Defyance 9
Defyance 9
Defyance 9
Defyance 9
Defyance 9
Defyance 9
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Defyance 9

Defyance 9

$120

120.00 USD

Women's Road Running Shoes

Cushion

2.3 Stars 23 Reviews

The smooth ride of the GTS in a neutral shoe, for those looking for a reliable runner.

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Specs

Midsole Drop

12mm

Weight

9oz / 255.1g

Arch

Medium, High

Country of Origin

Imported

Our Runners Have Spoken

2.3 StarsStars
Feels half size too small
Feels full size too small Feels full size too big
Feels too narrow
Feels too narrow Feels too wide
Moderately comfortable
Very uncomfortable Very comfortable

Just bought my second pair of Defyance 9 shoes!

I use these shoes for running and working out and work great.

Florida
Sizing Feels true to size
Width Feels true to width

Loyal Defyance runner

I felt I had to defend this shoe. I've been running in the Defyance for

I felt I had to defend this shoe. I've been running in the Defyance for probably 10 years now (as a former Division I runner and now recreationally). I wear a size 9 in street shoes, and typically size up to a 9.5 in running shoes to accommodate my inserts and just because I like a roomy toe box for running. My first pair of Defyance 9's I purchased my typical 9.5, then I sized up to a size 10 on my next pair because they do seem to run a bit smaller than previous Defyances. Not a deal breaker at all, and that is the only issue I've had with these shoes. I encourage you try them out for yourself and don't just listen to the negative reviews. Everyone's feet are different. Read More
Houston, TX
Sizing Feels half size too small
Width Feels true to width

Defyance 9 is my first pair!

I feel the need to defend this shoe! As it is my first pair of Brooks

I feel the need to defend this shoe! As it is my first pair of Brooks shoes, I can't compare these to previous models, but I have been very happy! I do have narrow feet, so maybe some of the complaints wouldn't impact me. I didn't know I needed a dyad--didn't even know what that meant--but have loved feeling that my feet and ankles are well-supported for running or walking. My only complaint is that I am wearing holes in the toes very quickly--much more quickly than in cheaper shoes. Read More
Charlotte, NC
Sizing Feels true to size
Width Feels true to width

It is the end of the road for me and the Defyance

I Have been wearing Brooks Defyance since the Defyance 3. The Defyance 5

I Have been wearing Brooks Defyance since the Defyance 3. The Defyance 5 was my all time favorite. I bought 7 pairs of the 5 and am now unfortunately on my last pair. Defyance 5 had perfect cushioning, yet enough support with just the right amount of flexibility to protect the balls of my feet while allowing for a smooth stride. I sorely miss the gel and find the new foam to be too firm. I tried the 6 and kept it. Tried the 7 which was unattractive and increased supination, so I returned it. I kept the 8s out of desperation, although I found them to be not as supportive or protective of the forefoot. The 9s were so bad they caused ball of foot pain after wearing around my house for 35 minutes. Unfortunately, I am now looking to other shoe brands for a more cushioned, supportive shoe with a roomy toe box. I have found all Brooks shoes including the Dyad to have become firmer, offer less forefoot protection and smaller all around. Read More
florida
Sizing Feels half size too small
Width Feels too narrow

Not even close to the 8s

I found that cushioned shoes became too cushioned and aggravated both my

I found that cushioned shoes became too cushioned and aggravated both my metatarsal joints and PF. A store gave me the Defyance 8 which was the answer to all my prayers. My running was great, and my feet did not hurt, straight out of the box. They were perfection, but as shoes do, they wear out. I could not find another 8 and my local stores stopped carrying the 9s because of negative reviews. I gave them a chance. I should have listened. After a 6.5 mile run, the balls of my feet are screaming and every toe felt like it was on fire or numb. I liked this line because there was a little cushion but not too much; these felt like they had zero. The Ghosts were too soft, the Glycerines were way too soft. Now I have to revert to my worn out 8s. Read More
The Woodlands, TX
Sizing Feels half size too small
Width Feels true to width

Any Questions?

Our Run Happy Team Members have the answers.

4 Questions

Why did you change the Defyance? The only shoe I wear is the Defyance, and now I can't wear it. The toe box is so narrow now that it is squeezing my toes together like a pair of pointy shoes. This is not something I can comfortably work out in.

2016/12/18 Marlton, NJ Trina

We are sorry to hear that! We recommend checking out the Ghost as an alternative!

What did you do to these???!!! I have worn every model that has come out since you started making the Defiance and loved them! I hate the Adrenaline because it feels like I have flinstone feet and the Ghost has a marshmallow-y heel. These have always felt like I found the perfect shoe for my foot when I tried them. After trying the 9 however, I have looked all over the place to find another Defyance 8 to replace my current 8's, because the Defyance 9 is nothing like what I have been wearing for the last several years! Please, please, please change it back! If I wanted and Adrenaline or a Ghost I would get an Adrenaline or a Ghost. I want a Defyance!

2016/09/25 New Albany, OH Siomhe

We can pass your feedback onto our footwear team.

I can see that I'm not alone in my disappointment with this version of the Defyance. I've been wearing them for years and have had happy feet and injuries that were all my own silly fault. I have yet to find another shoe that work as well for me as the Defyance, but the 9 is just bad, I can't wear it at all. If we beg, will you please change them back? Or at least let us know when the next version is planned so we can cross our fingers and try it out??

2016/08/12 MA Kerin

At this time, there is no set date for the next release. We would suggest checking out the Ghost 9 as a similar option or the

At this time, there is no set date for the next release. We would suggest checking out the Ghost 9 as a similar option or the Dyad. Read More

Hello there :) I had a pair of the defiance 8 shoes within the past year and ran my first half in them - I'm wondering the comparison between the ghost and the defiance 8, as I liked the defiance but when I took the test to see my match, the ghost was one of the options. Thank you!

2016/02/22 PA/FL Britty

The Defyance is the same shoe as the Adrenaline GTS without the support. It is a more stiff shoe with less cushioning than the

The Defyance is the same shoe as the Adrenaline GTS without the support. It is a more stiff shoe with less cushioning than the Ghost. For a more flexible and cushioned shoe that would be the Ghost. Read More