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Mens Brooks Transcend Running Shoe

Men's Brooks Transcend

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Men's BROOKS® TRANSCEND :: Be transcended into greatness when you run in the ultimate float shoe, the newly released Men's Brooks® Transcend running shoe. Score your most comfortable strides ever in the Super DNA midsole that delivers adaptable cushioning to customize your plush comfort and protection. You'll feel totally aligned to run with your strongest steps, while your knees and joints will be guided to move within their most natural motion. Give 'em a try and you're sure to fall feet first in love with the new Transcend running shoe. 12.2 ounces

Category Type:

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:

  • Universal Platform engineered that narrows in the heel and widens in the forefoot: Disperses pressure relative to impact
  • New "guide rail" components passively engage to gently nudge your foot on its ideal path for transition
  • Double Omega Flex Grooves and Flextra: Allows for comfort and flexability
  • Full Length Caterpillar Crash Pad: Provides smooth heel laydown & transition to toe off
  • Super DNA Sockliner
  • Moisture Managing Element Mesh and Linings: Allows your foot to stay dry in wet conditions
  • Microfiber and Synthetic Overlays
  • BKW1868

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Mens Brooks Transcend Running Shoe
 
4.2

(based on 21 reviews)

89%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Cushions impact (15)
  • Comfortable (14)
  • Breathable (9)
  • Pronation control (8)
  • Arch support (7)

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Road running (14)
      • Sizing:
      • Feels full size too small

         

        Feels half size too small

         

        Feels true to size

         

        80% 

        (16 reviews)

        Feels half size too big

         

        Feels full size too big

         
      • Width:
      • Feels too narrow

         

        Feels true to width

         

        90% 

        (18 reviews)

        Feels too wide

         
      • Arch Type:
      • Average arch (17), Low arch (4)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Enthusiast (14), Casual/ recreational (4)
      • Was this a gift?:
      • No (20)

    Reviewed by 21 customers

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    5.0

    Great shoe

    By jake

    from melbourne, florida

    About Me Avid Athlete

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Comfortable
    • Cushions Impact

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Road Running

      Comments about Mens Brooks Transcend Running Shoe:

      I hope they come out with Transcend 2
      Please don't discontinue this shoe

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

      Nice

      By The red goatee

      from Wilmington, NC

      About Me Avid Athlete

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Breathable
      • Comfortable
      • Cushions Impact
      • Good Arch Support

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Road Running

        Comments about Mens Brooks Transcend Running Shoe:

        I got these as a backup after running in my first pair for a month, the only shoe I've ever gotten again within another month of my first run in the shoe!

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

        Not the prettiest but super comfy

        By The red goatee

        from Wilmington, NC

        About Me Avid Athlete

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

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

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Road Running

          Comments about Mens Brooks Transcend Running Shoe:

          I've been through some shoes since I started running years ago and to be honest I like the feel of less shoe, I'm a minimalist at heart but I've never been able to do the distances I want to do in a minimal shoe and I started having problems with my IT-bands and then plantar fasciitis. It's not like I'm healed but this shoe is super comfortable and has allowed me to get back to higher milage runs without any new problems. I loved them so much over the past month that I bought another pair!

          I read many reviews that said to get this shoe a half size larger than needed because of the big toe rubbing the shoe and I'm glad I listened. I'm normally a 12 in brooks and the 12.5 was/is perfect in this shoe!

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

          wonderful stability

          By todd

          from delaware ohio

          About Me Casual/ Recreational

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Breathable
          • Comfortable
          • Good Arch Support
          • Lightweight

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Trail Running

            Comments about Mens Brooks Transcend Running Shoe:

            Just getting back into running. I did the custom run and they picked the perfect shoe for me to get back into running.

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

            Brooks transcend

            By Dustin

            from Oak park

            About Me Avid Athlete

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Breathable
            • Comfortable
            • Cushions Impact
            • Fast
            • Lightweight
            • Pronation Control

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Endurance Training

              Comments about Mens Brooks Transcend Running Shoe:

              Great trainer and racer

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

              Great fit!!!

              By The one who loves to walk !!!

              from Richland , wa.

              About Me Avid Athlete

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

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

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Walking

                Comments about Mens Brooks Transcend Running Shoe:

                I have to wear mans size , my biggest complaint was that I could never get cool colored shoes , but I got the black brooks transcend & they were the coolest shoes !!! I love them ... Oh and they fit perfectly !!!!

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

                Best runner ever!

                By James

                from Phoenix, Arizona

                About Me Avid Athlete

                Pros

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

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Road Running

                  Comments about Mens Brooks Transcend Running Shoe:

                  The staff at Road Runner set me up with this shoe after going through their in-depth fitting process. I've worn gel-kayano's for years so I wasn't sure if I wanted to switch but I'm glad I did. I have to say these are the best and worth every penny!

                  • Arch Type:
                  • Average Arch
                  • Was this a gift?:
                  • No
                   
                  5.0

                  buy it you will like them

                  By jake

                  from melbourne, florida

                  About Me Avid Athlete

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Comfortable
                  • Cushions Impact

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Road Running

                    Comments about Mens Brooks Transcend Running Shoe:

                    strong soft shoe

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

                    Comfortable for Running / Walking

                    By Old geezer

                    from Irvine, CA

                    About Me Casual/ Recreational

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Comfortable
                    • Pronation Control

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                        Comments about Mens Brooks Transcend Running Shoe:

                        Typically run in the beast or addiction. This seems better with no drawbacks yet.

                        I'm limited to only two miles due to repeat knee surgeries, but it's great to run again. Walk 3-5 miles and they feel fine for that as well.

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

                        Bloody good shoe in more ways than one.

                        By Runnin on Empty

                        from Simi Valley

                        Pros

                        • Great for big runners

                        Cons

                        • Made My Toes Bleed

                        Best Uses

                        • Road Running

                        Comments about Mens Brooks Transcend Running Shoe:

                        After about the 1st week of 20mi, the shoe started to cut into my middle toe on my right foot. Not cool to see blood seeping through the upper on your $150 new shoes. I returned them to Roadrunner with no issues in the process. They gave me another. The Transend did the same thing to my middle toe on the left foot this time. In both cases there is a sharp ridge where the "tongue" is attached to the upper. I coundnt bare to return it again, so I used Duct Tape to cover the sharp area. That worked. The salesman did tell me that the shoe should last 6mo. It lasted 3mo like all the others. Overall, not worth the price. I hear the Transend is being discontinued after 1 year.

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

                        Good shoe for long distances

                        By Coco86

                        from Moses lake, WA

                        About Me Gym Rat

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                        • Comfortable
                        • Cushions Impact
                        • Durable
                        • Good Traction
                        • Lightweight

                        Cons

                        • none

                        Best Uses

                        • Road Running

                        Comments about Mens Brooks Transcend Running Shoe:

                        I use these shoes for my long runs. They feel very comfortable and help the feet stabilize for proper running form. I will be using them for a marathon soon.

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

                        feels good

                        By David the Geezer

                        from Raleigh, NC

                        About Me Avid Athlete

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                        • Comfortable
                        • Cushions Impact
                        • Fast

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                          • Road Running

                          Comments about Mens Brooks Transcend Running Shoe:

                          I liked being able to return in 90 days.

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

                          Great shoe but low toebox

                          By Squirrel

                          from New Jersey

                          Verified Reviewer

                          Pros

                            Cons

                              Best Uses

                                Comments about Mens Brooks Transcend Running Shoe:

                                This shoe is well made and comfortable except that the toe box is very low. I do not like that my big toe feels sore after a run. The show would be perfect with a higher toebox like the Trance had. If it were not for the toebox, I would giv.e it a 5

                                • Sizing:
                                • Feels true to size
                                • Width:
                                • Feels true to width
                                • Arch Type:
                                • Average Arch
                                 
                                4.0

                                Soft but narrow

                                By @BenHillmon - Twitter

                                from Chanute, KS

                                About Me Casual/ Recreational

                                Verified Reviewer

                                Pros

                                • Cushions Impact
                                • Pronation Control

                                Cons

                                • Narrow / Tight

                                Best Uses

                                • Endurance Training

                                Comments about Mens Brooks Transcend Running Shoe:

                                I've been running Asics Gel Kayano for quite some time now. Most recently the 20, which is also a great shoe might I add. However, I was looking for a bit more heal cushion and found it in the Brooks Transcend. These shoes are very soft and easy on the shins/knees. The weight is a trade off, but they somehow made this shoe much lighter than it appears. My only complaint is the lack of offering on width. My foot is slightly wider (EE) than standard width. I would have given these a 5/5 had it not been for the lack of width options. I sure hope that Brooks listens to the critics and offers them in wider options on the next update. Otherwise, I'll probably go back to the Kayano.

                                On a side note: I don't really notice the narrow fit when I'm on a jog so much vs. if I'm wearing them around the town, but I like to wear all my shoes regardless of activity. Also, get some different colors for heaven's sake. I refuse to purchase a white shoe, so I'm stuck with these bright red-ish/orange fashion statements. I'm too old for that.

                                As always, shoes arrived quickly and RRS took good care of me. Thanks RRS!

                                • Sizing:
                                • Feels true to size
                                • Width:
                                • Feels too narrow
                                • Arch Type:
                                • Average Arch
                                • Was this a gift?:
                                • No
                                 
                                3.0

                                Could be great

                                By Tri Guy

                                from Lafayette, LA

                                About Me Avid Athlete

                                Verified Reviewer

                                Pros

                                • Breathable
                                • Cushions Impact
                                • Good Traction
                                • Pronation Control

                                Cons

                                • Poor Arch Support
                                • Uncomfortable

                                Best Uses

                                • Road Running

                                Comments about Mens Brooks Transcend Running Shoe:

                                With the new rigid rail system design not offering a wide option does not make sense. This shoe seems to be narrower than other Brooks offerings. I am currently running in the Trans 12, which I like very much. The Transcend rail system dug into the inside of my arches, and I developed some knee issues, while only putting 20 miles on them. I contacted Brooks and they stated that no wide offering is planned for the Transcend and the Trans is being discontinued. Back to the Kayano's I guess. I can see where these shoes could be good with the proper fit.

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

                                From Trance 11 to Trancsend.

                                By aguilar6222

                                from Yuma, AZ

                                About Me Avid Athlete

                                Pros

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

                                Cons

                                  Best Uses

                                  • Road Running

                                  Comments about Mens Brooks Transcend Running Shoe:

                                  I'm 36 yo, 5'8", 195lbs with a 33" waist. I'm heavy for my height, over pronation is a problem for me, and cushioning is a must. Using RRS custom inserts and these shoes allows me to run on the road for 6.3 miles, 3-4 times a week without any issues. I love these shoes.

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

                                  Like running on Marshmallows

                                  By Minnesota Jim

                                  from Sauk Centre, MN

                                  About Me Avid Athlete

                                  Verified Buyer

                                  Pros

                                  • Comfortable
                                  • Cushions Impact
                                  • Lightweight

                                  Cons

                                    Best Uses

                                    • Road Running

                                    Comments about Mens Brooks Transcend Running Shoe:

                                    I have been excited for my first run in these shoes. I have been wearing Brooks Trance 12's for the past year. Over 1000 miles in them last year including a marathon, six half marathons and a few other runs. Loved the Trance 12. I am a big runner - 240 lbs. Shoes mean everything when you are my size. Nervous about any replacement to a shoe I like. Today was the day. 6 below in MN, -26 wind chill. Long run day - 10 miles. Went outside and hit the button on my GPS watch and the most incredible thing happened. If felt like I was not wearing shoes. After 5 years of running this is the first time that it did not feel like I was dragging my shoes along on the run. They are so comfortable and lightweight. Another amazing thing - cushioning in cold weather, and the bottoms of my feet did not get cold like they would have in the Trance 12's. For the past few months I have been feeling this slight pain below my left knee when I run - not terrible, but sometimes concerning. Not today - not in the Transcend. Longest run of the year and feeling great! They fit like the Trance 12 - snug toebox. I ordered the same as I have been wearing in the Trance - love the way they hug the front of my foot. Looking forward to seeing how they hold up as I put more miles on them, but my first impression - most incredible shoe ever! I can't wait to get my second pair!

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

                                    Suprising stable and soft

                                    By Kevin

                                    from Seattle, Wa

                                    About Me Avid Athlete

                                    Verified Buyer

                                    Pros

                                    • Breathable
                                    • Comfortable
                                    • Cushions Impact
                                    • Pronation Control

                                    Cons

                                    • New Foam Untested
                                    • Price

                                    Best Uses

                                    • Road Running

                                    Comments about Mens Brooks Transcend Running Shoe:

                                    As a pronator who relies on posting for pronation control on one side, I have been skeptical of any shoe that claims to be a "support" shoe without medial posting. I wear orthotics and need a strong support for the device to function properly. For example, for trail running, I use the Brooks ASR GTX with orthos and it works great.

                                    I'm not loyal to companies but am loyal to products that work well and keep me running injury free. Right now I'm using the GTS14 to ramp up for a spring marathon. I've come to rely on the posting in that style shoe to keep from rolling in and pronating. When i started doing test runs in the Transcend It was easy to notice how comfortable they felt.My arch seemed to be kept inline enough to not cause problems so i did a couple more test runs and was happy to discover they seem to be comfy and supportive.

                                    It wasn't until i took the Transcend off and put the GTS14 back on to finish up a test run did I really notice the difference. The GTS felt like a brick compared to the Transcend. I was shocked. The GTS14 is comfy, but the Transcend is something else altogether!

                                    Next step, gait analysis with the Transcend on Thursday. I want to watch the slo-motion video of these shoes in action to see if they truly provide the support I come to expect from a shoe labeled as "Stability".

                                    I've also seen foam on Brooks shoes die ahead of their time (less than 200 miles the foam flattened out). Only time will reveal questions around foam life and overall durability. Also, the overlay that is on top of the rear of the large toe can crease when running. It's pretty firm out of the box and took some miles to soften up. That and the price are my only complaints.

                                    If you have some extra cash laying around, these do make a nice addition to the arsenal.

                                    • Sizing:
                                    • Feels true to size
                                    • Width:
                                    • Feels true to width
                                    • Arch Type:
                                    • Average Arch
                                    • Was this a gift?:
                                    • No
                                     
                                    3.0

                                    Definitely Different

                                    By Letzrunn

                                    from Fresno, CA

                                    About Me Avid Athlete

                                    Pros

                                      Cons

                                      • Poor Stability

                                      Best Uses

                                      • Road Running

                                      Comments about Mens Brooks Transcend Running Shoe:

                                      So this is a better attempt at the new rage in running shoes: Trying to make everyone a neutral striker. The shoe rides like it has a more level heel to toe offset than most stability shoes. It has that rounded heel, you can feel it trying to correct you. I think the guide rails do work giving on-demand support for pronation if you have it, if not it's more a neutral shoe. The cushioning is huge with an external-type of arch support. The upper is nice, flat plastic overlays on fabric so there's nothing to rub on, pretty plush. Strangely I couldn't tighten it, but it never needed to be they felt looser but very secure. Mind games. Whatever the weight is you don't notice it, but they are trainers. Overall ride is extremely cushioned but deadened to keep you low to the ground with a more neutral feeling than anything stability. Definitely not stability plus, but it has stability plus cushioning. If you are more neutral striking these shoes would be cloud-like. So the float is the cushioning, and the feel is the external pronation control. Worth a look if you can live between the neutral and stability worlds.

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

                                      FIRMEST BROOKS YET

                                      By Flat Foot

                                      from Hermosa Beach

                                      About Me Casual/ Recreational

                                      Verified Buyer

                                      Pros

                                      • Fits Wellwell Made
                                      • Good fit

                                      Cons

                                      • Poor Arch Support
                                      • To Firm Almost Hard Feel

                                      Best Uses

                                      • Walking

                                      Comments about Mens Brooks Transcend Running Shoe:

                                      Service was great price was right...Bought 2 pairs sent on back. Like Kayano 20 better...

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

                                      Still Evaluating

                                      By Neil

                                      from Philadelphia, PA

                                      About Me Avid Athlete

                                      Verified Buyer

                                      Pros

                                      • Cushions Impact
                                      • Good Arch Support

                                      Cons

                                      • Heavy

                                      Best Uses

                                      • Road Running

                                      Comments about Mens Brooks Transcend Running Shoe:

                                      Well constructed shoe. Not a fast shoe and if you want to feel the road, this is not the best choice. Excellent cushioning, plenty of toe room and a nice overall ride, just a bit clunky for anything over a 6-8 mile mid-week training run. A good choice to have in your weekly shoe alternating as it will give your legs a break but skip these for speed work or distance. They perform well in very cold weather and do not stiffen up and certainly have a nice grip on the road. Overall, the shoe lives up to the hype so far for a cushioned, nicely supportive, not overly heavy shoe.

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

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