Brooks Transcend 2 Women's Support Running Shoes

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Women's Transcend

$160.00 $80.00

Style #120150

Explore plush new worlds and leave behind the traditional laws of comfort with the all-new Brooks Transcend. On a mission to maximize the Float experience, every element of this shoe was innovated using biomechanical insights. From the Ideal Pressure Zones that disperse impact to the Guide Rails that provide on-demand support, not to mention the plush comfort of Super DNA cushioning, the Transcend’s thoughtful design will blow your mind. Head reassembly not included.


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The Transcend 2 takes float to a whole new level, with an even softer feel underfoot, and a more plush feel. > See the Transcend 2 Running Shoes


  • Color: 195

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Introducing

Transcend

  • Super DNA midsole provides the ultimate in adaptive cushioning
  • Ideal Pressure Zones disperse impact for a smoother ride
  • Rounded heel offers better alignment minimizing stress on joints
  • Guide Rails to encourage your body's preferred motion path
  • Plush upper provides luxurious in-shoe comfort
Great for road running

Great for road running

Ideal for flat to medium arches

Ideal for flat to medium arches

Weight

Weight 10.1 oz

Ideal for moderate pronation

Ideal for runners with moderate pronation

Midsole drop

Midsole drop 8mm

Nightlife color available

NIghtlife color available

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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Segmented Crash Pad

Made up of fully-integrated shock absorbers to provide cushion and smooth heel-to-toe transition, maximizing the efficiency of every stride.

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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.

Segmented Crash Pad

What is it?

The Segmented Crash Pad customizes your foot's lay-down to provide amazing cushion and smooth heel-to-toe transition throughout the run.

How does it work?

We know that a key component of maximizing your run is to provide the smoothest possible heel-to-toe transition. The Segmented Crash Pad is one technology we use to achieve this goal.

Shaped like a caterpillar, the Segmented Crash Pad is a midsole made up of independent, yet fully integrated shock absorbers. As your foot strikes the ground, the segments work together to customize your individual lay down to provide the right amount of cushion and seamless heel-to-toe transition for you – making the most of all that effort you put into each stride.

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

  • Shoe Category: Support
  • Pronation: Moderate
  • Arch: Flat, Medium
  • Body Build: Medium, Large
  • Platform: Linear Platform
  • Construction Type: Stroebel
  • Water-Resistant: No
  • Waterproof: No
  • Launch Date: February 1, 2014
  • Weight: 10.1 oz

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Reviews

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Transcend
 
4.0

(based on 43 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (25)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (4)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (5)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (5)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (4)

69%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Cushions impact (33)
  • Comfortable (30)
  • Pronation control (22)
  • Arch support (21)
  • Good traction (21)

Cons

  • Uncomfortable (11)
  • Too stiff (9)
  • Heavy (6)
  • Narrow / tight (3)
  • Poor cushioning (3)

Best Uses

  • Gym (19)
  • Distance / endurance (14)
  • Dry conditions (12)
  • Walking (12)
  • With orthotics/inserts (6)
    • Sizing:
    • Feels full size too small

       

      Feels half size too small

       

      Feels true to size

       

      88% 

      (38 reviews)

      Feels half size too big

       

      Feels full size too big

       
    • Width:
    • Feels too narrow

       

      Feels true to width

       

      86% 

      (37 reviews)

      Feels too wide

       
    • Arch Type:
    • Average arch (28), Low arch (8), High arch (5)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Gym rat (17), Enthusiast (13), Casual/ recreational (11)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (42)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

The Magic Shoe

This shoe is truly in a class of its own. It is extremely durable with long-lasting and superb support and cushion, allowing me to run uphill every single day without any pain *at...Read complete review

This shoe is truly in a class of its own. It is extremely durable with long-lasting and superb support and cushion, allowing me to run uphill every single day without any pain *at all* which is a miracle for me.

I have struggled for years with painful, running-induced shin splints, knee problems and plantar fasciitis. As a result, I have usually only been able to run regularly for a few weeks or months at a time, while frequently experiencing pain, before having to give up running altogether for months or even years due to various injuries. After debilitating injuries, a sports therapist I saw years ago told me I was never going to run again. I was utterly crushed.

All of that has disappeared with this one magic shoe. I so wish I had always run in this shoe, because now it has made running completely blissful, sustainable, and healthy for my body—running now is all pros and no cons.

I urge Brooks to always always always sell this shoe and never change a thing about it!!!

VS

Most Liked Negative Review

 

Please bring back the Trance

I used to run in adrenalines, but needed more cushion. When I found the Trance I was sold. I was disappointed to hear it was discontinued. I thought I'd give the Transcend a...Read complete review

I used to run in adrenalines, but needed more cushion. When I found the Trance I was sold. I was disappointed to hear it was discontinued. I thought I'd give the Transcend a go. Unfortunately this is not a good replacement. They're very stiff and aggravate my Achilles. The toe box seems more narrow. I wanted to stick with Brooks for my running shoes, but cannot. They do not offer any other supportive high cushioned shoe. Sorry Brooks, please bring back the Trance!

Reviewed by 43 customers

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5.0

comfy shoe

By susan

from columbus, OH

About Me Casual/ Recreational

Verified Buyer
Staff Reviewer

Pros

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

Cons

    Best Uses

      Comments about Transcend:

      great support & comfy

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

      Comment on this review

       
      3.0

      Not for me.

      By Abby

      from Seattle, WA

      About Me Casual/ Recreational

      Pros

      • Comfortable
      • Cushions Impact
      • Good Traction
      • Pronation Control

      Cons

      • Narrow / Tight
      • Uncomfortable

      Best Uses

      • Dry Weather
      • Endurance Training
      • Gym
      • Wet Weather

      Comments about Transcend:

      The pick your size tool said I should order my street shoe size, but I should have ordered a half size up (as I usually do with Brooks shoes). They seem stable but it was really uncomfortable. I really wanted to like them (the color is amazing) but I'm not sure they are right for me. I'll try them again in my regular running shoe size.

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

      Comment on this review

       
      4.0

      Clunky and heavy at first

      By Sara F

      from Ohio

      About Me Avid Athlete

      Pros

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

      Cons

      • Heavy
      • Narrow / Tight
      • Too Stiff

      Best Uses

      • Dry Weather
      • Endurance Training
      • Gym

      Comments about Transcend:

      I used this for training for a marathon. When I first bought them I found them to be heavy and clunky. They gave me blisters for a week but finally stopped once I got used to them. I did eventually like them and got used to the "heaviness" per say. I think for future shoes I will go something in between neutral and this; something with enough cushioining but not too heavy. When they were new, I definitely didn't feel much shock when I was running, which was a good thing.

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

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      5.0

      I will make another purchase.

      By none

      from Georgia

      About Me Gym Rat

      Pros

      • Comfortable
      • Cushions Impact
      • Good Traction
      • Pronation Control

      Cons

      • Heavy

      Best Uses

      • Gym
      • Walking
      • With Orthotics/Inserts

      Comments about Transcend:

      I use them for walking on the treadmill at the gym.

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

      Comment on this review

       
      2.0

      Feet fall asleep

      By Kelsey the marathoner

      from Buffalo, NY

      About Me Avid Athlete

      Pros

      • Durable
      • Good Traction

      Cons

      • Poor Arch Support
      • Too Stiff
      • Uncomfortable

      Best Uses

        Comments about Transcend:

        I wear brooks to the gym and on long runs. Typcially I wear purecadences and they work great, and I run long. When I tried the transcend for even short runs and walks, my feet went numb and fell asleep.

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

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