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  • Terrain


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


    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

    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

    Daily running

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


    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
  • Weight
    Men: 9.9oz
    Women: 8.1oz
  • 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.

  • Heel height
    Men: 29mm
    Women: 27mm
  • Forefoot height
    Men: 25mm
    Women: 23mm
  • Width
    Men: Normal
    Women: Normal
  • Release date
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83 / 100 based on 13 expert reviews

  • 88 / 100 | Runner's World

    The midsole still provides significant cushioning and was described as responsive and offering plenty of proprioceptive feel for the trail.

  • 84 / 100 | Gear Institute

    Runners looking for a solid but not overbuilt trail shoe with protection and comfort for technical conditions will appreciate the Brooks PureGrit.

  • 90 / 100 | Running Shoes Guru

    The PureGrit is an awesome shoe for runners looking to do some serious miles on the trails, but not in a huge midsoled, monster lugged traditional shoe. The PureGrit is simple, comfortable, and capable of carrying runners fast over any trail.

  • 85 / 100 | 220 Triathlon

    they also adapted well to running on lighter trails and tarmac, offering a versatile option for neutral athletes running in a myriad of conditions.

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  • The Brooks PureGrit 3 is for trail runners. It assists them through their adventures away from the roads. Its features trail-optimized elements that ensure protection from debris and jagged surfaces. The materials used for this model are all of high quality, so the runner can rely on them to work together in order to make the running experience as consistent as possible.
  • The upper unit of this running shoe makes use of a lightweight mesh material that’s crafted to make the cover system breathable and comfortable. Air easily enters the shoe and keeps the foot cool and dry. An elastic band is placed in the mid-foot section, and its purpose is to keep the foot in place. The overlay system doesn’t use stitching, which reduces the weight of the upper and encourage natural movement.
  • The platform of the Brooks PureGrit 3 is able to conform itself to the natural shape of the underfoot. This feature is present because it’s part of what the foam unit is capable of providing to the runner. The foot still receives responsible and adequate cushioning. Flex grooves allow the mid-sole to follow the natural movement of the foot. A rock shield is placed the forefoot.
  • The outsole of this shoe has gripping lugs placed all over its surface. These hexagon-shaped nodes provide traction over different types of surfaces. Ridges and curves in this layer of the shoe give more traction and flexibility to the wearer.

The Brooks PureGrit 3 has a standard running shoe length. The sizing schemes used here are regular, allowing men and women to choose correctly according to what they’re used to. The available width is medium. Its semi-curved shape follows the natural shape of the human foot, allowing the runner to acclimate well to it when wearing it.

The outsole unit uses an aggressive design to function well on the unpredictable terrain. Hexagonal gripping lugs provide multi-surface grip, which is essential on the trails. The rubber material is durable, so it is able to protect the rest of the sole unit from wear and tear.

The 3D Outsole construction provides natural flexibility to the foot of the wearer. It follows the underfoot contours, basically mimicking its shape. Additional grip is given to the runner because these curved areas also have durable rubber and gripping lugs.

The BioMoGo DNA is a full-length unit that’s meant to deliver responsive cushioning and continuous support throughout the gait cycle. This reliable midsole technology is also featured in the latest PureGrit 7 and one of Brooks' popular trail running shoe, the Cascadia 13.  The BioMoGo DNA doesn’t break down easily, so it functions well even after many uses.
It’s made from biodegradable materials, making it agreeable to environment-friendly runners.

Omega Flex Grooves make the mid-sole more flexible. The natural movements of the foot are afforded freedom because of this ergonomic design.

A Rock Shield is placed in the forefoot area. Made from thermoplastic EVA, it protects the foot from any jagged surface or invasive debris.

Lightweight mesh makes up the main cover system of the Brooks PureGrit 3. Its open construction allows air to easily keep the foot cool and dry.

The NAV BAND mid-foot material secures the foot and keeps it in place. It also raises the upper fabric and mid-sole slightly to include the arch in its supportive coverage.

Stress on the joints are prevented because of a rounded heel design. It reduces pressure and discomfort with each step.