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Men's Defyance 7

Brooks Defyance 7 Men's Neutral Running Shoes

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$110.00 $72.00

Style #110155

Get a good dose of adrenaline in a neutral shoe. That same amazing balance of the GTS is smoothly infused in the Neutral construction of this hybrid ride. From the reliable transition of the segmented crash pad to the adaptability of anatomical Brooks DNA and the adjustable eye row, this versatile shoe wins the all-around award every run.


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Specifications

  • Shoe Category: Neutral
  • Arch: Medium, High
  • Body Build: Small, Medium, Large
  • Platform: Universal Platform
  • DNA Layout: Anatomical DNA Layout
  • Construction Type: Stroebel
  • Water-Resistant: No
  • Waterproof: No
  • Launch Date: December 1, 2013
  • Weight: 11.0 oz
  • Midsole Drop: 12 mm

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Defyance 7
 
4.6

(based on 12 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (8)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (3)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (0)

92%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Comfortable (9)
  • Cushions impact (8)
  • Lightweight (7)
  • Arch support (6)
  • Good traction (5)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Distance / endurance (6)
  • Dry conditions (6)
  • Gym (5)
  • Wet weather (5)
  • Trail running (4)
    • Sizing:
    • Feels full size too small

       

      Feels half size too small

       

      Feels true to size

       

      83% 

      (10 reviews)

      Feels half size too big

       

      Feels full size too big

       
    • Width:
    • Feels too narrow

       

      Feels true to width

       

      92% 

      (11 reviews)

      Feels too wide

       
    • Arch Type:
    • Average arch (10)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Enthusiast (6), Casual/ recreational (4)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (12)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

More stable than the new adrenaline!

Have the Adrenaline and this new Defyance. This shoe is beastly. For a neutral shoe (I moderately overpronate), it contols my pronation better than the new adrenaline 14. Great shoe, soft,...Read complete review

Have the Adrenaline and this new Defyance. This shoe is beastly. For a neutral shoe (I moderately overpronate), it contols my pronation better than the new adrenaline 14. Great shoe, soft, smooth, and terrific. I plan on running on these to train for Boston this spring! Shooting for a sub 2:40, this trainer will help.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Wears quickly

I got my first pair of Brooks roughly 3 months ago and used and still use them mostly for exercise on the elliptical cross trainer and walking indoors. The wear they show is more...Read complete review

I got my first pair of Brooks roughly 3 months ago and used and still use them mostly for exercise on the elliptical cross trainer and walking indoors. The wear they show is more than I would have expected for the use they have seen. They look great and are very comfy, but the wear is a concern. I used a different brand before and it looks like I'll be going back to that brand, which is far more durable.

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5.0

Exact replacement for Defyance 6

By 

from Jacksonville Beach, FL

About Me Casual/ Recreational

Pros

  • Comfortable
  • Cushions Impact
  • Lightweight

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Dry Weather
    • Wet Weather

    Comments about Defyance 7:

    13.1 is the most I've ever done, and I've used a few versions of this shoe to train for and complete those runs. They're comfortable. After they've worn a while, but while they're still in good shape, I usually get an off-the-shelf active wear insole to revitalize the cushion and get lots more comfy miles out of them. I like that the updates from previous models seem mostly cosmetic. I just bought the Defyance 7 without trying them on because the previous Defyance models were a good fit. The Defyance 7 seems to have the same good fit and is doing well for me.

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

    Comment on this review

     
    5.0

    Great ride!!

    By 

    from Atlanta, GA

    About Me Gym Rat

    Pros

    • Fits Perfect Feels Great

    Cons

    • Heavy

    Best Uses

    • Endurance Training
    • Gym
    • Walking

    Comments about Defyance 7:

    The only thing I wished was more colour.

    • 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

    I am loving this second pair of Brooks,

    By 

    from Grapevine, Texas

    About Me Avid Athlete

    Pros

    • Comfortable
    • Cushions Impact
    • Good Traction
    • Lightweight
    • Responsive

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Dry Weather
      • Trail Running
      • Wet Weather

      Comments about Defyance 7:

      running has been renewed by me in the last 9 months and defiance & shoes have been a key to my success.

      • 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

      review of my shoes...

      By 

      from Northern Utah and Indiana

      About Me Avid Athlete

      Pros

      • Comfortable
      • Durable
      • Good Traction
      • Lightweight

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Dry Weather
        • Endurance Training
        • Trail Running
        • Wet Weather

        Comments about Defyance 7:

        I am a distance runner, running between 5 and 16 miles a day. I need a light weight shoe that holds up to road and trail runs. I have found Brooks to be a great shoe for what I do and the conditions I run in. I have been through 3 pair of shoes in the past 9 months, about the time the arch support begins to break down in the shoe and my feet feel it. Still, it's the best shoe I have found for my running so far...

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

        Comment on this review

        (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

         
        4.0

        Great Shoe after Break-in Period

        By 

        from Michigan

        About Me Casual/ Recreational

        Pros

        • Cushions Impact
        • Good Arch Support
        • Lightweight
        • Responsive

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Gym

          Comments about Defyance 7:

          This shoe was great after the break-in period. During the break-in period, my ankles were sore and I had to limit myself to walking rather than jogging. The break-in period lasted about 2 days or around 6-7 miles.

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

          Comment on this review

          (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          Best shoes I've ever worn

          By 

          from Seattle, WA

          About Me Gym Rat

          Pros

          • Comfortable
          • Cushions Impact
          • Good Arch Support
          • Good Traction
          • Lightweight
          • Pronation Control
          • Responsive

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Dry Weather
            • Endurance Training
            • Gym
            • Walking
            • Work

            Comments about Defyance 7:

            I have been needing a good pair of running/walking shoes on a daily basis. A friend told me about Brooks. I gave it a shot, and it was a great decision. The shoes are great for both running and walking. The pronation control helps with feet, shin, and knee fatigue. I tell people it's like walking on pillows all day. Really great shoe and lightweight which I love. Highly recommended.

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

            Comment on this review

            (2 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

             
            3.0

            Wears quickly

            By 

            from New Zealand

            About Me Casual/ Recreational

            Pros

            • Comfortable
            • Cushions Impact
            • Lightweight

            Cons

            • Wears Quickly

            Best Uses

            • Gym
            • Walking

            Comments about Defyance 7:

            I got my first pair of Brooks roughly 3 months ago and used and still use them mostly for exercise on the elliptical cross trainer and walking indoors. The wear they show is more than I would have expected for the use they have seen. They look great and are very comfy, but the wear is a concern. I used a different brand before and it looks like I'll be going back to that brand, which is far more durable.

            • 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 3 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            First Pair of Brooks and Love them

            By 

            from Fredericksburg, VA

            About Me Avid Athlete

            Pros

            • Comfortable
            • Cushions Impact
            • Good Arch Support
            • Lightweight

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Endurance Training
              • Trail Running

              Comments about Defyance 7:

              I normally run 20-30 miles/week and have to have a quality running shoe as almost all of my running is on pavement unless it is on a treadmill. These shoes after just one week have brought a lot of enjoyment back to running with the reduced impact on my old bones! I very highly recommend them and am hoping this pair lasts me through the Marine Corps Historic Half this year!

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

              Comment on this review

              (2 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

               
              4.0

              very nice

              By 

              from newport beach ca

              About Me Avid Athlete

              Pros

              • Comfortable

              Cons

              • Wears Quickly

              Best Uses

              • Gym

              Comments about Defyance 7:

              always ware brooks

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

              Comment on this review

              (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              1st Choice Trainer

              By 

              from St. Johnsbury Center, VT

              About Me Avid Athlete

              Pros

              • Good Arch Support
              • Good Traction
              • Responsive

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Mileage Trainer

                Comments about Defyance 7:

                Despite cosmetic updates the Defyance 7 stays true to its lineage. I find this shoe to be my #1 go to trainer during the 4 seasons of the year.

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

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