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.


> See the Women's PureGrit 2

The PureGrit 3 is now available – now with a contoured outsole and more aggressive hex lugs for better grip.
> Check out the PureGrit 3



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  • Shoe Category: PureProject
  • Arch: Medium, High
  • Body Build: Small, Medium
  • Platform: Anatomical Platform
  • DNA Layout: Biomogo DNA Layout
  • Construction Type: Strobel
  • 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
 
3.6

(based on 31 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (12)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (6)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (6)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (5)

68%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Lightweight (24)
  • Good traction (22)
  • Comfortable (21)
  • Breathable (14)
  • Durable (10)

Cons

  • Uncomfortable (7)
  • Poor cushioning (4)
  • Poor support / stability (4)

Best Uses

  • Trail running (24)
    • Sizing:
    • Feels full size too small

       

      Feels half size too small

       

      Feels true to size

       

      90% 

      (28 reviews)

      Feels half size too big

       

      Feels full size too big

       
    • Width:
    • Feels too narrow

       

      Feels true to width

       

      84% 

      (26 reviews)

      Feels too wide

       
    • Arch Type:
    • Average arch (23), Low arch (4)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Enthusiast (24), Casual/ recreational (5)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (30)

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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4.0

Excellent Trail Shoe

By IUSrunning

from Tampa, FL

About Me Gym Rat

Pros

  • Comfortable
  • Durable
  • Good Traction
  • Lightweight
  • Responsive

Cons

  • Heel Feels Slighly Loose
  • Nav Band Could Be Tighter

Best Uses

  • Dry Weather
  • Trail Running

Comments about PureGrit 2:

I use my PureGrit 2 for relatively non-technical trail runs 2-3 a week. The fit is pretty good but comparing it to my PureCadence, the nav band on the PureGrit 2 is not as supportive. Also, even with tight lacing, it feels like my heels are less 'locked in' with these as compared to my PureCadence. Other than those 2 things, the shoes are great.

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

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4.0

Works well for dirt roads

By Racewalker 57

from Hooper, NE

About Me Avid Athlete

Pros

  • Durable
  • Lightweight

Cons

    Best Uses

      Comments about PureGrit 2:

      I'm not really into the "minimalist" movement, but found these to be decent, lightweight shoes for running on dirt roads in the country. They work well as long as I keep them in rotation with a more supportive shoe, like the Adrenaline. If I were to run in them exclusively, I would feel like they might lead to injury. The "trail shoe" traction is much appreciated.

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

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      3.0

      Nice shoes for groomed trails.

      By ChunkyMonkey

      from Coupeville Wa

      About Me Casual/ Recreational

      Pros

      • Comfortable
      • Good Traction
      • Lightweight

      Cons

      • Holds Dirt

      Best Uses

      • Trail Running

      Comments about PureGrit 2:

      I've been running in Pure Connect's and decided to move to the Pure Grit for better traction on trails. The fit was a bit different and I've noticed that the sole really tends to hold dirt and mud. I wish the tiny lugs were a bit bigger and spaced better as to not hold packed dirt.

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

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      5.0

      Great shoe out of the box

      By gofast

      from Minneapolis, MN

      About Me Avid Athlete

      Pros

      • Comfortable
      • Cushions Impact
      • Good Traction

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Trail Running

        Comments about PureGrit 2:

        Didn't have time to break these in before my race. Ran a 50k trail run in them with no issues. They were great on rocks and mud. I also have the pure connect for road running, these feel slightly bigger but the extra room was welcome for trail running.

        • 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

        Great Shoe

        By George

        from Charlottesville, VA

        About Me Avid Athlete

        Pros

        • Breathable
        • Comfortable
        • Fast
        • Good Traction
        • Lightweight

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Trail Running

          Comments about PureGrit 2:

          I just recently purchased the PureGrit 2s. I primarily run on trails and I have had three pairs of Brooks Cascadias, which I love, but I was looking to try something new and possibly something a little lighter. After about ten miles on the PureGrit 2s, they seem to be a great minimalist trail shoe. From what I have read the traction on the first version was not up to par, but it seems that PureGrit 2s have adequate traction. My standard for rubber stickiness is a little be strict, however, because I am a rock climber. Either way, traction seems good. They are also very comfortable and the asymmetrical lace system is nice. I am not entirely sure what the purpose is of the asymmetrical system, but they seem to lace up easily and comfortably. Also, the burrito tongue raps around the foot very smoothly. I was anticipating it getting in the way, but it raps around nicely. Overall, I am really excited to keep running in them, and I will likely buy another pair soon
          I am eager to see how much mileage I can get out of them; the jury is still out on the durability of the shoes. Another feature I really look for is drain-ability. I haven't run in wet conditions with them yet, but I anticipate they will work well. If you are looking for a light and fast trail minimalist, these shoes are for you. I wouldn't recommend them for long mileage (20+ miles) due to their thinner sole, but as either a race shoe or short mileage (1-10 miles) I think they will work great. Thanks for reading!

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

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