Men's Dyad 8

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$120.00

Style #110170

Not all runners are created equal. Luckily, the Dyad 8 meets the needs of unique feet from orthotic-devotees to flat-footed fellas. Built on a linear platform, this crazy comfortable trainer doesn’t over-complicate sometimes complicated feet. The Dyad 8 running shoe now includes BioMoGo DNA in the midsole for a lighter, more flexible shoe, no-sew suede overlays for added structure without added stitching, and a plusher in-shoe feel.

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  • Color: 498

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What's New

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

Ideal for normal pronation

Ideal for normal pronation

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: Neutral
  • Pronation: None/Normal
  • Arch: Flat
  • Body Build: Small, Medium, Large
  • Platform: Linear Platform
  • DNA Layout: Anatomical DNA Layout
  • Construction Type: Strobel
  • Launch Date: July 1, 2014
  • Weight: 12.6 oz
  • Midsole Drop: 10mm

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Dyad 8
 
4.4

(based on 12 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (7)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (4)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (0)

92%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Comfortable (11)
  • Cushions impact (10)
  • Durable (7)
  • Good traction (6)
  • Lightweight (6)

Cons

  • Narrow / tight (3)

Best Uses

  • Walking (8)
  • Gym (7)
  • Distance / endurance (6)
  • Dry conditions (6)
  • With orthotics/inserts (5)
    • Sizing:
    • Feels full size too small

       

      Feels half size too small

       

      Feels true to size

       

      92% 

      (11 reviews)

      Feels half size too big

       

      Feels full size too big

       
    • Width:
    • Feels too narrow

       

      Feels true to width

       

      83% 

      (10 reviews)

      Feels too wide

       
    • Arch Type:
    • Average arch (8), Low arch (4)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Casual/ recreational (5), Enthusiast (3), Gym rat (3)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (12)

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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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Inferior to the Previous Dyad Models

The Dyad 8 is step down from the Dyad 7 amd 6, which I have owned both. The Dyad 8 is narrower, feels like cheaper, stiffer material. I am disappointed in the...Read complete review

The Dyad 8 is step down from the Dyad 7 amd 6, which I have owned both. The Dyad 8 is narrower, feels like cheaper, stiffer material. I am disappointed in the delcine of the quatlity and design of this shoe. The Dyad 6 and 7 were the most comfotable running shoes I haave every owned. I will be returning the Dyad 8s to the store from which they were purchased. Done with Brooks until this gets fixed.

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2.0

Inferior to the Previous Dyad Models

By Bill

from Indiana

About Me Casual/ Recreational

Pros

  • Pronation Control

Cons

  • Narrow / Tight
  • Too Stiff
  • Uncomfortable

Best Uses

    Comments about Dyad 8:

    The Dyad 8 is step down from the Dyad 7 amd 6, which I have owned both. The Dyad 8 is narrower, feels like cheaper, stiffer material. I am disappointed in the delcine of the quatlity and design of this shoe. The Dyad 6 and 7 were the most comfotable running shoes I haave every owned. I will be returning the Dyad 8s to the store from which they were purchased. Done with Brooks until this gets fixed.

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

    Comment on this review

    (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

     
    4.0

    An hard worker, but breathability issues

    By An hard worker

    from Magdeburg, Germany

    About Me Avid Athlete

    Pros

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

    Cons

    • Heavy
    • Poor Traction
    • Too Stiff

    Best Uses

    • Dry Weather
    • Endurance Training
    • With Orthotics/Inserts

    Comments about Dyad 8:

    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.

    • Sizing:
    • Feels half size too small
    • 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

    The best decision I ever made

    By Life of Brian

    from North Bethesda, MD

    About Me Gym Rat

    Pros

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

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Dry Weather
      • Endurance Training
      • Gym
      • Walking

      Comments about Dyad 8:

      Nike's to Brooks. When it comes to running shoes this was the best decision I have ever made. I had been buying Nikes for 40 years however I found that each year they were made very cheaply, they were not very durable, and most important they were not very comfortable anymore. Six months ago I decided to venture out and try other brands of shoes to walk and run around in. That's when I came across the Dyad 7s. This show was heads and toes better than any Nike shoe. It had a lot of cushion, very comfortable, and durable. Brooks just came out with the Dyad 8 so of course I had to pick up a pair. It was perfect timing because the Dyad 7s were getting a bit worn. The Dyad 8s were even better. I'm so happy that Nike cut corners to make a cheap product which is why I looked at the Brooks. In regards to running shoes, making the switch from Nike to Brooks was the best decision I have ever made.

      • 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

      Brooks Dyad 8 Replacements

      By Dan the Teacher

      from Berkeley, CA

      About Me Gym Rat

      Pros

      • Comfortable
      • Cushions Impact
      • Durable
      • Good Traction

      Cons

      • Narrow / Tight
      • Poor Arch Support

      Best Uses

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

      Comments about Dyad 8:

      These feel narrower in the mid-foot than the Dyad 5, 6, and 7. That's the only noticeable change that I can detect.

      • 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

      Same great shoe, better looking

      By fcg

      from Ft Lauderdale, FL

      About Me Avid Athlete

      Pros

      • Comfortable
      • Durable
      • Fits orthotics
      • Good Arch Support
      • Great cushioning

      Cons

      • Narrow / Tight

      Best Uses

      • Everyday
      • Gym
      • Running
      • Walking

      Comments about Dyad 8:

      These shoes are mostly what I use. I have 2 or 3 pairs and switch between them for everyday and running.
      The 8s seem to be exactly the same shoe as the 7s, but with a nicer color design, so they look way better.
      The feel is as if there were no changes; but, having used them for a couple of long runs, I find that the 8 rubs on my small toes, when the 7s never did so.
      Might try a wider pair next time, but will stick to the Dyads.

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

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