Men's PureGrit 3

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Brooks PureGrit 3 Men's Trail Running Shoes

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$120.00

Style #110180

Pick a line, trust your feet 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 the propulsion plate provides a responsive toe-off and 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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Variations

  • Color: 684

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What's New

PureGrit 3

  • BioMoGo DNA midsole provides adaptive cushioning
  • Rounded heel offers better alignment minimizing stress on joints
  • Omega Flex Grooves optimize flexibility
  • Ballistic Rock Shield protects your foot from trail hazards
  • Nav-band wraps your foot for comfortable security
Great for trail running

Great for trail running

Ideal for Medium to High Arches

Ideal for medium to high arches

Weight

Weight 9.9 oz

Ideal for normal pronation

Ideal for runners with normal pronation

Midsole drop

Midsole drop 4mm

Technology

3D Hex Lugs

Aggressive 3D hex lugs on the outsole provide maximum grip.

Rounded Heel

The slight curve of the heel aligns force through the center of your ankle joint, reducing internal stress on your body.

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Rounded Heel

What is it?

“Rounded Heel” is just a fancy name that we like to use for the rounded and reduced heel on our shoes. The slight curvature in the heel vastly improves the alignment of your body, encouraging a more efficient stride.

How does it work?

It’s really quite simple. The curvature in the heel works to align the body by shifting the contact point forward. As you hit the ground there is a greater clearance distance under the middle of your heel, which aligns force through the center of your ankle, thus reducing internal stress on your body.

Specifications

  • Shoe Category: Trail
  • Arch: Medium, High
  • Body Build: Medium, Large
  • Platform: Anatomical Platform
  • DNA Layout: Biomogo DNA Layout
  • Construction Type: Stroebel
  • Competition: Trail racing
  • Launch Date: June 1, 2014
  • Weight: 9.9 oz

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Reviews

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PureGrit 3
 
3.7

(based on 18 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (6)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (6)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (2)

67%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Good traction (15)
  • Lightweight (14)
  • Comfortable (13)
  • Responsive (13)
  • Cushions impact (8)

Cons

  • Narrow / tight (3)
  • Wears quickly (3)

Best Uses

  • Trail running (16)
  • Dry conditions (6)
  • Wet weather (5)
  • Distance / endurance (4)
  • Walking (3)
    • Sizing:
    • Feels full size too small

       

      Feels half size too small

       

      Feels true to size

       

      94% 

      (17 reviews)

      Feels half size too big

       

      Feels full size too big

       
    • Width:
    • Feels too narrow

       

      Feels true to width

       

      89% 

      (16 reviews)

      Feels too wide

       
    • Arch Type:
    • Average arch (15)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Enthusiast (14)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (16)

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.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Good fit but outer sole lacks longevity

Fitted many trail shoes and the Pure Grit 3 was by far the most comfortable.

However, after only 6 miles of trail, many of the lugs had big chunks missing and...Read complete review

Fitted many trail shoes and the Pure Grit 3 was by far the most comfortable.

However, after only 6 miles of trail, many of the lugs had big chunks missing and other were starting to come loose. I am a light guy and usually get very good milage out of shoes.

My girlfriend ran the exact same routes in a different brand which did not show any wear as extreme as on the Brooks.

For an expensive shoe marketed towards trail running I was expecting them to last much longer.

Also, even with the laces very tightly tied, the tongue shifts to one side leaving the laces rubbing bare against ones sock which is very uncomfortable.

These will have to go back to store.

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5.0

What a Feeling!

By sean the poopontherun guy

from anchorage

About Me Avid Athlete

Pros

  • Comfortable
  • Durable
  • Good Traction
  • Lightweight

Cons

  • Poor Cushioning

Best Uses

  • Trail Running

Comments about PureGrit 3:

This one feels so close to the ground, and if you like that you will probably like this one. I've had no problems with the tread, though I am running on dirt trails with minimal rocks. Currently it's winter and I used them at 10 degrees F. Still felt great.

  • 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

Good fit but outer sole lacks longevity

By Jacob

from Cape Town

About Me Casual/ Recreational

Pros

  • Comfortable
  • Cushions Impact
  • Good Traction
  • Lightweight
  • Responsive

Cons

  • Wears Quickly

Best Uses

  • Trail Running

Comments about PureGrit 3:

Fitted many trail shoes and the Pure Grit 3 was by far the most comfortable.

However, after only 6 miles of trail, many of the lugs had big chunks missing and other were starting to come loose. I am a light guy and usually get very good milage out of shoes.

My girlfriend ran the exact same routes in a different brand which did not show any wear as extreme as on the Brooks.

For an expensive shoe marketed towards trail running I was expecting them to last much longer.

Also, even with the laces very tightly tied, the tongue shifts to one side leaving the laces rubbing bare against ones sock which is very uncomfortable.

These will have to go back to store.

  • 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

Another great shoe

By Rick C

from Baltimore

About Me Avid Athlete

Pros

  • Comfortable
  • Cushions Impact
  • Good Traction
  • Lightweight
  • Responsive

Cons

  • Narrow / Tight

Best Uses

  • Endurance Training
  • Trail Running
  • Walking

Comments about PureGrit 3:

Love these. Been wearing grits for years. Only wish they'd make the toe box a little larger. Then I'd give five stars

  • 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

Perfect for Southern California trails!

By Los

from Murrieta, CA

About Me Avid Athlete

Pros

  • Comfortable
  • Durable
  • Good Traction
  • Lightweight
  • Responsive

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Dry Weather
    • Trail Running
    • Walking

    Comments about PureGrit 3:

    Short and long trail runs, 20 plus miles per week.

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

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    (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

     
    2.0

    Big Bummer

    By Disappointed in Brooks

    from Scottsdale, Arizona

    About Me Professional Athlete

    Pros

    • Responsive

    Cons

    • Lugs Peel Off
    • Rock Plate Is Wrong
    • Tongue slides
    • Wears Quickly

    Best Uses

    • Doing Yard Work

    Comments about PureGrit 3:

    I live in the desert with hard rocky trails. Minimal runner, neutral with average arch. This shoe was such a disappointment. Ran in it before my first winter 1/2 trail marathon. Took 3 10 mile training runs and started to notice some really annoying things. 1) Tongue immediately slides to the outer portion of the shoe, does not matter what you try with lacing techniques. 2) Lugs starting 'chunking' off on very first run, I only got 35 miles on them before I had to return due to all the forefoot lugs disappearing. 3) The rock plate seems to be in the wrong place, it's a little further back and then ends leaving a bit of a dip in the shoe.
    All these attributes make this shoe probably one of the worst 'upgrades' I've ever seen. Brooks better do something about this fast as these are horrible issues in serious trail running. It does feel light and fairly nimble, but for the price it is one of the worst trail shoes I've tried in the last two years.

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

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