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Women's Trance 12

$150.00 $97.00

Style #120124

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: 10.2 oz
  • Midsole Drop: 10 mm

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4.3

(based on 47 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (30)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (8)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (5)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (3)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (1)

80%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Comfortable (38)
  • Cushions impact (34)
  • Lightweight (25)
  • Arch support (23)
  • Good traction (21)

Cons

  • Poor support / stability (4)
  • Uncomfortable (4)
  • Wears quickly (4)

Best Uses

  • Dry conditions (19)
  • Distance / endurance (18)
  • Walking (18)
  • Gym (12)
  • With orthotics/inserts (12)
    • Sizing:
    • Feels full size too small

       

      Feels half size too small

       

      Feels true to size

       

      86% 

      (38 reviews)

      Feels half size too big

       

      Feels full size too big

       
    • Width:
    • Feels too narrow

       

      Feels true to width

       

      91% 

      (40 reviews)

      Feels too wide

       
    • Arch Type:
    • Average arch (38), Low arch (3)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Enthusiast (20), Casual/ recreational (16), Gym rat (10)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (45)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

I love this shoe!

I have been an ASICS girl for a long time. I went to a store to get fitted for the right shoe, and she brought me as ASICS that would work, but asked...Read complete review

I have been an ASICS girl for a long time. I went to a store to get fitted for the right shoe, and she brought me as ASICS that would work, but asked me to try the Brooks. The difference was appreciable enough for me to buy the Brooks Trance 12! They stabilize my foot (I strike on the outside and roll in) so I have no hip pain after a run now.
I have read some comments about poor wear, but I have not had them long enough to make that determination.
They are my new shoe of choice! My Dad started running a very loooong time ago, and Brooks were what he wore. I like that aspect too :) He would love the shoe choices available now - weren't as many when he was here.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Loved the shoes until....

I absolutely love these shoes, except that they wore through the material on the right shoes, where your ankle enters the shoe. I thought maybe my ankle was wearing it down, but I've...Read complete review

I absolutely love these shoes, except that they wore through the material on the right shoes, where your ankle enters the shoe. I thought maybe my ankle was wearing it down, but I've watched my gait/stride, and my ankle doesn't wear it down. So disappointed because these are EXTREMELY comfortable and great shoes! Unfortunately, I have to return them.

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5.0

this is my 3rd pair of Trance 12

By 

from greensboro, nc

About Me Avid Athlete

Pros

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

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Dry Weather
    • Endurance Training
    • Walking

    i walk/run 5 miles 4 to 5 times a week, I need ankle support & this shoe gives it to me, they are wide in the toe box so my toes don't feel cramped like other brands, very comfortable, i hate to see it has been discontinueed...

    • 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

    Trance 12

    By 

    from Rancho Mirage, Ca

    About Me Gym Rat

    Pros

    • Lightweight

    Cons

    • Uncomfortable

    Best Uses

    • Work

    I wanted to use these for work since I am literally on my feet for 8 hours and to work out at the gym. I bought these shoes after reading the great reviews but the left shoe hurts the top of my feet at the end of the laces. I am going to try to stretch them out because the right shoe is comfortable but I have to say they aren't what everyone raved about-I have the GTS 14 and they are much more comfortable

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

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    5.0

    Best shoe around!!

    By 

    from IN

    About Me Avid Athlete

    Pros

    • Comfortable
    • Cushions Impact
    • Lightweight
    • Responsive

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Endurance Training
      • Gym
      • Outdoor running

      upset that Brooks is no longer making this wonderful shoe. I can not find a comparable substitute.

      • 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

      Bring it Back

      By 

      from Omaha, NE

      About Me Avid Athlete

      Pros

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

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Endurance Training
        • Gym

        I love this shoe and was thrilled that I found a shoe that I really loved. I have bounced around between styles and feel like I'm buying a new one each time. I was thrilled that I found a Brooks shoe becuase they tend not to make huge changes between styles. I was so disappointed that they no longer make this shoe. I have tried to wear the transcend and did not like it at all.

        • 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

        Ac excellent running shoes

        By 

        from Everett, WA

        About Me Avid Athlete

        Pros

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

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • With Orthotics/Inserts

          I like Trance because I have a wide feet, yet size 7 1/2 medium fits well. It's difficult to find size wide shoes, yet when I order Trance, I don't have to try it on, it fits every time. Thank you. I have high arch so I use i use with my orthotics and it's very stable, expecially the heels. The ball of my feet and toes tend to be problematic since the cushions seem to be thinner. But it's doable.

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

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          (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          why did you stop making this shoe???

          By 

          from Indiana

          About Me Avid Athlete

          Pros

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

          Cons

            Best Uses

              I am a physical therapist who is an avid runner, training for a marathon. I specialize in running analysis and foot orthotics. These shoes have the best properties for a neutral with some control and great shock absoption.
              I think Brooks needs to bring this shoe back into the product line!

              • 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 Running Shoes

              By 

              from Washington, GA

              About Me Gym Rat

              Pros

              • Comfortable
              • Cushions Impact
              • Lightweight

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Endurance Training

                Great shoes!

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

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                (1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                4.0

                Love these Shoes

                By 

                from Salem, Oreogn

                About Me Casual/ Recreational

                Pros

                • Comfortable
                • Cushions Impact
                • Lightweight
                • Pronation Control

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                    I am so disappointed this shoe is not available.

                    • 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

                    style

                    By 

                    from Hancock, MI

                    About Me Casual/ Recreational

                    Pros

                    • Best shoe ever
                    • Comfortable
                    • Cushions Impact
                    • Durable
                    • Good Arch Support
                    • Good Traction
                    • Lightweight

                    Cons

                    • No Longer Available

                    Best Uses

                    • All Day Wear

                    I am 58 yrs old and have difficulty with my feet. I have to wear shoes all day and find it a struggle to find shoes that are comfortable. The Trance 12 is THE shoe style for me. However, I recently discovered that this shoe is no longer made. I tried the Transend that is replacing it but am hugely disappointed. I bought this pair of Trance 12 because it was still available and I wanted to be sure to have at least one extra pair on hand.

                    • 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

                    My favorite running shoes ever

                    By 

                    from North Carolina

                    About Me Gym Rat

                    Pros

                    • Comfortable
                    • Cushions Impact
                    • Good Traction
                    • Lightweight

                    Cons

                    • Discontinued

                    Best Uses

                    • Gym
                    • Walking
                    • With Orthotics/Inserts

                    I am so disappointed that Brooks has discontinued this line. I have had a horrible time over my many years as a runner with shin splints/stress fractures from over pronation. These are the shoes that have actually prevented them. I tried on the newest shoes in the Brooks line and hated them. The fit just wasn't there. PLEASE bring the Trance back!!!!!!

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

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