Facts

  • 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 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.

    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.

  • Use

    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
    $130
  • Weight
    Men: 11.2oz
    Women: 8.9oz
  • Heel to toe drop
    Men: 8mm
    Women: 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.

  • Width
    Men: Normal
    Women: Normal
  • Release date
    Unknown
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  • The updated Brooks Cascadia 14 GTX now uses the improved Cordura Mud Guard for added durability and the Pivot Post system that works like a stabilizing suspension system. 
  • Compared to its previous versions, this neutral shoe has a more stylish design and a better outsole that shaves weight, enabling the users to move and run faster.
  • Just like Brooks Caldera 3, the TrailTack rubber outsole of Brooks Cascadia 14 GTX also received several updates. It is now improved to offer extra traction for a more precise grasp on both wet and dry surfaces.
  • For protection in wet conditions, the shoe’s breathable Gore-Tex liner helps to keep the user’s feet dry and comfortable.

Brooks Cascadia 14 GTX is available in both men’s and women's versions following the standard sizing scheme. This waterproof running shoe is designed for runners who prefer to run in the most rugged weather. The shoe’s fit elements are those that are intended for neutral runners, such as a high arch height and a moderate midfoot width. 

The outsole section of Brooks Cascadia 14 GTX is made up of TrailTak rubber, which provides sticky traction in both dry and wet conditions. It also utilizes the improved Multidirectional Lug Pattern for increased ground traction on a variety of terrain, especially on hills. 

The Brooks Cascadia 14 GTX midsole unit features the usual BioMoGo DNA from Brooks. It contains an additive that allows it to breakdown and makes the midsole completely biodegradable. 

BioMoGo DNA combines the BioMoGo midsole and DNA cushioning technology to effectively produce a customized and fully-responsive ride. 

For better fit and support, this shoe’s new Pivot Post System utilizes four points of suspension. This amazing suspension system allows the users to keep their foot level from landing on irregular trail surfaces.

The Heel Pivot System helps balance the foot on uneven ground, while the Forefoot Pivot System is designed to adjust to varied terrain to help stabilize the foot. 

Ballistic Rock Shield, a thermoplastic EVA sheath, is placed between the midsole and outsole for an added protection against stone-bruising. 

The upper is made up of Gore-Tex liner, providing waterproof, breathable and moisture-managing protection from the severe weather conditions. 

Its updated Cordura Mud Guard adds durability and protection from debris while allowing water to easily drain from the footwear to keep the foot dry and comfortable. 

Gaiter Tab and Connection Point also provide easy and secure gaiter attachment.

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