Men's PureFlow 3

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Brooks PureFlow 3 Men's Lightweight Running Shoes

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$100.00 $65.00

Style #110162

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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  • Color: 008

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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.

Specifications

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

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PureFlow 3
 
3.9

(based on 50 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (19)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (13)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (12)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (5)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (1)

80%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Lightweight (42)
  • Comfortable (37)
  • Cushions impact (30)
  • Responsive (29)
  • Arch support (18)

Cons

  • Wears quickly (12)
  • Narrow / tight (8)
  • Uncomfortable (8)
  • Too stiff (5)

Best Uses

  • Distance / endurance (27)
  • Dry conditions (27)
  • Gym (14)
  • Walking (13)
  • Wet weather (8)
    • Sizing:
    • Feels full size too small

       

      Feels half size too small

       

      Feels true to size

       

      80% 

      (39 reviews)

      Feels half size too big

       

      Feels full size too big

       
    • Width:
    • Feels too narrow

       

      Feels true to width

       

      80% 

      (39 reviews)

      Feels too wide

       
    • Arch Type:
    • Average arch (35), Low arch (7), High arch (6)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Enthusiast (33), Casual/ recreational (9), Gym rat (6)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (46), Yes (4)

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

 

Disappointed PureFlow no longer fits

The changes in the upper from the PureFlow 2 to the PureFlow 3 are much more significant than other reviews led me to believe. I've now run twice in the 3's (6 miles...Read complete review

The changes in the upper from the PureFlow 2 to the PureFlow 3 are much more significant than other reviews led me to believe. I've now run twice in the 3's (6 miles and 9 miles) and fear I've lost my favorite shoe. The upper is too narrow, too constricting, and the outsides of my ankles rub on the shoe.

The PureFlow 1 and 2 were my favorite shoes ever. I went through six pairs. I loved the weight, the cushioning, and the fit. I was never injured and they always felt great--whether I ran 15 miles a week or 35.

The 3s have now changed in ways that don't work for my foot. First, the upper is too narrow. On my first run, my feet starting falling asleep a mile into the run. I loosened the laces as much as I could, but the nav band and the upper-most lace still felt too tight (and I've run out of lace). Second, the outside of my ankle rubs on either the ankle-pocket or the wrap-around tongue (I suspect it's the ankle-pocket, but it's hard to see that while running).

During my 9 mile run today, my feet never fell asleep, but the upper still feels too tight. I don't believe I need a larger size since I have a full thumb-width between my big toe and the end of the toe-box. Throughout my run I played with the laces and tongue, but I couldn't eliminate the ankle-rub, and the uper-most lace always felt too tight across my tendons.

The cushioning in the 3 feel great--as good as ever. But the upper is a deal-breaker for me.

I guess I'll stock up on left-over 2s and hope Brooks quickly makes minor changes to make the upper a little more like the old shoes.

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5.0

PureFlow never disappoints.

By Primal Beast

from San Antonio, TX

About Me Avid Athlete

Pros

  • Comfortable
  • Responsive

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Dry Weather
    • Endurance Training
    • Gym
    • Walking

    Comments about PureFlow 3:

    PureFlow3 has a sock like fit that may be too tight for some runners.

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

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    5.0

    Excellent

    By Raine

    from San Angelo, TX

    About Me Casual/ Recreational

    Pros

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

    Cons

      Best Uses

        Comments about PureFlow 3:

        I got these for my honey for Valentine's day. He loves them! These are his first pair of Brooks shoes and they are in his words "Superior to my Nike's and Adidas" we are thrilled with this purchase.

        • Sizing:
        • Feels true to size
        • Width:
        • Feels true to width
        • Arch Type:
        • Average Arch
        • Was this a gift?:
        • Yes

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        4.0

        Great Shoe

        By Wolfpack Zach

        from Chicago, IL

        About Me Avid Athlete

        Pros

        • Comfortable
        • Cushions Impact
        • Good Traction
        • Lightweight
        • Stylish

        Cons

        • Wears Quickly

        Best Uses

        • Dry Weather
        • Endurance Training
        • Gym
        • Trail Running
        • With Orthotics/Inserts

        Comments about PureFlow 3:

        I used this shoe last cross country season, so they saw a lot of miles. I mainly rain on limestone paths with these.

        I like that it's a lightweight shoe with the feel of a minimal shoe, but has the cushion and good support of a typical trainer. The flexibility combined with the Nav Band on the arch makes it extremely comfortable to run any distance in.

        The Pureflow 3 outersole wore down significantly faster than other models I have run in, like the Ghost. Also, although it does have cushion, it was not enough cushion for me for road runs, but that is a personal preference.

        Overall, great shoe and I am planning on buying the Pureflow 4 for next xc season.

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

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        2.0

        Poor Follow up to the Pureflow 1 & 2

        By Fish

        from Raleigh NC

        About Me Avid Athlete

        Pros

        • Lightweight
        • Responsive

        Cons

        • Uncomfortable

        Best Uses

        • Dry Weather
        • Endurance Training

        Comments about PureFlow 3:

        I have run in the Pureflow 1 & 2s for the past 3 or 4 years and loved them. They were great for any type of run from tempo runs to marathons. I was afraid to deviate from what was working so well and have been living off of the Pureflow 1 & 2 until this past December. Unfortunately when I was forced to make the switch to the Pureflow 3s due to the inability to find any older models my fears were soon realized.

        On my second run I noticed the seams on the outside of the foot where the uppers tie into the toe box bind up when flexed and put a lot of pressure on my foot. At times it is unbearable and has caused me to switch back to my old worn out Pureflows.

        In addition I feel that with the new tread pattern the life of the shoe has also been comprimised. Where as, with the former models I would get about 350 miles of out the shoe I think I will probably only get about 250 or so out of the Pureflow 3s.

        I will be looking into the Pureflow 4s as it appears they have done away with the seams on the toe box all together.

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

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        5.0

        Repeat Buyer!!

        By LILDDOT

        from Mansfield, TX

        About Me Avid Athlete

        Pros

        • Comfortable
        • Good Arch Support
        • Good Traction
        • Lightweight

        Cons

        • Wears Quickly

        Best Uses

        • Dry Weather
        • Endurance Training

        Comments about PureFlow 3:

        This is my 3rd pair of PureFlow3 running shoes and I will continue to buy them until they are no longer available. I switched from a Nike minimalistic shoe and these were light weight with good cushioning. After about a week of training my average mile time decreased by 20 seconds and when you are running half marathons it adds up quickly. I have PR'd twice in these shoes and looking for a 3rd! Happy Running!!

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

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