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Men's Trance 12

$150.00 $97.00

Style #110130

Live large with the luxurious ride of the Trance 12. This shoe has a taste for the finer technologies in life, like a Segmented Crash Pad that articulates the midsole for a perfectly smooth heel-to-toe transition. We moved the heel counter to the outside of the shoe for even more interior comfort, plus built-in bootie-like design for a silky feel. This shoe is so plush that, pretty soon, it will be on an episode of MTv® Cribs.

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Specifications

  • Shoe Category: Support
  • Arch: Medium, High
  • Body Build: Medium, Large
  • Platform: Universal Platform
  • DNA Layout: Full-length DNA Layout
  • Construction Type: Strobel
  • Water-Resistant: No
  • Waterproof: No
  • Launch Date: January 1, 2013
  • Weight: 12.2 oz
  • Midsole Drop: 10 mm

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Trance 12
 
4.4

(based on 38 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (25)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (9)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (1)

92%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Comfortable (34)
  • Cushions impact (32)
  • Arch support (23)
  • Pronation control (21)
  • Durable (17)

Cons

  • Heavy (4)
  • Too stiff (3)

Best Uses

  • Distance / endurance (25)
  • Dry conditions (15)
  • Gym (12)
  • Walking (12)
  • Trail running (10)
    • Sizing:
    • Feels full size too small

       

      Feels half size too small

       

      Feels true to size

       

      84% 

      (31 reviews)

      Feels half size too big

       

      Feels full size too big

       
    • Width:
    • Feels too narrow

       

      Feels true to width

       

      97% 

      (37 reviews)

      Feels too wide

       
    • Arch Type:
    • Average arch (27), Low arch (8)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Enthusiast (19), Casual/ recreational (13), Gym rat (6)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (37)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Much better than my Saucony's

I have been running consistently for 3 years now and have tried various shoes and the Trance 12 has been the best so far, great feel, super sturdy and supportive and at a good...Read complete review

I have been running consistently for 3 years now and have tried various shoes and the Trance 12 has been the best so far, great feel, super sturdy and supportive and at a good price point for what I needed. I will be running my first half marathon in Feb 2013 and I am looking forward to how they will feel for that distance in colder weather.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

120K and ready for the dumpster

I wore the Adrenaline 12s last year and loved them. Went through 4 pairs with each one lasting about 650-700K. I overpronate, and slightly more with my right foot than left. The...Read complete review

I wore the Adrenaline 12s last year and loved them. Went through 4 pairs with each one lasting about 650-700K. I overpronate, and slightly more with my right foot than left. The adrenaline 12s would break down on the back right heel after those hundreds of km's. I tried the Adrenaline 13s and went through the heel after only 120K! At the Boston Marathon Expo I spoke to the Brooks staff who suggested the Trance 12s. They are comfortable out of the box and you can feel they have more cushioning than the Adrenaline's. however, the Trance's broke down completely after 80K! I haven't changed how I run, but instead, I believe Brooks has changed the rubber on their soles, meaning they are softer now. There is no way shoes should be breaking down after a week of running!! I complained to Brooks and kudos to them they are giving me a new pair. However, I know it's just going to break down quickly. Hoping the Adrenaline 14s go back to the old rubber/soles or else I'll be switching shoe companies. In the meantime, I'm searching the web for Adrenaline 12s!!

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5.0

my fourth Trance

By 

from San Jose, Ca

About Me Avid Athlete

Pros

  • Cushions Impact
  • Pronation Control

Cons

  • Cushion Last A Season
  • Last A Season

Best Uses

  • Hills Intervalsplyos P
  • Hill Training
  • Plyos
  • Speed Intervals
  • Support Plantar Facia

Comments about Trance 12:

I train running faster and shorter distances and they work great for me.

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

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3.0

Did not like design changes from 10

By 

from Seattle

About Me Casual/ Recreational

Pros

  • Durable
  • Lightweight

Cons

  • Narrow / Tight
  • Uncomfortable

Best Uses

    Comments about Trance 12:

    I really liked the Trance 10 but was unable to find a 10 to purchase so tried the new Trance 12. I did not like the design changes from the 10 to the 12 - toe box much narrower and less rounded, over all a narrower fit. Basically a totally differently designed and fitting shoe. It did not work for my foot. I would recommend it as it may fit another person's foot just fine.

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

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    5.0

    Brooks Trance 12 almost a perfect shoe!

    By 

    from Salisbury, MD

    About Me Avid Athlete

    Pros

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

    Cons

    • Heal Cup A Little Big
    • Toe Box A Bit Too Roomy

    Best Uses

    • Endurance Training

    Comments about Trance 12:

    The Brooks Trance 12 is almost a perfect running shoe. I've been running "short" (5 miles or less)distances in the Adrenaline GTS's for years but needed something with more cushioning for longer runs (I'm 6' tall 190 lbs). I tried Asics Gel Kayano 17's and they were great until they changed the design and now feels like little to no pronation control. I took a chance with the Brooks Trance 12 and they are awesome! After 8 miles it only feels like I have run 3, 13 miles, no problem, still comfy with just the right amount of pronation control. Speed, right on, jump from a 8 min pace to a 6:38 pace with no squishy feel. Very responsive, like stepping on the gas pedal of a corvette with the comfy ride of a cadillac. Feels pretty light considering the typ of shoe it is. Only nitch is the heal cup is a little big and the toe box a bit too roomy (my toes get a little sore from the freedom). I like the the snugger feel of the Adrenaline GTS. All in all, I love the Trance 12, but if Brooks were to put the Adrenaline GTS's upper on the Trance 12 foot bed it WOULD BE THE ABSOLUTE PERFECT SHOE!! I wish they could do this for me, it would be the only shoe I would buy. Ever. Until then, the Trance 12 will be my go to shoe... as long as I can still purchase. I give it 4 1/2 Stars. Very very sad to see it on the "Endangered Shoe" list. I would absolutely highly recommend this shoe!

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

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    5.0

    best shoe I've ever had

    By 

    from Los Alamos, NM

    About Me Casual/ Recreational

    Pros

    • Comfortable
    • Cushions Impact
    • Pronation Control
    • Responsive

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Endurance Training

      Comments about Trance 12:

      I mostly run on asphalt. These shoes make the run feel like I'm on sand. They cushion more effectively than any other shoe I've owned and make the run energetic from beginning to end.

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

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      5.0

      Very Sorry for the End of the Line

      By 

      from Nebraska

      About Me Avid Athlete

      Pros

      • Comfortable
      • Cushions Impact

      Cons

        Best Uses

          Comments about Trance 12:

          I am very sorry that the Trance line has ended. I've trained for and run a dozen half marathons in them and have no desire to find another shoe, so I'll be buying several pairs before they disappear for good.

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

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          5.0

          Great product and a great fit for me!

          By 

          from Baton Rouge, La.

          About Me Casual/ Recreational

          Pros

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

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Walking

            Comments about Trance 12:

            Great shoe that fits really well for my flat feet!

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

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            4.0

            Great stability shoes

            By 

            from Malaysia

            About Me Casual/ Recreational

            Pros

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

            Cons

            • Heavy
            • Loose Heel Fit
            • Too Stiff

            Best Uses

            • Dry Weather
            • Endurance Training
            • Walking

            Comments about Trance 12:

            everything about the Trance 12 is great. except for its weight and the loose heel fit. But you wont feel the weight when you start to run.

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

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            4.0

            Review from a woman: men's trance 12

            By 

            from Vermont

            About Me Avid Athlete

            Pros

            • Comfortable
            • Cushions Impact
            • Good Arch Support
            • Responsive

            Cons

            • Heavy

            Best Uses

            • Dry Weather
            • Endurance Training
            • Gym

            Comments about Trance 12:

            I am a female who bought the men's version because they do not carry the trance 12 in woman's wide. That having been said, they are very comfortable and supportive! I run 4 times a week and am training for a 1/2 marathon. I overpronate very slightly and have a normal arch. They feel quite stable without loosing the cushioned feeling that I like. I am new to Brooks brand and have been a New Balance wearer until now. My only minor complaint is that they are a tad bit heavy feeling. If these hold up I will definitely be back for more Brooks!

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

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            5.0

            Thank you

            By 

            from Undisclosed location

            About Me Casual/ Recreational

            Pros

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

            Cons

            • Need Funkier Colors

            Best Uses

            • Dry Weather
            • Endurance Training
            • Trail Running

            Comments about Trance 12:

            Thank you!!! I have had knee problems for the last two years and being in the military it is hard not too run. After going through GATES testing I was told what shoes I should be running in and what brands are out there. I was told to get Brooks, a decision I do not regret. I started using these two months ago and my run times are coming down really fast. My knees don't hurt nearly as much. Again thank you!!! Maybe you could offer some other colors?

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

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            5.0

            My go-to shoe in the Brooks line-up

            By 

            from Oklahoma City, OK

            About Me Avid Athlete

            Brooks Fanatics - Sponsored Athletes

            Pros

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

            Cons

              Best Uses

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

              Comments about Trance 12:

              I used to run only in the Adrenaline model. I decided to give the Trance a try this year and am extremely happy I made the switch. I use an arch support orthotic and it works well with the Trance. I've been very happy with the wear and tear as I've trained for my Ironman race this year as well. If you like the Adrenaline, you might give the Trance a run and see if you feel the same way. I felt it was worth the upgrade.

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

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