Brooks Pure Grit

Jan 31, 2012
Outside Magazine

THE SELL: Brooks’s first low-drop trail runner. THE TEST: The Pure Grit has a 4-mm heel-to-toe drop, making it a good choice if you’re intrigued by minimalist shoes but still want a bit of cushioning. Testers found it agile enough for mixed terrain and runs over ten miles, and they were especially impressed with how the rugged, single-piece outsole dug into loose gravel. Minor gripes: the stretchy, foot-snugging strap across the laces made the shoe hard to slip into. And that weird-looking split toe box, designed to increase trail feel? All we noticed was that it picked up pebbles. THE VERDICT: Versatile high-mileage shoe for those looking to transition into barefoot running. 8.3 oz; 4-mm heel-to-toe drop

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