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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 Men's PureGrit 2



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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: 8.2 oz
  • Midsole Drop: 4 mm

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PureGrit 2
 
4.1

(based on 31 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (16)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (8)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (3)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (2)

84%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Lightweight (22)
  • Comfortable (21)
  • Good traction (20)
  • Breathable (17)
  • Cushions impact (17)

Cons

  • Uncomfortable (3)

Best Uses

  • Trail running (27)
    • 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

       

      94% 

      (29 reviews)

      Feels too wide

       
    • Arch Type:
    • Average arch (23), High arch (5), Low arch (3)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Enthusiast (18), Casual/ recreational (7)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (29)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Nice lightweight trail shoe!

These feel light...weighing less than my usual road trainers by an ounce. (Weight makes a big difference, especially in racing if you encounter water, as anyone who has ever ran in...Read complete review

These feel light...weighing less than my usual road trainers by an ounce. (Weight makes a big difference, especially in racing if you encounter water, as anyone who has ever ran in very wet shoes knows!).

These are part of Brooks Pure line and are designed with a 4mm heel-toe drop. There is good arch support within them, but they still maintain a "natural" feel. The asymmetrical lacing feels comfortable, and once laced, I don't notice them again.

Compared with Brooks Cascadia8, these are a sleeker, nimbler model. The Cascadias feel more like a rugged hiking/running shoe with a wider toe box (too wide for my foot), but the PureGrits fit more closely with less sole and bulk to the upper.
How they performed
I was able to test the PureGrit2 shoes on a variety of trail surfaces: gravel, bark, grass, packed dirt and slick mud. Unfortunately (or maybe fortunately), I was unable to test them in loose sand, snow or icy surfaces.

The hardest test for the shoes was certainly mud, but in my 7 mile run with mud I lost traction only twice- both times going downhill on a very slick slope, and only momentarily. Overall, they handled very well on each trail they were worn.
You can red the rest of my review at http://smalltownraces.blogspot.com/2013/04/brooks-puregrit2-trail-shoe-review.html

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Sharp point in back of heel

I have a pair of the original Pure Grit and was ready for a new pair. I have a hard foot to fit and these are great -- wide enough in the front,...Read complete review

I have a pair of the original Pure Grit and was ready for a new pair. I have a hard foot to fit and these are great -- wide enough in the front, snug in the heel, low to the ground. Although I wish they were more flexible, my main concern is that they have a sharp point at the top of the back of the shoe, you can feel it if you run your finger over the back of the shoe and the point digs in to the back of my ankle. I am tempted to try to cut it out, I don't know if it is a seam or knot or a piece of plastic, but think I will have to return the shoes since I haven't worn them yet. I notice some others have commented on this issue and I wonder if this is on every shoe or only some.

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1.0

Fit differently than original Puregrit

By Brooks lover who is now very sad

from Delaware

About Me Avid Athlete

Pros

  • Good Traction

Cons

  • Uncomfortable

Best Uses

  • Trail Running

Comments about PureGrit 2:

I loved my Puregrit originals. The soles were a little slippery when wet, but I managed not to fall once. I was excited for my new Puregrit 2s when they arrived today. BOY am I disappointed! They changed the sole, which I am happy about, but they also changed the laces and tongue. One of the shoes hit the base of my big toe with a giant pinch! Could not even take more than a few steps in them before I had to remove them. I am convinced this is due to the s-curve in the lace design. Very disappointed and will return.

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

Comment on this review

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
2.0

shoe lace problems

By Logan in Colorado

from Golden, CO

About Me Casual/ Recreational

Pros

    Cons

    • Wears Out Quickly

    Best Uses

    • Trail Running

    Comments about PureGrit 2:

    I enjoyed these shoes until the laces broke and one of the strips of material holding the laces in place ripped all in the same day. Yesterday I was out running in my Pure Grits (three months old, about 3 miles a day) when my right shoe loosened up. I stopped and knotted the broken ends together, only to notice that the same thing had happened to the other shoe, and that the laces could not be rethreaded. While I have never had a problem with Brooks in the past, I will now avoid their shoes without eyelets.

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

    Comment on this review

    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

     
    4.0

    Much Better than PureGrit 1!

    By Mary Maggee

    from Seattle, WA

    About Me Avid Athlete

    Verified Reviewer

    Pros

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

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Trail Running

      Comments about PureGrit 2:

      I had the PureGrit 1's and you would not want to be caught out in the rain in those! But, they really improved that with the PureGrit 2's. Like the PureFlow 2's they changed the top fabric and it's hard-coated. It's not as painful as the PureFlow 2's but my sister had to show me a new way to lace the top of these to take the pressure off specific points in the top of my foot and it works great on these shoes. These a sturdy, great for rainy runs now only because they can grip, but also because they keep your feet dry and warmer since the top of the shoe is not netted. I've start wearing these even on the street, not just trail. But, hate running trail with any other shoes than these.

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

      Comment on this review

       
      5.0

      Running is a pleasure!

      By montanaolive

      from Helena, MT

      About Me Avid Athlete

      Pros

      • Breathable
      • Comfortable
      • Durable
      • Good Traction
      • Lightweight

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Trail Running

        Comments about PureGrit 2:

        I switched to Brooks over a year ago with my first pair of PureGrit trail running shoes. I have been an avid exerciser all my life, always striving to find the best running shoe - I finally found them with 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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        3.0

        Sharp point in back of heel

        By SWD

        from Washington, DC

        About Me Casual/ Recreational

        Pros

        • Comfortable
        • Cushions Impact
        • Lightweight

        Cons

        • Uncomfortable

        Best Uses

        • Trail Running

        Comments about PureGrit 2:

        I have a pair of the original Pure Grit and was ready for a new pair. I have a hard foot to fit and these are great -- wide enough in the front, snug in the heel, low to the ground. Although I wish they were more flexible, my main concern is that they have a sharp point at the top of the back of the shoe, you can feel it if you run your finger over the back of the shoe and the point digs in to the back of my ankle. I am tempted to try to cut it out, I don't know if it is a seam or knot or a piece of plastic, but think I will have to return the shoes since I haven't worn them yet. I notice some others have commented on this issue and I wonder if this is on every shoe or only some.

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

        Comment on this review

        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        4.0

        Great for trails, even the unkept ones

        By AshAttack

        from NH

        About Me Avid Athlete

        Pros

        • Comfortable
        • Good Traction
        • Lightweight

        Cons

        • Poor Arch Support

        Best Uses

        • Trail Running

        Comments about PureGrit 2:

        I love love love these shoes. I haven't had any problems with the height of the heel, as other reviews mentioned. I just wear socks with the no slip tab on the end.

        I would have liked a higher arch, more like the pure connect, but otherwise these shoes are amazing.

        They're great for trails - groomed, single track, rocky hills... Road. The only reason I have it four stars is because if you misstep and land on a tree root, you feel it. Oh, and the low arch.

        Overall very happy :).

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

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        4.0

        Needed for trails

        By Nik

        from Providence, ri

        About Me Casual/ Recreational

        Pros

        • Cushions Impact
        • Durable
        • Good Traction

        Cons

        • Stiff Need To Break In

        Best Uses

        • Trail Running

        Comments about PureGrit 2:

        I like this shoe as it assists in stability when trail running. The heel is very stiff, I got blisters on the back of my heel the first few week of wearing them.

        • Sizing:
        • Feels true to size
        • Width:
        • Feels true to width
        • Arch Type:
        • Average Arch

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        4.0

        liked theses shoes

        By cc

        from eden nc

        Pros

        • Comfortable

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Trail Running

          Comments about PureGrit 2:

          Liked the feel not crazy about limited color selection

          • 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

          Holds up to dirt and rocks well.

          By Sunny

          from St. Louis, MO

          About Me Avid Athlete

          Pros

          • Cushions Impact
          • Fast
          • Good Traction

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Trail Running

            Comments about PureGrit 2:

            I bought these shoes for trail racing. I wanted something that was lightweight like a racing flat but could hold up to the dirt and rocks, with enough ground grip on the downhills and security around the midfoot to avoid bashing my toenails black and blue. And they worked. The traction and tread is excellent. The elastic band across the middle keeps the foot secure, and slightly negative heel has good clearance for mid and forefoot strikers. I love them so much they might become my regular trail shoe as well.

            • 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 Trail Performance

            By Wicked Fast Mama

            from Covington, VA

            About Me Avid Athlete

            Pros

            • Comfortable
            • Fast
            • Good Traction
            • Lightweight

            Cons

            • No Cushion
            • Poor Stability

            Best Uses

            • Trail Running

            Comments about PureGrit 2:

            I bought these to replace my racing flat and to wear on a couple 5ks that I normally do on a grassy course. I wore them out today on a real trail - 1500 feet of climbing up rocky unstable terrain - and back down - and didn't slip at all. I was shocked by the traction. I usually wear my cascadia's while trail running. I will say that I could feel more rocks under foot and my calves were more sore from the less stable shoe but if you want a minimal shoe that sticks to the trail, I can recommend the Pure Grit.

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

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