Women's Dyad 8

Brooks Dyad 8 Women's Neutral Running Shoes

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$120.00

Style #120163
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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 ladies. Built on a linear platform, this crazy comfortable trainer doesn’t over-complicate sometimes complicated feet. The women’s 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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  • Color: 065

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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 10.5 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
  • Arch: Flat
  • Body Build: Small, Medium, Large
  • Platform: Linear Platform
  • DNA Layout: Anatomical DNA Layout
  • Construction Type: Strobel
  • Launch Date: July 1, 2014
  • Weight: 10.5 oz
  • Midsole Drop: 10mm

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Reviews

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Dyad 8
 
3.8

(based on 25 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (9)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (8)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (3)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (4)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (1)

70%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Comfortable (19)
  • Cushions impact (17)
  • Arch support (13)
  • Durable (11)
  • Lightweight (10)

Cons

  • Wears quickly (5)
  • Narrow / tight (4)

Best Uses

  • Walking (14)
  • Gym (8)
  • Dry conditions (7)
  • With orthotics/inserts (7)
  • Work (5)
    • Sizing:
    • Feels full size too small

       

      Feels half size too small

       

      Feels true to size

       

      64% 

      (16 reviews)

      Feels half size too big

       

      Feels full size too big

       
    • Width:
    • Feels too narrow

       

      Feels true to width

       

      83% 

      (20 reviews)

      Feels too wide

       
    • Arch Type:
    • Average arch (15), Low arch (5)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Casual/ recreational (12), Gym rat (8)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (23)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Women's Dyad 8

I am a beginner runner, who is currently running 3 days a week, 1-2 miles each time. I walked into my local running store without a CLUE what shoe would be best...Read complete review

I am a beginner runner, who is currently running 3 days a week, 1-2 miles each time. I walked into my local running store without a CLUE what shoe would be best for me (again, Newbie here ;) ) Anyway, the man working the counter checked out my old shoes, and evaluated my walking. He told me I have low arches, but no pronation. So he whipped out these shoes, and three other pairs from various companies. I tried them all on, and walked around with them, but I could feel an immediate difference with these. Comfortable, supportive, and they just felt like they were MADE for my feet.

I walked in them a few days, and then joined a local running program. About halfway into our run, I noticed my arches, particularly my right one, were sore. One of the coaches suggested an insert, but I am not entirely convinced I need one yet. I do believe the pain could stem from the fact that I have not run since high school, where we were forced to run a mile. I am not blaming the shoes at this point in time, but Im not going to rule it out entirely either.

One thing that I would have liked, and this is entirely cosmetic, it does not alter my opinion on the performance of these shoes, is more color options. To be honest, Im not digging Navy, and Im not a fan of the magenta detail either. It would have been nice to have more options. Just saying :)

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Comfortable, but

Bought them in November 2014. I find them very comfortable, I work 12 hour shifts 3 days a week. After about 2 months noticed holes in the mesh were my toes are. I...Read complete review

Bought them in November 2014. I find them very comfortable, I work 12 hour shifts 3 days a week. After about 2 months noticed holes in the mesh were my toes are. I have bought all types of sneakers and have never had this problem. I only were them for work. Disappointed.

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3.0

Good shoe/poor quality material insole

By 

from Denton, TX

About Me Casual/ Recreational

Pros

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

Cons

  • Wears Quickly

Best Uses

  • Walking

Comments about Dyad 8:

This shoe fits great and feels good when I am on my long distance walks. However, after only 6 or 8 walks the insole fabric is pilling and the little bumps are felt on the ball of my foot. I had to change the insole. Brooks sent me replacement liners that did not fit. They said they were out of my size. I am using other liners until they get my size back in stock. I am dissappointed in the fabric of the insole. I dont know if I will re-order these when the time comes for a new pair. I walk an average of 20 to 25 miles a week. I've had other brands that lasted much longer.

  • 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

I wear my dyad 8 shoes everyday.

By 

from Phoenix, Az

About Me Gym Rat

Pros

  • Durable
  • Good Traction
  • Lightweight

Cons

  • Poor Arch Support
  • Poor Cushioning

Best Uses

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

Comments about Dyad 8:

I use orthotic insoles to provide more cushioning because I am prone to torn ligaments. If the shoes came with a more cushioned insole it would quite possibly eliminate my usage of orthotics.

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

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(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Women's Dyad 8

By 

from Poconos PA

About Me Casual/ Recreational

Pros

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

Cons

    Best Uses

      Comments about Dyad 8:

      I am a beginner runner, who is currently running 3 days a week, 1-2 miles each time. I walked into my local running store without a CLUE what shoe would be best for me (again, Newbie here ;) ) Anyway, the man working the counter checked out my old shoes, and evaluated my walking. He told me I have low arches, but no pronation. So he whipped out these shoes, and three other pairs from various companies. I tried them all on, and walked around with them, but I could feel an immediate difference with these. Comfortable, supportive, and they just felt like they were MADE for my feet.

      I walked in them a few days, and then joined a local running program. About halfway into our run, I noticed my arches, particularly my right one, were sore. One of the coaches suggested an insert, but I am not entirely convinced I need one yet. I do believe the pain could stem from the fact that I have not run since high school, where we were forced to run a mile. I am not blaming the shoes at this point in time, but Im not going to rule it out entirely either.

      One thing that I would have liked, and this is entirely cosmetic, it does not alter my opinion on the performance of these shoes, is more color options. To be honest, Im not digging Navy, and Im not a fan of the magenta detail either. It would have been nice to have more options. Just saying :)

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

      Comment on this review

      (4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

       
      3.0

      Comfortable, but

      By 

      from Rhode Island

      About Me Rarely Work Out

      Pros

      • Comfortable

      Cons

      • Wears Quickly

      Best Uses

      • Work

      Comments about Dyad 8:

      Bought them in November 2014. I find them very comfortable, I work 12 hour shifts 3 days a week. After about 2 months noticed holes in the mesh were my toes are. I have bought all types of sneakers and have never had this problem. I only were them for work. Disappointed.

      • 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)

       
      2.0

      Miss the Dyad 7

      By 

      from Hamilton, ON

      About Me Casual/ Recreational

      Pros

      • Good Traction
      • Lightweight

      Cons

      • Heel Of Shoe Bends
      • Heel Slips Out
      • Poor Cushioning
      • Uncomfortable
      • Wears Quickly

      Best Uses

      • Dry Weather
      • Gym
      • Walking

      Comments about Dyad 8:

      I bought many pairs of the Dyad 7 and was very disappointed in this update. The heel is squishable - as in I have to put a finger against the heel to hold it upright to put my foot in, otherwise the heel has lumps. And yes, I always untie my laces and stretch out the shoe to put my foot in - the heel just is not sturdy.

      The interior of the heel is a smooth fabric (the Dyad 7 had a more textured fabric). The fabric has eaten my socks because my foot loves to slide in and out. There are rolls of sock in the back of the shoe that i occasionally pick off.

      I also for the first time in my memory have an issue with smelly shoes - I try everything and they still give off a stink. Maybe it's me and my feet, but I don't think I've changed anything.

      I had to order a half size larger in these shoes compared to my Dyad 7s but my heels slide out worse than they did.

      At this point I will look for a replacement shoe rather than purchase another Dyad, which is unfortunate because they were great for my plantar fasciitis for a few years.

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

      Comment on this review

       
      5.0

      I love the Dyad

      By 

      from Carolina, RI

      About Me Casual/ Recreational

      Pros

      • Comfortable
      • Great Fit For Orthotic
      • Lightweight
      • Pronation Control

      Cons

      • Get Wet In Winter Weather

      Best Uses

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

      Comments about Dyad 8:

      It's great to have shoes that meet my need and deal with my pain!!

      • Sizing:
      • Feels true to size
      • Width:
      • Feels true to width
      • Arch Type:
      • Average Arch

      Comment on this review

      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      4.0

      First time buyer of this shoe.

      By 

      from Pa.

      About Me Casual/ Recreational

      Pros

      • Comfortable
      • Durable
      • Good For Orthotics
      • Lightweight
      • Pronation Control

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • With Orthotics/Inserts

        Comments about Dyad 8:

        I have worn Brooks sneakers for a number of years. I have tried different shoes for comfort and support. It seems to me that Brooks should leave well enough alone when they have a good product and it works.
        I loved the Adrenlins until they changed them and the Addictions also. Now I am trying the Dyads and so far they are okay but not as good as Brooks usually are.

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

        Comment on this review

        (5 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

         
        1.0

        The 8s are not comfortable

        By 

        from Omaha, NE

        About Me Gym Rat

        Pros

        • Cushions Impact
        • Durable
        • Good Arch Support

        Cons

        • Narrow / Tight
        • Uncomfortable

        Best Uses

          Comments about Dyad 8:

          I loved the 7s. They were the best shoes I ever ran in. I owned several pair and was ready to try out the 8s but they were very disappointing. I bought my usual size and had to return them because they didn't fit. I had to buy a different size in wide and while they technically fit, they are really uncomfortable especially in the toe box. They pinch and press in weird places and make my toes feel like they are losing circulation while running. They especially press along the top of the toes. The wides feel comfortable there, but the heel slips a little and most of the discomfort occurs in the toes. I'm so disappointed. I will never buy another 8, though I will be happy to try out the next version again if they fix the toe problem.

          • Sizing:
          • Feels half size too small
          • Width:
          • Feels too narrow
          • Was this a gift?:
          • No

          Comment on this review

          (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

           
          2.0

          Toe box way too narrow

          By 

          from MA

          About Me Avid Athlete

          Pros

          • Cushions Impact
          • Durable
          • Lightweight

          Cons

          • Narrow / Tight

          Best Uses

          • Trail Running

          Comments about Dyad 8:

          Just like many of the other commenters have noted, the toe box is WAY too small. It seems there was a dramatic re-design between 7 and 8 and now even the very wide (2E) shoe has a much more narrow front half-- its a real shame as Brooks is one of the free very wide foot running shoes that work for me. Definitely avoid if you don't want very smushed feet!

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

          Comment on this review

          (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

           
          4.0

          feels great, awful color combo

          By 

          from Northampton MA

          About Me Casual/ Recreational

          Pros

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

          Cons

            Best Uses

              Comments about Dyad 8:

              I work as an RN and have worn Brooks at work for years.Dyad rec by podiatrist - happy with it except for color mix

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

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