Men's Dyad 8

Brooks Dyad 8 Men's Neutral Running Shoes

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Cushion

$120.00 $90.00

Style #110170

The Dyad 8 men's running shoe is a standout choice for orthotic devotees and the flat-footed thanks to its stable platform and soft, cushioned feel underfoot. This crazy comfortable trainer benefits from a BioMoGo DNA midsole to deliver adaptive cushioning, no sew overlays for structure without irritation, and an insole that gives a super plush in-shoe feel.

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Features

Dyad 8

  • BioMoGo DNA Midsole provides adaptive cushioning
  • Heel Segmented Crash Pad allows soft landings and 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

Ideal for Flat Arches

Ideal for Flat Arches

Midsole drop

Midsole Drop 10mm

Weight

Weight 12.6 oz

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: Cushion
  • Arch: Flat
  • Body Build: Small, Medium, Large
  • Platform: Linear Platform
  • DNA Layout: Anatomical DNA Layout
  • Construction Type: Strobel
  • Surface: Road/Track
  • Launch Date: July 1, 2014
  • Weight: 12.6 oz
  • Midsole Drop: 10mm
  • Support Level: Neutral

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Dyad 8
 
4.4

(based on 49 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (31)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (13)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (2)

90%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Comfortable (43)
  • Cushions impact (40)
  • Lightweight (23)
  • Arch support (20)
  • Good traction (20)

Cons

  • Narrow / tight (8)
  • Heavy (5)
  • Wears quickly (5)
  • Too stiff (3)

Best Uses

  • Walking (33)
  • Gym (20)
  • Distance / endurance (18)
  • Dry conditions (15)
  • With orthotics/inserts (12)
    • Sizing:
    • Feels full size too small

       

      Feels half size too small

       

      Feels true to size

       

      92% 

      (44 reviews)

      Feels half size too big

       

      Feels full size too big

       
    • Width:
    • Feels too narrow

       

      Feels true to width

       

      83% 

      (39 reviews)

      Feels too wide

       
    • Arch Type:
    • Average arch (27), Low arch (18)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Casual/ recreational (26), Enthusiast (12), Gym rat (7)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (48)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

An hard worker, but breathability issues

English Version: A strong worker, but weak breathability

I've run the Brooks DYAD since my rookie time. I had at that time (2010) 1.80 cm (5'11") body...Read complete review

English Version: A strong worker, but weak breathability

I've run the Brooks DYAD since my rookie time. I had at that time (2010) 1.80 cm (5'11") body height and about 95 kg (209 lbs).
The doctor had diagnosed a flat and spread foot, prescribed me orthotics and advised me to diet and walks. Jogging might not be bad, but be careful!
Luckily I knew (and know) a few people who regularly running. They've advised me to buy the Brooks BEAST. I went to a "Running" store and the seller put me on a treadmill. After a short discussion (or monologue), he handed over a pair of ASICS Gel-Cumulus (the version I can not remember) to me. These were at the time probably the most sold. I've run with it and after a short time, I had all sorts of ailments. Those then got so bad that I went to the orthopedist. He's an avid runner and told me I should have listened to my friends and taken the BEAST. He surveyed my foot and then recommended me (89 kg) the Brooks DYAD. Finally he advised me to look for a running club or coach, who would look after my running style !

Today, a few years later, I still run the DYAD at a body weight of 76-77 kg. Once you have found the running shoe for you, you look no more. Short, this is my shoe. It is of course a rather heavy running shoe, but I don't have the ambition, at my age, to win a running competition, to run the kilometer under 4 minutes or want to sacrifice comfort. I just want, along with my Shepherd, to recover active in my free time.

The DYAD 8 is designed for runners who are a little heavier than others. Well, runners who carry around too many pounds (Body fat percentage greater than 22%) and have mostly orthopedic problems. (Spread, Flat foot) The DYAD is considered as a neutral shoe, so it is not suitable for runners with strong eversion of the foot. Runners with eversion should run the Brooks Adrenaline GTS 15, at least I hear from my friends only good things about this shoe.
The cush pods are excellent and well balanced. The DYAD 8 has a stack height difference of about 10 mm ( Heel 30 mm, Forefoot 21mm ), which I feel is sufficient, but I would recommend Brooks to 8 mm, like the Brooks TRANSCEND has.
The fabric is comfortable to wear and the heel has a very good hold but isn't too firmly. I have never experienced blisters from running in this shoe. The breathability depends on your preference of running socks. If you are running with cotton socks, your feet will be rather sweaty. But even with modern running compression socks the breathability can be described as average.
The sole has an outstanding endurance. Although I prefer running on asphalt or paved roads, my late pair have lasted over 1000 kilometers (About 4 months) With my new ones I have run about 300 km currently and the sole hardly shows any signs of wear. It has a grip weakness in winter conditions, is relatively stiff and cold does not help there at all. I slid rather badly over firm snow and icy surfaces. Without assistance of aids,( such are RUN YAKTRAX etc.) no safe running was possible there.

The DYAD 8 is my favorite running shoe. I have ( as usual for all running shoes, one size bigger than regular) purchased it in size 42.5, UK 8, US 9 and width D. Should you feel that you have a very wide foot, I recommend you to go to a running store. (Available Widths: D=Medium, 2E=Wide, 4E=Extra Wide)

For a while I've run a pair of Brooks GHOST. It has better breathability, cushioning is also very good, but I liked to run uphill with it rather than on flat ground or downhill slopes. I had a spongy feeling at the heel. A stack height difference of 12 mm is probably to much and a little less would probably save weight.

My verdict, the Brooks DYAD 8 is a very good running shoe. With improved breathability I would give it five stars, but in this version, unfortunately, only FOUR stars.

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Poor quality

I have a hole in the uppers after about two months of light wear, mostly walking. I wear double-layer socks. I don't have holes in my socks, so this can only be an...Read complete review

I have a hole in the uppers after about two months of light wear, mostly walking. I wear double-layer socks. I don't have holes in my socks, so this can only be an indication of poor quality materials or construction.

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5.0

Will purchase again

By 

from Arizona

About Me Casual/ Recreational

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Comfortable
  • Cushions Impact

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Walking

    Comments about Dyad 8:

    walking

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

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    4.0

    Shoe feels good.

    By 

    from Texas

    About Me Casual/ Recreational

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Comfortable
    • Cushions Impact
    • Durable
    • Lightweight

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Endurance Training
      • Walking

      Comments about Dyad 8:

      shoe is fine

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

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      5.0

      Just purchased my second pair!

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      from Danvers, MA

      About Me Casual/ Recreational

      Verified Reviewer

      Pros

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

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Gym
        • Trail Running
        • Walking
        • Wet Weather

        Comments about Dyad 8:

        I'm 58, 6'2" and weigh in at 230. When I started a year ago I was 15 lbs heavier. I have used the Dyad 8's for during this time. I started with the "Couch to 5K Program". I've been very satisfied with the shoe. So much so, I just bought a second pair! For someone my size, I feel that they give me all I can ask for. If your just getting back in shape, or you already run some. I recommend the Dyad 8 as a great shoe to start with.

        • Was this a gift?:
        • No

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        5.0

        great product very supportive for flat feet

        By 

        from chicopee ma.

        About Me Casual/ Recreational

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

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

        Cons

          Best Uses

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

          Comments about Dyad 8:

          great for flat footed people. would like these to go on sale once in a while

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

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          5.0

          First time with Brooks

          By 

          from Bristol, TN

          About Me Casual/ Recreational

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Comfortable
          • Cushions Impact
          • Good Traction
          • Lightweight

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Walking
            • Work

            Comments about Dyad 8:

            The shoes have great support and make my feet feel good while wearing them.

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

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            5.0

            Great running shoes. Comfort and support - Would buy again!

            By 

            from White Plains

            About Me Casual/ Recreational

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

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

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Trail Running

              Comments about Dyad 8:

              Great shoes! I have flat feet and stopped running years ago due to heal spurs. These are comfortable and give good support. They were not stocked in stores nearby, so I bought them directly over the phone. Customer Service was very helpful with guidance on selecting the right shoe. Very happy customer!

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

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              5.0

              Excellent shoe

              By 

              from Brooklyn,ny

              About Me Casual/ Recreational

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Comfortable
              • Lightweight

              Cons

                Best Uses

                  Comments about Dyad 8:

                  Haven't worn brooks in years but having ankle/ arch problems and was led to these. Put them on wore them all day. No break in necessary. Seem to be helping my problems but it's only been a week. I will update in a month or so.

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

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                  4.0

                  Need more availability in stores

                  By 

                  from Salinas, CA

                  About Me Casual/ Recreational

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

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

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Dry Weather
                    • Walking
                    • Work

                    Comments about Dyad 8:

                    I have different Brooks shoes for different purposes. The Dyad 8 I use for work on concrete surfaces.Most stores don't carry in stock so I order on line. The only issue I have with my shoes is that my right toe has a tendency to point up and wears through the top before the shoes wear out. It would be good to have them made with more protection in this area.

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

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                    5.0

                    Perfect comfort and fit

                    By 

                    from Shreveport, La

                    About Me Casual/ Recreational

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

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

                    Cons

                    • No Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Gym
                    • Walking

                    Comments about Dyad 8:

                    I have a very flat foot and experienced a lot of discomfort in the gym until now, this is the most comfortable shoe that I have ever worn. Your up front exercises were right on the money for my arch support. GREAT JOB!

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

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                    5.0

                    Great shoe

                    By 

                    from Fort Wayne, IN

                    About Me Casual/ Recreational

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Comfortable
                    • Cushions Impact
                    • Good Traction

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Gym
                      • Walking
                      • Work

                      Comments about Dyad 8:

                      I work in the emergency department for approximately 12 hours a day. The shoe has been great for the 1st 4 weeks. No idea on durability, however they had been great so far.

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

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