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Brooks Cascadia 16 vs 15: A complete overhaul for the better? 

A trail shoe from Brooks redesigned from the ground up, the 16th version of the Cascadia is here to make a step-up from its already good predecessors, namely the Cascadia 14 and 15. To achieve this, the following upper, midsole, and outsole reconfigurations are applied: 

Upper

  • The mesh upper is much more breathable and more pliable to conform better to the contours of the foot. 
  • There is more room in the toe box for sufficient wiggle room. 
  • For increased protection, the toe bumper has been expanded. 

Midsole

  • The Brooks Cascadia 16 makes use of Brooks' new and improved DNA Loft v2 cushion system for a softer and lighter underfoot feel. 
  • There's also a 2mm increase of stack, meaning that the shoe has more protection. 

Outsole

  • The TrailTack rubber of the Cascadia 15 is very reminiscent of the Catamount (only that it's a beefed-up version). This is a feature the shoe carries over from the 15th, but it has a redesigned lug pattern for enhanced flexibility and mud shedding.

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