Women's PureGrit 2

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Brooks PureGrit 2: lightweight trail running shoe for women

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Runner's World Best Update (PureGrit 2)

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$110.00 $66.00
Style #120133

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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

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: 8.2 oz
  • Midsole Drop: 4 mm

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PureGrit 2
 
4.0

(based on 41 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (18)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (12)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (5)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (3)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (3)

82%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Good traction (27)
  • Lightweight (27)
  • Comfortable (25)
  • Breathable (22)
  • Cushions impact (22)

Cons

  • Uncomfortable (4)

Best Uses

  • Trail running (34)
  • Walking (3)
    • Sizing:
    • Feels full size too small

       

      Feels half size too small

       

      Feels true to size

       

      90% 

      (36 reviews)

      Feels half size too big

       

      Feels full size too big

       
    • Width:
    • Feels too narrow

       

      Feels true to width

       

      95% 

      (38 reviews)

      Feels too wide

       
    • Arch Type:
    • Average arch (31), High arch (5), Low arch (3)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Enthusiast (26), Casual/ recreational (9)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (38)

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

 

Disappointed

I've been a Nike shoe wearer for years. I read so many raving reviews about Brooks and how they are THE BEST running shoes. So I bought a pair at a running expo. ...Read complete review

I've been a Nike shoe wearer for years. I read so many raving reviews about Brooks and how they are THE BEST running shoes. So I bought a pair at a running expo. I have worn these shoes over 20 times; running, walking, to work etc to try and break them in. There hasn't gone a day that they haven't given me blisters. I have blisters on the back of my heels every time I wear them. At first, I thought it was just because they were new and needed to be broken in, but after wearing them this many times I think that problem should have gone away.
I went back to my old Nikes and am still on the search. This pair will only be worn because I feel guilty for how much I spent on them; not because they are comfortable.

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4.0

I like the shoe, but.....

By Nanci

from Fresno, CA

About Me Avid Athlete

Pros

  • Comfortable
  • Cushions Impact
  • Durable
  • Good Arch Support

Cons

    Best Uses

      Comments about PureGrit 2:

      I normally run in Brooks and have had no problem; however, I would not recommend this shoe for long distance trail running. The 1st time I ran in the shoe for 16 miles on a trail and by the end of my run the bottom of my feet ached so bad. In order to try to determine if my aching feet were a result of the shoe, I ran in another brand of shoe on my next trail run. To my surprise I did not have any problems. I am very disappointed because I do not plan on wearing these shoes again, which means I wasted my money.

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

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      5.0

      the perfect shoe

      By Finally a Grand Master

      from Asheville, NC

      About Me Avid Athlete

      Pros

      • Comfortable
      • Durable
      • Good Traction
      • Lightweight
      • Responsive

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Dry Weather
        • Endurance Training
        • Roads
        • Trail Running
        • Wet Weather

        Comments about PureGrit 2:

        I was put in this shoe by my local retailer who simply swore by it. At first I was skeptical because I had tried the Cascadia in the past with mixed feelings. OMG! Transforming! So much so that, when I saw them on sale at Brooks, I had to have another pair!! Could not be happier!! the Perfect Shoe!!!!

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

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        4.0

        Trail Shoes for Road Runner

        By Triathlete Trail Runner

        from Richmond, VA

        About Me Avid Athlete

        Pros

        • Good Traction
        • Lightweight

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Trail Running

          Comments about PureGrit 2:

          Love the Brooks Pure Flow and wanted a trail shoe for winter trail running. These are "grippy" and responsive on the trail. Have to get used to how low they are cut around the ankles, but overall really like the shoes and look forward to 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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          4.0

          Great shoe, even with my wide feet!

          By Minimalist

          from San Jose, CA

          About Me Avid Athlete

          Pros

          • Cushions Impact
          • Durable
          • Good Traction
          • Lightweight

          Cons

          • Narrow / Tight

          Best Uses

          • Trail Running

          Comments about PureGrit 2:

          Give them time...and the PureGrit 2 will become your favorite trail shoe! I have wide feet and weak ankles, so it took me years to find the right shoe...until I found Brooks. I have logged many miles over the last 10 years, training for half and full marathons, triathlons, and now an ultra marathon. I have a wider foot up top, so I appreciate the wider toe box that many of the Brooks styles offer. My last four pairs of running shoes have been the PureDrift, so I was nervous about trying something new, especially because many of the reviews mentioned that the PureGrit shoe was not made for wider feet. And on my first few runs, I felt the same way. But now that I've broken them in (which took about 10 miles worth of running to do), they are stretched out enough to be a super comfy shoe! This week I did an 8-mile and a 12-mile trail run in them and could not have been happier. The traction is great, and the cushion feels so nice, without making the shoe to bulky or heavy. Excited to wear these for my race!

          • 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

          Comfy shoe with some design flaws

          By Jules

          from Sierra Nevada, CA

          About Me Avid Athlete

          Pros

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

          Cons

          • Wears Out Quickly

          Best Uses

          • Trail Running

          Comments about PureGrit 2:

          I run about 25 miles a week in these. I love the tread, the design, and the comfort of this shoe. I don't love that the blue foam at the toe section ripped apart after using for less than two weeks. Or that the mesh screen on the side of the shoes accumulates dirt and debris. Or that the soft interior lining picks up seeds like nobody's business! A mixed bag for sure. Hoping for improvements in the next version of the shoe.

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

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