Men's PureFlow 4

Lightweight Ride, Plenty of Cushion

$110.00

Style #110190

For a lightweight ride with plenty of cushion, look no further than the new PureFlow 4 men's running shoe. It boasts all the features you want in a high-performance running shoe -- a rounded heel for a smoother stride, improved Toe Flex for better alignment, a wider Nav Band in the upper for a snug fit -- and wrapped them up in a slick new design that brings loads of style with no added weight. So take that sweet, sweet cushion and hit the open road.

Like our core line, we hold the PureFlow 4 to the industry’s highest weartest and durability standards. Because of their lightweight construction, you can expect the PureConnect 4 to last approximately 250-300 miles."

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What's New

PureFlow 4

  • BioMoGo DNA midsole provides custom comfort
  • Rounded heel for better alignment and smoother strides
  • Omega Grooves add stability and flexibility
  • Nav-band wraps your foot for comfortable security
  • No-sew overlays give ultimate comfort
Great for road running

Great for road running

Midsole drop

Midsole drop 4mm

Ideal for Medium to High Arches

Ideal for medium to high arches

Weight

Weight 8.6 oz

Ideal for normal pronation

Ideal for runners with normal pronation

Technology

DNA Midsole

An innovative cushioning system that adapts to runners of all sizes and speeds, providing a custom ride.

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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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DNA Midsole

What is it?

Brooks DNA is an innovative and uniquely adaptive cushioning system. By adapting to your specific weight, pace, gait and running surface, DNA offers customized cushioning and adds a spring to your step.

Traditional cushioning takes a one-size-fits-all approach, but we know that each runner is different. Brooks DNA was developed to continuously tailor the level of cushioning to your specific needs – even as they change during the run.

How does it work?

Brooks DNA is made up of a highly viscous non-Newtonian material or more simply put, a material that adapts to the specific force you apply to it. Part of the brilliance is that this compound was engineered to perform at the molecular level (picture millions of resilient 'nanosprings').

If you looked at Brooks DNA through a microscope, you'd see that it's made up of individual molecules connected in strands. These strands (which form chains) react to the amount of force placed on the foot, dispersing pressure and providing resiliency. Bottom line of this physics lesson: You get tailored cushioning that reacts to your specific weight, pace, gait, movement and running environment – "made-for-me" cushioning vs. "one size fits all."

And, as with all good technology, we’ve taken it a step further (two steps actually):

  • BioMoGo DNA is DNA technology blended with the BioMoGo midsole to provide adaptive cushioning throughout the midsole vs. just in the heel and forefoot.
  • BioMoGo DNA midsole includes an organic, non-toxic additive that biodegrades the midsole 50 times faster than traditional EVA when it comes into contact with anaerobic landfill microbes (otherwise known as active, enclosed landfills).

  • 30% more cushioning than standard midsole materials (gel or EVA)
  • Twice as much energy return for more pep in your step
  • Great performance no matter your weight or running pace
  • Smoother transition from heel to toe

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

  • Pronation: None/Normal
  • Arch: Medium, High
  • Body Build: Small, Medium, Large
  • Platform: Anatomical Platform
  • DNA Layout: Biomogo DNA Layout
  • Construction Type: Stroebel
  • Water-Resistant: No
  • Waterproof: No
  • Surface: Road/Track
  • Launch Date: February 1, 2015
  • Weight: 8.6 oz
  • Midsole Drop: 4 mm

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3.9

(based on 15 reviews)

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    (8)

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    (3)

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71%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Cushions impact (12)
  • Comfortable (11)
  • Lightweight (11)
  • Responsive (7)
  • Good traction (5)

Cons

  • Narrow / tight (4)

Best Uses

  • Dry conditions (8)
  • Distance / endurance (6)
  • Walking (4)
  • Gym (3)
    • Sizing:
    • Feels full size too small

       

      Feels half size too small

       

      Feels true to size

       

      60% 

      (9 reviews)

      Feels half size too big

       

      Feels full size too big

       
    • Width:
    • Feels too narrow

       

      Feels true to width

       

      87% 

      (13 reviews)

      Feels too wide

       
    • Arch Type:
    • Average arch (11)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Enthusiast (8), Gym rat (4), Casual/ recreational (3)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (15)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Upgrade all around

I've owned at least one pair of every version of Pureflows and my main issue with the last iteration of the Pureflows and Pureconnects I had was that the whole show was stiff in a...Read complete review

I've owned at least one pair of every version of Pureflows and my main issue with the last iteration of the Pureflows and Pureconnects I had was that the whole show was stiff in a way that almost hurt and the upper in particular pressed against my foot in a really uncomfortable way. I had no issues with the Pureflows 2's or the 1's but in these ones I think they've done the best job so far making me love wearing them. I use them for marathons 1/2s and similar distance and they're great. They do seem to run a tiny bit bigger this version, but nothing crazy drastic.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Not a fan

First let me say that I think the Pureflow 3 was one of the best running shoes I've ever purchased. I really really loved them. My only complaint being that they wore down pretty...Read complete review

First let me say that I think the Pureflow 3 was one of the best running shoes I've ever purchased. I really really loved them. My only complaint being that they wore down pretty quickly, but that was a price I was willing to pay for them being so good. I went through 2 pairs of the Pureflow 2's, and 2 pairs of the Pureflow 3's. I really loved the line.

My current pair of Pureflow 3's has around 350 miles on them, and I need to replace them. I figured the Pureflow 4 was the logical choice, but boy was I wrong. I ordered my normal size (11) based on the advice I got from the sales rep. They were just way too small. The mid foot through the toe box was so tight, and I have pretty narrow feet. I really couldn't get comfortable in them, so back they went and I grabbed a size 11 1/2 just to see if the half size up would help. While it did help the toe box a bit, they were just way too narrow and tight. I developed blisters after 10 miles on the shoe. I'm not sure if the NAV band played into this, but I couldn't wear them no matter how I adjusted them. I'm very bummed. I plan on snagging another pair of the 3's on clearance in the meantime.

In summary, I think Brooks messed up a good thing that they had going with the 3's. I know some people will love the new 4's, but I can't wear them unfortunately. I'm still a Brooks fan, and am already looking forward to the 5's in hopes they take a step back.

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5.0

PureFlow shoes are great. My 3rd pair!

By Old Duffer

from Albuquerque, NM

About Me Casual/ Recreational

Pros

  • Comfortable
  • Cushions Impact
  • Durable
  • Good Traction
  • Lightweight

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Walking

    I use these shoes for walking. The cushioning is marvelous. I use on rough terrain as well as streets and sidewalks. I like the new more sedate color (Black/grey).

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

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    1.0

    The PureFlow 2 is Still My Favorite

    By Beth

    from North Coast, OR

    About Me Casual/ Recreational

    Pros

    • Cushions Impact
    • Good Traction
    • Lightweight

    Cons

    • Uncomfortable
    • Uncomfortable Tongue

    Best Uses

      I have worn the PureFlow for several years now, primarily for marathon training (albeit slow!). This generation does not feel as 'natural as prior ones. The tongue is too thick and I am one of the runners that enjoyed having the tongue fixed to one side of the shoe. The shoe itself has a bulkier feel to it. I only walked and jogged around my house in them, but ultimately decided they weren't for me. I will continue to try on new generations of the PureFlow, but have switched over to the Ravenna for 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

      Excellent form, fit, and performance

      By Runner Rick

      from San Ramon, CA

      About Me Avid Athlete

      Pros

      • Comfortable
      • Cushions Impact
      • Durable
      • Lightweight
      • Responsive

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Dry Weather
        • Endurance Training

        The new design allows for a significantly more comfortable feel over the 3 wherein the overlays seemed to restrict the toes. It provides plenty of cushion for use a daily distance trainer and is more than responsive enough to get speed work in. I do all my ultra marathon training road work in these.

        • 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

        Pass on this, get PureCadence

        By Tom

        from Princeton, NJ

        About Me Gym Rat

        Pros

          Cons

          • Poor Cushioning
          • Poor Traction
          • Too Stiff
          • Wears Quickly

          Best Uses

            I bought these shoes after years of wearing the PureCadence. The traction wears down exceptionally fast and the shoes are stiff and never really loosen-up.

            Spend the extra $10 and get the PureCadence. My old cadences feel like slippers and the traction is still really solid. The only reason I stopped wearing them is because they got a little too funky!

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

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            5.0

            I finally found my shoe

            By Complicated Feet

            from Twin Falls, Idaho

            About Me Casual/ Recreational

            Pros

            • Comfortable
            • Cushions Impact
            • Lightweight
            • Pronation Control
            • Responsive

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Dry Weather
              • Walking

              I think I finally found my shoe. I have a low arch but do not pronate. All the stability shoes just hurt my arch by pushing into it. This shoe offers just try right amount of cushioning in all the right areas. The fabric is soft and amazing. I went 1/2 a size up just to give my big toe more room to splay out. If the toe box was just a little wider, these shoes would be perfect.

              I have had problems with plantar fasciitis, sesamoiditis, and achilles pain. I tried zero-drop does, but they were just a little too low for my achilles. Traditional shoes with a 12 mm heel-to-toe drop aggravate my plantar fasciitis and sesamoids. This shoe hits right in the middle in the sweet spot.

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

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