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Men's Transcend

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Style #110157

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


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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 12.2 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: Universal Platform
  • Construction Type: Stroebel
  • Water-Resistant: No
  • Waterproof: No
  • Launch Date: February 1, 2014
  • Weight: 12.2 oz

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Transcend
 
3.9

(based on 62 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (27)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (18)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (8)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (4)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (5)

80%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Cushions impact (50)
  • Comfortable (49)
  • Arch support (28)
  • Pronation control (25)
  • Responsive (23)

Cons

  • Narrow / tight (12)
  • Wears quickly (8)
  • Heavy (7)
  • Uncomfortable (6)
  • Too stiff (4)

Best Uses

  • Distance / endurance (30)
  • Dry conditions (27)
  • Walking (18)
  • Gym (15)
  • Trail running (13)
    • Sizing:
    • Feels full size too small

       

      Feels half size too small

       

      Feels true to size

       

      84% 

      (51 reviews)

      Feels half size too big

       

      Feels full size too big

       
    • Width:
    • Feels too narrow

       

      Feels true to width

       

      75% 

      (44 reviews)

      Feels too wide

       
    • Arch Type:
    • Average arch (41), Low arch (12), High arch (5)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Enthusiast (30), Casual/ recreational (19), Gym rat (9)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (60)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Brooks Transcend

I bought this shoe a few days ago, and its the best shoe I've ever ran in. I train MMA and use the product for running miles outside on pavement to burn calories,...Read complete review

I bought this shoe a few days ago, and its the best shoe I've ever ran in. I train MMA and use the product for running miles outside on pavement to burn calories, build endurance, and lose weight. I ran in the Brooks Beast in a 12.5 Wide for over a year before purchasing the Transcends. The Transcend is lighter, more cushioned, and just as wide (size 13). I'll admit I had to change the factory insoles to gel insoles to make it more comfortable, but for me thats with any shoe as I am flat footed and almost 300lbs. These shoes are more comfortable and have more bounce than any other running shoes I've had.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

All good except for....

The heel to toe drop on this shoe is ideal for me. The cushioning feels very good (I'm a 230 lb runner). Lacing is comfortable, toe box wide enough, weight is...Read complete review

The heel to toe drop on this shoe is ideal for me. The cushioning feels very good (I'm a 230 lb runner). Lacing is comfortable, toe box wide enough, weight is fine. My main problem with this shoe is that the material used to trim the upper portion of the shoe near the toes is very firm/hard. Where my foot bends, right near the toes, the firm material bends inward and pushes into my foot and is very uncomfortable after about 3 miles. I want to return these shoes, but not sure the store will take them back. They may just end up being a short distance shoe, but I had high hopes they would become my distance trainer.

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4.0

Nearly perfect running shoe with one minor flaw

By 

from Portland, OR

About Me Casual/ Recreational

Verified Buyer

Pros

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

Cons

  • Wears Quickly

Best Uses

  • Dry Weather
  • Endurance Training
  • Trail Running

Comments about Transcend:

I love most everything about the Transcend except for one thing: the reinforcement just over the big toe doesn't last long. Big toe pokes through the upper within a month or so of use. This did not prevent me from using them, but I would like to see that remedied in future designs.

  • 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

Great shoe!

By 

from Sacramento

About Me Avid Athlete

Verified Buyer

Pros

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

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Dry Weather
    • Gym
    • Road Run
    • Walking

    Comments about Transcend:

    Worth the money...I am a larger frame runner and this is what I needed compared to some other Brooks shoes

    • 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

    Best shoe to train in for me, by far!

    By 

    from Spokane, WA

    About Me Avid Athlete

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

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

    Cons

    • Heavy

    Best Uses

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

    Comments about Transcend:

    I'm an avid runner 5'9 141 often finishing top 5 in my age group (39). I log in 45-52 miles a week. This is my second pair. These shoes are just about perfect for me. I'm a moderate pronator but have found that traditional stability shoes do not work for me at all. The guide rail system by Brooks is so amazing!! My legs feel great after each run and no more runners knee, thanks to the Trancend. With that said, they are a bit heavy and I would never race in them...not even a marathon. I was sad to see that the Trancend 2 did not improve on the weight and they made the ride stiffer too. Why would Brooks do this? I have two brand new pairs of the the Trancend 1 and hope that the Trancend 3 will be lighter and not as firm as the Trancend 2.

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

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    4.0

    Love them, but too narrow.

    By 

    from Greenville, SC

    About Me Avid Athlete

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

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

    Cons

    • Narrow / Tight

    Best Uses

    • Dry Weather
    • Endurance Training
    • Walking
    • Wet Weather

    Comments about Transcend:

    Love the shoes, I work out a lot and weigh 250 lbs, trying to get back into running, been doing 1-3 mules per day outside and these are great! Lower back pain stopped hurting. Just a bit narrow on my pinky toe, have size 14, so will have to go up to 15 I guess.

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

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    1.0

    Disappointed

    By 

    from Atlanta

    About Me Casual/ Recreational

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

      Cons

      • Uncomfortable

      Best Uses

        Comments about Transcend:

        Returned item. Dissapointed. Unwearable. Trance 11 was a great shoe.

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

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        (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        4.0

        Cushy

        By 

        from Seattle, WA

        About Me Casual/ Recreational

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Comfortable
        • Cushions Impact
        • Good Traction

        Cons

        • Heavy

        Best Uses

        • Endurance Training
        • Walking

        Comments about Transcend:

        I run about 6 miles a week, as well as walk my dog about the same mileage. I don't competitively race and speed isn't a big concern for me, I mainly run to clear my head and get some exercise. I also go to a gym 3 times per week.

        I was looking for something that had enough cushioning to withstand a lot of walking and standing, and I definitely got what I paid for. These shoes are EXTREMELY comfortable and have become my go to's.

        They are a bit on the heavy side and I can certainly feel the weight on mile 3 when I run, but as I said before, I would rather have a cushy but heavier ride than light and fast shoes that leave me sore after my run.

        • 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)

         
        2.0

        Transcend Sneakers

        By 

        from Fort Lauderdale Florida

        About Me Gym Rat

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Lightweight

        Cons

        • Narrow / Tight

        Best Uses

        • Gym
        • Walking

        Comments about Transcend:

        none

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

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        (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        4.0

        Good shoe

        By 

        from Greenville ,NC

        About Me Casual/ Recreational

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Comfortable
        • Cushions Impact
        • Good Traction

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Dry Weather
          • Running
          • Wet Weather

          Comments about Transcend:

          Like Brooks...have other models... These seem to be a decent road shoe..price was right...

          • 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 1 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          Better than Expected

          By 

          from San Antonio, TX

          About Me Gym Rat

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Comfortable
          • Cushions Impact
          • Good Arch Support

          Cons

          • Heavy

          Best Uses

          • Dry Weather
          • Endurance Training
          • Gym

          Comments about Transcend:

          Very good and comfortable, heavier than i normally wear but very good show overall

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

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          4.0

          Great Price

          By 

          from Los Angeles, Ca

          About Me Gym Rat

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Comfortable
          • Cushions Impact
          • Durable
          • Good Traction

          Cons

          • Poor Arch Support

          Best Uses

          • Endurance Training
          • Gym
          • With Orthotics/Inserts

          Comments about Transcend:

          I use these shoes for mainly running on a treadmill 3X a week. They have a lot of cushioning at the forefront and seem to be lacking at the heel. When I'm running at a slower pace I tend to heel strike more then when I pick up the pace, which is when I strike more on the ball of my foot, and that's when I feel the cushioning more.

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

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