We spent 6.6 hours reading reviews from experts and users. In summary, this is what runners think:

6 reasons to buy

  • Breathable, moisture-managing mesh makes up the main upper fabric of the Brooks Dyad 7.
  • Synthetic overlays that are stitched onto the upper make the coverage feel secure.
  • The mid-foot fit is snugger because of the Internal Support Saddle.
  • Neutral runners appreciated the cushioning of this shoe, which was comfortable and springy.
  • Abrasion-resistant rubber protects the rest of the sole unit from wear and tear.
  • It has an affordable price.

1 reasons not to buy

  • Some runners thought that the color options were bland and uninteresting.

Bottom line

The Brooks Dyad 7 is a running shoe that’s great for neutral runners, though it offers adequate mid-foot support to keep the foot as comfortable as possible for longer races and running sessions. It doesn’t have a very expensive price, too.


Expert Reviews

84 / 100 based on 1 expert reviews

  • 84 / 100 | Runner's World | Level 5 expert

    The Dyad is a tank, offering big cushioning for big bodies.

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  • Runners who have flat feet won’t have to worry about not getting any support because same as the Brooks Ravenna 10, the Brooks Dyad 7 is a running companion that is able to take them through their activities with ease and comfort. It has a bit more supportive mechanisms than most running shoes of its ilk, so it stands out. It still features some of the most efficient technologies for running shoes, and they work well for the individual.
  • The upper unit of this neutral running shoe makes use of fabrics that are able to encourage air to enter the shoe in order to keep the foot cool and dry. The fabrics themselves won’t succumb to moisture because they dry up quickly. Synthetic overlays, as well as an internal saddle, help in securing the foot and keeping it in place.
  • The mid-sole unit of the Brooks Dyad 7 utilizes an environmentally friendly foam unit that’s meant to deliver high quality cushioning to the wearer. It’s made from biodegradable materials, but it’s strong and dependable. The DNA foam conforms to the wearer’s weight, foot-shape, and biomechanics. Shock attenuation for the forefoot region is afforded by the Hydroflow technology.
  • Abrasion-resistant rubber is placed in the external heel area of this running shoe. It protects the rest of the sole unit from wear and tear. Blown rubber in the front section adds a bit of responsive cushioning, as well as flexibility. Mid-foot stability is given by the Dual Stability Arch Pod, which supports the foot without sacrificing natural movement.

The Brooks Dyad 7 runs a bit small, which means that it is recommended for runners to purchase this shoe in a size that’s ½ larger than what they’re used to. Its semi-curved shape adheres to the natural shape of the human foot. The available width is medium, which means that it is able to accommodate those with medium sized feet.

The outsole unit features the HPR Plus, a rubber material that is able to resist damage brought about by surface friction and continued use. It’s placed in the heel section.

The front of the outsole has blown rubber, more responsive material that’s able to add a bit of cushioning to each toe-off. Its flexible nature helps to preserve the foot’s natural movement.

The Dual Stability Arch Pod adds a bit of stability to the mid-foot. It doesn’t drastically cradle the arch and control the motion of the runner, but give support to neutral runners so that they won’t feel discomfort during longer runs.

The Brooks Dyad 7 and its recent counterpart, the Dyad 10 uses the BioMoGo DNA.  It is a full-length foam that’s made from biodegradable materials. Its environment-friendly nature isn’t its only useful feature. It is able to provide sure, responsible cushioning to the wearer, making sure to keep the foot comfortable in its plush form at all times.

The DNA is made from a viscous fluid that moves in accordance with the motion, shape, and contours of the wearer’s foot. Essentially, it’s a unit that tunes itself to the individual that’s wearing the Brooks Dyad 7, giving a personalized ride.

The Forefoot Hydroflow is a unit that’s located in the area where the top of the metatarsal region sits when wearing the shoe. It attenuates shock and neutralizes the forces gotten from impact.

The Element Mesh is a material that’s able to manage moisture. It covers the foot responsibly, keeping it comfortable and free from odor-causing moisture. It is also breathable, thus making the interior feel cool.

The Element Lining is the inner sleeve of the Brooks Dyad 7. It also wicks off moisture. Its smooth nature prevents skin irritation.

Synthetic Overlays are stitched onto the upper unit. They provide structure to the upper, keeping it upright and looking robust. But they also serve as a means to secure the foot by adjusting with the tightening or loosening of the shoelaces.

Jens Jakob Andersen
Jens Jakob Andersen

Jens Jakob is a fan of short distances with a 5K PR at 15:58 minutes. Based on 35 million race results, he's among the fastest 0.2% runners. Jens Jakob previously owned a running store, when he was also a competitive runner. His work is regularly featured in The New York Times, Washington Post, BBC and the likes as well as peer-reviewed journals. Finally, he has been a guest on +30 podcasts on running.