You'll love the challenge of tricky terrain in the BROOKS® PureGrit 2 men's running shoes. The lightweight outsole is designed with a multi-directional lug pattern for better grip; its concave shape spreads out upon impact, creating more surface area for ground contact. The mesh upper is lightweight and breathable, and an elastic band hugs the instep, creating a glove-like fit.
Model Number: 110139
Recommended Fit: These shoes run True to Size.
Shoe Weight: 10 ounces
Upper Material: Mesh
Mesh upper is lightweight and comfortable.
Midsole Material: BioMoGo
Rubber outsole is long-wearing and durable.
Cushioning Technology: Brooks® DNA
Individual molecules connected in strands and chains reduce the pressure put on the foot.
Heel Technology: IDEAL heel
Promotes less time in heel strike and increases the speed with which the foot travels through the gait cycle.
Comments about BROOKS Men's PureGrit 2 Trail Running Shoes:
My first pair of trail running shoes didn't fit very well and I constantly found my foot sliding around in them on varied terrain. Since I've worn Brooks PureConnects and been very happy with them, I thought I'd give their trail running shoe a try.
Right out of the box, the PureGrits were comfortable and fit in a familiar way to my other Brooks running shoes (I own a couple pairs of PureConnects - the first gen ones - and a pair of PureDrift 2s). I wear a 10 in both the PureConnects and PureDrift 2's, so that's what I got for the PureGrit 2's. The tongue on the PureGrit 2 is similar to the PureDrift 2 - it essentially wraps around the top of your foot kind of like a burrito in that it is attached on the inside area as opposed to a loose, floppy tongue. Personally, I like the way this fits and makes my foot feel snug and "locked in" to the shoe.
I will say the soles on the PureGrit 2's aren't as flexible as on my PureConnects or PureDrift 2's, and I'm guessing it is because the sole is essentially one piece, vs. on the PureConnects and PureDrift 2's the sole is broken up into pieces to create a more minimal-feeling shoe. This was a bit concerning when holding them in my hands, but once I got them on my feet and went out for a trail run, I didn't notice it at all.
On the trail, they handled great. There was enough traction and they felt comfortable for the entire 10 miles I ran in them. One thing I really liked about these is the soles aren't *too* knobby, so they are pretty comfortable to wear on pavement and hard-packed trails as well. I've worn them on 4-5 mile runs on the street and they felt just as good as on a softer surface. Since some of the trail runs I do cover varied terrain (technical trails, gravel, hard-pack, and roads), I really like this versatility of being able to wear the same shoe on transitioning terrain.
I haven't worn them in super-wet, muddy, hilly conditions, and I'm a bit worried that the lack-of-knobby soles might cause some slippage, but that's the price I'm willing to pay for a very versatile, comfortable shoe.
Keep up the good work, Brooks! I have yet to be disappointed by one of your shoes.
Feels true to size
Feels true to width
Was this a gift?:
Bottom Line Yes, I would recommend this to a friend