Stable and protective, this shoe will see you through many kilometres. The Cascadia 14 GTX blends the features of a running shoe with the toughness of a light hiker to create a flexible yet supportive platform and smooth heel-to-toe transitions. Waterproof-breathable uppers let you tackle trails though the wet months.
- Synthetic upper features a GORE-TEX® waterproof-breathable membrane for dry comfort.
- Cordura Mud Guard encircles the shoe to protect from trail debris.
- Attachment points allow you to add gaiters for muddy or loose terrain.
- Ballistic Rock Shield under the forefoot protects from small stones and bumps on the trail.
- BioMoGo DNA midsole has dynamic cushioning and rebound that adapts to each runners unique style and weight.
- Full-length segmented crash pad accommodates any foot landing and delivers smooth heel-to-toe transfers.
- Pivot Post structures in the rear midfoot and forefoot minimize force on the sides of the shoe when running uneven terrain.
- TrailTrack sticky rubber outsole provides grip on wet or dry surfaces.
- Aggressive lugs provide good hill traction.
|Ideal for||Trail running|
'Minimal and natural' shoes offer low drop, lots of flex, and minimal cushioning. Most running shoes are 'Light and responsive' with medium cushioning and good energy return. 'Cushioned and floaty' shoes have maximum cushioning.
|Light and responsive|
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.
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.