Mens Brooks Cascadia 5 Trail Running Shoe

Men's Brooks Cascadia 5

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Men's BROOKS® CASCADIA 5 :: Trail aficionados love this shoe for its brilliant blend of traction, cushioning and support. Now you'll love it even more! The men's Brooks® Cascadia 5 is updated with a few minor adjustments to the upper. Enjoy more-open mesh for greater breathability. It also allows water to flow out more easily when running through water crossings. You'll also notice a more secure midfoot fit for greater comfort. Don't worry, the cushy, supportive midsole is still the same, as is the super-grippy outsole. 12.0 ounces

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Runners with average arch height looking for a blend of cushioning and support can't go wrong with Stability shoes. Get a smooth transition from heel strike to toe off. Enjoy a well-guided stride and perfect arch support to keep you going for miles. When choosing running shoes, find your perfect fit using this chart. Category types are based on factors like arch height, running habits and body frame.

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Features & Benefits:

  • Full-length Bio MoGo midsole: Environmentally friendly midsole compound provides a soft, cushy, feel that lasts without sacrificing stability
  • Forefoot HydroFlow®: Forefoot-specific viscous fluid unit enhances cushioning under the ball of the foot, while improving flexibility
  • Full-length S-257 cushsole: Provides excellent energy return and cushioning on every stride
  • Ballistic Rock Shield: Disperses pressure from rocks
  • HPR Green outsole: High-density carbon rubber for increased traction and outsole durability
  • Pivot posting system: High-density posts provide extra stability over uneven trails
  • Rearfoot HydroFlow® ST: Enhances midsole cushioning providing additional comfort
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Mens Brooks Cascadia 5 Trail Running Shoe
 
4.7

(based on 29 reviews)

100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Comfortable (27)
  • Cushions impact (26)
  • Good traction (21)
  • Lightweight (20)
  • Durable (18)

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Trail running (26)
    • Mixed terrain (18)
    • All weather conditions (12)
    • Road running (7)
    • Wet weather (6)
      • Sizing:
      • Feels full size too small

         

        Feels half size too small

         

        Feels true to size

         

        81% 

        (21 reviews)

        Feels half size too big

         

        Feels full size too big

         
      • Width:
      • Feels too narrow

         

        Feels true to width

         

        96% 

        (24 reviews)

        Feels too wide

         
      • Arch Type:
      • Average arch (20), High arch (4)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Enthusiast (22)
      • Was this a gift?:
      • No (15)

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    4.0

    very slippery

    By love my green shoes

    from northern california

    About Me Gym Rat

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Comfortable
    • Cushions Impact
    • Lightweight
    • Rugged

    Cons

    • Poor Arch Support

    Best Uses

    • Trail Running
    • Work

    Comments about Mens Brooks Cascadia 5 Trail Running Shoe:

    they fit almost a full size smaller than what I found with Asics. The arch support isnt bad. I have inserts in them as I have very high arches. The shoes are comfy and cushion pretty well. As I mentioned they are very slippery on slick surfaces. Especially road lane markers when wet. I would say they are more comfortable than my Ascics and would give the shoe a better overall rating than a comparable Asic.

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

    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Must Buy

    By Gary P.

    from Phoenix, AZ

    About Me Avid Athlete

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Comfortable
    • Cushions Impact
    • Durable
    • Good Arch Support
    • Good Traction
    • Lightweight
    • Pronation Control
    • Rugged

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Mixed Terrain
      • Trail Running

      Comments about Mens Brooks Cascadia 5 Trail Running Shoe:

      Brooks Cascadia 5 represent the perfect combination of comfort, performance, durability and style. Over 600 miles on my first pair and they are just as comfortable today as the day I bought them. The uppers and insoles are still 100% intact and the only wear is on the soles which are about 90% worn down, but still provide good stickieness on all surfaces, wet or dry. Excellent support and traction on technical rocky terrain and pure foot forming comfort on groomed and paved trails. Don't shy away from the men's funky green color - as they pick up trail dust, they morph into earthy tones and eventually fellow hikers will start looking you in the eye again instead of staring at your shoes. I've already recommended these shoes to fellow trail runners, family members and friends and they're now belivers too. I'm breaking in my second pair and will soon retire the originals from everyday trail work, saving them for just hanging out since they feel so good.

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

      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Great Trail Shoe

      By P308

      from Philadelphia, PA

      About Me Avid Athlete

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

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

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • All Weather Conditions
        • Mixed Terrain
        • Trail Running
        • Walking
        • Wet Weather

        Comments about Mens Brooks Cascadia 5 Trail Running Shoe:

        I purchased these for use as a trail/light hiking & climbing shoe. I'm an avid road runner (marathons) and was looking for a shoe that gave me the feel of a running shoe with the durability and traction of a boot/trail hybrid. These have been perfect. I wear them for hiking and climbing and they give me great support while allowing my foot to feel the ground underneath. They are versatile enough to wear all day for a combined hike, run, climb, mtn bike ride, etc... The traction is outstanding, especially in wet conditions on slippery granite. They offer great lateral support while allowing your ankle and foot to flex depending on the terrain. I would wear them for a trail run and they could be worn for road runs as well. Overall a great shoe.

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

        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        AWESOME TRAIL RUNNING SHOE!

        By George

        from Kent, WA

        About Me Avid Athlete

        Pros

        • Comfortable
        • Cushions Impact
        • Durable
        • Good Traction
        • Lightweight
        • Rugged

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Mixed Terrain
          • Trail Running

          Comments about Mens Brooks Cascadia 5 Trail Running Shoe:

          WOW!WOW!WOW! The same day I got these I laced up and test drove them on a 20 mile trail run. No break in required. The traction is superb, your feet are very feel protected from the trail debris. Cushioning was superior to many other shoes I have owned and lightweight also. I was able to insert my superfeet (after removing the insoles first)and the shoes felt great!

          On the trail the shoes handled great. Excellent traction, excellent roll control, a couple of times when I though I was going to roll my ankle the shoes did a great job of keeping my foot planted. In areas that had some wet mud, the shoes gripped the mud and gave me lots of traction.

          I was not able to test how well they perform in extremely wet conditions as it was a beautiful sunny day yesterday.

          I could have easily done another 10 miles with these shoes if time had allowed.

          If you have really wide feet, I suggest going with another shoe. These shoes run on the narrow side and also run a half size smaller. I normally wear a 9.5 but had to get a size 10.

          Cons:
          Shoe laces are a bit short. Well I guess too short for my likes.

          Shoe does not come in a wide model (Brooks will be releasing a wide version on the Cascadia 6)

          Overall, this shoes is an awesome trail runner. I have finally found my trail running shoe of choice.

          George

          • Sizing:
          • Feels half size too small
           
          5.0

          I love everything about them

          By Mr. Shin Splints

          from El Paso, Tx

          About Me Casual/ Recreational

          Verified Reviewer

          Pros

          • Comfortable
          • Cushions Impact
          • Durable
          • Good Traction
          • Lightweight
          • Rugged

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • All Weather Conditions
            • Mixed Terrain
            • Trail Running
            • With Orthotics/Inserts

            Comments about Mens Brooks Cascadia 5 Trail Running Shoe:

            I have high arches so I really should not have been using neutral shoes, but I didn't know that until recently; in the meantime I've always bought shoes for stability because I run either on grass or in the desert (where I tend to twist my ankles) to protect me from the shin splints I get on the street. These shoes have been wonderful: they wear long, cushion very well, have excellent traction, are comfortable, and though I've used insoles that support my high arches, with these shoes I haven't *had* to. I even love the color and the way they look.

            • Sizing:
            • Feels true to size
            • Width:
            • Feels true to width
            • Arch Type:
            • High Arch
            • Was this a gift?:
            • No
             
            5.0

            Great Trail Shoe

            By ACSheetz

            from Ada, OH

            About Me Avid Athlete

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Comfortable
            • Cushions Impact
            • Durable
            • Rugged

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • All Weather Conditions
              • Road Running
              • Trail Running
              • Wet Weather

              Comments about Mens Brooks Cascadia 5 Trail Running Shoe:

              Great shoe, fantastic for trail running.

              • Sizing:
              • Feels true to size
              • Width:
              • Feels true to width
              • Arch Type:
              • Average Arch
              • Was this a gift?:
              • No
               
              5.0

              Excellent Shoes

              By Rick the Hiker

              from Torrance, CA

              About Me Gym Rat

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

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

              Cons

              • none

              Best Uses

              • Mixed Terrain
              • Trail Running
              • Walking

              Comments about Mens Brooks Cascadia 5 Trail Running Shoe:

              Please let me know when these are going to be retired.

              • Sizing:
              • Feels true to size
              • Width:
              • Feels true to width
              • Arch Type:
              • Average Arch
              • Was this a gift?:
              • Yes
               
              4.0

              Shoe feels great. Get 1/2 sz larger.

              By M in OK

              from Ada, Oklahoma

              About Me Casual/ Recreational

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Comfortable
              • Cushions Impact
              • Durable
              • Good Arch Support
              • Good buy
              • Good trail tread
              • Lightweight

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Mixed Terrain
                • Road Running
                • Trail Running
                • Walking

                Comments about Mens Brooks Cascadia 5 Trail Running Shoe:

                I average 15 miles per week.
                Only had the shoes one month but they feel great.
                I would like them in another color but they are ok. I run and walk on asphalt and off. I think these shoes will last well.

                • Sizing:
                • Feels half size too small
                • Width:
                • Feels true to width
                • Arch Type:
                • Average Arch
                • Was this a gift?:
                • No
                 
                5.0

                Bad knees? Great shoe!

                By Rob

                from Columbus, Ohio

                About Me Avid Athlete

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Comfortable
                • Cushions Impact
                • Durable
                • Good Arch Support
                • Good Traction
                • Lightweight
                • Pronation Control
                • Rugged

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • All Weather Conditions
                  • Mixed Terrain
                  • Road Running
                  • Trail Running
                  • With Orthotics/Inserts

                  Comments about Mens Brooks Cascadia 5 Trail Running Shoe:

                  This is an excellant trail shoe --- surprisingly lightweight yet very durable and lots of stability/cusioning. I run 20 to 30 miles per week, many of them on various trails in all kinds of weather conditions, on a reconstructed knee so always struggle with knee related issues. This is without question the best trail shoe i have ever owned!

                  • Was this a gift?:
                  • No
                   
                  5.0

                  Shoe for just about every thing

                  By Sir Runsalot

                  from Escondido, CA

                  About Me Avid Athlete

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

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

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Mixed Terrain
                    • Road Running
                    • Trail Running

                    Comments about Mens Brooks Cascadia 5 Trail Running Shoe:

                    Great shoe for any situation. Found only one thing it doesn't work with: calisthenic exercises that involve planting your toe on cement. Other than that has worked great for me.

                    • Sizing:
                    • Feels true to size
                    • Width:
                    • Feels true to width
                    • Arch Type:
                    • Average Arch
                     
                    4.0

                    Good trail shoe for variable terrain

                    By Me

                    from Woodstock, GA

                    About Me Avid Athlete

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Comfortable
                    • Cushions Impact
                    • Good Traction
                    • Lightweight

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Trail Running

                      Comments about Mens Brooks Cascadia 5 Trail Running Shoe:

                      Only used a few times so far, but good traction on rougher unmaintained trails. Handles a stream crossing on wet rocks well. Has some zip to it on faster trails & good on the road to the trails.

                      • Sizing:
                      • Feels true to size
                      • Width:
                      • Feels true to width
                      • Arch Type:
                      • Average Arch
                      • Was this a gift?:
                      • No
                       
                      4.0

                      Tried another and came back to Cascadia

                      By TommyK703

                      from Burke, VA

                      About Me Avid Athlete

                      Pros

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

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • Mixed Terrain
                        • Trail Running

                        Comments about Mens Brooks Cascadia 5 Trail Running Shoe:

                        6'2" 195lbs...20-30 miles/week...ITB issues. I road run in Asics Kayano and LOVE THEM so I thought I'd go away from the Cascadia and give the Asics Trail Sensor 3 a try (disliked them) and now I'm back to the Cascadia 5. I trail run on everything from walking trails to highly technical trails and these work for me. Sometimes I wish they had a little more toe protection when I'm on the more technical trails, but the soft cushion of the sole and the out-of-the-box comfort are more than enough to keep me happy. I wouldn't use these on the road b/c of my ITB, but I could see where they'd work for some people. They're that comfortable. (I would like to see a more weather resistant version come out.)

                        • Sizing:
                        • Feels true to size
                        • Width:
                        • Feels true to width
                        • Arch Type:
                        • Average Arch
                        • Was this a gift?:
                        • No
                         
                        5.0

                        Great grip on tough terrain

                        By Alex B

                        from Princeton, NJ

                        About Me Avid Athlete

                        Pros

                        • Comfortable
                        • Cushions Impact
                        • Good Traction
                        • Rugged

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                          • Trail Running

                          Comments about Mens Brooks Cascadia 5 Trail Running Shoe:

                          I've used this shoe in the Swiss Alps and in the Southern Californian back country. In both environments I thought the shoe worked as if it had been custom-build for the very trail I was running on. Especially on steep inclines on unsure footing, this shoe gives you the confidence to power up and waste less energy trying to avoid slipping. I've had great success racing at shorter and longer distances in the Cascadia 5.

                          • Sizing:
                          • Feels true to size
                          • Width:
                          • Feels true to width
                          • Arch Type:
                          • High Arch
                          • Was this a gift?:
                          • No
                           
                          4.0

                          Boom!

                          By Brian W.

                          from Lincoln,NE

                          About Me Avid Athlete

                          Pros

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

                          Cons

                          • Heavy

                          Best Uses

                          • All Weather Conditions
                          • Mixed Terrain
                          • Trail Running

                          Comments about Mens Brooks Cascadia 5 Trail Running Shoe:

                          Have used these trail runners for about everything. On my local singletrack, in my backyard working, hiking in Colorado, they even took me Rim to River to Rim in a day at the Grand Canyon!

                          Don't feel that great to me on pavement, but who wears trail shoes on road?

                          • Sizing:
                          • Feels true to size
                          • Width:
                          • Feels true to width
                          • Arch Type:
                          • Average Arch
                          • Was this a gift?:
                          • No
                           
                          5.0

                          True to its pedigree, a solid performer

                          By RocketRick

                          from Round Lake, IL

                          About Me Avid Athlete

                          Verified Reviewer

                          Pros

                          • Comfortable
                          • Cushions Impact
                          • Durable
                          • Gets U 2 the trail too
                          • Good Arch Support
                          • Good Traction
                          • Rugged

                          Cons

                          • Laces are slightly short

                          Best Uses

                          • All Weather Conditions
                          • Great for varied surfaces
                          • Mixed Terrain
                          • Trail Running
                          • Wet Weather

                          Comments about Mens Brooks Cascadia 5 Trail Running Shoe:

                          I have used the Cascadia since it inception. I find the fit is perfect for my feet, equal to or better than some other Brooks road shoes. I wear the Cascadia 5 on paved trails and blacktop roads to get to my favorite trail. They are well cushioned and comfortable on the road, yet the outer soles wear better than expected--those lugs are tough!

                          • Sizing:
                          • Feels true to size
                          • Width:
                          • Feels true to width
                          • Arch Type:
                          • Average Arch
                          • Was this a gift?:
                          • No
                           
                          5.0

                          The Best Trail Shoe - HANDS DOWN

                          By Alex Barth the trailhound

                          from Chester Springs, PA

                          About Me Avid Athlete

                          Pros

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

                          Cons

                            Best Uses

                            • All Weather Conditions
                            • Mixed Terrain
                            • Trail Running

                            Comments about Mens Brooks Cascadia 5 Trail Running Shoe:

                            Found this shoe by luck in 2004 and havent worn a different trail shoe since. Always feels broken in with the first step an hugs trails like theres no tomorrow. Love this shoe! Have won trail races with this shoe through the 50K.

                            • Sizing:
                            • Feels true to size
                            • Width:
                            • Feels true to width
                            • Arch Type:
                            • Average Arch
                            • Was this a gift?:
                            • No
                             
                            5.0

                            Cascadia has great fit and feel!

                            By Ultramasher in the NC mountains

                            from Boone, NC

                            About Me Avid Athlete

                            Pros

                            • Comfortable
                            • Cushions Impact
                            • Durable
                            • Feel
                            • Good Arch Support
                            • Good Traction
                            • Lightweight
                            • Pronation Control
                            • Rugged

                            Cons

                              Best Uses

                              • Mixed Terrain
                              • Trail Running

                              Comments about Mens Brooks Cascadia 5 Trail Running Shoe:

                              I have been wearing Cascadia's since their inception and have worn 3-4 pairs to date. The shoes are sized well, have a wrap-around fit, and have a responsive foot pad that allows for excellent trail "feel"...which is important when traversing rocks, roots and modulating terrain. The shoes vent well and shed mud and water after stream crossings.

                              • Sizing:
                              • Feels true to size
                              • Width:
                              • Feels true to width
                              • Arch Type:
                              • Average Arch
                              • Was this a gift?:
                              • No
                               
                              5.0

                              Awesome shoes for the trails

                              By Jason Jones

                              from Palo Alto, CA

                              About Me Professional Athlete

                              Pros

                              • Comfortable
                              • Cushions Impact
                              • Durable
                              • Good Arch Support
                              • Good Traction
                              • Lightweight
                              • Pronation Control
                              • Rugged

                              Cons

                                Best Uses

                                • All Weather Conditions
                                • Mixed Terrain
                                • Trail Running
                                • Walking
                                • Wet Weather
                                • With Orthotics/Inserts

                                Comments about Mens Brooks Cascadia 5 Trail Running Shoe:

                                I have used the Cascadias for dozens of ultra distances races over the past two years. Great shoes!!

                                • Sizing:
                                • Feels true to size
                                • Width:
                                • Feels true to width
                                • Arch Type:
                                • Average Arch
                                • Was this a gift?:
                                • No
                                 
                                5.0

                                The Best Trail Shoe Ever Made

                                By JimmyJ

                                from Fullerton, CA

                                About Me Avid Athlete

                                Verified Buyer

                                Pros

                                • Comfortable
                                • Cushions Impact
                                • Durable
                                • Good Arch Support
                                • Good Traction
                                • Lightweight
                                • Pronation Control
                                • Rugged

                                Cons

                                  Best Uses

                                  • All Weather Conditions
                                  • Mixed Terrain
                                  • Trail Running
                                  • Wet Weather

                                  Comments about Mens Brooks Cascadia 5 Trail Running Shoe:

                                  Yup this is my 5th Cascadia, but first of this new 5th Generation. I bought 2 other trail shoes when I got this new pair, and they just cannot rival the Cascadia for trail running. I do about 30 miles a week and my feet do not get tired in these shoes. The others made my feet hot? Kinda weird, but I think they were just working harder in those others.

                                  A must try if you run trials....especially if you are a Road Runner VIP.

                                  • Sizing:
                                  • Feels true to size
                                  • Width:
                                  • Feels true to width
                                  • Arch Type:
                                  • Average Arch
                                   
                                  5.0

                                  excellent traction and cushioning

                                  By Caderas

                                  from Zurich, Switzerland

                                  About Me Avid Athlete

                                  Verified Buyer

                                  Pros

                                  • Comfortable
                                  • Cushions Impact
                                  • Good Traction
                                  • Lightweight

                                  Cons

                                    Best Uses

                                    • All Weather Conditions
                                    • Trail Running

                                    Comments about Mens Brooks Cascadia 5 Trail Running Shoe:

                                    used it on a difficult trail in bad weather conditions: very good traction on rock and in mud.

                                    • Sizing:
                                    • Feels true to size
                                    • Width:
                                    • Feels true to width
                                    • Arch Type:
                                    • Average Arch

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                                    Love this shoe! Right out of the box it feels like home and much faster than anything else I've run. Excellent balance of cushion, support and flexibility allowing for very natural running. Everything just feels right with these shoes.

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