The Brooks PureGrit 3 is a natural, versatile trail running shoe designed for a neutral foot motion.


Important Shipping Note: U.S. sales only.


The Brooks PureGrit 3 molds to your foot while grippy traction hugs every surface. Resilient cushioning delivers a responsive ride with a great feel for the ground while the Ballistic Rock Shield helps protect the foot from protruding rocks. Up top, the breathable upper wraps the foot for lasting comfort, while asymmetrical lacing offers a natural yet supportive fit.

Model Number:

Weight: 8.6 oz (size 8)

Stack Height: Heel (19mm), Forefoot (15mm)

Available Widths: B=Medium

How It Fits (Based on width B)

  • Sizing: Standard running shoe length
  • Heel: Medium
  • Midfoot: Medium to low volume
  • Forefoot: Narrow
  • Toe-Box Height: Low to medium
  • Arch Structure: Medium
  • 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.
  • Omega Flex Grooves enhance midsole flexibility without compromising cushioning.
  • Tuned Density Midsole (TDM) material offers a custom ride that corresponds with a runner's gender and weight.
  • Toe Flex uses a toe split in the outsole/midsole materials that allows the big toe to function independently and engage the runner's natural balance during toe-off.


  • Ballistic Rock Shield is a thermoplastic EVA sheath layered between the outsole and midsole for protection against stone-bruising.
  • 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.
  • 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: My Pure Grit 3s have been in my cupboard since Christmas just waiting for the deep snow to melt. But today they got their first outing. I'm new to minimalist shoes but I've got to say I love them. They were good on the dirt road, great over rocks and surprisingly impressive on old snow: my studded trainers can be packed away unison December now. The shoes were s light that I was able to really pick up the pace. I strongly recommend these trail runners
From: Carina, Norway. April 8th 2015

Comments: Brooks has some hits and misses with this shoe. I am comparing PureGrit3 to my most favorite shoe ever, which is PureCadence3. I loved the PureCadence3 with the offset tongue and snug nav band, and it was one of my first forays into a shoe with a lesser drop and leaning towards minimal. I loved everything about these shoes and felt like I had the first shoes to help me really start adding mileage. PureGrit3 is a great outing for Brooks, with all the neutrality I love, but with some definitive modifications that scream "Run offroad, do it NOW!!". I feel like I am FLYING in these shoes. My feet are protected, I have great traction but not too bogged down. The shoe itself is lightweight, with great breathability. The nav band in this shoe is too big, not cinching itself down across the top arch like I loved in the PureCadence3. Also the tongue is not offset, which is one modification I think would have made this the perfect shoe. I have a average to high arch and the offset t ongue was a game changer in the PureCadence3. These are still undeniably comfortable shoes; I feel like I get a good run and I don't waste energy lugging my shoes along for the trip. There is adequate support in the upper but enough flexibility to the sole to get good traction. That said, you are not feeling every pebble you cross. The toe is protected and there is a nice pattern to the grip so you can get moving up hills and over rocks without worrying about slipping. The fit feels wider than my previous Brooks, so keep that in mind if you have a narrow foot - the lack of a snug nav band and a slightly wider foot bed/toe box may make this too shifty. I plan to by these again and possibly add an insole to figure out that sloppy nav band. Otherwise this, and all Brooks Pure I have run in are worth your money.
From: Susan, Plumas Lake, CA, USA. March 22nd 2015