Men's Dyad 8

Brooks Dyad 8 Men's Neutral Running Shoes

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$120.00

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Not all runners are created equal. Luckily, the Dyad 8 meets the needs of unique feet from orthotic-devotees to flat-footed fellas. Built on a linear platform, this crazy comfortable trainer doesn’t over-complicate sometimes complicated feet. The Dyad 8 running shoe now includes BioMoGo DNA in the midsole for a lighter, more flexible shoe, no-sew suede overlays for added structure without added stitching, and a plusher in-shoe feel.

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What's New

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

Ideal for normal pronation

Ideal for normal pronation

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: Neutral
  • Pronation: None/Normal
  • Arch: Flat
  • Body Build: Small, Medium, Large
  • Platform: Linear Platform
  • DNA Layout: Anatomical DNA Layout
  • Construction Type: Strobel
  • Launch Date: July 1, 2014
  • Weight: 12.6 oz
  • Midsole Drop: 10mm

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Dyad 8
 
4.4

(based on 18 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (12)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (4)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (1)

89%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Comfortable (16)
  • Cushions impact (15)
  • Durable (10)
  • Arch support (8)
  • Lightweight (8)

Cons

  • Heavy (4)
  • Narrow / tight (4)

Best Uses

  • Walking (11)
  • Gym (10)
  • Distance / endurance (9)
  • Dry conditions (9)
  • With orthotics/inserts (7)
    • Sizing:
    • Feels full size too small

       

      Feels half size too small

       

      Feels true to size

       

      94% 

      (17 reviews)

      Feels half size too big

       

      Feels full size too big

       
    • Width:
    • Feels too narrow

       

      Feels true to width

       

      83% 

      (15 reviews)

      Feels too wide

       
    • Arch Type:
    • Average arch (12), Low arch (5)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Casual/ recreational (6), Enthusiast (6), Gym rat (5)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (18)

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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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Inferior to the Previous Dyad Models

The Dyad 8 is step down from the Dyad 7 amd 6, which I have owned both. The Dyad 8 is narrower, feels like cheaper, stiffer material. I am disappointed in the...Read complete review

The Dyad 8 is step down from the Dyad 7 amd 6, which I have owned both. The Dyad 8 is narrower, feels like cheaper, stiffer material. I am disappointed in the delcine of the quatlity and design of this shoe. The Dyad 6 and 7 were the most comfotable running shoes I haave every owned. I will be returning the Dyad 8s to the store from which they were purchased. Done with Brooks until this gets fixed.

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(0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
1.0

Much different than previous versions

By 

from PA

About Me Avid Athlete

Pros

    Cons

    • Heavy
    • Narrow / Tight
    • Uncomfortable

    Best Uses

      Comments about Dyad 8:

      I used Dyads 6&7 for 3 years. nothing else was as good. The only downside was the toes got holes in mesh. It appears they tried to correct this in Dyad 8 with supports across the top that are completely uncomfortable. They give blisterds and my foot developed pain

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

      Comment on this review

      (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Dyad Saves The Day!

      By 

      from Raleigh NC

      About Me Casual/ Recreational

      Pros

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

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Endurance Training
        • Gym
        • Trail Running
        • Walking
        • With Orthotics/Inserts

        Comments about Dyad 8:

        I have custom orthotics with a metatarsal pad. My pads with the Beast kicked my feet out too much.
        The Dyad shoe has been a perfect fit for my feet and the orthos. Will buy again. Please keep making them!

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

        Comment on this review

         
        5.0

        DYAD 8 Rocks ! for orthotic wearers

        By 

        from Leesburg, VA

        About Me Avid Athlete

        Verified Buyer
        Staff Reviewer

        Pros

        • Comfortable
        • Cushions Impact
        • Durable
        • Great With Orthotics
        • Responsive

        Cons

        • Heavy
        • High Heel To Toe Offset

        Best Uses

        • Dry Weather
        • Endurance Training
        • Longer Speed Work
        • With Orthotics/Inserts

        Comments about Dyad 8:

        A prescription orthotic wearer for the last 9 years and overall a neutral gait, I have found the perfect shoe in the DYAD 8. I have off and on wore the Dyad line since the fifth version with this version perfect with the bio-mogo midsole addition. Around a 21 minute 5k runner turning age 50 in 2 months, I just wish Brooks would come out with a lighter version of the Dyad line and a lower heel to toe offset. A 9-10 oz. shoe similar to the Dyad 8 with a semi-straight shape would be perfect for my speedwork and racing needs! Still love the DYAD 8 !

        • 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

        Still excellent

        By 

        from San Mateo, CA

        About Me Avid Athlete

        Pros

        • Comfortable
        • Cushions Impact
        • Durable

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Walking

          Comments about Dyad 8:

          I can't remember which iteration of Dyads was my first, but this is my third. My Dyad 6s are still usable after four years and who knows how many miles. I bought my first Dyads for running on pavement, which I don't do any more (unpaved trails only now) at age 69. But I can walk steep hills on concrete sidewalks in the Dyads without injuring my knees. Brooks was the first (if not only) manufacturer to recognize that some people with flat feet have a neutral gait; we need cushioning, not "stability". The low heel rise also works well for me, as my Dyad 6's wear pattern shows slight pronation, mid-foot strike, and strong toe-off. The 8s don't feel as cushy as the 6s, but it's early days, and my knees like the 8s just fine. The fit is still perfect for me, and Brooks has somehow prevented the tongue from creeping to the outside. The Dyad is still excellent after all these years.

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

          Comment on this review

          (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          I buy this product every year

          By 

          from ashland, MA

          About Me Gym Rat

          Pros

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

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Dry Weather
            • Gym
            • Walking
            • Wet Weather
            • Work

            Comments about Dyad 8:

            Besides being a gfreat overall running shoe, it is the widest 4E on market. After I bought my first pair four years agao I have bought a new one each year.

            • 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

            Very Good so far

            By 

            from Boston

            About Me Gym Rat

            Pros

            • Comfortable
            • Cushions Impact
            • Good Arch Support
            • Looks good

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Dry Weather
              • Endurance Training
              • Gym

              Comments about Dyad 8:

              I run a lot of 5K & 10K races and these are good shoes for those races and the training (indoors on a treadmill and outside on the streets) that go along with the races.

              • 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)

               
              2.0

              Inferior to the Previous Dyad Models

              By 

              from Indiana

              About Me Casual/ Recreational

              Pros

              • Pronation Control

              Cons

              • Narrow / Tight
              • Too Stiff
              • Uncomfortable

              Best Uses

                Comments about Dyad 8:

                The Dyad 8 is step down from the Dyad 7 amd 6, which I have owned both. The Dyad 8 is narrower, feels like cheaper, stiffer material. I am disappointed in the delcine of the quatlity and design of this shoe. The Dyad 6 and 7 were the most comfotable running shoes I haave every owned. I will be returning the Dyad 8s to the store from which they were purchased. Done with Brooks until this gets fixed.

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

                Comment on this review

                (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                4.0

                An hard worker, but breathability issues

                By 

                from Magdeburg, Germany

                About Me Avid Athlete

                Pros

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

                Cons

                • Heavy
                • Poor Traction
                • Too Stiff

                Best Uses

                • Dry Weather
                • Endurance Training
                • With Orthotics/Inserts

                Comments about Dyad 8:

                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.

                • Sizing:
                • Feels half size too small
                • 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

                The best decision I ever made

                By 

                from North Bethesda, MD

                About Me Gym Rat

                Pros

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

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Dry Weather
                  • Endurance Training
                  • Gym
                  • Walking

                  Comments about Dyad 8:

                  Nike's to Brooks. When it comes to running shoes this was the best decision I have ever made. I had been buying Nikes for 40 years however I found that each year they were made very cheaply, they were not very durable, and most important they were not very comfortable anymore. Six months ago I decided to venture out and try other brands of shoes to walk and run around in. That's when I came across the Dyad 7s. This show was heads and toes better than any Nike shoe. It had a lot of cushion, very comfortable, and durable. Brooks just came out with the Dyad 8 so of course I had to pick up a pair. It was perfect timing because the Dyad 7s were getting a bit worn. The Dyad 8s were even better. I'm so happy that Nike cut corners to make a cheap product which is why I looked at the Brooks. In regards to running shoes, making the switch from Nike to Brooks was the best decision I have ever made.

                  • 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

                  Brooks Dyad 8 Replacements

                  By 

                  from Berkeley, CA

                  About Me Gym Rat

                  Pros

                  • Comfortable
                  • Cushions Impact
                  • Durable
                  • Good Traction

                  Cons

                  • Narrow / Tight
                  • Poor Arch Support

                  Best Uses

                  • Dry Weather
                  • Endurance Training
                  • Gym
                  • With Orthotics/Inserts

                  Comments about Dyad 8:

                  These feel narrower in the mid-foot than the Dyad 5, 6, and 7. That's the only noticeable change that I can detect.

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

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