Brooks PureGrit 6

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Brooks PureGrit 6 Review Facts

The Brooks PureGrit 6 is for those seeking an experience that errs more on the natural side and provides you with a feeling that is on par with several of the lifestyle model running shoes. The comfort provided by the shoe is so well-adapted, primarily because of the style of the shoe and the “special” materials that are in place throughout the design; the use of the BioMoGo cushioning in the sole unit and the flex grooves that run the whole of the shoe. The shoe is able to achieve an overall outstanding level of flexibility because of the overall level of flex that it achieves from it’s design. The upper of the shoe is also unique in the way that the materials in it are placed; they work to make this shoe the phenomenal running shoe that it is.

Editor's Pros & Cons
Pros

Flexible

Lightweight

Protective feature

Provides support

Comfortable

Cons

Doesn’t fit true to size

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Positive
  • I am new to Brooks PureGrit 6 but I am extremely impressed. Comfortable knit upper and step in comfort. These are breathable and conforms well to my foot.
  • My Orthopedic doctor recommended this brand and I love them. They are comfortable.
  • The grip is great in the Puregrit 6. I run with my four dogs and don't have to worry about falling due to lack of grip like with my last shoe by another manufacturer. I also like that I can reposition the laces to avoid my dogs from stepping on them.
  • My Brooks Puregrit 6s are something special. If you are a neutral runner looking for a minimal feel these are for you too. Great on the trails.
  • My hubby has flat feet and wears his Puregrit 6 every day and on the trails and loves them. Super support and comfort. The grip is great, he says, even on muddy surfaces.
  • I love how I can stay connected to the terrain with the right about of comfort and cushion in my Brooks Puregrit 6s. I also like that my narrow feet feel good in a trail shoe that tends to be made for wider feet. The fabric around the ankles is nice and snug and stretchy. No worries about debris from the trails getting in my shoes.
  • I've only had them from two months but I love how the Brooks Puregrit 6 allows my feet to glide along the trails without the concern of rocks and roots. These have been good in light rain and puddles although not waterproof.
  • I am very particular about the shoes I run in. Tried two other brands of shoes before buying these but returned them because Brooks Puregrit 6 are comfortable and tough. I hike the North Carolina mountains with a child carrier on my back and these shoes work perfectly. The versatility can handle on and off-road surfaces.
  • Love these shoes because they are the best. I've been wearing this brand in every marathon since 2008. I do everything in this current style and they flow easily from a morning run to work and back home from work without the need to take them off. I was told that my shoes finished my outfit from someone at work. So they are stylish too.
  • These shoes can handle any race on any road so that makes them the perfect shoe.
  • I am familiar with Brooks regular street shoes for running and since I've tried the Puregrit 6 I've been satisfied too. I discovered their good grip on a hiking trip. They are roomy and have good arch support.
  • These shoes are cute but besides that they help me wth my plantar fasciitis. I have not had trouble when wearing these for four or more mile jogs. I also wear them to work at the nursing center. Love these shoes.
  • Puregrit 2, until this one, was the best shoe that I've ever run in. Puregrit 6s are comfortable and structured but sufficiently light. The brand has lost its way through the years but got back on track with this one. I am contemplating buying a few more pairs in case they go off track again. Seriously, these are worth a try.
  • I took these on a five mile run on rocky and hilly terrain with loose rocks and the traction was great. No problem from soreness or blistering. I am glad I got these.
  • No issues with these other than a little smaller than expected but they are still comfortable.
  • The first run was amazing in these shoes. Did a trail half marathon. Very comfortable and a good feel for the trail and I like that it doesn't have a much cushion as some other shoes. I purchased two more pairs.
  • In my opinion, these are the best since the original and the 3s. The fit is perfect and they are really good on pavement, gravel and on the trails. Disappointed that these are being replaced by the 7s.
  • Although the running on roads wears the sole out sooner these have adequate cushioning for running on the road and on trails.
  • Hitting my 80s soon and running isn't for me but I do love to walk. Although I have trouble with my feet, these shoes fit perfectly out of the box. These are lightweight and have great support. They are also very comfortable and stylish.
Negative
  • Like the previous generation better. These don't fit the same and they cause my feet to get tired and sore.
  • These appear to be a good shoe but not for me because they are too stiff. Need a softer trail shoe.
  • Very slick on wet surfaces.
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Outsole

Outsole

One of the unique features of this shoe is its outsole; it has a design that simply screams traction and ensures that the wearer can really dig into the ground while running. The outsole of the shoe is designed from a hardened and rather sticky rubber material; the sticky quality of the rubber is one of the reasons why the shoe provides the wearer with what they need in terms of functionality and comfort. Another feature of the rubber material is that it has a waffle pattern; the waffle pattern is so because of the traction and flexibility that it allows while the shoe is in use. There is no direction in place for the material of the sole unit to lean to; the waffle patterning is a multi-directional pattern that provides traction for the wearer on all sides. This is an exceptional detail about the shoe considering that the wearer wouldn’t have to worry about slippage or anything of the like; this is just one of the benefits of multidirectional patterning. Aside from this, the shoe has Omega Flex grooves in the hind part of the sole unit that ensures that the wearer has a bit of stability in place for when they need to make quick movements.
Midsole

Midsole

The shoe has a midsole that is primarily designed from a cushioning material of Brooks own design. The Bio Mogo material in the sole unit allows the shoe to provide the wearer with a decent level of cushioning aside from that regularly provided to the wearer. This, in effect, is what the shoe needs in order to provide the wearer with what they need in terms of comfort and also works to provide the wearer with a decent level of support. The reactive nature of the BioMoGo material allows the wearer to really feel what they need in terms of responsiveness as well; the wearer’s foot doesn’t “sink” into the material and is able to enjoy the energy return that the shoe provides. Aside from that, the shoe has a guard that runs the length of the shoe and enables it to keep the shoe from getting dirty while in use.
Upper

Upper

The case with the usual running shoe is that they generally are made from a material that allows for a decent level of flexibility and air flow to be present. The PureGrit is designed from a mesh material and is the main reason why the shoe allows for such a high level of activity. The mesh on the upper of the shoe features several overlays that enhance the overall stability provided by the shoe as well; the overlays are designed in such a way as to allow the shoe to really retain its flexible design while also being able to allow the shoe to retain it’s integrity, in a way. The Brooks PureGrit 6’s upper also surprisingly has a Strobel board incorporated into the design to enhance the overall flex provided to the wearer. The lacing on this shoe is pretty standard in that it provides one with what they need in terms of tightness in the forefoot area; in this way, it provides the shoe with an extra sense of security while in use.
Weight

Weight

This shoe needs to be durable while also providing one with what they need in regard to overall flex. Brooks managed to find the balance between the two desires which resulted in the shoe weighing a fair amount while on foot; the shoe weighs about 9.6 oz. The mesh upper and the porous nature of it allows the shoe to move relatively easily while under foot; this is also in part due to the lightweight nature of the mesh. The 9.6 oz. weight of the shoe is slightly below average which results in less fatigue for the foot while worn. The sole of the shoe however, has a few materials in it that add to the weight and result in the design being slightly over what it could have been; the ballistic shield is one of these things.
Breathability

Breathability

Mesh uppers are known for generally doing one thing, providing a high level of airflow to the wearer’s foot. The upper on this shoe doesn’t stray from this in any way. The mesh in the design of the shoe allows it to provide one with a high level of airflow, which, when used in the muggy conditions, can work wonders to prevent the buildup of sweat in the shoe; this also works to prevent discomfort from being a part of the experience while in the shoe. The overlays on the shoe are 3-D printed and don’t take away from the feel of the shoe in any way; In a way, the placement of the overlays allows the shoe to really provide one with a sense of direction in the airflow that is provided by the shoe.
Comfort

Comfort

The comfort provided by this shoe is definitely on par with that provided by the other leading models of running shoe. The sole unit, primarily the midsole, and it’s use of BioMoGo DNA foam, allows the shoe to really function and conform to the wearer’s foot; the material may not be the best for the extra-long runs simply because of the fact that it doesn’t fully conform to the shape of the wearer’s foot and provide extra support for their feet. The upper of the shoe is designed from a mesh material that simply feels wonderful on the wearer’s feet; it just works to conform to the curves of the foot and enhances the feel of the shoe while it is on foot.
Style

Style

For starters, the design of the upper on this shoe is just, freaky; the shoe has a large number of colors incorporated into the design that makes this shoe really stand out in whatever area that is worn in. The colors of the shoe make the shoe somewhat versatile and give the wearer a bit of variety in their choices. The cut of the shoe only compliments this feature and allows it to provide one with what they need in regard to the style of the shoe. The upper has a slim cut in the design that really gives it a sleek look; this type of look really stands out in shoes and, in a way allows them to be worn in a variety of places. The shoe itself is a running shoe; it has all of the flex grooves and the lightweight design that allows it to be worn for the more strenuous activities.
Durability

Durability

This shoe is simply outstanding in the area of durability. The mesh upper of the shoe is closely knit and has reinforcement in the way of overlays that allow the shoe to really have a certain level of longevity; the overlays may be 3D printed but, they are another layer that allows the shoe to really do all that they need it to do in terms of its ability to last. The sole unit is designed to be used in various areas and, must be able to be worn in areas that are a bit more strenuous than others; the design of the outsole is one that allows it to be worn and used on trails and things of the like with ease and must be able to last while being used; the rubber and the waffle pattern that it has been equipped with allows the shoe to work in this way and ensures that it doesn’t break down while so.
Protection

Protection

This shoe is fitted with materials that allow the shoe to provide the wearer with what they need in terms of protection. The overlays on the upper of the shoe are the main reason for this, at least in the upper; the 3D printed overlays in the upper of the shoe give it an extra layer and allows the shoe to provide the wearer with what they need in terms of security for their foot. All that the layering in the upper of the shoe results in is a bit of stopping power as well as the ability to give the wearer a bit of security in their movements while worn. The sole unit has a Ballistic shield that enables the shoe to function in such a way as to prevent the entrance of extra materials into the design.
Responsiveness

Responsiveness

The BioMoGo foam in the Brooks PureGrit 6’s sole unit is a dream for those runners who require a high level of responsiveness while the shoe is in use. The foam itself is on the dense side but still works to conform to the shape of the wearer’s foot while in use; the result of this is that the material provides a snappy bounce to the wearer’s step. The bounce provided by the shoe is also, in part, due to the shock absorbent nature of the material itself.
Support

Support

Okay, support may be sort of an issue when it comes to this shoe solely because of the fact that the material in the shoe doesn’t provide much of it. The design of the sole unit, the midsole primarily, makes notice of the need for arch support to be provided to the wearer and does so; the thing is that for the longer rides, the material in the sole unit doesn’t really provide much to the wearer and this results in a feel that is, in a way uncomfortable. The fact of the matter is that the design of the shoe does make accommodations for the support needs of the foot, just not in abundance.
Terrain

Terrain

As for terrain, the shoe can be worn virtually anywhere. The upper is layered so as to allow the shoe to work on the more strenuous terrains and to enable the wearer to do what they need to do without opening them up to possible damage, at least to the shoe. The sole unit works to give the wearer a bit of protection and achieves a high level of grip, on various terrain types. The design of the shoe is such because of the primary trail use that it was made for; the grip provided by this shoe and the use of the lugs wouldn’t be so if it weren’t made for trail terrains.
Price

Price

The price of the Pure Grit is honestly not that bad; to some, it may be seen as a bit expensive but due to the use of the materials provides a great level of value to the wearer. The design of the shoe is extremely durable and doesn’t give the wearer any worries about a possible need for constant repair; this is especially important to pay attention to due to the fact that the shoe lasts as long as, if not longer than various other shoes in its price bracket. Again, note the style of the shoe and the aesthetically pleasing qualities of the shoe itself; the shoe is actually quite stylish.
Traction

Traction

This a trail shoe plain and simple. The lugs featured in the design allows the shoe to dig into the ground which in turn results in a high level of the grip being provided to the shoe; the pattern of the lugs themselves is omnidirectional and allows the shoe to achieve a somewhat 360 degree of grip. This may sound somewhat weird but the patterning in the sole unit for the shoe to really attach to the terrain that it is used for, in this case, trails. The rubber material really digs into the ground and allows the shoe to provide the wearer what they need in terms of grip in a sticky way.
Flexibility

Flexibility

The patterning of the sole unit of the shoe allows it to really provide one with what they need in terms of flexibility; the shoe has a waffle pattern that ensures that it doesn’t get stuck in a “one way” movement and allows the shoe to provide the wearer with a bit of flex. Something else to note is that the shoe has a mesh upper with 3D printed overlays; the overlays on the shoe don’t do much to restrict movement and steadily serves to provide the wearer with a bit of movement while the shoe is being used. The midsole of the shoe even has Omega Flex grooves which enhance the overall flex provided to the shoe.
Stability

Stability

The midsole and the upper of the shoe both have features that provide the wearer with a bit of stability while the shoe is being used; the midsole is rather firm and allows the shoe to prevent rollover when used on the trail terrains. The sturdiness of the midsole is increasingly important in the design of a trail shoe solely for this reason. The use of the overlays in the design of the shoe allows it to provide the wearer with what they need in terms of stability due to the use of the overlays and the snug lacing in the design.
Drop

Drop

The drop of this shoe is actually very small which aids the wearer in having a somewhat natural feel while the shoe is in use. The drop on this shoe is roughly 4mm; this means that the shoe has smooth transitions due to this feature.
Key features

Key features

• BioMoGo foam in midsole
• Omega Flex grooves
• 3D printed overlays
• Lugs in outsole
Verdict

Verdict

The design of this shoe is simply stupendous. The use of the lugs throughout the outsole along with the hardened rubber make allows the shoe to provide the wearer with what they need in terms of traction. The shoe is stylish and can honestly be worn in a variety of places with no worry about blending or clashing; also to this effect, the shoe comes in a variety of colors. The price of the shoe isn’t that bad either which further works to allows the shoe to provide value to the wearer’s foot.