Mens Brooks PureFlow 2 Running Shoe

Men's Brooks PureFlow 2

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Men's BROOKS® PUREFLOW 2 :: You may think it's hard to combine ultra light construction with seriously plush cushion, but the men's Brooks® PureFlow 2 makes it a reality. Stay on the natural running path while experiencing updated comfort that will keep your feet happy for miles. Enjoy more support and improved alignment from the newly added Nav Band as it wraps your foot for a better fit. You'll feel light on your feet and experience a cushy landing in this updated minimal runner. 8.8 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.

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Features & Benefits:

  • 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
  • Inverted Heel encourages contact points to shift forward: Aligns the joints and creates optimal energy return
  • Split toe forefoot feature designed to isolate first ray (big toe): Independently empowers the big toe to engage the runner's natural stability, creating a more efficient and aligned toe off
  • Elastic band (Nav Band) wraps over the instep: Creates a comfortable, assured arch fit. Enhancing fit and feel. Offering additional support assurance when needed.
  • Anatomical last mimics shape of foot: Contours the foot. Minimizes the use of material to provide true support and a glove-like feel
  • Provides more cushion than the PureConnect
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Mens Brooks PureFlow 2 Running Shoe
 
4.0

(based on 31 reviews)

77%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Lightweight (21)
  • Comfortable (20)
  • Cushions impact (20)
  • Breathable (15)
  • Fast (10)

Cons

  • Poor traction (4)
  • Narrow / tight (3)

Best Uses

  • Road running (21)
    • Sizing:
    • Feels full size too small

       

      Feels half size too small

       

      Feels true to size

       

      87% 

      (26 reviews)

      Feels half size too big

       

      Feels full size too big

       
    • Width:
    • Feels too narrow

       

      Feels true to width

       

      87% 

      (27 reviews)

      Feels too wide

       
    • Arch Type:
    • Average arch (17), High arch (7), Low arch (4)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Enthusiast (25), Casual/ recreational (4)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (28)

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4.0

Very comfortable

By BMJ

from Oregon, Go Beavs

About Me Avid Athlete

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Comfortable
  • Lightweight

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Pavement

    Comments about Mens Brooks PureFlow 2 Running Shoe:

    The most natural feeling shoe I have ever worn.

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

    Better than original!

    By love the PureFlow

    from MD

    About Me Avid Athlete

    Pros

    • Comfortable
    • Cushions Impact
    • Fast
    • Lightweight

    Cons

    • Poor Traction

    Best Uses

    • Road Running

    Comments about Mens Brooks PureFlow 2 Running Shoe:

    Had the original PureFlows and liked them except the tongue rotated to the outside on every run. The new integrated tongue is wonderful. I also like the new asymmetrical laces. I haven't experienced the discomfort others have mentioned. The only negative for this shoe is poor traction on wet pavement and gravel which I also experienced with the original. If the traction was better I'd give 5 stars. Overall I love them though.

    • Sizing:
    • Feels true to size
    • Width:
    • Feels true to width
    • Arch Type:
    • Average Arch
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No
     
    2.0

    Close, but not quite right

    By DC Trailrunner

    from Northern Virginia

    About Me Avid Athlete

    Pros

    • Cushions Impact
    • Lightweight
    • Low Heel-to-toe Drop

    Cons

    • Poor Stability
    • Poor Traction
    • Weird Bumpy Sole Design

    Best Uses

    • Road Running

    Comments about Mens Brooks PureFlow 2 Running Shoe:

    I have been training and racing in 5k racing flats, up to 70 miles a week. I like to race distances from 5k to the Marathon. Most of my runs include both road and trail running. So I've been looking for something with a bit more cushioning , that still has a minimalist/low heel-to-toe drop, good tread wear, acceptable for road and trail running. The PureFlow does some of that.

    I like that the shoe is light, provides extra cushioning, and enables a forefoot strike running form. Also, the high carbon rubber pads on the sole should provide a long lasting tread.

    Unfortunately, there are a few things about this shoe that don't quite work for me. Traction on wet asphalt is terrible - you can feel the shoe slipping an inch or more with every push-off. My biggest issue has to do with the sole design. Because the sole is not flat, this shoe has a tendency to cause my feet to roll (outward) when running on trails. In over 25 years of running, rolling my ankle has never been a problem, yet on a recent run I managed to roll both my left and right ankle, one of them causing a significant sprain. I think the shape of the sole is designed in such a way that the shoe's reaction is unpredictable when running on rocks and roots.

    The PureFlow is not for me, but I like Brook's Pure philosophy. I'm going to try the PureGrit next and see if it does what I need.

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

    Great Shoe

    By Kevin

    from Texas

    About Me Avid Athlete

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Breathable

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Road Running

      Comments about Mens Brooks PureFlow 2 Running Shoe:

      Run about 25 miles a week. Lightweight. Great shoe.

      • Sizing:
      • Feels true to size
      • Width:
      • Feels true to width
      • Arch Type:
      • Average Arch
      • Was this a gift?:
      • No
       
      3.0

      Not as Good as the PureFlow 1

      By JohnnyB

      from Chicago, IL

      About Me Avid Athlete

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Cushions Impact
      • Fast

      Cons

      • Poor Traction

      Best Uses

      • Road Running

      Comments about Mens Brooks PureFlow 2 Running Shoe:

      I was a big fan of the PF1, and I was excited to try the PF2. So far (after a few weeks), I have been a bit disappointed. The only problem I ever encountered with the PF1 was poor traction on wet pavement. It seemed that this problem was universal to all wearers, but it was not addressed in the new version. Instead, Brooks narrowed the toe box (which I can live with, but I preferred the wide toe box in the first generation) and adopted an asymmetrical lacing system and tongue. Apparently people complained about tongue slippage in the PF1. I never encountered this problem in the two pairs that I went through. So far I have found the sewn in tongue to be annoying and of no real benefit. It also could be responsible for pain on the top of my foot and my arches - neither of which I experienced in the PF1 (although those pains seem to go away after about 2 miles). Other than that, the ride is similar to the PF1. Whereas I enthusiastically recommended the PF1 to friends, I would recommend the PF2 with reservations. It is still a good shoe, but as usually seems to be the case, not as good as the previous version.

      Service and delivery comments:

      Super fast as usual!

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

      I'll buy this product again.

      By Willy

      from Superior, WI

      About Me Avid Athlete

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Breathable
      • Comfortable
      • Cushions Impact
      • Fast
      • Lightweight

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Road Running

        Comments about Mens Brooks PureFlow 2 Running Shoe:

        I'm 66 and have been running since 1979. These are the best shoes I've found in many many years. However, their traction is questionable on snow/ice covered roads and I wish they came in a basic white color. Still, I will buy them again and again.

        • Sizing:
        • Feels true to size
        • Width:
        • Feels true to width
        • Arch Type:
        • Average Arch
        • Was this a gift?:
        • No
         
        3.0

        Loved the original-new one not so much

        By Ed

        from St Petersburg

        About Me Avid Athlete

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Lightweight

        Cons

        • Narrow / Tight

        Best Uses

        • Gym

        Comments about Mens Brooks PureFlow 2 Running Shoe:

        I use this shoe at the gym. The first pure flow model was awesome. I ended up buying three pair. The pure flow II came with two changes I'm not crazy about.
        The toe box is cramped (I have a wide foot) and the tongue is attached on one side.
        They're ok, but I'm not crazy about them like I was for the original. Also the toe box has an annoying habit of pinching my toes when doing push-ups or other floor exercises.

        • Sizing:
        • Feels true to size
        • Width:
        • Feels too narrow
        • Arch Type:
        • High Arch
        • Was this a gift?:
        • No
         
        4.0

        The only issue is the lacing system.

        By Tom

        from Phoenix

        About Me Avid Athlete

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Breathable
        • Comfortable
        • Cushions Impact
        • Lightweight

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Road Running

          Comments about Mens Brooks PureFlow 2 Running Shoe:

          I run 4.5 hours per week and wear these shoes for 75% of that time. I like the feel and the fit but am not enamored by the lacing system, seems to squish up toward the toes.

          • Sizing:
          • Feels true to size
          • Width:
          • Feels true to width
          • Arch Type:
          • Low Arch
          • Was this a gift?:
          • No
           
          3.0

          Liked the 1 better than the 2

          By Will

          from Nashville,TN

          Pros

            Cons

              Best Uses

                Comments about Mens Brooks PureFlow 2 Running Shoe:

                Ran in the Pure Flow 1 for 300 miles and really liked it. The only problem was the tongue moving to the side but it was not big of a deal. Was excited about the 2 b/c one of the improvements was the tongue problem. Unfortunately, it does not seem as wide and consequently my feet tend to hurt on most runs. The 1 also seemed to have a bit more cushion. Ultimately, I am running again in the 1 until I can find a suitable replacement in the minimalist category. I am 5'9", 160# and run 20 mi/week at 730-800 pace. I am open to suggestions for a minimalist shoe. Have been running in minimal shoes for about 3 yrs now.

                • Width:
                • Feels too narrow
                • Arch Type:
                • Low Arch
                 
                4.0

                Love these shoes

                By J-Ray

                from San Diego

                About Me Avid Athlete

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Breathable
                • Comfortable
                • Fast
                • Lightweight

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Road Running

                  Comments about Mens Brooks PureFlow 2 Running Shoe:

                  Love the shoes. I even got them wet running on the beach and still ran another 8 miles in them.

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

                  Genius Shoe

                  By Joe

                  from Sanford, Florida

                  About Me Avid Athlete

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Road Running

                      Comments about Mens Brooks PureFlow 2 Running Shoe:

                      The Brooks Pure series creators seem to know more about creating great shoes than most others. For me, this version is considerably better than version 1, and the improvement is mainly in the toebox. I have a wide forefoot, but the Pure Flow 2 accommodates it nicely. Some have said the 2 is narrower than the 1--I don't think so. In any case, the shape of the toebox is an improvement and allows for a solid ball-of-the-foot landing without pinching. I like the feel of the shoe on pavement, not too hard or soft but protective and yet supple. I do Chi and Pose running form, and this shoe is the best I've found so far at supporting my desired gait. Highly recommended.

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

                      Excellent shoe

                      By BJ

                      from Houston, TX

                      About Me Avid Athlete

                      Pros

                      • Comfortable
                      • Cushions Impact
                      • Fast
                      • Lightweight

                      Cons

                      • Poor Traction

                      Best Uses

                      • Road Running

                      Comments about Mens Brooks PureFlow 2 Running Shoe:

                      I am 6'1" 165lbs and run 30-35 miles a week. Recent 5K time of 19:25. Previously ran in ASICS Gel Landrith 7. Wanted to transition to a flatter shoe to get a more efficient foot strike. Have over 100 miles in the PureFlow2 and absolutely love them.
                      I used a build up approach over several weeks to transition into the PureFlow2, but now run in them everyday - typically 5-6 miles at 6:30-7:00 min pace. I am getting a very efficient mid-foot landing with good cushion. Plus these shoes are very light. The only negative is the poor traction on wet asphault or concrete (no problem on dry surfaces or wet packed dirt trails) - otherwise I would have given 5 stars.
                      If you are looking to transition to a flatter shoe, I would highly recommend the PureFlow2.

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

                      Great transition shoe

                      By Om

                      from Anaheim, CA

                      About Me Avid Athlete

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • 6mm Heel Offset Perfect
                      • Big Toe Freedom Is Bonus

                      Cons

                      • None Yet 1 Mo

                      Best Uses

                      • Endurance Training

                      Comments about Mens Brooks PureFlow 2 Running Shoe:

                      Bought these for my transition from cushion to minimalist running. The drop from 12mm to 6mm toe to heel offset seems perfect, but the surprise was the extra power I got from freeing the big toe due to the extra width in the toe box.
                      More stable, better push off. Couldn't be happier.

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

                      Great feeling shoes! switched from Asics

                      By SoCal Darrell

                      from Fountin Valley, CA

                      About Me Avid Athlete

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Breathable
                      • Comfortable
                      • Cushions Impact

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • With Orthotics/Inserts

                        Comments about Mens Brooks PureFlow 2 Running Shoe:

                        Nice shoes! Thanks for helping me find them.

                        • Sizing:
                        • Feels true to size
                        • Width:
                        • Feels true to width
                        • Arch Type:
                        • High Arch
                        • Was this a gift?:
                        • No
                         
                        1.0

                        Worst shoe ever

                        By Jay

                        from Florida

                        About Me Professional Athlete

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                          Cons

                            Best Uses

                              Comments about Mens Brooks PureFlow 2 Running Shoe:

                              Shoes felt comfortable when put on, but after one minute of running my calves were is sharp pains. Had to take off shoes and walk home. Switched into pair of Saucony Kinvaras went right back out to run and was fine. Never had that happen with shoes before.

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

                              Great all around shoe

                              By cmason

                              from raleigh, nc

                              About Me Casual/ Recreational

                              Verified Reviewer

                              Pros

                              • Breathable
                              • Comfortable
                              • Lightweight

                              Cons

                                Best Uses

                                • Gym

                                Comments about Mens Brooks PureFlow 2 Running Shoe:

                                Great shoe. I use it as a workout shoe and occasional runner, prefering my Brooks Ghost as my primary running shoe on pavement. My review is based on my use, which is not purely running.

                                I got the Pureflow to try and give my foot more exercise in an attempt to help strengthen it and reduce my plantar fasciitis. Initially my feet were tired and sore after wearing these for a few hours, but now they are fine. Great shoe to just wear around town, go to the gym, and run on. Perfect for cross training in gym: bike, treadmill, weights.

                                These are very lightweight, and the fabric is very breathable. Almost too breathable when the weather is cool and rainy. Water goes right thru the fabric, with no hesitation.

                                Asymetric lacing pattern takes a while to get used to, getting the fit just right, but you figure it out.

                                The Pureflow 2 has the least arch support of all the Pureflow models in my opinion, and the toe box feels the widest as well. The Pure Connect is much more snug fitting, with noticable arch support, and not nearly as roomy feeling (think track shoe/spikes). Given the snug fit and arch support, the Connect were not what I was looking for, but the Flow were perfect.

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

                                New Design

                                By Gabe

                                from Temecula, CA

                                About Me Avid Athlete

                                Verified Buyer

                                Pros

                                • Breathable
                                • Comfortable
                                • Cushions Impact
                                • Lightweight

                                Cons

                                  Best Uses

                                  • Road Running

                                  Comments about Mens Brooks PureFlow 2 Running Shoe:

                                  I really liked the Pure Flow 1(PF1). I ran over 300 miles before the mesh near my small toe started to rip on both shoes. I believe 50-100 miles were left in the shoes if not for the tears. I emmediately went to the store in pursuit of the PF2. I immediately noticed the shoe runs a 1/2 size smaller. Not a big deal if you figure this out prior to purchasing the shoes. I then realized the PF2 is more narrow than the PF1. Once again, not an issue if your feet are average width. I took them home and ran 7 miles right out of the box. No issues at all. No break in time needed. I also noticed the lace design changed from traditional to offset. This didn't change the fit of the shoes. I highly recommend this shoe to those who don't heel strike. Awesome.

                                  • Sizing:
                                  • Feels half size too small
                                  • Width:
                                  • Feels true to width
                                  • Arch Type:
                                  • Average Arch
                                  • Was this a gift?:
                                  • No
                                   
                                  1.0

                                  would not buy this shoe

                                  By Mick

                                  from Westminster Colorado

                                  About Me Avid Athlete

                                  Verified Buyer

                                  Pros

                                  • Cushions Impact

                                  Cons

                                  • Uncomfortable

                                  Best Uses

                                  • Road Running

                                  Comments about Mens Brooks PureFlow 2 Running Shoe:

                                  They put a 4mm wide strip on the top of the toe box for style. The strip starts in the front center and continues out and up to the eyelets. that strip rubbed the top of my toe raw on a 10 mile run.

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

                                  Solid shoe; will consider buying again

                                  By Ric

                                  from Hickory, NC

                                  About Me Avid Athlete

                                  Verified Buyer

                                  Pros

                                  • Comfortable
                                  • Cushions Impact
                                  • Lightweight

                                  Cons

                                    Best Uses

                                    • Road Running

                                    Comments about Mens Brooks PureFlow 2 Running Shoe:

                                    This is my training shoe. I put them and just started my session as normal. Second run was a 20 miler with no pain; hot spots or issues

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

                                    Super shoes

                                    By Zen Runner

                                    from San Diego, CA

                                    About Me Avid Athlete

                                    Pros

                                    • Comfortable
                                    • Cushions Impact
                                    • Fast
                                    • Lightweight

                                    Cons

                                      Best Uses

                                      • Road Running

                                      Comments about Mens Brooks PureFlow 2 Running Shoe:

                                      Love these shoes. I've been running in New Balance Minimus for road running for the last couple of years and wanted to get more cushioning. It took a few runs to get used to the extra cushioning but now I don't want to run in anything else. My legs feel less tired after runs and I feel more efficient. Very happy with them.

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

                                      great shoe

                                      By steve

                                      from ohio

                                      About Me Casual/ Recreational

                                      Verified Buyer

                                      Pros

                                      • Breathable
                                      • Comfortable
                                      • Cushions Impact
                                      • Great with Jeans
                                      • Lightweight

                                      Cons

                                        Best Uses

                                        • Road Running

                                        Comments about Mens Brooks PureFlow 2 Running Shoe:

                                        Great shoe. Felt good in last 5k

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

                                        Crazy light and comfy!!

                                        By Rock's wife

                                        from NC

                                        About Me Avid Athlete

                                        Verified Buyer

                                        Pros

                                        • Breathable
                                        • Comfortable
                                        • Cushions Impact
                                        • Fast
                                        • Great with Jeans
                                        • Lightweight

                                        Cons

                                          Best Uses

                                          • Road Running

                                          Comments about Mens Brooks PureFlow 2 Running Shoe:

                                          I ran a three mile trail run the first time out with these, they felt comfortable so I did a 12 mile road run the next day finding them to be comfortable, flexible and just enough cushioning for the run. I continue to use these for about 20 to 30 miles of my runs each week.

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

                                          Pure comfort

                                          By FireFly

                                          from San Diego

                                          About Me Casual/ Recreational

                                          Verified Buyer

                                          Pros

                                          • Breathable
                                          • Comfortable
                                          • Cushions Impact
                                          • Lightweight

                                          Cons

                                            Best Uses

                                            • Pavement

                                            Comments about Mens Brooks PureFlow 2 Running Shoe:

                                            Just so comfortable and light. Great fit for a wide foot since Nike Free are no longer wide enough with new styling across the top of the shoe.

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

                                            this is a great shoe

                                            By Coach Hattie

                                            from Seattle, WA

                                            About Me Avid Athlete

                                            Verified Reviewer

                                            Pros

                                            • Breathable
                                            • Comfortable
                                            • Durable
                                            • Fast
                                            • Lightweight

                                            Cons

                                              Best Uses

                                              • Endurance Training

                                              Comments about Mens Brooks PureFlow 2 Running Shoe:

                                              Love this shoe. It is my fourth pair since the show was launched just over a year ago.

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

                                              Great shoe

                                              By JEL

                                              from Atlantic Highlands, NJ

                                              About Me Avid Athlete

                                              Pros

                                              • Breathable
                                              • Comfortable
                                              • Cushions Impact
                                              • Fast
                                              • Lightweight

                                              Cons

                                              • Shoe Laces Too Loose

                                              Best Uses

                                              • Road Running

                                              Comments about Mens Brooks PureFlow 2 Running Shoe:

                                              I've been searching for a minimal shoe with enough cushion to rack up miles in and I think I've finally found the one.

                                              • Sizing:
                                              • Feels true to size
                                              • Width:
                                              • Feels true to width
                                              • Arch Type:
                                              • Average Arch
                                              • Was this a gift?:
                                              • No
                                               
                                              3.0

                                              Improved Pace

                                              By Runs More than Many

                                              from North Carolina

                                              About Me Casual/ Recreational

                                              Pros

                                              • Breathable
                                              • Comfortable
                                              • Cushions Impact
                                              • Fast
                                              • Lightweight

                                              Cons

                                              • Wears Out Quickly

                                              Best Uses

                                              • Road Running

                                              Comments about Mens Brooks PureFlow 2 Running Shoe:

                                              I run in Brooks and Saucony shoes for years and always felt these two brands were the best for fit and durability. I switched from Brooks Ghost and Glycerin to the PureFlow 2 to try out the minimalist type running shoe. The shoe does run slightly narrow and there are some pinch points on the top of my foot and at the (big) toe but it only affects my left foot. When I run however I really don't feel any pinch points. It's only when I'm standing in them. They feel great when running and probably the best shoe I ever ran in. The PureFlow 2 is light weight with some cushion to soften the blows when hitting the pavement. The heel sits lower and when I first wore them they felt weird but it did help me with a mid-foot strike and less of a heel strike. They also seem to help me with running up-hill. I switch back and forth to my Glycerins to the PureFlow 2 and I easily take off 30 seconds from my mile pace. My only complaint is that I put 71 miles on the PureFlow 2 and they are already showing wear on the heel. I would like to get more than 100 to 150 mile out of them especially when I'm use to getting 300 to 500 miles out of my other Brooks shoes. Maybe that is the price you pay for the minimalist.

                                              • Sizing:
                                              • Feels true to size
                                              • Width:
                                              • Feels true to width
                                              • Arch Type:
                                              • Average Arch
                                               
                                              3.0

                                              tighter and more narrow than the flow 1

                                              By Runnindave

                                              from Florida

                                              About Me Avid Athlete

                                              Verified Reviewer

                                              Pros

                                                Cons

                                                • Narrow / Tight

                                                Best Uses

                                                  Comments about Mens Brooks PureFlow 2 Running Shoe:

                                                  If you came from wearing the first generation of the flows, you will walk away feeling a little to confined in these in comparison. I don't feel my toes have the room to move around like the flow 1s. Also, I liked the tounge in the first gen more in that the shoe was easy on and easy off. Now the new upper makes the shoe more difficult to put on.

                                                  They also seem to be less flexible compared to the first generation. Im going to return these for either the connect or some other brand.

                                                  • Sizing:
                                                  • Feels true to size
                                                  • Width:
                                                  • Feels too narrow
                                                   
                                                  5.0

                                                  New upper is fantastic

                                                  By Terry T

                                                  from Richmond, VA

                                                  About Me Avid Athlete

                                                  Verified Reviewer

                                                  Pros

                                                  • Breathable
                                                  • Comfortable
                                                  • Cushions Impact
                                                  • Lightweight

                                                  Cons

                                                    Best Uses

                                                    • Road Running

                                                    Comments about Mens Brooks PureFlow 2 Running Shoe:

                                                    I was a fan of the first version, with these carrying over the great sole while improving the upper. I particularly love the new tongue and lacing. Highly recommend.

                                                    • Sizing:
                                                    • Feels true to size
                                                    • Width:
                                                    • Feels true to width
                                                    • Arch Type:
                                                    • High Arch
                                                    • Was this a gift?:
                                                    • No
                                                     
                                                    3.0

                                                    A little tight compared to the PureFlow1

                                                    By Frank the jogger

                                                    from Austin, Texas

                                                    About Me Avid Athlete

                                                    Pros

                                                    • Cushions Impact
                                                    • Good Arch Support

                                                    Cons

                                                    • Narrow / Tight

                                                    Best Uses

                                                    • Road Running

                                                    Comments about Mens Brooks PureFlow 2 Running Shoe:

                                                    Tight fit. Narrow in the toe box compared to the PureFlow 1

                                                    • Sizing:
                                                    • Feels half size too small
                                                    • Width:
                                                    • Feels too narrow
                                                    • Arch Type:
                                                    • Average Arch
                                                    • Was this a gift?:
                                                    • No
                                                     
                                                    4.0

                                                    Lightweight!

                                                    By Matty G

                                                    from Garden City, NY

                                                    About Me Avid Athlete

                                                    Pros

                                                    • Comfortable
                                                    • Cushions Impact
                                                    • Lightweight

                                                    Cons

                                                    • Heel Strike

                                                    Best Uses

                                                    • Road Running

                                                    Comments about Mens Brooks PureFlow 2 Running Shoe:

                                                    I just switched over from a 3-year run with Asics and found the teansition to be seamless. The lightest sneaker I've ever run in and feels like a mid-weight shoe! The only drawback is I'm seeing a tendancy to revert to mid-to-heel strike vs. mid-to-ball strike.

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

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