Runners are raving about these shoes – and so is Runner's World! The Brooks Men's Pure Connect Running Shoe was named "Best Debut" in Runner's World's Winter 2012 Shoe Guide in the December issue. The editors said the PureConnect "strikes a balance between barefoot-inspired minimalism and cushioning-required training. It has a lightweight, barely there feel yet is substantive enough to handle long tempo runs." You'll feel your run from head to big toe with the radically lightweight and flexible PureConnect. Neutral runners who crave less shoe and more freedom will love the maximum breathability of an open mesh upper built on a slim and nimble underfoot. A split toe groove extends through the forefoot allowing the runner to really engage the foot and get a greater sense of connection to the ground. This is a shoe for those who want as little as possible between them and the road. Brooks lightest and most flexible shoe in the line, the PureConnect puts as little as necessary between the runner and road. Just like Brooks core line, they hold 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. 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
- Toe Flex – A toe box split allows the big toe to function independently and engage the runner's natural balance. Flexible materials empower a more efficient push off during the propulsion phase. BioMoGo DNA – BioMoGo, Brooks earth-friendly midsole technology, is blended with Brooks® patent-pending DNA smart cushioning to create a springy return and custom comfort. This also reduces the use of energy and amount of waste by removing drop-ins. Nav Band – This flexible band wraps over the instep to comfortably secure the foot in place. The dynamic stretch provides just the right amount of reinforcement and conforms to individual foot shape and size. Anatomical Last – Designed from an anatomical form, the shoe’s shape contours the foot for a glove-like feel and provides support for every part of the foot. Ideal Heel – Brooks signature inverted heel promotes a natural foot strike by landing in a more forward position on the foot. This aligns the runner’s center of gravity and encourages optimal energy return. Tuned Density Midsoles – Brooks tuned the density in their midsoles to better correspond with gender and weight categories, delivering a custom balance of cushioning that’s not too soft or stiff.
- Tech Specs
- Surface : Road/Track Pronation : None/Normal, Mild Competition : Road racing Category: Neutral Weight: 7.2 oz Platform: Anatomical Last Construction: Stroebel