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Defyance 9
Defyance 9
Defyance 9
Defyance 9
Defyance 9
Defyance 9
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Defyance 9

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Defyance 9

$120 $89.95

89.95 USD

Women's Road Running Shoes

Cushion

2.3 Stars 26 Reviews

The smooth ride of the GTS in a neutral shoe, for those looking for a reliable runner.

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Color: 016

Size Chart

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Specs

Midsole Drop

12mm

Weight

9oz / 255.1g

Arch

Medium, High

Country of Origin

Imported

Our Runners Have Spoken

2.3 StarsStars
Feels half size too small
Feels full size too small Feels full size too big
Feels too narrow
Feels too narrow Feels too wide
Moderately comfortable
Very uncomfortable Very comfortable

Made my feet hurt

I have been loyal to the Defyance shoe for a long time. The only running

I have been loyal to the Defyance shoe for a long time. The only running shoe that I have loved. However, when I got the Defiance 9, my feet hurt so much. Not only pain but numbness. I dreaded putting them on. I thought it was just me, but after reading the reviews, it seems like a common problem. I don't know what to do now because I will not order another pair of the Defiance 9 shoes. I hope they resolve these issues and come out with a defiance 10 that were like the older ones (only with better colors) :) Read More
Peabody, MA
Sizing Feels true to size
Width Feels true to width

To much movement in the heel

There was too much up and down movement of my heel in these shoes.

Portland, OR
Sizing Feels true to size
Width Feels true to width

Just bought my second pair of Defyance 9 shoes!

I use these shoes for running and working out and work great.

Florida
Sizing Feels true to size
Width Feels true to width

Returned

I usually buy the Ghost model, but decided to buy these. I am a 10.5

I usually buy the Ghost model, but decided to buy these. I am a 10.5 narrow which is usually a perfect fit in Brooks. The Defyance 9 seem to run half a size short. I returned. Read More
Colorado
Sizing Feels half size too small
Width Feels true to width

Loyal Defyance runner

I felt I had to defend this shoe. I've been running in the Defyance for

I felt I had to defend this shoe. I've been running in the Defyance for probably 10 years now (as a former Division I runner and now recreationally). I wear a size 9 in street shoes, and typically size up to a 9.5 in running shoes to accommodate my inserts and just because I like a roomy toe box for running. My first pair of Defyance 9's I purchased my typical 9.5, then I sized up to a size 10 on my next pair because they do seem to run a bit smaller than previous Defyances. Not a deal breaker at all, and that is the only issue I've had with these shoes. I encourage you try them out for yourself and don't just listen to the negative reviews. Everyone's feet are different. Read More
Houston, TX
Sizing Feels half size too small
Width Feels true to width

Any Questions?

Our Run Happy Team Members have the answers.

4 Questions

Why did you change the Defyance? The only shoe I wear is the Defyance, and now I can't wear it. The toe box is so narrow now that it is squeezing my toes together like a pair of pointy shoes. This is not something I can comfortably work out in.

2016/12/18 Marlton, NJ Trina

We are sorry to hear that! We recommend checking out the Ghost as an alternative!

What did you do to these???!!! I have worn every model that has come out since you started making the Defiance and loved them! I hate the Adrenaline because it feels like I have flinstone feet and the Ghost has a marshmallow-y heel. These have always felt like I found the perfect shoe for my foot when I tried them. After trying the 9 however, I have looked all over the place to find another Defyance 8 to replace my current 8's, because the Defyance 9 is nothing like what I have been wearing for the last several years! Please, please, please change it back! If I wanted and Adrenaline or a Ghost I would get an Adrenaline or a Ghost. I want a Defyance!

2016/09/25 New Albany, OH Siomhe

We can pass your feedback onto our footwear team.

I can see that I'm not alone in my disappointment with this version of the Defyance. I've been wearing them for years and have had happy feet and injuries that were all my own silly fault. I have yet to find another shoe that work as well for me as the Defyance, but the 9 is just bad, I can't wear it at all. If we beg, will you please change them back? Or at least let us know when the next version is planned so we can cross our fingers and try it out??

2016/08/12 MA Kerin

At this time, there is no set date for the next release. We would suggest checking out the Ghost 9 as a similar option or the

At this time, there is no set date for the next release. We would suggest checking out the Ghost 9 as a similar option or the Dyad. Read More

Hello there :) I had a pair of the defiance 8 shoes within the past year and ran my first half in them - I'm wondering the comparison between the ghost and the defiance 8, as I liked the defiance but when I took the test to see my match, the ghost was one of the options. Thank you!

2016/02/22 PA/FL Britty

The Defyance is the same shoe as the Adrenaline GTS without the support. It is a more stiff shoe with less cushioning than the

The Defyance is the same shoe as the Adrenaline GTS without the support. It is a more stiff shoe with less cushioning than the Ghost. For a more flexible and cushioned shoe that would be the Ghost. Read More