Men's PureGrit 3

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Pick a line, trust your shoes, and run absolutely wild. It’s as simple as that in the completely redesigned PureGrit 3 trail running shoe for men. Taking a cue from the mad grip of climbing shoes, this lightweight runner connects you to the terrain as it responds and protects you from its tricky elements. An outsole peppered with hex lugs delivers maximum grip, while a ballistic rock shield protects your foot from rocks and roots on the trail. A toe guard provides protection and added traction when the trail gets steep.

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: Trail
  • Pronation: None/Normal
  • Construction Type: Stroebel
  • Platform: Anatomical Platform
  • Surface: Offroad/Trail
  • Arch: Medium, High
  • Body Build: Medium, Large
  • DNA Layout: Biomogo DNA Layout
  • Competition: Trail racing
  • Launch Date: June 1, 2014
  • Weight: 9.9 oz

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PureGrit 3
 
3.9

(based on 12 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (4)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (5)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (1)

75%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Good traction (10)
  • Comfortable (9)
  • Lightweight (9)
  • Responsive (8)
  • Arch support (6)

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Trail running (11)
    • Dry conditions (5)
    • Wet weather (4)
    • Distance / endurance (3)
      • Sizing:
      • Feels full size too small

         

        Feels half size too small

         

        Feels true to size

         

        92% 

        (11 reviews)

        Feels half size too big

         

        Feels full size too big

         
      • Width:
      • Feels too narrow

         

        Feels true to width

         

        83% 

        (10 reviews)

        Feels too wide

         
      • Arch Type:
      • Average arch (10)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Enthusiast (10)
      • Was this a gift?:
      • No (11)

    Most Liked Positive Review

     

    Really Nice Trail Shoe

    I've put about 100 miles on my pair so far on several trail surfaces and in both wet and dry conditions. Overall, I think it's a nice 'update' from the Grit 2....Read complete review

    I've put about 100 miles on my pair so far on several trail surfaces and in both wet and dry conditions. Overall, I think it's a nice 'update' from the Grit 2. (It's a completely different shoe, so feels silly calling it an update.)

    Pros:
    1. Toe guard. Nice to have that little bit extra bit of protection.
    2. Tread is better than Grit 1 and 2 on soft trail. Much better.
    3. Rock shield on forefoot is a nice addition.
    4. Comfortable and cozy fit right out of the box.

    Cons:
    1. No wrap-around/burrito tongue like the 2 had (which was fantastic). Back to a free-floating tongue that just falls down to the outside of my foot.
    2. Still quite a bit heavier than the Grit 1 (but same weight as Grit 2).


    Overall:
    Very good traction in soft and wet conditions. Toe guard and rock plate give added confidence that was missing in previous versions. I wish it was in the weight range of the Grit 1, but I still think it's a great lighter-weight alternative to the Cascadia.

    VS

    Most Liked Negative Review

     

    Big departure from the 2

    I was really hoping I would love these shoes. I run trails in Colorado and I have used the Brooks Pure line for the past 2 years. The 2 was a great shoe minus...Read complete review

    I was really hoping I would love these shoes. I run trails in Colorado and I have used the Brooks Pure line for the past 2 years. The 2 was a great shoe minus a couple of little things. I was looking forward to the new rock plate and toe protection in the 3 as well as the new aggressive tread.

    I've logged over 100 miles in these shoes now over a variety of terrain and here is my take compared to the 2.

    The Good
    The Toe tread: This is such a great improvement over the 2. If you run trails all the time like me, you stub your toe at least once a run and the 2's offered no protection. The new rocker toe design is awesome and it allows the foot to roll over stuff that caught me up in the 2.

    The sole contour and rock plate: While I have some issues with the design as well (see below) the idea to shape this shoe more like your foot was a good one. The shoe fits well and the rock plate does offer some great protection on the sharper rocks. My feet dont get tired in this shoe on those 3+ hour runs which is awesome.

    Weight: The weight of this shoe at less than 10oz is awesome with the build of the shoe being what it is. It is light (unless you have a stream crossing or hit mud) and fast. They did a good job here.

    The Bad
    Shoe Upper: This may just be my biggest complaint. The upper on the Pure2 line for both road and trail shoes fit so nice. It was like a glove with the asymmetrical lacing. No pressure on the top of your foot and the tongue of the shoe always stayed put. Why Brooks changed the upper in the 3 is beyond me. Now the tongue of the shoe always slides down during runs, the lacing on top of the foot creates pressure on long runs, and overall it is no where near as comfy as the 2. I have to adjust the tongue of the shoe a few times every run now.

    The Tread: I was super stoked to try out the new tread on this shoe. It grips awesome on dry rocky trails, but the second the trail gets wet, these shoes collect all the mud/soil and there is no way to get the mud out of the tread since it is so deep. As a result, the shoes get super slippery and all that advantage on dry trail is totally gone. The contours of the sole exasperate the issue.

    Stiffness: Okay, so I'm a pseudo minimalist guy meaning I enjoy the feel of the trail, but also like a little something there to cushion over the longer runs. That's what the Pure series is all about right? Not this shoe. I totally agree that this is a dubbed down version of the Cascadia. The rock plate makes the shoe stiff, and that trail contact is not that apparent. The only thing that makes this a somewhat minimal shoe to me is the weight and the 4mm drop. The rest of this shoe is not a minimal feel ride.

    Bottom line. I'm still trying to love this shoe, but find myself defaulting back to my 2's more often than not.

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    4.0

    I would buy this product again.

    By LC Runner

    from Painesville, Ohio

    About Me Avid Athlete

    Pros

    • Comfortable
    • Good Arch Support
    • Good Traction
    • Lightweight
    • Responsive

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Dry Weather
      • Endurance Training
      • Trail Running

      Comments about PureGrit 3:

      Great lightweight responsive trail shoe. Ran a 10 miler with them right out of the box. Great for technical singletrack, gravel and even wet condtions, just not for wet rocky conditions,the knobby soles with cause you to slip. Havent had an issue with the tongue slipping to one side since I double knot my laces on all of my trail shoes. I will not use them in the snow, but they will be my main go to trail shoe. I would recommend the Pure Grit 3 to anyone that has ran in the Cascadia that wants a lighter, less cushioned version.

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

      Comment on this review

       
      3.0

      First pair of Brooks

      By shotgunman006

      from Douglas,GA

      About Me Avid Athlete

      Verified Reviewer

      Pros

      • Comfortable
      • Cushions Impact
      • Good Traction
      • Lightweight

      Cons

      • Narrow / Tight

      Best Uses

      • Trail Running

      Comments about PureGrit 3:

      I was really excited when I got these and went on my first run. I blew through a couple of records (as measured by my gps watch) without much effort it seemed. But after doing some longer runs I had some painful toenails. There seems to be plenty of room in the front of the shoe and these are a half size larger than other running shoes.

      Unfortunately I forgot about the Brooks 30 day guarantee (ordered on 8/19/14) and I can't return them to get another half size up or a different model.

      Probably an excellent shoe if you get the perfect size.

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

      Comment on this review

       
      3.0

      Big departure from the 2

      By Golden Trail Runner

      from Golden, CO

      About Me Avid Athlete

      Pros

      • Durable
      • Responsive

      Cons

      • Too Stiff

      Best Uses

      • Dry Weather
      • Trail Running

      Comments about PureGrit 3:

      I was really hoping I would love these shoes. I run trails in Colorado and I have used the Brooks Pure line for the past 2 years. The 2 was a great shoe minus a couple of little things. I was looking forward to the new rock plate and toe protection in the 3 as well as the new aggressive tread.

      I've logged over 100 miles in these shoes now over a variety of terrain and here is my take compared to the 2.

      The Good
      The Toe tread: This is such a great improvement over the 2. If you run trails all the time like me, you stub your toe at least once a run and the 2's offered no protection. The new rocker toe design is awesome and it allows the foot to roll over stuff that caught me up in the 2.

      The sole contour and rock plate: While I have some issues with the design as well (see below) the idea to shape this shoe more like your foot was a good one. The shoe fits well and the rock plate does offer some great protection on the sharper rocks. My feet dont get tired in this shoe on those 3+ hour runs which is awesome.

      Weight: The weight of this shoe at less than 10oz is awesome with the build of the shoe being what it is. It is light (unless you have a stream crossing or hit mud) and fast. They did a good job here.

      The Bad
      Shoe Upper: This may just be my biggest complaint. The upper on the Pure2 line for both road and trail shoes fit so nice. It was like a glove with the asymmetrical lacing. No pressure on the top of your foot and the tongue of the shoe always stayed put. Why Brooks changed the upper in the 3 is beyond me. Now the tongue of the shoe always slides down during runs, the lacing on top of the foot creates pressure on long runs, and overall it is no where near as comfy as the 2. I have to adjust the tongue of the shoe a few times every run now.

      The Tread: I was super stoked to try out the new tread on this shoe. It grips awesome on dry rocky trails, but the second the trail gets wet, these shoes collect all the mud/soil and there is no way to get the mud out of the tread since it is so deep. As a result, the shoes get super slippery and all that advantage on dry trail is totally gone. The contours of the sole exasperate the issue.

      Stiffness: Okay, so I'm a pseudo minimalist guy meaning I enjoy the feel of the trail, but also like a little something there to cushion over the longer runs. That's what the Pure series is all about right? Not this shoe. I totally agree that this is a dubbed down version of the Cascadia. The rock plate makes the shoe stiff, and that trail contact is not that apparent. The only thing that makes this a somewhat minimal shoe to me is the weight and the 4mm drop. The rest of this shoe is not a minimal feel ride.

      Bottom line. I'm still trying to love this shoe, but find myself defaulting back to my 2's more often than not.

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

      Comment on this review

      (2 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

       
      4.0

      Not So Pure, but Not So Bad

      By RunForSpeed.com

      from Dallas, TX

      About Me Avid Athlete

      Pros

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

      Cons

      • Too Stiff

      Best Uses

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

      Comments about PureGrit 3:

      I've been running in the Pure series since it's inception. The latest 3 series of all of the shoes have lessened the "Pure" or "Natural" feel for a more stiff and less responsive shoes, and the PureGrit 3 is no different...but that's not necessarily a bad thing. The Grit 3 feels like a lightweight Cascadia. It's not nearly as flexible and responsive has the past Grit models, but it's still a more minimal version as they have all been versus the Cascadia. The ballistic protection and sole are all great improvements and the shoe still feels like a Pure, just not as much as before. It's still a great shoe and the improvements out weigh the detriments.

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

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      5.0

      Brooks nailed it this time

      By Brian Nova

      from Virginia

      About Me Avid Athlete

      Pros

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

      Cons

      • Ugly

      Best Uses

      • Dry Weather
      • Trail Running

      Comments about PureGrit 3:

      I loved the original PGs except for the traction. PG2 was not my favorite. PG3 is the bomb! I ran a 50 in these practically right out of the box, PR'd and had no hot spots. With over 250 miles on them this summer they are starting to show a little wear, but that is the tradeoff for sticky traction, like having performance tires on my feet. The only changes I would make are color, but I am pretty conservative, and water retention. After stream crossings or on wet trails they can get a little squishy and the insole moves around. Not a show-stopper, but I hope they come out with another color soon because I am definitely buying another pair.

      I am pretty sure that the one star reviewer works for another shoe company or is describing a different shoe.

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

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