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Subject: Brooks Pure Flow - how many miles before replacing?

I'm in my first pair of Brooks Pure Flows after years of Dyad's.  I've always been a mid-foot striker and have gradually evolved to a fore-foot strike (by design) which is why I went to a minimal drop shoe such as the pure flow.

Normally I easily got 400-450 miles before noticing the need to replace the Dyads, and before that the Nimbus's.

I'm at 340 miles on the pure flows and it feels as though the fore-foot area is completely broken down...Like there's "hole" where the fore-foot meets the pavement.. This isn't an overnight thing either, I just hadn't really connected the dots on how the shoe began to feel...I'd say it was probably

I should add that I'm 220 pounds so no gazelle here...

Just wondering what others who wear the pure flows experience.  I love the shoes or loved them until what appears to be the breaking down of the shoe.. 300 miles is decent but I assumed I'd get closer to 400 before replacement..

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2013-06-20 12:16 PM
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I don't wear the Brooks but another softer, neutral shoe and after about 300 miles I get the same dead feel in them.  When I wore a heavier stability shoe I generally wore the tread out before I felt a loss of characteristics with the shoe itself.  I think it is the nature of the materials and design of some of these newer shoes.
2013-06-20 12:23 PM
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i wear the pure flow and have the issue after this year of racing i am going find another shoe esp since they changed the shoe up with 2013. i get 250 - 300 out of them and have to pull another pair out
2013-06-20 2:32 PM
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I have about 350 miles on my Pure Flows, most shoes usually last me 400-500 miles. I weigh 155.
2013-06-20 2:40 PM
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Subject: RE: Brooks Pure Flow - how many miles before replacing?

Originally posted by rick4657 I have about 350 miles on my Pure Flows, most shoes usually last me 400-500 miles. I weigh 155.

Similar to popsracer, I didn't notice the breakdown in the "cushioned" shoe category until I could visually see it which was typically closer to 450 miles...

While I'm disappointed my pure flows didn't get that far, I'm much happier running in that type of shoe...

I just ordered a closeout pair online for $69 shipped so I feel better now..

2013-06-24 8:59 AM
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yeah when they went on close out i bought 4 pair and have them waiting to be abused


2013-06-24 11:49 AM
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Originally posted by Tryrn yeah when they went on close out i bought 4 pair and have them waiting to be abused

Smart shopper...I don't think I could stomach the nearly $300 for the four pairs (at closeout prices) even knowing I'll pay a lot more buying them individually...

My new pair is in transit and I'm fairly sure the first run will validate it was time to replace the old ones..

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