Brooks Cascadia 8 Trail Running Shoes - Women's
Designed to be tough and protective, this next-generation of the popular Cascadia should see you through many miles. The characteristics of a superior running shoe are blended with the toughness of an off-road shoe. Features an updated midsole that provides a flexible yet supportive platform, and a deluxe heel crash pad to give you smooth heel-to-toe transitions.
- Uppers are made of synthetic microfibre overlay with moisture-managing mesh and lining.
- Closed-cell hydrophobic foam in tongue and heel prevents water absorption in wet conditions.
- Protective overlay in toe and forefoot.
- Full-length sock liners.
- Midsoles have a gel-like fluid that stays flexible under low impact, and strong under high impact to provide an efficient cushioning layer. BioMoGo co-polymer foam also disperses impact, and provides better rebound and durability than conventional EVA.
- A non-toxic additive allows the midsole foam to break down 50 times faster than conventional EVA in typical anaerobic landfills.
- Segmented caterpillar crash pad in the heel gives your foot lay-down the right amount of cushioning and stabilization, allowing for a smooth transition.
- Uniquely shaped, integral pivot structures are incorporated in the medial and lateral rear midfoot and lateral forefoot to minimize force on the sides of the shoe when running on uneven terrain.
- Outsoles are durable non-petroleum dispersed silica compound for excellent wet-dry traction. Lug structure provides good uphill/downhill traction.
- Subtly bevelled heel lugs help to ease the foot into a neutral gait upon heel strike.
- Neutral platform with slight guidance balances minimalism and cush.
Some shoes include added motion control or stability features to help minimize pronation or supination, where the foot tends to roll inward or outward in a biomechanically imbalanced running position.
The approximate thickness of the midsole cushioning under the heel and the forefoot. A thicker heel and greater difference between heel and toe height tends to suit heel-strike runners, while forefoot and midfoot strikers may prefer a minimal drop between heel and toe cushioning.
|20 - 10mm|
The drop is the difference in height between the heel and the forefoot midsole cushioning. Traditional running shoes tend to have a 10mm drop or higher while minimalist style shoes are on the lower end of the spectrum.
Waterproof shoes and boots feature a waterproof-breathable membrane and a gusseted tongue to help keep your feet dry in wet conditions.