27 Aug '16, 5pm

Brooks PureGrit 5 Review

Brooks PureGrit 5 Review

The PureGrit’s hex lug design is unchanged from the previous model . While Brooks vows that it will deliver maximum traction across any terrain, I did not find that to be the case. I ran more than half of the 50+ miles used for this testing on what I would consider moderate or slightly above moderate trail elements. There was a combination of mud, sand, rocks, dirt and multiple water crossings. While the traction was enough to keep me stable, there was a noticeable drop off in performance when dirt turned to the slightest mud patch. The shoes were simply not sophisticated enough to allow me to power through the challenging terrain. It was a tradeoff — stability for speed — that I am unwilling to make on slightly above average moderate trails. When I found areas to sprint through, I found it challenging to hit my top trail speed in the PureGrits. Trail runners look for shoe...

Full article: http://www.runningshoesguru.com/2016/08/brooks-puregrit-5...

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