Geoff Connerwrote a review of Brooks PureGrit 5 Running Shoe - Men's on April 20, 2017
Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
I have fallen in love with the Puregrit 5. I completely agree with Jimmy's review below that the "mild outsole lugs" provide excellent grip in varied terrain as they excel on everything from hard pack trail to scree. My other favorite feature is the low profile tongue, which wraps nicely around your forefoot and ankle. I was a bit skeptical of the lacing system, but I quickly found out just how well it holds my forefoot in place while not applying any uncomfortable pressure. The mid sole is somehow both firm and cushiony at the same time and the toe box is slightly wide, although not Altra wide. All in all, this is a killer shoe that inspires confidence and allows you to run long distances with a natural stride.