Men's Defyance 6

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Brooks Defyance 6 - the fit and feel of the Adrenaline GTS for neutral runners

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$110.00 $72.00
Style #110132

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We share the Adrenaline GTS love by bringing its supreme fit and feel to neutral runners. The Defyance 6 is packing anatomical Brooks DNA, an adjustable eye row for a fit that couldn't get closer, and a Segmented Crash Pad that isolates each moment of the laydown for a smooth transition. The 6 also gets lighter upper materials for improved breathability and a wrap-the-foot fit. Now neutral runners can stop feeling so jealous.


The new Defyance 7 is now available, with improved fit in the upper.
> See the Men's Defyance 7


> See the Women's Defyance 6

  • Shoe Category: Neutral
  • Pronation: None/Normal
  • Construction Type: Strobel
  • Platform: Universal Platform
  • Surface: Road/Track
  • Arch: Medium, High
  • Body Build: Small, Medium, Large
  • DNA Layout: Anatomical DNA Layout
  • Water-Resistent: No
  • Waterproof: No
  • Launch Date: December 1, 2012
  • Weight: 10.8 oz
  • Midsole Drop: 12 mm

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Reviews

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Defyance 6
 
4.4

(based on 14 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (9)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (3)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (0)

77%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Arch support (9)
  • Breathable (8)
  • Comfortable (8)
  • Cushions impact (8)
  • Good traction (7)

Cons

  • Wears out quickly (3)

Best Uses

  • Road running (10)
    • Sizing:
    • Feels full size too small

       

      Feels half size too small

       

      Feels true to size

       

      92% 

      (12 reviews)

      Feels half size too big

       

      Feels full size too big

       
    • Width:
    • Feels too narrow

       

      Feels true to width

       

      93% 

      (13 reviews)

      Feels too wide

       
    • Arch Type:
    • Average arch (9)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Enthusiast (10)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (14)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

great shoe

I replaced a beat up pair of Asics Cumulus 13, which I can't get anymore with these Brooks. I really like them they are such a great replacement for my Asics.
These...Read complete review

I replaced a beat up pair of Asics Cumulus 13, which I can't get anymore with these Brooks. I really like them they are such a great replacement for my Asics.
These really fill the bill for me, they have a solid sole with with being stiff and rigid. They are very comfortable and have the right cushioning for me. They have the right arch too. The toe box is just right not too big or too narrow. I just took my dog on a long walk and my feet are so happy. Thanks, Brooks.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Good but not as good as the 4

I had Defyance 4s, went with a Asic Landreth near the end of a marathon training season, back to the Defyance 6 after because I'm a Brooks fan. The 6 just doesn't feel...Read complete review

I had Defyance 4s, went with a Asic Landreth near the end of a marathon training season, back to the Defyance 6 after because I'm a Brooks fan. The 6 just doesn't feel as good. I put about 3 weeks or 75 or so miles on them prior to a 1/2 and switched back to the Landreth for the race because the cushioning just isn't there. I bet the Landreth's have more than 600 miles on them and still feel great, these I can't wait to ditch at 250 miles and the forefoot soles are about worn through.

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5.0

Comfy ride

By Andy the runner

from Somerville, NJ

About Me Avid Athlete

Pros

  • Comfortable
  • Cushions Impact
  • Fast
  • Good Traction

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Trail Running

    Comments about Defyance 6:

    Feel great, have had the defyances for years and still love 'em

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

    Comment on this review

     
    5.0

    Great cushion

    By New runner in Mass

    from Canton, Ma

    About Me Avid Athlete

    Pros

    • Comfortable
    • Cushions Impact

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Road Running

      Comments about Defyance 6:

      Struggled to find a replacement for my Asics Fortitudes. The Defyance 6 is a great replacement. Fits my feet like gloves. Generous toe box but not sloppy. Good cushioning in the toe area, which is missing in the many other shoes I have tried.

      Don't mess this up Brooks. Keep this shoe around for a while.

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

      Comment on this review

       
      5.0

      most comforable shoeI've ever had

      By ollie from op

      from orange park fl

      About Me Casual/ Recreational

      Pros

      • Breathable
      • Comfortable
      • Cushions Impact
      • Durable
      • Good Arch Support
      • Great with Jeans

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Road Running

        Comments about Defyance 6:

        I run 15 - 20 miles a week and these shoes are great... just wish they hadn't gone on the endangered list, forcing me to buy up all the 12.5s I could lay my hands on.

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

        Comment on this review

         
        5.0

        Legendary DNA continues

        By Richard

        from St. Johnsbury Center, VT

        About Me Avid Athlete

        Pros

        • Durable
        • Good Arch Support
        • Good Traction

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Road Running

          Comments about Defyance 6:

          Solid trainer

          • 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

          love this shoe

          By bobbyd

          from ellwood city, pa

          About Me Avid Athlete

          Pros

          • Breathable
          • Comfortable
          • Cushions Impact
          • Fast
          • Good Arch Support
          • Love The Defyance Line

          Cons

          • Wears Out Quickly

          Best Uses

          • Road Running

          Comments about Defyance 6:

          i have had at least 1 pr of each defyance since they have been out, i have had great success with them even being a 230+ lb runner

          • 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

          Favorite shoe yet

          By Agave

          from Arlington, VA

          About Me Avid Athlete

          Pros

          • Breathable
          • Comfortable
          • Durable

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Road Running

            Comments about Defyance 6:

            I ran in my Defyance 5s for eight months roughly 1500 miles on roads and trails in Santo Domingo, DR and in Washington, DC. They are awesome and are more comfortable now than when I first bought them. I'm buying a second pair to travel with and will run in the others till they peel apart...

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

            Comment on this review

            (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

             
            3.0

            Good but not as good as the 4

            By HoosierRunner

            from New Castle, IN

            About Me Avid Athlete

            Pros

            • Breathable
            • Good Arch Support
            • Good Traction

            Cons

            • Poor Cushioning
            • Uncomfortable
            • Wears Out Quickly

            Best Uses

              Comments about Defyance 6:

              I had Defyance 4s, went with a Asic Landreth near the end of a marathon training season, back to the Defyance 6 after because I'm a Brooks fan. The 6 just doesn't feel as good. I put about 3 weeks or 75 or so miles on them prior to a 1/2 and switched back to the Landreth for the race because the cushioning just isn't there. I bet the Landreth's have more than 600 miles on them and still feel great, these I can't wait to ditch at 250 miles and the forefoot soles are about worn through.

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

              Comment on this review

              (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

               
              3.0

              Sole wears down to quickly

              By W runs

              from New Mexico

              About Me Avid Athlete

              Verified Reviewer

              Pros

                Cons

                • Wears Out Quickly

                Best Uses

                • Road Running

                Comments about Defyance 6:

                I run track in high school. I put in 4-7 miles a day. I had the Defyance 5 and those were great! They changed the sole of the shoe to a softer type of rubber. I have had the shoe two months and the sole is already worn down completely. There is no traction at all!!! They still did the job but I wish they could have lasted me through the summer (I am doing a half marathon at the end of it).

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

                Comment on this review

                (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                3.0

                Version 6 is not an improvement

                By George-in-KG

                from Virginia

                About Me Casual/ Recreational

                Verified Reviewer

                Pros

                • Breathable
                • Good Arch Support

                Cons

                • Poor Cushioning
                • Poor Stability
                • Uncomfortable

                Best Uses

                • Road Running

                Comments about Defyance 6:

                I went through three pairs of the Defyance 4, so naturally this shoe was at the top of my list. Tried them at the local running store and was not impressed. I don't know what Brooks changed, bit the fit and comfort on the 6 is no where near as good as the 4. I bought Saucony instead.

                • 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

                great shoe

                By NMHiker1

                from New Mexico

                About Me Gym Rat

                Verified Reviewer

                Pros

                • Comfortable
                • Cushions Impact
                • Good Arch Support

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • With Orthotics/Inserts

                  Comments about Defyance 6:

                  I replaced a beat up pair of Asics Cumulus 13, which I can't get anymore with these Brooks. I really like them they are such a great replacement for my Asics.
                  These really fill the bill for me, they have a solid sole with with being stiff and rigid. They are very comfortable and have the right cushioning for me. They have the right arch too. The toe box is just right not too big or too narrow. I just took my dog on a long walk and my feet are so happy. Thanks, Brooks.

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

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