Brooks Mens Puregrit 3 Running Shoes – Lean & mean as their name suggests

Great running shoe, very comfortable.

Not a colour i would have gone for ordinarily, but these are great shoes. Fit is perfect and really comfortable. This is the first time i have bought a trail shoe and i thought the hard sole might feel odd, but running over rough, stony trails and farm tracks in these is a revelation. Great on the road to and from the trail too.

Bought as a present but the recipient was very pleased with them.

  • Lean & mean as their name suggests
  • Great trail/off road/fell shoes
  • Probably great for runners with wider feet

I bought these—stupidly, i’ll admit—because i really liked how they look. To walk around in, they’re incredibly comfortable and feel snug. Not long after i start running in them, though, they feel like they’re sliding about on the bottom of my feet and i get hot spots. For runners with slightly wider than normal feet, these would probably be great but they just don’t work for me.

Took a punt at these as i’ve never had them before and very pleased. I went out for a 20 mile run without breaking them in and no blisters or rubs at all which i’ve had with other shoes like the inov8s. Grip was an issue on my old shoes especially on the wet paths and these are far far better, not perfect as they still slip on wet rocks but not bad. If you are looking for a solid trail shoe this one fits the bill.

Features of Brooks Mens Puregrit 3 Running Shoes

  • Full length biomogo dna midsole with mild support
  • Rounded heel encourages contact point to shift forward which aligns the joints and creates optimal energy return
  • Outer Material: Synthetic
  • Inner Material: Manmade
  • Sole: Manmade
  • Closure: Lace-Up

Arrived as usual, quick, and fit is great.

Great pair of trail shoes- so much so that i have bought these as my second pair whilst still available. Brooks sizing and slightly wider width generally suit my feet and these are no exception. I actually fell run which, iit is probably safe to say, is generally a little more extreme underfoot than ‘trail’ might be but with no problems. Only time that may lack grip is on wet rock, but no more so than past shoes owned. Inevitably ‘off road’ runs can involve the occasional section of tarmac which is no problem either.

I have a pair of brooks cascadia 8 already which have always been fantastic. The fit is good with plenty of room in the toebox although on a long run the fit is such that i have had black toenails on more than one occasion. I thought that the puregrit would be the next logical progression. Like other reviews say, they are a low, mean set of shoes for fast trail running. I ran 10 miles straight from the box. They are a good fit with lots of support. They were great throughout the run, but i now have a black toenail. For this reason they only get 4 stars. Maybe i need a half size up, but then i suspect they might be too loose. I hope they will soften up a bit to avoid this problem, but i really enjoyed the feel and grip of them.

Summary
Review Date
Reviewed Item
Brooks Mens Puregrit 3 Running Shoes
Rating
5.0 of 5 stars, based on 10 reviews
Price
£76.22

You may also like...

1 Response

  1. Size: 7.5 UK RegularColour: High Risk Red/Electric/Lime Punch Verified Purchase says:

    This review is from : Brooks Mens Puregrit 3 Running Shoes

    Great pair of trail shoes- so much so that i have bought these as my second pair whilst still available. Brooks sizing and slightly wider width generally suit my feet and these are no exception. I actually fell run which, iit is probably safe to say, is generally a little more extreme underfoot than “trail” might be but with no problems. Only time that may lack grip is on wet rock, but no more so than past shoes owned. Inevitably “off road” runs can involve the occasional section of tarmac which is no problem either.
    • Size: 7.5 UK RegularColour: High Risk Red/Electric/Lime Punch Verified Purchase says:
      Great pair of trail shoes- so much so that i have bought these as my second pair whilst still available. Brooks sizing and slightly wider width generally suit my feet and these are no exception. I actually fell run which, iit is probably safe to say, is generally a little more extreme underfoot than “trail” might be but with no problems. Only time that may lack grip is on wet rock, but no more so than past shoes owned. Inevitably “off road” runs can involve the occasional section of tarmac which is no problem either.