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  • BioMoGo DNA midsole cushioning dynamically adapts to every step and stride you take
  • Improved Pivot Post system connects areas to create a stabilizing suspension system, including a fifth pivot point at the toes (first metatarsal) for improved flex and toe-off
  • Mesh uppers manage moisture to keep feet cool and dry
  • Full-length segmented crash pads on soles accommodate any foot landing and deliver smooth heel-to-toe transitions
  • Ballistic rock shields protect against potential surface hazards
  • Rugged outsoles improve traction at midfoot on wet surfaces and tricky terrain


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Best Use Trail Running
Trail-Running Shoe Type Rugged-Trail
Running Shoe Cushioning Moderate
Heel-To-Toe Drop (mm) 10
Footwear Height Ankle
Footwear Closure Lace-up
Upper Synthetic mesh
Lining Synthetic
Midsole EVA
Outsole Carbon/blown rubber
Rock Plate Yes
Average Footwear Weight (Pair) 1 lb. 8.2 oz.
Gender Men's

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Rated 2 out of 5 by from Maybe next version... Liked the 10's, couldn't wear the 11's, excited to see the changes on the 12's so took a chance. My initial in store fitting, everything felt good with the exception of a little tightness above the last lace(above toe box) but not enough to really concern me. After a 4 mile street walk it became apparent that these shoes weren't for me, lots of irritation underneath the tongue on both feet. My assessment is that these shoes have a shallow roof (I guess I have tall feet?) that can cause issues up top...was hoping these would be the one's, unfortunately looks like I'll have to wait for the 13's.
Date published: 2017-04-08
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great Stability! I have only been on 3 runs so far, but there are no reviews and figured I would give some feedback for anybody considering the Cascadia 12. First off, compared to the Cascadia 11, these are very different. I tried on the 11 and found the toe to have an abnormal point to it leaving a large gap for foot movement along with a tight width. The 12 is a reasonably rounded "normal" toe box and fits very nice with perfect width for my feet. The build feels very durable with extra reinforced toe box and sides. It doesn't seem that this durability limits any of the shoe flexibility or feel. On performance, I've taken them on hard and loose dirt, mud, ice, and single track trails so far. What I have noticed as a defining factor is that no matter how my foot lands and regardless of terrain (except ice) my foot feels very stable. The tread isn't overly aggressive, but it seems to just work very well without feeling like you need to dig in for traction. It doesn't give that "feel" of a fast racing shoe - except downhill can rip given the awesome stability factor. If you are a competitive racer in any distance 1/2 marathon or shorter, I may consider something on the lighter side. However, if you are more of a distance racer or looking for that go-to trail training shoe, this is a really good choice.
Date published: 2016-12-31
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Great shoe, but not for me Bought these shoes at a local store and ended up returning. Overall these are an excellent trail runner. They do live up to the great reveiws typically given. The footplate does its job, the soles have an outstanding lug pattern that provide exceptional grip on all types of surfaces. Support overall is great too, cushioning seamed moderate but enough. The width was more than adequate in the toe box for me. Now why they didn't work for me. Over the course of a week I logged about 32 miles in these. Unfortantly the lacing pattern over the tongue and height of the fabric over the top of my left foot placed a lot of pressure causing pain. I tried several different lacing patterns to relieve the pressure to no avail. I really liked these shoes, but unfortunately they just didn't work for me, so they only get 3 stars.
Date published: 2017-03-10
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Finally a replacement for the no good terribl 11's I have had multiple pairs of Cascadia's. I almost wrote them off after having a pair of Cascadia 11's. This sole and toe is much more similar to the older models which seem to really fit my foot.
Date published: 2017-03-08
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great! I had the cascadia 8 before these and loved them. These shoes are just as nice, I've had them for about 3 months and they still look brand new! I've been waiting for Brooks to make another great cascadia and I think they have.
Date published: 2017-03-17
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Huge Improvement over Cascadia 11 I have had these for a month now and have put in excess of 50 miles on them in mixed running conditions. Grip is good with the refreshed tread design. The added room in the toe box makes all the difference in the world. My Cascadias are some of the most comfortable shoes I own. For those that used to "size up" to get added room in the 11s, be sure to try a pair on before you purchase. I hope the redesigned upper holds up better long term than the previous models--time will tell.
Date published: 2017-04-04
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Goodbye Salomon and Altras I recently bought the Altra Lone Peak 3.0 after my salomon speedcross' came to an end after hundreds of miles. I was looking for a comfortable shoe for technical terrain and long distance day hikes. I was bothered with Altra's performance after 4 different hikes, so I opted to replace them with these Brooks. I wasn't thrilled at first in replacing them with the Cascadia since there aren't enough reviews to have compelled me to get them. But- i was on a budget and decided it was my second best choice. I was very impressed on how the shoe handles technical terrain and long distances. After 3 strenuous hikes in them, i'm glad i made the choice of purchasing these shoes. I feel they are much lighter and comfortable than the Speedcross. traction is excellent and they feel durable. Could not give it 5 stars because i do plan to use them more this summer on backpacking trips and technical climbs in the Sierras after the snow is gone. =)
Date published: 2017-06-05
Rated 5 out of 5 by from A Fantastic Shoe I've had these shoes for a month and a half now and I am impressed. They have help up very well after putting about 200miles on them. I have not gotten a single blister from them. Not even when I ran the Grand Canyon Rim2Rim2Rim. The tread is good and grips quite well. I will buy another pair once these wear out.
Date published: 2017-04-13
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How does the toe box on these shoes compare to the Brooks Glycerin Shoes? The Glycerin toe box fits pretty good but I found the the Ghost GTX was too narrow. Trying to figure out which shoe these take after more.

Asked by: kj7148
These shoes fit similarly to the Ghost, so the toe box is not as wide as the Glycerin.
Answered by: REIservice
Date published: 2017-03-26

I had a couple of pair of the Cascadia 9s, and loved them. I bought the 10s, and it was a completely different shoe and did not work well for me. I had to return them. Is the design of the 12 closer to the 9s or the 10s? Thanks.

Asked by: Moore Abroad
​The 12 is an evolution of it's predecessors with aspects of the 9, 10 and 11 versions. The biggest difference they made to the 12 from the 11 version, is that they widened the toe box a little more. The cushioning and support is going to be very similar to the 10's and 11's. They have also added a rock shield to the 12's.
Answered by: REIservice
Date published: 2017-03-24

so In REI shopping can reservation?I want to buy Brooks number is 7.5 US to reserve?(Brooks Cascadia 12 Trail-Running Shoes - Men's )

Asked by: yyh
​A US size 8 is the smallest size we carry in these shoes.
Answered by: REIservice
Date published: 2017-01-03

is the toe box in the cascadia 12's any bigger than in the 11's

Asked by: bill78
The toe box in the Cascadia 12 is wider than the toe box in the Cascadia 11
Answered by: REIservice
Date published: 2017-03-26

I usually wear a size 11.5. The size 12 is just a bit snug on sides for me. Will they "break in" and stretch out at all?

Asked by: Adam
These shoes do not stretch with wear. We recommend purchasing a pair of running shoes in a wide size if you find that the standard width is too snug.
Answered by: REIservice
Date published: 2017-05-22

Wondering when these will be available...  Thanks!

Asked by: patrickem
Please contact us directly at (800) 426-4840 for more information about Pre-orders.
Answered by: REIservice
Date published: 2016-11-18

did they make the toe box any bigger in the 12's?

Asked by: bill78
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