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Women's Transcend

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
  • 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
 
4.2

(based on 60 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (38)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (7)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (5)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (6)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (4)

76%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Cushions impact (45)
  • Comfortable (44)
  • Pronation control (34)
  • Arch support (31)
  • Good traction (26)

Cons

  • Uncomfortable (12)
  • Too stiff (10)
  • Heavy (7)
  • Narrow / tight (4)
  • Poor cushioning (3)

Best Uses

  • Gym (24)
  • Walking (22)
  • Distance / endurance (21)
  • Dry conditions (17)
  • With orthotics/inserts (8)
    • Sizing:
    • Feels full size too small

       

      Feels half size too small

       

      Feels true to size

       

      92% 

      (55 reviews)

      Feels half size too big

       

      Feels full size too big

       
    • Width:
    • Feels too narrow

       

      Feels true to width

       

      90% 

      (54 reviews)

      Feels too wide

       
    • Arch Type:
    • Average arch (41), Low arch (11), High arch (6)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Casual/ recreational (20), Gym rat (19), Enthusiast (18)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (58)

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!

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5.0

Best running shoes I've tried in years

By 

from Boston, MA

About Me Avid Athlete

Verified Buyer

Pros

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

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Endurance Training
    • Road Running

    Comments about Transcend:

    This is one high-end shoe that actually lives up to its claims. Coming back from injury, I put on weight and lost fitness. This shoe offers the perfect support and comfort to allow me to get back without hurt again.

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

    Comment on this review

     
    4.0

    Great Pair of Shoes

    By 

    from Prairieville, LA

    About Me Casual/ Recreational

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Cushions Impact
    • Lightweight
    • Pronation Control

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Endurance Training
      • Walking

      Comments about Transcend:

      I have these in the pink color and they look amazing and seems to catch everyones attention. I am trying to start a walk/run routine so I purchased the Transcends. I tried them on and the first couple of steps came with a little pain shooting through my heel. I will guess that is because I have never worn a pair of shoes that force my flat over-pronated feet to operate in proper form. After about of week of wearing them, I find that they are a little stiff and a tad bit narrow in the toe area but not uncomfortably so.

      • 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

      Comfy but trendy

      By 

      from Norman, OK

      About Me Casual/ Recreational

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Comfortable
      • Good Arch Support
      • Lightweight

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Endurance Training
        • Gym
        • Walking
        • Work

        Comments about Transcend:

        So lightweight and comfortable. Beautiful, vivid colors!

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

        Comment on this review

         
        5.0

        Love these shoes

        By 

        from Needles,CA

        About Me Avid Athlete

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Comfortable
        • Cushions Impact
        • Good Arch Support

        Cons

        • Heavy

        Best Uses

        • Long Distances
        • Running Flat Surfaces

        Comments about Transcend:

        I wore these for my first marathon and they were great-very few blisters and foot problems!

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

        Comment on this review

         
        2.0

        Uncomfortable

        By 

        from Denton, TX

        About Me Casual/ Recreational

        Pros

        • Cushions Impact
        • Durable

        Cons

        • Too Stiff
        • Uncomfortable

        Best Uses

          Comments about Transcend:

          I run every other day on all types of surfaces. The Transcend is cushioned and attractive but there is somethng a little off about the fit across the metatarsal bones, (bones just behind the toes) in my experience. The width of the shoe is fine but the eyelets and shoe decor cause me pain from contact on those bones, mainly the one behind the big toe and the one behind the little toe. My feet are normal/average. I've changed the tension in the laces time and time again but what happens is the shoes can be extremely loose but the upper is so stiff when it bends it contacts those bones in a painful way. This is the first time I have experienced this particular problem (20+ years running). The shoe is an extreme support shoe and you are not likely to roll an ankle with the Guide Rails, hopefully they have tweaked the upper for the next Transcend. I just can't get these to work for me.

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

          Comment on this review

           
          5.0

          I would buy again

          By 

          from Summit hill, pa

          About Me Professional Athlete

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Comfortable
          • Cushions Impact
          • Good Arch Support

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Trail Running
            • Wet Weather
            • With Orthotics/Inserts

            Comments about Transcend:

            I wear first few days it hurt both my big toes nail. I hope few weeks not bother my toes. I have nike running shoe it bother my ankle. I have brooks it not my bother my ankle and back it support it perfect to running.

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

            Comment on this review

             
            5.0

            Finally a sneaker that works for me!

            By 

            from Syracuse, NY

            About Me Casual/ Recreational

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

              Cons

                Best Uses

                  Comments about Transcend:

                  Transcend is the first sneaker that I have found that works for me and my flat feet.

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

                  Comment on this review

                   
                  5.0

                  Outstanding super cushy

                  By 

                  from River Dale , NJ

                  About Me Avid Athlete

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Comfortable
                  • Cushions Impact
                  • Pronation Control

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Endurance Training
                    • Walking

                    Comments about Transcend:

                    I wore the Addiction shoes for as long as I can remember. Addiction XI came out much lighter and with considerably less support that the previous version so I went ahead tried the transcend. They are great motion control shoes and have great cushioning. I am extremely happy with this shoes, please don't change them!

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

                    Comment on this review

                     
                    5.0

                    I love Transcend!! Please keep making this product!!

                    By 

                    from Oxford, IN

                    About Me Avid Athlete

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

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

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Dry Weather
                      • Endurance Training
                      • Gym
                      • Trail Running
                      • Walking

                      Comments about Transcend:

                      Walking is my exercise of choice, whether it be 3 miles, 5 miles, or a half marathon! I have purchased many types of "walking" shoes, but Transcend are the best by far! I would not buy any other brand! Our last vacation was to San Francisco and I was able to walk UP and DOWN the city all day long with my Transcend!

                      • 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

                      Very comfortable.

                      By 

                      from Uxbridge, MA

                      About Me Avid Athlete

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Comfortable
                      • Good Arch Support
                      • Pronation Control

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                          Comments about Transcend:

                          Just bought these and ran a 1/2 marathon. No hot spots or soreness.

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

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