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Brooks Defyance 8

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  • Video Description View the Video Description for this product! (Please note that the color shown in the video may no longer be available.)
  • Oppose nature's physical laws in the unearthly plush of the Brooks® Defyance 8!
  • Built for the neutral runner to mild overpronator.
  • Lightweight, breathable, moisture-managing Element mesh and synthetic uppers protect feet from the various elements.
  • Adjustable mid-foot saddle for added support.
  • Breathable, moisture-wicking Element linings keep feet cooler and drier.
  • Removable molded foam insole.
  • Full-length BioMoGo midsole provides long-lasting plush in an environmentally-friendly package. A non-toxic, natural additive encourages microbes to break it down as soon as it reaches the landfill.
  • Highly adaptive, anatomical Brooks DNA delivers a personalized ride to runners of all different sizes, foot shapes and speeds.
  • Full-length S-257 Cushsole midsole compound utilizes an insole board for increased cushioning and flexibility.
  • DRB® Accel shank-like unit promotes torsional rigidity in the mid-foot, while allowing the heel and forefoot to act independently.
  • Extended Segmented Crash Pad ensures smoother transitions.
  • Forefoot Stable Pod Construction - Midsole and outsole components work together to center the foot for a more effective, balanced stride from heel strike through toe-off.
  • Blown rubber forefoot offers lightweight cushioning and supreme durability.
  • Flextra rubber outsole piece offers a varied degree of support corresponding with gender and weight for enhanced flexibility.
  • Omega Flex Grooves allow for more natural forefoot movement and fluidity.
  • HPR Plus delivers long-lasting durability in high-wear areas of the outsole.
  • Universal Sprung Platform for fit and function.
  • Imported.
  • Measurements:
    • Weight: 9 oz
  • Product measurements were taken using size 7.5, width B - Medium. Please note that measurements may vary by size.
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Fit Survey:

60% Felt true to size
  • 0% Full size too large
  • 0% Half size too Large
  • 60% True to size
  • 40% Half size too small
  • 0% Full size too small
40% Felt narrower than marked
  • 40% Felt true to width
  • 40% Felt narrower than marked
  • 20% Felt wider than marked
80% Moderate arch support
  • 0% Excellent arch support
  • 80% Moderate arch support
  • 20% No arch support

Item Information

  • Video Description View the Video Description for this product! (Please note that the color shown in the video may no longer be available.)
  • Oppose nature's physical laws in the unearthly plush of the Brooks® Defyance 8!
  • Built for the neutral runner to mild overpronator.
  • Lightweight, breathable, moisture-managing Element mesh and synthetic uppers protect feet from the various elements.
  • Adjustable mid-foot saddle for added support.
  • Breathable, moisture-wicking Element linings keep feet cooler and drier.
  • Removable molded foam insole.
  • Full-length BioMoGo midsole provides long-lasting plush in an environmentally-friendly package. A non-toxic, natural additive encourages microbes to break it down as soon as it reaches the landfill.
  • Highly adaptive, anatomical Brooks DNA delivers a personalized ride to runners of all different sizes, foot shapes and speeds.
  • Full-length S-257 Cushsole midsole compound utilizes an insole board for increased cushioning and flexibility.
  • DRB® Accel shank-like unit promotes torsional rigidity in the mid-foot, while allowing the heel and forefoot to act independently.
  • Extended Segmented Crash Pad ensures smoother transitions.
  • Forefoot Stable Pod Construction - Midsole and outsole components work together to center the foot for a more effective, balanced stride from heel strike through toe-off.
  • Blown rubber forefoot offers lightweight cushioning and supreme durability.
  • Flextra rubber outsole piece offers a varied degree of support corresponding with gender and weight for enhanced flexibility.
  • Omega Flex Grooves allow for more natural forefoot movement and fluidity.
  • HPR Plus delivers long-lasting durability in high-wear areas of the outsole.
  • Universal Sprung Platform for fit and function.
  • Imported.
  • Measurements:
    • Weight: 9 oz
  • Product measurements were taken using size 7.5, width B - Medium. Please note that measurements may vary by size.
  • To enhance your running workout, check out these other fine products:

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Customer Reviews

Brooks Defyance 8

Defyance 8
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Overall: Rated: 5 stars! Comfort: Rated:5 stars! Style: Rated:5 stars!
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I have many types of Brooks. This was my first Defyance. While it does not have the arch support the Glycerine does, it does have equal comfort. Overall very satisfied with my purchase.

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  • - customer
  • from tampa, fl
Overall: Rated: 5 stars! Comfort: Rated:5 stars! Style: Rated:5 stars!
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I have been looking for running shoes for awhile… these felt amazing the first time I put them on. I have knee issues so I'm hopeful that these will help. First time using Brooks and I'm very impressed...

I'd also recommend: Saucony

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  • - customer
Overall: Rated: 5 stars! Comfort: Rated:5 stars! Style: Rated:5 stars!
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I normally buy the Ravenna 7.5 in Wide but it was out of stock so the Defyance in size 8 was a replacement. It was wider than most shoes and extra padding made it seem shorter than an 8. It was a little stiffer bottom than the Ravenna, better for support and seemed as though it would last longer. My only complaint was that the Ravenna mesh toe helped manage heat better.

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  • - customer
  • from Wisconsin
Overall: Rated: 3 stars! Comfort: Rated:5 stars! Style: Rated:3 stars!
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This is a great supportive shoe, but after only 2 months of wearing them for everyday walking, a hole formed in the upper mesh. I understand that the mesh is redesigned in the Defyance 8. I did not have a problem in previous versions of this shoe.

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Moderate arch support

  • - customer
Overall: Rated: 2 stars! Comfort: Rated:2 stars! Style: Rated:5 stars!
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I love my Brooks Adrenaline GTS 14's so when I decided to buy a dark blue running shoe, I looked at Brooks. I was very disappointed in the Brooks Defyance 8! Loved the peacoat color and the style, but this shoe is much stiffer and narrower in the toe box than the Adrenaline 14s. Packed back up and mailed back the next day! Thanks to Zappos for allowing me to try and return!

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Felt true to size

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Poor Support

Great Support

Moderate arch support

  • - customer
  • from Deep South
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