Men's Dyad 8

Brooks Dyad 8 Men's Neutral Running Shoes

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Cushion

$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
  • 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
 
4.3

(based on 36 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (20)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (11)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (2)

86%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Comfortable (30)
  • Cushions impact (28)
  • Lightweight (15)
  • Durable (13)
  • Arch support (12)

Cons

  • Narrow / tight (8)
  • Heavy (5)
  • Wears quickly (5)
  • Too stiff (3)

Best Uses

  • Walking (22)
  • Distance / endurance (15)
  • Gym (14)
  • Dry conditions (11)
  • With orthotics/inserts (10)
    • Sizing:
    • Feels full size too small

       

      Feels half size too small

       

      Feels true to size

       

      92% 

      (33 reviews)

      Feels half size too big

       

      Feels full size too big

       
    • Width:
    • Feels too narrow

       

      Feels true to width

       

      78% 

      (28 reviews)

      Feels too wide

       
    • Arch Type:
    • Average arch (22), Low arch (12)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Casual/ recreational (15), Enthusiast (11), Gym rat (6)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (35)

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 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

The Only Shoe I Wear

By 

from Peoria, Il.

About Me Rarely Work Out

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Comfortable
  • Cushions Impact
  • Lightweight

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Walking
    • Work

    Comments about Dyad 8:

    I've been wearing the Dyad 7 & 8 for 3 years or more. The wide base gives me the support & comfort I need. I wear them every day,at work I'm on my feet on average 12/14 hours 4/5 days a week, usually on concrete moving around. The Dyad delivers. I get 6 to 7 months before they breakdown and need replaced. They never fall apart,but like all athletic shoes the support system breaks down. Highly Recommended.

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

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    5.0

    buy again

    By 

    from Black Hawk, SD

    About Me Casual/ Recreational

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

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

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Walking
      • Work

      Comments about Dyad 8:

      I have very wide, flat feet. One of the best shoes I have found that is perfect fit for my feet. I have worn Beast for a few years. I used the web feature on website and it recommended this shoe. I will order this shoe again. Thank you for the perfect fit and comfort.

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

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      5.0

      Great shoe for flat feet

      By 

      from Pittsburgh PA

      About Me Casual/ Recreational

      Pros

      • Comfortable
      • Cushions Impact
      • Good Arch Support
      • Lightweight

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Dry Weather
        • Walking
        • With Orthotics/Inserts

        Comments about Dyad 8:

        There really are not a lot of well made shoes for persons with flat feet. Brooks always was there with great shoes and the Dyad 8 continues the tradition. Since weight isn't a problem with me I would like to see a shoe with the same cushioning in a leather upper to help with wet weather.

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

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        (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        4.0

        Tighter fit

        By 

        from Milford, MA

        About Me Gym Rat

        Pros

        • Comfortable
        • Cushions Impact
        • Good Arch Support
        • Pronation Control

        Cons

        • Narrow / Tight

        Best Uses

        • Gym
        • Walking
        • With Orthotics/Inserts

        Comments about Dyad 8:

        I had previously owned the Dyad 8 with great success. When those wore out I decided to order another pair about 1 year later, but when they arrived they were much tighter and narrower. At 46 I know my feet didn't grow so I returned and ordered 1/2 size larger. Still would not use anything else.

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

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        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        4.0

        Dyad 8

        By 

        from Tel Aviv, Israel

        About Me Casual/ Recreational

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Comfortable
        • Cushions Impact
        • Lightweight
        • Pronation Control

        Cons

        • Wears Quickly

        Best Uses

        • Gym
        • Walking
        • Work

        Comments about Dyad 8:

        This is my forth Brooks shoe I had the Adrenaline and the addiction, and i think the Dyad is better than both.
        Like walking on a cloud and it fits perfectly.

        My only con with Brooks is a short life span of the product (Was the same with all my previous items as well)
        10-12 months and the shoe is gone not holding any shape and you need to replace.

        Yes its possible to build much more durable shoes.

        Thank you Brooks
        Tomer.

        • 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)

         
        5.0

        Sweet!!!!

        By 

        from Mt. Carmel, TN

        About Me Avid Athlete

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Comfortable
        • Cushions Impact
        • Responsive

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Endurance Training
          • Walking

          Comments about Dyad 8:

          I am a full time soldier in the Army National Guard and have to run daily to maintain fitness standards. These shoes are a necessary part of my equipment. Before I got these I was having problems with my feet hurting after my daily run. Having these makes the running a good part of my day.

          • Sizing:
          • Feels true to size
          • Width:
          • Feels true to width
          • Arch Type:
          • Average Arch
          • Was this a gift?:
          • Yes

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          (4 of 5 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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              (2 of 4 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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