Men's Transcend 2

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$170.00

Style #110189

Go beyond your ordinary running experience the new Transcend 2 men's running shoe. It has everything you need and probably a few things you didn't even know you needed until right now. It starts with Ideal Pressure Zones that disperse impact and continues with Guide Rails that provide on-demand support. Then there is the plush comfort of adaptive Super DNA cushioning, the innovative rounded heel that assists your body's natural running motion, and the segmented crash pad that allows for flawless heel-to-toe transition. The smartly-designed, high-performance upper enhances the cool comfort and oh, why are you still reading this and not out running in the new Transcend 2?


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What's New

Transcend 2

  • Super DNA midsole provides the ultimate in custom comfort
  • Ideal Pressure Zones disperse impact for a smoother ride
  • Rounded heel offers better alignment for increased support
  • External guide rails for superior pronation control
  • Moisture-management mesh upper lets your feet breathe
Great for road racing

Great for road racing

Ideal for Flat to Medium Arches

Ideal for Flat to Medium Arches

Ideal for moderate pronation

Ideal for moderate pronation

Midsole drop

Midsole Drop 8mm

Weight

Weight 11.9 oz

Technology

Guide Rails

Midsole construction that helps your hips, knees and joints move in their unique motion path.

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Ideal Pressure Zones

Distribute pressure evenly under your foot, transforming your run into a more comfortable and effortless ride.

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Rounded Heel

The slight curve of the heel aligns force through the center of your ankle joint, reducing internal stress on your body.

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Super DNA

An adaptable midsole material that offers increased cushioning while providing peak energy return and support.

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Guide Rails

What is it?

Guide Rails are built into the footwear midsole and revolutionize traditional stability technology found in running shoes. Delivering on-demand support, Guide Rails allow your hips, knees and joints to move within their unique motion path while you run – all without traditional posts.

This innovative new form of stability doesn't "correct" your stride. Instead it assists your body in finding its natural path, or Stride Signature.

How does it work?

A good way to think about how Guide Rails work is to picture a bobsled track. As the bobsled rockets down the icy course, the crew works to guide it down the "line" – the ideal path through the course. The fastest times are achieved when the sled glides effortlessly down the course with limited side-to-side movement.

Now, let’s apply this to the runner.

Much like the bobsled, runners perform best when they stay within their personal "line" – what we like to call their Natural Habitual Joint Motion. Guide Rails are designed to do just this – help runners maintain the most efficient and natural motion throughout the run.

Ideal Pressure Zones

What is it?

Ideal Pressure Zones distribute pressure evenly under your foot, transforming your run into a more comfortable and effortless ride from heel to forefoot.

How does it work?

When we take a step back to examine how runners run, we recognize that the highest amount of impact happens as you propel yourself forward. Knowing that this is the moment of highest impact, we’ve reshaped the outsole to disperse pressure evenly throughout your whole foot -- from heel to mid-foot to forefoot.

This means that impact is no longer felt in just one area of the foot which could cause “hot spots” (places that rub or cause pain throughout the run) but is instead dispersed evenly across the entire foot, leading to a smoother, float-like transition as you glide through your run.

Ideal Pressure Zones work in conjunction with our other shoe technologies to help runners maintain their most efficient and natural motion throughout the run.

Rounded Heel

What is it?

“Rounded Heel” is just a fancy name that we like to use for the rounded and reduced heel on our shoes. The slight curvature in the heel vastly improves the alignment of your body, encouraging a more efficient stride.

How does it work?

It’s really quite simple. The curvature in the heel works to align the body by shifting the contact point forward. As you hit the ground there is a greater clearance distance under the middle of your heel, which aligns force through the center of your ankle, thus reducing internal stress on your body.

Super DNA

What is it?

An adaptable midsole material that combines plushness with adaptability and provides 25% more cushioning than BioMoGo DNA.

Traditional cushioning takes a one-size-fits-all approach, but we know that each runner is different. Super DNA was developed to continuously tailor the level of cushioning to your specific needs – even as they change during the run.

How does it work?

Super DNA is made up of a highly viscous non-Newtonian material or more simply put, a material that adapts to the specific force you apply to it. Part of the brilliance is that this compound was engineered to perform at the molecular level (picture millions of resilient 'nanosprings').

If you looked at Super DNA through a microscope, you’d see that it's made up of individual molecules connected in strands. These strands (which form chains) react to the amount of force placed on the foot, dispersing pressure and providing resiliency. Bottom line of this physics lesson: You get tailored cushioning that reacts to your specific weight, pace, gait, movement and running environment – "made-for-me" cushioning vs. "one size fits all."

And, as with all good technology, we’ve taken it a step further:

  • Super DNA is our latest stop on the DNA journey. Introduced with the Transcend and now found in the Glycerin, Super DNA combines the adaptability of DNA and adds 25% more cushioning than BioMoGo DNA while still maintaining the same energy return and biodegradable properties. Essentially you get the best of both worlds – adaptability and ultimate cushioning.

Other benefits include:

  • Significantly more cushioning than standard midsole materials
  • Increased energy-return for more pep in your step
  • Great performance no matter your weight or running pace
  • Smoother transition from heel to toe

Specifications

  • Pronation: Moderate
  • Arch: Flat, Medium
  • Body Build: Small, Medium, Large
  • Platform: Universal Platform
  • Surface: Road/Track
  • Weight: 11.9

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Transcend 2
 
4.7

(based on 3 reviews)

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  • Cushions impact (3)

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Distance / endurance (3)
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        Feels full size too big

         
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      • Feels too narrow

         

        Feels true to width

         

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        Feels too wide

         
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      • Low arch (3)

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    5.0

    Extremely comfortable, very stable

    By Jeremy the Runner

    from Strasbourg

    About Me Gym Rat

    Pros

    • Comfortable
    • Cushions Impact
    • Good Traction
    • Lightweight
    • Pronation Control
    • Responsive

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Endurance Training

      Comments about Transcend 2:

      I just bought these running shoes and I've run 5 times so far with it.

      They are very comfortable, far more than any running shoe I've ever tried. I was at this specialized running shop, and I fell in love with them the very second I put them on.

      They look large and heavy, but the sensation is quite the opposite: they feel very light, comfortable and very stable.

      The cushioning is outstanding, and the shoe fits my feet (pronation, low-arch, heavy runner). I had TFL (knee pain), with this shoe it's gone.

      These are the best shoes I've ever tried.

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

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      (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      a must try if your a heel striker

      By Prairie Path

      from Chicago, Illinois

      About Me Avid Athlete

      Pros

      • Comfortable
      • Cushions Impact
      • Durable
      • Good Arch Support
      • Pronation Control

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Dry Weather
        • Endurance Training
        • Trail Running
        • Wet Weather

        Comments about Transcend 2:

        Shoes are very durable and excellent for winter running. Been a runner pretty much my whole life. Also a heel striker. Find my strike more to the mid foot when wearing the transcends. Been wearing for couple years now with no issues. Worth the extra few dollars.

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

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        (12 of 13 customers found this review helpful)

         
        4.0

        If you like the T1's you'll love

        By Needle in cotton

        from Phoenix, AZ

        About Me Avid Athlete

        Pros

        • 8mm Drop
        • Cushions Impact
        • Lightweight

        Cons

        • Day Glow Color

        Best Uses

        • Endurance Training

        Comments about Transcend 2:

        Ran a 13.1 a little over a week after receiving the shoes. No issues with break in. T2's are cushioned without being squishy and very light on the feet. Only reason I didn't give them 5 stars is the god awful highlighter color, but maybe I'm just behind the times. I guess one plus is that they are high visibility.

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

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