Women's PureDrift

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$100.00 $55.00
Style #120135

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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: 5.1 oz
  • Midsole Drop: 4 mm (0 mm w/o sockliner)

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PureDrift
 
4.4

(based on 42 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (27)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (9)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (3)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (3)

92%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Lightweight (40)
  • Breathable (37)
  • Comfortable (36)
  • Fast (19)
  • Cushions impact (13)

Cons

  • Poor arch support (3)
  • Uncomfortable (3)
  • Wears out quickly (3)

Best Uses

  • Road running (25)
  • Walking (5)
  • Distance / endurance (3)
  • Gym (3)
    • Sizing:
    • Feels full size too small

       

      Feels half size too small

       

      Feels true to size

       

      74% 

      (31 reviews)

      Feels half size too big

       

      Feels full size too big

       
    • Width:
    • Feels too narrow

       

      Feels true to width

       

      83% 

      (34 reviews)

      Feels too wide

       
    • Arch Type:
    • Average arch (24), Low arch (11), High arch (5)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Enthusiast (25), Casual/ recreational (7), Gym rat (7)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (40)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

4 pairs & 2 marathons later: thumbs up!

My local running store recommended them to me. I spent the winter/spring season after my first marathon transitioning to them from the Adrenaline GTS. Major change in stride, leg strength and speed. ...Read complete review

My local running store recommended them to me. I spent the winter/spring season after my first marathon transitioning to them from the Adrenaline GTS. Major change in stride, leg strength and speed. The transition took time (5 months) but I saw increased speed and agility at each race. I didn't think they were built for marathons--but I've run two in them and feel great. I like the wider toe box, as it makes room for my expanding feet over long runs. If you're switching between road & trail, however, these are not the best shoes. You feel EVERYTHING. I can't imagine wearing anything else for my road training and racing. However, they are not for everyone, so please take your time in trying them. Can't wait for new colors!

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Disappointed

There's no doubt that Brooks produces the highest quality running shoes. I love all my Brooks shoes and was excited for these. I ordered half a size down and I think the size was...Read complete review

There's no doubt that Brooks produces the highest quality running shoes. I love all my Brooks shoes and was excited for these. I ordered half a size down and I think the size was right, however the shoe is way too wide and boxy and left a strange baggy look in the toe area. Otherwise appears to be a super comfortable shoe. For someone with wider feet this may be the perfect she for you, I'll just have to try a different pair.

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5.0

BEST sneakers ever!

By Meredith

from Boston, MA

About Me Casual/ Recreational

Verified Reviewer

Pros

  • Breathable
  • Comfortable
  • Cushions Impact
  • Lightweight
  • Wide toebox

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Road Running

    Comments about PureDrift:

    I just ordered my second pair of these! I am so upset that Brooks is discontinuing this shoe! It is the most comfortable running shoe I have ever owned. I love the wide toe box, and how the rest of the shoe is not too wide. I wear them for road running, and sometimes on trails. I also wear them daily to work. My only wish is that they would make a more neutral colored women's shoe, (no pink or neon!) since I do wear them daily. Bring these back in black and silver! Please, please, please!

    • 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

    Best 0 drop road shoe

    By Cycogerty

    from Grand Rapids, MI

    About Me Avid Athlete

    Pros

    • Breathable
    • Comfortable
    • Cushions Impact
    • Great with Jeans
    • Lightweight
    • Zero Drop

    Cons

    • Wears Out Quickly

    Best Uses

    • Road Running

    Comments about PureDrift:

    I am on my 3rd pair of the PureDrift and training for the Boston Marathon. I ran two marathons last year in the Pure Drift and am very disappointed that they are discontinuing it as it's the perfect road shoe for someone who needs zero drop and wants the minimalist feel, but with just enough padding to run 26.2 miles.

    • 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

    PureDrift has won me over

    By Run, LP, Run

    from Portland, Oregon

    About Me Avid Athlete

    Pros

    • Breathable
    • Comfortable
    • Cushions Impact
    • Fast
    • Lightweight
    • No Hot Spots
    • wide toe box

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Road Running

      Comments about PureDrift:

      Before giving this pair of Brooks a shot, I had been on the hunt for a minimalist shoe with a wide toe box that would allow my toes to breathe. I had run for quite some time in Vibram Five Fingers, but struggled with atrocious toe blisters after pushing past 4 miles. From there I moved onto the Nike Free Hyperfeel, which maintains the minimalist feel allowing the runner to remain on the forefoot, but the toe box was impossibly narrow. I really tried the Brooks PureDrift without expectation and was blown away at how well they fit my feet out of the box. I am so pleased with this shoe and proud to say I am a Brooks convert!

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

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      4.0

      very nice, but has some issues

      By petite runner

      from Boston, MA

      About Me Gym Rat

      Pros

      • Breathable
      • Cushions Impact
      • Lightweight

      Cons

      • Uncomfortable

      Best Uses

      • Pavement

      Comments about PureDrift:

      I got this shoe to replace my Merrell Road Gloves, which are lightweight and flexible but a bit narrow for my wide feet. PureDrift fits all the above requirements but when I tested them out on the treadmill, I got a hot spot on the ball of my big toe on both feet. I took out the liner thinking maybe the extra room would help, but it actually got worse. I finally replaced the original liner with a Merrell insole and I haven't had any issues yet, but I've only run 8 miles in them so far. I'll have to see how they do with the Merrell insole on a 13+ mile run.

      • 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

      These shoes changed my life

      By Danni

      from Bay Area, CA

      About Me Casual/ Recreational

      Pros

      • Breathable
      • Comfortable
      • Lightweight

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Road Running

        Comments about PureDrift:

        I know it sounds crazy, but these shoes really did change my life. I used to be convinced that I would never run/jog (I'm overweight and always have been) but guess what, these shoes made it happen. This whole time it was my old shoes dragging me down!!! I'm now able to jog/walk without feeling like I'd rather be at home sitting on the couch. Puredrift are feather light and give my wide feet all the room they need. I have replaced the insole with one that has more arch support and these are my favorite shoes. I have bought them in very color and I hope this line continues. I'm not an athlete, but I do know no other shoe can even come close to these! Buy them, you won't regret it!

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

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