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  • Terrain

    Road

    Shoes best for road, track and light gravel. See the best road shoes.

    Trail

    Shoes best for trail, off road, mountains and other unstable surfaces. See the best trail shoes.

    Good to know

    As long as you stick to the road or path, and if you want just one running shoe, buy a road running shoe.

  • Arch support

    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.

    Good to know

    - Rule of thumb: If in doubt, buy neutral shoes to avoid injuries.
    - More about arch support in this video.
    - Find your arch type by following steps from this video.

  • Use

    Daily running

    Cushioned shoes for your daily easy running. Great comfort. See best shoes for daily running.

    Competition

    Lightweight shoes good for races, interval training, tempo runs and fartlek. Here are the best competition running shoes.

    Good to know

    If you want just one pair of shoes, buy a shoe for daily running.

  • Price
    $120
  • Weight
    Men: 12.2oz
    Women: 10.4oz
  • Heel to toe drop
    Men: 10mm
    Women: 10mm

    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.

  • Width
    Men: normal
    Women: normal
  • Release date
    Unknown
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Summary

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.

2 reasons not to buy

  • Some runners thought that the color options were bland and uninteresting.
  • Others noted that it was half-a-size smaller than what they were used to.

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.

Rankings

Expert Reviews

Experts are runners, who post reviews at youtube, directly at RunRepeat or at their own websites. Each expert is categorized from level 1 to level 5 based on expertise. See stats on expert reviews and how we calculate scores here.

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80 / 100 based on 2 expert reviews

  • 84 / 100 | Runner's World

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

  • 74 / 100 | Run Pals

    For serious runners, the Dyad may be on the heavier side, as many seek out that minimalist feel which comes from an athletic shoe that uses fewer materials to give it a super lightweight feel.

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Updates to Brooks Dyad 7

  • Runners who have flat feet won’t have to worry about not getting any support because 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 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.

Brooks Dyad 7 size and fit

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.


Outsole

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.


Midsole

The BioMoGo 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.


Upper

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.