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Women's Puregrit 3

Women's PureGrit 3

$120.00 $78.00

Style #120173

Pick a line, trust your feet and run absolutely wild. It’s as simple as that in the completely redesigned PureGrit 3 trail running shoe for women. Taking a cue from the mad grip of climbing shoes, this lightweight runner connects you to the terrain as it responds and protects you from its tricky elements. An outsole peppered with hex lugs delivers maximum grip, while the propulsion plate provides a responsive toe-off and protects your foot from rocks and roots on the trail. A toe guard provides protection and added traction when the trail gets steep.

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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  • Color: 567

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What's New

PureGrit 3

  • BioMoGo DNA midsole provides adaptive cushioning
  • Rounded heel offers better alignment minimizing stress on joints
  • Forefoot propulsion plate provides a powerful toe-off
  • Nav-band wraps your foot for comfortable security
Great for trail running

Great for trail running

Ideal for Medium to High Arches

Ideal for medium to high arches

Weight

Weight 8.1 oz

Ideal for normal pronation

Ideal for runners with normal pronation

Midsole drop

Midsole drop 4mm

Technology

3D Hex Lugs

Aggressive 3D hex lugs on the outsole provide maximum grip and the ballistic rock shield protects your foot from trail hazards.

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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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

  • Shoe Category: Trail
  • Pronation: None/Normal
  • Arch: Medium, High
  • Body Build: Small, Medium
  • Platform: Anatomical Platform
  • DNA Layout: Biomogo DNA Layout
  • Construction Type: Stroebel
  • Surface: Offroad/Trail
  • Competition: Trail racing
  • Launch Date: June 1, 2014
  • Weight: 8.1 oz

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Reviews

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PureGrit 3
 
4.5

(based on 25 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (17)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (6)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (1)

92%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Good traction (24)
  • Lightweight (22)
  • Comfortable (21)
  • Responsive (12)
  • Cushions impact (11)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Trail running (24)
  • Wet weather (8)
  • Walking (6)
  • Dry conditions (4)
  • Distance / endurance (3)
    • Sizing:
    • Feels full size too small

       

      Feels half size too small

       

      Feels true to size

       

      96% 

      (24 reviews)

      Feels half size too big

       

      Feels full size too big

       
    • Width:
    • Feels too narrow

       

      Feels true to width

       

      100% 

      (25 reviews)

      Feels too wide

       
    • Arch Type:
    • Average arch (21), High arch (4)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Enthusiast (21)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (25)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Perfect shoes for up and downhill runs

These shoes have everything I was looking for and more. The grip is phenomenal. I wanted good trail running shoes for making it up and down mountain trails and these are perfect. The...Read complete review

These shoes have everything I was looking for and more. The grip is phenomenal. I wanted good trail running shoes for making it up and down mountain trails and these are perfect. The first mountain I tried them on is part of an iconic race every year in Alaska: Mt Marathon. It's 3 miles to the top with an elevation gain of 3000 ft. Average grade is 38% and max of 60%. The mountain has levels of mud, clay mud, and loose shale. These shoes held their grip with all of it. I loved the certainty of every step. The way down was great, too. The way the shoe holds your foot ensures you aren't ramming your toes into the front of your shoe with every step. I kicked quite a few rocks on the way down and the top toe guard protected my foot beautifully.

One drawback that I see is limited impact absorbency. I think this is because the bottom of the shoe is designed to protect from the errant rock or root, so it's a bit stiffer than a normal running shoes.

I've been running road races and tri's in pure flows for a few years now and I like the similarity between the two "pure" products. The pure grits just feel like the pure flow's trail running sister.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Too much shoe

I bought the original Pure Grit last year and loved it, I was hoping the third edition would be an improvement to an amazing shoe but sadly, it was not. There is much...Read complete review

I bought the original Pure Grit last year and loved it, I was hoping the third edition would be an improvement to an amazing shoe but sadly, it was not. There is much more shoe than before and the extra cushioning is unneeded in my opinion. If I wanted more shoe I wouldn't be buying from the Pure collection. I am definitely returning these. Another strange occurrence, my socks kept getting pulled down, sounds silly but supper annoying and I tried three different pairs of differing lengths all with the same outcome. I loved the original PureGrit, I wish I could have stock piled my closet with them.

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4.0

Trail Happy!

By 

from Seattle Area

About Me Avid Athlete

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Attractive
  • Comfortable
  • Durable
  • Good Arch Support
  • Good Traction
  • Lightweight
  • Waterproof

Cons

    Best Uses

    • All Trails
    • Trail Running
    • Wet Weather

    Comments about PureGrit 3:

    I like the reinforced toe and clear waterproofing. These shoes are made to get out and get dirty. Llight enough to keep it fun but stable enough for uneven surfaces. They are now my trail buddies---I wear my Brooks Ghost for street running.

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

    Comment on this review

     
    5.0

    Great shoes

    By 

    from Flagstaff, AZ

    About Me Avid Athlete

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

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

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Trail Running
      • Wet Weather

      Comments about PureGrit 3:

      These are solid shoes with great traction for rugged trails, such as in the Grand Canyon. I recently did back-back long runs, partially in the rain, in these, and they were not only comfortable but kept me upright (never had to worry about stumbling/falling, as they are very grippy, even on rocky terrain). I upsized half a size, which has been perfect.

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

      Comment on this review

       
      5.0

      Great trail runner

      By 

      from Idaho

      About Me Avid Athlete

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Comfortable
      • Good Arch Support
      • Good Traction
      • Lightweight

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Trail Running

        Comments about PureGrit 3:

        I've used these for several trail runs on dry trails so far. I've used the previous model and really like the upgraded sole on this model- it seems much more grippy. I've yet to try it on wet rocks or roots, but I'm guessing it will hold on much better! This is a light weight trail runner and I would not recommend it as a hiking shoe when carrying weight. It is perfect for trail runs of all lengths.

        • 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)

         
        5.0

        Great shoe

        By 

        from Houston

        About Me Avid Athlete

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Comfortable
        • Cushions Impact
        • Durable
        • Good Arch Support
        • Good Traction
        • Pronation Control

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Trail Running
          • Walking
          • Wet Weather

          Comments about PureGrit 3:

          I walk trails. Have med to high arches. Great grip and support. The colors are bright, but that's not a deal breaker for me.

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

          Comment on this review

           
          5.0

          Exactly what I expected

          By 

          from Arizona

          About Me Avid Athlete

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Comfortable
          • Good Traction
          • Lightweight
          • Pronation Control

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Endurance Training
            • Trail Running

            Comments about PureGrit 3:

            I got exactly what I wanted with this shoe. I'm very happy!

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

            Comment on this review

             
            5.0

            Great trail shoe!

            By 

            from Greenbank, WA

            About Me Avid Athlete

            Pros

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

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Trail Running
              • Walking
              • Wet Weather
              • With Orthotics/Inserts

              Comments about PureGrit 3:

              I have been wearing these shoes for mostly walking on trails that consists of gravel, dirt, bark and uneven terrains. These Pure Grit 3 shoes are so comfortable and I love the traction that I get, especially on a rocky beach.
              The colors are vibrant and the shoe is is so comfortable. I added my own insole and they fit and feel great!

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

              Comment on this review

               
              5.0

              WOW! Responsive and grippy!

              By 

              from Polvadera, NM

              About Me Avid Athlete

              Pros

              • Comfortable
              • Durable
              • Good Traction
              • Lightweight
              • Responsive

              Cons

              • NONE

              Best Uses

              • Dry Weather
              • Trail Running
              • Wet Weather

              Comments about PureGrit 3:

              I tend to run trails that have loose sand, rocks and are covered by various brush and plants. They have been able to provide fantastic stability in these situations. No fear of any surface! The only thing that I was apprehensive about was the color (pink and yellow) - but the are growing on me :)

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

              Comment on this review

              (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              Another Awesome Shoe in the Pure Lineup

              By 

              from bakersfield, ca

              About Me Gym Rat

              Pros

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

              Cons

              • Wears Quickly

              Best Uses

              • Trail Running

              Comments about PureGrit 3:

              I love the PureGrit shoe. The trails I run on are part bike path, then changes to trail a mile later. PureGrit handles both pavement and dirt very well. I did have Cascadia and they just hurt my feet when I ran on the pavement. So the Puregrit is a perfect solution for me. I usually wear a 8 shoe but I went up to an 8.5 on this shoe and it fits perfectly. This is my second pair of the Grit Line.

              • 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)

               
              5.0

              Great trail shoe

              By 

              from Pittsburgh, PA

              About Me Avid Athlete

              Pros

              • Comfortable
              • Good Traction
              • Lightweight

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Dry Weather
                • Endurance Training
                • Trail Running
                • Wet Weather

                Comments about PureGrit 3:

                I had the Brooks PureFlow 3. I need a low heel to toe drop, both are perfect. But for my trail runs, in snow and in rain plus my ultra marathons, I needed more of trail shoe that is still lightweight. These are perfect! Plus the small area over the big to (I had run through the top mesh in other brands) is protected and reinforced but still flexible (not stiff). Good for more technical terrain!
                Only downside: the colors... really, what has happened to basic colors?

                • 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

                very good - worth the price

                By 

                from King of Prussia, PA

                About Me Casual/ Recreational

                Pros

                • Comfortable
                • Cushions Impact
                • Good Traction
                • Lightweight

                Cons

                • Needs More Arch Support

                Best Uses

                • Gym
                • Trail Running
                • Walking

                Comments about PureGrit 3:

                Very good running shoes - love the colors too! Needs a bit more arch support in my case.

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

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