Rugged utility to protect over any trail. Now lighter. Every trail yearns to be a well-beaten path. Now you can run, climb or descend trails in a shoe that protects you from off-road debris with SUV-like stability, cushioning and rugged durability. Now with more stability and less weight. Protective Stability The rock shield and SUV-like stability give you control and protection over trail hazards. Rugged Traction The right mix of traction ensures you’re ready for any surface. Streamlined Durability The 3D Rubber Print Mud Guard protects your feet from debris.
Great shoes, just ran and icy 5.24 miles and the Cascadia's were stable with plenty of traction. A well balanced shoe in terms of support and cushioning. Along with my Glycerine 13/15s I have become a huge fan of Brooks.
Ran my first 50 miler last weekend. Trail was muddy after rains but shoe held me pretty well. It did seem to dry out quickly after creek crossings but there could be better options for that. I got 2E width and very happy about that.
I've put about 20 trail miles on these shoes so far. I can say that they feel good on my foot. The rubber bumper design that wraps around the shoe works great for rocks and other debris that you might encounter out on the trails. The only negative thing that I would have to say about this shoe is what I've read on other reviews before I purchased. The sole can be a little slippery on muddy, wet surfaces. Otherwise, the sole seems to really grip the dirt out there. I would recommend this shoe so far.
I have been running trails for many year. I have bounced around a lot with shoes. I have tried Altra, Hoka and other brands. I recently purchased a pair of Hoka Challenger and had the sole fall off quickly. I decided to give Brooks a try. I had run for Brooks after college but had gone away from them. I have a high instep/ wide foot and short toes. I normally wear a size 9. I ordered a size 9 2E and put about 100 miles in them. I felt the shoes were too long and I kept catching my toe on rocks and stumps. I felt the shoe was too long for me. I then ordered another pair in a size 8.5 2E. This size fit me much better and I have not stumbles or trip in the new size. I now have about 150 miles in this new pair/size and really like the shoe. I run technical trails with quite a bit of vertical. This shoe works well for me.
The shoe seems to provide great tracktion on the trail. It fits comfortably and provides good support and padding. It's also relatively light for having a gortex lining. I'm looking forward to seeing how well the tracktion is, in the snow.
1) First color in description was gray. So, I expected most of the shoe would be gray. Not so. The primary color was either black, or near black. 2) Love your shoes, but they should last longer. They wear out too fast.
Now I use these for hiking and everyday walking. I wanted to use a cascadia for the Pacific Crest Trail this year and ended up with a few other competitors because Brooks did not offer a wide enough shoe for me. Trail shoes are very hard to find in a wide and none of them offered what my foot needed and never felt comfortable. This show is the first exception to all of that, granted I use brooks 2E for running shoes as well and they always fit me perfectly. If there is one thing Brooks does right its making a perfect 2E for my foot. I like the addition of the gaiter trap on these and would not ask for much to be changed other than offering wide in other colors.
I bought a pair of these from my local FleetFeet store about a month ago and have put 59 miles of trail running on them thus far as I alternate between my road running and trail running preparing for a 50K I have soon. What I like about them is, that they hold my foot well, the sole is not some ultra thick sole that gives too much, it gives enough and allows for a good step off with each stride. I don't mind the mud wrap around the shoe, helps keep feet from getting soaked too early just running through grass with dew on it. The tread on the sole allows for good traction and stability for side to side I find really good, i've almost rolled my ankles several times but i haven't rolled them, gotten real close but the design of the shoe helps stop the motion so it does not actually go the entire distance needed to cause injury. I find the shoe drains water well if you run through a stream. Also with weight, I don't notice a difference in weight as compared to how much my road shoes (Ghost 11's) weigh. What I don't like and know there could and should be improvements on. I think better shoe laces are the first, you have to double knot these or they will come untied by mile 4 no matter how tight you draw them. The toe area of the sole started to peel a bit and off the shoe on my last run so around mile 55 I would say the shoes started to come apart in the toe area. Now I want to emphasis to me this is a minor issue that I can fix with gorilla glue very easily, but at the same time the process of constructing the sole of the shoe should be better because the sole should not start to come undone with at least 350 miles of shoe life left! All in all I would buy these again without issue, I enjoy them on my trail runs for sure, and the issues that Brooks can improve on with the shoes are not a deterrent and should not be a deterrent to anyone looking for a great trail shoe, don't find excuses of why you can't run, find solutions and keep running! Overall I rate 4.9*
I use the Cascadia 13 primarily for trail running, but sometimes find myself wanting their support and width when hiking or walking around. I've worn the Pure Grit 3, the Cascadia 12 with decent success, but I always blew out the shoes because of my wide feet. This is the first trail shoe that Brooks has made that fits my foot and gives me the protection and durability I love. I have noticed that because I run with a mid-foot strike some of the tread has sheared off rather than worn down, but I can't argue with how good my body feels when I run in these. I wish Brooks would make a wide variation of the Pure Grit.
While out in Colorado I was looking for a nice trail running shoe that had better protection than my Salomon Speed Cross 3's which I use more for OCR running. Tried on Hoka's, La Sportiva, Merrel and Salomon's trail running version. Then I slipped these shoes on and they felt like I had been wearing them for months. They did so well I did a couple of hikes in them then ran in a 10k trail run without any issues. They have a lot more sole protection against pointy rocks and just enough tread to keep you from slipping. Need to buy about 5 pairs of these so if they ever change them I still have this model. I should say that I also run in the Brooks Ghost when doing pavement so not suprised the brand was just right for me.
I walk my dogs 4 to 6 miles a day. I have purchased Glycerins twice a year at stores. But always had to shop around to find them. I use the Glycerin shoe on Side walls and streets. The new ones are better for the trails. Would help a lot if they were waterproof though
I've been trail running with Brooks Cascadia's for several years now. After a few runs, I can testify the Cascadia 13 has several nice improvements: - Shoe is better ventilated than previous models. This is a plus for me as I have very hot/dry summers and relatively mild winters. - Feels a snugger fit that previous models. - Sole offers improved grip / stability. Since I've just ran several times it's a little earlier to testify about durability. Previous models were quick to tear around the sides near the toes, and the sole was relatively quick to wear. Initial impression is these are a good improvement to an already excellent pair of trail shoes! Enjoy!
I bought them to run the steep trails which have gravel on it. And I am having a great time running on the trails. The shoes fit well, are comfortable and easy on my legs. My knees and glutes are happy with these shoes :)