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$100.00 $65.00
Style #110109

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Free your feet and embrace the trail with the PureGrit. Working with ultramarathoner Scott Jurek, we developed a unique one-piece outsole that has a concave shape. When forces are applied, the piece splays out to provide a more balanced lay-down. A sleek grip lug pattern and wide base protect the feet but still allow the runner to get in touch with the ground. Top it off with an ultralight mesh and conforming foam upper for a fit that really hugs the foot.


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.

  • Pronation: Mild, Moderate
  • Surface: Offroad/Trail
  • Arch: Flat, Medium, High
  • Body Build: Small, Medium, Large
  • Competition: Trail racing

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4.4

(based on 83 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (48)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (27)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (3)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (4)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (1)

90%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Comfortable (74)
  • Lightweight (73)
  • Responsive (52)
  • Cushions impact (49)
  • Good traction (36)

Cons

  • Poor traction (18)
  • Wears quickly (5)
  • Poor support / stability (3)

Best Uses

  • Trail running (69)
  • Dry conditions (29)
  • Distance / endurance (23)
  • Wet weather (15)
  • Walking (13)
    • Sizing:
    • Feels full size too small

       

      Feels half size too small

       

      Feels true to size

       

      80% 

      (64 reviews)

      Feels half size too big

       

      Feels full size too big

       
    • Width:
    • Feels too narrow

       

      Feels true to width

       

      93% 

      (75 reviews)

      Feels too wide

       
    • Arch Type:
    • Average arch (59), Low arch (12), High arch (9)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Enthusiast (60), Casual/ recreational (13), Gym rat (5)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (79)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Awesome!

Love these shoes. Wore them yesterday for a 50k trail race with rocky, gravely, technical, smooth, soft, muddy, frosty, grassy, and dusty trails with big climbs and big descents.

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Love these shoes. Wore them yesterday for a 50k trail race with rocky, gravely, technical, smooth, soft, muddy, frosty, grassy, and dusty trails with big climbs and big descents.

Highlights:
1. Lightweight without feeling like you have less shoe. A lot of the other lightweight trail shoes are so little shoe that you have to tip-toe around some of the rocky, rooty, gnarlier sections of more technical trails. Don't worry about that with the PureGrit; you'll have confidence to attack the trail.

2. Ideal Heel. The biggest surprise was the Ideal Heel. It was really noticeable on some of my technical descents when I felt like I had more control over my foot strike. It seemed to allow a much smoother, fluid contact with the ground.

3. Comfort. Fit like a glove.

Considerations:
1. Navband. My foot must be a little narrow because after tightening up the laces the navband had some slack in it. Not sure if it's doing anything to give me a snug fit.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Safe above freezing

Wonderful foot fitting.
I attend school in Colorado and the paths are impossible to take in the ice and snow. Walking in wet parking lots is also sketchy, probably because of the oil mi...Read complete review

Wonderful foot fitting.
I attend school in Colorado and the paths are impossible to take in the ice and snow. Walking in wet parking lots is also sketchy, probably because of the oil mixture. I didn't get a chance to run on trails before the edges wore off from casual walks on the sidewalk, but they did disappear within a couple weeks. The comfort, support style, and fitting sold me, but the things above would have me wait until next edition to refer to a friend.
Work on it and I'll buy 'em Brooks!

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5.0

Good All Around Training Shoe

By Sunny

from Brooklyn, NY

About Me Gym Rat

Pros

  • Comfortable
  • Cushions Impact
  • Lightweight

Cons

  • Narrow / Tight

Best Uses

  • Endurance Training
  • Gym

Very comfortable. It is like wearing a sock

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

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3.0

Almost perfect

By cm134

from Astoria, NY

About Me Avid Athlete

Verified Reviewer

Pros

  • Cushions Impact
  • Lightweight

Cons

  • Bad traction on wet rock
  • I Dont Like The Insole
  • Little Downhill Traction
  • Not Much Side Traction

Best Uses

  • Dry Weather
  • Endurance Training
  • Trail Running

So far I used this about 20 miles on the road and 20 mile in Bear Mountain this past week. The insole a little too much and bouncy, I ended up take it out and get a very thin insole. I like it since it s light, yet it has a good protection when I do technical trail running and long run. Tho, the traction is very minimun, specially on down hill, slippery/wet rocks, or speed maneuvering. The top rubber for the snug feature, it does not work anymore since I took out the insole, but it works as my shoe leashes pockets. Oh also its mesh is really comfortable.

  • 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

Would definitely recommed these shoes

By Joggin' dude

from Kentucky

About Me Casual/ Recreational

Pros

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

Cons

  • Poor Traction
  • Traction Not The Best

Best Uses

  • Dryflat Surfaces
  • Dry Weather
  • Trail Running
  • Walking

Only cons about the Puregrit is the traction. Best on flat surfaces. Traction is good on trails too, just not wet surfaces. The original Puregrit is much better than the Puregrit 2.

  • 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

Original Pure Grit fit better

By yellowhat

from Asotin, WA

About Me Avid Athlete

Verified Reviewer

Pros

  • Comfortable
  • Cushions Impact
  • Lightweight

Cons

  • Poor Traction

Best Uses

  • Endurance Training
  • Trail Running
  • With Orthotics/Inserts

This is the best fitting shoe I have ever worn in 30 years of running. My second pair of the Pure Grit. Wanted the new Pure Grit 2 but they seem to be to narrow for me.

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

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5.0

Great Trail Shoe

By GreatNorthern_PT

from Bozeman, MT

About Me Avid Athlete

Pros

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

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Trail Running

    This is my favorite shoe. Light weight, responsive, cushions impact and incredibly lightweight. I use them on trail runs of all distances. The only time I do not run in my Pure Grit is when running on a technical trail with sharp rocks and then I use my Brooks Cascadia.

    • 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

    Pure grit = pure trail performance

    By Brooks Fanatic

    from Berwyn, IL

    About Me Avid Athlete

    Brooks Fanatics - Sponsored Athletes

    Pros

    • Comfortable
    • Good Traction
    • Lightweight
    • Responsive

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Trail Running

      This is my first pair of the pure project shoes. Bottom line - I should have made the transition sooner. They felt great straight out of the box. The tread dug into the wet/muddy trail and provided excellent traction. I am more excited than ever to hit the trails now.

      • 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

      Take it slow converting to minimalists

      By Old Navy

      from Cathedral City, CA

      About Me Avid Athlete

      Verified Reviewer

      Pros

      • Comfortable
      • Lightweight
      • Responsive

      Cons

      • Poor Cushioning

      Best Uses

      • Endurance Training
      • Trail Running
      • With Orthotics/Inserts

      Overuse injuries like metatarsalgia come form converting to a minimalist shoe too quickly and with too much enthusiasm. They feel great, but my feet needed more time to recover from long runs and 800 repeats. I should have alternated my Pure Project shoes with my Cascadias. I'm doing that now and feet are much better.

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

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      5.0

      Pretty awesome

      By Shermaba

      from Killeen, TX

      About Me Avid Athlete

      Pros

      • Comfortable
      • Durable
      • Good Traction
      • Lightweight

      Cons

      • Poor Stability

      Best Uses

      • Dry Weather
      • Trail Running
      • Wet Weather

      These shoes are great.

      • 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 shoes, Traction is comlicated

      By matt

      from Portland, OR

      About Me Avid Athlete

      Pros

      • Comfortable
      • Durable
      • Good Traction
      • Responsive

      Cons

      • Poor Traction

      Best Uses

      • Trail Running
      • Wet Weather

      Great shoe. More protection for your foot than most of the true 'minimalist' shoes, but minimal heel drop, so the heel doesn't get in your way when you run.

      Traction - it's complicated. The aggressive tread is AWESOME in the mud and gravel - one of the best I've run in. However, as others have mentioned, it's very slick on wet wood bridges or large rocks, and even slick on smooth wet asphalt. Hoping that the the slickness goes away after I run in these a bit and wear off the new rubber.

      I'm in Portland, OR, so it's mostly wet clay & gravel where I run, so the shoe is great. Just got to be careful on those bridges.

      • 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

      By freddy krueger

      from elm street

      About Me Avid Athlete

      Pros

      • Comfortable
      • Lightweight
      • Responsive

      Cons

      • Poor Traction

      Best Uses

      • Trail Running

      great shoe for trails. i ran in pure flows, decided to move to this shoe. the upper is more durable/breathable and the black/brown/blue combo is my favorite. the ride of the shoe is stable, responsive - but definitely not mushy - the sole/drop seem right if you are on trails, the split-toe (although seems gimmicky) gives additional flexibility on tricky surfaces(rocks, uneven trails), the weight is nice and light. the toe box seems narrower, so i had to return and go up a 1/2 size. pure flow toe box is roomy, this is more snug. the lacing system is not great (creates tension on top, and lower laces are more slack), but you can manage it. overall - great shoe, i am getting ready to order another pair for back-ups because they are killing this style, going to new 2013 model.

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

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