A new offering from Brooks, the Brooks Dyad is a formidable pair of road running shoes for men and women. The latest variant in the Brooks Dyad range, the Brooks Dyad 10, provides stability underfoot while ensuring a neutral stride. The Brooks Dyad series promises comfort-cushioning to fit every foot shape and adapt to every step.
Its enhanced engineering promises comfort to men and women with flat and voluminous feet. But does the Brooks Dyad deliver all that it promises? Read on to find out.
The Brooks Dyad range is designed especially for road running. It’s a versatile trainer that is suited for a variety of foot shapes and sizes and comes especially recommended for those with orthotics. The new Brooks Dyad 10 comes with additional toe box space and a removable sock liner for a great in-shoe feel.
Let’s determine how this shoe fares among its competitors in the market.
The Brooks Dyad is built for the runner who needs extra support on a neutral surface. The shoes come in a variety of sizes. For men’s footwear, the widths available are standard, wide (2E) and extra wide (4E), whereas for women’s footwear, the options are standard, wide (D) and extra wide (2E).
At 11.6oz/328.9g for men and 10.5oz/297.7g for women, the Brooks Dyad 10 series is a lightweight trainer that enhances speed while ensuring stability.
The Brooks Dyad comes with lace-up closure and padded tongue and collar.
With a moisture-managing mesh upper, the Brooks Dyad offers breathability and comfort fit even to those with orthotics or flat and voluminous feet. The synthetic material of the upper ensures durability.
The BioMoGo DNA of the midsole, with a 10mm drop, provides a comfortable feel and adapts to the step of the wearer. A heel crash pad provides a smooth transition when the wearer moves their weight from heel to toe.
With Dual Arch Pods and a wide platform, the Brooks Dyad (for both men and women) provides stability and protection underfoot. The strong, blow rubber outsole provides grip and cushioning from the harsh road surface.
The Brooks Dyad range is suitable for walking or running on outdoor surfaces, especially roads. It is a neutral road or track shoe, suitable for everyday use.
Price and Availability
The prices differ depending on size and availability.
The Brooks Dyad range is available online on Amazon, Brooks Running, Zappos and Road Runner.
How Does It Compare
While we can make assessments of what the Brooks Dyad offers independently, no review is complete without checking out the competition. Here are some other options available in the market, which are in a similar price bracket as Brooks Dyad.
Nike has been a respectable sports brand for a long time, providing runners around the world with reliable sporting shoes and apparel. The Nike Free 3.0 v5 is another such popular offering, suitable for running on a neutral surface.
- Ease of Use
- Build Quality
The trainer is a minimalist offering from Nike, with a built-in integrated bootie so the wearer’s foot slides in as if wearing a sock. At 7.2 oz for men and 5.8 oz for women, the Nike Free 3.0 v5 is one of the lightest neutral running shoes available in the market.
With a sliced outsole and 6.6 mm heel-to-forefoot drop, the Nike trainer gives the wearer flexibility and a natural running feel. The shoes come in a variety of vibrant colors, another USP of the product.
The Nimbus 15 range from ASICS offers a variety of features that are perfect for a neutral running shoe. Let’s take a look:
- Ease of Use
- Build Quality
At 11.6 oz, the Nimbus 15 is heavier than other options available in the same category. Despite the bulk, however, the shoe has a smooth, luxurious and flexible feel. It’s a great option for runners looking for soft cushioning.
With a FluidRide system employed in the midsole, the GEL gives the shoe a more flexible and responsive feel. The FluidFit stretch mesh upper is also a new feature that accommodates different shapes and sizes comfortably. The external heel counter gives the shoe a smooth heel-to-toe transition, making up for the weight increase of the product.
Pros and Cons
The plush comfort of the shoe is suitable for all foot types, even those with custom orthotics. The roomy toe box gives ample room to orthotics or flat and voluminous feet. The removable sock liner gives the shoe a comfortable in-shoe feel.
The midsole cushioning is dynamic and adjusts to every unique foot. The heel crash pad gives a smooth heel-to-toe transition and the Dual Arch Pods in the outsole gives protection underfoot.
At 11.6oz/328.9g for men and 10.5oz/297.7g for women, the Brooks Dyad is a far bulkier shoe when compared to competitors like the Nike Free. The Nike Free also beats the Brooks Dyad in terms of price. However, it is possible that the prices of the Brooks Dyad 10 will come down after it has been in the market for longer.
Some users have complained of the outsole wearing off with heavy running.
Finally, after assessing all the factors, it is safe to say the Brooks Dyad is a good buy. With its enhanced arch support, stability and comfort even for those with orthotics or flat and voluminous feet, the Brooks Dyad range is a versatile offering. Although it is slightly on the bulkier side and is also one of the more expensive options available in the market, the Brooks Dyad comes through in comfort and enhanced engineering to suit every unique foot. We give it 4/5 stars.