Men's PureGrit 2

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When you want nothing to come between you and the trail, the ultra-light PureGrit won't get in your way. We constructed an outsole with an aggressive, multi-directional lug pattern for better grip on the ever-changing surfaces of adventure. Its concave shape delivers better balance by splaying out upon impact and creating more surface area for ground contact. With blazing colors, you'll light the trail on fire. Metaphorically.

We’re not the only people thrilled with the changes: Runner’s World® named the PureGrit 2 “Best Update” in the Trail Shoe Guide in the April 2013 issue. Sure, the editors noted the updates to the upper, what with the thinner and lighter materials, asymmetrical lacing, and burrito-wrap tongue. But as they wrote, “it’s underfoot where we noted the most meaningful change. The first version of the shoe had a clever outsole pattern that held well on loose dirt, but its swirly, pointed tread proved slick on rocks and roads. This update gets a more traditional design – diamond-shaped lugs have sharp edges that bite into nearly any surface.”


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
  • Pronation: None/Normal
  • Construction Type: Strobel
  • Platform: Anatomical Platform
  • Surface: Offroad/Trail
  • Arch: Medium, High
  • Body Build: Small, Medium
  • DNA Layout: Biomogo DNA Layout
  • Water-Resistent: No
  • Waterproof: No
  • Competition: Trail racing
  • Launch Date: January 1, 2013
  • Weight: 10.0 oz
  • Midsole Drop: 4 mm

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PureGrit 2
 
3.5

(based on 23 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (9)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (4)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (4)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (4)

65%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Lightweight (17)
  • Good traction (16)
  • Comfortable (15)
  • Breathable (10)
  • Cushions impact (8)

Cons

  • Uncomfortable (6)
  • Poor cushioning (4)
  • Poor support / stability (4)

Best Uses

  • Trail running (17)
    • Sizing:
    • Feels full size too small

       

      Feels half size too small

       

      Feels true to size

       

      91% 

      (21 reviews)

      Feels half size too big

       

      Feels full size too big

       
    • Width:
    • Feels too narrow

       

      Feels true to width

       

      78% 

      (18 reviews)

      Feels too wide

       
    • Arch Type:
    • Average arch (17), Low arch (3)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Enthusiast (18), Casual/ recreational (4)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (23)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Solid Perfromer

I Live in Hawaii on Oahu and use the shoe for trail running. I was very excited to get this shoe with the new tread pattern as I was not impressed with pure grit...Read complete review

I Live in Hawaii on Oahu and use the shoe for trail running. I was very excited to get this shoe with the new tread pattern as I was not impressed with pure grit 1's traction. The shoe has perfromed very well over muddy and rocky terrian, the shoe is light weight, comfortable, good flex and no noticable impingement areas. I have noticed the need for an extra flex groove or a tread knob on the medial side of the shoe for use during toe off on steeper sections of trail. Having just a little bit of extra bite would be much appreciated. Aside from this, the shoe runs well and flexes nicely on top of the foot even with the anatomical lacing (I was skeptical; as the cascadia 6's dug into the top of my foot).

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Maybe it's just me but...

I have been running on Brooks for over 10 years. I purchased the older Pure Grits (green and black) a few years ago. I found them to be fantastic shoes and put several...Read complete review

I have been running on Brooks for over 10 years. I purchased the older Pure Grits (green and black) a few years ago. I found them to be fantastic shoes and put several hundred miles on them (including rim-to-rim in the Grand Canyon. When they were worn out, I went for the PG-2 assuming it would be similar. The store didn't have my size, so I ordered them. The shoes I received were among the most uncomfortable I have ever worn due to one flaw: The outsides of the soles were built up so much that they twisted my feet and caused my ankles to sag inwards. After a few painful runs I returned them. The sales rep told me that the PG-2 incorporates "Gait Training" and that might be my problem. I'm not sure what that means, but I've been running injury free for almost 30 years, and don't need a shoe to change my gait. Hopefully the sales person was wrong and I just got defective shoes. I exchanged them for the Pure Connect, which feel great, but are not an ideal trail shoe. They don't look like they will last very long on the Sandia Trails. Maybe I'll give the PG another chance next year if they are redesigned again.

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5.0

Great on central-american country roads

By Joe Colibri latin american traveler

from Siguatepeque, Honduras

About Me Casual/ Recreational

Pros

  • Comfortable
  • Durable
  • Fast
  • Good Arch Support
  • Lightweight

Cons

  • Wears Out Quickly

Best Uses

  • Road Running

Comments about PureGrit 2:

these shoes have been great on the rock-strewn country roads of Honduras. They're a great minimal shoe while still giving me grip on trail. my current pg2s are my second pair, and before that I had the puregrit 1's. fits my feet perfectly, lightweight, and great grip. can't complain.

  • 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

2,200 miles and 2 pairs later...

By Turducken

from Oregon

About Me Avid Athlete

Pros

  • Breathable
  • Comfortable
  • Durable
  • Fast
  • Good Traction
  • Lightweight

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Trail Running

    Comments about PureGrit 2:

    It's hard to find a pair of shoes that feels just right out of the box. I took a gamble and bought a pair of the original PureGrits to start out my Appalachian Trail thru-hike. They were like wearing ice skates and blew out in 400 miles. I took an even bigger gamble and upgraded to the PureGrit2. 1,200 miles later I didn't want to take them off of my feet. I wore these things all day, every day, o'er mountain top and through stream. With a pack, and while trail running, and feel like I owe Brooks a big THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU. I avoided any foot complications, and will wear these shoes to the grave. Best shoe ever.

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

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    2.0

    Should have kept true to the original!

    By Jeff

    from San Francisco

    About Me Avid Athlete

    Pros

    • Good Traction
    • Lightweight

    Cons

    • Poor Cushioning
    • Too Stiff
    • Uncomfortable

    Best Uses

      Comments about PureGrit 2:

      I fell in love with the original Pure Grit, so much so that I subsequently purchased three pairs. This shoe was hands down the most comfortable & versatile shoe I had ever owned, no joke! I work in health care and I'm on my feet all day. I had never been able to wear athletic shoes to work until I came across the original Pure Grit. Right out the box I wore those shoes for 16 hours on day one and they were so comfortable and I used them for everything: hiking, running, walking and just hanging out. Unfortunately Pure Grit 2 no were near lives up to this level of comfort. It appears that the sole, or cushioning, is way too stiff/firm. The originals were very malleable to the terrain and your foot. On day one, I wore these for a long walk and feet were killing me by the end including a blister, which I never get. Brooks please, bring back the original!!!

      Jeff

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

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      5.0

      awesome shoe!

      By the Gazelle

      from Western Massachusetts

      About Me Casual/ Recreational

      Pros

      • Comfortable
      • Durable
      • Fast
      • Good Traction
      • Lightweight

      Cons

      • Limited Color Combos

      Best Uses

      • Trail Running

      Comments about PureGrit 2:

      This shoe is awesome. I try to run only on trails and particularly like rougher paths with rocks and roots. These shoes make off-road running super fun! They're super light, fit nice, provide good traction (even in snowy and icy conditions) and they give adequate cushion while still feeling minimal. Another thing I like about these is that they do not get bits of gravel stuck in the sole--the soles of my other shoes would be infested with rocks after every run. These are fine for some road running too--I just prefer trail. Also--they dry fast if you end up going through a creek or marshy terrain. It would be great if Brooks offered these in more cool color combos like the other Pure series. The red & florescent yellow version I have is a little weird (though it's growing on me), and the black/blue is a bit boring. Colors aside--perfect shoe for me!

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

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      1.0

      Tweeked a little much.

      By Fatman Runnin'

      from Fredericksburg VA

      About Me Avid Athlete

      Pros

        Cons

        • Poor Cushioning
        • Poor Stability
        • Uncomfortable

        Best Uses

        • Trail Running

        Comments about PureGrit 2:

        I love the Pure Grit and being that im 215 lbs and put on 30-50 miles a week I was so happy to find the perfect shoe for me, so naturally I should buy the pure Grit 2 when the update came out........but there are a lot of problems.. Brooks all you needed to do was put the traction from the 2 on the 1 and throw a loop on the back and call it a day! the new upgrades are downgrades.......the heelcup is to stiff the shoes are good for maybe a 3 mile trail run then after that my feet kill me, the new lacing is annoying, the burrito tongue is uncomfrontable , my foot never feels secure in downhill runs or even switchbacks.... sorry Brooks this is a nogo. I was comparing the 1's and 2's and noticed the sole is warped in on the 2's didnt know if that was suppose to help in someway?....I am just disappointed and now I just scower the internet and local running shops trying to find the Pure Grit in a 13. hopefully the 3's will go back to their roots.

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

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