The Brooks Transcend is a premium, daily running, support shoe designed for a moderate to severe overpronated foot motion.


Important Shipping Note: U.S. sales only.


Glide over the pavement with the support you need in the Brooks Transcend. This premium trainer utilizes a plush midsole to separate you from the road, providing plenty of impact protection for high mileage running. Innovative guide rail technology provides the stability you need without hindering a natural stride. A soft mesh upper provides cozy comfort so you’ll feel right at home in these shoes. 

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Weight: 11.8 oz (size 9)

Stack Height: 30mm (Heel), 22mm (Forefoot)

Available Widths: D=Medium

How It Fits (based on width D) 

  • Sizing: Standard running shoe length
  • Heel: Narrow to medium
  • Midfoot: Medium volume
  • Forefoot: Medium
  • Toe-Box Height: Medium
  • Arch Structure: Medium
  • Shoe Shape: Straight



  • Super BioMoGo DNA fuses BioMoGo midsole and DNA cushioning technology for a fully custom responsive ride that adapts to the needs of each and every runner.
  • Guide Rails around the shoe provide support by guiding the foot through transition from heel to toe.
  • Flextra varies the degree of support providing tuned flexibility.
  • Caterpillar Crash Pad is a segmented crash pad that flexes with the foot, offering customized cushioning and stability for a smooth heel-to-toe transition.
  • Omega Flex Grooves enhance midsole flexibility without compromising cushioning.


  • HPR Plus is a high abrasion-resistant rubber located in the heel for durable traction.
  • Soft Blown Rubber in the forefoot offers durability, responsiveness and flexibility.
  • Forefoot Stable Pod Configuration is a stable midsole/outsole design that sets the foot up for an efficient, balanced toe-off.


  • Element Mesh is a moisture-managing, breathable mesh upper.
  • Synthetic Overlays are strategically located to provide a snug, secure fit.
  • Microfiber Overlays are strategically located to provide a snug, secure fit.
  • Comfortable Saddle Construction allows for a personalized and secure midfoot fit.
  • Element Linings underneath the upper aid in moisture transfer and comfort.
  • DNA Sockliner adapts to your stride while providing contoured support and cushioning. 
  • Strobel Last with the upper stitched to full length Cushsole S-257, for enhanced cushioning and flexibility and a soft underfoot feel.

Footwear Performance Characteristics

Pronation Control: What's This?

  • Neutral
    • Min
    • Mod
  • Support
    • Min
    • Mod
    • Max
  • Motion Control
    • Mod
    • Max

Heel-Toe Offset (mm): What's This?

  • 0
  • 1-2
  • 3-4
  • 5-6
  • 7-8
  • 9-10
  • 11+

Stack Height:

  • Barefoot
  • Minimal
  • Low
  • Medium
  • High
  • Maximal


  • Road
  • Road-Trail
  • Hard Trail
  • Varied Trail
  • Soft Trail

Shoe Type:

  • Premium
  • Standard
  • Performance
  • Racing

Customer Reviews

Comments: I was an avid buyer of the Brooks Trance, which was discontinued and for all intents and purposes, replaced by the Transcend. The two shoes could not be more different. The Trance was comfy and plush and I pounded out 80+ mile weeks in them no problem. The Transcend almost feels like on of the more minimalist Pure Project shoes in comparison. And the fit across the instep is so much tighter than any Trance I ever owned. I realize the Trance couldn't stay frozen in time. But the Transcend is a step backward.
From: Brian, Shreveport, LA, USA. October 10th 2014

Comments: Had a test run in these at a local store. Very cushioned and seemed a bit lighter than my New Balance 860 V3. Feels a lot like the Nike Pegasus Shield I had before and my more minimalist Brooks. I had to stop running in those as they didn't quite support me right. These Transcends didn't have as much support in the back on the sides of my heel as the 860s and I was starting to get pain after 2 miles at the bones at the base of my big toe just forward of the arch, just like those Nike's that nearly made me stop running. Probably going to get a pair of NB 860 V4 instead.
From: Jeremy, West Lafayette, IN, USA. 2/26/14

Comments: Pretty much everything Mike said. Compared to Hoka Stinson's, the feel is more conventional (lower), but still very cushioned. As Mike, the shoes encourages a really smooth stride. When I ran with weight on, I could tell the shoe worked even better so I think it would work even better for heavier runners. 6' 175"
From: Alex, Irvine, CA, USA. 2/18/14

Comments: Shoe has a lot of cushion. The transition from heel to toe is outstanding. I'm 5'9" 185lbs. I've run in a lot of brooks shoes from the Pure Cadence to the Adrenalines. I usually run in Ravenna's but I thought I'd give these a try. I'm glad I did. The shoe is low to ground and responsive. It's a heavier shoe but you can't really tell when you have them on. The upper is comfortable but it doesn't really lock the heel into place, a little slip. I also had a little hot spot in the front of my left arch. I'm hoping that goes away. I'll update more as I run more. Overall very satisfied with this shoe.
From: Mike, Yorktown, Virginia, USA. 2/17/14