Women's Defyance 8

Brooks Defyance 8 Women's Neutral Running Shoes

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$120.00

Style #120177

The Defyance 8 women's running shoe brings the superior balance of the Adrenaline GTS to a Neutral running shoe. This versatile, reliable runner features adaptive Brooks DNA cushioning for a uniquely responsive ride, plus an innovative segmented crash pad underfoot for silky-smooth heel-to-toe transition. The plush upper also wicks away moisture to help keep your feet cooler and dryer when you're pounding out the miles.


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  • Color: 435

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What's New

Defyance 8

  • Full-length BioMoGo DNA Midsole provides adaptive cushioning
  • Heel-to-midfoot Segmented Crash Pad allows 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

Weight

Weight 9.3 oz

Midsole drop

Midsole drop 12mm

Ideal for Medium to High Arches

Ideal for medium to high arches

Ideal for normal pronation

Ideal for runners with normal pronation

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: Neutral
  • Pronation: None/Normal
  • Arch: Medium, High
  • Body Build: Small, Medium, Large
  • Platform: Universal Platform
  • DNA Layout: Anatomical DNA Layout
  • Construction Type: Stroebel
  • Water-Resistant: No
  • Waterproof: No
  • Surface: Road/Track
  • Competition: Road racing
  • Launch Date: December 1, 2014
  • Weight: 9.3
  • Midsole Drop: 12mm

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Defyance 8
 
4.7

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          • Feels too narrow

             

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        5.0

        Great Shoe

        By PK

        from Murrieta, CA

        About Me Casual/ Recreational

        Pros

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

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Dry Weather
          • Endurance Training
          • Gym
          • Trail Running
          • Walking

          Comments about Defyance 8:

          I bought these for my wife its her second pair and she really loves these shoes. She says there like walking on clouds but still supportive.

          • Sizing:
          • Feels true to size
          • Width:
          • Feels true to width
          • Arch Type:
          • Average Arch
          • Was this a gift?:
          • Yes

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          4.0

          Half size too small

          By lmorris914

          from columbus, oh

          About Me Casual/ Recreational

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                Comments about Defyance 8:

                I pretty much only wear Brooks and I'm a tried and true 7.5. However, the toe box in this pair squished my toes. Love the look and the style. felt comfortable otherwise.

                • 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

                My feet are happy.

                By Crystal mom on the run

                from FT Lauderdale, FL

                About Me Avid Athlete

                Pros

                • Comfortable
                • Cushions Impact
                • Lightweight

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                    Comments about Defyance 8:

                    I run 4-5 times a week and try to alternate my shoes, so I think I may need to get another pair. Yes I love them that much. They feel, and look great. This is my third pair of brooks defyance and I love them. I have not found anything that I don't like about them. I hope they continue to make my feet happy.

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

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