Women's PureFlow 3

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Embrace lightweight without losing cushion in the get-up-and-go women's PureFlow 3. We've fine-tuned features like a more rounded heel, sculpted the medial side while integrating a wider Nav Band, and repositioned the Toe Flex to better align your stride. So all you feel is the sweet cushion in your running shoes, and all you need is the open road.

We’re not the only people going with the Flow: Runner’s World Magazine named the PureFlow 3 its "Best Update" in their March 2014 issue. The editors praised new design for its smoother landing, more flexibility in the forefoot, and improved fit; calling the PureFlow 3 "a bargain-priced trainer that handles a lot of miles."


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.


> See the Men's PureFlow 3

Runner's World is a registered trademark of Rodale Inc. © 2014 Rodale Inc. All rights reserved.

  • Shoe Category: PureProject
  • Pronation: None/Normal
  • Construction Type: Stroebel
  • Platform: Anatomical Platform
  • Surface: Road/Track
  • Arch: Medium, High
  • Body Build: Small, Medium
  • DNA Layout: Biomogo DNA Layout
  • Water-Resistent: No
  • Waterproof: No
  • Competition: Road racing
  • Launch Date: January 1, 2014
  • Weight: 6.8oz
  • Midsole Drop: 4mm

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3.2

(based on 13 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (4)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (3)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (3)

62%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Lightweight (11)
  • Comfortable (7)
  • Cushions impact (7)
  • Responsive (5)
  • Good traction (3)

Cons

  • Narrow / tight (6)
  • Uncomfortable (3)
  • Wears quickly (3)

Best Uses

  • Dry conditions (5)
  • Gym (4)
  • Distance / endurance (3)
  • Walking (3)
    • Sizing:
    • Feels full size too small

       

      Feels half size too small

       

      Feels true to size

       

      75% 

      (9 reviews)

      Feels half size too big

       

      Feels full size too big

       
    • Width:
    • Feels too narrow

       

      Feels true to width

       

      58% 

      (7 reviews)

      Feels too wide

       
    • Arch Type:
    • Average arch (11)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Enthusiast (10)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (12)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Review pre-run

I'm a big fan of the Pureflow 2. So when these came out, I was due for new running shoes and purchased these. I just received them so I have not run in...Read complete review

I'm a big fan of the Pureflow 2. So when these came out, I was due for new running shoes and purchased these. I just received them so I have not run in them.

However out of the box, the first thing I noticed is the color is not as pictured. The shoe is black (not charcoal), with fushia accents, and a very dark silver sole (not white). To be honest, I probably would not have purchased this (or at least this color) had I known it was black.

The toe box also feels tighter both in width and height. I really like the roomier toe box and that is why I preferred the pureflows over the other pure project models.

I will post more after a few runs, but I'm undecided about the shoes from first impressions.

VS

Most Liked Negative Review

 

Narrow toe box might be my deal breaker

I've owned several of the pureflow 2's and was excited to try the newest generation of my favorite shoe.
My biggest complaint is the toe box (or lack thereof). My...Read complete review

I've owned several of the pureflow 2's and was excited to try the newest generation of my favorite shoe.
My biggest complaint is the toe box (or lack thereof). My pinky toe was completely squished, even when I tried a half size larger. The forefoot felt (on my feet) less like the pureflow 2 and more similar to the puregrit 2 or cadence 2. It could be that when they narrowed the mid foot, they subsequently narrowed the forefoot slightly- just a guess.

The majority of the changes were positive: The Nav band / mid foot area provides better support. The lacing system works much better than the asymmetric. (Side note on the lacing top hole position- I usually do a loop lock at the top, but the top hole was positioned too far back for it to work right.) Also, I didn't really notice a difference in the updated heel bevel or the the toe split.

Overall, the 3rd gen will be a great update for most, but sadly, the narrow toe box will probably be my deal breaker. I loved the pureflow 2's because of their wide toe box and I'll probably go back to them.

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4.0

Forms to my foot!

By Shannon Again

from Nebraska

About Me Gym Rat

Pros

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

Cons

  • Narrow / Tight

Best Uses

  • Dry Weather
  • Gym
  • Walking
  • Work

I fell in love with the shoe in the store and bought online because the store didn't have the color I wanted. I use these for working out and for work (I'm a nurse so I am on my feet for 12 hours). These are new so I'm still breaking them in. They feel a little narrow and I prefer to wear thin socks with them or my toes don't have enough room to move around and the top of my foot will fall asleep if I don't pull the laces just right. Next time I buy I might try on the wider version. Otherwise, the ball of my toe sticks out too far and I have a high arch so my feet are pretty temperamental. I am extremely satisfied with the way these shoes form to my foot. I bounce around and feel like I could go a lot longer while working out than before I had these shoes.

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

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4.0

Very well cushioned for the weight

By MamaWhoRuns

from Phoenix, AZ

About Me Avid Athlete

Pros

  • Comfortable
  • Cushions Impact
  • Lightweight

Cons

    Best Uses

      This is my first experience wearing the Pure line. I couldn't wear the first version of the PF's as they were too wide for my foot. An employee at my local running store suggested I try the 3's as a lighter weight alternative to my Ghost 6's, and I really enjoy the cushioning, particularly in the forefoot area. Compared to the forefoot cushioning in shoes such as the current Mizuno Wave Riders, these are nirvana. I would recommend trying them on first at a store, however, as the overlays that run across the toe area might be too restrictive for some. I hope they are durable.

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

      Comment on this review

       
      1.0

      Terrible design

      By Training for Boston

      from Boston, Ma

      About Me Avid Athlete

      Pros

      • Lightweight

      Cons

      • Uncomfortable
      • Wears Quickly

      Best Uses

      • Dry Weather
      • With Orthotics/Inserts

      Initially liked the shoes when I first tried them; however, after a couple months of winter running (I live in New England, the outdoor conditions are rough) the shoes show considerable wear.

      In addition and even more importantly, when I started adding miles and exclusively wearing these shoes (as opposed to rotating in different shoes) I developed SEVERE BLISTERS on the tops of both feet due to the thick/raised seam that connects the tongue to the rest of the shoe on the inside (near lace holes). After examining other pairs in stores with the same seam issue, I believe it is a design flaw and definitely would not recommend this shoe to anyone who plans to run more than 4 miles at a time.

      • 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

      Carol

      By Carol

      from Gainesville, FL

      About Me Avid Athlete

      Pros

        Cons

        • Irritates Toes
        • Narrow / Tight

        Best Uses

          Loved the PF1. Lacing on the PF2 irritated the top of my foot. PF3 are the worst yet! The shoe forms a crease along the diagonal of the bottom of the lacing which digs into the top of the feet, especially at the base of the small toe. My socks were all bloody after my second run (10miles) in these. These also seem to be more narrow in the forefoot as well.

          I hope the designers at Brooks read the reviews on their shoes. Maybe they should have runners help them achieve a functional design.

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

          Comment on this review

           
          2.0

          Big Change - not for the good

          By Nonni

          from Minneapolis

          About Me Avid Athlete

          Pros

          • Good Traction
          • Lightweight

          Cons

          • Narrow / Tight
          • Uncomfortable

          Best Uses

          • Endurance Training
          • Gym

          I really liked the 1st and 2nd models of Pure Flow, but I don't like these at all. When I walk/run the front creases and hits my little toe causing a lot of discomfort. Not sure which model of shoe I will change to, but these will not be my shoe of choice this season.

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

          Comment on this review

          (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

           
          1.0

          Horrible shoe

          By DSG

          from CA

          About Me Avid Athlete

          Pros

            Cons

            • Poor Cushioning
            • Poor Stability
            • Poor Traction
            • Uncomfortable
            • Wears Quickly

            Best Uses

              I purchased these shoes and wore them for less than 1 week only to have a hurt and sore ankle and the paint on the front of the shoes is peeling off, the shoe itself is coming apart on all sides it is fraying. The color of the shoes faded a shade and they wear all over very easily.

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

              Comment on this review

              (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

               
              2.0

              A big change

              By Runnergirl Heather

              from Bay City, MI

              About Me Avid Athlete

              Pros

              • Lightweight

              Cons

              • Narrow / Tight
              • Poor Cushioning

              Best Uses

              • Dry Weather

              I liked the Pure Flow 1, absolutely loved the Pure Flow 2, but don't like the 3 at all. I can't understand why Brooks took cushioning out of the forefoot of the Pure Flow 3, only to put it in the heel of what is SUPPOSED to be a forefoot striker's shoe! Brooks did the same with the Glycerin. Brooks, this is not a good trend for us forefoot strikers!

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

              Comment on this review

              (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              Great update

              By EP

              from Seattle, WA

              About Me Avid Athlete

              Pros

              • Comfortable
              • Cushions Impact
              • Lightweight
              • Responsive

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Dry Weather
                • Endurance Training
                • Walking
                • Wet Weather

                I love these shoes! I had been running in a pair of PureFlow 2s that I had received as a gift, but never really fell in love with them; I felt that the toebox was too large, the sole too flexible in the wrong places, and the lacing pattern made it difficult for me to tighten them enough. That combined with the extra space in the forefoot made me feel like the shoe was never fully secure on my foot.

                I had planned on switching to another style of shoe, but after explaining my issues with the PureFlow 2 to the guy at my local running store, he told me I might find the updates made for the 3rd generation to my liking. I'm glad I gave them another chance, I ended up walking out with a pair of them and I'm thrilled. The sole is still very cushioned but is a bit more responsive, and the lacing pattern is more traditional, so the shoe fits my foot much better. The toebox is still roomy enough, but not overly large.

                I have heard that this update is more similar to the first version of the shoe, which I never tried, but seems to have a lot of fans.

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

                Comment on this review

                (5 of 9 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                4.0

                Review pre-run

                By JT

                from Urbana, IL

                About Me Avid Athlete

                Pros

                • Comfortable
                • Lightweight
                • Responsive

                Cons

                • Color Not Accurate
                • Narrow / Tight

                Best Uses

                • Distance running

                I'm a big fan of the Pureflow 2. So when these came out, I was due for new running shoes and purchased these. I just received them so I have not run in them.

                However out of the box, the first thing I noticed is the color is not as pictured. The shoe is black (not charcoal), with fushia accents, and a very dark silver sole (not white). To be honest, I probably would not have purchased this (or at least this color) had I known it was black.

                The toe box also feels tighter both in width and height. I really like the roomier toe box and that is why I preferred the pureflows over the other pure project models.

                I will post more after a few runs, but I'm undecided about the shoes from first impressions.

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

                Comment on this review

                (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                3.0

                Narrow toe box might be my deal breaker

                By srf48

                from Birmingham, AL

                About Me Gym Rat

                Pros

                • Cushions Impact
                • Lacing system
                • Lightweight
                • Midfoot Support
                • Nav Band Improved
                • Responsive

                Cons

                • Narrow / Tight
                • Poor Traction
                • Toe Box Narrow
                • Wears Quickly

                Best Uses

                • Dry Weather
                • Endurance Training
                • Gym
                • Road Running

                I've owned several of the pureflow 2's and was excited to try the newest generation of my favorite shoe.
                My biggest complaint is the toe box (or lack thereof). My pinky toe was completely squished, even when I tried a half size larger. The forefoot felt (on my feet) less like the pureflow 2 and more similar to the puregrit 2 or cadence 2. It could be that when they narrowed the mid foot, they subsequently narrowed the forefoot slightly- just a guess.

                The majority of the changes were positive: The Nav band / mid foot area provides better support. The lacing system works much better than the asymmetric. (Side note on the lacing top hole position- I usually do a loop lock at the top, but the top hole was positioned too far back for it to work right.) Also, I didn't really notice a difference in the updated heel bevel or the the toe split.

                Overall, the 3rd gen will be a great update for most, but sadly, the narrow toe box will probably be my deal breaker. I loved the pureflow 2's because of their wide toe box and I'll probably go back to them.

                • Arch Type:
                • Average Arch
                • Was this a gift?:
                • No

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