Women's Transcend 2

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$170.00

Style #120183

Go beyond your ordinary running experience the new Transcend 2 women'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 9.9 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: Mild
  • Arch: Medium, High
  • Body Build: Small, Medium, Large
  • Platform: Universal Platform
  • Surface: Road/Track
  • Weight: 9.9 oz

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Transcend 2
 
4.5

(based on 6 reviews)

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    (3)

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    (3)

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Pros

  • Comfortable (6)
  • Cushions impact (6)
  • Good traction (5)
  • Arch support (4)
  • Pronation control (4)

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Walking (5)
    • Dry conditions (3)
    • Gym (3)
      • Sizing:
      • Feels full size too small

         

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        Feels true to size

         

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        Feels full size too big

         
      • Width:
      • Feels too narrow

         

        Feels true to width

         

        100% 

        (6 reviews)

        Feels too wide

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

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    (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

     
    4.0

    great shoe

    By love brooks

    from tn

    About Me Gym Rat

    Pros

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

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Dry Weather
      • Gym

      Comments about Transcend 2:

      Great shoe

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

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      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Simply an Outstanding Shoe!

      By Never Give Up

      from Houston, TX

      About Me Avid Athlete

      Pros

      • Comfortable
      • Cushions Impact
      • Durable
      • Excellent Stability
      • Good Arch Support
      • Good Traction
      • Lightweight
      • Pronation Control
      • Responsive

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Dry Weather
        • Gym
        • Walking
        • Wet Weather
        • With Orthotics/Inserts

        Comments about Transcend 2:

        About four years ago I switched from a traditional running shoe to a minimal shoe, specifically, the New Balance Minimus. Before that, I was exclusively a Brooks shoe girl. The last pair I bought before switching was the Adrenaline GTS. I recently developed posterior tibial tendonitis, and my podiatrist told me that I needed to start wearing my orthotics again or the tendon will never get better. So, off to the store I went, and after telling the clerk that I used to wear Brooks, she brought out the Transcend 2. While my bank account forgot how much truly good shoes cost, I can honestly say that these shoes are worth every single penny. They are amazingly stable, responsive, and my orthotics fit in them perfectly (I cut off the back half of the insole that comes with the shoe for a better fit). I thought they would be so much heavier compared to my minimalist shoes, but they aren't. I have not once rolled either ankle (which is a huge problem for me) because these shoes are so stable. Thank you, Brooks, for continuing to produce such amazing shoes! And yes, I shall buy more than one pair just in case they discontinue them! After taking out a small loan, of course. :)

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

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        (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Running on soles

        By Go Granny

        from Southlake, Texas

        About Me Avid Athlete

        Verified Reviewer

        Pros

        • Comfortable
        • Cushions Impact
        • Good Arch Support
        • Good Traction
        • Lightweight
        • Pretty
        • Pronation Control
        • Responsive

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Distance running
          • Dry Weather
          • Trail Running
          • Walking

          Comments about Transcend 2:

          The Transcends 2 feel like runing on a cushioned sole. The uppers aren't even felt. This shoe is so light and yet so cushioned, I won't want to wear any other shoes. They are perfect for long distances.

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

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          (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

           
          4.0

          A great all around shoe

          By culvie26

          from Great Falls, MT

          About Me Professional Athlete

          Pros

          • Comfortable
          • Cushions Impact
          • Durable
          • Good Traction

          Cons

          • Heavy
          • Less Responsive
          • Poor Arch Support

          Best Uses

          • Endurance Training
          • Gym
          • Hiking
          • Running
          • Trail Running
          • Walking
          • Work

          Comments about Transcend 2:

          A great shoe for work, gym and running. I use this shoe on road, track, and some dirt trails. Its durable, and sturdy. I love it for my long runs, the stability and coushining really help me push through the long miles. My only complaint is that its not very responsive when it come to doing speed work. but if speed work isn't your thing, then this is a great running shoe for you@!

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

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          (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

           
          4.0

          a great everyday show

          By culvie26

          from Great Falls, MT

          About Me Professional Athlete

          Pros

          • Comfortable
          • Cushions Impact
          • Durable
          • Good Traction

          Cons

          • Heavy

          Best Uses

          • Hiking
          • Running
          • To And From
          • Walking
          • Work

          Comments about Transcend 2:

          I love this shoe. I use it for my long runs, the stability and cushioning really gets me through the long miles, They look great, everyone asked me about my orange and purple shoes, they are durable, and good for most surfaces. road, track, dirt and even some trails. I have been very impressed so far! But if your looking to run fats, I would choose something else, they aren't as responsive as a smaller lighter shoe.. and thats my only complaint.

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

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