Who should buy the Cascadia 14 GTX

The Cascadia 14 GTX from Brooks delivers a waterproof ride on mixed-surface trails with ease. This running shoe is ideal for you if:

  • You are a neutral pronator or a supinator looking for a trail shoe with a rock plate
  • You want a long-distance trail running shoe that is compatible with any type of footstrike pattern

Brooks Cascadia 14 GTX heel

Updates to the Brooks Cascadia 14 GTX

  • The Cascadia 14 GTX uses the improved Cordura Mud Guard for added durability and the Pivot Post system that works like a stabilizing suspension system
  • The TrailTack rubber outsole has been improved to provide extra traction for a more precise grip on both wet and dry surfaces
  • The shoe's breathable Gore-Tex upper helps keep the foot dry and comfortable

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Sticky traction on any condition

The outsole section of Brooks Cascadia 14 GTX is made up of TrailTack 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. 

Brooks Cascadia 14 GTX outsole

Biodegrable and highly-responsive cushioning

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. 

Brooks Cascadia 14 GTX biomogo

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.

Brooks Cascadia 14 GTX pivot post

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. 

Brooks Cascadia 14 GTX heel pivot

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

Waterproof protection from Cascadia 14 GTX

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

Brooks Cascadia 14 GTX goretex

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.

Brooks Cascadia 14 GTX gaiter

Facts / Specs

Terrain: Trail
Weight: Men 318g / Women 252g
Drop: 8mm
Arch support: Neutral
Base model: Brooks Cascadia 14
Update: Brooks Cascadia 15 GTX
Forefoot height: 19mm

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