Women's Dyad 8

Women's Dyad 8

$120.00

Style #120163

The Dyad 8 women'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 a sock liner that gives a super plush in-shoe feel.

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  • Color: 051

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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 10.5 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: 10.5 oz
  • Midsole Drop: 10mm
  • Support Level: Neutral

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Reviews

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Dyad 8
 
3.8

(based on 37 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (15)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (9)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (6)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (4)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (3)

76%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Comfortable (27)
  • Cushions impact (25)
  • Arch support (17)
  • Lightweight (14)
  • Durable (13)

Cons

  • Narrow / tight (5)
  • Wears quickly (5)
  • Uncomfortable (4)

Best Uses

  • Walking (20)
  • Gym (11)
  • Dry conditions (10)
  • With orthotics/inserts (9)
  • Work (7)
    • Sizing:
    • Feels full size too small

       

      Feels half size too small

       

      Feels true to size

       

      67% 

      (24 reviews)

      Feels half size too big

       

      Feels full size too big

       
    • Width:
    • Feels too narrow

       

      Feels true to width

       

      83% 

      (29 reviews)

      Feels too wide

       
    • Arch Type:
    • Average arch (23), Low arch (6)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Casual/ recreational (19), Gym rat (9), Rarely work out (4), Enthusiast (3)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (34)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Women's Dyad 8

I am a beginner runner, who is currently running 3 days a week, 1-2 miles each time. I walked into my local running store without a CLUE what shoe would be best...Read complete review

I am a beginner runner, who is currently running 3 days a week, 1-2 miles each time. I walked into my local running store without a CLUE what shoe would be best for me (again, Newbie here ;) ) Anyway, the man working the counter checked out my old shoes, and evaluated my walking. He told me I have low arches, but no pronation. So he whipped out these shoes, and three other pairs from various companies. I tried them all on, and walked around with them, but I could feel an immediate difference with these. Comfortable, supportive, and they just felt like they were MADE for my feet.

I walked in them a few days, and then joined a local running program. About halfway into our run, I noticed my arches, particularly my right one, were sore. One of the coaches suggested an insert, but I am not entirely convinced I need one yet. I do believe the pain could stem from the fact that I have not run since high school, where we were forced to run a mile. I am not blaming the shoes at this point in time, but Im not going to rule it out entirely either.

One thing that I would have liked, and this is entirely cosmetic, it does not alter my opinion on the performance of these shoes, is more color options. To be honest, Im not digging Navy, and Im not a fan of the magenta detail either. It would have been nice to have more options. Just saying :)

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Comfortable, but

Bought them in November 2014. I find them very comfortable, I work 12 hour shifts 3 days a week. After about 2 months noticed holes in the mesh were my toes are. I...Read complete review

Bought them in November 2014. I find them very comfortable, I work 12 hour shifts 3 days a week. After about 2 months noticed holes in the mesh were my toes are. I have bought all types of sneakers and have never had this problem. I only were them for work. Disappointed.

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5.0

Great shoe!

By 

from Colorado springs

About Me Casual/ Recreational

Verified Buyer

Pros

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

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Dry Weather
    • Gym
    • Walking
    • Wet Weather

    Comments about Dyad 8:

    Comfortable fit for walking and running use. I have flat feet so the arch support is great. Nice color and style!

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

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    1.0

    Fell apart after only a few weeks.

    By 

    from Louisville, KY

    About Me Casual/ Recreational

    Comments about Dyad 8:

    Extremely disappointed. The rubber started separating from both shoes after only a couple weeks of normal wear--just running errands, not even jogging! It was too late to return them to the store of course, so I had to put up with them steadily falling apart for a year. I've been buying Brooks for years, but now I'm looking for a new brand.

    • 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

    Great shoe

    By 

    from Greenwood Village, CO

    About Me Casual/ Recreational

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Comfortable
    • Cushions Impact
    • Good Arch Support

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Dry Weather
      • Gym
      • Walking

      Comments about Dyad 8:

      Great shoe for walking and working out.

      • 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

      would buy this product again.

      By 

      from Fort Lauderdale Fl.

      About Me Casual/ Recreational

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Comfortable
      • Cushions Impact
      • Good Arch Support
      • Lightweight
      • Responsive
      • Width Good Doesn't Pinch

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Walking

        Comments about Dyad 8:

        originally purchased when had plantar fasciitis for a long time helped with walking. Now love these as fasciitis ended, but these shoes really are very comfortable. can walk around shopping, window shopping all day. bought new pair and will buy more when needed.
        hope they stay the same with great cushioning and comfort.

        • 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

        More color options PLEASE

        By 

        from Jonesboro Ar.

        About Me Casual/ Recreational

        Pros

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

        Cons

        • Need more color options

        Best Uses

        • Walking

        Comments about Dyad 8:

        I crushed my ankle and this is the most comfortable shoe I have found. Believe me, I've bought a lot since my injury. It is the only shoe I can wear for any real length of time (shopping, day to day errands, etc..) I have to buy several pairs of shoes a year and since these only seem to come in one color so I look like I am wearing the same shoes everyday.

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

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        1.0

        What Happened????

        By 

        from Seattle

        About Me Casual/ Recreational

        Pros

          Cons

          • Uncomfortable

          Best Uses

            Comments about Dyad 8:

            Like others, I had good success with the Dyad 7's and my custom orthotics are built for that shoe. Aside from color, these look pretty much identical in material and stitching as the 7's, but the fit is very different. Bought a pair in September and after two days they had stretched quite a bit and I couldn't get the orthotics to sit in the right place. Between my foot (mainly heel) sliding around and hitting the orthotic in the wrong place, my foot, hip and back pain increased. Thicker socks didn't make a difference. I just bought another pair thinking the first one may have just been defective, but they're already too wide in the heel for my right foot and I've only been wearing them a couple of hours. Not sure what I'm going to do. Brooks have been my only shoes for the past 15 years.

            • Sizing:
            • Feels half size too big
            • Width:
            • Feels too wide
            • Was this a gift?:
            • No

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            (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            Great Shoes

            By 

            from Ottumwa, IA

            About Me Casual/ Recreational

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

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

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Dry Weather
              • Walking
              • Work

              Comments about Dyad 8:

              These shoes work great for me for work shoes. I stand all day long and am on concrete for long periods of time. These shoes were awesome right out of the box absolutely no break in time. Love them and would recommend to anyone.

              • 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

              Great Supportive Shoe

              By 

              from Ohio

              About Me Rarely Work Out

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Comfortable
              • Cushions Impact
              • Pronation Control

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • With Orthotics/Inserts

                Comments about Dyad 8:

                Had foot and ankle surgery this year and needed new shoes that give stability with cushioning. These shoes do just that! Have enough room for my custom orthotic too.

                • 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)

                 
                4.0

                Sleeker look

                By 

                from Round Lake NY

                About Me Gym Rat

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Comfortable
                • Cushions Impact
                • Durable
                • Good For Flat Feet
                • Good If Wear Orthodics
                • Good Traction
                • Lightweight
                • Pronation Control

                Cons

                • More color options
                • Too Expensive

                Best Uses

                • Endurance Training
                • Gym
                • Walking
                • Wet Weather
                • With Orthotics/Inserts

                Comments about Dyad 8:

                Sneaker is expensive and I wish I had more color options.

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

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                3.0

                good shoe overall

                By 

                from ne

                About Me Rarely Work Out

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Cushions Impact
                • Good Traction

                Cons

                • Loose In The Heel
                • Uncomfortable

                Best Uses

                • Work

                Comments about Dyad 8:

                Not the right fit for me

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

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