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
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.
Alex Barth the trailhound
Chester Springs, PA
AWESOME 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.
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.
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.
Great Trail 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.
Best trail shoe for me by far!
I an in my 15th pair of Cascadias, using them for un assisted trail runs up to 45 miles and trail races up to 100 miles. The protection plate and hydroflow work well. They are capable in varied conditions, including wading creeks, mud, snow, rocky technical trails, and class 3 scrambles. I use orthotics, and with two pairs of socks and a size larger than normal shoe to get the large toebox to protect the toes on downhills, I have not experienced a blister in years. My only complaint is sand gets into the shoe due to the fairly open mesh in the forefoot. I would prefer a tighter mesh, even if it does not let the water out after a creek crossing and is warmer during a run. Great shoe - I would not even try anything else.
San Diego, CA and the Colorado Rockies
Tried another and came back to Cascadia
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.)
best trail shoes I've ever owned
Let me tell ya, this shoe has it all for the avid to casual trail/hiker. The shoe is very lightweight and hooks up excellent to trail terrain. It's ok on the road but this shoe is strictly trail based. I have nothing but good things to say about the shoe. I've had the same pair since 2007 logging almost 4 to 5 miles a day on average and yea they are worn but what shoe wouldnt be after that. They aren't falling apart of anything though. I still run in them and they are still comfortable. The Cascadia shoe is a must for all trail and outdoor rec. runners.
I have been wearing the Cascadia since III, when I switched from Montrails. THe III was just ok, the IV was much better and the V is just about perfect. I have a high arch and am neutral to under-pronating. Most trail shoes seem to have medial posts or some other stability feature that forces my foot into an ankle risking orientation. The Cascadia V is low profile, provides trail stability and reasonable under foot protection while remaining flexible, responsive and lightweight. I would probably not go to it as my first pick for a route with a lot of technical downhill and rocks and roots that could batter the sides of the foot, but for everything other than that, including runs with segments of road, packed fire trails, single track and long trail runs the Cascadia is my first choice.
San Rafael, CA
Most comfortable shoe.
Most comfortable shoe I have worn. My pronation issues made me replace the insoles with green superfeet, unfortunately, but still dang comfy. Good fit around heel and mid-foot, with good toe room. Fifty miles, so far, on enhanced deer trails. Reasonable traction going up and down muddy hills. Lugs are spaced well so mud does not accumulate on shoe bottom. I have no problem with shoe laces coming untied like some reviewers. I use the "Ian Knot", which may make the difference. Water resistance is as good as any, but definitely not waterproof. Tall wet grass makes my feet wet. My favorite trail shoe by far.
Great shoe for larger runners
I'm a heavier runner at 6' 225lbs and an overpronator. I've always wore Brooks Beast. I've tried other brands and Brooks seems to work for me the best. I was looking for a shoe for trail running and the Cascadia was recommended. It's been a great shoe. Seems to fit tighter than my Beasts. If you are going to be running long distance you might want a half size up or a different width since your feet will swell. Great cushioning, stability, and traction. I like them so much that I'm wearing them on the road.
WEST MONROE, LA
The Best Trail Shoe Ever Made
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.
Move over Salomon
Best overall trail shoe I've used so far. I have been a Salomon and Montrail user, but the Brooks has them beat on comfort and overall fit. Last year's Cascadia fit funny, but this year Brooks got it right. This shoe works great for pavement on the way to the trail. Great performance from rocky and dry to muddy and wet. Not so great are the laces, which come loose from time to time. A call to Brooks had them surprised. Double knot.....
True to its pedigree, a solid performer
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!
Round Lake, IL
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.
love my green shoes
Cascadia has great fit and feel!
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.
Ultramasher in the NC mountains
Bad knees? Great 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!
Great grip on tough terrain
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.
Nice and light...but tough enough!
This shoe is very light, but durable. I run trails in desert environment it feels great. The grip is excellent. I'm already thinking about using my next discount on another pair. I don't want these to go away. I'm a heavy runner and appreciate durability. I have to use a heel lift because of my tendinitis and these shoes adapt well to my lifts.
CG the trail runner
Great Running Shoes
I run on part pavement, part gravel trail, part packed dirt trail and these are great for all three. I ran in light snow and footing was secure. These are very comfortable and not bulky or too heavy. I'm 6'2" and weight 180lb with average arches. I hate when I'm running on all pavement and I have to run in my regular road shoes!
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?
Great Cross Country Shoe
These so far are the best trail shoe to date. Out of the box I ran the Brownlow 10k in Prescott Az. If you know this trail, they don't come any harder.
Ruts, rocks the worst. Steep downhills, the traction was perfect. In 80-90' weather feet stayed dry no sweat. Wish they were maybe 2oz. lighter.
Good look better feel
This is the best piece of footwear I have yet to purchased and I will tell you this I will purchase it again once the show finally wears out. The cushion is great and it's very light. If you walk over 2miles or do modern trail running you need this shoe.
New York NY
just bought theese
just bought theese! march, 3, 2010 what a differance. ran on pavement, boardwalk, and grass. it was rainning,drisseling. my feet were dry, a ran eihgt miles,the first time i put them on. did not even had to break them in.ran faster then i ever did. they feel so light.
Excellent interesting colored shoes!
Brooks are the best fitting shoes that I have ever worn. I understand that this is a subjective statement, but I am confident it is truthful. Loved these shoes. However, need some more reasonable colors and possibly colors that are more noticeable in the dark.
JB from AZ
Works as advertised.
Great shoe in every respect. Right out of the box ran 11 miles cross-country/trail run and they are both comfortable and rugged. They grip the trail on both up and down-hills better than any shoe I've ever tried. Will buy another pair soon.
Great Trail Shoe
Bought these mainly for trail running but I have found they work just as well on the road. Very durable and offer great support (especially downhill and on rugged terrain).
Also one feature I really like for those avid trail runners - they dry very fast!
Shoe feels great. Get 1/2 sz larger.
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.
M in OK
My only complaint is the low healcup make for easy heal slipping. I also wish there was more arch support but I'm sure more efficient runners would disagree. All in all a great trail shoe and the most comfortable I have owned.
Road shoe comfort in a trail shoe.
A comfortable shoe with lots of toe box room ( I filled mine up some with my insole). Good for jeep roads and non technical single track. I wouldn't want to try climbing a wet, muddy hill as tread is pretty light weight.
Shoe for just about every thing
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.
Mens Brooks Cascadia 5 Trail Running Shoe
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Lewis rated this product
5 stars Wed, January 20,2010:
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.