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: 10.7ozWomen: 9.5oz
Heel to toe dropMen: 8mmWomen: 8mm
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: Standard, WideWomen: Standard
Release dateJun 2019
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91 / 100 based on 5 expert reviews
I am extremely impressed with how well Brooks was able to retain so many attributes that have made the Cascadia a top seller for so many years...
The Cascadia 14 is lighter and more flexible than its predecessor, with reliable multi-surface traction.
The Cascadia 14 is a fantastic update to Brooks’ trail workhorse. Lighter, more responsive, and pretty sweet-looking, too.
This isn’t a shoe that will help you get a CR on your local trails; however, it will provide a whole lot of protection and stability.
Updates to Brooks Cascadia 14
- The latest version in the Brooks Cascadia series offers a smoother and more stable suspension for off-road running. In this 14th iteration, the Cascadia brings several updates that keep the foot level and lighter than ever, as well as an improved, more streamlined design for added flexibility.
- A full internal saddle system makes its way in the upper of the Cascadia 14. This new design provides a close-to-foot feel. The overlays and pieces on the upper coverage were also eliminated in this version to make the shoe lighter. In addition, new material is also utilized for the mudguard.
- The sole unit of the Cascadia 14 also presents notable changes. First is an updated Pivot Post system, which has the same functionality but on a greater scale. Then, an all-new outsole material is also introduced, which is intended to be more conducive for running on wet surfaces.
Brooks Cascadia 14 size and fit
The Brooks Cascadia 14 follows the standard running shoe length, which makes it true-to-size. However, buyers are still encouraged to try the shoe before purchasing to ensure getting an accurate size. The shoe offers an adequate room in the forefoot to allow a comfortable toe splay. In addition, the shoe comes in both Medium and Wide options for men, while the women’s version is available in Medium.
Brooks introduces to the Cascadia series the TrailTack outsole component. This all-new rubber compound is specially designed to provide extra traction when running on wet surfaces. In the Cascadia 14, the TrailTack outsole is reinforced on the high-wear areas—the heel and toe—as a protective measure and to help the runner focus on the trail instead of their foot. The Brooks Caldera 3, also a neutral trail shoe, uses the TrailTack outsole as well.
TrailTack also includes a set of high surface-area lugs that deliver the necessary grip on uphill and downhill tracks.
The BioMoGo DNA midsole is the combination of two of Brooks’ proprietary materials: the BioMoGo and the DNA. As the Cascadia 14’s primary cushioning unit, the BioMoGo DNA adapts to the runner’s stride, weight, and speed, thereby reducing the impact on the joints. The BioMoGo DNA also provides contoured underfoot support; the benefits of this material makes it a popular feature in many Brooks running shoes.
Individually, the two materials have their own functions they bring to the Cascadia 14. First, the gel-based DNA foam supplies the shock-absorbent quality of the midsole and promotes a greater energy return with each step. Then, the BioMoGo compound gives the shoe the plush underfoot cushioning; the material is made from eco-friendly resources, which appeals to environmentally conscious users.
An updated, scaled-down Pivot Post System is also employed in the Cascadia 14. The Pivot Post comes in a set of four, which are placed on the lateral and medial sides of the shoe, all working together to provide a stable and steady ride. In addition, the Pivot Post system promotes structural integrity and helps with the durability of the platform.
The upper of the Brooks Cascadia 14 is a basic synthetic mesh that offers sufficient breathability and comfortable coverage. The material also effectively manages moisture absorption to keep the foot dry from sweat and slight water splashes.
Aiding the mesh upper is a full internal saddle system that assists with holding the foot in place. Its updated version in the Cascadia 14 allows an even more contoured fit, which is closer to the foot than it is before. Despite the reduction of overlays, the Cascadia 14 gets the supportive feature from the saddle; fewer overlays also mean an improved fit and more agile movement for the foot.
Another new element in the Brooks Cascadia 14 is the mudguard. In the previous version, the 3D Rubber Print mudguard was present to shield the shoe from excessive exposure to mud and water. The current Cordura® mudguard promises protection not only from mud and water but from debris as well. The Cordura® fabric is known for its durability and high-resistance to abrasions, tears, and scuffs.
The Brooks Cascadia 14 employs a classic lace-up closure system. A small portion in the upper is designed to serve as the lace guard of the shoe. This detail maintains the security of the shoelaces and keeps them out of the way to prevent distractions while running.
The shoe utilizes Strobel lasting technique, which is known for its supportive quality, as well as its capability to provide additional cushioning that also contributes to the overall responsiveness.