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Mens Brooks Defyance 4 Running Shoe

Men's Brooks Defyance 4

Item #BRK1026
MSRP:$99.95
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Product Description:

Men's BROOKS® DEFYANCE 4 :: Get a balanced, supportive ride with incomparable fit and feel in the men's Brooks® Defyance 4 running shoe. Smooth, adaptable transitions from heel to toe are ensured by a caterpillar crash pad while a snug, secure mid-foot wrap is provided by an asymmetrical arch saddle. 10.8 ounces

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Category Type:

NEUTRAL [?]
If you have high arches and need minimal support, Neutral shoes are right for you. Your feet will guide themselves more naturally through each step for your perfect running gait. When choosing running shoes, find your perfect fit using this chart. Category types are based on factors like arch height, running habits and body frame.

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Features & Benefits:

  • Hydroflow ST: Customized cushioning, no breakdown
  • Forefoot Hydroflow: Customized cushioning, no breakdown
  • BioMoGo Midsole: Biodegradable, durable cushioning
  • 3D Caterpillar Heel Crash Pad: Smooth heel laydown
  • Blown Rubber forefoot
  • 5mm BioMoGo Profile Sockliner: Custom fit, maximum cushioning
  • Element Mesh Upper: Moisture management & breathable
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Mens Brooks Defyance 4 Running Shoe
 
4.3

(based on 7 reviews)

67%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Cushions impact (6)
  • Breathable (4)
  • Comfortable (4)
  • Lightweight (4)
  • Arch support (3)

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Road running (5)
      • Sizing:
      • Feels full size too small

         

        Feels half size too small

         

        Feels true to size

         

        83% 

        (5 reviews)

        Feels half size too big

         

        Feels full size too big

         
      • Width:
      • Feels too narrow

         

        Feels true to width

         

        100% 

        (6 reviews)

        Feels too wide

         
      • Arch Type:
      • Average arch (3)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Enthusiast (5)
      • Was this a gift?:
      • No (6)

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    5.0

    Great Shoe, comfortable, fast

    By Avid runner

    from Fairfax Station, VA

    About Me Avid Athlete

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Comfortable
    • Fast
    • Lightweight

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Road Running

      Comments about Mens Brooks Defyance 4 Running Shoe:

      This is a great shoe that is comfortable and molds to your foot. This is my 3 pair in this model and highly recommend it if you like a fast and neutral shoe.

      • Sizing:
      • Feels true to size
      • Width:
      • Feels true to width
      • Arch Type:
      • Average Arch
      • Was this a gift?:
      • No
       
      3.0

      Like the Ghost 3 better

      By TomTom

      from Louisiana

      About Me Avid Athlete

      Verified Reviewer

      Pros

      • Cushions Impact
      • Lightweight

      Cons

      • Uncomfortable

      Best Uses

      • Road Running

      Comments about Mens Brooks Defyance 4 Running Shoe:

      First the ride of the Def 4 is good. Very close to the Ghost 3 but I do not like the "Element" upper. It is very flexable and lets my foot move around too much. It does not breath and here in the south that is very important. The worst part of the Element upper though is the outer side of the shoe. If you notice it has stitching there. That stitching is rough and due to the flexability of the upper it started rubbing a blister on the side of my foot within 4 miles. So the bottom line is the ride is good but the upper is a total deal breaker for me. If I ran in colder climates where I could wear thicker socks and didn't need the breathability it might be ok but I will be returning this shoe for another pair of ghost 3s.

      • Sizing:
      • Feels true to size
      • Width:
      • Feels true to width
      • Arch Type:
      • Average Arch
      • Was this a gift?:
      • No
       
      4.0

      I like 'em

      By Tony

      from NJ

      About Me Avid Athlete

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Breathable
      • Comfortable
      • Cushions Impact
      • Durable

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Endurance Training

        Comments about Mens Brooks Defyance 4 Running Shoe:

        I really like the Defyance shoes. My last sneakers were defyance 2s, now I have the defyance 4s. I can run long distances (for me, like 10 miles) and my legs feel ok. I have had a history of leg issues from running (torn meniscus, calf pain, shins) but almost none with these shoes (unless I am ramping up the miles too quickly).

        I do not love the style, but the shoes are comfortable enough that I bought a second pair for when this pair has reached the end of its useful life.

        • Sizing:
        • Feels true to size
        • Width:
        • Feels true to width
        • Arch Type:
        • Average Arch
        • Was this a gift?:
        • No
         
        5.0

        Balanced, Supportive, and Cushioned

        By Fun Run Champ

        from Chattanooga, TN

        About Me Avid Athlete

        Verified Reviewer

        Pros

        • Breathable
        • Comfortable
        • Cushions Impact
        • Good Arch Support

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Road Running

          Comments about Mens Brooks Defyance 4 Running Shoe:

          6'1"/165 - Training for marathon, 35-40 mpw. I'm a firm believer in Brooks gear/shoes and alternate from my go to (Ghost 3) and a racer (Launch). Tried this shoe out while waiting on Ghost 4s in June - solid, solid shoe. True to Brooks form, a great trainer that is modestly light weight, with great arch support, awesome cushion, and with this shoe an even more snug heel lock. Overall great ride just out of the box. Neutral Brooks runners will score another hit with the Defy 4.

          • Sizing:
          • Feels true to size
          • Width:
          • Feels true to width
          • Arch Type:
          • High Arch
          • Was this a gift?:
          • No
           
          5.0

          Great neutral shoe

          By Jimmy Z

          from Bellingham, WA

          About Me Casual/ Recreational

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Cushions Impact
          • Good Arch Support

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Road Running

            Comments about Mens Brooks Defyance 4 Running Shoe:

            Tried a lot of shoes at the store, and this was the neutral shoe with the best snug fit in the arch. Not too much support, just a good neutral shoe. I like it better than my former Saucony Ride 1 and 2. Run typically 20 miles/wk at 7½ minute/mile.

            • Sizing:
            • Feels half size too small
            • Width:
            • Feels true to width
            • Arch Type:
            • High Arch
            • Was this a gift?:
            • No
             
            3.0

            Good shoe, but the 3's are better.

            By Mike

            from VA Beach, VA

            About Me Avid Athlete

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Breathable
            • Cushions Impact
            • Lightweight

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Road Running

              Comments about Mens Brooks Defyance 4 Running Shoe:

              I like the 3's much better for the fit and feel. The laces rub the top of my foot wrong.

              • Was this a gift?:
              • No

              (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              super light

              By None

              from san francisco

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Breathable
              • Comfortable
              • Cushions Impact
              • Durable
              • Fast
              • Good Arch Support
              • Good Traction
              • Lightweight

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Gym

                Comments about Mens Brooks Defyance 4 Running Shoe:

                these shoes are great

                • Sizing:
                • Feels true to size
                • Width:
                • Feels true to width

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