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Women's Defyance 7

Brooks Defyance 7 Women's Neutral Running Shoes

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$110.00 $72.00

Style #120148

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: 331

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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: 9.2 oz
  • Midsole Drop: 12 mm

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Reviews

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Defyance 7
 
3.5

(based on 13 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (4)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (4)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (3)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (1)

75%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Comfortable (9)
  • Lightweight (8)
  • Cushions impact (5)
  • Durable (4)
  • Good traction (4)

Cons

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

Best Uses

  • Distance / endurance (6)
  • Gym (6)
  • Dry conditions (5)
  • Wet weather (4)
  • Trail running (3)
    • Sizing:
    • Feels full size too small

       

      Feels half size too small

       

      Feels true to size

       

      77% 

      (10 reviews)

      Feels half size too big

       

      Feels full size too big

       
    • Width:
    • Feels too narrow

       

      Feels true to width

       

      69% 

      (9 reviews)

      Feels too wide

       
    • Arch Type:
    • Average arch (10), Low arch (3)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Enthusiast (7)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (11)

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

 

Not what I'd expected from the defyance

Just disappointed. That arch "feel" that my defyances always had is gone with this design. Glad I didn't buy these closer to marathon time. The search is on to...Read complete review

Just disappointed. That arch "feel" that my defyances always had is gone with this design. Glad I didn't buy these closer to marathon time. The search is on to get "my shoe" back.

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5.0

New Shoes!!

By Joni

from Colorado

About Me Avid Athlete

Pros

  • Comfortable
  • Cushions Impact
  • Durable
  • Good Arch Support
  • Lightweight
  • Responsive

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Dry Weather
    • Endurance Training
    • Wet Weather

    Comments about Defyance 7:

    Shoe came recommended to compliment my use of Ravennas. Loved them from the first use. Happy to be running them.

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

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    4.0

    Great Running Shoe!

    By Stephens

    from Columbia, SC

    About Me Gym Rat

    Pros

    • Comfortable
    • Durable

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Gym
      • Trail Running

      Comments about Defyance 7:

      Bought these shoes to replace my worn out Defyance 6. They fit just as good as the 6's did and I've had some great runs in my new shoes!

      • 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

      Brooks are the greatest!

      By Kehau

      from Honolulu, Hawaii

      About Me Avid Athlete

      Pros

      • Comfortable
      • Cushions Impact
      • Dependable
      • Durable
      • Good Arch Support
      • Good Traction
      • Lightweight
      • Responsive

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Endurance Training
        • Gym
        • Marathon training
        • Wet Weather
        • With Orthotics/Inserts

        Comments about Defyance 7:

        Marathon training and gym workouts.

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

        Comment on this review

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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

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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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