Men's PureFlow 3

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$100.00 $80.00
Style #110162

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Embrace lightweight without losing cushion in the get-up-and-go PureFlow 3. We've fine-tuned features like a more rounded heel, sculpted the medial side while integrating a wider Nav Band, and repositioned the Toe Flex to better align your stride. So all you feel is that sweet cushion, and all you need is the open road.

We’re not the only people going with the Flow: Runner’s World Magazine named the PureFlow 3 its "Best Update" in their March 2014 issue. The editors praised new design for its smoother landing, more flexibility in the forefoot, and improved fit; calling the PureFlow 3 "a bargain-priced trainer that handles a lot of miles."


Just like our core line, we hold PureProject to the industry’s highest weartest and durability standards. Because of their lightweight construction and fewer materials, runners should generally expect shoes from the PureProject line to last approximately 250-300 miles.


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  • Shoe Category: PureProject
  • Arch: Medium, High
  • Body Build: Small, Medium
  • Platform: Anatomical Platform
  • DNA Layout: Biomogo DNA Layout
  • Construction Type: Stroebel
  • Water-Resistent: No
  • Waterproof: No
  • Competition: Road racing
  • Launch Date: January 1, 2014
  • Weight: 8.4 oz
  • Midsole Drop: 4mm

What's New

PureFlow 3

  • BioMoGo DNA midsole provides adaptive cushioning
  • Rounded heel offers better alignment, minimizing stress on joints
  • Omega Flex Grooves add stability and flexibility
  • Nav-band wraps your foot for comfortable security
  • No-sew overlays give ultimate comfort
Great for road running

Great for road running

Ideal for Medium to High Arches

Ideal for medium to high arches

Midsole drop

Midsole drop 4mm

Weight

Weight 8.4 oz

Ideal for normal pronation

Ideal for runners with normal pronation

Technology

DNA Midsole

An innovative cushioning system that adapts to runners of all sizes and speeds, providing a custom ride.

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Rounded Heel

The slight curve of the heel aligns force through the center of your ankle joint, reducing internal stress on your body.

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DNA Midsole

What is it?

Brooks DNA is an innovative and uniquely adaptive cushioning system. By adapting to your specific weight, pace, gait and running surface, DNA offers customized cushioning and adds a spring to your step.

Traditional cushioning takes a one-size-fits-all approach, but we know that each runner is different. Brooks DNA was developed to continuously tailor the level of cushioning to your specific needs – even as they change during the run.

How does it work?

Brooks DNA is made up of a highly viscous non-Newtonian material or more simply put, a material that adapts to the specific force you apply to it. Part of the brilliance is that this compound was engineered to perform at the molecular level (picture millions of resilient 'nanosprings').

If you looked at Brooks DNA through a microscope, you'd see that it's made up of individual molecules connected in strands. These strands (which form chains) react to the amount of force placed on the foot, dispersing pressure and providing resiliency. Bottom line of this physics lesson: You get tailored cushioning that reacts to your specific weight, pace, gait, movement and running environment – "made-for-me" cushioning vs. "one size fits all."

And, as with all good technology, we’ve taken it a step further (two steps actually):

  • BioMoGo DNA is DNA technology blended with the BioMoGo midsole to provide adaptive cushioning throughout the midsole vs. just in the heel and forefoot.
  • BioMoGo DNA midsole includes an organic, non-toxic additive that biodegrades the midsole 50 times faster than traditional EVA when it comes into contact with anaerobic landfill microbes (otherwise known as active, enclosed landfills).

  • 30% more cushioning than standard midsole materials (gel or EVA)
  • Twice as much energy return for more pep in your step
  • Great performance no matter your weight or running pace
  • Smoother transition from heel to toe

Rounded Heel

What is it?

“Rounded Heel” is just a fancy name that we like to use for the rounded and reduced heel on our shoes. The slight curvature in the heel vastly improves the alignment of your body, encouraging a more efficient stride.

How does it work?

It’s really quite simple. The curvature in the heel works to align the body by shifting the contact point forward. As you hit the ground there is a greater clearance distance under the middle of your heel, which aligns force through the center of your ankle, thus reducing internal stress on your body.

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Reviews

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PureFlow 3
 
3.7

(based on 31 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (10)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (7)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (10)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (3)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (1)

77%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Lightweight (27)
  • Comfortable (21)
  • Cushions impact (20)
  • Responsive (17)
  • Arch support (13)

Cons

  • Narrow / tight (6)
  • Uncomfortable (6)
  • Wears quickly (6)
  • Too stiff (3)

Best Uses

  • Dry conditions (16)
  • Distance / endurance (15)
  • Walking (10)
  • Gym (8)
  • Wet weather (5)
    • Sizing:
    • Feels full size too small

       

      Feels half size too small

       

      Feels true to size

       

      77% 

      (23 reviews)

      Feels half size too big

       

      Feels full size too big

       
    • Width:
    • Feels too narrow

       

      Feels true to width

       

      74% 

      (23 reviews)

      Feels too wide

       
    • Arch Type:
    • Average arch (18), Low arch (6), High arch (5)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Enthusiast (19), Casual/ recreational (6), Gym rat (5)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (31)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Great Shoe

The new PureFlow 3's are awesome. I loved the PureFlow 1's and not a fan at all of the PureFlow 2's, in fact I gave my 2's away after several...Read complete review

The new PureFlow 3's are awesome. I loved the PureFlow 1's and not a fan at all of the PureFlow 2's, in fact I gave my 2's away after several uses. The new PureFlow 3's are great. I use them for running and CrossFit on the days i'm either running or doing box jumps. They are very comfortable and the Black/Red colorway looks much nicer than in the photo's.
Anyone who loved the PureFlow 1's i would suggest to pick up a pair of the new 3's because this is an upgrade to the 1's and you will be very happy with them. I just hope they come out with some other (bright) colorways this year so I can have a variety when my current pair wears out. Not a fan of the blue and all black. Brooks, I loved the original men's blue on the PF 1's, they rocked and i got tons of compliments and the original greens were pretty awesome as well.
Great shoe, if you hit the gym, run, into triathalons or CrossFit i suggest you pick up a pair of these shoes I promise you won't be disappointed!

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Unsure about this shoe

I have long been awaiting a new pure flow to be released. I fell in love with the original pure flow and logged many miles in them. Needing a new shoe, I naturally...Read complete review

I have long been awaiting a new pure flow to be released. I fell in love with the original pure flow and logged many miles in them. Needing a new shoe, I naturally purchased the pure flow 2, but was less than impressed with the new design. With the pure flow 3, I was hoping to get that feel of the original shoe. When I first put the shoe on, my initial thought was these are too narrow. After one 5 mile run in them, I am skeptical about them. I have areas on the tops of my toes where the shoe was rubbing pretty aggressively. If you decide to purchase think about buying a 1/2 size larger. I will give them a couple more runs and see how they turn out. On the other hand, the shoe has the perfect amount of cushioning and support that I was looking for. I could see myself able to run many miles in them if it weren't for the cramped feel.

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3.0

Not as comfortable as predecessor produc

By Rabbit

from Woodstock, Ga

About Me Gym Rat

Pros

  • Cushions Impact
  • Good Arch Support
  • Good Traction
  • Lightweight

Cons

  • Soles "click" At The Toes
  • Too Stiff

Best Uses

  • Walking

Comments about PureFlow 3:

Not as good as previous models. A bit stiff. Also, product soles are defective. The nodules on the soles actually "click" when you walk or run. Very annoying.

  • Sizing:
  • Feels true to size
  • Width:
  • Feels true to width
  • Arch Type:
  • Average Arch
  • Was this a gift?:
  • No

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(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

Almost perfect

By PA Footman

from Chambersburg, PA

About Me Avid Athlete

Pros

  • Comfortable
  • Cushions Impact
  • Lightweight
  • Responsive

Cons

  • Wears Quickly

Best Uses

  • Dry Weather
  • Endurance Training
  • Wet Weather

Comments about PureFlow 3:

Great blend of light weight and decent support. Wonderful cushioning. Only con is the tread wears very quickly.

  • Sizing:
  • Feels true to size
  • Width:
  • Feels true to width
  • Arch Type:
  • Average Arch
  • Was this a gift?:
  • No

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(0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
3.0

Not the Shoe That it Used to Be

By Ray in Western MD

from LaVale, MD

About Me Avid Athlete

Pros

  • Comfortable
  • Good Arch Support
  • Pronation Control

Cons

  • Heavy
  • Too Stiff

Best Uses

  • Walking

Comments about PureFlow 3:

I just feel the Pure Project line has slid downhill since the second iteration. I feel the original PureFlow was the best of the three models, as was the original PureConnect (even though I could not wear them because the arch support was too high).

The current version of the PureFlow still makes a good walking shoe for me, but I find it to be too stiff and restrictive to run in. The weight is bothersome for me also, although it would function as a passable trainer. In fair consideration, my favorite model of the PureProject line was the PureDrift, which has been discontinued.

I would still recommend this shoe to someone looking to transition to a more minimal running experience but not to someone who is already a minimalist runner.

  • Sizing:
  • Feels half size too small
  • Width:
  • Feels true to width
  • Arch Type:
  • Average Arch
  • Was this a gift?:
  • No

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3.0

Too narrow

By Patrick

from Milwaukee, WI

About Me Avid Athlete

Pros

  • Comfortable
  • Cushions Impact
  • Good Arch Support
  • Lightweight

Cons

  • Narrow / Tight
  • Uncomfortable

Best Uses

  • Endurance Training

Comments about PureFlow 3:

I'd been running in the Pure Flow 2s for two seasons and loved them. I like a natural feel, low drop, light, cushion shoe for marathon distance running. The Pure Flow 2 hit that mark nicely. I was looking forward to trying out the 3s given the positive reviews I'd read, but I found them to be more narrow than the 2s. They just weren't as comfortable, and I ended up buying another pair of 2s. I hope Brooks makes the 4th version of this shoe a little bit wider, allowing toes to spread more naturally. Still, a great shoe, but more so for a narrow foot.

  • Sizing:
  • Feels true to size
  • Width:
  • Feels too narrow
  • Arch Type:
  • High Arch
  • Was this a gift?:
  • No

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(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
2.0

PureFlow 2 vs PureFlow 3

By Michael

from Lexington Kentucky

About Me Avid Athlete

Pros

    Cons

    • Narrow / Tight
    • Uncomfortable

    Best Uses

    • Endurance Training

    Comments about PureFlow 3:

    PureFlow 3 are too narrow. Also the shoe rubs the top of my foot. Now matter how I adjust the laces the shoe is not comfortable.

    Don't expect the PureFlow 3 to be a good replacement for the PureFlow 2

    • Sizing:
    • Feels true to size
    • Width:
    • Feels too narrow
    • Arch Type:
    • Low Arch
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No

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