Men's Dyad 8

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Brooks Dyad 8 Men's Neutral Running Shoes

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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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  • Shoe Category: Neutral
  • 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

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Dyad 8
 
4.6

(based on 11 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (7)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (4)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (0)

100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

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

Cons

    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

         

        91% 

        (10 reviews)

        Feels half size too big

         

        Feels full size too big

         
      • Width:
      • Feels too narrow

         

        Feels true to width

         

        91% 

        (10 reviews)

        Feels too wide

         
      • Arch Type:
      • Average arch (8), Low arch (3)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Casual/ recreational (4), Enthusiast (3), Gym rat (3)
      • Was this a gift?:
      • No (11)

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    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

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    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

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      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

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      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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      5.0

      great shoe

      By Big g

      from Roseville, CA

      About Me Avid Athlete

      Pros

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

      Cons

      • NONE

      Best Uses

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

      Comments about Dyad 8:

      Great shoe and real comfortable

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

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