well, I think version 3 is certainly an improvement on 2.. I went for the last run tonight stopping every so often to change shoes just to get the feeling of how they compare to my Sketchers - I think the fit is very good for me, though I can feel the edge of the tongue on the lateral side. Nice cushioning, not very flexible - but with history of PF it's probably good for me - I decided to keep them.
Innov8 extreme I think are quite minimal? After dabbing with barefoot style, I decided I like a bit of cushioning after all
I have tried these now for a week in the Brooks Try-it-on project.
I loved original pure flows, hated version 2 and moved on to Sketchers GoRun Ride.
Pure Flow 3 - quite like these though I am not sure if more or even as much as the original edition. The fit is very nice, they are not as flexible though as Sketchers. Would be interested in other people's views?
What running technique training would you suggest? Chi, Pose, Barefoot, or some other?
I don't feel qualified to recommend specific techniques, but my approach would be to follow sensible and individually tailored advice from a sensible running coach who doesn't follow one style blindly. We are all different and I don't think one style fits all.