Brooks Women's Cascadia 8

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Brooks Cascadia 8
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Brooks Cascadia 8 -
Built from the wet, gritty and uneven ground up, the Brooks Cascadia 8 trail shoe is engineered to adapt to the surface and to your foot. This women's trail-running shoe features a breathable, moisture-wicking Element Meshâ„¢ upper with synthetic overlays; the geometric pattern wraps the foot for a close fit. The HPR Green outsole of the Brooks Cascadia 8 running shoe is made with dispersed silica, resulting in premium wet-dry traction for excellent skid-resistance with an environmentally friendly twist.


  • Plush tongue and collar for added comfort and performance.

Support and Cushioning:

  • DNA cushioning uses high viscosity liquid to react instantly to each step, customizing the cushion for different runners and running styles
  • Microfiber overlays provide comfortable, targeted support.


  • Medial and lateral Pivot Posting system helps outsoles adapt to your stride, offering added stability on uneven surfaces and trail irregularities


  • Durable synthetic leather and nylon/polyester mesh uppers are lightweight and airy for quick-drying, comfortable performance
  • Removable foam insole for added underfoot comfort.


  • Full-length BioMoGo midsole provides long-lasting plush in an environmentally-friendly package. A non-toxic, natural additive encourages anaerobic microbes to break it down as soon as it reaches the landfill.
  • Full-length S-257 Cushsole midsole compound utilizes an insole board for increased cushioning and flexibility.
  • Forefoot Cush Pod Configuration - Midsole and outsole components work together to set the foot into an efficient, balanced position throughout the gait cycle while maintaining cushioning and flexibility.
  • Midsoles feature BioMoGo polymer alloy foam, which provides cushioning, energy return and reduced foot fatigue; nontoxic additive helps midsoles break down in landfills
  • new midsole for BioMoGo DNA to create a super cohesive transition and deluxe-ified the Caterpillar Crash Pad on the lateral side to smooth that heel-to-toe even more


  • suede geometric pattern on the upper serves the function of wrapping the foot for a close fit.
  • Geometric microfiber overlays wrap feet for an enhanced fit
  • Universal Sprung Platform enhances fit and function.
  • Asymmetrically cut upper conforms to the foot for a better fit.

Lining and Layers:

  • Element air-mesh in uppers and linings provides excellent ventilation and moisture management to keep feet dry on the run; removable insoles add cushioning


  • Anatomical Brooks DNA is an innovative cushioning material that delivers a personalized ride to runners of all different sizes, foot shapes and speeds. Designed to work with BioMoGo, it responds to every stride dispersing impact and providing the necessary protection through pace changes.
  • HPR Green is a long-lasting outsole material made of dispersed silica, a more environmentally friendly compound. It offers reliable traction in wet and dry conditions.


  • Outsoles also feature a special decoupled crash pad design that smooths out the landing zone throughout the heel strike


  • Lightweight, breathable Element upper offers protection from the various elements, and is designed to withstand even the toughest run.
  • Element linings are breathable and help wick moisture away, keeping feet cool and dry.

Traction and Grip:

  • Brooks Cascadia 8 trail-running shoes feature a blend of high-density carbon rubber and recycled rubber for outstanding durability; aggressive lugs maximize grip on the trail


  • Update to the Cascadia 7, SKU#7864672.
  • Four-Point Pivot Posting System - Independent medial-lateral pivot posts are shaped to reduce ground contact surface area, diminishing the destabilizing effect of trail irregularities.
  • Ballistic Rock Shield hardened EVA plates in forefeet help protect feet from sharp rocks
  • A versatile shoe for an ultramarathon and more
  • A trail runner designed for the environmentally mindful runner.
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The women's Brook's Cascadia 8 was designed from the gritty, wet, and uneven ground up. Engineered to adapt to the surface and your foot, this versatile piece of equipment runs an ultramarathon and then asks for more. Brook's designers swapped out the midsole for BioMoGo DNA to create a super cohesive transition and deluxe-ified the Caterpillar Crash Pad on the lateral side to smooth that heel-to-toe even more. The suede geometric pattern on the upper is a shout-out to past Cascadia designs but also serves the function of wrapping the foot for a close fit.

The Brooks Cascadia 8 running shoe is engineered to adapt to the surface and your foot. Moisture-managing, breathable Elementâ„¢ mesh upper with microfiber and synthetic overlay materials. Suede geometric pattern wraps the foot for a close fit. Forefoot DNA is designed for flexibility to ensure a smooth transition from heel strike to toe off. Caterpillar Crash Pad on the lateral side smoothes that heel-to-toe transition even more. BioMoGo offers resilient cushioning and extends the full length of the midsole. Heel Pivot System comprises of independent medial/laterial posts that are shaped to reduce the destabilizing effect of trail irregularities. Forefoot Pivot System is located under the lateral side of the metatarsals and is shaped to adapt to varied terrain surfaces to help keep the shoe from toppling over. HPR Green outsole offers increased traction and skid-resistance. Wt. 9.8 oz.

Tough and ready to tame the trails, Brooks Cascadia 8 women's trail-running shoes offer a supportive platform and aggressive traction to handle the twisty, muddy, rooty trails of ultras.

Cause a ruckus on the trails in the dynamic and lightweight performance of the Cascadia 8 from Brooks!
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Also available for: Men
Average footwear weight (pair):1 lb. 3.6 oz.
Brooks DNA:BioMoGo DNA
Footwear closure:Lace-up
Footwear height:Ankle
Midsole:Foam polymer alloy
Outsole:Carbon rubber/recycled rubber
Platform:Universal Sprung
Running shoe type:Trail
Support:Foam polymer alloy/hard EVA plate
Upper:Polyester/nylon mesh/synthetic leather/microfiber overlays
Weight:9.8 oz
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Brooks Cascadia 8 Reviews:

Positive Reviews:

Trail Running

I first noticed these shoes because they're so bright and flashy. I immediately loved the look of these shoes but it took me a little longer to love running in them. I wear a 7-7.5 in street shoes and buy all my running shoes in an 8.5 because I like to have room in the toe box. The fit has always been great in the toes but the heel feels a little loose. I didn't want to go down in size and loose the room in the front but it felt a little slippery at my heel when I was first wearing them though. After running in them a few times though I've stopped noticing any sliding around. I really like wearing these shoes because I don't even notice them when I run (which is ideal for me). I also like the reinforced toe since I've done plenty of damage to my toes on some trails. Great traction and very comfortable. Figure out the right fit and these shoes are awesome.
Clara W at REI on 06/06/2013

Great shoe for neutral arch

I have been looking diligently for a trail shoe that has arch support for high arches, fits comfortable in the heel and has good cushion. My search continues. Salomon would be perfect for me if their sizing was different- an 8.5 only fits if I don't hike (slide around in my shoe) and the 9 is too big.

The cascadia is a great shoe. Version 8 has a slightly wider toe box than 7 (Although a bunion on one foot makes this still slightly uncomfortable for me.) The cushioning in this shoe is fabulous-very comfy. There really isn't much arch support which is fine if you have a neutral arch. I'm still going to keep them. Last week I wore them on a 9 mile hike and my feet and shins didn't hurt until about mile 7.

Bottom line- if you have a neutral arch, average width feet and want a trail shoe with great cushion- this is your shoe!
MM2013 at REI on 04/04/2013

Best running shoes I own

I LOVE these shoes! They a incredibly light and run a little small (FYI) so I would recommend going a 1/2 size up. Even running a tad small, I still find the shoes to fit great with a thin sock. If you like to wear thick would need to go another 1/2 size larger. I wear these shoes with thin, generic dept. store socks and feel that there is plenty of cushion in them. Bonus for saving $$.

My ankles naturally indent/pronate inwards and I feel very supported by the shoes. Also with wearing the generic, thin socks, I never get blisters and the shoes feel very comfortable yet snug on my feet. I run trails with rocks, sand, mud, tree roots, etc. and I haven't ever felt like I couldn't handle the terrain with this pair. They are my "go-to shoes" for trail running and now look forward to getting the Brooks Adrenalins for road and trail.
Valerie Ram Rattan at REI on 07/07/2013

First time trail runner

I'm a road runner who just signed up for her first trail run and the Cascadia 8 is the only trail shoe I've tried. I've been off-road before but I notice a definite difference running in these shoes than in my previous road shoes. They provide great traction! Every now and then I still have to add in some road time and the Cascadia has held up okay--they certainly don't have the cushion that I'm used to but the impact really isn't that uncomfortable. I think this is a solid choice for someone who might have to mix up the runs a little and doesn't have the budget to buy two separate pairs at one time. Also, I have fairly troublesome bunions and find that the cut of the shoe provides enough room in the toebox that I can run comfortably. Nothing is getting squeezed and my heel still gets the snug fit it needs to avoid blisters.
J Snobes at REI on 11/11/2013

Great Trail Shoes!

I just picked up a pair of these and took them out on a 9.5 mile road/trail run. i like them so much better than my New Balance WT610s. (The NB shoes fell terrible on the road. Plus rocks were felt through them.) These felt fine on the roads and really great on the trails. The rock plate in the sole was good for blocking out the rocks.

It was pretty wet & mucky on Mt. Talbert, they stuck to the trail. Didn't slip on the wet rocks either.

The wide toe box is nice, too. I have a bunion on my left foot and they felt fine. The only reason I indicated they felt too wide, was not because I thought they were too wide (they were perfect for me). Just wanted to indicate that they are wider than B width.

Love these shoes!
GrannyFranny at REI on 01/01/2014

A winner for outdoor adventures

This is my second pair of Cascadias and I am in love with them. The first pair are still going strong, I just wanted a second. These shoes are comfortable, durable and have served me well through a wide variety of adventures. As soon as this pair of shoes arrived I took them on a quick trail run and then went on an adventure tourism vacation to the Berkshire Mountains in Connecticut. They gave great traction through some intense hikes on a variety of terrain ranging from pavement to dirt paths to steep and uneven rock paths. I used them during a repelling activity and a beginner-intermediate level rock climb as well. They are cute enough for everyday wear and rugged enough to take on whatever the great outdoors throws at you.
OutdoorsyBlonde at REI on 07/07/2013

Great Stylish Shoes

I use these shoes for hiking, running, dog walking, biking to class, and work! Even after hours in them my feet feel great, I've never once been sore from wearing them. My favorite thing about them is the narrow diameter mesh, it allows little dust and dirt to travel though it so my toes never get very dirty out on the Arizona trails. Also, they are fairly water resistant, keeping my toes dry from accidental puddle mishaps.

One thing that is not so great is that the fabric near the lace holes is very weak and wears away quickly. This isn't really a problem, but makes the shoes look older than they are.
twrekis at REI on 01/01/2014

Best shoes ever!!

I am only writing this to make sure that this shoe gets its proper dues. I can't believe that another reviewer said that they were poorly made. Untrue!! These shoes are the best I've tried and I've tried just about every brand out there. They are comfortable right away - have plenty of toe space and both heel are arch are well supported. I've had these shoes for about four months now and wear them all the time - for hiking, running and school. Plus the color is gorgeous! My husband just bought his first pair of Brooks yesterday and he's just as sold on the fit and comfort. Really - try them!
teamsteen at REI on 03/03/2013

Great Shoe!

My local REI did not have my size so I tried the women's on and they fit perfectly. I was so impressed with them that I purchased a second pair just for walking. Brooks should make the turquoise color for men, as I have gotten so many favorable comments from both men and women.
Katlinbr at REI on 08/08/2013

Awesome shoes

I have struggled to get comfortable shoes like these for about 10 years; these are great and I would buy another pair without blinking. True to size and felt great from the first moment. No break-in period needed. Awesome colors too and I LOVE THEM!
Cedar Rock at REI on 04/04/2013

Negative Reviews:

A disappointment

I was excited to purchase a new pair of Brooks Cascadia. Last year I had purchased an older model, the Brooks Cascadia 6 in a loud green color on sale at REI. I have difficult to fit feet and found the Brooks Cascadia 6 my very favorite shoe. However the newer model, the Cascadia 8, is built on a wider shoe base. It will never fit. In my usual size a 7, the shoe is too wide and too long, in a 6.5 the shoe is too short and too wide. What a disappointment!
Eastside Hiker at REI on 06/06/2013

Not tough enough

The Brooks Cascadia line has sacrificed quality for style. The Cascadia 5 was sturdy and comfortable the 6 was less so and the 7 and 8 fall apart within 200 miles or less. At 35 miles a week I can't afford these shoes anymore.
Middle of it all at REI on 02/02/2013