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Mens Brooks Defyance 3 Running Shoe

Men's Brooks Defyance 3

Item #BRK996
MSRP:$99.95
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Men's BROOKS® DEFYANCE 3 :: Defy gravity in the third incarnation of this neutral super-cushioned trainer based on the best-selling Adrenaline™. The men's Brooks® Defyance 3 running shoe provides a hint of stability to steady the ride, and fewer overlays soften the upper. ½-ounce lighter! 10.6 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.

Features & Benefits:

  • Rearfoot HydroFlow® ST: Enhances midsole cushioning providing additional comfort
  • DRB® Accel in midfoot: Single density compound engineered into midfoot for added support and torsional rigidity
  • Forefoot HydroFlow®: Forefoot-specific viscous fluid unit enhances cushioning under the ball of the foot, while improving flexibility
  • Full-length Bio MoGo midsole: Environmentally friendly midsole compound provides a soft, cushy, feel that lasts without sacrificing stability
  • Full-length S-257 cushsole: Provides excellent energy return and cushioning on every stride
  • HPR Plus outsole: High-density carbon rubber for increased traction and outsole durability
  • Stable-Pod configuration: Places your foot in an efficient, balanced position every stride for maximum stability and responsiveness
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Mens Brooks Defyance 3 Running Shoe
 
4.4

(based on 15 reviews)

100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Cushions impact (13)
  • Comfortable (12)
  • Breathable (8)
  • Durable (5)
  • Lightweight (5)

Cons

  • Heavy (3)

Best Uses

  • Road running (10)
    • Sizing:
    • Feels full size too small

       

      Feels half size too small

       

      Feels true to size

       

      62% 

      (8 reviews)

      Feels half size too big

       

      Feels full size too big

       
    • Width:
    • Feels too narrow

       

      Feels true to width

       

      100% 

      (13 reviews)

      Feels too wide

       
    • Arch Type:
    • Average arch (10)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Enthusiast (8)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (8)

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(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

The perfect fit for me

By Robert

from Bergen County, NJ

About Me Avid Athlete

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Breathable
  • Comfortable
  • Cushions Impact
  • Lightweight

Cons

  • Color choices

Best Uses

  • Road Running

Comments about Mens Brooks Defyance 3 Running Shoe:

I have put 900 miles on this Brook's model and I am on my third pair -- over 2,000 on the Defyance line itself. My first pair lasted 400 miles and my second held for 350 miles. I have a heavy frame and run mainly on sidewalks and city streets. I wear out the heel outside corner on the sole. Since I switched to the Defyance model (1, 2 & 3), I have never had an injury or pain related to running in my feet or knees. I am very satisfied with this shoe. My only complaint is the color. The Defyance 1 was an awesome green that looked great even after 300 miles. The Defyance 2 & 3 white shoes look dingy after 150 miles.

  • Sizing:
  • Feels true to size
  • Width:
  • Feels true to width
  • Arch Type:
  • Average Arch

(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
2.0

Tough shoe to review. As ...

By Rodolfo

from Undisclosed

Comments about Mens Brooks Defyance 3 Running Shoe:

Tough shoe to review. As a stability shoe it should probably get 4 stars. But I was looking for a neutral/cushion shoe and this has very little of either. Lighter that the Defyance 2, but an extremely firm heel, which for me created and awkward transition. The overall stability is far too much for a so called neutral shoe. Like the Adrenaline it will align your feet and control your stride. If that is what you are looking for this shoe will work for you. I began to get the little aches and pains i get after running on stability shoes. After 50 miles on these shoes I've had it. I need to turn them back in.

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Just Right For Me

By Metal Hips

from Philadelphia

About Me Casual/ Recreational

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Comfortable
  • Cushions Impact
  • Fast

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Road Running

    Comments about Mens Brooks Defyance 3 Running Shoe:

    I believe in serial monogamy with sneakers. Stay with the one you're with until it starts giving you troubles. I've switched back and forth between stability and cushioned sneakers from Asics and Brooks, and whether certain injuries were solely due to me or whether the sneakers contributed to them is an open question. But after 3 pairs of Defyance 3's, I feel just right and love landing on the cushiony midfoot/forefoot area and bouncing right up for the next smooth stride. [...]

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

    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Same great fit, but ...

    By Roger

    from Undisclosed

    Comments about Mens Brooks Defyance 3 Running Shoe:

    Same great fit, but lighter!!! This is a great shoe, I thinks it's better than the 2.

     
    4.0

    good shoe for the right price

    By Ian the Runner

    from Kalamazoo, MI

    About Me Casual/ Recreational

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Cushions Impact
    • Pronation Control

    Cons

    • Heavy
    • Poor Traction

    Best Uses

    • Road Running

    Comments about Mens Brooks Defyance 3 Running Shoe:

    Product is very well priced and looks like it will last a long while

    • Sizing:
    • Feels half size too big
    • Width:
    • Feels true to width
    • Arch Type:
    • Low Arch
    • Was this a gift?:
    • Yes
     
    4.0

    Great training shoe

    By jf in the Lou

    from St. Louis, MO

    About Me Avid Athlete

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Comfortable
    • Cushions Impact
    • Durable

    Cons

    • Heavy

    Best Uses

    • Road Running

    Comments about Mens Brooks Defyance 3 Running Shoe:

    This is my trainer for recovery workouts and the occasional long run. It's perfect for these goals as it provides comfort and durability for my feet. They're not the lightest shoes in the world, so I don't tend to use them for paced workouts or races, but they keep me healthy and happy the rest of the time.

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

    great shoe

    By Bobby D

    from Ellwood City, PA

    About Me Avid Athlete

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Comfortable
    • Cushions Impact
    • Fast
    • Good Arch Support
    • Lightweight

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Road Running

      Comments about Mens Brooks Defyance 3 Running Shoe:

      I have had several pr of the Defyance over the past 3 yrs. I am currently using them to train for a marathon, Great Shoe!

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

      Great Shoe!!

      By Runner Dave

      from Orlando, FL

      About Me Avid Athlete

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Breathable
      • Comfortable
      • Cushions Impact
      • Good Arch Support
      • Good Traction

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Road Running

        Comments about Mens Brooks Defyance 3 Running Shoe:

        Feels like a good update to the Defyance 2. I prefered the 2's color scheme and look, but the 3 is a great shoe in its own right.

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

        Brooks rock!

        By Benton runner

        from Benton ,AR

        About Me Gym Rat

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Comfortable
        • Cushions Impact

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • With Orthotics/Inserts

          Comments about Mens Brooks Defyance 3 Running Shoe:

          Love this shoe! I have 2 pairs and they hold up well for training.

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

          Good quality, comfortable shoe

          By mikel

          from Woodland

          About Me Avid Athlete

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

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

          Cons

          • Wears Out Quickly

          Best Uses

          • Road Running

          Comments about Mens Brooks Defyance 3 Running Shoe:

          I am training for a marathon, I used my first pair up in 3 months and I bought this pair for the marathon.

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

          Good Shoe but Not Great

          By 530aMile

          from NY, New York

          About Me Avid Athlete

          Pros

          • Breathable
          • Comfortable
          • Cushions Impact
          • Durable
          • Good Arch Support

          Cons

          • Heavy

          Best Uses

          • Road Running

          Comments about Mens Brooks Defyance 3 Running Shoe:

          A very comfortable Running shoe but just a bit too bulky.

          • Sizing:
          • Feels half size too small
          • Width:
          • Feels true to width
          • Arch Type:
          • High Arch
           
          5.0

          IF COMFORT AND PRICE ARE YOUR CONCERN

          By Packmule

          from Friday Harbor WA

          About Me Avid Athlete

          Verified Reviewer

          Pros

          • Breathable
          • Comfortable
          • Cushions Impact
          • Durable
          • Fast
          • Good Traction
          • Great Toe Box
          • Great with Jeans
          • Lightweight

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Wet Conditions

            Comments about Mens Brooks Defyance 3 Running Shoe:

            This shoe is very comfortable and light-weight. Great for marathon or half marathon training. Being neutral it allows your feet to do the running and not the shoe. It is also a great looking shoe that can be worn around town. Just remember to go one full size over your regular shoes.

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

            Great shoes

            By Nick S - GreenRunner

            from Atlanta, GA

            About Me Avid Athlete

            Pros

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

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Road Running

              Comments about Mens Brooks Defyance 3 Running Shoe:

              I really like these shoes. I actually like the color scheme of the ones with orange, white, and silver, better than the red and white ones. That is just cosmentically something that is my own preference, but the performance of the shoe is still great.

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

              nice shoe

              By Arno

              from Oakland, CA

              About Me Gym Rat

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Breathable
              • Comfortable
              • Cushions Impact
              • Lightweight

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Road Running

                Comments about Mens Brooks Defyance 3 Running Shoe:

                I found the shoes to be pretty much as advertised: A nice solid pair of workhorse running shoes.

                • Sizing:
                • Feels true to size
                • Width:
                • Feels true to width
                • Arch Type:
                • Average Arch
                 
                5.0

                Excellent cushioned shoe for flat feet.

                By Andrew

                from Colorado Springs, CO

                Pros

                • Breathable
                • Comfortable
                • Cushions Impact

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Endurance Training

                  Comments about Mens Brooks Defyance 3 Running Shoe:

                  Among the best running shoes I have owned. They are similar to Defyance 2s but fit my feet a little better (a little snugger). Much less clunky than Landreth 5s. I am a flat footed neutral runner.

                  • Sizing:
                  • Feels half size too small
                  • Width:
                  • Feels true to width
                  • Arch Type:
                  • Low Arch

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                  1.    Rodolfo rated this product 2 stars
                  Mon, January 11,2010:
                  Tough shoe to review. As a stability shoe it should probably get 4 stars. But I was looking for a neutral/cushion shoe and this has very little of either. Lighter that the Defyance 2, but an extremely firm heel, which for me created and awkward transition. The overall stability is far too much for a so called neutral shoe. Like the Adrenaline it will align your feet and control your stride. If that is what you are looking for this shoe will work for you. I began to get the little aches and pains i get after running on stability shoes. After 50 miles on these shoes I've had it. I need to turn them back in.
                  2.    Roger rated this product 5 stars
                  Thu, November 19,2009:
                  Same great fit, but lighter!!! This is a great shoe, I thinks it's better than the 2.

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