Brooks Cascadia 10 Men's Trail Running Shoes

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Men's Cascadia 9

Specifications

  • Shoe Category: Trail
  • Arch: Medium, High
  • Body Build: Small, Medium, Large
  • Platform: Universal Platform
  • DNA Layout: Biomogo DNA Layout
  • Construction Type: Stroebel
  • Water-Resistant: Yes
  • Launch Date: February 1, 2014
  • Weight: 11.7 oz

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Cascadia 9
 
4.2

(based on 23 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (13)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (5)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (1)

76%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Comfortable (22)
  • Good traction (17)
  • Cushions impact (14)
  • Responsive (10)
  • Durable (9)

Cons

  • Heavy (5)
  • Wears quickly (3)

Best Uses

  • Trail running (20)
  • Walking (9)
  • Distance / endurance (6)
  • Wet weather (5)
  • Dry conditions (4)
    • Sizing:
    • Feels full size too small

       

      Feels half size too small

       

      Feels true to size

       

      87% 

      (20 reviews)

      Feels half size too big

       

      Feels full size too big

       
    • Width:
    • Feels too narrow

       

      Feels true to width

       

      95% 

      (21 reviews)

      Feels too wide

       
    • Arch Type:
    • Average arch (17), High arch (3)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Enthusiast (14), Casual/ recreational (5)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (23)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Nice Update

I've owed at least one pair of every Cascadia since the second version. Each edition is a little different than the others (exception: #6 was a lot different). I've always been...Read complete review

I've owed at least one pair of every Cascadia since the second version. Each edition is a little different than the others (exception: #6 was a lot different). I've always been 'mostly' happy with each version. I have my favorites (#3 and #5) and my least favorite (#6). I'll put 400-700 miles on each pair.

I've been on two mountain runs in the 9 so far, and I'm instantly happy with this version.

Pros: The biggest change I see in the 9 versus the 8 is that the 9 has a little wider toe box. For me, this is a positive change; I like that little extra room for toes to splay.

Pros: Same ol' Cascadia feel.

Cons: The two guidance loops at the top of the tongue make it a little cumbersome to tighten the laces like I'm used to. The loops are meant to keep the tongue for sliding down, but they just feel like they're in they way.

VS

Most Liked Negative Review

 

Cascadia Bliss a Thing of the Past

I guess I am a semi-pro athlete. I run a number of ultra marathons every year. The Cascadia has been the go-to shoe for years. I haven't raced in anything else. Unfortunately,...Read complete review

I guess I am a semi-pro athlete. I run a number of ultra marathons every year. The Cascadia has been the go-to shoe for years. I haven't raced in anything else. Unfortunately, the design and durability seem to be in a downward spiral. Brooks had this shoe right for a number of years, unfortunately the sole does not offer me as much protection as it use to for a 100 mile race. The tread tears off in chunks. I will miss the Cascadia of old, but I sure got a lot of amazing training and racing miles in them.

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4.0

sold and bullet-proof

By 

from Wasatch

About Me Avid Athlete

Pros

  • Comfortable
  • Cushions Impact
  • Durable
  • Good Traction

Cons

  • Heavy

Best Uses

  • Trail Running

Comments about Cascadia 9:

I have worn Cascadias since v.1. I like that the lacing system for these has gone back to a straight lacing system. These are one shoe I can put on brand new and run 30 miles with no break in. Super solid and very comfortable. I would like to see them lighten up just a little but overall these shoes are great!

  • Sizing:
  • Feels half size too big
  • Width:
  • Feels too wide
  • Arch Type:
  • Average Arch
  • Was this a gift?:
  • No

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4.0

Great trail shoe

By 

from Ponte Vedra Beach, FL

About Me Avid Athlete

Pros

  • Comfortable
  • Good Arch Support
  • Good Traction

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Trail Running

    Comments about Cascadia 9:

    Purchased to run a trail marathon and only had time for a few "break in" runs. The Cascadia 9 was comfortable right out of the box and provided far more traction on slippery trails that "road" shoes. No issues during the race. A great purchase!

    Do not recommend for road running

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

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    4.0

    not a runner

    By 

    from Corvallis, OR

    About Me Casual/ Recreational

    Pros

    • Comfortable
    • Cushions Impact
    • Lightweight

    Cons

    • Poor Traction

    Best Uses

    • Gym
    • Trail Running
    • Walking

    Comments about Cascadia 9:

    I love Brooks shoes. I love the Cascadia. This version 9 is a good one. Ordered a 2nd pair to have on hand because you never know how the next version will compare. I wasn't a huge fan of the 8 but 9 is great.

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

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    4.0

    HAPPY TRAILS

    By 

    from sacramento,ca

    About Me Avid Athlete

    Pros

    • Good Arch Support
    • Good Traction
    • Responsive

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Trail Running

      Comments about Cascadia 9:

      Replacing an earlier version that went the distance,hope these do too. This pair seems to have more cushioning?

      • Sizing:
      • Feels true to size
      • Was this a gift?:
      • No

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      (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Happily Floating Over Trails

      By 

      from Santa Cruz, CA

      About Me Avid Athlete

      Pros

      • Comfortable
      • Cushions Impact
      • Durable
      • Good Traction
      • Responsive

      Cons

        Best Uses

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

        Comments about Cascadia 9:

        These shoes are a dream on the trail. I have always been an avid runner, and the Cascadia has everything I need in a long distance trail shoe. The cushion... The responsiveness... Wearing the Cascadia is like turning your feet into mountain lion paws made of clouds.

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

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