Women's PureDrift

Brooks PureDrift running shoe for women: the feeliest of the feel shoes

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$100.00 $55.00

Style #120135

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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Specifications

  • Shoe Category: PureProject
  • Arch: Medium, High
  • Body Build: Small
  • Platform: Anatomical Platform
  • DNA Layout: Biomogo DNA Layout
  • Construction Type: Strobel
  • Water-Resistant: 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 47 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (32)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (9)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (3)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (3)

93%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Lightweight (45)
  • Breathable (42)
  • Comfortable (41)
  • Fast (21)
  • Cushions impact (15)

Cons

  • Wears out quickly (4)
  • Poor arch support (3)
  • Uncomfortable (3)

Best Uses

  • Road running (28)
  • Walking (7)
  • Distance / endurance (3)
  • Gym (3)
    • Sizing:
    • Feels full size too small

       

      Feels half size too small

       

      Feels true to size

       

      74% 

      (35 reviews)

      Feels half size too big

       

      Feels full size too big

       
    • Width:
    • Feels too narrow

       

      Feels true to width

       

      83% 

      (38 reviews)

      Feels too wide

       
    • Arch Type:
    • Average arch (27), Low arch (11), High arch (7)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Enthusiast (27), Gym rat (9), Casual/ recreational (8)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (45)

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

great shoe!

By 

from Spring, TX

About Me Avid Athlete

Pros

  • Breathable
  • Comfortable
  • Fast
  • Lightweight

Cons

  • Wide toe box

Best Uses

  • Road Running

Comments about PureDrift:

These shoes are very comfortable and lightweight. They are perfect for running in as well as gym work. The length of the shoe is true to size, but the toe box feels a bit wide and with the laces being a bit higher up, its hard to adjust. I do like the placement of the laces across the top of the foot rather than directly on top of the foot where irritation from a high arch could occur. Great shoe overall!

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

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5.0

I would buy this product again

By 

from Corpus Christi Tx

About Me Casual/ Recreational

Pros

  • Breathable
  • Comfortable
  • Durable
  • Good Arch Support
  • Lightweight
  • Very Comfortable shoe

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Walking

    Comments about PureDrift:

    Very comfortable shoe I use them for walking seems like i'm walking barefoot i don't feel them on my feet, i forget i have them on.

    • 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

    I was surprised!

    By 

    from Alabama

    About Me Gym Rat

    Pros

    • Breathable
    • Comfortable
    • Good Arch Support
    • Lightweight

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Road Running

      Comments about PureDrift:

      These are very light and pretty comfortable. I ordered half a size larger than my regular shoe and it's a perfect fit. I'm brand new to running but I love that these shoes hardly weigh anything and that there is plenty of wiggle room for toes. :)

      • 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

      Good for Hammertoes

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      By 

      from San Diego, CA

      About Me Gym Rat

      Verified Reviewer

      Pros

      • Breathable
      • Comfortable
      • Cushions Impact
      • Good Arch Support
      • Lightweight
      • Nice toe box

      Cons

      • none

      Best Uses

      • Walking

      Comments about PureDrift:

      I walk several miles most days with my dogs and need a shoe that has a wide enough toe box area to relieve the pressure on my errant third toe. With narrower lasts, the end of my toe rubs against the inside and has developed a callus and damaged toenail and I'd like to see if I can correct that. So far, so good. I also really like the way the tongue comes in from the side vs. middle.

      • 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

      GREAT

      By 

      from Fort Benning GA

      About Me Avid Athlete

      Pros

      • Breathable
      • Comfortable
      • Cushions Impact
      • Fast
      • Good Arch Support
      • Good Traction
      • Lightweight

      Cons

      • Wears Out Quickly

      Best Uses

      • Road Running

      Comments about PureDrift:

      Love these shoes. Bought them for a military selection course that was extremely running heavy.
      they held up great but i did start to get wear in the big toe area but i was very rough on the shoes. Overall one of the best running shoes ive owned which is saying something.

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

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      5.0

      BEST sneakers ever!

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      By 

      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 

        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 

        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 

          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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          (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          These shoes changed my life

          By 

          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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