Mar | 19
Shoes & Gear

Brooks Cascadia 4 Wins “Editor’s Choice” Award from Runner’s World

Hip, hip, hooray! For the second year in a row, the Brooks Cascadia 4 won “Editor’s Choice” Award in Runner’s World’s Spring 2009 Trail Shoe Guide! The Cascadia 4 received best overall marks after rigorous testing by Runner’s World editors and wear-testers, and being flexed, pounded and prodded at their independent Shoe Lab testing facility.

What makes this shoe so great?

The secret sauce is that the Cascadia 4 is a pure trail running shoe designed from the ground up. Neither a stripped-down hiking shoe nor a glorified road shoe, it combines the best attributes of both. Using our “pivot post construction,” the Cascadia 4 adjusts to undulation in terrain which allows the foot to stay neutral on a multitude of surfaces. Runner’s World also summed it up by saying “The Cascadia offers dependable traction for technical trails, yet is cushy enough so that running short distances on roads won’t beat up your legs.”

This latest version of the Cascadia 4 also offers an assymetrical lacing system (which allows the overlays in the forefoot to be relaxed for wider feet, or snugged up tighter for narrower feet), as well as Brooks’ biodegradable midsole BioMoGo.

The Cascadia 4 is geared for neutral runners with biomechanically efficient strides. Stabilty-seeking trail runners should check out the Brooks Adrenaline ASR 5.

Now go hit the trails!

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I'm a runner, writer, and traveler who loves running half marathons. I live in Seattle with my much faster husband and two rescue cats. I also have an inexplicable affection for otters.
10 Comments
  • Brian

    Where’s the wide version?!?!? I love my GTS’s and would love to run in these but I’ve learned from buying a pair of trances that the rev width is too narrow…. Now I have to look at new balance for trail shoes…..

  • http://anecdotesfromthetrail.blogspot.com/2009/06/sweeth20-50k.html Javier

    After two 50K’s, a couple of ultra runs on the AT and tons of daily trail miles, it’s time to retire my Cascadia 3′s. Already have a new pair of Cascadia 4′s to break in. Sweet!

  • http://www.soulrun.com Laura Papas

    http://www.soulrun.com/2009/08/brooks-cascadia-trail-4-shoes.html

    Check out this link to my blog http://www.soulrun.com, I reviewed the cascadia trail 4 shoes, I love them!!!

  • Bill Ladd

    I ran my first ever 25K trail run in the Cascadia 4s. They are insanely comfortable and without a doubt have superb mud grabbing and ankle stabilizing traction. Put a pair on and go conquer a trail, you won’t regret it.

  • Elly

    It’s too bad those of us over-pronating runners who need more stability only have the ASR5/6 to choose from in Brooks’ range of trailrunners. Brooks—please make a shoe for the rest of us that looks as cool as the Cascadia 4!!!

  • janet krueger

    Hey has anybody felt like the Cascadia runs a half size small? OR do you think it is right on the size?

  • jason robertson

    I do think they run just a little smaller than my asics, maybe a 1/2 size. Where my asics feel a bit big, these feel like cinderella’s slippers.

  • Robert Hill

    You need to make these in wides.

  • http://van@rxrunner.net J. Hoerlein

    Looks is just a plus – love these gray/red/black Cascadia 4s. These shoes rock. Got so lucky today at the Brooks Outlet (Bothell, WA). Found my size – and under $70. I will be hitting Mt Si in these for sure.

  • cergs

    tahnks to brooks cacadia 4, its so cool and comfortable..even after running 42 k in road..it doesn’t beat up my legs..