Review overview

Performance 8.5
Design 8.5
Price 8.5


8.5 Excellent A great overall package overall that performed well, is very lightweight, has a low heel-to-toe differential, looks amazing, and comes in at a reasonable price of $120!

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Note: This shoe has made our Best Running Shoes For Men guide! Be sure to check out our guide to see the years best running shoes from each brand.

The PureCadence 5 is the latest iteration in the lightweight minimal stability category. It has a low heel-to-toe differential and provides a relatively firmer ride that will transition into a faster and more speedy workouts.

Brooks PureCadence 5 Performance

This year’s version includes several updates in the upper, starting off with he rounded heel cup that secures one’s back-foot firmly in place  a new upper that includes stretchy synthetic material that will wrap and hug your foot like a sock and provide breathability with its welded on overlays.  It performed great in terms of form-fitting capabilities and breathability, but some found the mid foot to be a bit cramped, so if you have overtly wide feet, that may be an issue for you.

The sole unit includes a firmer foam midsole with low heel-to-toe differential that leads to a smooth and quick gait transition. It also houses stability mechanisms and a rounded back heel with gives for a much more efficient running experience in terms of impact and transition. This speedy running experience is also due to the lightweight-ness of the shoe, clocking in at only 7.9 Oz for stability shoe.

Brooks PureCadence 5 Design

The look and feel of these shoes is definitely sleek and elegant for a stability shoe. They have a look and feel of premium to them and the colour schemes Brooks has used add for a great finish to the shoes. These are shoes you could probably rock outside of running as they’re mega comfy during walking and will go with an assortment of outfits.

Brooks PureCadence 5 Price

At an MSRP of $120, the PureCadence 5 is very reasonably priced. It’s not highly budget friendly but it isn’t overtly expensive either by any means. It’s a very durable shoe so the miles-used against the total amount spent does pan out in the end. Nevertheless, there are other cheaper options available in this category.

Shoe Info

  • Weight: Mens 9.7Oz and Womens 7.9Oz
  • Heel-to-Toe Offset: 4mm
  • Type: Stability + Lightweight
  • Terrain: Road

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