Women's PureFlow 3

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$100.00
Style #120155

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Embrace lightweight without losing cushion in the get-up-and-go women's 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 the sweet cushion in your running shoes, 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.


> See the Men's PureFlow 3

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  • Shoe Category: PureProject
  • Pronation: None/Normal
  • Construction Type: Stroebel
  • Platform: Anatomical Platform
  • Surface: Road/Track
  • Arch: Medium, High
  • Body Build: Small, Medium
  • DNA Layout: Biomogo DNA Layout
  • Water-Resistent: No
  • Waterproof: No
  • Competition: Road racing
  • Launch Date: January 1, 2014
  • Weight: 6.8oz
  • Midsole Drop: 4mm

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3.1

(based on 27 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (9)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (5)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (3)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (9)

56%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Lightweight (21)
  • Comfortable (14)
  • Cushions impact (11)
  • Responsive (7)
  • Arch support (6)

Cons

  • Narrow / tight (13)
  • Uncomfortable (7)
  • Poor cushioning (5)
  • Poor support / stability (3)
  • Poor traction (3)

Best Uses

  • Dry conditions (7)
  • Distance / endurance (6)
  • Gym (5)
  • Walking (4)
  • Work (3)
    • Sizing:
    • Feels full size too small

       

      Feels half size too small

       

      Feels true to size

       

      64% 

      (16 reviews)

      Feels half size too big

       

      Feels full size too big

       
    • Width:
    • Feels too narrow

       

      Feels true to width

       

      54% 

      (13 reviews)

      Feels too wide

       
    • Arch Type:
    • Average arch (21), High arch (3)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Enthusiast (19), Casual/ recreational (4), Gym rat (4)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (24)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Review pre-run

I'm a big fan of the Pureflow 2. So when these came out, I was due for new running shoes and purchased these. I just received them so I have not run in...Read complete review

I'm a big fan of the Pureflow 2. So when these came out, I was due for new running shoes and purchased these. I just received them so I have not run in them.

However out of the box, the first thing I noticed is the color is not as pictured. The shoe is black (not charcoal), with fushia accents, and a very dark silver sole (not white). To be honest, I probably would not have purchased this (or at least this color) had I known it was black.

The toe box also feels tighter both in width and height. I really like the roomier toe box and that is why I preferred the pureflows over the other pure project models.

I will post more after a few runs, but I'm undecided about the shoes from first impressions.

VS

Most Liked Negative Review

 

Horrible update to PureFlow

I have been a marathoner for years, and recently switched to triathlons, training for Ironman this summer. I have been a Brooks lover for all those years, especially when the PureFlows came...Read complete review

I have been a marathoner for years, and recently switched to triathlons, training for Ironman this summer. I have been a Brooks lover for all those years, especially when the PureFlows came out, I finally could run pain free and my times were much faster than with previous shoes. I LOVE the PureFlow 2's and have bought almost 6 pairs of them in the past 1.5 years. The changes made to the PureFlow 3's are ridiculous. This is an almost minimal shoe, lightweight, made for mid-foot striking. WHY WOULD YOU CHANGE IT TO A NARROWER sole for people who have all the impact mid-foot!? I am disgusted by the 3's and hope that Brooks re-thinks their PureFlow design. Who tests these shoes? If you are mid-foot striker then a wider base is ideal. Making a narrower shoe is counter-intuitive. I hope Brooks goes back to the PureFlow 2 base, otherwise once I can't find the 2's I'm looking for another brand.

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5.0

Great for narrow feet

By JPrun

from California

About Me Casual/ Recreational

Pros

  • Comfortable
  • Good Arch Support
  • Lightweight

Cons

    Best Uses

      I have owned Pureflow 1, 2 and 3 and 3 is definitely my favorite. I agree with most of the comments here, the shoes are very narrow. However I have very narrow feet and these shoes are like a hug. I feel like they're keeping my feet stable while I'm running. If you have a wider foot I can see how these shoes would be uncomfortable and feel too tight. They are pretty snug around my foot. But if you have narrow feet you should definitely give these a try. They're my favorite pair of running shoes so far.

      • Sizing:
      • Feels true to size
      • Width:
      • Feels too narrow
      • Arch Type:
      • Average Arch

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      1.0

      Disappointed

      By Gym girl

      from Tennessee

      About Me Gym Rat

      Pros

        Cons

          Best Uses

            These are nothing like the pure flow 1. I was so impressed with the original ones. The pure flow 3's were awful and had certain areas that would hurt and not flex with the way I was bending. I will say I wasn't using them for running, it was more weight lifting and squat type exercises. The arch was also different and not comfortable! I don't know why they ruined and changed a perfectly good shoe!

            • Sizing:
            • Feels half size too small
            • Arch Type:
            • Low Arch
            • Was this a gift?:
            • No

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            4.0

            Like (but don't love) PureFlow3

            By AWilliams

            from Bloomington, IN

            About Me Avid Athlete

            Pros

            • Comfortable
            • Lightweight

            Cons

            • Narrow / Tight
            • Poor Stability

            Best Uses

            • Endurance Training

            Dislikes: Like all Brooks shoes, had to go up half a size from my normal. A little snug in the arch and just generally run more narrow than other Brooks shoes I've worn. Had to return the first pair because of a rough seam on the arch band; thankfully the second pair is better.

            Likes: Lightweight shoe that has helped solidify stride changes I was trying to make. Forefoot cushioning is great.

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

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            1.0

            So incredibly disappointed!

            By RunHappy?

            from Miami, FL

            About Me Avid Athlete

            Pros

            • None

            Cons

            • Narrow / Tight
            • Poor Color Options
            • Too Stiff
            • Uncomfortable

            Best Uses

            • None

            1) DO NOT - I REPEAT - *DO NOT* DISCONTINUE THE 2 DESIGN!!!
            2) BRING BACK THE WIDER 2 IN THE FUTURE 4 DESIGN!!

            IF YOU DO NOT, YOU WILL LOSE A LARGE NUMBER OF DISAPPOINTED CUSTOMERS.

            Also, the color options on the 3 are terrible. For the 4 give us brighter, fun options like the purple and pink colors of the 2.

            No more "RUN HAPPY" for me with this terrible 3 design!

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

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            (1 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

             
            4.0

            So far, so good!

            By sally316

            from East Northport, NY

            About Me Casual/ Recreational

            Pros

            • Comfortable
            • Cushions Impact
            • Lightweight

            Cons

            • Narrow / Tight

            Best Uses

              My husband bought me these after I had to return the Brooks Adrenalines because they caused me tremendous knee pain. These sneaks have great cushioning support and I've only run in them twice so far but my knees aren't complaining so I'm happy! I would upgrade my four stars to five if my knees continue to be happy after my runs! :) I would have to agree that the toe box does seem a LITTLE bit narrow- I have very narrow feet anyway, so I just loosened up the laces and I was fine but I could see how someone with wider feet would not be able to wear these.

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

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