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Mens Brooks PureFlow 4 Running Shoe

Men's Brooks PureFlow 4

Item #BRK1152
MSRP:$109.95

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Men's BROOKS® PUREFLOW 4 :: Get everything you need from your running shoes and not an ounce more with the Men's Brooks® PureFlow 4. Fall in love with the super-soft, lightweight ride of this shoe that has the perfect amount of cushioning while managing to keep a low 8.6 ounce weight. Your feet will get a supportive hug in the Pureflow 4's close-to-foot fit, and they'll be breathing easy mile after mile thanks to the ultra-soft mesh detailing providing maximum airflow.

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Features & Benefits:

  • Independent tongue follows the curve of the foot: Helps the foot move more naturally
  • BioMoGo DNA midsole: Provides adaptive cushioning
  • Ultra-soft mesh: Allows for great airflow, flex and breathability
  • Thinner upper: Offers a closer-to-foot fit
  • Nav band: Provides just the right level of support and comfortable security
  • Rounded heel: Offers better alignment, minimizing stress on the joints
  • Wraparound collar in the heel: Proivides an ultra-plush feel
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  • Heel-To-Toe Drop: 4mm
  • WEIGHT: 8.6 ounces
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Mens Brooks PureFlow 4 Running Shoe
 
4.2

(based on 15 reviews)

57%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

No Pros

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Road running (3)
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    • Enthusiast (3)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (7)

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3.0

Runs a little tight in the Toe Box

By TMD Ironman

from Portland

About Me Avid Athlete

Verified Reviewer

Pros

  • Good Arch Support
  • Lightweight

Cons

  • Narrow / Tight

Best Uses

  • Road Running

Comments about Mens Brooks PureFlow 4 Running Shoe:

While I enjoy the shoe overall. I really can't where it for training after a long day on my feet. Feet swell, and shoe is just a tad tight. Won't buy again

  • Arch Type:
  • Average Arch
  • Was this a gift?:
  • No
  • Sizing:
  • Feels half size too small
  • Width:
  • Feels too narrow
 
2.0

I would NOT buy the pureflow 4 again.

By Bill

from Pittsburgh

About Me Avid Athlete

Verified Reviewer

Pros

    Cons

    • Uncomfortable
    • Wears Out Quickly

    Best Uses

    • taking out the trash

    Comments about Mens Brooks PureFlow 4 Running Shoe:

    I had the pureflow 2 and pureflow 3 which were both much better shoes. What Brooks did the the p4 wasnt good. The front toe part of the shoe began to come apart very early. When walking in these shoes the front of them started to catch on the ground creating a skipping affect on my front step. Although, I didnt have that problem when running, I NEVER had that problem with any other running shoe Ive owned. I skipped getting the p5s and considered a different brand. I love my altecs for road and trail much more than these p4s. My p3s are still outperforming the p4s with a couple thousand more miles on them. Im going to give the P6s a shot, hopefully Brooks fixed their flub.

    Service and delivery comments:

    Item was delivered promplty.

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

    Glad I found them & would buy again if Brooks still make em

    By Dan

    from undisclosed

    Verified Buyer

    Comments about Mens Brooks PureFlow 4 Running Shoe:

    These are the best running shoes I've come across and it was fantastic that Road Runner had them after all this time. I got 2 for a steal and am hitting the paths and treadmills without hesitation. I went with the PF4 since it seems the PF5 is garbage but then Brooks redeemed themselves with the PF6 (which I'll buy once I burn through the 4).

     
    3.0

    So so running shoes.

    By arash

    from undisclosed

    Verified Buyer

    Comments about Mens Brooks PureFlow 4 Running Shoe:

    Somewhat bulky and not particularly streamlined for running.

     
    5.0

    Really nice looking shoe

    By Richard

    from undisclosed

    Verified Buyer

    Comments about Mens Brooks PureFlow 4 Running Shoe:

    My first brooks. Just the right amount of cushion. I like the tight fit

     
    5.0

    My third pair of PF4's

    By Cary

    from undisclosed

    Verified Buyer

    Comments about Mens Brooks PureFlow 4 Running Shoe:

    This is my third pair of Pureflow 4's. Light and fit my foot better than other shoes I've tried. I'm not much of a runner, but I wear these for CrossFit four days a week.

     
    5.0

    Great Marathon Shoe for Neutral Runner

    By Jon

    from undisclosed

    Verified Buyer

    Comments about Mens Brooks PureFlow 4 Running Shoe:

    Great cushioning. And light weight

     
    4.0

    Light weight speed trainer

    By Joshua

    from undisclosed

    Verified Buyer

    Comments about Mens Brooks PureFlow 4 Running Shoe:

    Great track work and middle distance shoe for me. Fits like a glove so I have to wear thin socks to avoid them feeling too tight, but that's the only bad thing. Read reviews on the PF 5 and decided to skip that version and use the Mizuno Sayonara for my distance training and marathon. Nice to have the PF4 in my rotation though. I hope the PF 6 comes out soon with better results.

     
    5.0

    Great purchase

    By Joseph

    from undisclosed

    Verified Buyer

    Comments about Mens Brooks PureFlow 4 Running Shoe:

    My first run in this today and it felt great.

     
    4.0

    I have high hopes for these shoes.

    By Sheila

    from undisclosed

    Verified Buyer

    Comments about Mens Brooks PureFlow 4 Running Shoe:

    So far, so good. Light and comfy.

     
    5.0

    Love this shoe

    By John

    from Yardley, Pa

    About Me Avid Athlete

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Breathable
    • Comfortable
    • Cushions Impact
    • Fast
    • Lightweight

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Endurance Training
      • Pavement
      • Road Running

      Comments about Mens Brooks PureFlow 4 Running Shoe:

      None

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

      My Favorite Shoe in Years

      By Dr. Matt

      from New York

      Comments about Mens Brooks PureFlow 4 Running Shoe:

      I switched to Brooks shoes from Asics a couple of years ago, with the Glycerin 11. I am a 50-year-old, 30-mile/week runner and weekend racer. I liked the fit of the Glycerin, and my joints appreciated the plush ride, but it felt like too much shoe. Besides, I had begun to feel that the relatively high heel was aggravating an old tendency to heel-strike contributing and contributing to injuries.

      I tried the PureFlow 4, after rooting around on the Brooks website, and I couldn't be happier. It is not as much of a plush ride as the Glycerin, but it's plush enough. In fact, there is quite a bit more cushion than on super-cush shoes of a couple of years ago.

      These are fairly light shoes -- not racing flats by any stretch, but noticeably lighter than other shoes I have tried, and ideal for the 10ks that I like to race.

      The lower heel is great; it has allowed me to fine-tune my stride for a better midfoot strike, a higher cadence and less pain. And who doesn't want less pain? I like the more flexible sole, and I don't think I have sacrificed any stability or control. At first the flexibility took some getting used to, but the shoe is designed to fit more snugly -- with quite a bit less volume -- than other shoes, and I find that helps hold everything in place.

      these are great shoes. I'm glad they come in black, but I would still run in them in neon.

      • Was this a gift?:
      • No
       
      4.0

      Nice low drop shoe

      By Rich

      from Thousand Oaks, CA

      Verified Reviewer

      Pros

      • Fast
      • Relaxed fit
      • Wide toe box

      Cons

      • Cornering Support
      • Wet traction

      Best Uses

      • Mid-foot Striking
      • Road running

      Comments about Mens Brooks PureFlow 4 Running Shoe:

      I tried pureconnect v1 and loved the fit, but they had a seam in the heal that caused me real problems so I couldn't wear them. I gave up on the line for a few years. Recently I wanted something new to help with a mild Achilles issue, and bought the pureflow and pureconnect.
      After running about 50 miles, I do like this shoe. It has that nice 4mm drop, which is less extreme than some more minimal shoes, and provides enough thickness to keep the rocks from hurting on trail runs. Really lines up your foot for a solid mid-foot strike. Half way between a traditional shoe and a Newton. These fit a little bigger on me than Adios Boost and Boston Boost. I would like snugger fit, but it does allow for people with wider feet to wear them.

      What I like:
      Nice fit that wraps around your foot.
      Great traction on roads, acceptable traction on trails.
      Wide mid-foot base feels very stable

      What I don't like: (I have a standard D foot with high arch)
      Not a lot of lateral support in corners
      Feels wide, but not sloshy from the arch forward
      Traction on wet surfaces is not good

      Compared to the pureconnect, it is very similar. The pureconnect mid-sole is a few millimeters narrower than the pureflow, but the upper is only very slightly narrower. I wish they made the shoes more different, as that is really the only thing I noticed other than the slight weight savings.

      If they wanted to perfect this shoe I would recommend getting some Continental rubber for the sole and stiffening the side support a bit. But, this will be my go-to shoe for easy and long runs. Races still get the Adios Boost.

      • Was this a gift?:
      • No
       
      5.0

      Great shoe!

      By Manu

      from Manassas, VA

      Verified Reviewer

      Pros

      • Flexible

      Cons

      • Tight

      Best Uses

      • Racing

      Comments about Mens Brooks PureFlow 4 Running Shoe:

      I decided to move from the traditional trainer (Ghost) to a more "natural" shoe.(Flow)

      This shoe is amazing. It has almost the same "comfort" feeling than the Ghost but it is way much lighter. The shoe does feel a little tight after a race (not regular runs though) especially when it is humid.

      Overall, great shoe if you plan to move from the traditional trainer to a more race oriented shoe!

      • Was this a gift?:
      • No
       
      3.0

      Very different from the 2 and 3

      By Salty Sarge

      from Austin, TX

      Verified Reviewer

      Comments about Mens Brooks PureFlow 4 Running Shoe:

      I have run in Brooks Pureflow for three years, first in the 2 then 3 version. While there were differences there, the overall feel of the shoes were similar. The new V4 (bought here on RRS in Jan), feel very different, almost to the point of discomfort. Gone is the natural foot-shaped feel. Now the shoe fits more like a traditional (non-pure) shoe. The mid foot is tighter, due perhaps in part to the thickly padded tongue. The forefoot no longer has the almost wide, foot shaped feel. Now it's straight like any other shoe, even with the same sole (I did compare my v3 directly to the new v4). The lacing is old-school straight, with none of the old offset or curve. Bottom line: Pure is gone. This shoe update is one of the biggest muck-ups a company has done in a long time. It's no different than a low drop Nike or Adidas any more. If you liked v3, buy more before they're all gone. I know Pure. This is no Pure.

      • Was this a gift?:
      • No

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