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Men's Dyad 7

Neutral running shoe for orthotics-wearers: Brooks Dyad 7

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$110.00 $90.00

Style #110121

Looking as fly as ever, the revolutionary Dyad 7 meets the needs of niche Neutral runners. Orthotic devotee? Slide them in. Flat footed? Find your fit here. We've added light flexibility underfoot with Omega grooves and a Segmented Crash Pad to the supportive power of dual-pod construction and anatomical Brooks DNA for custom cushioning.

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Specifications

  • Shoe Category: Neutral
  • Arch: Flat
  • Body Build: Small, Medium, Large
  • Platform: Linear Platform
  • DNA Layout: Anatomical DNA Layout
  • Construction Type: Strobel
  • Water-Resistant: No
  • Waterproof: No
  • Launch Date: July 1, 2013
  • Weight: 12.2 oz
  • Midsole Drop: 10 mm

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Dyad 7
 
4.4

(based on 57 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (40)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (9)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (3)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (3)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (2)

87%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Comfortable (50)
  • Cushions impact (38)
  • Good traction (22)
  • Lightweight (22)
  • Durable (21)

Cons

  • Heavy (5)
  • Uncomfortable (3)

Best Uses

  • Walking (32)
  • Dry conditions (26)
  • Distance / endurance (19)
  • Gym (16)
  • With orthotics/inserts (12)
    • Sizing:
    • Feels full size too small

       

      Feels half size too small

       

      Feels true to size

       

      89% 

      (50 reviews)

      Feels half size too big

       

      Feels full size too big

       
    • Width:
    • Feels too narrow

       

      Feels true to width

       

      93% 

      (52 reviews)

      Feels too wide

       
    • Arch Type:
    • Average arch (31), Low arch (19)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Casual/ recreational (32), Enthusiast (14), Gym rat (9)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (53), Yes (4)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

My Twentieth Pair of Dyads

My body type is what you'd imagine a natural linebacker, so not a natural runner. But I have run several marathons, and put on a fair number of road miles each week. I'm...Read complete review

My body type is what you'd imagine a natural linebacker, so not a natural runner. But I have run several marathons, and put on a fair number of road miles each week. I'm on my twentieth pair of Dyads, a shoe which took me from running 8.5 miles on a long run to comfortably hitting high teens.

I was disappointed with the styling of the Dyad 6, and let Brooks know about it, because they looked like a Fisher-Price-spaceman-shoe. The Dyad 7 is a revelation, and the best running shoe I have ever used. Brooks finally - finally! - fixed the sliding tongue issue, which had been plaguing the Dyad line for years. That alone makes these a worthwhile upgrade. The styling is great, and they seem more durable than the previous generation. They're more comfortable overall, and breathe quite well.

I very highly recommend the Brooks Dyad 7. The previous generations were all great running shoes, and these build on a great tradition by providing more comfort, more durability, better styling, and a tongue that finally stays in place. Best running shoe I have ever used.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

DYAD doesn't wear well

The shoe is a great fit and very comfortable however, I have had the shoes less than 30 days and there is already a hole in both of the shoes around my large toe. ...Read complete review

The shoe is a great fit and very comfortable however, I have had the shoes less than 30 days and there is already a hole in both of the shoes around my large toe. I have only worn the shoes about 8 times. This happened to my last pair as well. very disappointed in the quality for the price of the shoe.

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5.0

The gift that keeps on giving

By 

from Spartanburg, SC

About Me Casual/ Recreational

Pros

  • Comfortable
  • Durable
  • Good Traction

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Dry Weather
    • Endurance Training
    • Gym
    • Walking

    Comments about Dyad 7:

    Got this as a gift for my son. This is his 3rd pair. He is picky about his shoes, but liked the black and gray Dyad 7's. Brooks are our "family" shoe. Love them!

    • 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

    Great Shoe

    By 

    from Georgetown,Ky

    About Me Casual/ Recreational

    Pros

    • Comfortable
    • Cushions Impact
    • Great feel
    • Lightweight

    Cons

    • Poor Choice Of Colors

    Best Uses

      Comments about Dyad 7:

      So good my brother bought a pair.

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

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      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Perfect orthotic shoe

      By 

      from Thirroul NSW Australia

      About Me Casual/ Recreational

      Pros

      • Comfortable
      • Cushions Impact
      • Durable
      • Good Arch Support
      • Good Traction
      • Orthotic Bliss
      • Pronation Control

      Cons

      • Need Some Better Colours

      Best Uses

      • Dry Weather
      • Gym
      • Walking
      • With Orthotics/Inserts
      • Work

      Comments about Dyad 7:

      Recommended by podiatrist for use with orthotics. I've got a very bad knee and ankle. Ran for far too long, wore beasts. Now have thick soft orthotics and these shoes have made all the difference. I couldn't walk to the shops due to ankle and knee pain. These shoes had an immediate impact. Definitely the go if you use orthotics. I've got flat, wide feet and the 2E works well, buy to suit your width. Hard to get in Australia, so I now get them from the U.S. Great shoe, now walking 8ks x4 per week. Thanks!

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

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      (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      4.0

      Do Not Wash - Will Shrink

      By 

      from Louisville, KY

      About Me Casual/ Recreational

      Pros

      • Comfortable
      • Cushions Impact
      • Good Traction
      • Lightweight

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Dry Weather
        • Walking

        Comments about Dyad 7:

        Very comfortable, good support for low activity - bought them or bartending. My only issue was that when I washed them, they shrank a half size. Brooks wouldn't take them back so I had to order another pair. Pricey to replace for washing. I ordered a half size larger this time.

        • Sizing:
        • Feels true to size
        • 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)

         
        5.0

        Dyad7 for a beginner

        By 

        from New Orleans, LA

        About Me Casual/ Recreational

        Pros

        • Comfortable
        • Cushions Impact
        • Durable
        • Pronation Control

        Cons

          Best Uses

            Comments about Dyad 7:

            At the age of 54, I just started running last year,, slowly,, built up to 5k's walk/run,, still building up to where I can run my 1st one nonstop,, but I started with the D6's, and now the D7's,, I have extremely flat, narrow, size 13 feet. At 6 feet, 205, this has been a great shoe, I have tried other Brooks & not been happy because of the high arch. But couldn't be happier with the Dyad series.

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

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            3.0

            Great feel, not long lasting

            By 

            from Winston-Salem, NC

            About Me Casual/ Recreational

            Pros

            • Comfortable
            • Cushions Impact
            • Good Arch Support

            Cons

              Best Uses

                Comments about Dyad 7:

                After about 6 months of wear, have holes around both big toes. Have worn other brands for years without that kind of wear. I really like these shoes, but for what they cost I feel they should hold up a little better. I am not a runner, mainly wear these shoes for work and everyday use.

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

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                (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                5.0

                Thick orthotic? This shoe is for you.

                By 

                from houston

                About Me Casual/ Recreational

                Pros

                • Comfortable
                • Pronation Control
                • Responsive

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Walking
                  • With Orthotics/Inserts

                  Comments about Dyad 7:

                  Walk 2 - 3 miles daily. With this shoe on I feel like I could walk forever. It is perfect for my very thick orthotic.

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

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                  5.0

                  Great shoe to meet my needs

                  By 

                  from Texas

                  About Me Casual/ Recreational

                  Pros

                  • Comfortable
                  • Pronation Control

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Gym
                    • Walking
                    • With Orthotics/Inserts

                    Comments about Dyad 7:

                    I appreciate the shoe as I can use my custom orthotics and it addresses my personnel issues with pronation and a hip replacement.

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

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                    (0 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

                     
                    5.0

                    GOOD WALKER

                    By 

                    from SPRINGFIELD OR

                    About Me Casual/ Recreational

                    Pros

                    • Comfortable
                    • Responsive

                    Cons

                    • Hole In Big Toe

                    Best Uses

                    • Dry Weather
                    • Walking
                    • Wet Weather
                    • Work

                    Comments about Dyad 7:

                    WALK FLAT FOOTED

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

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                    (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

                     
                    5.0

                    Just bought my second pair of dyads

                    By 

                    from San Jose, CA

                    About Me Avid Athlete

                    Pros

                    • Comfortable
                    • Durable
                    • Good Traction
                    • Lightweight
                    • Pronation Control

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Dry Weather
                      • Endurance Training
                      • Gym

                      Comments about Dyad 7:

                      Just bought my second pair of dyads. Loved my first pair. I have strange, mutant feel. They have almost no arches and my right foot has a considerable outward pronation. And did I mention that I have wide feet? I really haven't found another manufacturer who's put any thought into making shoes for feet like mine. This is the first pair of running shoes that I can truly say was comfortable to wear. I used them for running on the streets (short runs up to 1/2 marathons) and running on the treadmill at the gym. My only gripe with the shoes is the color options. (For the folks at Brooks, can we make this thing look a little more exciting?) But even with the terrible colors, when it came time to replacing my old pair, I bought the Dyad 7's.

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

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