Men's PureDrift

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Style #110141

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Experience the next best thing to naked feet with the hyper-light PureDrift. Spread those toes with two split grooves that allow your forefoot to flex through its three functional units. A hardly-there upper has a close fit and provides a little more coverage than a birthday suit. When you really want to feel free as a bird, remove the sockliner for a zero drop experience. Feet, meet feel.


Please note: The PureDrift was designed with a wider toe box than other Brooks shoes. If you prefer a more snug fit, size down half a size.


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: PureProject
  • Pronation: None/Normal
  • Construction Type: Strobel
  • Platform: Anatomical Platform
  • Surface: Road/Track
  • Arch: Medium, High
  • Body Build: Small
  • DNA Layout: Biomogo DNA Layout
  • Water-Resistent: No
  • Waterproof: No
  • Competition: Road racing
  • Launch Date: January 1, 2013
  • Weight: 5.6 oz
  • Midsole Drop: 4 mm (0 mm w/o sockliner)

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4.3

(based on 48 reviews)

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    (25)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (14)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (6)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (3)

  • 1 Stars

     

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87%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Lightweight (44)
  • Comfortable (40)
  • Responsive (26)
  • Cushions impact (9)
  • Good traction (9)

Cons

  • Wears quickly (8)
  • Poor cushioning (7)
  • Poor arch support (4)
  • Poor traction (3)

Best Uses

  • Dry conditions (29)
  • Distance / endurance (13)
  • Gym (10)
  • Walking (10)
  • Trail running (7)
    • Sizing:
    • Feels full size too small

       

      Feels half size too small

       

      Feels true to size

       

      83% 

      (39 reviews)

      Feels half size too big

       

      Feels full size too big

       
    • Width:
    • Feels too narrow

       

      Feels true to width

       

      88% 

      (42 reviews)

      Feels too wide

       
    • Arch Type:
    • Average arch (26), Low arch (16)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Enthusiast (35), Casual/ recreational (8), Gym rat (5)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (44), Yes (4)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

The Brooks Shoe I've Been Waiting For!!!

Simply put, a great shoe for those that can wear a TRUE minimalist shoe! I've been running in the Green Silence for a couple of years now and went very minimalist to incorporate the...Read complete review

Simply put, a great shoe for those that can wear a TRUE minimalist shoe! I've been running in the Green Silence for a couple of years now and went very minimalist to incorporate the Vibram Bikila and the ultra featherweight Saucony Hattori into my lineup. This shoe feels SIGNIFICANTLY better in every way from the upper to the scarce rubber covered foam sole. Overall construction is top notch--exactly what I would expect from Brooks Flagship Line.

Incorrect footstrike is punished with an awkward feel, but a proper midfoot/forefoot strike is rewarded with a quick and responsive toe-off. My Vibram Bikila may be a more form fitting shoe, but the PureDrift feels as connected and just as natural in an extremely attractive package.

I was sad to see the Green Silence be discontinued and I'll still use those for 15+ mile runs, but my PureDrift will be my new daily driver and interval shoe going forward. Looking forward to getting another pair soon to incorporate into my weekly routine. I've done up to an 11-miler in them and they were phenomenal the entire run.

I wear each shoe only one run per week. I average between 60-90 miles per week durng peak training season and I run 2-a-days 4 days per week and cross train 3 days per week all year long. My current lineup includes PureDrift, Saucony Hattori, Vibram Bikila, Green Silence x 5, PureConnect & PureGrit.

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Initial impressions

This is a very lightweight shoe and the comfort at the forefoot is excellent, allowing freedom of movement in the toes. I bought this shoe to use as a zero offset so I removed...Read complete review

This is a very lightweight shoe and the comfort at the forefoot is excellent, allowing freedom of movement in the toes. I bought this shoe to use as a zero offset so I removed the innersole but found it to be uncomfortable underneath with hard bits of stitching at the edges. I chose these shoes to replace my Saucony Virratas which I found too narrow and the sole too spongy. I decided to put the 0mm innersoles from the Virratas in the Puredrifts and they now feel perfect. I titled this as 'initial impressions' as I have only just opened the box and have not yet run in them.
This is my first pair of Brooks shoes so cannot compare with previous models but what I can say is that I'm not at all impressed with the build quality. There were numerous long, loose threads hanging off, bits of visible foam sticking out on the padded bit around the ankles and dried glue where the sole joins the upper. I know that most things these days are thrown together quickly in large factories in the Far East, but these shoes really make you aware of that. The finish is just not great.
Under the innersole, there is a small hole (looks deliberate) up front near the toes but it is only in one shoe. This is a little rough around the edge which could cause problems if wearing no socks. The inside of the upper feels good against a bare foot.
I think the Navband is a bit pointless and gimmicky. The shoes narrow quite abruptly towards the mid to rear foot which is a shame but with the sole from my other shoes in there, it's ok as the foot is just raised slightly.
From the rear, lining up the rear seam of the upper against the centre point of the rubber sole, the shoes are not symmetrical. The soles have not been attached to the upper in the same spot, implying uneven construction between the two. Again, build quality and standards.
The tread pattern, for me anyway, has the firmer rubber bits in the perfect location and seems fairly durable. Very happy with that.
Now that I've put the other innersole in, the shoe feels very comfortable and I am looking forward to running in them.
Overall, lightweight and comfortable (with other innersole), flexible and a good sole but poorly constructed for a top brand shoe. Couldn't recommend fully yet as I haven't run in them but on feel alone, yes I would.

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2.0

Good shoe, poor construction.

By Tyler RunRun'a'doRunRun

from Lenexa, KS

About Me Avid Athlete

Pros

  • Good Traction
  • Lightweight
  • Responsive

Cons

  • Poorly Constructed
  • Wears Quickly

Best Uses

  • Dry Weather
  • Racing

20 miles on these shoes (yes, 20), and the collar on both shoes are fraying. That, and the eyelets (or loops? are they still technically eyelets??) tear apart easily: I've had to personally sew the shoestring loops back on the shoe. AFTER 20 MILES, only one of which was a race.

The shoe's feel, fit (although runs a bit big), and response are all top-notch. I love wearing it, I just wish it weren't falling apart. It's to the point that I don't feel comfortable wearing them during a race (which I bought them for), for fear that one of the shoestring loops will detach during the race.

Would I recommend the shoe? No. Maybe I got a defective pair -- who knows. I really want to like this shoe all the way 'round, but one that falls apart after 20 miles is just ridiculous. Would I recommend the brand? Absolutely, yes. I've been wearing Brooks for years. Luckily they have the Connect 3 as a sub-in for the Drift, but I want my Drifts back!!

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

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4.0

So far so good

By RG

from Honolulu, Hi

About Me Gym Rat

Pros

  • Comfortable
  • Lightweight

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Gym
    • Walking
    • With Orthotics/Inserts

    Haven't run in them yet but have been doing elliptical training and walking, I am a big guy 6'2" 220lbs (fit 220lbs) so concerned about the impact when I run, which is between 4 to 10 miles at a time 3x a week.

    • 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

    Light, flexible and fast

    By Glenn the Runner

    from Williamsville, NY

    About Me Avid Athlete

    Pros

    • Comfortable
    • Lightweight
    • Responsive

    Cons

    • Not Warm In Winter

    Best Uses

    • Dry Weather
    • Off road

    This shoe is extremely flexible and light. If you have high arches, strike on the fore to mid-foot, and have a clean (symmetrical) wear pattern on your running shoes, then you should consider this shoe. My only negative is that it is a little too well ventilated for winter runs.

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

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    4.0

    First Pure Drifts

    By Phil

    from Lake Forest, CA

    About Me Avid Athlete

    Pros

    • Comfortable
    • Lightweight

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Endurance Training

      I have happily run in PureConnect2 for the past year and wanted to try their lighter weight brother. Directly out of the box the PureDrift was comfortable on the foot, pliable and friendly to wear.

      Have now worn the pair for several runs (ranging for 1 to 6) miles and they remain sound. I don't feel any significant difference in the amount of cushioning compared to the PureConmect and I feel no pain or discomfort in my knees or hips.

      One area that does feel different is the toe box - lots of movement, particularly on downhills.

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

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      4.0

      Best running shoe I've found

      By DH

      from Fort Worth, TX

      About Me Gym Rat

      Pros

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

      Cons

      • Upper At Toe Box Wearing
      • Upper Cloth Wears
      • Wears Quickly

      Best Uses

      • Dry Weather
      • Endurance Training
      • Race

      I use this shoe for my longer distances and half marathon races. The mesh at the toe box, however, is wearing out on my prior pair much sooner than the rest of the shoe. I think it's an odd place for that much wear.

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

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