Sustainability reaches daunting new heights in the new Brooks Cascadia 6 Trail
Running Shoe. Virtually every component has an environmentally friendly back
story to wow any eco-crusader. Handle unpredictable terrain with ease and savor
the sights and sanctuary of nature, knowing you have a hand (and foot) in its
preservation. No greenwashing here – meaningful environmental progress goes hand
in hand with off-road performance in the best trail shoe out there. Brooks added
the adaptable Brooks DNA cushioning to the heel and forefoot of the Cascadia,
creating customized comfort and a shoe that adapts to different surfaces. In
addition, they made sure the midfoot saddle is the most conformable and
adjustable, offering an unsurpassed glove-like fit to almost any foot, and
further perfecting the locked-in feel for ultra-stability. Then they added a
medial forefoot pivot post with four points of contact – providing 4x4-like
suspension in a much more sustainable way. Oh, and Brooks added all that while
making the shoe nearly an ounce lighter. Sweet!
DNA – A groundbreaking, patent-pending cushioning material that provides
a customized ride for runners of all sizes and speeds. Working with BioMoGo,
Brooks® DNA responds to your every step, dispersing impact and providing ideal
comfort and protection as the pace and surface change.
– Brooks’ has taken the long-lasting cushioning of the MoGo midsole and made it
more environmentally friendly. How, you ask? By adding a non-toxic, natural
additive to the MoGo compound that encourages anaerobic microbes to munch away
once it hits an active, enclosed landfill.
– Independent, medial-lateral Pivot Posts are shaped to minimize ground contact
surface area, reducing the destabilizing effect of trail irregularities.
Ballistic Rock Shield
– Toughened thermoplastic EVA sheath between the outsole and midsole protects
the forefoot by spreading out point loads from sharp objects.
– This durable and long-wearing outsole compound is made with dispersed silica,
resulting in premium wet-dry traction for excellent skid-resistance and a more
environmentally friendly composition.
Engineered Cush Pod
– Midsole and outsole components are engineered to set the foot in an efficient,
balanced position from heel strike to toe-off, offering maximum cushioning and
– Upper technology featuring superior microfiber construction to provide weather
protection in a light, supple, quiet fabric that doesn’t sacrifice
breathability, durability, or comfort.
Forefoot Ballistic Rock
Hydrophobic Foam Package
Internal Support Saddle