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Men's Defyance 9 Running Shoes

Men's Defyance 9 Running Shoes


Style #110214

Experience the balanced cushioning and smooth ride of our best-selling Adrenaline GTS, inside these versatile, neutral running shoes for men/women. The midsole dynamically adapts to every step thanks to our DNA technology, while smooth heel-to-toe transitions are made possible by an Extended Segmented Crash Pad. This reliable runner stays flexible with a mesh upper that keeps feet cool and dry, along with a comfort eye row for laces to create a closer-to-foot fit. Great for roads, you’ll be sporting a men’s/women's running shoe with a streamlined design, and an even more plush underfoot feel than ever before.

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Defyance 9


  1. 1 BIOMOGO DNA MIDSOLE CUSHIONING dynamically adapts to every step and stride
  2. 2 EXTENDED SEGMENTED CRASH PAD accommodates any foot landing and delivers smooth heel-to-toe transitions
  3. 3 OMEGA FLEX GROOVES optimize flexibility
  4. 4 MESH UPPER manages moisture to keep feet cool and dry
  5. 5 COMFORT EYE ROW for a closer-to-foot fit
Great for road running

Great for road running


Weight 10.5 oz

Midsole drop

Midsole drop 12mm

Defyance 9 Features


DNA Midsole

DNA Midsole

An innovative cushioning system that adapts to runners of all sizes and speeds, providing a custom ride.

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DNA Midsole

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 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

DNA Midsole


  • Shoe Category: Neutral
  • Arch: Flat, Medium
  • Platform: Universal Platform
  • DNA Layout: Biomogo DNA Layout
  • Surface: Road/Track
  • Launch Date: 12/01/2015
  • Weight: 10.5
  • Midsole Drop: 12mm
  • Support Level: Neutral
  • Country of Origin: Imported

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4.5 (15 Reviews)
80% of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

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  • ★★★★★ ★★★★★

    Foot Party

    2017/04/21 | NYC |

    They look substantial, but feel light as air. I had the D7's, and was like, "What could be different?" Then put these on and exhaled relief for like 5 minutes straight. My girlfriend thought something was wrong. But I was just in shoevana.

    Yes, I would recommend this!

  • ★★★★★ ★★★★★

    I love these shoes

    2017/04/01 | Thornville |


    Yes, I would recommend this!

  • ★★★★★ ★★★★★

    I love the shoe

    2017/03/08 | Thornville ohio |

    Just a little small than normal size

  • ★★★★★ ★★★★★

    Great Shoes!

    2016/10/03 | Austin, TX |

    Love my Brooks

    Yes, I would recommend this!

  • ★★★★★ ★★★★★

    Version 9 performs same as previous Defyance versions

    2016/09/08 | Jacksonville Beach, FL |

    This is at least the 5th version of the Defyance model that I have owned. I like being able to order the same size of a shoe model that has worked for me in the past and find that it still fits and works for me.

    Yes, I would recommend this!

  • ★★★★★ ★★★★★

    Great run

    2016/08/30 | Loveland, CO |

    Use as my daily runner and to my workouts at the gym Shoe fits perfect. Wears a it quickly.

    Yes, I would recommend this!

  • ★★★★★ ★★★★★

    Would buy this product again

    2016/08/17 | Texas |

    I am a coach so I am on my feet most of the day. This shoe is very comfortable

    Yes, I would recommend this!

  • ★★★★★ ★★★★★

    Nice shoes

    2016/08/17 | Sierra Vista, AZ |

    I walk on a daily basis..I amean female but because of my narrow heel and wide front...and high arch this is the only shoe I've found that week accommodate all my feet challenges. I just wish you would make them in the women's sizes so I could have more applicable color choices. Wish the price was a little less.

    Yes, I would recommend this!

  • ★★★★★ ★★★★★

    Not Happy

    2016/08/12 | NY |

    I use this product at work because I am on my feet alot during the day. I have always worn Brooks brand sneakers and have my Ghosts for over 2 years and still wearing them and they are holding up well. This shoe, after not quite 4 months, has started falling apart. The yellow tabs on the bottom are totally pulling away from the sole. The rest of the shoe is still in great condition. I contacted Brooks, and when they replied they said the normal shoe life is 4 months. (i really thought a brand as good as Brooks would have alot longer life span!!!) I was disappointed they wouldn't stand by their product because i was about 3 weeks past the 90 day guarantee. The overall comfort of the sneaker was great, just unfortunate that I got a defective pair.

  • ★★★★★ ★★★★★

    Great Shoe

    2016/06/16 | Santa Fe, NM |

    Shoe starts out with a tight toe box, but eventually loosens up and becomes very comfortable. Would like to see more color options in this shoe.

    Yes, I would recommend this!

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