Mens Brooks Trance 12 Running Shoe

Men's Brooks Trance 12

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Men's BROOKS® TRANCE™ 12 :: Hypnotize your run with ideal updates to the men'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! 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:

  • 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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Mens Brooks Trance 12 Running Shoe
 
4.5

(based on 33 reviews)

94%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Comfortable (30)
  • Cushions impact (28)
  • Breathable (22)
  • Arch support (21)
  • Good traction (16)

Cons

  • Heavy (7)

Best Uses

  • Road running (21)
  • Pavement (5)
  • Walking (3)
    • Sizing:
    • Feels full size too small

       

      Feels half size too small

       

      Feels true to size

       

      84% 

      (27 reviews)

      Feels half size too big

       

      Feels full size too big

       
    • Width:
    • Feels too narrow

       

      Feels true to width

       

      91% 

      (29 reviews)

      Feels too wide

       
    • Arch Type:
    • Average arch (26), High arch (3)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Enthusiast (15), Casual/ recreational (12), Gym rat (6)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (31)

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5.0

faboulous shoe !

By Lee

from Bellaire, TX

About Me Casual/ Recreational

Pros

  • Breathable
  • Comfortable
  • Fabulous Cushioning
  • Fabulous Shoe
  • Good Arch Support
  • Pronation Control

Cons

  • Heavy
  • Need Wide Versions

Best Uses

  • Road Running

Comments about Mens Brooks Trance 12 Running Shoe:

I love this shoe for its cushioning and stability. Gave up on Asics Kayano's because they became a more minimal shoe with less stability and lower heel to toe drop (I have achilles problems) . My only complaint is that Brooks stopped making the shoe in widths. I wear a 2E. Please bring widths back!. . I currently run in Trance 11's.

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

Found my new trainer

By Javarican

from McAllen, TX

About Me Gym Rat

Verified Buyer

Pros

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

Cons

  • Heavy
  • Not very breathable

Best Uses

  • Pavement

Comments about Mens Brooks Trance 12 Running Shoe:

These have become my main trainers for long runs along with the Adrenaline for short distance. I had been nursing a nagging ankle soreness for several months after my longer runs. I had good shoes and the doc didn't find a thing. I decided to give the Trance a shot. Was pleased to find there's almost no break-in time. Took them on a 2 mile run the day I got them. Good. Five miles on my next, still good. That weekend I did 11 miles and felt great. And my ankle was good!
So here's the pro's and con's.
They rock real well from heel to toe. Awesome cushion and roomy on the toe box. However, you definitely need to go up a size on Brooks.
The only two cons, heavier than most shoes and don't breath to well. Glad I got them in the Fall, because running on these during the Texas summer would not have been fun.

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

New to Brooks - So far so good

By Rob

from Escanaba, MI

About Me Avid Athlete

Verified Buyer

Pros

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Road Running

      Comments about Mens Brooks Trance 12 Running Shoe:

      Been an Asics runner for several years but decided to try another brand. So far the Brooks ride feels good. The D width is narrower than Asics but not a show stopper and seem to be breaking in well.

      • Sizing:
      • Feels true to size
      • Width:
      • Feels too narrow
      • Arch Type:
      • Average Arch
       
      5.0

      Auld Soldier

      By Auld Sojer

      from Alexandria, VA

      About Me Casual/ Recreational

      Verified Reviewer

      Pros

      • Breathable
      • Comfortable
      • Cushions Impact
      • Good Arch Support

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Road Running

        Comments about Mens Brooks Trance 12 Running Shoe:

        I run between 3 to 6.5 miles daily. I am about 5' 11" and between 190 and 200lbs (it creeps up when you hit 50). After in-store testing, figured out that I need more than my Neutral Plus by brand A ... Tried Brand A in Stability Plus, but Brooks edged them out with slightly better cush in the forefoot and bigger toe box (helps with stubbed toes too). I normally wear 12 1/2 but 13s with inserts work better. First run I saw a definte improvement in both time and comfort. Used custom inserts from RR, so cannot comment on regular insert.

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

        Very Solid Shoes!!!

        By Avid runner turned crossfiter

        from Chandler, Arizona

        About Me Avid Athlete

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

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

        Cons

        • Heavy

        Best Uses

        • Pavement

        Comments about Mens Brooks Trance 12 Running Shoe:

        I was a huge fan of Solomon shoes but was having issues with consistency. Road Runner gave me suggestions for my foot type and I went with the Brooks shoe because of the fit and feel. The shoe is a little heavier then the others, but at 230 lbs whats an extra couple of ounces. I have put over 400 miles running and walking on these shoes in the last 3 months and they show little sign of wear. The estimated 400 miles of life on this shoe but I don't see them being replaced anytime soon. This shoe is solid, I would suggest it to my friends and I will buy them again!

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

        My feet thank you!

        By Lonn

        from Savannah, MO

        About Me Gym Rat

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Breathable
        • Comfortable
        • Cushions Impact
        • Pronation Control

        Cons

        • Heavy

        Best Uses

        • Pavement

        Comments about Mens Brooks Trance 12 Running Shoe:

        Presently running 22-25 miles weekly (mostly on asphalt). At 228-230 lbs, I tend to break stability + shoes down rather quickly. This is a nice shoe to mix in with Saucony Hurricane line if you rotate shoes. Worth the extra weight.

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

        good choice

        By el tacero

        from el centro ca

        About Me Casual/ Recreational

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Good Traction
        • Lightweight

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Road Running

          Comments about Mens Brooks Trance 12 Running Shoe:

          I use them to run on Dirt roads

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

          Super comfy shoe

          By Zombie guy

          from Phoenix AZ

          About Me Casual/ Recreational

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Breathable
          • Comfortable
          • Good Arch Support
          • Lightweight

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Walking

            Comments about Mens Brooks Trance 12 Running Shoe:

            I actually use this shoe at work. I'm on my feet all day on a wet slick floor and these shoes do very well there.

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

            Soft Ride, but,,,,,

            By Mesko

            from Roselle, NJ

            About Me Casual/ Recreational

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Breathable
            • Comfortable
            • Cushions Impact
            • Good Traction
            • Lightweight
            • Soft
            • Soft Light

            Cons

            • Nondurable
            • Tight

            Best Uses

            • Road Running

            Comments about Mens Brooks Trance 12 Running Shoe:

            Good shoe,,,,,I just had a problem with the durability. They started to break down after only 20 miles. I will be returning them.

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

            Great comfort and control

            By Marcus

            from Illinois

            About Me Avid Athlete

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Comfortable
            • Cushions Impact
            • Durable
            • Pronation Control

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Road Running

              Comments about Mens Brooks Trance 12 Running Shoe:

              This shoe is very comfortable and has steered me away from Asics. I am extremely pleased with the performance and comfort.

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

              Amazing shoe

              By Bradmcc

              from Irvine ca

              About Me Gym Rat

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

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

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Road Running

                Comments about Mens Brooks Trance 12 Running Shoe:

                Amazing completely took my shins splits away I can finally run again

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

                great shoe

                By bad ankles

                from Phoenix

                About Me Avid Athlete

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

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

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Road Running

                  Comments about Mens Brooks Trance 12 Running Shoe:

                  Great shoe.

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

                  So Far So Good

                  By Hawk

                  from Marietta, Georgia

                  About Me Avid Athlete

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

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

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Road Running

                    Comments about Mens Brooks Trance 12 Running Shoe:

                    So far so good. I am new to running so these shoes are fixing a issue I had. My last shoes went flat on my and I did not realize it until I had immediate left hip pain and pain all over my body. I checked out my shoes and realized they were dead. So I completely took the advice of the sales rep. I got the shoes with the custom insoles which corrected that my arches are way off. One is very high and the other is very low. Then to help with the control of my movement.

                    I ran 4.5 miles in them a few days ago and they felt great. No complaint there. I have not paid attention yet, but the weight of them might be a little over normal. Not sure the jury is still out on that.

                    Over all is has been a good chose. I have 30 days so over the next couple weeks I have some nice plans to put some walking and running miles on them. So we shall see.

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

                    Couldn't get much better

                    By Tom

                    from San Diego, CA

                    About Me Casual/ Recreational

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

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

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Walking

                      Comments about Mens Brooks Trance 12 Running Shoe:

                      The fit is great. These shoes just feel good when I slip into them.

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

                      Got Me On The Rebound

                      By Letzrunn

                      from Fresno, CA

                      About Me Avid Athlete

                      Pros

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

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • Road Running

                        Comments about Mens Brooks Trance 12 Running Shoe:

                        What do you do when your running shoe of 19 years breaks up with you? Find something better and move on. These are my first pair of Trance and the best running shoes I've ever had. They feel like a secure sock with a shoe stuck to the bottom, more like a skin than a constructed shoe upper. The short toe-off makes me feel like I'm rocketing off each step. The huge cushioned heel takes my slow 6.5 mph heel strike stride and pushes back for more. You can feel the arch support standing still, so it more than handles my over-pronation like I'm a neutral runner. The color schemes are super bangin' they are darker than they appear online, with some reflectivity. I hope they make my black on black. Brooks, I will rock the 13s. Most of my running equipment is Brooks they put thought into all their products. I never had the courage to switch my running shoe and try Brooks. After being forced to, I regret not trying them sooner. If you want it go get it!

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

                        Not sure if it is the shoes or inserts

                        By Ben

                        from Falls Church, VA

                        About Me Gym Rat

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                        • Breathable

                        Cons

                        • Poor Arch Support
                        • Uncomfortable

                        Best Uses

                        • Gym

                        Comments about Mens Brooks Trance 12 Running Shoe:

                        I am not certain if it is the shoes or the custom made inserts from Road Runner, but running in these shoes is causing more pain in my hips and feet than I have ever had with other, less expensive shoes (including cross trainers). The shoes feel comfortable when I put them on, but while running or walking, my left hip, arches, and big toes hurt, when they did not with my prior running shoes. Make sure you have a good return policy if you are going to buy these shoes / custom inserts. I am going to return mine.

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

                        Overall Great Shoe

                        By AZ CAJUN

                        from Mesa AZ

                        About Me Avid Athlete

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                        • Comfortable
                        • Cushions Impact
                        • Good Traction
                        • Lightweight

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                          • Road Running

                          Comments about Mens Brooks Trance 12 Running Shoe:

                          I had originally purchased another brand of shoe, but after giving them a fair shot I returned them to Road Runner and asked for further advise. The sales associate put me in these with a super feet insert because of landing issue I have. I put about 20 miles a week on, with no problem. I have been able to run further more consistently than before.

                          • Sizing:
                          • Feels half size too big
                          • Width:
                          • Feels too narrow
                          • Arch Type:
                          • Average Arch
                           
                          5.0

                          wide and supportive

                          By jp

                          from san diego

                          About Me Casual/ Recreational

                          Verified Buyer

                          Pros

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

                          Cons

                            Best Uses

                            • With Orthotics/Inserts

                            Comments about Mens Brooks Trance 12 Running Shoe:

                            Base is wide.

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

                            Good.....Just like the AD said...!

                            By Slow runner

                            from Fishhouse, New York

                            About Me Avid Athlete

                            Verified Buyer

                            Pros

                            • Breathable
                            • Comfortable
                            • Cushions Impact
                            • Pronation Control

                            Cons

                              Best Uses

                              • Road Running

                              Comments about Mens Brooks Trance 12 Running Shoe:

                              I run about 40 miles a week....great so far !

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

                              Well-Cushioned Shoe!

                              By Mark

                              from Illinois

                              About Me Avid Athlete

                              Verified Buyer

                              Pros

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

                              Cons

                              • Heavy

                              Best Uses

                              • Endurance Training

                              Comments about Mens Brooks Trance 12 Running Shoe:

                              The Brooks Trance 12 is a very good shoe. It's a little on the heavy side, but with that, you get excellent cushioning (much better than the Trance 11 and the Saucony Hurricane). With a wide toe box, I don't get the blistering problems I had with Asics. I'm a 170-pound runner, so the impact cushioning is important to me. My longest run in these shoes so far has been 8 miles, but I don't anticipate any problems with longer runs. I'm convinced that there are others like me who will find that the Brooks Trance 12 is the best running shoe for them.

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

                              Great Shoes!

                              By Mark

                              from Pawleys Island, SC

                              About Me Avid Athlete

                              Pros

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

                              Cons

                                Best Uses

                                • Road Running

                                Comments about Mens Brooks Trance 12 Running Shoe:

                                Purchased these shoes as a replacement to my Kayano's and absolutely love them. Support and comfort are excellent. I have a new favorite shoe.

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

                                definetly a shoe i love!

                                By john the picture man

                                from Brick NJ

                                About Me Casual/ Recreational

                                Verified Buyer

                                Pros

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

                                Cons

                                  Best Uses

                                  • Road Running

                                  Comments about Mens Brooks Trance 12 Running Shoe:

                                  training shoes for Marathons

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

                                  Love it. I won't wear another shoe!

                                  By Garrison

                                  from Falmouth, MA

                                  About Me Avid Athlete

                                  Verified Buyer

                                  Pros

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

                                  Cons

                                    Best Uses

                                    • Road Running

                                    Comments about Mens Brooks Trance 12 Running Shoe:

                                    I love these shoes. I am a bigger runner (6'4 210lbs) so my body takes a bit of a pounding, and these shoes offer the most support of any other shoe I have tried. I switch to the Trance 2 yrs ago and They just get better every year. I won't wear another shoe.

                                    • Was this a gift?:
                                    • No
                                     
                                    5.0

                                    First review in 15 years

                                    By psjordan

                                    from Northeast USA

                                    About Me Casual/ Recreational

                                    Verified Reviewer

                                    Pros

                                    • Comfortable
                                    • Cushions Impact
                                    • Good Arch Support

                                    Cons

                                      Best Uses

                                      • Road Running

                                      Comments about Mens Brooks Trance 12 Running Shoe:

                                      I've been running since 1992, off and on but mostly on. Over that span I've ranged from averaging 30 miles per week down to stretches of 10-15 miles per month. I've raced for years at a time and then not raced for years at a time. I'm not a small guy, I've weighed between 190 and 230 in that time span. I mention all that to tell you that over the past 20+ years I have only been compelled to write a shoe review twice. Late 90's with the second generation AirMax, and now with the Brooks Trance 12. I am currently at about 12-15 miles per week and have put about 40 miles on these shoes. Hardly a large sample size but holy cow they have been the most comfortable miles I have run in I cannot remember how long. Five years maybe? More? I cannot remember ever wearing a shoe where it occurred to me how comfortable the heel strike was. I mean, I NEVER think about or notice that stuff but it is noticeable in this shoe. I am a mild overpronator with average arches and have suffered bouts of plantar fasciitis in the (distant) past. I am old enough that my aches have aches and my stock position in Pfizer is paying off handsomely with my usage of Advil. And yet these shoes have extended my comfort factor by a large amount, which means I can run bigger chunks at a time. I've ordered several pairs and now hope that some whippersnapper at Brooks does not decide to change this shoe in the next six months because "it's due for a change". Please, leave this one as-is for awhile!

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

                                      Great Shoe - my favorite

                                      By Pat

                                      from Houston, TX

                                      About Me Avid Athlete

                                      Verified Buyer

                                      Pros

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

                                      Cons

                                        Best Uses

                                        • Road Running

                                        Comments about Mens Brooks Trance 12 Running Shoe:

                                        I run about 20 miles over 5-6 days per week. I have run in Brooks Adrenalines for the last 10 years and was happy. I decided to try these because I match the ROADRUNNERSPORTS guideline that says to use a Stability+ shoe. I'm very happy I did, I used to have a slight hip pain and now I have none. I thought the shoe might feel heavy, but it runs light. The cushioning is effective.

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

                                        good trainer

                                        By tmetzexpress

                                        from pa

                                        About Me Avid Athlete

                                        Verified Buyer

                                        Pros

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

                                        Cons

                                        • Heavy

                                        Best Uses

                                        • Road Running

                                        Comments about Mens Brooks Trance 12 Running Shoe:

                                        good stuff. It is a good trainer for someone putting on a lot of miles.

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

                                        Serious trainer

                                        By Bazzaman

                                        from Republic of Cambridge

                                        About Me Casual/ Recreational

                                        Verified Reviewer

                                        Pros

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

                                        Cons

                                          Best Uses

                                          • Endurance Training

                                          Comments about Mens Brooks Trance 12 Running Shoe:

                                          I upgraded from a Trance 10 to a Trance 12 after waiting too long to do so. The 12 is an extremely well made training show that provides excellent cushioning and moderate support. I am a heel striker and this shoe holds up nicely.

                                          This shoe runs true to size and is a little narrower than the Trance 10's were. I have a wider foot than average, but this model comes in just one width. The toebox is just a tad too narrow to be perfect for me, but it is workable.

                                          This is a shoe to buy if you intend on doing long runs, tend to be a heavier runner, and want to use them for trainers. For speed work they are a bit too heavy.

                                          I like shoes with superior cushioning, and ones that come with a serious bounce. This shoe meets that need, although you get more bounce from a Nike Lunar Glide+. I also tried on a Hurricane, which I was impressed with. But the Brooks seem like they are made to last, which is why I went with them. i put upgraded footbeds in them to improve their bounce. Brooks seems to have weaned me off of my love of Asics.

                                          After several long runs my impressions of this shoe have been confirmed.

                                          I would rate these shoes actually at 4 1/2 stars, and note that they run a little narrower than I like them. But not a full size narrower.

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

                                          EXCELLENT SHOE

                                          By RON

                                          from BOCA RATON, FL

                                          About Me Gym Rat

                                          Verified Buyer

                                          Pros

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

                                          Cons

                                            Best Uses

                                            • Pavement

                                            Comments about Mens Brooks Trance 12 Running Shoe:

                                            I RUN 7 MILES THREE OR FOUR DAYS A WEEK AND THIS SHOE IS PERFECT

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

                                            About what I expected

                                            By MeatHead

                                            from New Brunswick, NJ

                                            About Me Gym Rat

                                            Verified Buyer

                                            Pros

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

                                            Cons

                                            • Heavy

                                            Best Uses

                                            • Road Running

                                            Comments about Mens Brooks Trance 12 Running Shoe:

                                            I purchased these shoes a few weeks back and I am happy with them. I am relatively new to running, but I like these shoes better then my hurricane 14's because at times the Sauconys felt a bit clunky. While the trance is a stability shoe and fits more like a neutral shoe while still giving you what you need for support. These shoes however are heavier then the hurricanes that to me is the biggest draw back.

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

                                            Great running shoe

                                            By Neil

                                            from Sunnyvale

                                            About Me Casual/ Recreational

                                            Verified Buyer

                                            Pros

                                            • Comfortable
                                            • Cushions Impact
                                            • Good Arch Support
                                            • Lightweight

                                            Cons

                                              Best Uses

                                              • Road Running

                                              Comments about Mens Brooks Trance 12 Running Shoe:

                                              This is my second pair of Brooks. The fit is true. I run about 3 miles every day on paved roads. My last pair lasted just over 14 months; even though I kept running on them for nearly 24 months.

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

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