Brooks PureFlow 4: Shoe Review


Update: Check out the new and improved Brooks PureFlow 7!


Just in, the Brooks PureFlow 4, both in Men’s and Women’s, are a great update that offers a lightweight yet cushioned ride in a really comfortable sleek shoe.


  • PRONATION:  None/Normal
  • ARCH:  Medium, High
  • BODY BUILD:  Small, Medium, Large
  • PLATFORM:  Anatomical Platform
  • DNA LAYOUT:  Biomogo DNA Layout
  • SURFACE:  Road/Track
  • WEIGHT:  8.6 oz


This version seems to be a bit more cushioned feeling than the last ones, the Biomogo DNA midsole really delivers the most cushion for the amount of midsole placed underfoot. Biomogo is Brooks’ midsole material that will actually breakdown in a landfill in minimal time compared with other types of molded EVA. And the DNA infused into the EVA makes the shoe adapt to the cushion and responsiveness that is need for each individual runner.

The fit is more forgiving than the last PureFlow with a bit more room and the flexible ‘Nav’ band over the instep to keep the shoe fitting snug enough.

This shoe accommodates a medium to high arch and has nice flexibility due to the segmented outsole and modified toe split. This, along with the moderate heel drop and rounded heel give a more natural feel, and accommodate a midfoot strike if so desired. Remember that these are a great choice in a non-conventional, lighter weight running shoe, as opposed to a minimalist shoe that usually offers much less impact protection.

These Brooks PureFlow really feel great and have a good sleek look even for casual wear.


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