Update: Brooks Dyad 10
Terrain: Road
Arch support: Neutral
Use: Jogging
Weight: Men: 12.5oz | Women: 11oz
Heel to toe drop: Men: 10mm | Women: 10mm
Pronation: Neutral Pronation
Arch type: High arch
Strike Pattern: Heel strike
Distance: Daily running | Long distance | Marathon
Release date: Sep 2016
Brand: Brooks
Type: Heavy | Big guy
Width: Men: Normal, Wide, X-Wide | Women: Normal, Wide, X-Wide
Price: $130
Colorways: Grey, Blue
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  • 80 / 100 | Marathon Sports | Level 2 expert

    This shoe is a flat-footed runner's dream. It provides a nice wide, straight platform without the stiffness of a motion control shoe.

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  • Providing runners with more flexibility and reducing weight seem to be the main directives with the changes shown in the Brooks Dyad 9. The upper looks more streamlined as the substantial overlays are replaced by rather thin, welded overlays. Lessening the risk of blisters is another good result of this update.
  • The mesh in the latest edition of Dyad has slightly larger holes for better breathability.
  • The outsole makeover in this road running shoe enhances flexibility and ground contact. It now has rectangular rubber strips in the forefoot that are separated by wide flex grooves. There are more flex grooves in this version, so flexibility is really improved. The rubber pods are almost flat all throughout to increase stability and transitions.

The fit of the Dyad 9 is largely similar relative to the prior version. It has decent room all throughout that those with orthotics should have no problem fitting in their custom needs. The heel and midfoot have adequate security while the forefoot has sufficient room for the toes to splay. It runs true to size.

The almost flat outsole of the Brooks Dyad 9 is mainly covered in blown rubber for traction which is also an outsole material used in the Dyad's latest addition, the Dyad 10. Brooks also uses a hard carbon rubber in the heel called the HPR Plus and other areas for enhanced durability. The forefoot is notable for its several wide Omega Flex Grooves for flexibility. There are two very large rubber pods beneath the arch. The one on the medial side is quite big and helps add support to the arch.

The environment-friendly BioMoGo DNA spans the length of the shoe. It gives sufficient durability, cushioning, and responsiveness. As it is full-length, it improves the movement from the heel to the forefoot. A Segmented Heel Crash Pad attenuates shock and lends a hand in the transitions.

A very breathable mesh and thin, welded overlays occupy most of the upper area. The mesh itself has moisture-wicking features to increase the plush feel of the shoe. Additional support and security comes in the form of an internal saddle. It wraps the foot in cozy comfort as well. Brooks uses a luxuriously-padded tongue and ankle collar in the Dyad 9 for that luxurious feel. There is also a removable insole that helps with the cushioning and support. A very soft fabric lines the interior of the shoe for utmost comfort.