The Brooks PureFlow 3 is a natural daily trainer and performance uptempo running shoe designed for a neutral foot motion.


Important Shipping Note: U.S. sales only.


Combine a soft underfoot feel with a low profile ride with the Brooks PureFlow 3. This neutral trainer features a low-offset and flexible platform to promote an uninhibited stride, while a cushioned midsole soaks up the hard road below. A breathable mesh upper features seamless overlays for reduced hotspots, while a stretchy midfoot wrap hugs the foot for a cozy fit.

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Weight: 9.0 oz (size 9)

Stack Height: 22mm (Heel), 18mm (Forefoot)

Available Widths: D=Medium

How It Fits (based on width D)

  • Sizing: Fits large; purchase 1/2 size smaller than standard running shoe size
  • Heel: Narrow
  • Midfoot: Medium to low volume
  • Forefoot: Medium
  • Toebox Height: Medium to low
  • Arch Structure: Medium to high
  • Shoe Shape: Curved 


  • BioMoGo DNA fuses BioMoGo midsole and DNA gel cushioning technology for a fully custom responsive ride that adapts to the needs of each and every runner.
  • Toe Flex uses a toe split in the outsole/midsole materials that allows the toes to function independently and engage the runner's natural balance during toe-off.
  • Tuned Density Midsole (TDM) material offers a custom ride that corresponds with a runner's gender and weight. 
  • Omega Flex Grooves enhance midsole flexibility without compromising cushioning.


  • Ideal Heel consists of a curved outer heel, to encourage midfoot and forefoot striking.
  • Blown Rubber outsole offers durability, responsiveness and flexibility.


  • Nav Band is a flexible, stretching band that wraps over the midfoot to help keep the foot secure.
  • Anatomical Last mimics the shape of the foot, resulting in a glove-like feel and allowing the the foot to work as a single unit.
  • Asymmetrical Lacing adapts to the foot to reduce hotspots.
  • Strobel Last with the upper stitched to full length fabric for a comfortable underfoot feel.

Footwear Performance Characteristics

Pronation Control: What's This?

  • Neutral
    • Min
    • Mod
  • Support
    • Min
    • Mod
    • Max
  • Motion Control
    • Mod
    • Max

Heel-Toe Offset (mm): What's This?

  • 0
  • 1-2
  • 3-4
  • 5-6
  • 7-8
  • 9-10
  • 11+

Stack Height:

  • Barefoot
  • Minimal
  • Low
  • Medium
  • High
  • Maximal


  • Road
  • Road-Trail
  • Hard Trail
  • Varied Trail
  • Soft Trail

Shoe Type:

  • Premium
  • Standard
  • Performance
  • Racing

Customer Reviews

Comments: I loved everything about the PureFlow 1, but I am about to abandon a relatively new pair of PureFlow 3's. I am a mild supinator, and these shoes cause my foot plant to the side, causing regular soreness.
From: Don.  December 25th 2014

Comments:I'm on pair number two of these, and have been running in PureFlows since the PureFlow 1. They are dramatically better than the PureFlow 2, which caused me tendon pain due to their off-centered lacing. It is similar to the PureFlow 1, and I actually prefer the change to the sole of the shoe. Anyway, it's a solid update and I recommend them.
From: Jeremy. July 28th 2014

Comments: Don't like the update. I loved the PureFlow 1, but everything has gone downhill since then. PureFlow 2 had that weird offset lacing, and the PureFlow 3 sports a new sole (the only good thing that was retained from models 1 to 2). The problem I have with the PF3 is the "beveled" lateral outsole. Brooks has for some reason decided to shave off the lateral portion of the shoe, especially around the heel. This causes the foot to tilt to the outside, which can exacerbate existing biomechanical issues like ITBS. At least it does with me. I don't know why anybody at Brooks thought this was a good idea. It's such a shame because the PF1 was such a perfect shoe!
From: Jeff. May 28th 2014

Comments: Profile: 5'9, 190lbs (Muscular build), Shoe Size: 13, Weekly Mileage: 25-30 This shoe is a keeper. I wanted a shoe that had a natural feel but didn't sacrifice cushioning. I previously ran in the Brooks Ghost 6, which are great, but my feet were often sore after runs. So far I've put in roughly 12 miles on these-- one 7 miler on the treadmill and one 4 miler on the road. For me, if a shoe passes the treadmill test, it will usually work long term. Even though the shoe is light, it isn't fragile like other "natural" running shoes I've tried. From a style perspective, the shoe looks great and is the most reflective shoe I've owned so far, which is great for safety. The tongue of the shoe is attached to keep it in place, which seemed odd at first, but it actually works. The lace structure is asymmetrical, which seemed awkward but works well for comfort and a snug fit.
From: P.Murphy, Greenville, NC, USA. May 8th 2014