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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


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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
  • Surface: Road/Track
  • Launch Date: February 1, 2014
  • Weight: 10.1 oz

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Reviews

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Transcend
 
4.1

(based on 72 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (42)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (13)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (6)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (7)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (4)

77%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Comfortable (55)
  • Cushions impact (53)
  • Pronation control (39)
  • Arch support (37)
  • Lightweight (32)

Cons

  • Uncomfortable (12)
  • Too stiff (11)
  • Heavy (7)
  • Narrow / tight (6)
  • Poor cushioning (4)

Best Uses

  • Gym (31)
  • Walking (30)
  • Distance / endurance (26)
  • Dry conditions (22)
  • With orthotics/inserts (10)
    • Sizing:
    • Feels full size too small

       

      Feels half size too small

       

      Feels true to size

       

      92% 

      (66 reviews)

      Feels half size too big

       

      Feels full size too big

       
    • Width:
    • Feels too narrow

       

      Feels true to width

       

      89% 

      (64 reviews)

      Feels too wide

       
    • Arch Type:
    • Average arch (49), Low arch (12), High arch (9)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Gym rat (24), Enthusiast (23), Casual/ recreational (22)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (70)

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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2.0

Look good, but not good for me

By 

from Mississippi

About Me Gym Rat

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Comfortable
  • Lightweight

Cons

  • Poor Stability
  • Stink
  • Wears Quickly

Best Uses

  • Dry Weather
  • Gym

Comments about Transcend:

I use the shoe to work in and workout in. I loved them at first, but they have really began to stink. It's not normal. I had another pair of tennis shoes for 2 years and they never stunk. I'll be contacting customer service to check on the issue.

  • 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

Best shoe

By 

from Lexington, KY

About Me Gym Rat

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Comfortable
  • Durable
  • Good Arch Support
  • Good Traction
  • Lightweight
  • Pronation Control

Cons

  • Not Enough Full Support

Best Uses

  • Gym
  • Walking

Comments about Transcend:

Purchased this because I had great success on the first pair. This is exactly the same style but I do not feel it has the overall support as the new shoe the way my first pair did.

  • 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 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

Transcend

By 

from Ohio

About Me Gym Rat

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Comfortable
  • Cushions Impact
  • Durable
  • Good Arch Support

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Dry Weather
    • Gym
    • Walking

    Comments about Transcend:

    I've only used them for a couple of miles. The toes seem a bit roomy but otherwise I like them!

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

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    3.0

    tripping me up

    By 

    from Illinois

    About Me Avid Athlete

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Cushions Impact
    • Lightweight
    • Responsive

    Cons

    • Narrow / Tight

    Best Uses

      Comments about Transcend:

      Nice running cushion, toe box a bit narrow, not sure why but for some reason every time I've worn them so far I hit the top of the toes edge and almost trip at least and sometimes multiple times during my run.

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

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      4.0

      Not a 5 Only B/c of Mostly Ugly Color Choices

      By 

      from United States

      About Me Gym Rat

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Comfortable
      • Durable
      • Lightweight

      Cons

      • Poor Choice Of Colors
      • Poor Cushioning

      Best Uses

      • Gym
      • Handles Variety Of Surfac
      • Walking
      • With Orthotics/Inserts

      Comments about Transcend:

      For the past 4-5 weeks, I've used these shoes at the gym and to walk my dog on a variety of surfaces: gravel, blacktop, dirt. I also deal with underpronation, which most sneakers don't help with, and the Brooks Web site as well as a Brooks employee recommended this specific style for this problem. This is my third pair of Brooks shoes; I am definitely a Brooks fan. I've easily inserted custom orthotics in past pairs; currently, I get off-the-rack gel insoles into them easily.

      • 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 for Plyo

      By 

      from Big Bear, CA

      About Me Avid Athlete

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

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

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Endurance Training
        • Walking

        Comments about Transcend:

        I bought these shoes to do homework outs like TurboFire and Insanity, both of which incorporate plenty of plyometrics as well as side to side jumps. These shoes are great, very comfortable and stable for jumping and side to side motions. From the first use they were comfortable and I am feeling relief from the foot and shin pain I was experencing with my old shoes. I

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

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        5.0

        The only shoe I'll run in!

        By 

        from Fairfax, VA

        About Me Avid Athlete

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

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

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Endurance Training

          Comments about Transcend:

          I bought two pairs of the Brooks Transcend and am rotating between an older pair of Transcend and Ravenna. I finally had a gait analysis done (also by Brooks!) and both the Transcend and Ravennas were recommended based on my low arches and need for more support. These running shoes are now my go to running shoes; love everything about them. They conform to my feet well and provide the additional support I need for my longer training runs. Plus, the extra room in the toe box is heaven sent; I still get the occasional black toenail but what runner doesn't?? I wish they could be lighter but don't want to forfeit the extra support.

          • 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

          Comfort and Balance

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          from Sarasota, FL

          About Me Avid Athlete

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Comfortable
          • Cushions Impact
          • Lightweight

          Cons

          • Narrow / Tight

          Best Uses

          • Dry Weather
          • Endurance Training
          • Gym
          • Walking
          • Wet Weather

          Comments about Transcend:

          I run for fun and try to do a few half marathons a year. I tend to get injuries in my feet from stress and impact. These shoes have high stability and make me feel as though I am correcting issues in my gate that have caused my foot trouble in the past. I think these are great shoes and would highly recommend. We'll see if they hold up in this fall's running season!

          • 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)

           
          4.0

          Great shoe, great sale price

          By 

          from Sd

          About Me Avid Athlete

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Comfortable
          • Durable

          Cons

          • Too Stiff

          Best Uses

          • Dry Weather
          • Endurance Training
          • Gym
          • Walking

          Comments about Transcend:

          The transcend is my go-to running shoe. The shoe fits great but felt just a bit stiff for the first several runs. That said, I am still very satisfied with the shoe.

          • 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

          I would buy this product again.

          By 

          from Ann Arbor, MI

          About Me Casual/ Recreational

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

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

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Walking

            Comments about Transcend:

            I wear these shoes for walks of 1 - 2 hours (sometimes longer) per day. They are as comfortable and supportive as any shoes I've ever worn.

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

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