Brooks Defyance 8 Men's Neutral Running Shoes

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Men's Defyance 7

Brooks Defyance 7 Men's Neutral Running Shoes

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$110.00 $72.00

Style #110155

Get a good dose of adrenaline in a neutral shoe. That same amazing balance of the GTS is smoothly infused in the Neutral construction of this hybrid ride. From the reliable transition of the segmented crash pad to the adaptability of anatomical Brooks DNA and the adjustable eye row, this versatile shoe wins the all-around award every run.


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  • Color: 793

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Specifications

  • Shoe Category: Neutral
  • Arch: Medium, High
  • Body Build: Small, Medium, Large
  • Platform: Universal Platform
  • DNA Layout: Anatomical DNA Layout
  • Construction Type: Stroebel
  • Water-Resistant: No
  • Waterproof: No
  • Launch Date: December 1, 2013
  • Weight: 11.0 oz
  • Midsole Drop: 12 mm

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Reviews

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Defyance 7
 
4.6

(based on 12 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (8)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (3)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (0)

92%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Comfortable (9)
  • Cushions impact (8)
  • Lightweight (7)
  • Arch support (6)
  • Good traction (5)

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Distance / endurance (6)
    • Dry conditions (6)
    • Gym (5)
    • Wet weather (5)
    • Trail running (4)
      • Sizing:
      • Feels full size too small

         

        Feels half size too small

         

        Feels true to size

         

        83% 

        (10 reviews)

        Feels half size too big

         

        Feels full size too big

         
      • Width:
      • Feels too narrow

         

        Feels true to width

         

        92% 

        (11 reviews)

        Feels too wide

         
      • Arch Type:
      • Average arch (10)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Enthusiast (6), Casual/ recreational (4)
      • Was this a gift?:
      • No (12)

    Most Liked Positive Review

     

    More stable than the new adrenaline!

    Have the Adrenaline and this new Defyance. This shoe is beastly. For a neutral shoe (I moderately overpronate), it contols my pronation better than the new adrenaline 14. Great shoe, soft,...Read complete review

    Have the Adrenaline and this new Defyance. This shoe is beastly. For a neutral shoe (I moderately overpronate), it contols my pronation better than the new adrenaline 14. Great shoe, soft, smooth, and terrific. I plan on running on these to train for Boston this spring! Shooting for a sub 2:40, this trainer will help.

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    Most Liked Negative Review

     

    Wears quickly

    I got my first pair of Brooks roughly 3 months ago and used and still use them mostly for exercise on the elliptical cross trainer and walking indoors. The wear they show is more...Read complete review

    I got my first pair of Brooks roughly 3 months ago and used and still use them mostly for exercise on the elliptical cross trainer and walking indoors. The wear they show is more than I would have expected for the use they have seen. They look great and are very comfy, but the wear is a concern. I used a different brand before and it looks like I'll be going back to that brand, which is far more durable.

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    5.0

    Exact replacement for Defyance 6

    By 

    from Jacksonville Beach, FL

    About Me Casual/ Recreational

    Pros

    • Comfortable
    • Cushions Impact
    • Lightweight

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Dry Weather
      • Wet Weather

      Comments about Defyance 7:

      13.1 is the most I've ever done, and I've used a few versions of this shoe to train for and complete those runs. They're comfortable. After they've worn a while, but while they're still in good shape, I usually get an off-the-shelf active wear insole to revitalize the cushion and get lots more comfy miles out of them. I like that the updates from previous models seem mostly cosmetic. I just bought the Defyance 7 without trying them on because the previous Defyance models were a good fit. The Defyance 7 seems to have the same good fit and is doing well for me.

      • Sizing:
      • Feels true to size
      • Width:
      • Feels true to width
      • Arch Type:
      • Average Arch
      • Was this a gift?:
      • No

      Comment on this review

       
      5.0

      Great ride!!

      By 

      from Atlanta, GA

      About Me Gym Rat

      Pros

      • Fits Perfect Feels Great

      Cons

      • Heavy

      Best Uses

      • Endurance Training
      • Gym
      • Walking

      Comments about Defyance 7:

      The only thing I wished was more colour.

      • Sizing:
      • Feels true to size
      • Width:
      • Feels true to width
      • Arch Type:
      • Average Arch
      • Was this a gift?:
      • No

      Comment on this review

      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      I am loving this second pair of Brooks,

      By 

      from Grapevine, Texas

      About Me Avid Athlete

      Pros

      • Comfortable
      • Cushions Impact
      • Good Traction
      • Lightweight
      • Responsive

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Dry Weather
        • Trail Running
        • Wet Weather

        Comments about Defyance 7:

        running has been renewed by me in the last 9 months and defiance & shoes have been a key to my success.

        • Sizing:
        • Feels true to size
        • Width:
        • Feels true to width
        • Arch Type:
        • Average Arch
        • Was this a gift?:
        • No

        Comment on this review

         
        4.0

        review of my shoes...

        By 

        from Northern Utah and Indiana

        About Me Avid Athlete

        Pros

        • Comfortable
        • Durable
        • Good Traction
        • Lightweight

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Dry Weather
          • Endurance Training
          • Trail Running
          • Wet Weather

          Comments about Defyance 7:

          I am a distance runner, running between 5 and 16 miles a day. I need a light weight shoe that holds up to road and trail runs. I have found Brooks to be a great shoe for what I do and the conditions I run in. I have been through 3 pair of shoes in the past 9 months, about the time the arch support begins to break down in the shoe and my feet feel it. Still, it's the best shoe I have found for my running so far...

          • Sizing:
          • Feels true to size
          • Width:
          • Feels true to width
          • Arch Type:
          • Average Arch
          • Was this a gift?:
          • No

          Comment on this review

          (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

           
          4.0

          Great Shoe after Break-in Period

          By 

          from Michigan

          About Me Casual/ Recreational

          Pros

          • Cushions Impact
          • Good Arch Support
          • Lightweight
          • Responsive

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Gym

            Comments about Defyance 7:

            This shoe was great after the break-in period. During the break-in period, my ankles were sore and I had to limit myself to walking rather than jogging. The break-in period lasted about 2 days or around 6-7 miles.

            • Sizing:
            • Feels half size too small
            • Width:
            • Feels true to width
            • Arch Type:
            • Average Arch
            • Was this a gift?:
            • No

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