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Brooks Cascadia 16

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Tackle tough trails in the Brooks Cascadia 16, lighter and softer than ever before, but with the rugged design you know and love.


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4.3 out of 5 stars.
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The Brooks Cascadia 16 lets you explore the trails fearlessly, thanks to an updated Ballistic Rock Shield and enhanced adaptability throughout the outsole. The Cascadia 16 uses DNA Loft v2 foam to provide an even lighter, softer feel while you run. This helps absorb impact and cushion landings on uneven surfaces.

Unique grooves in the midsole and outsole help the shoe conform to rocky terrain, providing stability on even the most unstable trails. An updated Ballistic Rock Shield works with the more adaptable construction of the shoe to offer protection from rocks and debris while helping to stabilize your ride.

A reinforced toe offers additional protection, while the knit mesh throughout the toe box provides ventilation to help you deal with hot temps and water crossings. The heel collar is padded and protected to block debris and keep your foot securely engaged.

Do it all in the Brooks Cascadia 16.

Watch: Brooks Cascadia 16 Review

A favorite among beginner and experienced trail runners, the updated Brooks Cascadia 16 is full of pop and foot protection with Brook’s plush DNA Loft foam and Ballistic Rock Shield.

Watch Caroline’s latest review to see how the Brooks Cascadia 16 trail running shoe will help you glide over any type of terrain.

Tech Specs

Brooks Cascadia 16


9.5 oz (W) 10.5 oz (M)


8 mm




Trail running


Technical and non-technical trails

What's New + -

The Cascadia 16 has been updated to be more cushioned and adaptable than ever before. DNA Loft v2 foam is lighter and softer than previous models, and designers added an extra 2 mm of foam to the midsole for even more shock absorption and cushion. Release grooves in the midsole and outsole help the shoe deal with technical terrain while still providing you the stability you need. Plus, an updated rock plate gives you extra protection from rocks and debris.

Who It's Best For + -

This is a do-it-all trail shoe for any trail. The Cascadia 16 offers plenty of protection in the toe, heel and outsole to keep debris out and help you find your grip over rocky or slippery surfaces. Brooks’ DNA Loft v2 cushioning is some of their softest, helping to disperse impact and absorb shock as you run while keeping your feet feeling fresh.

Why You'll Love It + -

The Cascadia 16 is great for beginners to experienced trail runners alike. It offers the protective features you need, like a rock shield and reinforced toe, to feel confident over rocky terrain. The updated cushioning creates a comfortable and supported ride no matter where the trails may take you.

Reviews (4)

4.3 out of 5 stars.

4.3/5 on 4 total reviews

MikeMaine Verified Buyer
5 out of 5 stars.
Brooks Running Sneakers

Tried them on at the store but didn't have my size so ordered and it arrived when expected. I have been using the same shoe for a lot of years and they wore well and were very comfortable.

Stephen Verified Buyer
4 out of 5 stars.
Wide Toe Box

I bought these trail shoes for 2 main reasons: 1) I needed a shoe suitable for both trails and roads and that means trail shoes. 2) I needed a stiffer sole with less flexibility aft of the ball of my foot. I noticed that when I wore my work boots for hours on end, my feet didn't hurt like they did even after a one-hour run. So I wanted to test the theory that it was because of the boots' stiffness. The rock plate in trail shoes provides both protection from rocks and such AND adds some stiffness. Result: So far so good! I've run next to rail roads and on rooted and non-level trails and my feet don't hurt. HOWEVER, The toe box is wider than I hoped for in a trail shoe. The non-level surfaces I run on highlight the sliding around. And because the laces begin so far up my metatarsal bones, it's hard to get them tight enough around the ball of my foot without cutting off circulation at my arch. That's my only critique.

Cynthia Verified Buyer
3 out of 5 stars.
Great hiking traction

I like these shoes very much, but they are not wide enough to preserve my foot from Morton’s neuroma pain. I will be returning them. I am thankful for Fleet Feet return policy.

Mike Verified Buyer
5 out of 5 stars.
Brooks is back!

The Brooks Cascadia 16 is a reinvention of a lost trail shoe. The all new trail offering balances grip with protection and comfort for everything from 10K to Ultra Marathon. Having run in other trail shoes this represents what I’ve been looking for. The upper is comfortable and holds my foot securely while the midsole offers a cushioned yet responsive ride across trails from buffed out roads to technical single track. The outsole provides outstanding grip in wet or dry conditions without clogging up. Most will talk about the weight of the shoe but you don’t notice it once your off and running. The Brooks Cascadia 16 is a great offering at a great price. Welcome back to the trail game Brooks we’ve missed you.

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