DetailsBrooks' most versatile and beloved trail shoe is now even better. They refined the stability system to be more flexible, allowing you to feel more agile on the trail without sacrificing the cushioning and protection you've come to love from the Cascadia.
- BIOMOGO DNA MIDSOLE CUSHIONING - dynamically adapts to every step and stride
- IMPROVED PIVOT POST SYSTEM - improves cushioning and creates a stabilizing suspension system
- FULL-LENGTH SEGMENTED CRASH PAD - accommodates any foot landing and delivers smooth transitions
- BALLISTIC ROCK SHIELD - protects against potential surface hazards
- RUGGED OUTSOLE - provides great traction on wet surfaces and tricky terrain
- MESH UPPER - manages moisture to keep feet cool and dry
- "Great all rounder" Review by
In the end, in looking for a shoe to handle the miles and rocky terrain I gave the Cascadia 12's a go and was very pleasantly surprised. Once you get over the weight they actually run very well. They have a nice flex and a cushioned ride that allows you to run confidently over all sorts of terrain. On the trail they do not feel slow and clunky as I feared, but agile and fun to run in.
The fit is good. I have relatively narrow low volume feet. There is sufficient room up front for most feet I expect. The mid foot wraps around snuggly and the heel cup is good if not super snug. The lacing allows you to dial in the fit very precisely with no slip or laces undoing. Overall they fit true to size or perhaps a little larger. There is a reasonable amount of medial support for a neutral shoe, but certainly nothing obtrusive underfoot. I'd say they were mid range in this capacity.
The upper has a nice plush feel to it. Water gets in easily. The popsicle colour is fun and perhaps makes the shoe feel sportier than other colourways. They, of course, do not stay this bright for long.
Grip is good and although there are more specialist shoes out there for different kinds of terrain, the Cascadia 12's offer good all round performance that is perhaps more biased to rocky and drier trails.
With 350 km on them including an ultra in the Lake District they are still in great shape. Perhaps you do lose a little performance when running fast, but in helping you to bring it home in good shape, the disadvantage of weight may well be more than compensated for in support and comfort. Elite runners and those with excellent gait and biomechanics can perhaps look elsewhere, but for mere mortals I would highly recommend these as both a great all rounder and a very good ultra trail shoe. (Posted on 18/09/2017)
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- Size Guide
Brooks Men's Running Shoe Size Chart UK 7 7.5 8 8.5 9 9.5 10 10.5 11 11.5 12 US 8 8.5 9 9.5 10 10.5 11 11.5 12 12.5 13 Euro 41 42 42.5 43 44 44.5 45 45.5 46 46.5 47.5
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