Women's Defyance 7

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Brooks Defyance 7 Women's Neutral Running Shoes

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$110.00
Style #120148

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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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  • Shoe Category: Neutral
  • Pronation: None/Normal
  • Construction Type: Stroebel
  • Platform: Universal Platform
  • Surface: Road/Track
  • Arch: Medium, High
  • Body Build: Small, Medium, Large
  • DNA Layout: Anatomical DNA Layout
  • Water-Resistent: No
  • Waterproof: No
  • Launch Date: December 1, 2013
  • Weight: 9.2 oz
  • Midsole Drop: 12 mm

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Defyance 7
 
3.1

(based on 9 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (3)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (1)

63%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Comfortable (5)
  • Lightweight (5)
  • Cushions impact (3)
  • Good traction (3)

Cons

  • Poor arch support (5)
  • Poor support / stability (3)

Best Uses

  • Dry conditions (4)
  • Gym (4)
  • Distance / endurance (3)
    • Sizing:
    • Feels full size too small

       

      Feels half size too small

       

      Feels true to size

       

      67% 

      (6 reviews)

      Feels half size too big

       

      Feels full size too big

       
    • Width:
    • Feels too narrow

       

      Feels true to width

       

      56% 

      (5 reviews)

      Feels too wide

       
    • Arch Type:
    • Average arch (6), Low arch (3)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Enthusiast (4)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (7)

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2.0

Changed and not for the better

By Sten

from Spring TX

Pros

    Cons

    • Poor Arch Support
    • Poor Stability

    Best Uses

      Comments about Defyance 7:

      I have been wearing the Defyance for about 2 years after they were recommended for exceptional arch support in a neutral shoe. I loved them and went back to get a new pair (my 4th), but was disappointed in the overall quality of the 7 and the feel. They are now too wide and collapse at the arch. I have switched to the Glycerin and they feel much more supportive and solid but I am sorry to have lost the support I felt in the Defyance 6.

      • Sizing:
      • Feels half size too big
      • Width:
      • Feels too wide
      • Arch Type:
      • Average Arch

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      5.0

      Defyance impresses again!

      By zebraz

      from Iowa

      About Me Casual/ Recreational

      Pros

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

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Dry Weather
        • Gym
        • Trail Running
        • Wet Weather

        Comments about Defyance 7:

        The Defyance has been my go-to shoe for several years. I was reluctant to upgrade to the new model, but glad I did. I like many of the changes made in the 7 from the 6. I found the 7 to be lighter on the feet than the 6 without sacrificing cushioning or support. I would recommend these shoes.

        • 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 4 customers found this review helpful)

         
        1.0

        My feet hurt!

        By Amber5K

        from Bloomington, IN

        About Me Casual/ Recreational

        Verified Reviewer

        Pros

        • Lightweight

        Cons

        • Poor Arch Support
        • Poor Stability
        • Uncomfortable

        Best Uses

          Comments about Defyance 7:

          Like some who've commented, I had the Defyance 6. Actually those were my FIRST real running shoes and I LOVED them! When I went for my next pair, no brainer I bought the Defyance 7, assuming they were essentially the same but different colors. Boy was I WRONG!! I have had nothing but problems with these shoes. I feel like my foot is slipping to the outside (suppination) my entire workout. And they feel too wide...even after I've been running and my feet swell. (And let me tell you, I have wide feet!). I have tried thicker socks, lacing them different ways, inserts... I actually came on this site looking for recommendations and found that I'm not the only one with these problems. :( And it makes me sad because I feel like I've wasted my money and all the time I've spent trying to figure out why these make my feet hurt and my runs uncomfortable. I think it's time to give up and find a different shoes. That is money down the drain. :(

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

          Comment on this review

          (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          Finally, the perfect shoe

          By DGD

          from Maryland

          About Me Avid Athlete

          Pros

          • Comfortable
          • Cushions Impact

          Cons

          • Narrow / Tight

          Best Uses

          • Dry Weather
          • Endurance Training
          • Gym

          Comments about Defyance 7:

          Ever since the Ghost changed a couple versions ago, I have been looking for the "right" shoe and coming up short. Finally happened upon these at an LRS, and while I had to go up a half size for added width (other Brooks have always been true to size for me), they are working out well. They feel very supportive without being stiff and heavy or throwing my stride oiut of whack like stability shoes do. Why they are not more popular, I do not know. But I for one am glad I found them.

          • Sizing:
          • Feels half size too small
          • Width:
          • Feels true to width
          • Arch Type:
          • Low Arch

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          (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

           
          3.0

          Poor arch support

          By Marathon runner

          from Pennsylvania

          About Me Avid Athlete

          Pros

          • Cushions Impact
          • Lightweight

          Cons

          • Poor Arch Support

          Best Uses

          • Dry Weather
          • Endurance Training
          • Gym
          • With Orthotics/Inserts

          Comments about Defyance 7:

          I am a marathon runner & used the Defyance 6 and was very happy with them. I did put a different insole (athletic one) in them and was fine with the arch support. The Defyance 7 does have less arch support & I am little disappointed even with the insole in them. That is a major part of the shoe and is something that you don't want to change. I would recommend trying them because it is a great quality shoe. Holds up well and you get good mileage out of them (325 miles per pair).

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

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