Women's Dyad 8

Women's Dyad 8
Brooks Women's Dyad 8 Running Shoes

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Cushion

$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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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
  • 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
 
3.9

(based on 60 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (29)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (12)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (8)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (5)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (6)

78%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Comfortable (43)
  • Cushions impact (36)
  • Arch support (27)
  • Lightweight (27)
  • Good traction (21)

Cons

  • Narrow / tight (8)
  • Uncomfortable (7)
  • Wears quickly (7)
  • Heavy (6)
  • Poor cushioning (6)

Best Uses

  • Walking (33)
  • Gym (16)
  • Dry conditions (15)
  • With orthotics/inserts (15)
  • Work (11)
    • Sizing:
    • Feels full size too small

       

      Feels half size too small

       

      Feels true to size

       

      71% 

      (41 reviews)

      Feels half size too big

       

      Feels full size too big

       
    • Width:
    • Feels too narrow

       

      Feels true to width

       

      82% 

      (47 reviews)

      Feels too wide

       
    • Arch Type:
    • Average arch (37), Low arch (11), High arch (5)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Casual/ recreational (31), Gym rat (12), Rarely work out (8), Enthusiast (6)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (57)

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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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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4.0

Cushioned ride

By 

from austin texas, population = full

About Me Avid Athlete

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Comfortable
  • Lightweight

Cons

    Best Uses

      Comments about Dyad 8:

      Training for a half marathon, just started using them. They feel good so far.

      • 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

      Too soft for hard running

      By 

      from Arlington, VA

      About Me Gym Rat

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Lightweight

      Cons

      • Poor Arch Support
      • Poor Cushioning

      Best Uses

      • Gym
      • Walking

      Comments about Dyad 8:

      These are really good looking shoes, so disappointed that they didn't work for me. They would be fine for walking and light jogging, use at the gym for weight lifting or light activity. But I found the insoles too soft - on hard impact your foot compresses the cushioning quickly and you're on the sole, feeling the floor under your feet - to support a full impact workout. I'm not a distance runner and do a lot of hard sprinting between bouts of jogging/walking, both outdoors and on the treadmill. These insoles just did not provide the support my feet needed and I ended up with sore feet that hurt for hours after a workout. However, I exchanged these for the Brooks Launch shoe, which has a springier insole and works much better for me. I am keeping those and back to happy feet.

      • 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

      New shoes

      By 

      from Canton, OH

      About Me Casual/ Recreational

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Cushions Impact
      • Good Traction
      • Lightweight

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Walking

        Comments about Dyad 8:

        Great pair of shoes. My feet feel great when I walk or jog and I have no issues with my ankles.

        • 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

        Using as a walking shoe

        By 

        from Pittsburgh

        About Me Avid Athlete

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

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

        Cons

        • Heavy

        Best Uses

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

        Comments about Dyad 8:

        I had a tibial tendon injury that is forcing me to refrain from running for a little while. I have flat feet and supinate so I needed a neutral shoe. I also needed a shoe that could accommodate orthotics. The dyad has done both. I look forward to running in this shoe in the future.

        • 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

        LOVE THEM

        By 

        from san jose ca

        About Me Casual/ Recreational

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

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

        Cons

          Best Uses

            Comments about Dyad 8:

            I wear them everyday they are great I am flatfooted so I love them

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

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            1.0

            NOT A GHOST

            By 

            from Tennessee

            About Me Casual/ Recreational

            Pros

            • Looks Good

            Cons

            • Narrow / Tight
            • Poor Cushioning
            • Uncomfortable
            • Wears Quickly

            Best Uses

              Comments about Dyad 8:

              I have been very disappointed by these shoes. The first pair that I purchased had a quality issue with the right shoe. I did receive another pair, but the left shoe had an issue with it. The second pair was a different color, or I would have had a decent pair of shoes. I had previously only worn the Ghost shoes, and I would have stuck with them if I had liked any of their colors, even though my last pair of those were replaced with the sole began coming off within a month of purchase.

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

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              5.0

              Shoe top mesh wears out in toe area

              By 

              from Florida

              About Me Casual/ Recreational

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Comfortable
              • Good Arch Support
              • Lightweight
              • Pronation Control
              • Responsive

              Cons

              • Wears Quickly

              Best Uses

              • Endurance Training
              • Walking

              Comments about Dyad 8:

              Please extend toe plate on top of shoes 1/2". The mesh wears through in toe area way too quickly. This is my 3rd pair with same experience.

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

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              5.0

              So Far So Good

              By 

              from Florida Panhandle

              About Me Rarely Work Out

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Comfortable
              • Cushions Impact

              Cons

              • Heavy

              Best Uses

              • Work

              Comments about Dyad 8:

              I asked my SIL who is a nurse what the best "standing on concrete for hours" shoe is and she suggested Brooks. I LOVED their site and the option to choose a shoe based on my personal needs. I didn't even go to the other brand she suggested. The 90 day trial period with free shipping and returns sold me Again!! How could I lose! The shoe I purchased does run small!!! I had to return the first two pairs I received and was super happy with the returns process! I finally settled on a full size larger than my normal size. I've only had them a week but so far I'm very happy with them. Excellent service and wonderful shoe finder. I'm not good with too many choices so the fact that they chose a shoe for me was ideal!

              • Sizing:
              • Feels full size too small
              • 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)

               
              1.0

              disappointed

              By 

              from fargo, nd

              About Me Avid Athlete

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Comfortable

              Cons

              • Heavy
              • Poor Arch Support
              • Poor Cushioning
              • Poor Stability
              • Poor Traction
              • Too Stiff

              Best Uses

                Comments about Dyad 8:

                Disappointed. Could not break these shoes in. They are extremely heavy; as a nurse I am on my feet all day long I needed something supportive yet light weight and these shoes are the opposite. They do not last me any of my 12 hour shifts. Disappointed.

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

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                5.0

                Fit well.

                By 

                from Richmond, VA

                About Me Casual/ Recreational

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Comfortable

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Walking

                  Comments about Dyad 8:

                  I can't run. Knee replacements and torn achilles tendon, but the shoes fit my feet perfectly and I do a lot of walking.

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

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