Women's Dyad 8

Women's Dyad 8
Brooks Women's Dyad 8 Running Shoes

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Cushion

$120.00 $90.00

Style #120163

The Dyad 8 women'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 a sock liner that gives a super plush in-shoe feel.

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  • Color: 065

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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 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: 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: 10.5 oz
  • Midsole Drop: 10mm
  • Support Level: Neutral

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Dyad 8
 
3.8

(based on 71 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (30)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (18)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (8)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (8)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (7)

75%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Comfortable (51)
  • Cushions impact (43)
  • Lightweight (32)
  • Arch support (30)
  • Good traction (23)

Cons

  • Wears quickly (9)
  • Narrow / tight (8)
  • Heavy (7)
  • Uncomfortable (7)
  • Poor cushioning (6)

Best Uses

  • Walking (40)
  • With orthotics/inserts (20)
  • Dry conditions (19)
  • Gym (18)
  • Work (16)
    • Sizing:
    • Feels full size too small

       

      Feels half size too small

       

      Feels true to size

       

      75% 

      (52 reviews)

      Feels half size too big

       

      Feels full size too big

       
    • Width:
    • Feels too narrow

       

      Feels true to width

       

      84% 

      (57 reviews)

      Feels too wide

       
    • Arch Type:
    • Average arch (44), Low arch (14), High arch (5)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Casual/ recreational (41), Gym rat (12), Rarely work out (8), Enthusiast (7)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (67)

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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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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2.0

Holes on the Toes!

By 

from Atascadero, CA

About Me Casual/ Recreational

Pros

  • Comfortable
  • Good Traction
  • Pronation Control

Cons

  • Not Durable
  • Wears Quickly

Best Uses

  • Walking
  • With Orthotics/Inserts
  • Work

Comments about Dyad 8:

It's hard to find a shoe that works with an orthotic. This one worked well and has a removable foot bed. I've worn them for walking my dogs, walking around at work, and a few exercise classes. However, after two months, I already have a hole in the toe of the shoe that does not have the orthotic insert. The mesh material is not durable. I've never bought such an expensive pair of athletic shoes and I'm really disappointed.

  • 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

New Holy Grail

By 

from Underhill, VT

About Me Avid Athlete

Pros

  • Comfortable
  • Lightweight
  • Responsive

Cons

  • Too Stiff

Best Uses

    Comments about Dyad 8:

    I bought the Dyad 8 in hopes to find a shoe to replace my PureFlow 3 and Pureflow 4 (I hate the design of the 5...total departure) and I am happy to say, even though this is very different from the pure flows, it still is a great running shoe for a flat footer who likes to feel the road and glide. It did take some time to get used to the slapping of my foot on the ground since I am used to a much more tighter molded shoe but my run was amazing the first time I put them on... actually knocked off 10 seconds of my normal 5k time.

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

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    4.0

    Dyad 8 by Dyad 8

    By 

    from pasadena, maryland

    About Me Casual/ Recreational

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

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

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Walking

      Comments about Dyad 8:

      Had ankle replacement and had to go to wider shoe and it worked out great

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

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      4.0

      really great

      By 

      from Pa

      About Me Casual/ Recreational

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Comfortable
      • Cushions Impact
      • Durable
      • Lightweight

      Cons

        Best Uses

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

        Comments about Dyad 8:

        great for the plantar fascitis (with orthodic)

        • 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

        comfort all day long, 2nd pair, different style

        By 

        from Poland, Ohio

        About Me Casual/ Recreational

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Comfortable
        • Cushions Impact
        • Good Arch Support

        Cons

          Best Uses

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

          Comments about Dyad 8:

          I use these shoe's for work, also for showing my dog. My 1st pair are now my walking shoes

          • 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

          Don't judge a book by its cover

          By 

          from lake charles, la

          About Me Casual/ Recreational

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Comfortable
          • Pronation Control

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Work

            Comments about Dyad 8:

            Bought this as a work shoe. I am a Nurse and on my feet all day. Provides the comfort I needed to not have aching feet at the end of the day.

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

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            2.0

            Not for me

            By 

            from New York

            About Me Casual/ Recreational

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

              Cons

              • Too Much Soft Cushioning

              Best Uses

              • Dry Weather
              • Gym
              • Walking
              • Work

              Comments about Dyad 8:

              I thought I wanted a shoe with lots of soft cushioning. I was wrong. I was Goldilocks and these shoes were "too soft." My feet felt like they were suffocating. They might drown. Panic! Need air! I'm sure some people like shoes like this. If so this is a great pair.

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

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              2.0

              Like the fit, but...

              By 

              from Virginia Beach, VA

              About Me Casual/ Recreational

              Pros

              • Comfortable
              • Cushions Impact

              Cons

              • Heavy

              Best Uses

              • Gym
              • Walking

              Comments about Dyad 8:

              I bought these for running, and love the way they fit, but they feel way too klunky for me. I need something that allows more foot roll to push off on, and these shoes don't give me that. I now use them mainly for walking and cross-training.

              • 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

              They are what they are

              By 

              from Ri

              About Me Casual/ Recreational

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Comfortable
              • Cushions Impact
              • Lightweight
              • Pronation Control

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • With Orthotics/Inserts

                Comments about Dyad 8:

                I use these shoes for running, they fit well and are most comfortable with my orthotic however have great fusion and support with out

                • 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

                Not bad

                By 

                from Monson, MA

                About Me Casual/ Recreational

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Cushions Impact

                Cons

                • None

                Best Uses

                • Dry Weather
                • Walking

                Comments about Dyad 8:

                So far so good. Use for daily 2 mile walks on sidewalks and trails.

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

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