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Brooks Defyance 5 Reviews

25 reviews
total

Overall Rating:

100%Rated 5 stars

0%Rated 4 stars

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0%Rated 1 stars

Customer Fit Survey:

83% "Felt true to size"

92% "Felt true to width"

48% "Moderate arch support"

Additional 5 Defyance 5 Brooks Reviews

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1 person found this review helpful  

June 3, 2012

Anonymous

from Tennessee

My second pair of this great shoe. One of my ankles pronates. Brooks has turned out to be the only shoe that keeps my step stable. (I use an off-the-rack orthotic with it.) The wide size accommodates my bunion. The Brooks Addiction Walker opens up a little more at the toes, but the Defyance is lighter and overall fits very well.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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Fit Rating

Felt true to size

 

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Moderate arch support

 

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Felt true to width

 

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1 person found this review helpful  

May 25, 2012

Taijay7

from Lake Tahoe, Nevada

The shoes are beautiful and fit like a second foot skin. The lightness helps me run for days and the internal shape is comfortable and works muscles in my foot that need some support, now that I've gone Brooks I'm never going back!

Brands I'd also recommend: Brooks, asics

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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Fit Rating

Felt true to size

 

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Excellent arch support

 

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Felt true to width

 

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2 people found this review helpful  

April 26, 2012

Cindy R

from United States

I have to be in a Defyance shoe for 4 years (since the 3) because I am a 10 narrow and have orthotics. That being said, the 5 is better than the 4 as it has more toe room and I get a slightly different and better strike pattern. I seem to drag my one heel with the 4's. Also the colors are much prettier in person. I think with time I will love them just as much as my original Defyance 3's.

Brands I'd also recommend: Puma, Birkenstock, Think!

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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Fit Rating

Felt true to size

 

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Moderate arch support

 

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4 people found this review helpful  

April 11, 2012

Annie

from Maine

I have narrow heels, high arches and bunions. I average 25 miles a week but run up to 45 miles a week when training for a road race. I liked the original Defyance and #2 and 3. I hated the Defyance 4. I love the Defyance 5. It fits supportively around my arches, has plenty of toe and bunion room. It feels light and when I first ran in them I felt like it was easier to run faster - a great feeling! Good cushioning. I really like these running shoes. I wear a size 10 in non-running shoes, a size 11 in these.

Brands I'd also recommend: merrill

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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Felt true to size

 

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Excellent arch support

 

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Felt true to width

 

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4 people found this review helpful  

March 22, 2012

Hilary

from Brooklyn, NY

These were selected for me by a run specialist in a local running shop here in Brooklyn. After watching me run on the treadmill, she suggested that I could use a shoe with light support. I purchased these and proceeded to do a runner's no-no by running a half marathon just two weeks later -- but they felt great! I would definitely recommend these to someone who tends to pronate slightly and could use subtle correction. I got a size 9, usually wear an 8.5, and was looking for some more room in the toe for those longer distances. Interestingly, these are almost the exact same fit as my Adidas 8.5 -- so I think they may run a little small...but not sure. Either way, they were quite comfortable during my half!

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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Fit Rating

Felt a half size smaller than marked

 

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Moderate arch support

 

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Felt true to width

 

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