Shoe Of The Week: Brooks PureGrit 3
Brooks has updated the PureGrit 3 to make it a faster, sleeker and more technically inclined shoe.
A light, sleek and low-to-the-ground shoe intended for a variety of trail surfaces, the PureGrit 3 is slightly stiffer and offers better feel for the ground than previous versions, with just enough cushion and protection to keep your feet out of harm’s way on technical surfaces. The snug, wraplike fit is enhanced by a wide interior arch band a revised lacing system that keeps the foot secure in the heel and midfoot. Like the paw of a cougar, the array of hex-shaped lugs in the updated outsole reliably grips rocky, gravelly and dusty terrain with equal purchase. It has a flexible full-length rock plate, offering protection and confidence for natural foot movements in a low-to-the-ground package. For strong, nimble runners, this shoe is versatile enough to cover soft, smooth trails and more rugged technical routes too. With less cushy foam than the previous versions of this model, this shoe is lower to the ground and offers much more agility. Although it doesn’t give off a bare-bones or “barely there” sensation, there isn’t much cushioning compared to many other trail shoes. “Light, low and fast! This is an ideal model for running fast or racing over any type of trail.”
This shoe is for you if…you want a speed-oriented shoe with exceptional “feel” for the trail on mild to very technical routes.
Weights: 9.9 oz. (men’s), 8.1 oz. (women’s)
Heel-Toe Offset: 4mm; 26mm (heel), 22mm (forefoot)