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Did you have to transition into it or are they not that extreme?
These sound like quite good shoes then.
I'm worried as I may have to buy blind as others have found, they are not widely stocked. I have that problem with most of the running shoes that I am interested in.
It seems such a gamble with so much money. Though the last pair of running shoes I bought didn't work out as the soles came away from the shoe. I don't know if this is because I'm flexing them too much or I've just bought a Friday afternoon lemon.
I currently run in Brooks GTS Adrenalines but have been thinking of these Brooks Pure Cadence due to all the positive reviews they've been getting. I'm guessing/hoping they will become a bit more widely available, and the prices will start to drop a bit. I normally buy 2E width size, but they only seem to have D width in these - any wide feet people bought Brooks Pure range and have had any issues?
I am thinknig of buying a pair of the brooks cadence, i am currently training in Brooks ravenna. Would you recommend making the transition to the brooks cadence, are there any real benefits? I would like to use these as my racing shoes also? I am in the process of training for longer distances with my longest run at the minute being 15miles. The other sessions i do are 2 7 milers, a track session (using spikes) tempo intervals, 3miles and 5 miles. What would you recommend using these shoes in?
I bought a pair of these last week. After doing a 5 mile run yesterday, I was nearly crippled for the rest of the day. They are quite narrow and although I tried them on in the shop, where they felt ok, the left one got tighter and tighter. Nearly stopped to take it off on the last bit home where I walk and my right foot was so sore that I just limped on it for the rest of the day. Off to see if shop will change them. Bit put out as have been looking forward to owning a pair for a while. The 4mm drop was not a problem at all. Got saucony guide 5's. Just wanted to alternate with a different pair.
Hi I have a pair of PureCadence not the new model and I have done about 200 miles in them and while they have been great it has on my left foot given me a really sore joint on my big toe. I think it is because there is so much spare material where the tongue is sewn into the show. Not sure if they are all like this or my pair were a bit reject?? My local running shop just suggest I tried not lacing through that bottom whole on the inside! Not really the best of responses.....
Do you mean sore joint or hot-spot/blister?
Interesting. I'm on my 3rd pair and until just recently they have been faultless. I've just started getting a small hot spot on the top of my big toe -right under where that excess material from the tongue is. It's too soft to cause a jjoint problem though
I have the Pure Grit 2s and also notice how little material is under tthat area now.
How do you find grits in terms of trail performance? Love my flows and was thinking of a trail version but the sole just doesn't look like it could cope with a lot of mud.
It won't cope with a lot of mud (not many do), but I guess it's not designed to. For that you'd have to go for extreme Innov8s. I would say it's best for dryer trails. but is also good on road, which if like me you have to run on roads for a mile or two to get off road, then it's agreat 'all-rounder'.
Thanks. I think you're right about innov8s. I got a pair of orocs and they are great on mud - though a bit embarassing on pavement before I get there.
Thing is, if grits are an all-rounder like that, what is their advantge over e.g. pure flows?