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The Brooks Defyance 7 is a standard, daily running, neutral shoe designed for a neutral foot motion.


Important Shipping Note: U.S. sales only.


Enjoy the celebrated fit and feel of the Adrenaline GTS in a neutral package with the Brooks Defyance 7. A daily trainer that offers an effortless heel-to-toe transition, this shoe will keep you protected from the hard ground with its adaptable DNA cushioning. A breathable mesh upper offers a personalized wrap around your foot, giving the Defyance 7 a strong case to be your next go-to trainer.

Model Number:

Weight: 11.0 oz (size 9)

Stack Height: 29mm (Heel), 20mm (Forefoot)

Available Widths: D=Medium

How It Fits (based on width D) 

  • Sizing: Standard running shoe length
  • Heel: Medium
  • Mid-foot: Medium to high volume
  • Forefoot: Medium
  • Toe-Box Height: Medium
  • Arch Structure: Low
  • Shoe Shape: Semi-Curved


  • Rearfoot and Forefoot DNA cushioning gel is a highly viscous liquid that changes to become more or less firm in response to each individual's weight, pace, biomechanics, and running environment.
  • BioMoGo full-length midsole offers resilient cushioning and is made of environment-friendly, biodegradable materials.
  • DRB Accel is a thermoplastic polyurethane unit located in the midfoot for balanced support and torsional rigidity.
  • S-257 Crushole is a midsole compound used as an insole to deliver even more cushioning and flexibility
  • Caterpillar Crash Pad is a segmented crash pad that flexes with the foot, offering customized cushioning and stability for a smooth heel-to-toe transition.
  • Flextra varies the degree of support providing tuned flexibility.


  • HPR Plus is a high abrasion-resistant rubber located in the heel and forefoot for durable traction.
  • Blown Rubber in the forefoot offers durability, responsiveness and flexibility.
  • Stable Pod Configuration is a stable midsole/outsole design that sets the foot up for an efficient, balanced heel-to-toe transition.
  • Omni Grooves enhance midsole flexibility without compromising cushioning.


  • Element Mesh is a moisture-managing, breathable mesh upper.
  • Synthetic Overlays are strategically located to provide a snug, secure fit.
  • Element Linings underneath the upper aid in moisture transfer and comfort.
  • Adjustable Saddle Construction allows for a personalized and secure midfoot fit.
  • Profile Sockliner made of BioMoGo foam provides contoured support and cushioning.
  • Strobel Last with the upper stitched to full length fabric for a comfortable underfoot feel.

Footwear Performance Characteristics

Pronation Control: What's This?

  • Neutral
    • Min
    • Mod
  • Support
    • Min
    • Mod
    • Max
  • Motion Control
    • Mod
    • Max

Heel-Toe Offset (mm): What's This?

  • 0
  • 1-2
  • 3-4
  • 5-6
  • 7-8
  • 9-10
  • 11+

Stack Height:

  • Barefoot
  • Minimal
  • Low
  • Medium
  • High
  • Maximal


  • Road
  • Road-Trail
  • Hard Trail
  • Varied Trail
  • Soft Trail

Shoe Type:

  • Premium
  • Standard
  • Performance
  • Racing

Customer Reviews

Comments: Great Shoe! I've ran in the ghost and glycerin in the past. The ghost wears out too fast on the bottom. The glycerin has great cushioning but can be bulky and heavy feeling. The Defyance is a good in-between shoe. Good for long runs and easy short runs. Great fit and great upper. The tongue is one of the best I've ever had in running shoes, it doesn't slide and stays comfortably in place.
From: Tyler, Outer Banks, NC, USA. October 1st 2014

Comments: 35 miles a week. Very comfortable shoe. I don't understand why this shoe is not promoted. It has just enough support for a neutral shoe. Great shoe for daily training.
From: Patricio, Hackettstown, NJ, USA. July 19th 2014