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$160.00
Style #120150

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

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

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Reviews

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Transcend
 
3.7

(based on 21 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (11)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (4)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (3)

55%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Comfortable (14)
  • Cushions impact (14)
  • Durable (10)
  • Arch support (9)
  • Good traction (8)

Cons

  • Uncomfortable (7)
  • Too stiff (6)
  • Poor cushioning (3)
  • Poor support / stability (3)

Best Uses

  • Gym (8)
  • Distance / endurance (6)
  • Dry conditions (4)
  • Walking (3)
    • Sizing:
    • Feels full size too small

       

      Feels half size too small

       

      Feels true to size

       

      81% 

      (17 reviews)

      Feels half size too big

       

      Feels full size too big

       
    • Width:
    • Feels too narrow

       

      Feels true to width

       

      76% 

      (16 reviews)

      Feels too wide

       
    • Arch Type:
    • Average arch (16)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Enthusiast (9), Gym rat (8), Casual/ recreational (3)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (20)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Will replace my Adrenalines!

I have owned 47 pairs of Adrenalines, yes, I don't like change and stick with what works ;)
However, I saw the bright pink color and read about the cushioning of the...Read complete review

I have owned 47 pairs of Adrenalines, yes, I don't like change and stick with what works ;)
However, I saw the bright pink color and read about the cushioning of the Transcends and decided to bite the bullet and try a change from my trusty Adrenalines. I love these shoes. I don't want to jinx myself but my last three long runs (16.5, 18 miles) were markedly faster. The only difference I can report is the shoes. I would recommend to give these shoes a try. I am not a pronator but do like supportive shoes as I am bowlegged and have weak knees. These shoes were great for my knees. Just a note for narrow (AA) wearers, they didn't have these in the narrow but I have not noticed a problem with the regular width. I just tie my laces differently so they will be tight enough on my skinny ankles.

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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

I love this - great stability shoe

By Newbie Runner

from Portland, OR

About Me Gym Rat

Pros

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

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Gym
    • Road Runningwalking

    Comments about Transcend:

    I have problems with a Morton's Neuroma and very tight calves. Some shoes aggravate the problems, but the transcend has been great. They are supportive and comfortable but don't overly restrict my foot movement. I also love that the laces don't slide back once they are adjusted. After 2 years of looking for the right shoe for me, I finally found my perfect shoe!

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

    Comment on this review

     
    1.0

    Disappointed

    By xoxoXC

    from Florida

    About Me Avid Athlete

    Pros

    • Durable
    • Good Arch Support

    Cons

    • Heavy
    • Too Stiff
    • Uncomfortable

    Best Uses

      Comments about Transcend:

      I went to a running store and had shoes especially fitted for me. I need lots of support when running because I am distance runner with hip problems so they thought these would be the best fit for me because they are supposed to be stable and provide lots of support. But I absolutely hate them, they are so uncomfortable, ugly, and heavy. Every time I wear them my feet get numb. I do not like them at all and will never buy them again.

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

      Comment on this review

      (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

       
      1.0

      BRING BACK THE TRANCE

      By Trance Queen

      from Boulder, CO

      About Me Professional Athlete

      Pros

        Cons

        • Poor Cushioning
        • Poor Stability
        • Too Stiff
        • Uncomfortable

        Best Uses

        • Dry Weather
        • Gym

        Comments about Transcend:

        Devastated by the news of the Trance being discontinued, I tried to be optimistic when receiving a pair of Transcends as a gift. Why Brooks kept the name similar to that of the Trance is beyond me; because this shoe is as close to the Trance as the Adrenaline is to the PureFlow. Immediate insertion into this clunker is an instant disappointment. This 'Guide-Rail system' just doesn't make sense to me. It has such a similar midsole to the Glycerin that it worries me that I am even obtaining adequate support. I like to visually see a midfoot shank so that I know for a fact that there is medial stability to correct my level of pronation. To my surprise, even without the midfoot shank that the Trance had, the Transcend is noticeably stiffer. Again, I don't understand. To wrap this all up, I just don't feel the same amount of cushioning, comfort or support as the Trance. To me, this is more of a 'moderate' stability shoe instead of a 'maximum' stability shoe.

        • Sizing:
        • Feels true to size
        • Width:
        • Feels true to width
        • Arch Type:
        • Average Arch
        • Was this a gift?:
        • Yes

        Comment on this review

        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        3.0

        Just Okay

        By Disappointed Brooks Owner

        from Hamilton OH

        About Me Avid Athlete

        Pros

        • Durable
        • Good Traction
        • Lightweight
        • Pronation Control

        Cons

        • Poor Cushioning
        • Too Stiff
        • Uncomfortable

        Best Uses

        • Endurance Training

        Comments about Transcend:

        I settled with these after trying out 5 different pair of running sneakers, but I wish I would have continued looking. I originally had the Adrenaline GTS 12 and LOVED them. The following series shoes didn't fit or feel the same. According to the running store, the Transcend was supposed to be a close second. In the half-marathon I trained for, my toes went numb in these shoes and I can't seem to get the laces to stay put and so they tighten toward the top of my foot. I'm disappointed given the amount I paid for the shoe, and I am also discouraged about finding a pair that work like the Adrenaline did.

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

        Comment on this review

        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        3.0

        Good, not great

        By Margot

        from Chicago

        About Me Casual/ Recreational

        Pros

        • Durable
        • Good Traction
        • Pronation Control

        Cons

        • Poor Cushioning
        • Too Stiff
        • Uncomfortable

        Best Uses

        • Gym
        • Trail Running
        • With Orthotics/Inserts

        Comments about Transcend:

        I like these shoes, but they aren't "like running on a cloud" or however the marketing describes them. They are harder and more stiff than my Brooks Ravennas which surprised me. The first run I got sore shins, but was fine for the next three. I don't feel like going through the hassle of returning them, but I probably won't buy again.

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

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