Brooks Cascadia 8 Review

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 PRODUCT DESCRIPTION OVERVIEW

Brooks Cascadia 8

 

RELEASE DATE:

  •   January 2013

 

If there's a trail involved, the Brooks Cascadia 8 is ready for action. Built for ultramarathons and more, this shoe packs adaptable cushioning for any runner over any distance. The lugged outsole and full ground contact will grip on all sorts of gritty and wet stuff, and a forefoot rockplate helps prevent painful surprises.

The supportive upper provides a close fit, while a no-sew construction means your foot will remain in comfort for miles on end.

The Cascadia 8 is a moderate feature, moderate neutral trail shoe designed for racing, daily training and high mileage. It is built with a semi-curved shape.

The Brooks Cascadia 8 running shoe is engineered to adapt to the surface and your foot.   Moisture-managing, breathable Elementâ„¢ mesh upper with microfiber and synthetic overlay materials.  Suede geometric pattern wraps the foot for a close fit.  Forefoot DNA is designed for flexibility to ensure a smooth transition from
heel strike to toe off.

Caterpillar Crash Pad on the lateral side smoothes that heel-to-toe transition even more. BioMoGo offers resilient cushioning and extends the full length of the midsole. Heel Pivot System comprises of independent medial/laterial posts that are shaped to reduce the destabilizing effect of trail irregularities.

The Forefoot Pivot System is located under the lateral side of the metatarsals and is shaped to adapt to varied terrain surfaces to help keep the shoe from toppling over. HPR Green outsole offers increased traction and skid-resistance.

These shoes felt good for mid to long range training runs.  I used them for long runs which the shoe felt solid,  sturdy and my feet felt very comfortable.

 

SPECS:

  • Weight: 11.9 oz (size 9)
  • Heel to Toe Drop: 10 mm
  • Available Widths: D=Medium
  • Sizing: Standard running shoe length
  • Colors : Blue-Grey-White-Black/Pink-Grey-White-Black/Green-Grey-White-Black

 

CONSTRUCTION:

Upper:

  • Element Mesh a breathable mesh upper for moisture wicking and open air dryness
  • Hydrophobic Foam Package is designed to keep feet dry
  • Microfiber and Synthetic Overlays provides a snug, secure fit
  • Element Linings beneath the mesh upper, helps moisture transfer and comfort
  • Profile Sockliner BioMoGo foam which provides contoured support and cushioning
  • Cushsole S-257 for soft enhanced cushioning and flexibility

Midsole:

  • BioMoGo DNA full-length midsole provides soft cushioning
  • Heel Pivot System helps balance the feet on irregular trail surfaces
  • Forefoot Pivot System shaped to adapt to the varied terrain, keeps feet balanced

 

  • Caterpillar Crash Pad a crash pad that flexes with the foot and offers soft cushioning and stability

Outsole:

  • HPR Green provides durable, skid-resistant traction in dry and wet conditions
  • Ballistic Rock Shield a thermoplastic EVA sheath layered between the outsole and midsole for protection against the terrain
  • Cush Pod Configuration a stable midsole/outsole for an efficient, balanced heel-to-toe step transition

 

PROS:

  • Breathable: Element Mesh provides great open-air upper mesh design
  • Very Cushioned: Caterpillar Crash Pad midsole foam for soft durable cushioning
  • Excellent Protection: HPR Green, a high energy impact absorption and ground debris protection
  • Stability: Cush Pod Configuration flexible rubber in the forefoot and provides flexibility and durability

 

RECOMMENDED USE:

  • Road Running, Trail Running, Daily Training

 

CONCLUSION:

  • A neutral, responsive, cushioned road and/or trail running shoe

 

 

 

 

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