Brooks Cascadia 8 trail running shoes feature a sophisticated suede geometric pattern on the upper that provides a unique, unexpected style element. The convenient loop on the outside of the heel makes it easier to pull these shoes on your feet. Perfect for neutral runners.
Upper: Mesh provides breathable flexibility. Suede overlays enhance structure. Padded tongue and heel collar increase instep comfort. A lace up front delivers a customizable fit. Flat laces reduce pressure points on the top of the foot. An outer heel loop makes the shoes easier to pull on.
Midsole: DNA® cushioning material provides a customized ride for runners of all sizes and speeds. BioMogo responds to your every step, dispersing impact and providing ideal comfort and protection as pace and surface changes. Removable insole.
Outsole: A Caterpillar Crash Pad on the lateral side offers a smoother heel-to-toe transitions. HPR delivers wet-dry traction for excellent skid-resistance.
Spring Shoe Guide 2013
"The Cascadia has that rare combination of road-shoe comfort and trail-shoe ruggedness. Our wear-testers reported that it performed remarkably well on a variety of surfaces—one tester even wore it for long stretches on a treadmill. RW Shoe Lab tests reveal that the heel is significantly softer than the forefoot, something our wear-testers appreciated on longer runs. The shoe absorbs impact upon heel-strike, but the forefoot is firm enough that testers could still feel the trail surface. Underfoot, the outsole features an updated multi-directional lug pattern that provides sure footing up and down hills. "The tread offered good grip on loose terrain and handled grass well, too," says Melanie Marinaccio, of Reading, Pennsylvania. The upper features a dense mesh to keep out dirt and debris."
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