Women's PureFlow

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$90.00 $59.00
Style #120101

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Neutral to Guidance runners can experience a run for the senses without losing the comfort of dynamic cushioning. The PureFlow brings a little more shoe and a whole lot of technology to a slick aesthetic. With a wider Nav Band coming up the lateral side and grabbing the midsole, the foot receives arch support without the bulkiness of underfoot materials. A center strike pod provides guidance in finding the natural landing zone, and modern air mesh wraps the foot for an incredibly comfortable fit.


Runner's World named the PureFlow its "Best Buy" in the Spring Shoe Guide in their March 2012 issue, calling it "a lightweight yet durable shoe that's a steal at its price point" and adding that 80 percent of their testers with normal arches and efficient biomechanics "gave the flow their highest-possible performance rating."


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.

  • Pronation: Mild
  • Surface: Road/Track
  • Arch: Flat, Medium, High
  • Body Build: Small, Medium, Large
  • Competition: Road racing

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4.5

(based on 224 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (148)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (51)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (14)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (4)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (7)

91%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Lightweight (208)
  • Comfortable (198)
  • Cushions impact (156)
  • Responsive (108)
  • Arch support (94)

Cons

  • Wears quickly (19)
  • Poor traction (13)
  • Poor arch support (12)
  • Narrow / tight (11)
  • Uncomfortable (11)

Best Uses

  • Dry conditions (106)
  • Gym (98)
  • Distance / endurance (94)
  • Walking (72)
  • Trail running (36)
    • Sizing:
    • Feels full size too small

       

      Feels half size too small

       

      Feels true to size

       

      84% 

      (184 reviews)

      Feels half size too big

       

      Feels full size too big

       
    • Width:
    • Feels too narrow

       

      Feels true to width

       

      93% 

      (201 reviews)

      Feels too wide

       
    • Arch Type:
    • Average arch (182), High arch (20), Low arch (12)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Enthusiast (117), Gym rat (58), Casual/ recreational (43)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (215), Yes (3)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

room for improvement

This is an update to my earlier review. I really, really like this shoe, but there is one spot where the shoe rubs. The overlay that runs over the toes meets an overlay ...Read complete review

This is an update to my earlier review. I really, really like this shoe, but there is one spot where the shoe rubs. The overlay that runs over the toes meets an overlay that comes down from the laces and they overlap right over my outer toe, the one next to the pinky. At first I thought it was the toe seam of my sock, but I was wearing seamless socks. I tried lacing them differently (skipping a crossover nearest the toes) and that helps some. If the two overlays were one continuous piece (instead of overlapping), I think that would solve the problem.

Love the new colors! And I like the "lumpy" laces -- feel like they will stay tied forever.

VS

Most Liked Negative Review

 

So good, but so bad...

The sole of this shoe is very flexible and cushions well, especially for the weight (light). They are quite suitable for long (20+ miles) runs if you are a reasonably stong and...Read complete review

The sole of this shoe is very flexible and cushions well, especially for the weight (light). They are quite suitable for long (20+ miles) runs if you are a reasonably stong and efficient runner. They may not have enough support or cushioning if you tend to break down after 10 miles or so. I have not put enough mileage on them to comment on durability, but after ~100 miles, they seem to be holding up well.
The upper is where I run into problems with this shoe... The little plastic bands that wrap around the toe-box and up to the laces hits me right outside my pinky toe and right on the outside of my big toe knuckle. They rub like a narrow shoe, but they fit average to wide. These bands really have to go - just get rid of them altogether and leave nothing but fabric around the toe-box.
My next issue is the elastic band across the tongue. It feels great at first, then stretches out quickly and interferes with lacing the shoe to desired tightness. The tongue then slips and slides around when running. This band might be better used to hold the tongue on each side, still providing the mid-foot support.
The mesh is also fairly thick, and does not breath as well as some other shoes.
All in all, a good shoe - excellent sole for an efficient runner, but the upper needs some work.

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5.0

Awesome

By Phyllis

from Arlington, Texas

About Me Gym Rat

Pros

  • Comfortable

Cons

  • Wears Quickly

Best Uses

  • Endurance Training
  • Gym
  • Walking

After a day, I came home and ordered another pair

  • 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

Liked the Glycerin better

By Nat

from Indiana

About Me Gym Rat

Pros

  • Good Arch Support
  • Lightweight

Cons

  • Narrow / Tight
  • Uncomfortable

Best Uses

    I LOVED the Brooks "Glycerin" & have had 2 of those. Those fit great. The "PureFlow" does not fit well :(

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

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    5.0

    Love these shoes!

    By Loves to run

    from Peachtree City, GA

    About Me Gym Rat

    Pros

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

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Endurance Training
      • Gym

      I have ben a runner for many years. i average 30-40 miles per week. I started having tendonitis problems in my knees about 2 years ago. A shoe specialist suggested I try a flatter bed shoe as the higher cushioned heel throws your weight forward. This puts stress on the knee. You may not believe this but my knee problems corrected themselves right away. Not only did the pain go away, I have trained harder and for longer distances ever since. I love these shoes and will wear them as long as they continue to make them.

      • 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

      Did not require breaking in!

      By joggergirl

      from KY

      About Me Casual/ Recreational

      Pros

      • Comfortable
      • Lightweight

      Cons

        Best Uses

          I have had these shoes for about 2 weeks. I was able to start jogging in them without breaking them in first. I have mainly used them on a treadmill and so far, so good! Excellent shoe for the price!

          • 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

          Look and feel great.

          By Lauren

          from Mississippi

          About Me Casual/ Recreational

          Pros

          • Comfortable
          • Lightweight

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Gym
            • Walking

            I haven't had these long, but so far they are wearing great. I wear them 3-4 days a week to work out, and they are so comfortable.

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

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            4.0

            Second Pair

            By Holli

            from Hatfield, MA

            About Me Avid Athlete

            Pros

            • Comfortable
            • Cushions Impact
            • Durable
            • Lightweight

            Cons

              Best Uses

                Nice cushion love these shoes.

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

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                4.0

                Pretty and functional

                By jechante

                from west chester, pa

                About Me Gym Rat

                Pros

                • Comfortable
                • Cushions Impact
                • Lightweight
                • Pronation Control
                • Responsive

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                    I really liked these shoes. They felt a little larger even though they were the same size than my adrenaline. I wore them the first time to run a 5k and they were great

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

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                    4.0

                    Good shoe

                    By idursus

                    from northern idaho

                    About Me Casual/ Recreational

                    Pros

                    • Comfortable
                    • Cushions Impact
                    • Lightweight

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                        I originally ordered a 6.5 based on Brooks recommendation, but had to exchange for a 7, which is my typical size. The 6.5 made my feet numb. Brooks took the smaller shoes back with the greatest of ease and I soon had the right size on the way! Great shoe so far, looking forward to my first half marathon in them. I hope the shoes turn out as good as the customer service!

                        • 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

                        Stockpiling

                        By happyfeat

                        from Redmond, WA

                        About Me Avid Athlete

                        Verified Reviewer

                        Pros

                        • Comfortable
                        • Good Arch Support
                        • Lightweight
                        • Price
                        • Responsive

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                          • Dry Weather
                          • Endurance Training
                          • Racing

                          Some background: I transitioned from years in the Adrenaline to the Ravenna, gradually transitioning to a minimal drop shoe. My gait feels natural, hip/pelvic issues are disappearing, I don't even feel these shoes on my feet. I wear the same size that I wore in previous Brooks models - a half size up from dress shoes. I am a "normal b" and did not need to cinch or loosen the laces. No pinching, tongue is comfortable, laces are unique, perfect length and stay put. Previous reviewers stated slick outsoles/slipping, of which I've had no incidence. I live in the Seattle area and many of my runs are on wet pavement/trails. I am stockpiling what I can get my hands on!

                          • 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

                          LOVVVVEEE THESE!!

                          By Sarah

                          from Hickory, NC

                          About Me Gym Rat

                          Pros

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

                          Cons

                            Best Uses

                            • Endurance Training
                            • Gym
                            • Trail Running
                            • Walking

                            I LOVE these shoes! They are the best running shows i have ever purchased! When i noticed that they were no longer making the pure flow (1st generation) i was devastated! I love these shoes and didn't want to have to go through finding another pair that fit as good. I panicked and then purchased two more pair of the same color shoes that I already own. I know that the 2nd generation (pureflow 2)are very pretty but they do not fit the same. Please start making this version again!!! I am begging!

                            Besides that I love brooks, I always have and I am a customer for life! :)

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

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