Women's PureFlow 3

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$100.00 $65.00

Style #120155

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.


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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 6.8 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: 6.8oz
  • Midsole Drop: 4mm

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PureFlow 3
 
3.8

(based on 111 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (51)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (25)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (8)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (12)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (15)

72%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Lightweight (94)
  • Comfortable (74)
  • Cushions impact (69)
  • Arch support (42)
  • Responsive (41)

Cons

  • Narrow / tight (29)
  • Uncomfortable (22)
  • Wears quickly (15)
  • Too stiff (9)
  • Poor traction (6)

Best Uses

  • Gym (45)
  • Dry conditions (41)
  • Walking (36)
  • Distance / endurance (35)
  • Work (18)
    • Sizing:
    • Feels full size too small

       

      Feels half size too small

       

      Feels true to size

       

      79% 

      (86 reviews)

      Feels half size too big

       

      Feels full size too big

       
    • Width:
    • Feels too narrow

       

      Feels true to width

       

      77% 

      (83 reviews)

      Feels too wide

       
    • Arch Type:
    • Average arch (78), High arch (20), Low arch (6)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Enthusiast (54), Gym rat (33), Casual/ recreational (21)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (101), Yes (6)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Best Shoe out there

I started with the first Pure Flow in purple. Best shoe out there. Ever. I have a wide foot and a Bunion with its own zip code and this shoe was the first...Read complete review

I started with the first Pure Flow in purple. Best shoe out there. Ever. I have a wide foot and a Bunion with its own zip code and this shoe was the first that did not cause pain by mile 5. I bounced around the roads and trails with glee in my new perfect shoe for a couple years (purchasing several pairs of pureflows over that time). Then along came Pure Flow 2 :**(((( whaaaaaa!!! Nothing like the first so I switched to the Pure Connect which was pretty awesome accept it was a little narrow, but my hobbit feet were ok with it and they stretched after a few miles of running. AND THEN!!!!It happened.... the Pure Flow 3 reserected as the first!!! OMG!!! I was at the running store, slipped on the Pure Flow 3 and VIOLA!! It was back. The perfect shoe. I run about 40 to 50 miles per week. I am a marathoner and mad crazy runner.I save all my running shoes as I replace them. I'm on my 3rd pair of Pure Flow 3's. Over the top FANTASTIC shoe. Supports my high arch from years of dancing, supports my Bunion City, gives my heal room, and my foot breaths while running, yet stays warm in my wintery out door runs in the winter. My body shivers, my feet laugh because they somehow stay toasty warm.
This review is too long but what can I say???these shoes really did save my running because at the time I found them I was considering cutting back the running because the foot pain was miserable. Now, I run pain free. They perform better than any shoe on the market.. Yes, that's true... they do... wait for it :) Thank you Brooks Running!!! Bam!!! Happy feet that are uglier than sin ;)) Woot Woot!!!

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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4.0

comfortable shoe

By CTSwanson

from Durham

About Me Gym Rat

Pros

  • Comfortable
  • Good Arch Support
  • Good Traction
  • Lightweight

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Dry Weather
    • Gym
    • Walking

    Comments about PureFlow 3:

    I have a very narrow foot and this shoe has a toe box that doesn't leave my foot swimming with extra space. Very comfortable for walking and step classes. Light enough to wear during pilates class.

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

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    3.0

    Why Fix What Isn't Broken?

    By Josie Bird

    from Fargo, ND

    About Me Avid Athlete

    Pros

    • Cushions Impact
    • Lightweight

    Cons

    • Uncomfortable

    Best Uses

    • Gym

    Comments about PureFlow 3:

    I have been a loyal Pure Flows wearer since they first debuted. However, I am disappointed with the PF3s. As is too often the case, a shoe that I thought was perfect and actually fit my oddly difficult foot, has been changed too drastically from its original form. I don't like the off-center lacing and the attached tongue. Aside from that, I feel like the shoe isn't as cushiony as the original Pure Flow. It also doesn't fit my narrow foot as comfortably as the original - when I tie the shoe as tightly as I always have, the shoe ends up supporting my arch differently and ends up hurting after any extended wear.
    I say I wouldn't recommend the shoe, but I don't know that that is necessarily true, I just don't know if I will buy the shoe again since it has been altered so much from the original which I adored.

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

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    5.0

    Super light and comfy!

    By Doris

    from Sterling, VA

    About Me Gym Rat

    Pros

    • Comfortable
    • Cushions Impact
    • Good Traction
    • Lightweight

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Dry Weather
      • Gym
      • Trail Running
      • Walking
      • Work

      Comments about PureFlow 3:

      I am not a runner, but I like to wear very lightweight cushiony shoes because I feel like they're easier on my 47 year old knees. I bought these to wear to Body Pump class at the gym. I've also wore them to Body Combat classes, but I prefer my Pure Connect 4 shoes for that. This is my fourth pair of Brooks shoes which is the only brand I wear at the gym. These are also super well ventilated which is so great because I'm a sweaty exerciser!

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

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      5.0

      Second pair of Pure flo 3 , love 'em.

      By Brown eyed girl.

      from Arkansas

      About Me Casual/ Recreational

      Pros

      • Comfortable
      • Cushions Impact
      • Good Arch Support
      • Lightweight
      • Responsive

      Cons

      • Haven't Found Any Yet

      Best Uses

      • Walking
      • Work

      Comments about PureFlow 3:

      I use them for work, work 12 hour shifts, am a nurse so I am standing, walking most of my shift, my legs used to hurt at the end of the day but am not bothered with leg pain since I started wearing the pure flo 3 shoes, am on my second pair and it probably won't be my last pair. Am well pleased with them.

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

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      2.0

      Wanted to love this shoe

      By Bunnderful

      from Gainesville, FL

      About Me Gym Rat

      Pros

      • Cushions Impact
      • Lightweight

      Cons

      • Uncomfortable

      Best Uses

      • Endurance Training

      Comments about PureFlow 3:

      I can appreciate where Brooks was going with this shoe and wanted so bad to like it, but it's a dee finite no go. The seams that run down the sides of the toe box wrinkle on impact and create so much friction I made it only minutes on the treadmill before sending them back. Great concept, poor execution.

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

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