Friday, August 08, 2014

Outdoor Retailer Summer 14: Brooks-Launch 2 and Transcend 2

Brooks has a new Launch and an updated Transcend 2. 

Launch 2
9.8 oz New BioMoGo DNA midsole, almost seamless upper, nice toe spring. $100.  Feb. 2015 release.




Transcend 2 
11.9 oz. $170. Updates to upper. Somewhat softer than version 1 according to rep who has run in Versions 1 and 2. Release Jan. 2015.




9 comments:

Runr4Lyfe said...

Sam when is Brooks scheduled to release the Launch

sam winebaum said...

Launch scheduled for release Feb 2015. Transcend Jan 2015

Denise Kaplan said...

Is that the women's transcend? If not, do you have a picture of that?

sam winebaum said...

Denise, I believe that was the women's Transcend

Maire W said...

Disappointed they don't have a wide shoe in the transcend. I tried a pair of the gen 1which were great and corrected my foot rotation, however I came up with blisters on both feet below the toe. They were too narrow of shoe for my feet and didn't give there. So I had to go back to Kanyanos.

Hope they offer a wide soon cause not everyone has normal width feet

Danny Tan said...

Hi Sam. So the new Launch will come with the BioMoGo DNA midsole which the current version does not feature?

Paul said...

Looks like the Launch 2 is about 0.5 to 0.8 oz heavier than the original and is closer in weight to the Ghost now. Hopefully, it won't feel as "blocky" as the Ghost.

Debbie Heck said...

Are there going to be lots of colors in the women's shoe?

sam winebaum said...

Sorry Debbie I did not pay close attention to the Transcend colors. If I recall from the display maybe one other color at least. I know that sometimes while the shoe is complete functionally at such trade shows based on input from retailers other colors appear shortly after initial launch which is generally 4-6 months after such shows. The recent Running Event may have had more recent colors on display and you might find pictures by Googling Transcend 2 and/or Running Event