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Womens Brooks Cascadia 5 Trail Running Shoe

Women's Brooks Cascadia 5

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Women'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 women'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. 10.0 ounces

Category Type:

STABILITY [?]
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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Womens Brooks Cascadia 5 Trail Running Shoe
 
4.4

(based on 19 reviews)

100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Comfortable (15)
  • Good traction (15)
  • Durable (14)
  • Cushions impact (12)
  • Lightweight (11)

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Trail running (16)
    • Mixed terrain (9)
    • All weather conditions (8)
    • Wet weather (7)
    • Walking (6)
      • Sizing:
      • Feels full size too small

         

        Feels half size too small

         

        Feels true to size

         

        53% 

        (9 reviews)

        Feels half size too big

         

        Feels full size too big

         
      • Width:
      • Feels too narrow

         

        Feels true to width

         

        82% 

        (14 reviews)

        Feels too wide

         
      • Arch Type:
      • Average arch (16)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Enthusiast (14)
      • Was this a gift?:
      • No (9)

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    (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

     
    3.0

    Okay not Great

    By dtrunner

    from Saint George Utah

    About Me Avid Athlete

    Pros

    • Cushions Impact
    • Durable
    • Good Traction
    • Lightweight

    Cons

    • Uncomfortable

    Best Uses

    • Trail Running

    Comments about Womens Brooks Cascadia 5 Trail Running Shoe:

    Initially I was impressed with this shoe. It was sloppy in the fit so I thought a thicker sock may help. I just completed a 35 mile one day trail run with a thicker sock. I still had to lace up the shoes a little tighter. The downhill sections were long and the laces bruised my tendons on the front part of the joint. The shoe is rugged, good cushion, and lightweight. It just does not work for me on tough trails with lots of rocks and hills.

    • Sizing:
    • Feels half size too big
    • Width:
    • Feels too wide
    • Arch Type:
    • Average Arch

    (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Love these shoes!

    By Raw Vegan Runner

    from Westminster, MA

    About Me Avid Athlete

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Comfortable
    • Durable
    • Good Arch Support
    • Good Traction
    • Pronation Control
    • Rugged

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Mixed Terrain
      • Trail Running
      • With Orthotics/Inserts

      Comments about Womens Brooks Cascadia 5 Trail Running Shoe:

      I was resistant to switching over to Brooks Cascadia from my old shoe but now that I have...I am HOOKED! This is my second pair of Cascadias and I will not wear anything else for trail running. I recently bought these shoes and have worn them for training runs and a very rugged and rocky trail race. They were put to the test as it was raining, muddy and very challenging! They stood up to the mud, drained well and definitely protected my feet from feeling the rocks. I will say, on very slippery rocks I found these shoes to not have the best traction BUT these were extreme conditions. Under normal circumstances, I find the traction just fine. These shoes provide the support I need as a runner who pronates, and I have no problems with blisters, anything rubbing or wearing funny, etc. These shows are the best!

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

      (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Comfortable Trail Show - and then some!

      By Diane

      from Litchfield, CT

      About Me Avid Athlete

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

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

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Mixed Terrain
        • Trail Running

        Comments about Womens Brooks Cascadia 5 Trail Running Shoe:

        My first thought when I put these shoes on was, "Can I wear these on the road, too?!" They are so comfortable right out of the box. They're also very cushiony and light. Because of these characteristics, I wasn't sure how they would perform on the rocky terrain I planned to use them. I was not disappointed. They feel very stable and I do not feel the pointy stones through them. The traction also feels secure on uneven climbs and dissents.

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

        (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Great Hiking Soe

        By Claire

        from San Jose, Ca

        About Me Gym Rat

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

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

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • All Weather Conditions
          • Mixed Terrain
          • Mountain Hiking
          • Rocky terrain
          • Walking
          • Wet Weather

          Comments about Womens Brooks Cascadia 5 Trail Running Shoe:

          These shoes are great for Hiking, enough support but not to heavy. I liked them so much I ordered a second pair. [...]

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

          (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          Four Wheeling in my Cascadia 5's

          By Diane, Irish Dancer

          from Longmont, CO

          Pros

          • Colorado mud doesnt stick
          • Great traction when snowy

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Snowshoe Racing
            • Snowy trails
            • Trail running

            Comments about Womens Brooks Cascadia 5 Trail Running Shoe:

            When I tie on my Cascadia 5's... I am in for fun times on the trails. The last thing you want to think about is your footing... how nice to run in a shoe that gives stability, both front to back and side to side for a great "ride". Feels like little four wheel drive shoes are working the terrain.
            And when the conditions worsen, the tread pattern helps to slough off Colorado mud... very nice indeed.

            (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

             
            4.0

            Great Trail Shoe

            By Noelle

            from Long Island, NY

            Verified Reviewer

            Pros

            • Comfort
            • Stability
            • Support

            Cons

            • Heavy

            Best Uses

            • Trails

            Comments about Womens Brooks Cascadia 5 Trail Running Shoe:

            This is a great shoe for trails. It is pretty weather/terrain proof and has great stability and grip. It is a little heavy however if you are trying to combine roads and trails in one run. Great colors and matches well with my other Brooks gear.

             
            5.0

            Cascadia, you make running fun!

            By Runner girl Linda

            from Whitefish, MT

            About Me Avid Athlete

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Comfortable
            • Durable
            • Good Traction
            • Great color
            • Lightweight
            • Rugged

            Cons

              Best Uses

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

              Comments about Womens Brooks Cascadia 5 Trail Running Shoe:

              I run with my dogs in the woods and these shoes make twists and turns no consequence. They look smart and feel great.

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

              Great Trail Shoe

              By Ksoz

              from Raleigh, NC

              About Me Avid Athlete

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

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

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Trail Running
                • Wet Weather

                Comments about Womens Brooks Cascadia 5 Trail Running Shoe:

                I use these just for trails. Has made a huge difference in terms of not rolling my ankles.

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

                My perfect trail shoe.

                By RunningMonkey

                from Layton, Utah

                About Me Avid Athlete

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Comfortable
                • Durable
                • Good Arch Support
                • Good Traction
                • Pronation Control
                • Rugged

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • All Weather Conditions
                  • Trail Running
                  • Wet Weather
                  • With Orthotics/Inserts

                  Comments about Womens Brooks Cascadia 5 Trail Running Shoe:

                  Great trail running shoe! Very comfortable and sure grip through the sand, slick rock, and dirt of southern Utah. A little narrow in the toe box compared to my road shoes. Recommend to all my running friends.

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

                  Great trail runner (even on snow).

                  By Runner girl

                  from Whitefish, MT

                  About Me Avid Athlete

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Comfortable
                  • Durable
                  • Good Traction
                  • Rugged

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

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

                    Comments about Womens Brooks Cascadia 5 Trail Running Shoe:

                    I not only run in these shoes, I wear them with jeans to work. They're comfortable enough to run on a treadmill as well as outdoors.

                    Color is great as they don't show the dirt.

                    They clean easily.

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

                    Long wearing & comfortable

                    By service

                    from South Eastern AZ

                    About Me Casual/ Recreational

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Comfortable
                    • Durable
                    • Good Traction
                    • Neutral color

                    Cons

                    • Order full size larger

                    Best Uses

                    • All Weather Conditions
                    • Trail Running
                    • Walking
                    • With Orthotics/Inserts

                    Comments about Womens Brooks Cascadia 5 Trail Running Shoe:

                    This is my 3rd pair of Brooks Cascadia. I used to wear the trail runners by Ascis, but the uppers didn't seem to hold up well. I get over 500 miles with the Brooks shoes, and then wear them for casual use for at least another 6 months. I think of these as value shoes, a lot of comfort and support for the money. I am a heavy striker with a light build. I recommend these shoes.

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

                    Awesome shoes!

                    By Jill

                    from Phoenix, AZ

                    About Me Avid Athlete

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

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

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

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

                      Comments about Womens Brooks Cascadia 5 Trail Running Shoe:

                      I first tried the Brooks Cascadia 4's based on other reviews, and I absolutely loved them. I used them mostly for trail running and hiking, but I did use them for a half marathon once because my road runners were getting worn out! They held up beautifully. When I needed a new pair of trail runners, I bought the Cascadia 5's and love them just as much! Buy them at least 1/2 size larger (they fit me the same as Asics, which I buy a full size larger for running).

                      • Sizing:
                      • Feels half size too small
                      • Width:
                      • Feels true to width
                      • Arch Type:
                      • Average Arch
                      • Was this a gift?:
                      • No
                       
                      3.0

                      loved them, but persistent blister

                      By TrailGirl

                      from Columbus, OH

                      About Me Avid Athlete

                      Verified Reviewer

                      Pros

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

                      Cons

                      • Narrow / Tight
                      • Repeated blisters

                      Best Uses

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

                      Comments about Womens Brooks Cascadia 5 Trail Running Shoe:

                      Bought these in my first year as a trail runner. LOVED THEM right out of the box. Lots of control, felt sleek and maneuverable on the technical sections of trail including switchbacks and twists and turns. Very cushy but supportive. Grippy on gravelly, dirty and mulchy uphills, and very stable on downhills. Felt like I could stop on a dime. I don't run where there are ragged, pointy rocks underfoot, so I can't speak to that. My only, and unfortunately for me, and fatal complaint is that I developed blisters on my right foot from the base of the big toe down to the arch. Insoles, lace alterations, sock changes, and blister pads could not prevent the repeated vicious blistering. I'm reluctantly going to have to retire these after less than 100 miles, but I do love them so. I'm sure this is unique to me, but worth stating.

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

                      Have 4 pairs at home

                      By krisy13

                      from Louisville, CO

                      About Me Avid Athlete

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

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

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • Mixed Terrain
                        • Trail Running

                        Comments about Womens Brooks Cascadia 5 Trail Running Shoe:

                        I currently own four pairs of these shoes. I go through a pair every couple of months and I like them so much I stock up. I use these shoes for strenuous hikes including 14ers instead of the typical hiking boots with great results. I wear a 5 regular shoe and order a 6 in these.

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

                        super comfy!

                        By Lauri Fauerbach Adams

                        from Philadelphia PA

                        About Me Avid Athlete

                        Pros

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

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

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

                          Comments about Womens Brooks Cascadia 5 Trail Running Shoe:

                          The only trail shoes I wear because they really grip rocks, roots, wet leaves, you name it. My feet don't blister because these dry wicked quick. I clean them in the washing machine with no poor effects, and even wear them on vacation when I know I'll do a lot of walking. I wish they still came in the bright bright green!

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

                          Versatile shoe

                          By beth o.

                          from crawford, ga

                          About Me Avid Athlete

                          Pros

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

                          Cons

                            Best Uses

                            • Trail Running

                            Comments about Womens Brooks Cascadia 5 Trail Running Shoe:

                            I think these run a little smaller and narrower than your typical running shoe. I love to use these for off road runs as well as just wearing them around...they are a good looking shoe!

                            • Sizing:
                            • Feels half size too small
                            • Width:
                            • Feels too narrow
                            • Arch Type:
                            • Average Arch
                             
                            5.0

                            Cushion on the Trail

                            By Bammers

                            from CO

                            About Me Avid Athlete

                            Verified Reviewer

                            Pros

                            • Comfortable
                            • Cushions Impact
                            • Good Traction
                            • Lightweight

                            Cons

                              Best Uses

                              • Trail Running

                              Comments about Womens Brooks Cascadia 5 Trail Running Shoe:

                              This shoe felt great in the store and proved just as great on the trail. After wearing them straight out of the box on a 10 mile run, I am sold. It feels like there is extra cushioning in the mid and forefoot, which is really nice because most people don't heal strike a whole lot while trail running.

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

                              Love the fit, support

                              By brig

                              from Seattle, WA

                              About Me Avid Athlete

                              Pros

                              • Comfortable
                              • Cushions Impact
                              • Durable
                              • Lightweight
                              • Rugged

                              Cons

                                Best Uses

                                  Comments about Womens Brooks Cascadia 5 Trail Running Shoe:

                                  I needed a shoe for the gym (boot camp - indoor and out). Running shoes weren't laterally stable enough, but I needed the support of a runner. This is the perfect fit with the right support / stability.

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

                                  Slippery when wet

                                  By Renae

                                  from Tempe, AZ

                                  About Me Gym Rat

                                  Pros

                                  • Cushions Impact
                                  • Lightweight
                                  • Rugged

                                  Cons

                                  • Poor Traction

                                  Best Uses

                                  • Road Running
                                  • Trail Running
                                  • Walking
                                  • Work

                                  Comments about Womens Brooks Cascadia 5 Trail Running Shoe:

                                  I have two earlier versions of Cascadias and have found these to have a more cushiony ride than my other pairs. The only downside is that they tend to slip a lot on wet surfaces, which the previous versions did not do. As long as the terrain is dry, these are great.

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

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