Profile of the 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 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.

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.

Facts / Specs

Weight: Men 12.7oz / Women 11.7oz
Arch support: Neutral
Use: All-day wear, Work, City
Closure: Lace-up
Material: Leather upper
Features: Slip-resistant / Cushioned
Condition: Plantar fasciitis

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