Women's Transcend 2

Go Beyond Ordinary Running

$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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Reviews

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Transcend 2
 
4.6

(based on 10 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (6)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (4)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (0)

100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Comfortable (10)
  • Cushions impact (9)
  • Good traction (9)
  • Arch support (7)
  • Durable (7)

Cons

  • Heavy (3)

Best Uses

  • Walking (9)
  • Dry conditions (6)
  • Gym (5)
  • With orthotics/inserts (5)
  • Distance / endurance (3)
    • Sizing:
    • Feels full size too small

       

      Feels half size too small

       

      Feels true to size

       

      100% 

      (10 reviews)

      Feels half size too big

       

      Feels full size too big

       
    • Width:
    • Feels too narrow

       

      Feels true to width

       

      100% 

      (10 reviews)

      Feels too wide

       
    • Arch Type:
    • Average arch (5), Low arch (4)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Casual/ recreational (4), Enthusiast (3)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (10)

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5.0

Beautiful AND comfortable

By PB

from Oregon

About Me Casual/ Recreational

Pros

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

Cons

    Best Uses

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

    Comments about Transcend 2:

    I wear these for work and for walking

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

    Comment on this review

     
    5.0

    Love them!

    By Running Mom

    from Charlotte, NC

    About Me Casual/ Recreational

    Pros

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

    Cons

    • Heavy

    Best Uses

    • Dry Weather
    • Gym
    • Walking

    Comments about Transcend 2:

    Great fit! Comfortable! Great for running!

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

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    4.0

    Just Right

    By Michelle Fix-n-Flip

    from Prescott, AZ

    About Me Casual/ Recreational

    Pros

    • Comfortable
    • Durable
    • Good Traction
    • Lightweight
    • Pronation Control

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Walking
      • With Orthotics/Inserts

      Comments about Transcend 2:

      I don't run. I am on my feet a lot (standing or walking). I bought for the support Brooks shoes offer. I have flat feet and my left ankle has Posterior Tibial Tendonitis Weakness. I am a women's 12. The Transcend 2 fit like a glove! Supportive with my inserts, comfortable.

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

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      (0 of 2 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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        (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Brooks Is Still the Best

        By Never Quit

        from Houston, TX

        About Me Avid Athlete

        Pros

        • Comfortable
        • Cool colors
        • Cushions Impact
        • Durable
        • Good Arch Support
        • Good Traction
        • Great For Orthotics
        • Lightweight
        • Pronation Control
        • Responsive

        Cons

          Best Uses

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

          Comments about Transcend 2:

          About four years ago, I switched from conventional running shoes (my last shoe was the Brooks Adrenaline GTS) to minimalist shoes. Well, it turns out that while some of my other injuries faded away, I developed a new one: posterior tibial tendonitis. My podiatrist told me that if I didn't go back to wearing my orthotics and a more stable shoe, I would continue to exacerbate the problem and simply never get better. So I made my way to the local running store, and told the clerk there that I have always worn Brooks. She brought the Transcend 2 out, and while initially I thought it looked a tad bit orthopedic compared to my flimsy minimalist shoes, it turns out that it is one of the best shoes I have ever worn. My orthotics fit perfectly in them (once I cut off the back end of the insole that comes with the shoe), I have yet to roll an ankle (which I do all the time), and they are lighter than I expected from a conventional running shoe. I admit that I bought another pair of running shoes from another brand to have some variety, but they're terrible compared to these, and I'll be donating them soon. Brooks knows how to make a quality shoe for those of us who need a little something extra to support our unique gait and mechanics. I am buying a second pair, and possibly a third (in case they become discontinued somewhere down the road!). Although they are a bit pricey, they are worth every single penny. Thank you for continuing to make such an amazing shoe!

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

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