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Terrain

Road

Shoes best for road, track and light gravel. See the best road shoes.

Trail

Shoes best for trail, off road, mountains and other unstable surfaces. See the best trail shoes.

Good to know

As long as you stick to the road or path, and if you want just one running shoe, buy a road running shoe.

Arch support

Neutral / cushion / high arch

Shoes for runners who do not need any additional arch support (Around 50% of runners). Best for people with high or medium high arches. See the best neutral shoes.

Stability / overpronation / normal arch

Shoes for runners who need arch support (Around 45% of runners). Best for runners with a normal 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.

Good to know

- Rule of thumb: If in doubt, buy neutral shoes to avoid injuries.
- More about arch support in this video.
- Find your arch type by following steps from this video.

Daily running

Cushioned shoes for your daily easy running. Great comfort. See best shoes for daily running.

Competition

Lightweight shoes good for races, interval training, tempo runs and fartlek. Here are the best competition running shoes.

Good to know

If you want just one pair of shoes, buy a shoe for daily running.

Price
$120
Weight
Men: 11.6oz
Women: 9.6oz
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Road

Shoes best for road, track and light gravel. See the best road shoes.

Trail

Shoes best for trail, off road, mountains and other unstable surfaces. See the best trail shoes.

Good to know

As long as you stick to the road or path, and if you want just one running shoe, buy a road running shoe.

Neutral / cushion / high arch

Shoes for runners who does not need any additional arch support (Around 50% of runners). Best for people with high or medium high arches. See the best neutral shoes.

Stability / overpronation / normal arch

Shoes for runners who needs arch support (Around 45% of runners). Best for runners with a normal arch. See the best stability shoes.

Motion control / severe overproanation / flat feet

Shoes for runners who needs a lot of arch support. Best for runners with flat feet. See the best motion control shoes.

Good to know

- Rule of thumb: If in doubt, buy neutral shoes to avoid injuries.
- More about arch support in this video.
- Find your arch type by following steps from this video.

Daily running

Cushioned shoes for your daily easy running. Great comfort. See best shoes for daily running.

Competition

Lightweight shoes good for races, interval training, tempo runs and fartlek. Here are the best competition running shoes.

Good to know

If you want just one pair of shoes, buy a shoe for daily running.

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.

Summary

We spent 8.4 hours reading reviews from experts and users. In summary, this is what runners think:

6 reasons to buy

  • The Brooks Cascadia 10 features a breathable and comfortable mesh material in the upper.
  • This shoe utilizes a seamless construction which reduces skin irritation.
  • Runners appreciated the outsole, which delivered reliable traction and protection against wear.
  • A Rock Protection Plate protects the underfoot from jagged surfaces and other debris.
  • Many of the testers welcomed the mid-sole, which was able to support the contours of their feet.
  • This shoe has an affordable price.

2 reasons not to buy

  • Some runners noted that the upper tore apart after only a few months of use.
  • Others felt that it was a bit narrow for their feet.

Bottom line

The Brooks Cascadia 10 is a trail running shoe that delivers quality service to adventures and off-the-road explorers. It’s a running companion that also gives adequate amounts of support without sacrificing freedom of movement.


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Ratings

3.5 / 5 based on 149 ratings

5 star
42%
4 star
16%
3 star
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2 star
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1 star
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Expert Reviews

Experts are running shoe geeks, who post reviews at youtube, directly at RunRepeat or at their own websites. Each expert is categorized from level 1 to level 5 based on expertise. See stats on expert reviews and how we calculate scores here.

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82 / 100 based on 11 expert reviews

  • 85 / 100 by Runner's World • Runner's World • Level 5 expert

    Testers reported that the cushioning hits a great balance between protection and a firm, responsive trail feel.

  • 84 / 100 by Competitor Running • Brian Metzler • Level 5 expert

    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.

  • 76 / 100 by Active Gear Review • Kevin Fonger • Level 4 expert

    May be narrow for those who have wide feet.

  • 70 / 100 by Canadian Running • Canadian Running • Level 4 expert

    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.

  • 90 / 100 by Running Northwest • Running Northwest • Level 3 expert

    I give these super high marks for everyday trail runs with limited water and mud in play.

  • 90 / 100 by Front Runner • Front Runner • Level 2 expert

    As a hybrid shoe, it is a winner. If you're the person who runs from their house on the pavement to the nearest woods, blast around the wood for 30 minutes and hit the tarmac on the way home then the Cascadia 10 would fit nicely on your shoe rack.

  • 80 / 100 by Endurance Review • Jen Hamilton • Level 2 expert

    With all of this in mind, the Cascadia 10 continues to stand out as a fantastic option for trail runners, and I hope it remains as a Brooks standard.

  • 90 / 100 by Team Running Free • Taryn Lloyd • Level 1 expert

    I find these shoes very comfortable and supportive. They don’t have as much cushioning as I’m used to with my Saucony Hurricanes, but I also find that the Hurricanes have a ridiculously comfy amount of cushioning (it’s like running with big soft pillows on your feet), so it’s not really a fair comparison.

  • 86 / 100 by Adventures of Stein A. Rypdal • Stein A. Rypdal • Level 1 expert

    When the Cascadia 9 eventually sold out I didn’t think twice about getting the new Brooks Cascadia 10th edition, thinking that they would be just another improved iteration in a great line of shoes. Unfortunately, the Brooks Cascadia 10 turned out to be a huge disappointment.

  • 80 / 100 by TrailRun Magazine • Chris Ord • Level 1 expert

    It is perhaps also the only trail shoe that has had the confidence to remain true to itself buy hanging on through ten rounds (we know of no other trail shoe that is at iteration number ten!). As noted in past reviews, sometimes that means a shoe that has become mutton dressed up as lamb.

  • 70 / 100 by Levi Trail Running System • Levente D. • Level 1 expert

    As a minimalist runner, this is not my kind of shoe at all, due to the heavy weight and heel lift, but as soon as I put my feet inside the shoe, I said, my runners will be really happy to use this.

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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.


Outsole

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.


Midsole

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.


Upper

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.