Technologies (Nav Band, Toe Flex, BioMOGO DNA, rounded heel, and Anatomical Last) that are featured in every PureProject shoe. Combined, these technologies are designed to promote an efficient, natural stride by encouraging a more forward foot strike, which places the runner over their center of gravity, helps align the body and reduces harmful stress.
  • Part of the PureProject Collection from Brooks.
  • Split toe groove under the forefoot enhances forefoot flexibility and lets the toes function independently for better balance
Run foot loose and fancy-free with the Brooks Pure Cadence™ 2 shoe. With a sleek silhouette and a responsive fit, this women's running shoe re-thinks the engineering of support technology. Features like the internal Diagonal Rollbar (PDRB) help prevent overpronation, while the wide Nav Band holds your foot like an endless hug. The anatomical last contours the foot to provide true support and a glove-like feel in the lightweight, flexible Brooks PureCadence™ 2 running shoe.

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With lean construction and a responsive fit, the PureCadence 2 rethinks how support technology is engineered. Features like the internal PDRB help prevent overpronation without added parts and the wide Nav Band holds your foot like an endless hug. Add fresh looks and some street cred, and this featherweight friend will run footloose and fancy-free with you. Just like the core line, Brooks holds PureProject to the industry’s highest weartest and durability standards. Because of their lightweight construction and fewer materials, runners should generally expect shoes from the PureProject line to last approximately 250-300 miles.
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The women's Brooks PureCadence 2 Road-Running Shoes offer runners stability, mild pronation control and a natural foot strike.

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Also available for: Men
Arch Type:High Arch, Medium Arch
Average footwear weight (pair):15.4 ounces
Cushioning:BioMoGo, Brooks DNA
Foot Mechanics:Mild Overpronator, Neutral
Footwear closure:Lace-up
Footwear height:Ankle
Heel-to-toe drop:4mm drop
Midsole:Polymer alloy foam
Midsole Offset:4mm.
Miles Run per Week:0-5 mi, 11-15 mi, 16-20 mi, 21-30 mi, 6-10 mi, Over 30 mi
Performance Running Shoe Type:Lightweight
Running shoe type:Minimalist
Technology:Nav Band
Upper:Polyester mesh/synthetic leather overlays/rubber instep band
Weight:7.7 oz
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Brooks PureCadence 2 Reviews:

Positive Reviews:

Fits a bit different than 1st version

I am giving these four stars instead of five due to the difference in fit from the PureCadence 1. I had been running in the 1st version of this shoe for almost a year. I decided to use my REI coupon to get a new pair, but Brooks has moved on to version 2. These are still great shoes. I consider them "minimal inspired" as they are probably not true minimal shoes. I tend to over pronate on my left foot and did not have a problem in these at all. They offer some support, but are definitely a much more streamlined, light shoe, than a traditional support running shoe. They are comfortable and still provide some cushioning for running. The main difference I found was the sizing. I usually wear a 6 in regular shoes, 6.5 in running. The PureCadence 1 I needed to size up a whole size, to 7. These PureCadence 2, I think run truer to size, and I probably needed a 6.5. Overall if you are looking to transition from a "regular" running shoe to something more minimal, these are a great first pair!
JB at REI on 05/05/2013

Brooks PureCadence 2 Road-Running Shoes

I use them for walking & running on pavement. I love minimalist shoes but I would literally wear those out, especially the heels. So when I found these I was super excited! They aren't true minimalist but they are close enough that I still love them. The heel has a good amount of padding in it so that is a huge plus. I ran the Army 10 miler in them with less than 2 weeks of break in time & they were wonderful! I hate to "cheat" on my minimalist shoes but these are going to be my new pavement shoes. These are light weight but still cushion your feet. If that's what you're looking for, you found it.
Liz the outdoor adventurer at REI on 10/10/2013

Would definitely buy these again!

Great shoes. Prior to buying these I was going to buy the newer version of the Ravennas, as that's what I had last and loved. Our REI didn't carry the new Ravenna, so I tried on the Pure Cadence, partly because they're purple. So far, I love them -- they're comfortable, lightweight, good for short- to long-distance runs, and they look good ;) Brooks hasn't disappointed me yet!
COSpgsRunner629 at REI on 04/04/2013

Great Shoe my second pair!

These are great shoes! I have wide flat feet, and these shoes feel great!
They are my second pair, they wear well! They are a good investment!
1928Girl at REI on 02/02/2013

Negative Reviews:

Terrible shoes

Shoes are different sizes, right and left, one loose and one tight. Brooks design of the offset lace system causes shoes to apply pressure on the top of the foot and results in toes going numb. Not a good feeling. Buy another brand. This generation of Brooks are very poor.
Silver head at REI on 10/10/2013

Neutral Reviews:

Wanted to love these, but had to return.

I have the Brooks Pure Connect 2, which I like a lot. Since I've been increasing my running distance I thought it would be a good idea to get a show w/ a little more support. The color of the shoe is great. Loved it. The shoe feels supportive. But it feels very narrow, much more so than the Pure Connect. Took the shoes for a 3 mil test run and my feel hurt the entire time. For me, they were too tight. I have an average width foot and bought the same size I have in the PC2. I do think these and the PC2 run about a 1/2 size smaller in general. Also, these shoes did not breathe well. There was plenty of cushion and the 4mm drop prevents you from heel striking if that's what you want. Also, the color was great, very stylish. However, I reluctantly had to return as these were not comfy for me feet.
Travelbugg at REI on 09/09/2013