Mens Brooks PureDrift Running Shoe

Men's Brooks PureDrift

Item #BRK1090
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Men's BROOKS® PUREDRIFT® :: You won't be breaking any laws when you get the nearly-naked running experience in the men's Brooks® PureDrift®. Let your toes spread wide and enjoy a more balanced push off with Toe Flex dual toe box splits. Your feet will flex more naturally and you'll reap the benefits of this sleek minimalist runner. Hug your feet comfortably with the conforming fit of this barefoot running shoe's hardly-there upper. Remove the sockliner and get an even closer-to-the-earth run connection! 5.6 ounces

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PERFORMANCE NEUTRAL [?]
If you're a runner with high arches and you love to race or train fast, Performance Neutral shoes are right for you. Enjoy a lightweight, low-to-the-ground design that's perfect for picking up speed. When choosing running shoes, find your perfect fit using this chart. Category types are based on factors like arch height, running habits and body frame.

Features & Benefits:

  • Dual toe flex splits: Allows your forefoot to flex, creating natural balance and a springy push-off
  • Anatomical last: Mimics the shape of your foot for a closer fit
  • Removable sockliner for a zero-drop experience
  • Lightweight upper: Lightens the weight and more breathability
  • No-seam construction: Keeps your feet comfortable
  • Nav Band wraps over instep to secure foot: The dynamic stretch provides the right amount of reinforcement and conforms to the individual foot shape and size
  • Ideal Heel: Brooks signature inverted heel promotes a natural foot strike in a more forward position on the foot
  • Blended version of BioMogo & DNA smart cushioning: Earth-friendly midsole technology adaptively tunes the cushioning and responsiveness to the specific needs of each and every runner
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Mens Brooks PureDrift Running Shoe
 
4.6

(based on 12 reviews)

100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Lightweight (11)
  • Comfortable (10)
  • Breathable (9)
  • Fast (8)
  • Cushions impact (7)

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Road running (10)
      • Sizing:
      • Feels full size too small

         

        Feels half size too small

         

        Feels true to size

         

        91% 

        (10 reviews)

        Feels half size too big

         

        Feels full size too big

         
      • Width:
      • Feels too narrow

         

        Feels true to width

         

        100% 

        (11 reviews)

        Feels too wide

         
      • Arch Type:
      • Average arch (6), Low arch (3)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Enthusiast (8)
      • Was this a gift?:
      • No (11)

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    5.0

    Best shoe I've had in a while

    By Steeplechaser2

    from Keyes, CA

    About Me Avid Athlete

    Verified Reviewer

    Pros

    • Comfortable
    • Durable
    • Fast
    • Good Traction
    • Lightweight
    • Sleek design

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Trail Running

      Comments about Mens Brooks PureDrift Running Shoe:

      As a triathlete and long distance runner, the PureFlow's are a great shoe. I have actually just purchased my third pair (thankfully they are still made). These shoes are very durable and have a breathable top, which helps reduce smelly feet after long use. This a great shoe also if you like the feeling of running barefoot, but provides a small layer of protection. There is minimal drop from heel to toe. I recommend this shoe to any long distance runner.

      • Sizing:
      • Feels true to size
      • Width:
      • Feels true to width
      • Arch Type:
      • Low Arch
      • Was this a gift?:
      • No
       
      5.0

      Best Running Shoes I Have Ever Worn!

      By 0545rnr

      from Tallahassee, FL

      About Me Gym Rat

      Verified Reviewer

      Pros

      • Breathable
      • Comfortable
      • Cushions Impact
      • Durable
      • Fast
      • Good Arch Support
      • Good Traction
      • Lightweight
      • Pronation Control

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Road Running

        Comments about Mens Brooks PureDrift Running Shoe:

        I keep a small number of running shoes and switch from one to another to keep my training well-rounded. However, my pair of Pure Drift is my absolute favorite. The miles go by smoothly, and the support is right there throughout my run. At first, I experienced a hot spot on my right foot (base of my big toe). However, that went away after I switched to slightly thinner socks. Ever since, it's been a joy to run in them!

        • Sizing:
        • Feels true to size
        • Width:
        • Feels true to width
        • Arch Type:
        • High Arch
        • Was this a gift?:
        • No
         
        5.0

        Great Running Shoe

        By TarHeelMike

        from Westbrook, CT

        About Me Avid Athlete

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

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

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Road Running

          Comments about Mens Brooks PureDrift Running Shoe:

          I have a pair 1/2 size up, but the most recent pair is true to size and that works even better.

          • Sizing:
          • Feels true to size
          • Width:
          • Feels true to width
          • Arch Type:
          • Average Arch
          • Was this a gift?:
          • No
           
          4.0

          Nice, lightweight

          By Iceman

          from San Francisco, CA

          About Me Avid Athlete

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Breathable
          • Comfortable
          • Cushions Impact
          • Fast
          • Lightweight

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Road Running

            Comments about Mens Brooks PureDrift Running Shoe:

            Purchased these to use on occasion to give my feet a break from the Vibram Fivefingers. Nice shoe. Very close in feel to VFF's. Runs a little small so had to buy a larger size (1/2 size).

            • Sizing:
            • Feels half size too small
            • Width:
            • Feels true to width
            • Arch Type:
            • Low Arch
            • Was this a gift?:
            • No
             
            4.0

            Pure Drift- Very lightweight / cushioned

            By Clydesdale

            from Shelby, NC

            About Me Avid Athlete

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Breathable
            • Comfortable
            • Cushions Impact
            • Lightweight
            • Lightweight Material
            • wide toe box

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Road Running

              Comments about Mens Brooks PureDrift Running Shoe:

              I was a big fan of the first generation Pure Flow, which was my introduction into minimalist shoes. I decided to try this shoe, because I read it had a large toe box and seemed similar to the Flow. At 6'5 / 205 pounds, I was concerned about this shoe being too lightweight at just over 5 oz., but have been pleasantly surprised so far. I haven't noticed any hotspots or irritation points, as I have read other reviewers experienced. The shoes are very light and comfortable,having a socklike feel. I have not run more than 8 miles at a time in them, but have found them plenty cushioned for that distance. Based upon about 100 miles run in them so far,I would recommend them even for the heavier runner.

              • Sizing:
              • Feels true to size
              • Width:
              • Feels true to width
              • Arch Type:
              • Average Arch
              • Was this a gift?:
              • No
               
              4.0

              Almost there...

              By Tom

              from San Francisco, CA

              About Me Casual/ Recreational

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Breathable
              • Comfortable
              • Fast
              • Lightweight

              Cons

              • Poor Traction

              Best Uses

              • Road Running

              Comments about Mens Brooks PureDrift Running Shoe:

              Very good minimalist shoe but not quite perfect. The shoe flexes a lot and is very light and comfortable with a nice wide toebox. The rubber tread on the bottom is only on some parts of the shoe so you have to land correctly or you'll slip since the foam only areas don't grip very well, but this helps reinforce good form even if it takes a while to get used to.

              My only negative is that the foam goes up the back of the heel partway and the top of it can dig into the back of your heel during long runs (10+ miles) and can cause some irritation even when wearing thick socks. Hopefully they fix that in the next version.

              • Sizing:
              • Feels true to size
              • Width:
              • Feels true to width
              • Arch Type:
              • High Arch
              • Was this a gift?:
              • No
               
              5.0

              Love It!

              By gregster007

              from Bolingbrook, IL

              About Me Avid Athlete

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Breathable
              • Comfortable
              • Lightweight

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Road Running

                Comments about Mens Brooks PureDrift Running Shoe:

                the second I put them on, my feet fell in love with it. just the right amount of support for me.

                • Sizing:
                • Feels true to size
                • Width:
                • Feels true to width
                • Arch Type:
                • Average Arch
                • Was this a gift?:
                • No
                 
                5.0

                Bringing it back to the basics!

                By Mike

                from Clarkesville, GA

                About Me Avid Athlete

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Breathable
                • Comfortable
                • Durable
                • Fast
                • Lightweight

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Road Running

                  Comments about Mens Brooks PureDrift Running Shoe:

                  I read the book "Born to Run". We were born to run barefoot. This shoe will get you there. You have to progress into this shoe and develope other muscles in your feet and legs. Once there you will be a faster and better runner. It might not be for everyone, but it is a great shoe.

                  • Sizing:
                  • Feels true to size
                  • Width:
                  • Feels true to width
                  • Arch Type:
                  • Average Arch
                  • Was this a gift?:
                  • No
                   
                  4.0

                  Versatile Runner

                  By grmpyjelo

                  from Santa Clarita, CA

                  About Me Casual/ Recreational

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Breathable
                  • Comfortable
                  • Cushions Impact
                  • Lightweight

                  Cons

                  • Poor Traction

                  Best Uses

                  • Road Running

                  Comments about Mens Brooks PureDrift Running Shoe:

                  If you have tried barefoot running but wanted some more cushion this is your shoe The best alternative to bearfoot and with the cleaver insole with 4mm to 0 drop by removing the insole you have a true barfoot experience. I wish the sole had better traction as I use these in boot camp and even on dry concrete there is not much grip. Otherwise I would have given thes 5 stars

                  • Sizing:
                  • Feels true to size
                  • Width:
                  • Feels true to width
                  • Arch Type:
                  • Low Arch
                  • Was this a gift?:
                  • No
                   
                  5.0

                  Minimal with cushion

                  By Andrew the Marathon Maniac

                  from Edmond, OK

                  About Me Avid Athlete

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Comfortable
                  • Cushions Impact
                  • Fast
                  • Lightweight

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Road Running

                    Comments about Mens Brooks PureDrift Running Shoe:

                    Very comfortable and light. I was surprised how roomy the toe box was. Is probably best for shorter efforts of 10 miles or less, however if you are used to minimal footwear maybe it would be fine for longer distances.

                    • Sizing:
                    • Feels true to size
                    • Width:
                    • Feels true to width
                    • Arch Type:
                    • Average Arch
                    • Was this a gift?:
                    • No
                     
                    5.0

                    Do I even have shoes on

                    By Let's Run

                    from Illinois

                    Comments about Mens Brooks PureDrift Running Shoe:

                    I am running in the Pure Drifts after putting >500 miles each on three pairs of Pure Connects. So far I have completed three 10 mile runs in the Pure Drifts. My likes include: light, breathable, barely there feeling, and flexible. I have no complaints yet.

                     
                    4.0

                    Almost there

                    By Christian

                    from South Carolina

                    About Me Avid Athlete

                    Pros

                    • Breathable
                    • Cushions Impact
                    • Fast
                    • Lightweight

                    Cons

                    • Bulky Upper
                    • Wears Out Quickly

                    Best Uses

                    • Road Running

                    Comments about Mens Brooks PureDrift Running Shoe:

                    As a lifetime Brooks runner, I had been disappointed by the first generation of the Pure project since I found the Connect to be rigid and conventional and particularly disliked the narrow forefoot, which did not support the splaying of the toes for forefoot running.
                    I was really excited to see that Brooks had taken the first generation criticism to heart and indeed designed an even more minimal shoe, the Brooks Drift.
                    Good cushioning, wide forefoot design and a minimal heel-to-toe drop are among the virtues of this shoe. It also feels fast and does not inhibit motion at any time while providing good sensory feedback from the ground.
                    Unfortunately, I find the overly bulky upper and asymmetrical lacing to be prohibitively irritating, it seems like the shoe is designed for "meaty" feet. While the elastic band remedies some of the looseness in the midfoot and heel, I am still floating around more than I like, I don't think downsinzing is an option for me, since the shoe runs true to length-check it out on Shoefitr and my comments might make more sense to you when you compare it to models you currently use.

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

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