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Manufacturer's Description

Visit Brooks's Cascadia page.

Retailers' Descriptions

Here's what other sites are saying:

True to the trail, Brooks Cascadia 9 offers rock shield protection and 4-point pivot posts that balance like an SUV's independent suspension system. The BioMoGo DNA midsole offers adaptive, long-lasting cushioning, and the full-length Crash Pad delivers smooth heel-to-toe transition.. . . . Forefoot Ballistic Rock Shield Thermoplastic EVA sheath between outsole and midsole protects the forefoot from sharp objects. Heel and forefoot 4-point pivot-posting system: Independent medial-lateral pivot posts shaped to minimize ground contact surface area, reducing the effect of trail irregularities. DNA midsole automatically adapts to runner's weight, gait, and speed-provides soft comfort when you want it and firm support when you need it. BioMoGo DNA midsole for long-lasting cushioning; nontoxic additive encourages anaerobic microbes to munch away in active landfill. Full-length S-257 Cushsole provides excellent return energy and cushioning with every stride; decreases midsole breakdown by 15%. Durable HPR Green outsole for durability and long wear; made with dispersed silica for premium wet/dry traction and skid resistance. Forefoot Cush Pod construction: Midsole and outsole components set foot in efficient, balanced position from heel strike to toe-off-offers maximum cushioning and flexibility. Moisture-managing Element mesh upper and linings with hydrophobic foam package-provides light, supple, quiet fabric with breathability, durability, and comfort. Microfiber and synthetic overlay materials for support. Profile sockliner; Conformable saddle construction; Universal sprung


A cushioned workhorse for running on rougher trails, these shoes feature adaptable posts to adjust to terrain irregularities for greater stability. Durable synthetic leather/nylon mesh uppers are lightweight and airy for quick-drying and -draining performance. Nylon linings absorb and disperse moisture for enhanced comfort; removable insoles add cushioning. Midsoles feature S-257™, a special EVA compound formulated to resist compression and rebound more quickly than standard EVA. Medial and lateral Pivot™ post system helps outsoles adapt, reduce and stabilize uneven surfaces. Silicone-based HydroFlow® system at heel and forefeet feature a fluid-filled center chamber that dampens shock. Forefoot Ballistic Rock Shields™ are a reinforced ballistic textile material designed to protect feet from sharp point-load pressures from rocks. HPR™ outsoles are made of high-density carbon rubber for outstanding durability and feature aggressive lugs for maximum trail bite.


This Brooks Cascadia trail running shoe for women features Pivot posts which destabilize trail irreglarities, allowing the gait to remain neutral and supported. The Ballistic Rock Shield between the outsole and midsole disperses point-load pressure from rocks and keeps a flexible forefoot for a terrain-compliant ride and the upper is well ventilated, quick draining, quick drying.

- FogDog Sports