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Brooks PureFlow® 2 Reviews

73 reviews
total

Overall Rating:

96%Rated 5 stars

0%Rated 4 stars

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4%Rated 2 stars

0%Rated 1 stars

Customer Fit Survey:

71% "Felt true to size"

88% "Felt true to width"

63% "Moderate arch support"

67 are "Favorable"

Most Helpful Favorable Review

Posted 5/5/13
Overall Rated:5 stars!
Comfort Rated:5 stars!
Style Rated:5 stars!

If you are a runner this is what you need to know. 1. low heel drop but with sufficient cushion so your feet aren't "kissing" the road. 2. if you do a lot of road running, these hold up. My second pair. Just enough to cushion the blow of the pavement. 3. wider toe box. 4. Half the tongue is attached, so it wont budge during a run. This gives an even ride for your feet, legs, and back. True to size. I am an 8.5 most of the time, and an 8.5 fit perfectly.

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6 are "Critical"

Most Helpful Critical Review

Posted 7/3/13
Overall Rated:1 stars!
Comfort Rated:1 stars!
Style Rated:3 stars!

Cute shoes but I needed half a size bigger than what I normally wear. They were very comfortable when I first tried them on...my first time running in them I went 4 miles and the heel on my left foot was rubbed raw, through my socks! It took several weeks to heal. Zappos refused to take them back because I had gone outside in them. Luckily for me, Brooks was great and took them back. They sent me a different pair that I'm very happy with. I would recommend buying these directly from Brooks or trying them on from a running store so that you know they'll let you try them outside.

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August 27, 2013

Heather

from Eugene Oregon

I just received this shoe yesterday and wore it for a run this morning. I don't normally like to write reviews; however, I used the comments for this shoe to help me make the decision to buy them...so pay it forward! These shoes are fantastic! I have always worn Nike or Asics, and swore by them. Lately I felt they weren't working well, hence trying Brooks. They fit perfectly, some room in the foot bed, snug around the heel for no slippage. True to size, I usually wear an 8 and that's what I got. My foot does run on the narrow side, but these give the perfect amount of extra room for running. Lightweight, so comfortable! And always awesome service from Zappos!

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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August 19, 2013

Anonymous

 

I just upgraded to these from the Pureflow 1 and they are great! Still a perfect middle ground between traditional running shoes and minimalist shoes. The lower heel is great for working toward a mid-foot strike, and is better for walking (which, let's be real, I do more than running). They fixed the tongue so it no longer slides off to the side, and the curved laces fit nicely on my high insteps. They are very light and flexible and just feel great.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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May 7, 2013

Lee

from MA

Love these. I have owned over 100 pairs of running shoes and these are in the top 5. Very comfortable. Just waiting for new, better colors to buy another pair.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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April 28, 2013

Anonymous

 

I hoped this would be as comfortable as the Books PureFlow 1 that I purchased last year. It just doesn't fit my foot the same or feel as good.

Overall Rated:2 stars!

Comfort Rated:2 stars!

Style Rated:2 stars!

 

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Felt a half size larger than marked

 

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Moderate arch support

 

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February 8, 2014

WENDI P

from United States

I am a nurse and I am on my feet for 12+ hours at a time. The Brooks brand was recommended by a couple of coworkers so I thought I'd try them. I thought my Dansko's were the only shoe for me until trying these. They are so light and comfortable! After wearing them a week and then wearing my Dansko's again, my feet hurt like crazy. I will buy Brooks' again and again.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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January 9, 2014

Anonymous

from New Braunfels, TX

Bought these for my daughter who is a runner for Xmas. The service was fast! She wears a 1/2 size larger than her everyday shoes and finds these great to fun in!

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

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December 19, 2013

Juliann C

 

I love these shoes and got two pairs. They fit great and have a wide toe box which helps with my tendency to get nerve flare ups from my morton's neuroma. I love that the tongue is fixed in place and never creeps down into my shoe.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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December 14, 2013

Anonymous

 

This is one of the best running shoes I've had in a long time! I'm 5'9, weigh 150lbs and am a long-distance runner (up to 14 miles) and this is the best shoe for someone who doesn't need a lot of support but wants cushion in a lightweight shoe. Go Brooks!

Brands I'd also recommend: Mizuno

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

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December 11, 2013

@TriWmn

from NYC

I am a neutral runner. I had been running in Brooks Ghosts, but I wanted less shoe to work with. They are not quite minimalist shoes as the cushioning is superior and comparable to normal shoes. I wore these in training and racing Ironman triathlons, so I would say they hold up well on concrete for long distances. However, I do not think that they work well for trail running, even a relatively smooth trail with little bits of gravel as they do not get enough grip.

Brands I'd also recommend: Zoot, 2xU

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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December 3, 2013

Anonymous

 

I love these shoes. They are as comfortable as any running shoe I have owned. They look better then I was expecting. I get compliments every time I wear them.

Brands I'd also recommend: Nike Air Pegasus

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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November 15, 2013

Anonymous

from Sacramento, CA

I'm so happy purchasing through Zappos. The information on the shoes was good, the number of choices was phenomenal, the shipping was unbelievably great, and the shoes are so awesome!

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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November 15, 2013

Anonymous

from Grapevine, TX

Great light weight running shoe with lots of cushion.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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November 7, 2013

Anonymous

 

I had the original Pureflow and then these, the pureflow2. I really like the improvements they made--they addressed my only complaints with the first generation and i have even ordered 2 more pair of the 2nd generation. I use the shoes primarily for group fitness workouts and shorter treadmill runs at the gym--4 miles or less (I run in newton's for longer distances) and have been so pleased! given the more minimal nature of the shoe, they do seem to breakdown faster, but I'm okay with that. would definitely recommend!

Brands I'd also recommend: newton

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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October 28, 2013

Katie G

 

These are stabilizing shoes with comfort built in. I ran my first triathlon in them and wear them running around my neighborhood. A great shoe! I wear a size a half bigger in all my running shoes. True to size.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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October 22, 2013

Sharon B

from United States

Great running shoe! I bought these to replace my Brooks PureFlow 1. I use them on road for a variety of distances (5 to 20+ miles). I usually have a heel slippage issue w/ road shoes, but so far not with this version (maybe due to the angled lacing?). Arch support is good and they are true to size. They are lightweight and give a minimal feel without sacrificing cushioning and support completely.

Brands I'd also recommend: Balega socks

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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October 15, 2013

Emily O

from United States

Hands down this is my favorite running shoe. It's part of Brooks' minimalist line and while that's a bit of a stretch (these shoes are bouncy and definitely have some nice cushy support) the 4 mm heel toe drop will definitely have you working those calves! The shoe is light and has enough space in the toe box to spread those toes! Overall if you're looking to transition to a more minimalist style of shoe, this would be a great transition model.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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October 14, 2013

Anonymous

from Minnesota

I love these shoes. They are lightweight but supportive. I ran my first 10 K in them this weekend and they were great. Looks nice, fits well. I also had the PureFlow first gen shoe and liked that too.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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October 1, 2013

Sarah

from United States

Just received these in the mail and will have to order the next half size up since they don't come in wide. I normally wear a 6.5 in regular shoes and go up a half size for my running shoes. I ordered a 7, but will have to try the 7.5. I'm training for a road ultra marathon and I've been using the Brooks PureConnect 2 in a 7 and the Brooks Adrenaline GTS 12 in a 7.5 (they are a little too long but I got a great deal on them.) I'm a forefoot runner and they both have good support but are wearing out quickly for my technique. These PureFlow 2s seem to have the right amount of support and durability for a forefoot runner.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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September 26, 2013

Bill H

from Rockwall, TX

My wife loves the shoes. They do run a bit small so you need to choose 1/2 size larger. The first pair was a little too small. I spent about 3 minutes on Zappos website and had the return completed and the new pair of shoes on the way. The prepaid airbill printed and the new shoes arrived the next day! Zappos rocks!

Brands I'd also recommend: She would say None... I like Mizuno Wave Universe 5's :)

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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September 19, 2013

Mary E

from CT

I needed a shoe with a little more cushioning/support than the PureConnect for long road runs (training for my 1st marathon). This shoe was it for me! I just ordered my second pair!

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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Felt true to size

 

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September 8, 2013

Anonymous

from Canada

Great cushioning for forefoot/midfoot strikers (also the low heel to toe gradient helps). The shoe is lightweight and gives me some extra room in the toe box for my slightly wider forefoot. I ordered the same size as my other runners (one size up from my street shoes). If you like the Saucony Kinvara's, you would probably like these too.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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August 12, 2013

Jennifer R

from Portland, OR

As soon as I tried these shoes on, I was in heaven. They are very supportive and should counteract my tendency to supinate my feet while running. I am very happy with them! One note, I did order a half-size larger which is a perfect fit.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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Felt a half size smaller than marked

 

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August 10, 2013

Lynn m

from United States

These shoes are the bomb! So comfy and much cushion throughout the entire shoe. The toe box is wide so I have plenty of room and don't feel the top of the shoe at all. Love them!

Brands I'd also recommend: other brookes

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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Excellent arch support

 

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August 9, 2013

Megan

from harvard,Illinois

These are the most amazing Brooks shoes I've owned. I used to be a Cascadia wearer, but these will be shoes I will buy again. Hopefully they keep the model the same. They are so light and comfortable almost feels like you're not wearing shoes.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

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August 8, 2013

Jill

from NJ

Let me begin by saying I never ever write reviews. I ordered these sneakers based on others reviews. I run about 25-30 miles a week and am training for a half marathon. I have gone through tons of sneakers trying to find the perfect one. When I took these out of the box I loved how light they were. I despise clunky running shoes. So I was super happy about that but assumed they would feel like all the other lightweight running shoes I owned. Well, I couldn't have been more wrong. They felt like I was running on a cloud. The cushioning was out of this world. I felt at first, like other reviewers had mentioned, that the heel drop was low but taking them for a test run and it was no issue at all. I couldn't be any happier and by far the best running shoe I have ever purchased! Thank you Brooks for understanding a runner!

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

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