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Brooks PureGrit 2 Trail-Running Shoes - Men\'s


    Brooks PureGrit 2 Trail-Running Shoes - Men's

    For when you really want to connect with the trail, the lightweight Brooks PureGrit 2 trail-running shoes offer a minimalist fit and that feeling you seek. See details

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    For when you really want to connect with the trail, the lightweight Brooks PureGrit 2 trail-running shoes offer a minimalist fit and that feeling you seek.

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    For when you really want to connect with the trail, the lightweight Brooks PureGrit 2 trail-running shoes offer a minimalist fit and that feeling you seek.

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    For when you really want to connect with the trail, the lightweight Brooks PureGrit 2 trail-running shoes offer a minimalist fit and that feeling you seek.

    • Lightweight uppers feature conforming synthetic leather overlays, highly breathable mesh and a rubber instep band to provide a comfortable, secure fit regardless of foot shape
    • Ideal Heel design uses a curved heel to encourage foot contact points to shift you forward, helping align joints and reduce stresses
    • Midsoles feature BioMoGo polymer alloy foam, which provides cushioning, energy return and reduced foot fatigue; nontoxic additive helps midsoles break down in landfill
    • Split toe groove under the forefoot offers an enhanced sense of connection with the ground
    • Developed in collaboration with ultrarunner Scott Jurek, unique 1-piece rubber outsoles feature a concave shape and sleek lug pattern for a stable ride on the trails
    • Designed on an anatomical last with a 4mm heel-to-toe drop, Brooks PureGrit 2 trail-running shoes provide a glovelike fit
    • All-synthetic construction makes these vegan-friendly


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    Brooks PureGrit 2 Trail-Running Shoes - Men's Specs
    Best use
    Polyester mesh/synthetic leather overlays/rubber instep band
    Polymer alloy foam
    1 lb. 4 oz.
    Running shoe type
    Footwear height
    Footwear closure
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    Brooks PureGrit 2 Trail-Running Shoes - Men's

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    Brooks PureGrit 2 Trail-Running Shoes - Men's is rated 4.4545 out of 5 by 11.
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from Very good trail shoe! This is a very good trail shoe. I've used it on rocky, wet, and dry terrain and it delivers great traction and cushioning. The shoe hugs your foot, so it does feel a little tight but it's not enough to not wear the shoe; you don't notice it once you start moving. Great cushioning for a minimal shoe. It has a similar feel to the Brooks PureFlow 2. The lugs could probably stand to be a little deeper like those on the Vivobarefoot Breatho Trail, but they do a good job on loose dirt and mud as they are. Lightweight with some flexibility, you will feel rocks and roots, but the shoe does a pretty good job of protecting your foot from them. Just run in them more and strengthen your foot and you will be fine.
    Date published: 2014-03-26
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from PureGrit 2 transition to less is more The Brooks PureGrit 2 is my first foray into a more minimal running shoe and I absolutely love them. The BioMoGo mid sole and sock liner/insert are very cushioning and springy, the tread is low profile lugs, not as deep as some trail shoes, but ample. The concave outsole/midsole is an interesting feature giving you more suspension between your body and the ground. My first impression taking the PureGrit 2 out on a trail run was light, fast and happy feet quick stepping up and down the slick, rocky, mucky trails of Portland's Forest Park. The feeling is much more free and more sensory tuned that traditional running shoes while still providing forefoot cushioning and traction. These shoes are replacing Salomon XA PRO 3D ULTRA trail running shoes, which I love but I'm transitioning away from traditional built up heel supports and aggressive lugs and too much foot armor. Salmons fit my feet great and I absolutely love their speed lacing system but their minimal trail shoe just didn't feel right to me. After trying on many different option I went with the Brooks because the wrapped my foot in a very natural way and had great feel and response while providing enough room for my wide forefoot and narrow heel. One thing that's importnat to know running with more minimal shoe will require some getting used to if you're not accustomed to it. After years of heel striking and running with soes that have large heel ramps any minimal shoe is going to use new muscles and even possibly cause some injury if you do too much too soon. I found that needed to switch back and fourth between the Brooks and the Salomons for a few runs to allow my muscles to addapt. It's almost like learning to run all over again, not knowing where to land on your foot. My achilles and calf muscles were a little shocked doing 5-7 mile trial runs and steep hills but after a few weeks they are back to normal. My running form is changing and I can feel that I'm more efficient. I tried putting my old shoes back on last week for a trail run and they just felt like klunky ski boots. I hightly recomend researching running form and transitioning to more minimal footwear. I'm loving the natuarl and free feel of these shoes while still getting plenty of grip and protection from rocky trails. I ran 8 miles on Eagle Creek and these shoes were a dream on the wet, rocky decent. I was really able to dictate how and where my feet landed giving me a lot of control over an otherwise sketchy terain. Finally, I'm a normal size 10 with a wide forefoot and narrow heel. Many shoes don't fit me right, but Asics, Brooks and Salomon are usually safe bets. I went with the 10.5 which I was worried was going to be too long in the toe, but now they just seem perfect on long messy runs. I definitely recomend these to anyone who is looking to get away from traditional shoes. I really have nothing bad to say about them. I've seen some reviews online that nit pick the lacing or tread, but really it just comes down to personal taste. If it works for you great, if not there are other options. I think you'll love 'em!
    Date published: 2014-04-12
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great trail running shoes I've had the Pure Grit first release and while I was happy with how they felt, traction on slick/wet rock was always a concern. Pure Grit 2 has a much better traction system and they seem to have kept the same overall fit as their first release. I like their new lacing style (and the fact that they don't get untied every other mile!). I've run distances up to 50 miles in these on technical trails and this is likely going to be the pair of shoes I choose for all my 50k+ distance races this year.
    Date published: 2014-03-26
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from Good balance I bought these shoes after having a good experience with the brooks pure flow road shoes. I prefer a midfoot strike. They fit exactly the same and feel almost the same. The new tongue style and asymmetrical lacing take a bit more effort to get tied right, but do work very well. I bought these shoes specifically for running trails when the weather is not great and the mountain bike trails are too muddy. They do well in normal wet conditions and grip wet rocks and logs adequately. These do not have the deep mud traction of hiking boots or shoes designed specifically for mud, but are a big improvement over the first generation pure grit and put road shoes to shame. Foot protection seems adequate without being too stiff or too heavy. Very lightly cushioned, but NOT a barefoot style shoe. I choose these over my merrell trail gloves most of the time because of the extra rock protection and traction. Dig in your heels to stop on a slick downhill and you will slide around some, but no complaints uphill or flat. I haven't soaked them in a stream yet, but they have been fine in the rain.
    Date published: 2014-04-09
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Amazing trail shoe I love the way this shoe makes me run correctly. I find myself running on the ball of my foot without having to think about it.
    Date published: 2014-04-09
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great semi-minimalist shoe Brooks Pure Grit are a great semi-minimalist trail running shoe. I also use them on roads, treadmills, and for hiking. It is very lightweight, but sturdy enough to handle trail running. I would highly recommend for any trail runner looking for a minimalist shoe with some cushioning and protection.
    Date published: 2014-04-09
    Rated 2 out of 5 by from Looks Nice but... I won't bore you with a long drawn out analysis of the shoe. Basically the shoe's upper possesses too much material; resulting in dramatic folding during the tightening of laces. Furthermore, one the full flex/compression of the shoe the toe box folds inward creating folds that forcefully rub the toes (causing blisters). The design is very new age and involves asymmetrical lacing. This lacing system looks nice but is not applied well to this shoe. Furthermore, the lacing limits the number of people who can where the shoe comfortably. A poor move on the part of Brooks (and a failed move on the part of Asicis, who have since gone back to standard lacing. Brooks' upbeat design is eye catching and shoes feel comfortable in the store; but when you're really putting some miles on these shoes, you quickly realize they're not made for that. Hope this helps. I gave it 2 stars for the grip and cushion of the shoe, which was marvelous!
    Date published: 2014-03-26
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Solid Shoe - Good Improvements Good all around trail runner and a solid upgrade from the PureGrit 1 (Improved grip on rock and damp surfaces, better all around durability.) Love this shoe for trail runs/races, my only minor complaint is the switch to asymmetrical laces. The original straight lace design resulted in better fit, pulling the foot comfortably into the heel of the shoe. The new design is not as comfortable as a result(Still a very comfortable shoe however).
    Date published: 2014-03-21

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