Sustainability reaches daunting new heights in the new Cascadia 6. Virtually every component has an environmentally friendly backstory to wow any eco-crusader. Handle unpredictable terrain with ease and savor the sights and sanctuary of nature, knowing you have a hand (and foot) in its preservation. No greenwashing here—meaningful environmental progress goes hand in hand with off-road performance in the best trail shoe out there.
Brooks added their adaptable Brooks DNA cushioning to the heel and forefoot of the Cascadia, creating customized comfort and a shoe that adapts to different surfaces. In addition, they made sure the midfoot saddle is their most conformable and adjustable, offering an unsurpassed glove-like fit to almost any foot, and further perfecting the locked-in feel for ultra-stability. Then they added a medial forefoot pivot post with four points of contact—providing 4x4-like suspension in a much more sustainable way. Oh, and they added all that while making the shoe nearly an ounce lighter. Sweet!
Category: Trail / Neutral
Weight: 11.2 oz.
Platform: Universal Sprung
- Anatomical Brooks DNA
- Full-length BioMoGo, the biodegradable midsole
- Full-length S-257 Cushsole provides even more cushioning and flexibility
- Heel Pivot Posting System Forefoot Pivot Posting System
- Forefoot Ballistic Rock Shield protects the forefoot
- Universal Sprung Platform
- HPR Green
- Forefoot Cush Pod Construction
- Moisture-managing Element Mesh, a quiet fabric that's breathable, durable and comfortable Profile Sockliner
- Microfiber Overlay Materials
- Synthetic Overlay Materials
- Moisture-managing Element Linings
- Hydrophobic Foam Package
- Internal Support Saddle
Brooks DNA provides custom cushioning for runners of all types and sizes. Engineered from what's called a non-Newtonian liquid, this midsole technology responds to the amount of force placed on the foot and disperses the pressure, providing just the right amount of resiliency. Simply put, you can expect soft comfort when you want it, firm support when you need it.
BioMoGo is the world's first-ever biodegradable midsole for running shoes. It is a non-toxic, natural additive to the MoGo compound that encourages anaerobic microbes to munch away once it hits an active enclosed landfill. Traditional Ethylene Vinyl Acetate (EVA) midsoles can last up to 1,000 years in a landfill. BioMoGo’s microbial munch rate is 50 times faster, biodegrading nutrients into reusable byproducts. Over the course of, say, 20 to 25 years or so, Brooks alone can save 29.9 million pounds of landfill waste. For you pigskin fans out there, that equals 1,277 football fields covered one shoe deep!
Independent, medial-lateral pivot posts are shaped to minimize ground contact surface area, reducing the destabilizing effect of trail irregularities.
This durable and long-wearing outsole compound is made with dispersed silica, resulting in premium wet-dry traction for excellent skid-resistance and a more environmentally friendly composition.
Engineered Cush Pod Configuration
Midsole and outsole components are engineered to set the foot in an efficient, balanced position from heel strike to toe-off, offering maximum cushioning and flexibility.