Brooks Pure Project- Pure Connect
Brooks Pure Connect is the lightest of Brook’s new Pure range of running shoes. It weighs just 204 grams in a UK 8 and is low profile. The heel to forefoot drop is a mere 4mm so it encourages a more natural mid-foot strike. However, unlike other shoes of this type it has a very cushioned feel. The midsole is a mix of DNA and MoGo. Which gives it that soft but, firm feel of MoGo added to the way DNA changes it’s feel with the force that is applied. So, if you trot along in these shoes they feel soft and shock absorbing but, if you increase the pace the shoe responds giving you a firmer more responsive, quicker feel.
I wouldn’t describe Brook’s Pure Project shoes are minimlalist as they contain bags of technology designed to help the runner adapt to a more efficient gait without the downside of less technology filled shoes of this type. In our opinion these are definatley worth a try and could be the future of running shoes. These shoes will be available in Northern Runner from October. Sign up to the newsletter or check the website for the exact date.