Facts

Update: Brooks Pureflow 7
Terrain: Road
Arch support: Neutral
Use: Jogging
Weight: Men: 9.2oz | Women: 7.8oz
Heel to toe drop: Men: 4mm | Women: 4mm
Pronation: Neutral Pronation
Arch type: High arch
Strike Pattern: Forefoot strike
Distance: Daily running | Long distance | Marathon
Heel height: Men: 24mm | Women: 24mm
Forefoot height: Men: 20mm | Women: 20mm
Release date: Jan 2016
Brand: Brooks
Type: Low drop
Width: Men: Normal | Women: Narrow, Normal
Price: $110
Colorways: Grey, Blue
Size
Small True to size Large
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Expert Reviews

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79 / 100 based on 20 expert reviews

  • 75 / 100 | The Ginger Runner | | Level 5 expert

    I was surprised at how much I ended up liking it. It's because it is so snappy. It's great for fast and picking-up-the-pace. That wonderful middle ground between cushion and responisve, leaning more towards the more responsive side of things.

  • 85 / 100 | Phidippides TV | | Level 4 expert

    The Brooks PureFlow continues to set the standard for what can be achieved in a lightweight package that's closer to the ground, but very protective.

  • 80 / 100 | Runblogger | | Level 5 expert

    The PureFlow 5 has a great looking upper and a new, very flexible looking midsole and outsole while not giving up the cushion it has been known for.

  • 80 / 100 | Running Shoes Guru | | Level 5 expert

    The PureFlow is a 4mm drop, lightweight running shoe designed to enhance the feel with the ground and the natural motion of the foot.

  • 78 / 100 | Runner's World | Level 5 expert

    Up top, the Flow lost its midfoot “Nav Band” that many found restrictive.

  • 85 / 100 | Running Warehouse | | Level 4 expert

    The midsole/outsole platform is heavily sculpted to produce a super flexible shoe, and a brand new upper uses no-sew overlays and 3D print to deliver a comfortable and supportive fit.

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  • The major update of the Brooks PureFlow 5 was in its upper. It now uses a no-sew 3D printed overlays that deliver a seamless, impeccable fit.
  • Another update for this Brooks running shoe is in the midsole. The 5th version of the PureFlow features the new DNA LT midsole. It is much lighter than the usual BioMoGo midsole yet, it offers reliable cushioning for a responsive ride.

The fit and sizing of the PureFlow 5 is still the same with its predecessor. It has a narrow heel and forefoot. This shoe comfortably accommodates narrow-footed to regular-footer runners. Those with wider foot may experience a tight fit on this shoe. The PureFlow 5 is available in medium shoe width.


The outsole unit of the PureFlow 5 uses the durable blown rubber which is also used in its latest version the PureFlow 7.  This outsole gives impressive traction on dry and wet surfaces. This blown rubber has high-abrasion resistance capacity that prevents the shoe from wearing too quickly.


The shoe features the new DNA LT midsole, which is 10% lighter than the old midsole foam from the previous version. It still delivers the same amount of cushioning that efficiently adapts to every stride.

The Tuned Density Midsole (TDM) material in the shoe delivers a more customized ride. Its responsiveness depends on the runners’ weight and foot movement. The Omega Flex Grooves and the Forefoot Dynamic Flex Grid delivers midsole flexibility and added cushioning. Lastly, the shoe’s rounded heel promotes normal midfoot to forefoot strike. It also offers a smooth heel-to-toe transition.


The upper of the Brooks PureFlow 5 features a breathable upper mesh that keeps foot well-ventilated. It also has seamless, no-ser 3D printed overlays that are highly stretchable, delivering a secure and adaptive fit. Anatomical Last follows the foot’s shape, delivering a glove-like feel.

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