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  • Terrain
    Terrain

    Road

    Shoes best for road, track and light gravel. See the best road shoes.

    Trail

    Shoes best for trail, off road, mountains and other unstable surfaces. See the best trail shoes.

    Good to know

    As long as you stick to the road or path, and if you want just one running shoe, buy a road running shoe.

  • Arch support
    Arch support

    Neutral / cushion / high arch

    Shoes for runners who do not need any additional arch support (Around 50% of runners). Best for people with normal, high or medium high arches. See the best neutral shoes.

    Stability / overpronation / normal arch

    Shoes for runners who need mild to moderate arch support (Around 45% of runners). Best for runners with a low arch. See the best stability shoes.

    Motion control / severe overpronation / flat feet

    Shoes for runners who needs a lot of arch support. Best for runners with flat feet. See the best motion control shoes.

    Good to know

    - Rule of thumb: If in doubt, buy neutral shoes to avoid injuries.
    - More about arch support in this video.
    - Find your arch type by following steps from this video.

  • Use
    Use

    Daily running

    Cushioned shoes for your daily easy running. Great comfort. See best shoes for daily running.

    Competition

    Lightweight shoes good for races, interval training, tempo runs and fartlek. Here are the best competition running shoes.

    Good to know

    If you want just one pair of shoes, buy a shoe for daily running.

  • Price
    Price
    $110
  • Weight
    Weight
    Men: 8.6oz
    Women: 7.3oz
  • Heel to toe drop
    Heel to toe drop
    Men: 4mm
    Women: 4mm

    The height difference from the heel to the forefoot, also known as heel drop, toe spring, heel to toe spring or simply drop.

    There are many opinions about what a good heel drop is. We do not recommend any in particular. Lean more in this video.

  • Width
    Width
    Men: normal
    Women: normal
  • Release date
    Release date
    Unknown
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Summary

We spent 5.7 hours reading reviews from experts and users. In summary, this is what runners think:

7 reasons to buy

  • Additional support is given via the NAV BAND elastic unit in the mid-foot.
  • Durable mesh brings breathable and long-lasting coverage.
  • Synthetic overlays that are fused with the upper fabric make the cover system more secure and customizable.
  • Flex grooves allow the platform to follow the natural movements of the foot.
  • A comfortable, personalized underfoot experience is given by the BioMoGo DNA cushioning system used in the Brooks PureFlow 4.
  • The TOE FLEX design uses a split sole unit in the forefoot area, which enables better toe-offs.
  • It has an affordable price

2 reasons not to buy

  • The durability wasn’t as impressive for some runners because it started to tear apart after a few months.
  • A few thought that it was a bit narrow.

Bottom line

A soft underfoot experience is given by the 4th version of the Brooks PureFlow. It also gives flexible support in the platform, which permits freedom of movement. Neutral runners are the ones who are going to enjoy this running shoe.

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Expert Reviews

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84 / 100 based on 9 expert reviews

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Updates to Brooks PureFlow 4

  • The Brooks PureFlow 4 delivers responsive cushioning, flexibility, and breathable coverage that’s sure to keep the running experiences as comfortable as possible. Featuring form-fitting systems and components, this shoe aims to complement the natural movements of the wearer’s foot.
  • The upper unit of this running shoe features a mesh material that’s soft and comfortable. It allows air to easily enter the foot-chamber in order to maintain a well-ventilated interior in which to rest the foot. The overlays are fused to the fabric to prevent adding more weight or making the cover system feel stiff. The NAV BAND is a mid-foot wrapping unit that keeps the foot in place.
  • The BioMoGo DNA mid-sole material gives full-length cushioning that’s responsive and comfortable. It delivers a customized underfoot feel because it is able to conform itself to the shape of the individual’s foot. The Omega Flex Grooves make the mid-sole more flexible, but it doesn’t sacrifice cushioning.
  • Blown rubber is a durable material that protects the rest of the sole unit from wear and tear. It is also flexible and mildly springy, so it adds a bit more cushioning to the runner as they go through the gait cycle. The big toe area of the platform is split, thus allowing the forefoot to toe-off more efficiently.

Brooks PureFlow 4 size and fit

The Brooks PureFlow 4 has a standard running shoe length. The sizing scheme follows the standard measurements for men and women. The available width is medium, so it accommodates those with medium sized feet. Its semi-curved shape adheres to the natural curvature of the human foot.


Outsole

Blown Rubber is a durable material that’s used to cover the contact points of the exterior sole unit of the Brooks PureFlow 4. It has a responsive nature, which means it adds a bit more cushioning and flexibility with each step and toe-off.

The TOE FLEX design is a split sole unit construction, which enables the big toe to move independently. This design is helpful in achieving a better toe-off as the big toe facilitates more push from the ground.


Midsole

The BioMoGo DNA gives responsive cushioning to the runner. It gives a plush underfoot feel, which keeps the runner comfortable at all times. It is made from biodegradable materials, but it’s durable and long-lasting.

The Omega Flex Grooves make the platform more flexible. They give the wearer’s foot more freedom to move more naturally. They do not sacrifice the quality of the mid-sole’s cushioning.


Upper

Durable mesh brings breathable support to the runner. Air seamlessly enters the shoe in order to maintain a well-ventilated interior environment. It doesn’t tear apart easily, as well.

The NAV BAND is a stretchable band that goes around the medial and lateral sides of this shoe. It wraps around the mid-foot to secure it and provide additional support.

Fused overlays provide structure to the upper. They assist the upper fabrics in giving a snug and secure coverage.