The Cascadia 8 was designed from the gritty, wet, and uneven ground up. We swapped out the midsole for BioMoGo DNA to create a super cohesive transition and reengineered the Caterpillar Crash Pad on the lateral side to smooth that heel-to-toe even more. Sure, the geometric pattern on the upper is a shout-out to past Cascadia designs, but like all good trail gear it serves a dual purpose: wrapping the foot for a close fit.
Don’t just take our word for it: Runner’s World® named the Cascadia 8 its "Editor's Choice" in the Trail Shoe Guide in the April 2013 issue and wrote, "The Cascadia has that rare combination of road-shoe comfort and trail-shoe ruggedness." In short, the Cascadia 8 offers "A well-cushioned and smooth ride on any surface."
Please note: The Cascadia is intended as a trail running shoe. It is not pack-rated and may not hold up to the extra weight and demands of long pack hikes. We’re your go-to option for trail runs, but a sturdy hiking boot would be better suited for the Pacific Crest Trail, Appalachian Trail, or other long pack trips.