The Pure Connect is considered the most 'minimal' of all the models. This shoe has a pretty unique fit. The best way to describe it is snug. You can literally feel it hugging your foot.
Next are the Pure Flow. A friend described this as most like the Kinvaras. Brooks describes it as "a little more shoe and a whole lot of technology to a slick aesthetic"
Next are the Cadence which Brooks describes as "Lean construction fuses with a responsive fit in the PureCadence. For Guidance to Support runners, this shoe delivers more support through smart, streamlined features such as a wider Nav Band that’s locked in to the medial strike pod."
And last but not least Pure Grit. These were the model I decided to go with. I would compare the fit to the Flow but it is designed to be more of a trail shoe. It has a unique tread that does offer great traction off road. My only concern, at this point, is how fast the tread will wear. Once it's gone I suspect these shoes will be too slippery to wear on wet pavement. I've only logged about 50 miles since buying them but I do love them. I've averaged about a 30 seconds per mile increase in speed with no extra effort. Maybe it's all in my head but whatever it is, it's working.
And the best part.....my dog loves them too.