Womens Brooks Trance 9 Running Shoe

Women's Brooks Trance 9

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Women's BROOKS® TRANCE™ 9 :: With a new and improved stability system, the women's Brooks® Trance™ 9 delivers unsurpassed cushioning and effortless, but supportive, heel-to-toe transitions. Now ½ ounce lighter! 9.7 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.

Features & Benefits:

  • Deeper heel cup: Keeps your heel snug and supported
  • Rearfoot HydroFlow® ST-XL: Enhances midsole cushioning providing additional comfort
  • Forefoot HydroFlow®: Forefoot-specific viscous fluid unit enhances cushioning under the ball of the foot, while improving flexibility
  • Full-length Bio MoGo midsole: Environmentally friendly midsole compound provides a soft, cushy, feel that lasts without sacrificing stability
  • e2 Forefoot Polymer: Enhanced resilience under the metatarsals
  • DRB® Accel: Single density compound engineered into midfoot for added support and torsional rigidity
  • Blown Rubber Forefoot: Provides added forefoot cushioning
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Womens Brooks Trance 9 Running Shoe
 
4.6

(based on 26 reviews)

100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Comfortable (19)
  • Cushions impact (19)
  • Lightweight (16)
  • Breathable (13)
  • Pronation control (13)

Cons

  • Wears out quickly (3)

Best Uses

  • Road running (10)
  • Distance / endurance (3)
  • Pavement (3)
  • With orthotics/inserts (3)
    • Sizing:
    • Feels full size too small

       

      Feels half size too small

       

      Feels true to size

       

      76% 

      (16 reviews)

      Feels half size too big

       

      Feels full size too big

       
    • Width:
    • Feels too narrow

       

      Feels true to width

       

      95% 

      (20 reviews)

      Feels too wide

       
    • Arch Type:
    • Average arch (15), High arch (3), Low arch (3)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Enthusiast (13), Casual/ recreational (4), Gym rat (3)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (12)

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(5 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

I am a long distance ...

By Megan

from Undisclosed

Comments about Womens Brooks Trance 9 Running Shoe:

I am a long distance runner and run 40+ miles per week. I was suffering from Plantar Fasciitis and from bad blisters. I went into Road Runner Sports and these shoes were recommended partially because I tend to heel strike. Since wearing these shoes my Plantar Fasciitis is gone and I rarely get a blister. These shoes tend to hold up pretty well on long runs for me which are 15+ miles and because of the fact the insole is liquid I found these shoes do not need a "rest day" and really do perform well. They are a bit on the expensive side but these shoes are supposed to last 500 miles unlike some shoes that are about $25 less that last about 250-300 miles. So it is worth the investment.

(3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Hands Down favorite running shoe

By Rits

from APG, Maryland

About Me Avid Athlete

Pros

  • Comfortable
  • Cushions Impact
  • Good Arch Support
  • Lightweight

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Road Running

    Comments about Womens Brooks Trance 9 Running Shoe:

    With Plantar Fasciatis in my running history, it's so important to have a shoe that gives me great support. The trance 9 does that, the bottoms of my feet and heals feel great after a run in them. My arch is med/high and feels so well supported. I am Currently training for the Marine Corps Marathon and up to about 11 mile runs now. The Trance 9's are holding up and so are my feet. After years of trying to find the perfect shoes, I think I've finally found one.

    • Sizing:
    • Feels half size too small
    • Width:
    • Feels true to width
    • Arch Type:
    • High Arch

    (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

     
    4.0

    Great for a Pronator's Distance Shoe

    By SpeedyCB

    from New York, NY

    About Me Avid Athlete

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Comfortable
    • Cushions Impact
    • Good Traction
    • Pronation Control

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Endurance Training

      Comments about Womens Brooks Trance 9 Running Shoe:

      I've been wearing the Nike Equalon for about 3 years so wanted a change, but was looking for another stability shoe because I pronate (not severely though). I have custom orthotics that I also wear in my shoes. I've run 4 marathons including an Ironman and several other long-distance triathlons so it's important that I keep my feet in good shape and not create injuries by experimenting with shoes. Overall, these are great! I have put about 40 miles on them so far including an 18 mile run. I feel like the stability is sufficient but not overkill and I love the gold/gray combination since it goes with everything. I just noticed the mesh area getting dirty which I was hoping wouldn't happen for a while though. I wear a size 10 or 10.5 in street shoes and wore an 11 in Nike and ordered 11 in these too. I prefer wearing my running shoes large and have never lost a nail :) These will be carrying me through fall marathon season this year. Excited I got them!

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

      (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      These shoes made all the ...

      By Melissa

      from Undisclosed

      Comments about Womens Brooks Trance 9 Running Shoe:

      These shoes made all the difference for me. I was an Adrenaline GTS 8 loyalist, but with the change to the GTS 9 the shoe felt narrower and caused me to develop blisters on the inside of my feet for any run longer than 3-4 miles. It was recommended that I try the Trance: Problem solved. I have relatively high arches, like a light weight shoes with firm feel and run 20+ miles a week. The only caution: The configuration of holes for shoe laces results in original/standard laces being a bit short if you prefer a double knot.

      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Love my Brooks Trance 9

      By PersianCat

      from Phoenix, Arizona

      About Me Casual/ Recreational

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

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

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Road Running

        Comments about Womens Brooks Trance 9 Running Shoe:

        I have been a Brooks fan since I hurt my foot and developed Morton's Neuroma 3 years ago, and Brooks, Trance 9 model to be specific, was the only running shoe that felt just right and didn't cause any pain in my forefoot. I happily pay the higher price for these shoes since they are so worth it. Having a good pair of shoes makes the difference for me between not being able to enjoy my work out to not wanting to leave the gym or stop running. I love them!

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

        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Fantastic stability shoe!

        By Dana

        from Milwaukee

        About Me Avid Athlete

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

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

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Road Running

          Comments about Womens Brooks Trance 9 Running Shoe:

          Have been wearing this shoe (Brooks Trance)seems like forever. A DREAM SHOE. Very durable shoe with great stability/foot control yet cushioned throughout. Highly recommend this shoe to someone who needs a stability shoe.

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

          (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          Recommended by RRS salesman!

          By Power Walker

          from Chicago, IL

          About Me Avid Athlete

          Pros

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

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Endurance Training

            Comments about Womens Brooks Trance 9 Running Shoe:

            Finally started replacing shoes instead of inserts, and I was having trouble with fit. All the old favorites were way further along in model and the shape of the footbed in my favorite brands really have changed over the years. I have a narrow heel and a regular width foot with slightly higher arch... I do best with a snug heel and a deep heel cup. Saucony Hurricanes have gotten a smidge shorter and the heels are too loose now. Asics have shallower heel cup and a bit loose, and lacing became uncomfortable to reduce foot motion.

            I was a bit taken aback that this man on the phone suggested Trance 9 and a New Balance to try... we hadn't even gone into the specifics of fit! But these are perfect! The shoe is really one with my foot and I don't have to go overboard on lacing to have that great fit.

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

            (1 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

             
            4.0

            Great shoe except the ...

            By Anonymous

            from Undisclosed

            Comments about Womens Brooks Trance 9 Running Shoe:

            Great shoe except the laces don't stay tied! Everytime I run outdoors or treadmill, the laces come undone!

            (1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

             
            3.0

            Ran in the Trance 6 and 8 ...

            By amy

            from Undisclosed

            Comments about Womens Brooks Trance 9 Running Shoe:

            Ran in the Trance 6 and 8 and Kayano. These are different. They seem wider and less snug. The tongue and holes dont let you get a snug fit around the ankle. there's too much plastic on the tongue. The holes are in odd places and I cant figure out how to lace them to get a good fit. They have a palpable arch, which I like, but may be a bit stiff, which is great for plantar fascitis, but which made my achilles tendonitis flare up after just 2 runs.

             
            5.0

            Fits like a glove

            By Aubs

            from brisbane, aus

            About Me Avid Athlete

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Comfortable
            • Lightweight

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Road Running

              Comments about Womens Brooks Trance 9 Running Shoe:

              Run in these shoes everyday.

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

              walking on clouds

              By The Runner

              from Corona del Mar, CA

              About Me Avid Athlete

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

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

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Pavement

                Comments about Womens Brooks Trance 9 Running Shoe:

                I LOVE THE SHOE!!!! I actually was introduced to the shoe after running my first marathon in nike's that left me unable to walk for a week. I vowed to never run another marathon until a friend took me to RoadRunners Sport. The sales person thoroughly questioned me about my experienced and thus introduced me to Brooks in 2000. Since then I have run over 15 full marathons and several half marathons and cross train with my brooks too.

                I always buy several pair but since I was laid-off I have been waiting for the Trance 9 to go on sale so that I can replace my old ones for my next two marathons (LA Marathon and the La Jolla 1/2). I will be buried in my Brooks!!!

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

                excellent

                By susan

                from Raleigh, NC

                About Me Casual/ Recreational

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Breathable
                • Comfortable
                • Cushions Impact
                • Lightweight

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • With Orthotics/Inserts

                  Comments about Womens Brooks Trance 9 Running Shoe:

                  The only shoe I have found that works well for me. I have a narrow heel and this fits great and I could not ask for a more comfortable shoe.

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

                  Nice combo of cushioning and stability!

                  By runs on her toes

                  from pittsford, ny

                  About Me Avid Athlete

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

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

                  Cons

                  • Wears Out Quickly

                  Best Uses

                  • Road Running

                  Comments about Womens Brooks Trance 9 Running Shoe:

                  I am a mild pronator and run up on my toes much of the time. In the past when purchasing running shoes I have needed to sacrifice comfort in my feet for enough stability. Not in the Trance 9. I love that these shoes have generous cushioning and a flexible feel while still giving me optimum support. Some may find the toebox wide but having narrow heels and a wider toe I find them perfect.

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

                  Amazing shoes

                  By Bijoux

                  from San Francisco

                  About Me Casual/ Recreational

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

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

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Walking

                    Comments about Womens Brooks Trance 9 Running Shoe:

                    These shoes are awesome! I am pretty serious orthopedic problems and I am constantly looking for the BEST shoe out there, well, I think I just found it. Very impressed, worth every cent!

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

                    my glass slipper

                    By Starlately

                    from Sumter, SC

                    About Me Avid Athlete

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

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

                    Cons

                    • Wet feet in the rain

                    Best Uses

                    • Endurance Training

                    Comments about Womens Brooks Trance 9 Running Shoe:

                    I am in the military. I started training for a half marathon in the fall, and made the mistake of switching to another brand to save a little money. I quickly realized my mistake! After giving them time to "break in" I still ended up feeling like I'd been hit with a dump truck afterward for a day or more. So I went right back to Brooks, and guess what, no dump truck drive by's! I love my Brooks and won't trade them for anything, Ever again!

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

                    My favorites

                    By ARunner

                    from Springfield, MO

                    About Me Gym Rat

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Breathable
                    • Comfortable
                    • Cushions Impact
                    • Pronation Control

                    Cons

                    • Wears Out Quickly

                    Best Uses

                    • Road Running

                    Comments about Womens Brooks Trance 9 Running Shoe:

                    These shoes are great. I have pretty narrow, flat feet and they fit me perfectly. I can't really comment on the arch support because I have custom orthodics but they do help with stability. The only downside is that they do wear out fairly quickly.

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

                    I would buy this again,. In fact, I did.

                    By Robbie

                    from Cape Cod, MA

                    About Me Gym Rat

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

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

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Road Running

                      Comments about Womens Brooks Trance 9 Running Shoe:

                      I was thrilled on my first and second run. I have been having pain and swelling in the ball of my foot. I was able to run a 5K without pain. I was thrilled.

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

                      I will buy again. In fact I did!

                      By Robbie

                      from Cape Cod, MA

                      About Me Gym Rat

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Cushions Impact
                      • Good Arch Support
                      • Lightweight

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • Road Running

                        Comments about Womens Brooks Trance 9 Running Shoe:

                        I am really enjoying this! I have had a recent problem with pain and swelling in the ball of my foot. I was able to run a 5K with no pain. It was great!

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

                        love these shoes

                        By and the beat goes on

                        from North Little Rock, AR

                        About Me Avid Athlete

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

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

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                          • With Orthotics/Inserts

                          Comments about Womens Brooks Trance 9 Running Shoe:

                          Love these shoes, just purchased my second pair. Very comfortable, lightweight and durable.

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

                          So glad I tried this one!

                          By Gardengeek1043

                          from Sunny, FL

                          About Me Avid Athlete

                          Pros

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

                          Cons

                          • Overlays don't do much

                          Best Uses

                          • Pavement

                          Comments about Womens Brooks Trance 9 Running Shoe:

                          I was hesitant to try this shoe because of the price and because I feared it would have too much stability and affect my gait--this was not the case. Not nearly as stiff as kayano 15 or nirvana 6, but still adequately stable. I barely overpro, but have weak ankles and feel more comfortable with a stable platform. Glycerin7 worked well with insoles, but the 8 didn't cut it. I'm so glad I tried this! Very light and flexible for a premium cushioned shoe & works well for midfoot strike. Awesome!

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

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                          1.    Anonymous rated this product 4 stars
                          Sat, January 02,2010:
                          Great shoe except the laces don't stay tied! Everytime I run outdoors or treadmill, the laces come undone!
                          2.    Megan rated this product 5 stars
                          Sun, August 30,2009:
                          I am a long distance runner and run 40+ miles per week. I was suffering from Plantar Fasciitis and from bad blisters. I went into Road Runner Sports and these shoes were recommended partially because I tend to heel strike. Since wearing these shoes my Plantar Fasciitis is gone and I rarely get a blister. These shoes tend to hold up pretty well on long runs for me which are 15+ miles and because of the fact the insole is liquid I found these shoes do not need a "rest day" and really do perform well. They are a bit on the expensive side but these shoes are supposed to last 500 miles unlike some shoes that are about $25 less that last about 250-300 miles. So it is worth the investment.
                          3.    amy rated this product 3 stars
                          Tue, August 25,2009:
                          Ran in the Trance 6 and 8 and Kayano. These are different. They seem wider and less snug. The tongue and holes dont let you get a snug fit around the ankle. there's too much plastic on the tongue. The holes are in odd places and I cant figure out how to lace them to get a good fit. They have a palpable arch, which I like, but may be a bit stiff, which is great for plantar fascitis, but which made my achilles tendonitis flare up after just 2 runs.
                          4.    Melissa rated this product 5 stars
                          Mon, August 24,2009:
                          These shoes made all the difference for me. I was an Adrenaline GTS 8 loyalist, but with the change to the GTS 9 the shoe felt narrower and caused me to develop blisters on the inside of my feet for any run longer than 3-4 miles. It was recommended that I try the Trance: Problem solved. I have relatively high arches, like a light weight shoes with firm feel and run 20+ miles a week. The only caution: The configuration of holes for shoe laces results in original/standard laces being a bit short if you prefer a double knot.
                          5.    Christine rated this product 3 stars
                          Tue, July 21,2009:
                          Noticeably lighter in weight than previous models of this shoe. Fits different. The arch seems closer to heel and could feel it under my gait.

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