Womens Brooks Defyance 4 Running Shoe

Women's Brooks Defyance 4

Item #BRK1027
Reg:$99.95
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Women's BROOKS® DEFYANCE 4 :: Get a balanced, supportive ride with incomparable fit and feel in the women'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. 8.8 ounces

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.

! Endangered Shoe [?]

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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Womens Brooks Defyance 4 Running Shoe
 
4.6

(based on 8 reviews)

100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Comfortable (7)
  • Breathable (6)
  • Lightweight (6)
  • Arch support (5)
  • Cushions impact (5)

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Road running (6)
      • Sizing:
      • Feels full size too small

         

        Feels half size too small

         

        38% 

        (3 reviews)

        Feels true to size

         

        Feels half size too big

         

        Feels full size too big

         
      • Width:
      • Feels too narrow

         

        Feels true to width

         

        100% 

        (8 reviews)

        Feels too wide

         
      • Arch Type:
      • High arch (5), Average arch (3)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Enthusiast (5)
      • Was this a gift?:
      • No (8)

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    (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Switched from Asics Cumulus

    By Onlinemomof3

    from So. Md.

    About Me Avid Athlete

    Verified Reviewer

    Pros

    • Comfortable
    • Good Arch Support
    • Lightweight

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Road Running

      Comments about Womens Brooks Defyance 4 Running Shoe:

      After wearing Asics Cumulus for years, I was unhappy with the way the cushioning felt each time a new model came out. I tried several neutral shoes from Saucony and Brooks and finally settled on the Defyance 4. On my very first run, I didn't even notice my shoes--and that's a good thing! The cushioning is incredible, and the arch support is perfect. If you don't need the arch support, try the Ghost 4; it was my second favorite.

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

      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Defyance = Love

      By HauteRunningMama

      from San Diego, CA

      About Me Avid Athlete

      Verified Reviewer

      Pros

      • Breathable
      • Comfortable
      • Cushions Impact
      • Durable
      • Fast
      • Lightweight

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Road Running

        Comments about Womens Brooks Defyance 4 Running Shoe:

        Once again Brooks has outdone themselves. Right out of the box the Defyance 4 exceeded my expectations. They fit like a glove and took 13 miles like a champ. Great cushion in the forefoot; snug in the midfoot. These are my new favorites!!

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

        perfect shoe

        By Mary

        from Pa

        About Me Avid Athlete

        Pros

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

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Road Running

          Comments about Womens Brooks Defyance 4 Running Shoe:

          love to put this shoe on - best fitting running shoe I have ever had, and while running, the lest noticeable shoe (meaning zero problems)I have ever worn, and have been running 25 yrs. Are they really doing away with this shoe?!!

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

          Wore out quicker than expected

          By Annie

          from Kentucky

          Pros

          • Breathable
          • Comfortable
          • Cushions Impact
          • Fast
          • Good Traction
          • Lightweight

          Cons

          • Wears Out Quickly

          Best Uses

          • Road Running

          Comments about Womens Brooks Defyance 4 Running Shoe:

          I am loyal to Brooks. I love them. I just wanted to put this thought out there. I have put 270 miles on my Defyance 4's. My heel has rubbed a hole completely through the padding in the back of the shoe. It is starting to get painful. I have to replace them. I've never had that happen before with Brooks.

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

          Great shoes--why are they endangered?

          By Julia

          from Houston, TX

          About Me Gym Rat

          Pros

          • Breathable
          • Comfortable
          • Good Arch Support
          • Lightweight

          Cons

            Best Uses

              Comments about Womens Brooks Defyance 4 Running Shoe:

              I've been wearing Defyance 3 for several years and just purchased my Defyance 4 a couple weeks ago. They are even better than the older model. I was so excited to have these great shoes because I alternate shoes and Brooks is always one of my shoes. They are comfortable from the first run until I hit about 400 miles. Great arch support and amazing cushioning! They do run a size small, but most running shoes do.

              I just received an email that these shoes are endangered and there is no mention of a Defyance 5. How can Brooks do this? I hope the email is just a mistake or that Brooks is making a newer model. I'd hate to lose these shoes.

              • Sizing:
              • Feels full size too small
              • Width:
              • Feels true to width
              • Arch Type:
              • High Arch
              • Was this a gift?:
              • No
               
              4.0

              They work for me...

              By Run the Mama

              from Phoenix, AZ

              About Me Casual/ Recreational

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Breathable
              • Comfortable
              • Good Arch Support
              • Good Traction
              • Lightweight

              Cons

              • Wears Out Quickly

              Best Uses

              • Road Running

              Comments about Womens Brooks Defyance 4 Running Shoe:

              This is my 5th pair of the Defyance. They are very lightweight and low profile. They only last me about 4 months (300 to 350 miles). But, I haven't had any problems with them.

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

              Another great Defyance shoe

              By SweatyBettyRunner

              from Southern Arizona

              About Me Avid Athlete

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Cushions Impact
              • Durable
              • Good Arch Support

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Road Running

                Comments about Womens Brooks Defyance 4 Running Shoe:

                I've been running in the Brooks Defyance for a couple of years now and I've found that the Defyance 4 delivers the same dependable characteristics of the Defyance 2 and 3: great cushioning for a neutral runner, particularly in the forefoot.

                I feel like the arch support is stronger on this new model, in fact it took a little getting used to. It is not uncomfortable, but it feels like the arch is slightly elevated compared to previous models of this shoe.

                I think the Defyance 4 has a cuter look-- I love the bright yellow instead of the light blue/purple from the 3 series.

                I always purchase this shoe a half to full size larger than my normal shoe size, but I suppose this is pretty typical for running shoes.

                These shoes are very resilient for long runs-- and I don't feel a difference in the cushioning on the heel strike after a few miles like I have with other neutral-cushion shoes. I've trained for 5 marathons in the Defyance and they hold up well with a lot miles.

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

                great shoe!

                By gym rat and road warrior

                from Holyoke, ma

                About Me Avid Athlete

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Breathable
                • Comfortable
                • Cushions Impact
                • Durable
                • Good Traction

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • With Orthotics/Inserts

                  Comments about Womens Brooks Defyance 4 Running Shoe:

                  I love these shoes. I normally need stability shoes, but I wear custom foot orthotics now and with the orthotics I need to wear neutral shoes otherwise it is too much stability. These are perfect for my feet and my running needs.

                  I am always afraid when the company "updates" their shoes and I am afraid that they will change, but these have stayed great.

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

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