The Brooks Cascadia 8 Trail Running Shoe for women was designed from the gritty,
wet, and uneven ground up. Engineered to adapt to the surface and your foot,
this versatile piece of equipment runs an ultramarathon and then asks for more.
Brooks swapped out the midsole for BioMoGo DNA to create a super cohesive
transition. The suede geometric pattern on the upper is a shout-out to past
Cascadia designs but also serves the function of wrapping the foot for a close
- provides custom cushioning for runners of all types and sizes. Engineered from
what's called a non-Newtonian liquid, this midsole technology responds to the
amount of force placed on the foot and disperses
- Among Brooks proudest achievements is the creation of the BioMogo midsole, one
of the sporting goods industry's most exciting environmental innovations ever.
Traditional midsoles made of Ethylene Vinyl Acetate™ (EVA) are one of the least
biodegradable shoe components, lasting up to 1,000 years in a landfill. Brooks
added a non-toxic, natural additive to the MoGo compound that encourages
anaerobic microbes to munch away once the material hits an active, enclosed
landfill. A five-year study found that BioMoGo degrades 50 times faster than the
standard midsole in anaerobic conditions, and will save 29.9 million pounds of
landfill waste in roughly 20 to 25 years. BioMoGo made its debut in the Trance 8
in 2009, and by 2010, was available in most of Brooks men's and women's
performance running shoes. BioMoGo technology represents valuable intellectual
property resulting from major investment of resources, yet Brooks decided at the
outset to treat this advancement as an "open source" innovation.