Neutral / cushion / high arch
Shoes for runners who do not need any additional arch support (Around 50% of runners). Best for people with normal, high or medium high arches. See the best neutral shoes.
Stability / overpronation / normal arch
Shoes for runners who need mild to moderate arch support (Around 45% of runners). Best for runners with a low arch. See the best stability shoes.
Motion control / severe overpronation / flat feet
Shoes for runners who needs a lot of arch support. Best for runners with flat feet. See the best motion control shoes.
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WeightMen: 9ozWomen: 10.5oz
Heel to toe dropMen: 12mmWomen: 12mm
The height difference from the heel to the forefoot, also known as heel drop, toe spring, heel to toe spring or simply drop.
There are many opinions about what a good heel drop is. We do not recommend any in particular. Lean more in this video.
WidthMen: narrow, normalWomen: normal
Updates to Brooks Defyance 10
- The Brooks Defyance 10 is an update to a long-running series of neutral running shoes that are for the roads. It features a mesh upper that accommodates the flow of air into the foot-chamber. Printed overlays streak across the midfoot area while stitched ones are on the forefoot and heel.
- The midsole unit of this product features a full-length foam that is able to mold itself to the shape of the foot-pad. A segmented crash pad isolates the landing impact to the specific contact points and allows the foot to transition smoothly through the gait cycle.
- Durable rubber serves as the outsole unit of the Defyance 10. Its job is to protect the foam platform from the abrasive nature of the asphalt. It also makes sure to provide traction over the surfaces.
Brooks Defyance 10 size and fit
The Brooks Defyance 10 was created using the standard measurements. It accommodates the usual sizing choices of runners. The width options for the men’s version are B – Narrow and D – Medium; for women, the selection is B – Medium. It welcomes those who have medium foot-dimensions. The slightly curved shape of the last follows the natural curve of the human foot.
The outsole unit of the Brooks Defyance 10 features a full-length rubber layer. Its purpose is to protect the midsole from wear and tear. It is also responsible for giving surface control as it can hold onto the ground with ease.
Curved flex grooves allow the platform to bend in conjunction with the wearer’s foot. Such a mechanism benefits the liftoff phase of the gait cycle.
BioMoGo DNA is a proprietary technology of Brooks. It is the midsole technology used in the Defyance 10 and same as with the Brooks Pureflow 7. This full-length foam is made using environment-friendly materials and methods. It cushions the foot and keeps it safe from impact shock. Moreover, it can mold itself to mimic the curves of the wearer’s underfoot, giving explicit support to areas that aren’t usually given attention.
The Extended Segmented Crash Pad is a design element that divides the midsole into sections. These divisions are meant to isolate the striking force, limiting the energy to the particular part that is in contact with the ground and gradually rolling itself forward and the impact shock along with it.
The upper unit of the Brooks Defyance 10 utilizes a breathable mesh. Its goal is to cover the foot and keep it secure. It has visible breathing pores that accommodate the flow of air into the foot-chamber, thereby ensuring a well-ventilated wrap.
Printed overlays are placed on the midfoot section. These strips of synthetic material are meant to help in securing the foot in place and preventing in-shoe wobbling.
The heel and forefoot portions of this running shoe have stitched layers on it, and they’re meant to shield the foot against abrasion and impact forces.
A traditional lacing system helps the runner when it comes to adjusting the fit. The shoelaces are connected directly to the network of overlays, so they’re able to adequately regulate security and snugness.
The padded tongue and collar provide cushioning to the upper portions of the foot. They are also responsible for preventing any accidental shoe removals.