DiscontinuedUpdate: Brooks Cascadia 13
Neutral / cushion / high arch
Shoes for runners who do not need any additional arch support (Around 50% of runners). Best for people with normal, high or medium high arches. See the best neutral shoes.
Stability / overpronation / normal arch
Shoes for runners who need mild to moderate arch support (Around 45% of runners). Best for runners with a low arch. See the best stability shoes.
Motion control / severe overpronation / flat feet
Shoes for runners who needs a lot of arch support. Best for runners with flat feet. See the best motion control shoes.
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WeightMen: 11.6ozWomen: 9.6oz
Heel to toe dropMen: 10mmWomen: 10mm
The height difference from the heel to the forefoot, also known as heel drop, toe spring, heel to toe spring or simply drop.
There are many opinions about what a good heel drop is. We do not recommend any in particular. Lean more in this video.
WidthMen: normalWomen: normal
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81 / 100 based on 11 expert reviews
Testers reported that the cushioning hits a great balance between protection and a firm, responsive trail feel.
These are not overly agile, which—depending on the trail and your goals—might be a very reasonable trade-off for their stability and ability to attack tough terrain.
This model has always promoted the float, doing a lot of work for you, but the more carefully considered design makes the Cascadia a little more nimble.
May be narrow for those who have wide feet.
Updates to Brooks Cascadia 10
- The tenth version of the Brooks Cascadia is a go-to running shoe that’s efficient on the trails. Made from high quality components and featuring industry-respected technologies, this running shoe makes sure to keep each running experience as comfortable and precise as they can be. Trail-optimized features allow it to serve those who aim to brave the off-road paths.
- The upper unit of this running shoe makes use of a mesh material that is breathable. It allows air to easily enter the shoe in order to keep the interior environment cool and dry. A seamless design makes this section of the shoe feel just like a sock, comfortable and non-irritating. The overlay system is fused with the upper fabric to reduce overall weight, and encourage more natural movement.
- The platform of the Brooks Cascadia 10 utilizes a technology that’s borne from the amalgamation of two other technologies that make the running experience smoother and well-supported. It gives contoured support to the wearer, ensuring that the entire underfoot is able to receive cushioning. A foam insole with perforations Improves interior breathability.
- The out-sole unit has been optimized to fully be effective on unpredictable terrain. A sticky rubber covers this area and holds on to surfaces with ease. Multidirectional gripping lugs enhance the capability of the out-sole to deliver dependable traction.
Brooks Cascadia 10 size and fit
The Brooks Cascadia 10 uses standard measurements for length. Men and women are able to choose the correct size due to this, which is convenient. The available width is medium, but the mid-foot section is slightly narrower for a snugger fit. Its semi-curved shape adheres to the natural curve of the human foot.
The outsole unit of this running shoe makes use of a durable rubber material that is sticky. It is able to hold on to the ground with ease. It doesn’t peel off easily so it can protect the shoe for a long time.
Gripping lugs that face different directions give the runner the capability to hold on to multiple types of surfaces. Multi-surface traversal becomes easier because of this trail-specific construction.
The BioMoGo DNA technology is the fusion of two separate features. DNA foam is able to give customized underfoot support because it follows the contours of the wearer’s underfoot. The BioMoGo technology is made from environmentally-friendly materials, but it’s durable and springy. All in all, the mid-sole construction gives responsive cushioning that lasts.
Additional underfoot cushioning is given by a foam insole, which is also breathable because of the presence of perforations that encourage air to circulate into the foot-chamber.
A Rock Protection Plate is placed between the mid-sole and the outsole. Its job is to act as a shield against contact with potentially painful trail surfaces and debris.
Breathable mesh makes up the main upper covering system of the Brooks Cascadia 10. Its open construction permits air to easily circulate in and through the shoe, ensuring all-day comfort for the wearer.
Overlays are fused with the mesh material. They provide structure to the upper, preventing it from sagging due to continued use. But their main purpose is to help the fabrics when it comes to wrapping around the foot in a snug and secure manner.
Flat, woven shoelaces are durable and they do not unravel easily. They secure the shoe in a dependable way. The overlay system is connected to them, thus making the fit more customizable.