Facts

  • Use

    Workout

    Shoes with optimum cushioning, lateral support, and flexibility for daily workouts and studio sessions. See workout shoes

    CrossFit

    Versatile, low-profile shoes for constantly varied exercises including plyometrics, sprinting, weightlifting, and rope climbing. See CrossFit shoes

    Weightlifting

    Heavy-duty shoes with a wedge and an elevated heel that create a sturdy platform and promote ankle mobility. See weightlifting shoes

    Walking

    Shoes for daily wear that ensure a smooth walking gait cycle. Check out walking shoes

  • Arch support

    Neutral

    For people with normal pronation. Also provide support for high-arched feet with underpronation (excessive outward rolling of the foot). See neutral training shoes

    Stability

    For people with low-arched or flat feet and moderate overpronation (excessive inward rolling of the foot). See stability training shoes

    Motion control

    Shoes feature stabilizing technologies for people with severe overpronation. See motion control training shoes

    Good to know

    Stability and motion control add-ons are uncommon for workout shoes and are never present in CrossFit or weightlifting footwear. They are mostly found in walking shoes where the gait is easier to correct.

  • Price
    $120
  • Weight
    Men: 12.7oz
    Women: 11.7oz

    Weight

    Training footwear typically weighs between 200g and 300g per shoe to accommodate agile workouts. Minimalist trainers go as low as 150g, while weightlifting shoes can go as high as 500g.

  • Heel to toe drop
    Men: 10mm
    Women: 10mm
  • Width
    Men: Normal, Wide
    Women: Normal, Wide
  • Release date
    Unknown
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Updates to Brooks Dyad Walker

  • The Brooks Dyad Walker was created with extended periods of walking in mind. Incorporating some of the brand’s acclaimed technologies, the shoe aims to deliver a steady and sure-footed walking experience. The full-grain leather upper is used to give the foot lasting support.
  • The BioMoGo DNA is Brooks’ proprietary midsole technology. It is comprised of the DNA material which adapts to the force applied to it, becoming stiffer when the force is greater. The DNA is blended into the responsive BioMoGo foam compound for smooth shock absorption and cushioning.
  • The Dual Arch Pods are placed in the midfoot section of the outsole. They are meant to give support to people with overpronation while still accommodating users with normal foot pronation. Those with moderate to severe overpronation can opt for the Brooks Addiction Walker. It is a motion control shoe which is constructed to prevent the foot from excessively rolling inwards throughout the walking gait cycle.
  • The outsole unit employs a certified blown rubber for durability and traction. It is designed to be slip-resistant on various surfaces.

Brooks Dyad Walker size and fit

Both men’s and women’s models of the Brooks Dyad Walker are available for purchase. Lengthwise, the shoe tends to run true to the standard US sizing scheme. Regarding width, the men’s version is available in D - Medium and 2E - Wide profiles, while the women’s one comes in B - Medium and D - Wide options.

Outsole

The Brooks Dyad Walker uses blown rubber to line the bottom of its platform. It offers a softer, lighter and more flexible underfoot experience. It has also been certified for slip-resistance (ASTM F489-96). The pods and grooves throughout the unit are strategically placed to deliver traction and pliability in the right areas.  

The midfoot section of the platform is designed to be wide to ensure steadiness throughout the walking gait cycle. It features two rubber pods called Dual Arch Pods which prevent the foot from excessive inward rolling. At the same time, this construction doesn’t interfere if the wearer’s foot has normal pronation.

Midsole

The BioMoGo DNA compound serves as a midsole unit of the Dyad Walker. This technology has been taken from the brand’s running shoes to deliver a smooth and responsive heel-to-toe transition.

The BioMoGo foam is based on Brooks’ resilient MoGo cushioning unit. The “Bio-” prefix implies that this material is also biodegradable and decomposes about 50 times faster than the regular EVA.

Blended into the foam is the DNA material. It is made of a non-Newtonian fluid which changes its density depending on the weight and speed of the wearer. The higher the impact, the firmer it becomes. On the contrary, the material remains softer and more responsive during quick movements.

The midfoot portion of the platform features an articulated pattern. It contributes to the pliability of the sole and provides unhindered foot bending throughout the walk.

Upper

The Brooks Dyad Walker utilizes a full-grain leather upper. Additional leather overlays are added throughout the unit to give support and extra durability in strategic areas.

The fit is regulated by a conventional lace-up closure. The padded tongue and collar keep the foot securely inside the trainer.


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