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Womens Brooks PureFlow 3 Running Shoe

Women's Brooks PureFlow 3

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Women's BROOKS® PUREFLOW 3 :: Get the same unique combination of ultra-light construction and super plush cushioning that you loved on the Women's Brooks® PureFlow 2, while getting a closer, more comfortable fit from the newly updated PureFlow 3. You'll stay light on your feet while securing soft landings on every step in the minimalist yet protective design. Your feet will feel fantastic in the newly engineered upper wrap and sculpted arch that work together to provide a closer, more stable fit. Plus, your heels will stay securely in place, thanks to the improved heel lock featured on this new Brooks® PureFlow 3. 6.8 ounces

Category Type:

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:

  • More rounded IDEAL heel: Brings contact points even closer to your joint center
  • Sculpted medial arch integrated with the upper: Creates a closer fit
  • Repositioned Toe Flex: Allows the first two toes to work as a functional unit
  • Changed the upper wrap to pull from the medial side: Provides an even more conforming fit
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Womens Brooks PureFlow 3 Running Shoe
 
4.6

(based on 23 reviews)

91%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Comfortable (19)
  • Cushions impact (19)
  • Lightweight (18)
  • Breathable (13)
  • Arch support (9)

Cons

  • Wears out quickly (3)

Best Uses

  • Road running (14)
    • Sizing:
    • Feels full size too small

       

      Feels half size too small

       

      Feels true to size

       

      86% 

      (19 reviews)

      Feels half size too big

       

      Feels full size too big

       
    • Width:
    • Feels too narrow

       

      Feels true to width

       

      96% 

      (22 reviews)

      Feels too wide

       
    • Arch Type:
    • Average arch (18), High arch (5)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Enthusiast (14), Casual/ recreational (6)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (21)

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2.0

Not good for wide feet

By Neets

from Livermore

About Me Casual/ Recreational

Pros

  • Lightweight
  • Look great

Cons

  • Narrow / Tight
  • Poor Cushioning
  • Uncomfortable

Best Uses

    Comments about Womens Brooks PureFlow 3 Running Shoe:

    I loved the look of these shoes, and I've had Pure Flows before, and LOVED my old ones. Unfortunately, I have wide feet and there is a tiny bit of leather fabric that goes across the toe box that was really digging into the side of my foot. It was digging in so badly that it was burning at the end of my workout. I used them for kickboxing and a little running. When I ran, I noticed the cushioning wasn't as thick as it was on my old ones. I noticed them not been very comfortable the second I put them on. I thought maybe if I wore them they would stretch, but they are just too painful to wear again. I need to return them. I realize that these are the older model, so the Pure Flow 4's might be back to the comfort of my old ones. I saw many other great reviews on these, so maybe it's just my foot shape.

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

    Favorite shoes

    By Run for Fun!

    from Kansas

    Pros

    • Comfortable
    • Cushions Impact
    • Good Arch Support
    • Lightweight

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Road Running

      Comments about Womens Brooks PureFlow 3 Running Shoe:

      I had a pair of 2's & really liked them. So I tried the 3's next & liked them as much or more! Went on to the 4's, but didn't like them nearly as much. So I came back to the 3's for another pair! I'm a 5'2" female & run about 10-20 miles/week. Pureflow 3's are definitely my shoe if choice.

      • Sizing:
      • Feels half size too small
      • Width:
      • Feels true to width
      • Arch Type:
      • High Arch
      • Was this a gift?:
      • No
       
      2.0

      NOT MY EXPERIENCE

      By Betty

      from PA

      About Me Gym Rat

      Pros

      • Breathable
      • Lightweight

      Cons

      • Poor Arch Support
      • Poor Cushioning
      • Poor Stability
      • Poor Traction
      • Wears Out Quickly

      Best Uses

      • Walking

      Comments about Womens Brooks PureFlow 3 Running Shoe:

      I only was able to wear this shoe for 3 months before it wore out. It provided minimal cushioning and support in comparison to my Mizuno shoes and its durability was extremely poor. I do body combat and body pump and although it worked for pump, it's poor cushioning made it a bad choice for combat which encompasses much cardio and kick boxing. In my opinion, worst sneaker I have ever owned.

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

      great fit and value

      By RangerGirl

      from Wisconsin

      About Me Avid Athlete

      Pros

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

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Pavement

        Comments about Womens Brooks PureFlow 3 Running Shoe:

        This shoe fits like a racing flat; snug, yet not tight. Has nice cushion, but it is leaning toward a minimal shoe. NOT a min. shoe, however. I find that even on wet surfaces, it has a nice grip/feel. I like the offset lacing - they have changed the 4's to a traditional lacing system and also not offset; I much prefer the 3's. I think this is an excellent shoe for concrete/pavement, etc. The offset makes midfoot landing "sweet". I overaged 20-30 miles per week on trails until a severe injury. I switched to these during my recovery and it has helped me regain my running.

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

        I'M FEELING AS LIKE AS A FAIRY! :)

        By HappyMama5

        from Kansas City, Missouri

        About Me Casual/ Recreational

        Pros

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

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Walking

          Comments about Womens Brooks PureFlow 3 Running Shoe:

          After running in a pair of Brooks Revenna 4s (!!) for two years, I knew I needed an update. I spent HOURS and HOURS, here at RR researching shoes.

          I cannot say enough about these PureFlows!! They are light, light, light and super-duper comfy for the 1-2 miles that I run 5x a week. (I bought two pairs so I can rotate and get the maximum "cush" out of them:) They felt awesome from the very first moment I put them on and took off.

          I have a high arch support and these fill that space in very well. I really like the sewn in tongue and now cannot imagine buying a pair of Brooks that did not offer it. The laces seemed ridiculously short at first, but now I realize they have some magical grip about them and do not need to be double-knotted.

          I might add that these are airy mesh and not at all waterproof. (I also bought a pair of Brooks Ghost GTX to take care of snow and rain.)

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

          Light with a slim line

          By KC loves to run

          from Georgia

          About Me Avid Athlete

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Comfortable
          • Cushions Impact
          • Great with Jeans
          • Lightweight
          • Pronation Control

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Road Running

            Comments about Womens Brooks PureFlow 3 Running Shoe:

            Helps me 'foot strike' properly. Love the slimline look.

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

            LOVE!

            By zoes12mom

            from Clovis CA

            About Me Gym Rat

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Breathable
            • Cushions Impact
            • Durable
            • Good Traction
            • Great For Weight Lifting

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Gym

              Comments about Womens Brooks PureFlow 3 Running Shoe:

              Weight lifting class

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

              Great running shoe!

              By Marquette Gal

              from Marquette, Mi

              About Me Avid Athlete

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Breathable
              • Comfortable
              • Fits Orthodics
              • Fits Orthotic
              • Lightweight

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • With Orthotics/Inserts

                Comments about Womens Brooks PureFlow 3 Running Shoe:

                I rotate my running shoes and I have put about 8 miles on these shoes so far. They are great. I run in my PureFlow 2's as well and the 3's have made great improvements. The toe box seems a little wider and more comfortable in my opinion. They fit my full size orthotics perfectly. Without the orthotics they are definitely not a shoe for people who are pronaters. The bottom of the show has also had adjustments to it. There's more cushioning on the sole than the 2's had.

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

                Best Running Shoe

                By Shelly

                from Chapel Hill, NC

                About Me Avid Athlete

                Verified Reviewer

                Pros

                • Comfortable

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                    Comments about Womens Brooks PureFlow 3 Running Shoe:

                    I have had 3 pairs of the PureFlow 3's. They are a great shoe. A local running store reccomended them to me after having bunion surgery on both feet last year. I have not had any problems with the shoes or my feet hurting. I have thought about trying another neutral light weight shoe, but why mess with a good thing? I have found that these shoes don't make it much past 300 miles. I can usually tell when they are giving out by little aches and pains that show up. Great shoe and will continue to run in them!!! Have trained and ran my first 1/2 marathon in my latest pair!!

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

                    Great buy

                    By CHP

                    from Wichita Falls, TX

                    About Me Avid Athlete

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

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

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Endurance Training

                      Comments about Womens Brooks PureFlow 3 Running Shoe:

                      Love all brooks pure models. I particularly love the pure flows for high volume running. I feel like they hold up well. I've run two marathons in the pure flows and don't intend on switching any time soon. I will be wearing these in the Boston Marathon is April!

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

                      Brooks are the best!

                      By tonya the novice

                      from Little Rock, AR

                      About Me Casual/ Recreational

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Breathable
                      • Comfortable
                      • Cushions Impact
                      • Durable
                      • Good Arch Support
                      • Good Traction
                      • Great with Jeans
                      • Lightweight

                      Cons

                      • Heel Drop Acclamation

                      Best Uses

                      • Road Running

                      Comments about Womens Brooks PureFlow 3 Running Shoe:

                      This is my fourth pair of Brooks. Typically I've worn (and still do) the Brooks Glycerine. This is a new type shoe for me as I've suffered with achilles tendonitis. I haven't had a chance to run in this shoe yet because I'm getting used to the heel drop and I am getting over achilles tendonitis. Looking forward to my first run in this shoe.

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

                      Awesome

                      By thegiantess

                      from St. Louis

                      About Me Avid Athlete

                      Verified Reviewer

                      Pros

                      • Comfortable
                      • Cushions Impact
                      • Durable

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • Road Running

                        Comments about Womens Brooks PureFlow 3 Running Shoe:

                        These are my favorite running shoes… ever! I will say that they are best suited for fore/midfoot strikers and that heel strikers will likely find the shoe unwieldy. The only issue I can see is that roadrunner, in my opinion, has them categorized incorrectly as performance neutral. That's crazy.. I have run in many other performance neutral shoes and these things feel like hokas comparably. I can go for long runs in these with no problems whereas other shoes will cause my forefoot to bruise and feet ache.

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

                        excellent running shoes

                        By marsh

                        from Everett PA

                        About Me Avid Athlete

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

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

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                          • Road Running

                          Comments about Womens Brooks PureFlow 3 Running Shoe:

                          I run on average 20-40 miles a week and these make it very easy!!

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

                          almost perfect shoes!

                          By wnb1075

                          from Virginia

                          About Me Avid Athlete

                          Verified Reviewer

                          Pros

                          • Breathable
                          • Comfortable
                          • Cushions Impact
                          • Good Arch Support

                          Cons

                            Best Uses

                            • Road Running

                            Comments about Womens Brooks PureFlow 3 Running Shoe:

                            The only negative to these shoes is the color selection - the "charcoal" looks more gray in the picture than they actually are. The shoes are really black.

                            The color aside, I love these shoes. Very cushioned yet also lightweight. I ran 5 miles in them the very first run, and they felt great. I have since run a 14 mile long run in them with no problems.

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

                            Gets better every time

                            By Andrealj

                            from Kentucky

                            About Me Avid Athlete

                            Verified Buyer

                            Pros

                            • Cushions Impact
                            • Fast
                            • Lightweight

                            Cons

                            • Wears Out Quickly

                            Best Uses

                            • Road Running

                            Comments about Womens Brooks PureFlow 3 Running Shoe:

                            This is my third pair. I wasn't crazy about any of the colors that the 3 came out in, but tried a pair on and they felt so amazing I quit caring. I like to use this shoe for tempo and long runs, and racing half marathons if my legs are feeling a little too beat up for a racing flat. They have a neat fit, cushiony but still feel fast and small. The only downside is that they wear out around 300 miles, but they are also less pricey than the energy boost, my other fave so it all works out.

                            • Sizing:
                            • Feels true to size
                            • Width:
                            • Feels true to width
                            • Arch Type:
                            • Average Arch
                             
                            5.0

                            I love brooks I'll buy it again and agai

                            By Morena

                            from Chicago,il

                            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 Womens Brooks PureFlow 3 Running Shoe:

                              Great... Love them

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

                              Great Shoe - almost as good as 2

                              By Bay Area Triathlete

                              from San Mateo, CA

                              About Me Avid Athlete

                              Verified Buyer

                              Pros

                              • Comfortable
                              • Cushions Impact
                              • Lightweight
                              • Neutral Cushioned

                              Cons

                              • Not As Good As Pureflow 2

                              Best Uses

                              • Road Running

                              Comments about Womens Brooks PureFlow 3 Running Shoe:

                              Great neutral shoe that also provides some cushioning for impact. I highly recommend this shoe to forefoot runners.

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

                              I'm Smitten!

                              By Tiffanyd13

                              from Salt Lake City, UT

                              About Me Casual/ Recreational

                              Verified Reviewer

                              Pros

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

                              Cons

                                Best Uses

                                • Road Running

                                Comments about Womens Brooks PureFlow 3 Running Shoe:

                                This shoe is perfect! Very lightweight, good cushioning and good arch support with a bit of stability. This shoe disappears on my feet when I run (25-30 miles per week). I slightly overpronate and have high arches that get sore in other shoes without inserts, but no issues in these babies right out of the box. And (bonus!)they are relatively inexpensive.

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

                                super comfortable

                                By CAF_50

                                from Madison, WI

                                About Me Casual/ Recreational

                                Verified Buyer

                                Pros

                                • Comfortable
                                • Cushions Impact
                                • Lightweight

                                Cons

                                  Best Uses

                                  • Road Running

                                  Comments about Womens Brooks PureFlow 3 Running Shoe:

                                  I jog about 15 miles per week, 3 or 4x per week. I am female and 50 years old and about 150 pounds. I am a slow runner but I like getting out there! I like the low profile of these shoes (low heel to toe offset) combined with the cushioning.

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

                                  LOVE these shoes!

                                  By Run Deme Run

                                  from San Antonio, TX

                                  About Me Avid Athlete

                                  Verified Buyer

                                  Pros

                                  • Breathable
                                  • Comfortable
                                  • Cushions Impact
                                  • Durable
                                  • Fast
                                  • Lightweight

                                  Cons

                                  • Narrow / Tight

                                  Best Uses

                                  • Road Running

                                  Comments about Womens Brooks PureFlow 3 Running Shoe:

                                  These shoes are comfortable and support my arch (I don't feel the usual "fallen arch" that I'll experience when breaking in new shoes). I ran 3.5miles in them right out of the box at my fastest pace and I felt great afterwards. My calves were a little sore afterwards since these shoes really keep you in fore/mid foot running which I'm still relatively new to. Nonetheless, I love the snug fit and light weight feeling of the shoe. It's a little too narrow on my right foot but I've only been running in them for a week now so they are starting to break in and stretch a little more. I'd definitely recommend these shoes...they are really helping me push myself to run further and faster while still maintaing good running form.

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

                                  Get Yours Quick!

                                  By TBone

                                  from Cincinnati, OH

                                  About Me Casual/ Recreational

                                  Verified Buyer

                                  Pros

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

                                  Cons

                                    Best Uses

                                    • Road Running

                                    Comments about Womens Brooks PureFlow 3 Running Shoe:

                                    These shoes are so light yet full of support and cushion. My only wish for is other colors.

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

                                    Huge improvement from Pureflow 2!

                                    By Cate

                                    from Seattle, WA

                                    About Me Avid Athlete

                                    Pros

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

                                    Cons

                                    • Wears Out Quickly

                                    Best Uses

                                    • Wet Conditions

                                    Comments about Womens Brooks PureFlow 3 Running Shoe:

                                    I loved the PureFlow 1, hated the 2's (returned them - they felt narrow on my narrow feet, and hot), and am now back to loving the 3's. They have a little more room in the toe box than the 2's without being as roomy as the 1's. They feel a lot more agile and springy than the 1's or 2's while being really responsive.

                                    I ran 12 miles in them without a break-in period; I highly recommend this shoe.

                                    I wore as size 10 in the 1's and ordered the same in the 3's; I exchanged the size 10 for a 9.5.

                                    • Sizing:
                                    • Feels half size too big
                                    • Width:
                                    • Feels true to width
                                    • Arch Type:
                                    • Average Arch
                                     
                                    4.0

                                    Better Than PureFlow 2

                                    By Outdoors Girl

                                    from St Petersburg, FL

                                    About Me Avid Athlete

                                    Verified Buyer

                                    Pros

                                    • Breathable
                                    • Comfortable
                                    • Cushions Impact
                                    • Lightweight

                                    Cons

                                      Best Uses

                                      • Road Running

                                      Comments about Womens Brooks PureFlow 3 Running Shoe:

                                      I have been running in the PureFlow line since it's inception. The new Pure Flow 3 is almost a cross between PF 1 and PF 2. It is not as cushioned as the PF1 but hugs the foot better. It also hugs the foot better than the PF 2 and seems more stable. So far, I like the shoe enough to think about cuing up a second pair.
                                      I run on the roads 5-6 miles per time.

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

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