Men's Cascadia 8

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Runner's World Editor's Choice (Cascadia 8)

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$120.00 $78.00
Style #110133

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The Cascadia 8 was designed from the gritty, wet, and uneven ground up. Engineered to adapt to the surface and your foot, this versatile piece of equipment runs an ultramarathon and then asks for more. We swapped out the midsole for BioMoGo DNA to create a super cohesive transition and deluxe-ified the Segmented Crash Pad on the lateral side to smooth that heel-to-toe even more. The suede geometric pattern on the upper is a shout-out to past Cascadia designs but also serves the function of 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.


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  • Shoe Category: Trail
  • Pronation: None/Normal
  • Construction Type: Strobel
  • Platform: Universal Platform
  • Surface: Offroad/Trail
  • Arch: Medium, High
  • Body Build: Small, Medium, Large
  • DNA Layout: Biomogo DNA Layout
  • Water-Resistent: Yes
  • Waterproof: No
  • Competition: Trail racing
  • Launch Date: February 1, 2013
  • Weight: 11.9 oz
  • Midsole Drop: 10 mm

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4.0

(based on 64 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (32)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (18)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (4)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (8)

84%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Comfortable (54)
  • Good traction (46)
  • Cushions impact (43)
  • Durable (38)
  • Lightweight (27)

Cons

  • Wears quickly (10)
  • Heavy (8)
  • Narrow / tight (4)
  • Poor traction (3)

Best Uses

  • Trail running (53)
  • Distance / endurance (24)
  • Dry conditions (22)
  • Walking (22)
  • Wet weather (17)
    • Sizing:
    • Feels full size too small

       

      Feels half size too small

       

      Feels true to size

       

      87% 

      (55 reviews)

      Feels half size too big

       

      Feels full size too big

       
    • Width:
    • Feels too narrow

       

      Feels true to width

       

      89% 

      (56 reviews)

      Feels too wide

       
    • Arch Type:
    • Average arch (52), Low arch (6), High arch (5)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Enthusiast (49), Casual/ recreational (11), Gym rat (3)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (61)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Nice Overall product

I went on a 75 mile hike on the Pacific Crest Trail from Mono Divide through Muir Trail Ranch. I wore these shoes and they performed exceptionally well. Good hindfoot stability, good arch,...Read complete review

I went on a 75 mile hike on the Pacific Crest Trail from Mono Divide through Muir Trail Ranch. I wore these shoes and they performed exceptionally well. Good hindfoot stability, good arch, great heel counter, the traction was the best! However - I like my PureGrit2s just a little better and did a quick 40 mile hike in the Desolation Wilderness near Lake Tahoe. These were solo trecks and I had to rely on my shoegear for getting back safely!

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Where did the real Cascadias go?

I've been using the Cascadia as my go-to shoe for 50K to 100 Mile trail events since about 2008. The shoe has changed a lot over time and the Cascadia 8 is the most...Read complete review

I've been using the Cascadia as my go-to shoe for 50K to 100 Mile trail events since about 2008. The shoe has changed a lot over time and the Cascadia 8 is the most dramatic change. I am supremely disappointed by the lack of durability of the Cascadia 8. I bought one pair this year and experienced chunks of sole ripping off of the shoe. The sole use to be a complete rock shield, now the midsole shows through in various places. I feel like the shoe is becoming more minimalist or that Brooks lost some key designers. The upper also changed a lot this year, it is less breathable.

Without the durability that the shoe use to exhibit and what feels like a more minimal design, it just is not what I need. This shoe use to be probably the most popular on the trail in Utah, but is quickly being replaced and now I feel like I am being forced to look for a replacement as well.

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5.0

Comfort on the trail

By Yoshi

from Northern CA

About Me Casual/ Recreational

Pros

  • Comfortable
  • Cushions Impact
  • Durable
  • Good Arch Support
  • Good Traction
  • Lightweight
  • Responsive

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Backpacking
    • Hiking
    • Trail Running
    • Walking

    I use these for my backpacking trips , training hikes , and occasionally will wear them to work/out running errands. I bought this pair as I have worn out my original pair of cascadia 8 and prefer the orange and black color way to the offerings they have released for the cascadia 9. Although they do not recommend these shoes for backpacking , they have been great as I keep my pack weight under 30lbs. That's still 210+ these shoes have to support 10 miles at a time and they do a great job. I'd like to eventually transition to a shoe with a drop 6mm or less, but until then I'm happy with the comfort, traction, and support of the cascadias.

    • Sizing:
    • Feels true to size
    • Width:
    • Feels true to width
    • Arch Type:
    • Average Arch
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No

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    5.0

    Favorite Shoe

    By Blue Diablo

    from Deltona FL

    About Me Avid Athlete

    Pros

    • Comfortable
    • Cushions Impact
    • Durable
    • Good Arch Support
    • Good Traction
    • Lightweight
    • Responsive

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Dry Weather
      • Trail Running

      I love the cushiony feel of this shoe as well as the traction control. This shoe helps me keep my momentum when running through sugar sand on the trail.

      • Sizing:
      • Feels true to size
      • Width:
      • Feels true to width
      • Arch Type:
      • Average Arch
      • Was this a gift?:
      • No

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      5.0

      Husband said most comfortable shoes ever

      By onepamperedgirl

      from McCrory

      About Me Casual/ Recreational

      Pros

      • Comfortable

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Dry Weather
        • Walking
        • Work

        I bought one pair at our local sporting goods store. Loved them so much I got online and ordered a back up pair!

        • Sizing:
        • Feels true to size
        • Width:
        • Feels true to width
        • Arch Type:
        • Average Arch
        • Was this a gift?:
        • No

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        5.0

        Great shoe

        By Tom the Hiker

        from Scottsdale, AZ

        About Me Avid Athlete

        Pros

        • Comfortable
        • Cushions Impact
        • Durable
        • Good Arch Support
        • Good Traction
        • Lightweight

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Dry Weather
          • Endurance Training
          • Trail Running
          • Walking
          • Wet Weather

          These are the first shoes that I have found that can go the distance. I have hikes over 400 miles with these shoes and the still have some mile to go.

          • Sizing:
          • Feels true to size
          • Width:
          • Feels true to width
          • Arch Type:
          • Average Arch
          • Was this a gift?:
          • No

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          5.0

          Love these shoes

          By Grant Nicolaus

          from Jackson, Wy

          About Me Avid Athlete

          Pros

          • Comfortable
          • Cushions Impact
          • Durable
          • Good Traction

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Trail Running

            I just ordered my 4th and 5th pair of these shoes. They just eat up the trails. I have used these shoes for trail races up to a 50k and they hold up great. My only complaint is the eye lace holder can break if you pull to tight.

            • Sizing:
            • Feels true to size
            • Width:
            • Feels true to width
            • Arch Type:
            • Average Arch
            • Was this a gift?:
            • No

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