The Brooks PureCadence 3 is a performance uptempo running shoe designed for a mild overpronated foot motion.


Important Shipping Note: U.S. sales only.


The Brooks PureCadence 3 brings you a natural ride while maintaining the support you need. A dual density, BioMoGo DNA midsole combats overpronation and adapts to your stride for a customized ride. A low profile and flexible design keep your stride nimble and efficient, while a lightweight mesh upper hugs your foot for an assuring fit.

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Weight: 7.5 oz (size 8)

Stack Height: 22mm (Heel), 18mm (Forefoot)

Available Widths: B=Medium

How it Fits (based on width B)

  • Sizing: Standard running shoe length
  • Heel: Medium
  • Midfoot: Medium to low volume
  • Forefoot: Medium
  • Toe-Box Height: Medium
  • Arch Structure: Medium to high
  • Shoe Shape: Semi-Curved


  • BioMoGo DNA fuses BioMoGo midsole and DNA gel cushioning technology for a fully custom responsive ride that adapts to the needs of each and every runner.
  • Tuned Density Midsole (TDM) material offers a custom ride that corresponds with a runner's gender and weight.
  • Toe Flex uses a toe split in the outsole/midsole materials that allows the toes to function independently and engage the runner's natural balance during toe-off.
  • Internal Progressive Diagonal Rollbar (PDRB) consists of a softer density foam wedge within the midsole, providing overpronation support from heel to toe.
  • Reinforced Heel Counter holds the foot for a more stabilizing, secure fit.
  • Omega Flex Grooves enhance midsole flexibility without compromising cushioning.


  • Ideal Heel consists of a curved outer heel, to encourage midfoot and forefoot striking.
  • Blown Rubber outsole offers durability, responsiveness and flexibility.


  • Nav Band is a flexible, stretching band that wraps over the midfoot to help keep the foot secure.
  • Anatomical Last mimics the shape of the foot, resulting in a glove-like feel and allowing the the foot to work as a single unit.
  • Asymmetrical Lacing adapts to the foot to reduce hotspots.
  • Strobel Last with the upper stitched to full length fabric for a comfortable underfoot feel.

Footwear Performance Characteristics

Pronation Control: What's This?

  • Neutral
    • Min
    • Mod
  • Support
    • Min
    • Mod
    • Max
  • Motion Control
    • Mod
    • Max

Heel-Toe Offset (mm): What's This?

  • 0
  • 1-2
  • 3-4
  • 5-6
  • 7-8
  • 9-10
  • 11+

Stack Height:

  • Barefoot
  • Minimal
  • Low
  • Medium
  • High
  • Maximal


  • Road
  • Road-Trail
  • Hard Trail
  • Varied Trail
  • Soft Trail

Shoe Type:

  • Premium
  • Standard
  • Performance
  • Racing

Customer Reviews

Comments: I originally bought 2 and I fell in love. I've tried many other shoes for just causal running, and those always made me hurt my knees, ankle or hips...I got my fitting from Road Runner Shoe store and this was the perfect fitting. I just ordered my 4th pair. I think my first one lasted about 300miles. Great shoes but get you fitting if this is right for you. It may not be for everyone.
From: Anonymous. Newport Beach, CA, USA. January 7th 2015

Comments: Love the updates on this shoe. I hesitantly tried the PureCadence 2's and found those to be a good solid marathon training and marathon shoe, although they looked very clunky on my feet. I got 350+ miles out of the 2's very easily. With the updates, the support feels much better in the 3's, the sole feels more flexible, and I like that the 3's don't look quite so clunky on my feet. The only complaint I have about the 3's so far (and I'm on my 2nd pair), is that by 200 miles, the sole is much more worn than in the 2's (and my 2's had 350 miles on them!). Overall, I still prefer the 3's over the 2's with the increased support and better flexibility and have continued to train for marathons in them.
From: H. TX, USA. November 15th 2014

Comments: I bought this shoes right away when I saw them released. I have both the original pure cadence, the pure cadence 2 and now this. I still love the original better but compared to the 2 the 3s toe box is wider and they are not as stiff as the 2s. I think they made this model a little bigger cause I have a full thumb of space even though they are the same size as the 1st and 2nd gen. I enjoy them and the colors are nice. I have heard the transition is slow and I am using them as I start running again. So far no hotspots, no blisters, I love the color too. I got the white, silver, and pink :)
From: Leslie, Las Vegas, NV, USA