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Mens Brooks PureGrit 2 Trail Running Shoe

Men's Brooks PureGrit 2

Item #BRK1098
MSRP:$109.95
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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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Mens Brooks PureGrit 2 Trail Running Shoe
 
4.3

(based on 12 reviews)

82%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Lightweight (9)
  • Comfortable (8)
  • Good traction (7)
  • Cushions impact (5)

Cons

  • Uncomfortable (3)

Best Uses

  • Trail running (8)
  • All weather conditions (4)
  • Mixed terrain (4)
  • Road running (4)
    • Sizing:
    • Feels full size too small

       

      Feels half size too small

       

      Feels true to size

       

      92% 

      (11 reviews)

      Feels half size too big

       

      Feels full size too big

       
    • Width:
    • Feels too narrow

       

      Feels true to width

       

      92% 

      (11 reviews)

      Feels too wide

       
    • Arch Type:
    • Average arch (10)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Enthusiast (8), Casual/ recreational (3)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (12)

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5.0

Great product

By Shavashan

from San Luis AZ

About Me Casual/ Recreational

Verified Buyer

Pros

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

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Road Running
    • Walking

    Comments about Mens Brooks PureGrit 2 Trail Running Shoe:

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

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

    Good - just not great

    By Graham M

    from Cornwall

    About Me Avid Athlete

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Good Traction
    • Lightweight

    Cons

    • Narrow / Tight
    • Uncomfortable

    Best Uses

    • Trail Running

    Comments about Mens Brooks PureGrit 2 Trail Running Shoe:

    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.

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

    Nailed It!

    By Scott

    from Seal Beach, CA

    About Me Avid Athlete

    Comments about Mens Brooks PureGrit 2 Trail Running Shoe:

    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.

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

    This is the shoe I've been looking for!

    By DC Trailrunner

    from Northern Virginia

    About Me Avid Athlete

    Verified Reviewer

    Pros

    • Comfortable
    • Cushions Impact
    • Good Traction
    • Low Heel-to-toe Drop

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • All Weather Conditions
      • Mixed Terrain
      • Road Running
      • Trail Running
      • Wet Weather

      Comments about Mens Brooks PureGrit 2 Trail Running Shoe:

      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...

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

      best shoe i've ever put on my feet

      By fundog

      from ft.collins co.

      About Me Avid Athlete

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Comfortable
      • Good Traction
      • Lightweight

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • All Weather Conditions
        • Trail Running

        Comments about Mens Brooks PureGrit 2 Trail Running Shoe:

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

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

        Great cusion ... And better traction

        By HDM Team

        from Colorado

        About Me Avid Athlete

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Comfortable
        • Cushions Impact
        • Good Traction
        • Rugged

        Cons

        • Heavy

        Best Uses

        • All Weather Conditions
        • Road Running
        • Trail Running

        Comments about Mens Brooks PureGrit 2 Trail Running Shoe:

        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.

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

        Light and Nimble Shoe

        By Greg

        from Woodstock, GA

        About Me Gym Rat

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Comfortable
        • Cushions Impact
        • Good Traction
        • Lightweight

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Trail Running

          Comments about Mens Brooks PureGrit 2 Trail Running 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.

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

          Bring Back PureGrit 1

          By Trail Run Willy

          from Los Angeles, CA

          About Me Casual/ Recreational

          Verified Reviewer

          Pros

          • Lightweight

          Cons

          • Uncomfortable

          Best Uses

          • Trail Running

          Comments about Mens Brooks PureGrit 2 Trail Running Shoe:

          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.

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

          In love with this shoe!

          By A the acrobat

          from Los Angeles

          About Me Avid Athlete

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Comfortable
          • Lightweight
          • Pronation Control
          • Sexy Sleek Comfortable

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Mixed Terrain

            Comments about Mens Brooks PureGrit 2 Trail Running 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.

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

            Like Butter

            By Frank

            from Santa Fe, NM

            About Me Casual/ Recreational

            Pros

            • Comfortable
            • Lightweight

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Mixed Terrain
              • Trail Running

              Comments about Mens Brooks PureGrit 2 Trail Running Shoe:

              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.

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

              Smooth Ride

              By Pure Runner

              from Texas

              About Me Avid Athlete

              Verified Reviewer

              Pros

              • Comfortable
              • Cushions Impact
              • Good Traction
              • Lightweight

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • All Weather Conditions
                • Mixed Terrain
                • Road Running
                • Trail Running

                Comments about Mens Brooks PureGrit 2 Trail Running Shoe:

                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.

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

                who dropped the ball?? what happened??

                By TundraRaptor

                from San Diego, CA

                About Me Avid Athlete

                Verified Reviewer

                Pros

                • Lightweight

                Cons

                • Harsh
                • Stiff
                • Uncomfortable

                Best Uses

                • Avoid Them

                Comments about Mens Brooks PureGrit 2 Trail Running Shoe:

                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...

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

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