Brooks Pure Connect 2 ~ Minimalist Inspired & Cushioned


Brooks Pure Connect 2 ~ Barefoot inspired minimal shoe with cushioning!

brooks pure connectI recently received Brooks Pure Connect 2 running shoes.  This shoe is comfortable. It’s a good looking shoe.  At first fit, there is support and they wrap nicely around my feet.  There is a lightweight feel and It does feel as though I’m barely wearing a shoe.  Now I’ve had other Brooks running shoes before (Green Silence and Pure Cadence).  The Pure Connect 2 is by far my favorite of the Brooks shoes that I have worn.  It fits close to the foot and gives enough support for my arches.  It’s a sleek light weight shoe.  There is an impression of it being a minimalist shoe and yet it has enough cushioning to make your feet feel supported.

For myself, the Pure Connect 2 feels like a good neutral shoe to run in.  If you are a runner who is used to running in more stable andtoe split supporting shoes, these shoes can be a good transition to a more minimal fit.  However, if you are someone who wants the feel of the minimal / barefoot, these shoes are too cushioned in my opinion.  That’s why I think it’s a good neutral shoe.   There is more toe room in these shoes than in the Pure Cadence, yet it is still a narrow fit.  For those who want their toes to spread, you may want to continue searching for a different shoe, though keep in mind the sole does have a split toe design which allows for more foot maneuvering and provides more grounding sensation for your feet on the run.  The upper shoe has durable and breathable mesh that helps keep the feet cool.

As of now, I have have only put approximately 20 miles on my shoes.  So far, so good.  I will keep you posted on how these running shoes compare to other styles of running shoes.

Technologies For Brooks Pure Connect 2 ~

• BioMoGo DNA Midsole
• IDEAL Heel
• Toe Flex
• Nav Band
• Anatomical Last

The Brooks Pure Connect 2 Running Shoes are made to last for 250-300 miles.  I have yet to break 20 miles on my new pair.  I’m happy with them and so far give these shoes a thumbs up.  I am testing out a variety of running shoes be it trail, barefoot and more supportive; so stay posted as I write more reviews and can give more detailed feedback.

To learn more about Brooks Pure Connect 2 and their other shoes go to their website.  Check out Other Brooks Products!




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Kathleen Crandall

Hello there! Kathleen Hilker Crandall Speaking! I work as an Independent Pilates/Yoga teacher and Massage Therapist in Austin, Texas. Check out our Service Page for more details on what I offer. I truly love the work that I do and am glad to share with others what I have learned! Move Well. Eat Well & Nourish to Flourish :)

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