Men's Dyad 8

Brooks Dyad 8 Men's Neutral Running Shoes

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$120.00

Style #110170

The Dyad 8 men's running shoe is a standout choice for orthotic devotees and the flat-footed thanks to its stable platform and soft, cushioned feel underfoot. This crazy comfortable trainer benefits from a BioMoGo DNA midsole to deliver adaptive cushioning, no sew overlays for structure without irritation, and an insole that gives a super plush in-shoe feel.

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Features

Dyad 8

  • BioMoGo DNA Midsole provides adaptive cushioning
  • Heel Segmented Crash Pad allows soft landings and smooth transitions
  • Omega Flex Grooves keep you going, stride after stride
  • Adjustable saddle construction gives you a unique fit
  • Moisture-management mesh upper helps feet stay cooler and dryer
Great for road running

Great for road running

Ideal for Flat Arches

Ideal for Flat Arches

Midsole drop

Midsole Drop 10mm

Weight

Weight 12.6 oz

Technology

DNA Midsole

An innovative cushioning system that adapts to runners of all sizes and speeds, providing a custom ride.

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Segmented Crash Pad

Made up of fully-integrated shock absorbers to provide cushion and smooth heel-to-toe transition, maximizing the efficiency of every stride.

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DNA Midsole

What is it?

Brooks DNA is an innovative and uniquely adaptive cushioning system. By adapting to your specific weight, pace, gait and running surface, DNA offers customized cushioning and adds a spring to your step.

Traditional cushioning takes a one-size-fits-all approach, but we know that each runner is different. Brooks DNA was developed to continuously tailor the level of cushioning to your specific needs – even as they change during the run.

How does it work?

Brooks DNA is made up of a highly viscous non-Newtonian material or more simply put, a material that adapts to the specific force you apply to it. Part of the brilliance is that this compound was engineered to perform at the molecular level (picture millions of resilient 'nanosprings').

If you looked at Brooks DNA through a microscope, you'd see that it's made up of individual molecules connected in strands. These strands (which form chains) react to the amount of force placed on the foot, dispersing pressure and providing resiliency. Bottom line of this physics lesson: You get tailored cushioning that reacts to your specific weight, pace, gait, movement and running environment – "made-for-me" cushioning vs. "one size fits all."

And, as with all good technology, we’ve taken it a step further (two steps actually):

  • BioMoGo DNA is DNA technology blended with the BioMoGo midsole to provide adaptive cushioning throughout the midsole vs. just in the heel and forefoot.
  • BioMoGo DNA midsole includes an organic, non-toxic additive that biodegrades the midsole 50 times faster than traditional EVA when it comes into contact with anaerobic landfill microbes (otherwise known as active, enclosed landfills).
  • 30% more cushioning than standard midsole materials (gel or EVA)
  • Twice as much energy return for more pep in your step
  • Great performance no matter your weight or running pace
  • Smoother transition from heel to toe

Segmented Crash Pad

What is it?

The Segmented Crash Pad customizes your foot's lay-down to provide amazing cushion and smooth heel-to-toe transition throughout the run.

How does it work?

We know that a key component of maximizing your run is to provide the smoothest possible heel-to-toe transition. The Segmented Crash Pad is one technology we use to achieve this goal.

Shaped like a caterpillar, the Segmented Crash Pad is a midsole made up of independent, yet fully integrated shock absorbers. As your foot strikes the ground, the segments work together to customize your individual lay down to provide the right amount of cushion and seamless heel-to-toe transition for you – making the most of all that effort you put into each stride.

Specifications

  • Shoe Category: Cushion Me
  • Arch: Flat
  • Body Build: Small, Medium, Large
  • Platform: Linear Platform
  • DNA Layout: Anatomical DNA Layout
  • Construction Type: Strobel
  • Surface: Road/Track
  • Launch Date: July 1, 2014
  • Weight: 12.6 oz
  • Midsole Drop: 10mm
  • Support Level: Neutral

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Dyad 8
 
4.2

(based on 30 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (16)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (9)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (2)

83%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Comfortable (24)
  • Cushions impact (22)
  • Durable (13)
  • Good traction (11)
  • Lightweight (11)

Cons

  • Narrow / tight (7)
  • Heavy (5)
  • Wears quickly (4)
  • Too stiff (3)

Best Uses

  • Walking (16)
  • Distance / endurance (14)
  • Gym (12)
  • Dry conditions (10)
  • With orthotics/inserts (8)
    • Sizing:
    • Feels full size too small

       

      Feels half size too small

       

      Feels true to size

       

      93% 

      (28 reviews)

      Feels half size too big

       

      Feels full size too big

       
    • Width:
    • Feels too narrow

       

      Feels true to width

       

      80% 

      (24 reviews)

      Feels too wide

       
    • Arch Type:
    • Average arch (19), Low arch (9)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Casual/ recreational (12), Enthusiast (10), Gym rat (5)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (30)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

An hard worker, but breathability issues

English Version: A strong worker, but weak breathability

I've run the Brooks DYAD since my rookie time. I had at that time (2010) 1.80 cm (5'11") body...Read complete review

English Version: A strong worker, but weak breathability

I've run the Brooks DYAD since my rookie time. I had at that time (2010) 1.80 cm (5'11") body height and about 95 kg (209 lbs).
The doctor had diagnosed a flat and spread foot, prescribed me orthotics and advised me to diet and walks. Jogging might not be bad, but be careful!
Luckily I knew (and know) a few people who regularly running. They've advised me to buy the Brooks BEAST. I went to a "Running" store and the seller put me on a treadmill. After a short discussion (or monologue), he handed over a pair of ASICS Gel-Cumulus (the version I can not remember) to me. These were at the time probably the most sold. I've run with it and after a short time, I had all sorts of ailments. Those then got so bad that I went to the orthopedist. He's an avid runner and told me I should have listened to my friends and taken the BEAST. He surveyed my foot and then recommended me (89 kg) the Brooks DYAD. Finally he advised me to look for a running club or coach, who would look after my running style !

Today, a few years later, I still run the DYAD at a body weight of 76-77 kg. Once you have found the running shoe for you, you look no more. Short, this is my shoe. It is of course a rather heavy running shoe, but I don't have the ambition, at my age, to win a running competition, to run the kilometer under 4 minutes or want to sacrifice comfort. I just want, along with my Shepherd, to recover active in my free time.

The DYAD 8 is designed for runners who are a little heavier than others. Well, runners who carry around too many pounds (Body fat percentage greater than 22%) and have mostly orthopedic problems. (Spread, Flat foot) The DYAD is considered as a neutral shoe, so it is not suitable for runners with strong eversion of the foot. Runners with eversion should run the Brooks Adrenaline GTS 15, at least I hear from my friends only good things about this shoe.
The cush pods are excellent and well balanced. The DYAD 8 has a stack height difference of about 10 mm ( Heel 30 mm, Forefoot 21mm ), which I feel is sufficient, but I would recommend Brooks to 8 mm, like the Brooks TRANSCEND has.
The fabric is comfortable to wear and the heel has a very good hold but isn't too firmly. I have never experienced blisters from running in this shoe. The breathability depends on your preference of running socks. If you are running with cotton socks, your feet will be rather sweaty. But even with modern running compression socks the breathability can be described as average.
The sole has an outstanding endurance. Although I prefer running on asphalt or paved roads, my late pair have lasted over 1000 kilometers (About 4 months) With my new ones I have run about 300 km currently and the sole hardly shows any signs of wear. It has a grip weakness in winter conditions, is relatively stiff and cold does not help there at all. I slid rather badly over firm snow and icy surfaces. Without assistance of aids,( such are RUN YAKTRAX etc.) no safe running was possible there.

The DYAD 8 is my favorite running shoe. I have ( as usual for all running shoes, one size bigger than regular) purchased it in size 42.5, UK 8, US 9 and width D. Should you feel that you have a very wide foot, I recommend you to go to a running store. (Available Widths: D=Medium, 2E=Wide, 4E=Extra Wide)

For a while I've run a pair of Brooks GHOST. It has better breathability, cushioning is also very good, but I liked to run uphill with it rather than on flat ground or downhill slopes. I had a spongy feeling at the heel. A stack height difference of 12 mm is probably to much and a little less would probably save weight.

My verdict, the Brooks DYAD 8 is a very good running shoe. With improved breathability I would give it five stars, but in this version, unfortunately, only FOUR stars.

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Poor quality

I have a hole in the uppers after about two months of light wear, mostly walking. I wear double-layer socks. I don't have holes in my socks, so this can only be an...Read complete review

I have a hole in the uppers after about two months of light wear, mostly walking. I wear double-layer socks. I don't have holes in my socks, so this can only be an indication of poor quality materials or construction.

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(1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Great Shoe but boring look

By 

from Virginia Beach

About Me Avid Athlete

Pros

  • Comfortable
  • Cushions Impact
  • Durable

Cons

  • Color Options

Best Uses

  • Endurance Training
  • Trail Running

Comments about Dyad 8:

For me having flat feet these shoes are a dream! As of now I have 300 miles and counting on my pair of Dyad's. The only fault I have with them is the color options. Brooks like a lot of running shoe companies out there don't give many options to people with flat or wide feet as if we don't like colors. If Brooks wants to contact me I'm available. These are great shoes I just want more color options!

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

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4.0

Glad I purchase the Dyad 8, upgrade from my Dyad6's

By 

from Lancaster, Pa

About Me Avid Athlete

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Comfortable
  • Cushions Impact
  • Enjoy Upgraded From D6
  • Good Arch Support
  • Lightweight

Cons

  • NONE

Best Uses

  • Endurance Training
  • Run Training For Tri's

Comments about Dyad 8:

Enjoy the D8's which were an upgrade from the D6's. Did purchase another brand but went back to the D8's for my Triathlon Sprint Races. I am 65 years old.

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

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(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

I run very slowly

By 

from Oakland, Ca

About Me Rarely Work Out

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Comfortable
  • Cushions Impact
  • Lightweight
  • Responsive

Cons

    Best Uses

      Comments about Dyad 8:

      I'm 250 lbs. with arthritis(osteoarthritis and Rheumatoid).My Doc and most Docs say don't run. I do. in these. up to 2 to 3 hours a week or every other week.

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

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      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      4.0

      Great Shoe

      By 

      from The Villages FL

      About Me Casual/ Recreational

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Comfortable

      Cons

      • Wears Quickly

      Best Uses

      • Walking

      Comments about Dyad 8:

      Third pair of this shoe. Needed to replace both pairs because of big toe breakage through the shoe top mesh. PLEASE change the design of this great shoe to make that not occur.

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

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      3.0

      Tight is not right

      By 

      from Niagara Falls NY

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Good Traction

      Cons

      • Narrow / Tight
      • Poor Arch Support

      Best Uses

      • Dry Weather
      • Endurance Training
      • Gym
      • Walking

      Comments about Dyad 8:

      seemed like a well built shoe. however 4E was not wide enough. Seemed like a 2E. Returned with no problem

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

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      5.0

      I have bought this product again and again!

      By 

      from Tucson, AZ

      About Me Avid Athlete

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Comfortable
      • Cushions Impact
      • Durable

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Endurance Training

        Comments about Dyad 8:

        I have trained for several marathons in these and my feet always feel great on race day.

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

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        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        The Dyad is best for a leg brace

        By 

        from Atlanta, GA

        About Me Avid Athlete

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Brace
        • Cushions Impact
        • Pronation Control

        Cons

        • Heavy
        • Wears Quickly

        Best Uses

        • Endurance Training

        Comments about Dyad 8:

        I must use a short leg brace for my right leg due total loss of my peroneal nerve from a war injury (nickname is drop foot). [The peroneal raises, lowers, balances left to right.] After going through many Brooks (and other brand) shoes, I found the Dyad works best. Footwear is a double cost for me. A prosthetic firm must modify the shoe's sole by opening and inserting an additional sole on the exterior. The right exterior of the shoe is raise three times normal, and along with the leg brace I can run somewhat normal.

        I am 69 years old, and run 10K to marathons, so I know the Dyad is a good product.

        Finding the ideal shoe, takes a vendor who will work with you. Once done, you and they will be running partners. The Brooks 800 number has a person who will work with any caller to identify the shoe best suited for them. Either order directly from Brooks, for easy swaps, or locate a retailer who accepts returns within 30 days - even with wear. Brooks and many others do - you just have to ask (other than Brooks they won't advertise this).

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

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        (5 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

         
        1.0

        Poor quality

        By 

        from Charlotte, NC

        About Me Casual/ Recreational

        Pros

          Cons

          • Uppers Have A Hole
          • Wears Quickly

          Best Uses

            Comments about Dyad 8:

            I have a hole in the uppers after about two months of light wear, mostly walking. I wear double-layer socks. I don't have holes in my socks, so this can only be an indication of poor quality materials or construction.

            • 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

            narrow toe box

            By 

            from baltmore md

            About Me Casual/ Recreational

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Comfortable

            Cons

            • Narrow / Tight

            Best Uses

            • Walking

            Comments about Dyad 8:

            the shoe is true to size but very narrow in the toe box. I had to return medium width for the wide width but the second pair fit better (still a bit tight).

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

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            5.0

            Shoe Great, Color wrong

            By 

            from Merritt Island, FL

            About Me Casual/ Recreational

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Comfortable
            • Good Traction
            • Lightweight

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • With Orthotics/Inserts

              Comments about Dyad 8:

              The shoe with ortho inserts was recomended by my doctor due to my plantar fasciitis. I experienced releif from pain while wearing.
              On ordering new pail on line I was not able to get the color I wanted.

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

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