I received the Pure Grit 2 this week and have to say I am extremely pleased. The shoe has a much better fit in the upper and bring in a rock plate in the sole.
The most noticable difference however is the outsole. This thing just digs through dirt. I took it for a nice 8 mile run after the rain and I had absolutely no slipping issues. This has to be the best update to this shoe as I put a lot of miles in the first edition however could not rely on it for anything in wet weather.
This shoe also feels closer to the ground than last edition. I feel the way the lugs have changed make this shoe much more flat and stable. It rides really well on the road as well making it a dream hybrid shoe for me.
I am sure I will be destroying these all winter.