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Mens Brooks PureGrit 2 Trail Running Shoe

Men's Brooks PureGrit 2

Item #BRK1098

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Men's BROOKS® PUREGRIT 2 :: Tackle any terrain in the ultra-light men's Brooks® PureGrit 2. Leap over obstacles and enjoy an ideal connection to Mother Nature in this minimalist trail running shoe. Get great grip on any surface with the updated aggressive outsole. Enjoy natural flexibility with Brooks® Toe Flex split toe box. Wrap your foot in comfort with the re-worked upper for a more conforming fit. You'll feel more stable and balanced with the concave shape offering more surface area for your foot. And stand out from the trail with the new brighter colorways! 10.0 ounces

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Features & Benefits:

  • New outsole with a more aggressive, multi-directional lug pattern for better grip on all terrain
  • 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
  • Independently empowers the big toe to engage the runner's natural stability, creating a more efficient and aligned toe off: Earth-friendly midsole technology adaptively tunes the cushioning and responsiveness to the specific needs of each and every runner
  • 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
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Product BRK1098 Review


who dropped the ball?? what happened??


Let me first start by saying that I run happy and I am definitely a brooks fan. I have used several models of the adrenaline, pure flow and pure cadence; all great shoe. I tried the PureGrit1 several months ago, they were ok but the outsole did not perform well on wet surfaces so I returned them. I have been waiting since then for the new version of PureGrit2 which brooks claimed to have better traction and performance on wet surfaces. To my big surprise the PureGrit2 feels completely different from all the PureProject portfolio. This shoe is harsh, fields bulky, stiff and does not promote a good running form. I was not able to finish my 10 miles trail run since my feet were hurt too bad. I will keep buying and running with my books Pure Cadence and Pure Flow, but I will never wear a PureGrit2 again. Brooks R&D department, please test your shoes with the average runner (20-50 mi/week) which represents probably more than 80% of your potential total product volume. I'm sure you have tested the PureGrit2 with some elite runners, but I doubt you had targeted the right end-user segment to test these shoes. I hope my bad review would promptly get lost among many other great reviews, but I really doubt it. The PureGrit2 is pretty bad and needs to be disinherited from the PureProject family...


San Diego, CA


This is the shoe I've been looking for!


I love these shoes. I train 30-50 miles/week, these are the perfect training shoes for me. Most of my runs include both pavement and trails, and these shoes work great for both. The combination of these features is why I like them: low heel-to-toe drop (4 mm), durable rubber tread, flat sole that is predictable on rough terrain, enough cushioning for concrete/asphalt, and a large toe box to allow room for toes to spread out a bit. I've had a hard time finding all that in one shoe. I have a few hundred miles on my first pair. They've performed well on every surface both wet and dry (concrete, asphalt, gravel, dirt, sand, boardwalks, wooden bridges...). I race in very light weight flats and I've found having a training shoe with the same low heel drop helps. My only complaint was that there was only one color choice, but I see they just added a second option. I hope they don't change much with the PureGrit 3...

DC Trailrunner

Northern Virginia


Good - just not great


Was looking for a trail shoe for fairly long runs (12-20 miles). I bought Pureflow 2s last year for faster runs while bringing up my speed and enjoyed them so figured I'd give the Puregrit 2s a go. I've gone half a size up on the Pureflows as I found them tight across the toes, however even at half a size up I still find them a bit tight. I guess it's just the shape of the shoe is narrower than I'm used to? I've used them for the last couple of weeks on mixed on/off road routes and they are ok up to about 5-6 miles, light and easy to run in. Beyond about 6 miles I start to get sore ankles and the tightness across the toes gets irritating. They're nice shoes and I'll carry on using them for shorter runs but will look for something with a bit more support for longer.

Graham M



Smooth Ride


This is an awesome shoe! I tried the PureCadence from the original line and just felt like it was too much, so I gave the PureGrit 2 a chance the second time around. I couldn't be happier. The shoe fits well, is aptly cushioned without being too much, and it works well on both trail and road. Finally, the outsole of the shoe is the most consistent sole in the Pure line. There are no lugs that stand out like there are in the Drift, Connect, Flow, and Cadence. The asymmetric lacing is comfortable as well.

Pure Runner



Bring Back PureGrit 1


PureGrit 1 was the best shoe I have ever run in. Period. This update is no doubt based on feedback from runners who thought the upper was uncomfortable and the bottom lug nuts were slippery. However, this update has an entirely different fit. The shoe seems too snug in odd places. Further, the new bottom lug nuts are fine on dirt but not as good on loose rock. I would urge Brooks to bring back the PureGrit 1.

Trail Run Willy

Los Angeles, CA


Nailed It!


This shoe makes me want to run. I prefer a lightweight shoe but I'm not a fan of a minimalist shoe - I find the majority to be flimsy and lacking any support whatsoever. This shoe has great torsional stability in the midfoot and runs cool. eventhough the sole is thinner than others on the market, I don't seem to feel the same heat on the bottom of my foot; esp when on pavement. I've put approx. 60 miles on these guys and haven't seen any breakdown in stability. I will by another pair.


Seal Beach, CA

Like Butter


These shoes are pure pleasure. Minimal but with sufficient protection for trail running, and very light. Extremely comfortable. They promote a mid-foot strike and fast cadence. Great sense of connection with the ground.


Santa Fe, NM


Light and Nimble Shoe


This is a reasonably cushioned yet light shoe. It feels low to the ground and light. I ran on dirt trails, and had no trouble with rocks or roots.


Woodstock, GA


Great cusion ... And better traction


I was a fan of the first pure grit.... I love the pure grit 2 ... Much better shoe but heavier. Great for trail runs and asphalt too.

HDM Team



In love with this shoe!


Not sure how rugged this shoe is, but it's so good looking I don't want to get it roughed up. Seems like it will be durable.

A the acrobat

Los Angeles


best shoe i've ever put on my feet


trailrunning fool here in colorado and i ask alot from a shoe .This shoes keeps me happy


ft.collins co.


Great product


Very confortable, good shape on the toe box, very lights.


San Luis AZ


Mens Brooks PureGrit 2 Trail Running Shoe

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