Who should buy the Transcend 5

The Brooks Transcend 5 is a road running shoe that is ideal for wearers who need additional support. This shoe is ideal for you if:

  • You want a road shoe that provides a more natural and smoother transition throughout the gait cycle.
  • You prefer a stability running shoe that is ready for long-distance activities.

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Updates to the Brooks Transcend 5

  • Additional heel support and comfort is offered by its cradle design
  • Featured on the outsole are the Ideal Pressure Zones, which are strategically-designed to disperse stepping impact throughout the entire foot
  • The durable and lightweight external heel counter cradles the heel efficiently and reduces excess heel rotation

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The Transcend 5's flexible outsole

The Flextra is integrated into the Brooks Transcend 5. This flexible and responsive rubber material provides the right amount of flex for the foot. It ensures to accommodate the weight and gender of the wearer. It also offers additional traction.

Brooks Transcend 5 flextra

Featured on the outsole is the Blown Rubber. It is a durable compound that is essential in shielding the midsole section from wear and tear. This material provides added cushioning to the runner's foot.

Distribution of pressure during each step is offered by the Ideal Pressure Zone. Acting as a stable platform, it is focused on balancing the spread of energy impact throughout the entire foot. As a result, the runner will experience a more comfortable and effortless ride as well as float-like transitions.

A comfortable and plush ride from Super DNA

Utilized in the midsole area is the Super DNA. This material provides additional 20% cushioning when compared to the Brooks cushioning technology called the BioMoGo DNA. The goal of which is to conform itself to the natural shape of the foot. It gives a comfortable and plush ride that is specific to the needs of the wearer.

Brooks Transcend 5 super DNA

The updated Guide Rails which are also used in the latest version of the shoe, the Transcend 6, are strategically-placed around the platform of the Brooks Transcend 5. These components of the shoe give an enhanced and holistic support to the runner. It is significant in leading the runner's foot towards a smoother, more natural and stable stride. It reduces shin and heel rotation and keeps excessive knee motion in check.

Brooks Transcend 5 guide rails

The S-257 Cushsole compound aims to deliver additional flexibility and cushioning.

The Double Omega Flex Grooves aims to allow the midsole section to be more flexible without compromising the quality of the foam material.

More agreeable forefoot and midfoot strikes, as well as smoother landings, are offered by the Rounded Heel design.

The Profile Sock Liner is utilized in this shoe. The material is made from BioMoGo. Aside from giving additional cushioning, it also delivers contoured support to the natural curves of the underfoot.

Brooks Transcend 5 sockliner

Efficient moisture management

The upper unit of the Brooks Transcend 5 utilizes the breathable mesh and textiles. It allows better inflow and outflow of air into the foot-chamber, offering a well-ventilated coverage.

Brooks Transcend 5 mesh upper

The Element Lining is placed underneath the upper. This material is essential in managing moisture, keeping the interior environment fresh, healthy and dry.

The Conformable Saddle Construction aids the upper fabrics to hug the mid-foot. As a result, it locks the runner's foot in place. It also prevents the foot from wobbling during the running activity.

The 3D Fit Printed Overlays are added in the upper section. This component provides more structure to the Brooks Transcend 5's upper. These fused layers are strategically placed into the shoe to give a seamless yet more secure fit.

Brooks Transcend 5 3d fit print

Facts / Specs

Terrain: Road
Weight: Men 306g / Women 258g
Drop: 8mm
Arch support: Stability
Update: Brooks Transcend 7
Collection: Brooks Transcend
Pronation: Overpronation

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