Womens Brooks Trance 12 Running Shoe

Women's Brooks Trance 12

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Women's BROOKS® TRANCE™ 12 :: Mesmerize your feet with ideal running updates to the women's Brooks® Trance™ 12. You'll enjoy perfectly smooth heel-to-toe transitions as you rack up the miles thanks to the articulated Caterpillar Crash Pad of this stability running favorite. Slip into bootie-like, chafe-free comfort with the smooth, updated interior. And you'll love the ideal flexibility your feet will get without sacrificing any cushy comfort heel to toe. You can trust that after 12 years and running Brooks® got it right with this latest version of the Trance! 10.2 ounces

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STABILITY+ [?]
Get the guidance and support you need to keep you running strong and feeling stable mile after mile. If you have an average arch but like extra cushioning and support, Stability+ shoes are your perfect pick. When choosing running shoes, find your perfect fit using this chart. Category types are based on factors like arch height, running habits and body frame.

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Features & Benefits:

  • Heel counter moved to outside of shoe for more interior comfort
  • Omega Flex Grooves: Enhances midsole flexibility
  • Full Length DNA: Adaptive cushioning and resiliency
  • Stacked BioMoGo Midsole: Biodegradable, durable cushioning
  • Full Length 3D Catepillar Crash Pad: Smooth heel laydown & transition to toe off
  • Tuned Density Midsole: Customized cushioning based on runner weight
  • Blown Rubber Forefoot: Durable and soft
  • 5mm BioMoGo Profile Sockliner: Custom fit, maximum cushioning
  • Element Mesh Upper: Moisture management & breathable
  • Tongue Tied Lacing System: Prevents tongue migration
  • Progressive Diagonal Rollbar: Customized stability for a smoother transition
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Womens Brooks Trance 12 Running Shoe
 
4.6

(based on 45 reviews)

95%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Comfortable (39)
  • Breathable (35)
  • Cushions impact (33)
  • Good traction (24)
  • Arch support (23)

Cons

  • Heavy (4)
  • Narrow / tight (4)

Best Uses

  • Road running (22)
  • Gym (6)
  • Distance / endurance (4)
  • Walking (4)
  • With orthotics/inserts (4)
    • Sizing:
    • Feels full size too small

       

      Feels half size too small

       

      Feels true to size

       

      72% 

      (31 reviews)

      Feels half size too big

       

      Feels full size too big

       
    • Width:
    • Feels too narrow

       

      Feels true to width

       

      91% 

      (39 reviews)

      Feels too wide

       
    • Arch Type:
    • Average arch (30), High arch (8)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Enthusiast (23), Casual/ recreational (9), Gym rat (9)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (43)

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5.0

Brooks Trance 12

By Runner Girl 27

from Auburn, CA

About Me Avid Athlete

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Comfortable
  • Cushions Impact
  • Great stability

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Road Running

    Comments about Womens Brooks Trance 12 Running Shoe:

    The Brooks Trance 12 is a great training/race day shoe for longer distances. I use this shoe to run half marathons and long training runs because of the plush comfort and great stability that this shoe provides. I also have several pairs of Asics, but my Brooks is by far the most comfortable shoes for longer duration runs.

    • Sizing:
    • Feels true to size
    • Width:
    • Feels true to width
    • Arch Type:
    • Average Arch
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No
     
    5.0

    THE Best shoe ever made!

    By Pepper Ann

    from Glendora, CA

    About Me Casual/ Recreational

    Verified Reviewer

    Pros

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

    Cons

    • none

    Best Uses

    • Road Running

    Comments about Womens Brooks Trance 12 Running Shoe:

    I LOVE these shoes! I had to try out 3 different pairs of shoes before I found this perfect shoe. I've put 230 miles on these and would love to get another pair. Brooks PLEASE continue to make the TRANCE shoes!!!!!!!!! I've tried other Brooks "stability plus" category shoes and they just don't compare to TRANCE,with regards to stability and support. Bring back the TRANCE!

    • Sizing:
    • Feels half size too small
    • Width:
    • Feels true to width
    • Arch Type:
    • Average Arch
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No
     
    4.0

    Great Shoe!

    By Mindy the mom

    from Chula Vista, CA

    About Me Gym Rat

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Comfortable
    • Cushions Impact
    • Durable
    • Good Traction
    • Great with Jeans
    • Pronation Control

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Gym

      Comments about Womens Brooks Trance 12 Running Shoe:

      This is a great shoe. Had the last edition of trances and really enjoyed them. It holds my feet in place with comfort. Other than the Barney the dinosaur colors, I like the reflective tape. You can definitely see my feet with these shoes on.

      • Sizing:
      • Feels true to size
      • Width:
      • Feels true to width
      • Arch Type:
      • Average Arch
      • Was this a gift?:
      • No
       
      5.0

      Best running

      By Zuzi

      from St. Louis

      About Me Avid Athlete

      Verified Reviewer

      Pros

      • Breathable
      • Comfortable
      • Cushions Impact
      • Durable
      • Good Traction

      Cons

      • none

      Best Uses

      • Road Running

      Comments about Womens Brooks Trance 12 Running Shoe:

      I run about 30-32 miles a week and replace my shoes at 350 miles. I have to say these are the best shoes I have ever ran in.

      • Sizing:
      • Feels true to size
      • Width:
      • Feels true to width
      • Arch Type:
      • Average Arch
      • Was this a gift?:
      • No
       
      2.0

      Trance changes for the worse

      By Stillrunning

      from Boston, MA

      About Me Avid Athlete

      Pros

      • Durable
      • Good Arch Support

      Cons

      • Narrow / Tight
      • Poor Cushioning
      • Uncomfortable

      Best Uses

      • Gym

      Comments about Womens Brooks Trance 12 Running Shoe:

      I've been running in Brooks since the 1970s. The Vantage used to be so great. Then the company deteriorated. Then the company came back. Then there was the Trance...okay!!! It felt kind of like the Vantage Supreme on the road. Now, every year,the Trance gets a little worse..unnecessary fitting modifications, narrowing toe box,sleezy materials beginning to return.less cushioning on roads, etc. . I ran marathons during the 70s and 80s, then 10k distances. Now I still run every day, shorter distances. I count on Brooks to keep me going...I am really disappointed in this shoe.And it is EXPENSIVE! Less glitz and a better shoe, Brooks! I am still digging out my old Vantage Supremes because the Trance is going downhill.

      • Sizing:
      • Feels half size too small
      • Width:
      • Feels too narrow
      • Arch Type:
      • Average Arch
      • Was this a gift?:
      • No
       
      5.0

      LUV this shoe

      By SLM

      from Northeastern PA

      About Me Avid Athlete

      Verified Reviewer

      Pros

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

      Cons

      • Wears Out Quickly

      Best Uses

      • Road Running

      Comments about Womens Brooks Trance 12 Running Shoe:

      Fighting plantar fasciitis for over 6mos. This shoe got me back out on the road!SO sad it will be endangered SOOOON

      • Sizing:
      • Feels true to size
      • Width:
      • Feels true to width
      • Arch Type:
      • Average Arch
      • Was this a gift?:
      • No
       
      4.0

      Finally a jogging shoe for me!!

      By Leesa

      from Eureka, Ca.

      About Me Avid Athlete

      Pros

      • Arch And Forefoot Support
      • Breathable
      • Comfortable
      • Cushions Impact
      • Good Arch Support
      • Good Traction
      • Pronation Control

      Cons

      • Narrow / Tight

      Best Uses

      • Road Running

      Comments about Womens Brooks Trance 12 Running Shoe:

      After several different purchases from Road Runner, I finally found my favorite jogging shoe. I agree with the other reviewer who had to go up one whole size, rather than a usual 1/2. I went up only a 1/2 and prefer it that way, but my toes are very close. In comparison, the ASICS Gel Kayano 19 and 20s have at least a full thumb length more, which was too long for me. The arch support is excellent and holds true under the forefoot/toes, which has been hard to find. Only caution is this foot feels narrower than any I've tried. I don't believe I could wear an insert unless I did go up a whole size rather than a 1/2. I have an average arch and fairly narrow foot and still the shoes were very fitted. Worked perfect for me. I am a beginning jogger 3 days a week and walk about 3-4 miles per day also. I purchased the purple/yellow/white and can't wait to get the pk/black also when the time comes!!

      • Sizing:
      • Feels half size too small
      • Width:
      • Feels true to width
      • Arch Type:
      • Average Arch
      • Was this a gift?:
      • No
       
      5.0

      Best Brooks shoe yet!

      By Shazza

      from Sydney, Australia

      About Me Avid Athlete

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Breathable
      • Comfortable
      • Cushions Impact
      • Don't Need My Orthodics
      • Durable
      • Fast
      • Good Arch Support
      • Good Traction
      • Great Off Road
      • Lightweight
      • Pronation Control
      • Really Light Shoe

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Road Running

        Comments about Womens Brooks Trance 12 Running Shoe:

        Great shoes! Have switched from Arial to these.

        • Sizing:
        • Feels true to size
        • Width:
        • Feels true to width
        • Was this a gift?:
        • No
         
        5.0

        I'M IN LOVE!

        By Haley

        from Sparta, WI

        About Me Avid Athlete

        Verified Reviewer

        Pros

        • Breathable
        • Comfortable
        • Cushions Impact
        • Good Arch Support
        • Good Traction
        • Great with Jeans
        • Pronation Control

        Cons

        • Heavy

        Best Uses

        • Endurance Training

        Comments about Womens Brooks Trance 12 Running Shoe:

        I am the captain of my high school cross team and we have a pretty rigorous training routine. THese shoes are AMAZING! I have issues with my shins and my quads and these shoes helped me with those immensely. My problems basically solved themselves because these shoes were so supportive and really kept my arches supported.

        • Sizing:
        • Feels true to size
        • Width:
        • Feels true to width
        • Arch Type:
        • High Arch
        • Was this a gift?:
        • No
         
        5.0

        AMAZING SHOE!!

        By ALF

        from Phoenix, AZ

        About Me Casual/ Recreational

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Comfortable
        • Cushions Impact
        • Durable
        • Pronation Control

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Road Running

          Comments about Womens Brooks Trance 12 Running Shoe:

          I am in love with the Brooks Trance 12! After running in the Asics GT 2000 for a few years, and loving those, I decided to try out Brooks! I am so so glad I made the switch! The quality of the shoe is phenomenal! I run about 15-20 miles a week, and my feet never hurt or feel tired after a run! I have never written a review for a product, but these shoes are just so wonderful that I had to this time!!!

          • Sizing:
          • Feels true to size
          • Width:
          • Feels true to width
          • Was this a gift?:
          • No
           
          4.0

          Great cross training shoe

          By Mj

          from Phoenix,AZ

          About Me Avid Athlete

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Breathable
          • Comfortable
          • Good Traction
          • Pronation Control

          Cons

          • Heavy
          • Not Great Colors

          Best Uses

          • Endurance Training

          Comments about Womens Brooks Trance 12 Running Shoe:

          I have a lot of I.T. Issues and knee problems but this shoe has really helped me to train without further injury.
          I feel these shoes give me stability and I can wear them for a variety of sports.
          I use them with orthotic inserts.

          • Sizing:
          • Feels true to size
          • Width:
          • Feels true to width
          • Arch Type:
          • Average Arch
          • Was this a gift?:
          • No
           
          5.0

          Great shoe!

          By tx_runner

          from Texas

          About Me Avid Athlete

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Comfortable
          • Cushions Impact
          • Durable
          • Good Traction
          • Great with Jeans

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Road Running

            Comments about Womens Brooks Trance 12 Running Shoe:

            I use the shoes for road running. I run half-marathons and train 35-45 miles per week, primarily on roads, occasionally on trails. Sometimes I go hiking on trails, too. Since I started wearing this shoe (a couple years ago), I haven't had shin splints. I used to wear a different shoe, but I constantly had shin splints. I had no idea they were due to the shoe I was wearing until I decided to try the Trance and my shin splints were gone after about 2 weeks. The only thing I don't like about them is that my feet get sweaty when I run.

            • Sizing:
            • Feels half size too small
            • Width:
            • Feels true to width
            • Arch Type:
            • Average Arch
            • Was this a gift?:
            • No
             
            5.0

            Love them!

            By Turtle

            from Chicago Illinois

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

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

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Pavement

              Comments about Womens Brooks Trance 12 Running Shoe:

              I am training for my first half marathon in September and needed new running shoes with great stability and comfort and this shoe is perfect! What a difference it's made in my comfort while running and how my legs and feet feel after. LOVE them!

              • Sizing:
              • Feels true to size
              • Width:
              • Feels true to width
              • Was this a gift?:
              • No
               
              4.0

              Shoes work for my plantar fasciitis

              By Ilike2run

              from Burg, PA

              About Me Casual/ Recreational

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Comfortable
              • Cushions Impact
              • Good Arch Support
              • Good Traction
              • Great with Jeans
              • Pronation Control

              Cons

              • Heavy

              Best Uses

              • Road Running

              Comments about Womens Brooks Trance 12 Running Shoe:

              I walk/run every other day for 30 mins for exercise. I work on concrete- standing and walking 8 hours 5 days a week. I walk at least 25 miles a week at work and these shoes help lessen my plantar fasciitis pain. I have to buy a new pair every 3 months because my feet start to get sore, that's the only bummer about these shoes.

              • Sizing:
              • Feels half size too small
              • Width:
              • Feels true to width
              • Arch Type:
              • Low Arch
              • Was this a gift?:
              • No
               
              5.0

              WOW! great shoe!

              By trish

              from South Mills, NC

              About Me Casual/ Recreational

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Breathable
              • Comfortable
              • Cushions Impact
              • Durable
              • Lightweight

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Pavement

                Comments about Womens Brooks Trance 12 Running Shoe:

                fit like a glove first time! no wearing in period. very comfortable, good cushion.

                • Sizing:
                • Feels true to size
                • Width:
                • Feels true to width
                • Arch Type:
                • Average Arch
                • Was this a gift?:
                • No
                 
                5.0

                Light but stable

                By Dianne

                from Stratford, On

                About Me Avid Athlete

                Pros

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

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Road Running

                  Comments about Womens Brooks Trance 12 Running Shoe:

                  Fits well. Moulded to foot, light to lift, but there when you land. Well done. Had been fitted with Trance 10, and loved them. Store had moved me up to a 9 from my usual size of 8 1/2. Couldn't wear the 11, tried a 9 in the 12 and it was too big. Looked at the Brooks site, they said if wearing the trance 10, in a 9, an 8 1/2 would fit. AND IT DID.

                  • Sizing:
                  • Feels true to size
                  • Width:
                  • Feels true to width
                  • Arch Type:
                  • Average Arch
                  • Was this a gift?:
                  • No
                   
                  4.0

                  Cushiest ride in town

                  By Angela

                  from St Louis

                  About Me Avid Athlete

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Breathable
                  • Comfortable
                  • Cushions Impact
                  • Durable
                  • Pronation Control

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Road Running

                    Comments about Womens Brooks Trance 12 Running Shoe:

                    I already wear a half size up in Brooks shoes, but this iteration of Trance required a full size larger.

                    • Sizing:
                    • Feels half size too small
                    • Width:
                    • Feels true to width
                    • Arch Type:
                    • Average Arch
                    • Was this a gift?:
                    • No
                     
                    5.0

                    Love the stability in these shoes

                    By Bean

                    from Half Moon Bay, CA

                    About Me Gym Rat

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Comfortable
                    • Good Arch Support
                    • Good Traction

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Trail Running

                      Comments about Womens Brooks Trance 12 Running Shoe:

                      I needed a good stability shoe for the sand. Great sand running shoe!

                      • Sizing:
                      • Feels true to size
                      • Width:
                      • Feels true to width
                      • Arch Type:
                      • Average Arch
                      • Was this a gift?:
                      • No
                       
                      4.0

                      SO SO

                      By mcountrygirl

                      from Globe, AZ

                      About Me Avid Athlete

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

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

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • Gym

                        Comments about Womens Brooks Trance 12 Running Shoe:

                        I just don't care how they widen out. I bought the b width, but they just widen out too much. I never had this problem with my other Brooks.

                        • Sizing:
                        • Feels true to size
                        • Width:
                        • Feels too wide
                        • Arch Type:
                        • High Arch
                        • Was this a gift?:
                        • No
                         
                        5.0

                        Great comfort and support

                        By Jessica

                        from Aliso Viejo, CA

                        About Me Casual/ Recreational

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

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

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                          • Pavement

                          Comments about Womens Brooks Trance 12 Running Shoe:

                          These shoes make my run (I go 2-3 miles every other day) much more enjoyable - like I'm bouncing off the ground!

                          • Sizing:
                          • Feels true to size
                          • Width:
                          • Feels true to width
                          • Arch Type:
                          • High Arch
                          • Was this a gift?:
                          • No
                           
                          5.0

                          Great Running Shoe!

                          By Sherri

                          from Sierra Vista

                          About Me Gym Rat

                          Pros

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

                          Cons

                            Best Uses

                            • Road Running

                            Comments about Womens Brooks Trance 12 Running Shoe:

                            These shoes are awesome! I ran with them right out of the box and needed no break-in time. I have flat feet and the arch support is rather good. The shoes are breathable and lightweight. They hold the rear of my foot stable without being too controlling. The color is cool and the overall performance of the shoe is excellent. I will defianetly be buying another pair!

                            • Sizing:
                            • Feels true to size
                            • Width:
                            • Feels true to width
                            • Arch Type:
                            • Low Arch
                            • Was this a gift?:
                            • No
                             
                            5.0

                            Love it

                            By KG

                            from Chicago

                            About Me Gym Rat

                            Verified Buyer

                            Pros

                            • Breathable
                            • Comfortable
                            • Cushions Impact
                            • Good Arch Support

                            Cons

                              Best Uses

                              • With Orthotics/Inserts

                              Comments about Womens Brooks Trance 12 Running Shoe:

                              I have a hard foot to fit. I don't have great arches, but I'm not flat-footed either. Also, I have sensitive feet. Many shoes irritate my feet or ankles. I always feel sorry for the shoe salesperson that has to go through all my trials and errors. However, these shoes work for me. I used to run, but at 67 I mostly walk 3 miles, 5 x's a week and use the gym for weight training. I think these shoes would be good for running, if I could still run. I came off of a New Balance shoe and it was terrible. It made my feet rotate outward. The new shoes just hold my feet in great alignment. My only negative, is that for me the shoe runs just a wee bit narrow...but not so much that it hurts...and I think a larger size would have been way too large.

                              • Sizing:
                              • Feels true to size
                              • Width:
                              • Feels true to width
                              • Arch Type:
                              • Average Arch
                              • Was this a gift?:
                              • No
                               
                              1.0

                              Not comfortable

                              By Wendy G

                              from West hills, ca

                              About Me Casual/ Recreational

                              Verified Buyer

                              Pros

                                Cons

                                • Doesn't Bend
                                • Uncomfortable

                                Best Uses

                                • Walking

                                Comments about Womens Brooks Trance 12 Running Shoe:

                                The shoe doesn't bend or breath. . I've never had pain in my feet or skins. Now both are throbbing. The salesperson talked me into pads for the shoes, which I explained I don't like. I waited to long to return, or I'd take them back.

                                • Was this a gift?:
                                • No
                                 
                                5.0

                                They do not disappoint!

                                By AllAboutComfort

                                from Baltimore, MD

                                About Me Casual/ Recreational

                                Verified Buyer

                                Pros

                                • Breathable
                                • Comfortable
                                • Cushions Impact
                                • Good Arch Support
                                • Good Traction
                                • Lightweight
                                • Pronation Control

                                Cons

                                  Best Uses

                                  • With Orthotics/Inserts

                                  Comments about Womens Brooks Trance 12 Running Shoe:

                                  Struggling with bursitis in tailor's bunion, plantar fascitis, and pronation issues.

                                  These shoes were the cadillac of the choices, but knew my feet were worth it.

                                  They did not disappoint! Springy, supportive, and oh so comfortable...right out of the box. Walked for miles on day one, and did not have a single issue.

                                  They are good looking, and cute too.

                                  Looking forward to getting back into running with them.

                                  • Sizing:
                                  • Feels true to size
                                  • Width:
                                  • Feels true to width
                                  • Arch Type:
                                  • Average Arch
                                  • Was this a gift?:
                                  • No
                                   
                                  5.0

                                  Love this shoe

                                  By runner girl

                                  from New Paris, Ohio

                                  About Me Avid Athlete

                                  Pros

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

                                  Cons

                                    Best Uses

                                    • Endurance Training

                                    Comments about Womens Brooks Trance 12 Running Shoe:

                                    I began running last year when I started getting sore knees and back, due to my overpronouncation. I went to a shoe store to get fitted (with my shoe dog list in hand so I could compare) and Brooks Trance is what they fitted me with. I came home and ordered them. I ran the rest of the year injury free. I love these shoes. I am on my second pair this year, running 20 miles+ with them a week.

                                    • Sizing:
                                    • Feels half size too small
                                    • Width:
                                    • Feels true to width
                                    • Arch Type:
                                    • Average Arch
                                    • Was this a gift?:
                                    • No
                                     
                                    5.0

                                    best shoe ever!!!

                                    By raiderchick19

                                    from colorado

                                    About Me Gym Rat

                                    Verified Buyer

                                    Pros

                                    • Breathable
                                    • Comfortable
                                    • Cushions Impact
                                    • Durable
                                    • Good Arch Support
                                    • Great with Jeans
                                    • Pronation Control

                                    Cons

                                      Best Uses

                                      • Gym

                                      Comments about Womens Brooks Trance 12 Running Shoe:

                                      This shoe is amazing. After 4 knee surgeries my legs and knees were extremely fragile. I have tried countless shoes. I worked out in the adrenalines which were extremely great for support but definitely not enough cushioning. I put these shoes on and omg! Best brooks shoe ever!! Even had to by amother pair.

                                      • Sizing:
                                      • Feels true to size
                                      • Width:
                                      • Feels true to width
                                      • Arch Type:
                                      • Average Arch
                                      • Was this a gift?:
                                      • No
                                       
                                      4.0

                                      It's like running on fluffy pillows

                                      By runsforbling

                                      from New Jersey

                                      About Me Avid Athlete

                                      Verified Reviewer

                                      Pros

                                      • Breathable
                                      • Comfortable
                                      • Cushions Impact
                                      • Good Traction

                                      Cons

                                      • Poor Arch Support

                                      Best Uses

                                      • Road Running

                                      Comments about Womens Brooks Trance 12 Running Shoe:

                                      I moved to the 12's in January 2013 after I set a 5 mile race PR in my Trance 11's and officially retired them. At first, I didn't like the 12's. I felt like they were heavier than the 11's and it felt like I was running in shoe boxes rather than shoes. After 25 miles, I nixed them for the Brooks Adrenaline 13's. I wound up training in the GTS 13's for 3 months for a half marathon and 10 mile road race. Once I started getting into longer runs of 8-13 miles, my feet were hurting a lot. It hit me that my feet were missing the extra cushioning aka "running on clouds." I recently brought the Trance 12s back into the mix and my feet couldn't be happier. I rotate them with my Adrenalines during the week and only use my trance 12's on my weekend long run.

                                      I do need to wear arch inserts because I am a high arched runner that pronates mildly on my left foot. Other than that, the "heavy" feeling is starting to go away as I rack up the miles and my foot pain has stopped. My only wish is that Brooks would vamp up the colors (like what the Glycerin 11's look like!) Maybe the 13's will be bright, snazzy colors!

                                      • Sizing:
                                      • Feels true to size
                                      • Width:
                                      • Feels true to width
                                      • Arch Type:
                                      • High Arch
                                      • Was this a gift?:
                                      • No
                                       
                                      4.0

                                      Good Shoe

                                      By outnback81

                                      from Spotsylvania, VA

                                      About Me Avid Athlete

                                      Verified Buyer

                                      Pros

                                      • Breathable
                                      • Comfortable
                                      • Lightweight
                                      • Pronation Control

                                      Cons

                                      • Poor Cushioning

                                      Best Uses

                                      • Road Running

                                      Comments about Womens Brooks Trance 12 Running Shoe:

                                      I bought these because I was having problems with the Gel Kayano 19's and knee pain. These shoes are pretty good stability shoes but I did get some inserts for them because they're pretty stiff. I run 45-50 mpw on paved surfaces and some all-weather track so we'll see if they hold up as I've only been in them for a week.

                                      • Sizing:
                                      • Feels true to size
                                      • Width:
                                      • Feels true to width
                                      • Arch Type:
                                      • Average Arch
                                      • Was this a gift?:
                                      • No
                                       
                                      5.0

                                      Love them!!

                                      By Cinderella

                                      from Los Altos, Ca

                                      About Me Avid Athlete

                                      Verified Reviewer

                                      Pros

                                      • Breathable
                                      • Comfortable
                                      • Cushions Impact
                                      • Durable
                                      • Lightweight

                                      Cons

                                        Best Uses

                                        • Road Running

                                        Comments about Womens Brooks Trance 12 Running Shoe:

                                        I wanted to wait awhile before writing this review on my favorite brooks line;), just to be sure they didn't accidentally ruin them with their "updates". Well, 1.5 months and 2 half marathons later, I think it's safe to say this is STILL my go-to shoe! It took a couple of weeks to adjust to the new Trance 12, as I continued to rotate them with the trance 11, but I didn't need to break them in or anything. I just couldn't figure out if I liked them or not because they felt so different from the trance 11! And so the story goes.......I fell in love. They're much lighter and allow my feet to breathe better than the previous model. I love the rounded toe box too (which may make them seem "smaller" to some people). I ordered my regular size and as always, I had no issues running 9 miles in them the first day :).

                                        • Sizing:
                                        • Feels true to size
                                        • Width:
                                        • Feels true to width
                                        • Arch Type:
                                        • Average Arch
                                        • Was this a gift?:
                                        • No
                                         
                                        5.0

                                        The perfect shoe for me.

                                        By Joyce the gramma

                                        from Tucson, AZ

                                        About Me Gym Rat

                                        Pros

                                        • Breathable
                                        • Comfortable
                                        • Durable
                                        • Great with Jeans
                                        • Lightweight

                                        Cons

                                          Best Uses

                                          • With Orthotics/Inserts

                                          Comments about Womens Brooks Trance 12 Running Shoe:

                                          I work out at the gym and love how this shoe feels with my inserts. I have a high arch so the only thing that could make this shoe better is a little more arch support. I have hip and ankle issues and the first time I put these shoes on with the inserts all the ankle pain went away. As a result my hip problem is improved.

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

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