As of December 2014, the PureConnect 3 is Discontinued
On occasion, we pick the Brooks PureConnect 3 to wear during our longest runs because of the extra comfort it provides. Besides that, this shoe is on the tail end of minimalist running shoes we reviewed, having too much cushioning along and not enough flexibility or sensitivity to keep up with the front of the minimalist pack. We feel that the midsole and hefty outsole landing pods could be slimmed down to shed a bunch of weight and increase flexibility and ground feeling. For a more minimal feel, try the Editors' Choice-winning New Balance Minimus 10v3 Trail, or for a comfortable shoe to help you transition to minimalism, try the Nike Free 5.0.