Women's Defyance 7

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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
 
3.2

(based on 10 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (3)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (3)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (1)

67%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Comfortable (6)
  • Lightweight (6)
  • 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

       

      70% 

      (7 reviews)

      Feels half size too big

       

      Feels full size too big

       
    • Width:
    • Feels too narrow

       

      Feels true to width

       

      60% 

      (6 reviews)

      Feels too wide

       
    • Arch Type:
    • Average arch (7), Low arch (3)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Enthusiast (5)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (8)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Only Shoes I Buy

Since getting these shoes fitted to my gait and running style, these have been the only brand/model I buy.

Great overall shoes, I wear them for treadmill/city running,...Read complete review

Since getting these shoes fitted to my gait and running style, these have been the only brand/model I buy.

Great overall shoes, I wear them for treadmill/city running, spin class, and at the gym. They're lightweight and provide good shock absorption. I did not find the stock inserts supportive enough; I use custom insoles given to me by my chiropractor.

And yes, I am so in love with these shoes that I have them shipped from my hometown Seattle to my current residence, Seoul.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

My feet hurt!

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...Read complete review

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. :(

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4.0

I need a plain color for Academy!

By Jami

from Diamond Bar, CA

About Me Avid Athlete

Pros

  • Comfortable
  • Lightweight

Cons

  • Wears Quickly

Best Uses

    Comments about Defyance 7:

    I took the Defyance 6 with me to Marine Corps Officer Candidate School. They were the best shoes I've ever had. The color was perfect, too; plain. Now I am going to the Sheriff's Academy and need top-performing running shoes again. I bought a pair of the Defyance 7. Like other commentors, I agree, they are not as good as the 6. Also, I went to Physical Training tonight and the deputies told me these aren't plain-colored enough. I don't know what I'm going to do now... Manufacturers make shoes in too many flashy colors, and don't offer plain colors anymore...

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

    Comment on this review

     
    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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