Mens Brooks Trance 9 Running Shoe

Men's Brooks Trance 9

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Men's BROOKS® TRANCE™ 9 :: With a new and improved stability system, the men's Brooks® Trance™ 9 delivers unsurpassed cushioning and effortless, but supportive, heel-to-toe transitions. Now ½ ounce lighter! 11.5 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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Mens Brooks Trance 9 Running Shoe
 
4.4

(based on 46 reviews)

100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Comfortable (29)
  • Cushions impact (28)
  • Lightweight (21)
  • Breathable (20)
  • Arch support (13)

Cons

    Best Uses

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

         

        Feels half size too small

         

        Feels true to size

         

        81% 

        (26 reviews)

        Feels half size too big

         

        Feels full size too big

         
      • Width:
      • Feels too narrow

         

        Feels true to width

         

        94% 

        (29 reviews)

        Feels too wide

         
      • Arch Type:
      • Average arch (21), Low arch (8)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Enthusiast (19), Casual/ recreational (6), Gym rat (6)
      • Was this a gift?:
      • No (20)

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    (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

     
    4.0

    Great shoe. I bought ...

    By Dan

    from Undisclosed

    Comments about Mens Brooks Trance 9 Running Shoe:

    Great shoe. I bought these to train for a police academy physical agility exam. The ride is comfortable except after about a week I felt what seemed like a pit about the size of a dime, inside the sole of the shoe. I'm not sure if there's a gel pocket in the forefoot that went "flat", but that's perhaps about as close to accurate as I can describe it. Also, the tongue constantly rides to the side. It doesn't affect my performance, but it does get annoying. Otherwise, like I mentioned, it is a comfortable shoe with great support. I used to get shin splints on other brand shoes. However, I seem to be doing just fine with these. Others have complained of too much cushioning and too narrow in the forefoot. I am an average "D" width and I have to admit they were a little snug initially, but after awhile the shoe either somewhat conformed to my foot or I simply got accustomed to the feel. In terms of cushioning they feel great. It's not too soft nor too firm and I do a lot of concrete and as

    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Great shoes

    By Yong

    from China

    About Me Casual/ Recreational

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Cushions Impact
    • Lightweight

    Cons

    • Narrow / Tight

    Best Uses

    • Road Running

    Comments about Mens Brooks Trance 9 Running Shoe:

    I've bought several stability+ shoes. This one is the lightest. When running, the cushion is great. I weigh more than 200 pounds. Thanks to these great tech shoes, my knees is fine even I ran 6 days a week, 8 miles perday. Through running, I've lost moren than 30 pounds.
    Thanks for providing such great shoes for obesity person.
    PS: Brooks should provide 2e for wide feet person. D is a little bit narrow for me.

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

    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    I wore out my third pair ...

    By Ron

    from Undisclosed

    Comments about Mens Brooks Trance 9 Running Shoe:

    I wore out my third pair of Adrenaline 8's and thought I would see what a little extra $$$ would get me in the Trance 9. I'm 6'5" and 200 lbs and was looking for a stability shoe that would last a bit longer while providing the cushioning I was looking for. The Trace 9 did just that. I purchased a pair of Trance 9's a few weeks before the Rock 'n' Roll Las Vegas 1/2 Marathon. They performed exceptionally well; no pains, no blisters, no problems. I'm hoping the shoe price will come down in price, but I would still buy them again.

    CONGRATS to BROOKS for becoming the main shoe sponsor for the Rock 'n' Roll Marathon and 1/2 Marathon series. Would be nice to see Road Runner Sports get involved. RRS has some great products for this type of event.

    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    A breath of fresh air

    By Harvey Recent Brooks Converter

    from New York, NY

    About Me Gym Rat

    Pros

    • Absorbs Shock
    • Breathable
    • Comfortable
    • Flexible
    • Good Arch Support
    • Good Traction
    • Lightweight
    • Pronation Control

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Gym

      Comments about Mens Brooks Trance 9 Running Shoe:

      I felt compelled to provide some type of a review for this product due to me finding a shoe that I absolutely love. I current rotate between the Trance 9's and the Adrenaline 10's and for me it is a perfect match. The Trance's provide a cushioned ride, while providing the support I need (I have a medium arch and I slightly over pronate). Also, the Trance's heel to toe transition is phenomenal. Your toes really feel that roll at the end which helps put some bounce into your runs (rhythm is very important). The Adrenaline 10's does not pack as much shoe (cushioning and alluring roll), but it does an awesome job wrapping your foot (not as roomy as Trance's) and giving you a secured fit to help you naturally position your foot the correct way with each stride. I love alternating between these two shoes because depending on my day I either decide whether I need the extra cushioning, or I can do without the extra cushioning and just want to put some miles without the extra cushioning weight (Adrenalines) -- It is all mental. Some of my attributes if helpful to any one (5'7 180lbs (D Width) and would consider myself an intermediate runner).

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

      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      4.0

      6' 2", 170 lbs, mild ...

      By Rick M.

      from Undisclosed

      Comments about Mens Brooks Trance 9 Running Shoe:

      6' 2", 170 lbs, mild overpronator. This was recommended after returning the Mizuno Alchemy 9 to my local running store. Great cushioning and stability with a good upper. Would like slightly more toe wiggle room, but not an issue thus far. Lower profile shoe with a great transition. I still like the Ghost 2 that I tried, but I have fallen (not flat) arches. Little pricey though. Probably go back to Nike Structure Triax after these (less expensive and similar feel).

      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      1.0

      I bought a pair of these ...

      By Douglas

      from Undisclosed

      Comments about Mens Brooks Trance 9 Running Shoe:

      I bought a pair of these after having success with Brooks Adrenaline GTS9's. Unfortunately the trances did not have enough room in the toe box. They were so narrow that I had numbness on most of my toes. The amount of cushionshing made the trances too stiff and unflexible. I think these shoes are better for a 200 lb + runner. If you are a smaller runner around 160, try the adrenalines instead...they feel softer, have a better fit along the arch, and allow your toes room.

      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Bought these as a ...

      By Mark

      from Undisclosed

      Comments about Mens Brooks Trance 9 Running Shoe:

      Bought these as a replacement for my Trance 8's which I've worn through. Love the update and think it is a great shoe. Definitely much softer landing than the Trance 8, but still very supportive with great flexibility in the forefoot. Only thing I disliked is the high arches caused from the shoe liner. Even though I have fairly high arches, these were still too high and felt like they could cause blisters on longer runs. I switched out the shoe liner with the ones from my Trance 8's and I now have the perfect fit.

      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      This is a great shoe, ...

      By PL

      from Undisclosed

      Comments about Mens Brooks Trance 9 Running Shoe:

      This is a great shoe, with a great fit. Well cushioned in the forefoot, midfoot, and heel; good stability. Lightweight, flexible, breathable. Looks great/great color scheme. This update is far superior to the previous version. One of the best running shoes I have ever had so far.

      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      4.0

      Ran 14 miles right out of ...

      By GH

      from Undisclosed

      Comments about Mens Brooks Trance 9 Running Shoe:

      Ran 14 miles right out of the box and they felt good. They have the perfect amount of stability support for me (6'4", 185 lbs. with moderate overpronation). I had one small blister which is to be expected with brand new shoes at that distance.

       
      5.0

      Love this shoe!

      By Rob

      from Virginia

      About Me Avid Athlete

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

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

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Road Running

        Comments about Mens Brooks Trance 9 Running Shoe:

        I was fitted at a local running store for these, and was immediately impressed. The price was higher than most others in the category, but I went with them anyway. After seeing them here, at a price that was nearly half of what I paid at the local store, I unreluctantly snatched up another pair. They are fantastic!

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

        A lot of cushion and a fine run.

        By Randy

        from Clayton, Ohio

        About Me Casual/ Recreational

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Comfortable
        • Cushions Impact
        • Good Traction
        • Lightweight

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Road Running

          Comments about Mens Brooks Trance 9 Running Shoe:

          Great price. Good fit. Plenty of cushion.

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

          great shoes

          By nick

          from ct

          About Me Casual/ Recreational

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Comfortable
          • Cushions Impact
          • Good Arch Support
          • Lightweight

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Gym

            Comments about Mens Brooks Trance 9 Running Shoe:

            love the shoes so far

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

            I will get another pair

            By Brofub

            from Mt Airy MD

            About Me Gym Rat

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Comfortable
            • Cushions Impact
            • Durable
            • Good Traction

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Road Running

              Comments about Mens Brooks Trance 9 Running Shoe:

              I do road run on average of four times week (5-14 miles each run)and these shoes feel great. Feels like a little extra cushioning.

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

              Great product

              By gasman

              from MO

              About Me Avid Athlete

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Comfortable
              • Cushions Impact
              • Durable
              • Lightweight

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Road Running

                Comments about Mens Brooks Trance 9 Running Shoe:

                I love these shoes. i am 6'4" 200lbs and these shoes feel great. I run 40+ miles a week and after trying many styles of shoes these have worked the best. I ran in cushioned shoes and had several injuries. Since I switch to these, no problems for the last 9 months. I rotate shoes and take them out of the rotation at 500miles. This has worked great for me.

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

                Incredible Shoe!

                By B Miller

                from Pittsburgh, PA

                About Me Avid Athlete

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

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

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Gym

                  Comments about Mens Brooks Trance 9 Running Shoe:

                  I am 6'0" and 225, and i recently purchased Asics Gel Kayanos to replace my Brooks Trance 7 that were worn out. Boy was that a mistake! I hated hiking boots with tennis shoe styling... so i exchanged them for the trance 9. I can't believe how much i love these shoes! They are light, but absorb an immense amount of impact. They are comfortable, and have a sole shape that promotes good running technique. Great Shoe!

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

                  Great Running Shoe

                  By Bill

                  from New Jersey

                  About Me Avid Athlete

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Comfortable
                  • Cushions Impact
                  • Durable
                  • Lightweight

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Endurance Training

                    Comments about Mens Brooks Trance 9 Running Shoe:

                    I have purchased many other brands of running shoe and finally I've found the best running shoe for me. I ran my first marathon on Oct/10 and my legs, knees were not aching at all. Will buy again!

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

                    Great cushioned runner

                    By Brian

                    from Charleston, SC

                    About Me Avid Athlete

                    Pros

                    • Breathable
                    • Comfortable
                    • Cushions Impact
                    • Durable
                    • Fast
                    • Lightweight

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Road Running

                      Comments about Mens Brooks Trance 9 Running Shoe:

                      I have run in Nike, Mizuno, Saucony, Asics, and New Balance. Brooks has always had the best combination of cushion, fit, weight and endurance. Trance has proven to be the best for me (180lbs, narrow foot) and has the .5 lengths that make for a perfect fit. This is my 3rd pair of this model and I couldn't imagine using anything else anymore. A more pricey shoe, but I don't have to send them back.

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

                      Love them!

                      By CalvinK

                      from Austin

                      About Me Avid Athlete

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Breathable
                      • Comfortable
                      • Lightweight

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • Road Running

                        Comments about Mens Brooks Trance 9 Running Shoe:

                        Great fit right out of the box. Very lightweight and great for hitting the pavement.

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

                        Clouds

                        By CM3

                        from Los Angeles, CA

                        About Me Gym Rat

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                        • Breathable
                        • Comfortable
                        • Cushions Impact
                        • Durable
                        • Fast

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                          • Road Running

                          Comments about Mens Brooks Trance 9 Running Shoe:

                          I'm training for my first marathon and these shoes were recommended by seasoned runners. This is my second pair. They're light, stable, and very cushiony...like running on clouds.

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

                          WOW

                          By Julio

                          from Guatemala

                          About Me Avid Athlete

                          Pros

                          • Breathable
                          • Cushions Impact
                          • Lightweight

                          Cons

                            Best Uses

                            • Pavement

                            Comments about Mens Brooks Trance 9 Running Shoe:

                            I was a NB fan..., all I can say.

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

                            In an excellent trance!

                            By Yanosh

                            from Mundelein IL

                            About Me Casual/ Recreational

                            Verified Buyer

                            Pros

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

                            Cons

                            • Expensive
                            • Slippery on wet grass

                            Best Uses

                            • Road Running

                            Comments about Mens Brooks Trance 9 Running Shoe:

                            This is my third pair of Trance running shoes. I have run in the 7s,8s, and now 9s. The new models fit exactly like the older models. I weigh around 185 and run frequently, especially when I coach cross country. I have never had a problem with these shoes related to durability, support, cushion, and pronation control. They can be a little slippery on wet trail or grass conditions. They are an excellent road shoe, especially for a heavier runner. They are well worth the high price tag.

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

                            Comfort Supreme and stability control.

                            By Swooper

                            from Torquay, Victoria, Australia

                            About Me Gym Rat

                            Verified Buyer

                            Pros

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

                            Cons

                              Best Uses

                              • Road Running

                              Comments about Mens Brooks Trance 9 Running Shoe:

                              We use the product for 3 sessions per week. Tarmac and track runnning. Interval and distance. Feels great. Sensational pricing compared to [...].

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

                              Great Product

                              By dam0513

                              from Hedgesville, WV

                              About Me Casual/ Recreational

                              Verified Buyer

                              Pros

                              • Breathable
                              • Comfortable
                              • Good Arch Support
                              • Good Traction

                              Cons

                              • none

                              Best Uses

                              • Road Running

                              Comments about Mens Brooks Trance 9 Running Shoe:

                              This shoe was a suggestion of a Road Runners store employee after I had a fit test done. Had always been a New Balance wearer, but after using this model, I am now sold on Brooks. Alot lighter and feels more a part of my foot when wearing.

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

                              Good balance of flexibility and cushion

                              By Paul

                              from Charleston, SC

                              About Me Avid Athlete

                              Verified Buyer

                              Pros

                              • Comfortable
                              • Cushions Impact

                              Cons

                              • Toe box feels very wide

                              Best Uses

                              • Road Running

                              Comments about Mens Brooks Trance 9 Running Shoe:

                              like the weight to cushioning to flexibility. Had the last model and didn't feel like the toe box was so wide.

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

                              Excellent Shoe!

                              By Pat1

                              from Green Bay, WI

                              About Me Avid Athlete

                              Verified Reviewer

                              Pros

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

                              Cons

                                Best Uses

                                • Road Running

                                Comments about Mens Brooks Trance 9 Running Shoe:

                                I am on my second pair of these shoes and I love them! They feel great and offer superb support. I run 35 miles per week and wore these shoes almost exclusively for my marathon training. My other favorite shoe is the Brooks Adrenaline.

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

                                (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                                 
                                5.0

                                Sweet Ride!!!

                                By ULTRNR

                                from Blacksburg, VA

                                About Me Avid Athlete

                                Pros

                                • Breathable
                                • Comfortable
                                • Cushions Impact
                                • Durable
                                • Fast

                                Cons

                                  Best Uses

                                  • Endurance Training

                                  Comments about Mens Brooks Trance 9 Running Shoe:

                                  I have worn many running shoes in my 11 years of running which include over 72 marathons and 10+ ultras. Over that time I have learned what a shoe should feel like and how they should "ride". In my opinion the Trance is the best shoe I have put on my feet by far. Don't take my word for it...take them for a test drive.

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

                                  Most Comfortable Shoe I've Ever Owned

                                  By Andrew H.

                                  from St Petersburg, FL

                                  About Me Avid Athlete

                                  Pros

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

                                  Cons

                                    Best Uses

                                    • Road Running

                                    Comments about Mens Brooks Trance 9 Running Shoe:

                                    I've moved up from the Brooks Trance 7 to the Trance 8 and quickly to the Trance 9. I'll be staying with this shoe for quite some time. I'm able to get my workouts in with the cushion and support that I need and it's still light enough to race in. Great shoe!

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

                                    Perfect for distance

                                    By The Funner Runner

                                    from Jersey City

                                    About Me Avid Athlete

                                    Pros

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

                                    Cons

                                      Best Uses

                                      • Pavement

                                      Comments about Mens Brooks Trance 9 Running Shoe:

                                      Great shoes for long distance. Wore them for all of my long runs this year as well as 3 half marathons

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

                                      My new perfect shoe.

                                      By neilc

                                      from Turlock, CA

                                      About Me Avid Athlete

                                      Verified Reviewer

                                      Pros

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

                                      Cons

                                        Best Uses

                                        • Road Running

                                        Comments about Mens Brooks Trance 9 Running Shoe:

                                        These shoes felt broken in right out of the box. Exceptional comfort. I switched to these from a pair of New Balance...incredible difference. I didn't shave time off my run...I chopped it off. I don't have a negative thing to say about them. I just hope they last.
                                        6-00/196 30+ mi/wk

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

                                        Trance 9, working just fine...

                                        By VanBrosef

                                        from Las Vegas

                                        About Me Avid Athlete

                                        Pros

                                        • Comfortable
                                        • Cushions Impact
                                        • Fast
                                        • Good Traction
                                        • Lightweight

                                        Cons

                                          Best Uses

                                          • Road Running

                                          Comments about Mens Brooks Trance 9 Running Shoe:

                                          Training for the Valley of Fire marathon coming up in November (just outside of Vegas) -- I'm transitioning into my long run workouts...and so far, so good. Great cushioning & impact absorption. My longer training runs are going just fine -- plan to purchase a new pair to break-in for race day. Thanks Brooks - great shoe! I got lucky with this one...as it was my first running shoe purchase. whew!!

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

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                                          1.    Rick M. rated this product 4 stars
                                          Thu, January 21,2010:
                                          6' 2", 170 lbs, mild overpronator. This was recommended after returning the Mizuno Alchemy 9 to my local running store. Great cushioning and stability with a good upper. Would like slightly more toe wiggle room, but not an issue thus far. Lower profile shoe with a great transition. I still like the Ghost 2 that I tried, but I have fallen (not flat) arches. Little pricey though. Probably go back to Nike Structure Triax after these (less expensive and similar feel).
                                          2.    Ron rated this product 5 stars
                                          Thu, December 17,2009:
                                          I wore out my third pair of Adrenaline 8's and thought I would see what a little extra $$$ would get me in the Trance 9. I'm 6'5" and 200 lbs and was looking for a stability shoe that would last a bit longer while providing the cushioning I was looking for. The Trace 9 did just that. I purchased a pair of Trance 9's a few weeks before the Rock 'n' Roll Las Vegas 1/2 Marathon. They performed exceptionally well; no pains, no blisters, no problems. I'm hoping the shoe price will come down in price, but I would still buy them again. CONGRATS to BROOKS for becoming the main shoe sponsor for the Rock 'n' Roll Marathon and 1/2 Marathon series. Would be nice to see Road Runner Sports get involved. RRS has some great products for this type of event.
                                          3.    Eric rated this product 4 stars
                                          Tue, December 01,2009:
                                          I went away from Brooks when they "upgraded" the Trance 6's. After some significant issues with NB 1223 then 1224, I bought these. They feel phenomenal, super comfy, and great for walking or running. I pit approximately 7-10 miles a day on them @ work, and I cannot say enough good things about them. You're probably wondering why I gave them a 4 not a 5 star rating. No wide widths available. If these were available in a wide, I'd definitely have given them a 5 star review.
                                          4.    Mark rated this product 5 stars
                                          Thu, November 19,2009:
                                          Bought these as a replacement for my Trance 8's which I've worn through. Love the update and think it is a great shoe. Definitely much softer landing than the Trance 8, but still very supportive with great flexibility in the forefoot. Only thing I disliked is the high arches caused from the shoe liner. Even though I have fairly high arches, these were still too high and felt like they could cause blisters on longer runs. I switched out the shoe liner with the ones from my Trance 8's and I now have the perfect fit.
                                          5.    Dan rated this product 4 stars
                                          Sun, November 08,2009:
                                          Great shoe. I bought these to train for a police academy physical agility exam. The ride is comfortable except after about a week I felt what seemed like a pit about the size of a dime, inside the sole of the shoe. I'm not sure if there's a gel pocket in the forefoot that went "flat", but that's perhaps about as close to accurate as I can describe it. Also, the tongue constantly rides to the side. It doesn't affect my performance, but it does get annoying. Otherwise, like I mentioned, it is a comfortable shoe with great support. I used to get shin splints on other brand shoes. However, I seem to be doing just fine with these. Others have complained of too much cushioning and too narrow in the forefoot. I am an average "D" width and I have to admit they were a little snug initially, but after awhile the shoe either somewhat conformed to my foot or I simply got accustomed to the feel. In terms of cushioning they feel great. It's not too soft nor too firm and I do a lot of concrete and as
                                          6.    Douglas rated this product 1 star
                                          Tue, October 20,2009:
                                          I bought a pair of these after having success with Brooks Adrenaline GTS9's. Unfortunately the trances did not have enough room in the toe box. They were so narrow that I had numbness on most of my toes. The amount of cushionshing made the trances too stiff and unflexible. I think these shoes are better for a 200 lb + runner. If you are a smaller runner around 160, try the adrenalines instead...they feel softer, have a better fit along the arch, and allow your toes room.
                                          7.    mushy rated this product 1 star
                                          Tue, October 13,2009:
                                          feels like the vomero with too much cushioning. This shoe has lost its way.
                                          8.    Anonymous rated this product 3 stars
                                          Tue, October 06,2009:
                                          I've been using the trance 7 for some time now and they are fantastic! I purchased the trance 9 and it was a completely different fit. Much narrower and unbearable to wear.
                                          9.    Frank S rated this product 3 stars
                                          Fri, September 18,2009:
                                          Great cushion and felt awesome out of the box. However the support didn't work out for me. I am 5'5" 145 lbs with slight overpronation. I think there was so much cushion the shoe broke down with each stride and my feet would roll over. After 4 runs, I returned them and went back to the Mizuno Wave Inspire.
                                          10.    Irving Lopez rated this product 5 stars
                                          Wed, August 12,2009:
                                          this shoe is great.It has great cushion and good amount support.
                                          11.    GH rated this product 4 stars
                                          Sun, August 09,2009:
                                          Ran 14 miles right out of the box and they felt good. They have the perfect amount of stability support for me (6'4", 185 lbs. with moderate overpronation). I had one small blister which is to be expected with brand new shoes at that distance.
                                          12.    PL rated this product 5 stars
                                          Mon, July 20,2009:
                                          This is a great shoe, with a great fit. Well cushioned in the forefoot, midfoot, and heel; good stability. Lightweight, flexible, breathable. Looks great/great color scheme. This update is far superior to the previous version. One of the best running shoes I have ever had so far.
                                          13.    Greg rated this product 3 stars
                                          Tue, July 14,2009:
                                          This was going to be my "go to" shoe after New Balance dropped the 1223. Not! The shoe looks great and the craftsmanship is excellent but unless you have a narrow women's "B" foot, then this shoe is not for you. Why can't the shoe companies standardize on a "D" width and then leave them alone!!! Are you listening Brooks??
                                          14.    moov forward rated this product 5 stars
                                          Thu, July 09,2009:
                                          Great ride, well cushioned, light weight, slight increase in midfoot stability. Only one density of foam post on the side rather than under the heel as in previous versions as well as the adrenaline, which feels much better being softer with less weight. The softer durometer of foam feels much better.

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