Brooks Cascadia

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Brooks Cascadia
Not a bad off-road choice if you need stability and plan some long trail runs.

Our Review

Brooks is yet to make a lightweight, low-profile and super-fast trail shoe, preferring instead to focus on supportive and cushioned off-roaders. Usually, these have been based on existing road models, but the Cascadia is a trail-only model. The intriguing feature of the shoe are its ‘pivots”: two small, V-shaped medial ...  Continue reading

Reader Reviews

9 user reviews of Brooks Cascadia See all

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A good trail shoe you can use on road as well.
Not much cushioning for long distance on the road. Not waterproof so if you run across wet fields you are going to get wet feet.
Would def buy again! Continue reading...
Wanted a replacement for my Acics Trabuco. 10. these almost fit the bill. Did not find they slipped on wet stone but unfort. the current model does not have the quality feel that these Brooks do, very pleased a Continue reading...
I chose these as my new 'ultra' trail shoes, as I liked the combination of grip, cushioning and fast draining & drying upper.
I've done some training plus a 52 and a 40 mile ultra in them.
They performed as w Continue reading...
A great shoe - bought at 10 am - did 11 miles off road in the afternoon. No blisters or problems. Great cushioning (I am neutral)and really pleased with the purchase. Continue reading...
Good cushioning, wideish fit, good grip - including when traversing steep wet ground. Continue reading...


Having bruised the soles of my feet using a pair of cross country shoes for an orienteering exercise recently, I have just invested in a pair of Brooks Cascadias. What a shoe, they are bedding in nicely and proving to be excellent over hard packed tracks. They have a superb gripping sole that does not become over-clogged in mud and copes very well with surface water on dry ground. This shoe has the same characteristics as some of the Brooks road model range and for me, the fit is exceptional. Good efficient trail shoes are hard to come by (in my humble opinion) but I feel I have stumbled on a really good model in the Brooks Cascadia.

Posted: 29/07/2005 at 18:19

Thanks for posting this thread. I've been struggling to decide on buying a pair of Cascadia's and your comments helped push me in the right direction!
I've just tested them on a 5 mile trail race this morning and they did an excellent job.

Many thanks for the review!

Posted: 14/05/2006 at 18:03

Graeme Hilditch has just reviewed the Brooks Cascadia 5 running shoes and was really impressed. IF you have any quetsions he's happy to answer them.

Posted: 21/02/2010 at 14:07

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