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.


> See the Men's Transcend Running Shoes

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


  • Color: 878

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

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Reviews

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Transcend
 
4.0

(based on 40 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (24)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (3)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (4)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (5)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (4)

67%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Cushions impact (30)
  • Comfortable (28)
  • Arch support (19)
  • Good traction (19)
  • Pronation control (19)

Cons

  • Uncomfortable (10)
  • Too stiff (8)
  • Heavy (5)
  • Poor cushioning (3)
  • Poor support / stability (3)

Best Uses

  • Gym (17)
  • Distance / endurance (12)
  • Walking (12)
  • Dry conditions (10)
  • With orthotics/inserts (6)
    • Sizing:
    • Feels full size too small

       

      Feels half size too small

       

      Feels true to size

       

      90% 

      (36 reviews)

      Feels half size too big

       

      Feels full size too big

       
    • Width:
    • Feels too narrow

       

      Feels true to width

       

      88% 

      (35 reviews)

      Feels too wide

       
    • Arch Type:
    • Average arch (26), Low arch (7), High arch (5)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Gym rat (17), Enthusiast (12), Casual/ recreational (9)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (39)

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 will make another purchase.

By none

from Georgia

About Me Gym Rat

Pros

  • Comfortable
  • Cushions Impact
  • Good Traction
  • Pronation Control

Cons

  • Heavy

Best Uses

  • Gym
  • Walking
  • With Orthotics/Inserts

Comments about Transcend:

I use them for walking on the treadmill at the gym.

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

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2.0

Feet fall asleep

By Kelsey the marathoner

from Buffalo, NY

About Me Avid Athlete

Pros

  • Durable
  • Good Traction

Cons

  • Poor Arch Support
  • Too Stiff
  • Uncomfortable

Best Uses

    Comments about Transcend:

    I wear brooks to the gym and on long runs. Typcially I wear purecadences and they work great, and I run long. When I tried the transcend for even short runs and walks, my feet went numb and fell asleep.

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

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    1.0

    Blisters

    By Amy

    from Pennsylvania

    About Me Gym Rat

    Pros

      Cons

      • Blisters

      Best Uses

        Comments about Transcend:

        Something must be wrong with these shoes. They gave me blisters the first day I used them for a one hour walk. The second day they hurt both feet again by figured I had to break them in but on the third day, they made both my hears bleed, through my socks! I have owned many pairs of Brooks and have loved them. This is the first time I have had a problem, that is why I'm wondering if these are defected.

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

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        4.0

        Great outdoor running shoe

        By Sakara

        from Arizona

        Pros

        • Comfortable
        • Cushions Impact
        • Good Arch Support

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Asphaltoutdoor Running

          Comments about Transcend:

          I really like these shoes for running outside on the asphalt, concrete or even the dirt. They cushion my footfall well, provide a stable platform, don't rub blisters on my toes, and it seems that they really help my speed/time.

          I don't however like them for running indoors on my treadmill. They seem to be heavy and make each stride harder than it is with my other brand; basically I'm exhausted doing the same number of miles when I wear this shoe vs. my other pair. As I already have a pair I like for treadmill running this is not an issue and I love the Transcend for the days I run outside.

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

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          2.0

          Clunky

          By Dawn

          from Pasadena, CA

          About Me Gym Rat

          Pros

          • Cushions Impact

          Cons

          • Heavy
          • Uncomfortable
          • Unresponsive

          Best Uses

            Comments about Transcend:

            I've always run in the adrenalines (since the 9's), but was not found of the 15's. I decided to try these for a little more cushion, but the just felt unresponsive and heavy to me.

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

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