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Womens Brooks Cascadia 12 Trail Running Shoe

Women's Brooks Cascadia 12

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Women's BROOKS® CASCADIA 12 :: Know no boundaries in the most popular trail running shoe by Brooks, the Women's Brooks Cascadia 12. Head for the hills with improved overall cushion that responds to your individual step and stride. You'll find more flex at toe-off to help catapult you onward. Protect feet from rocks and bound off of obstacles with your Ballistic Rock Shield™. Relax your toes with more room in the forefoot, while your durable upper stays ready to rumble. Your Cascadia 12 smoothes out any foot landing which comes in handy on uneven terrain.

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The Nuts & Bolts

  • Durable upper: Offers more room in the forefoot and wide midfoot straps to evenly distribute pressure
  • Ballistic rock shield™: Protects against sharp rocks or roots on the trail
  • Improved pivot post system: Connects to create a stabilizing suspension system, including a 5th pivot near 1st metatarsal for improved flex and toe-off
  • BioMoGo DNA midsole cushioning: Responds and adapts to ever step and stride
  • Full-length segmented crash pad: Accommodates any foot landing for smooth transitions
  • Rugged outsole: Offers excellent traction on wet or slick terrain; rearfoot braking lugs aid on descents
  • 1000015075
  • WEIGHT: 10.5 ounces


Women’s Brooks Cascadia 12: The Facts

Release Date:

January 2017

Best For:

Trail Running



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Top Reasons to Buy the Women’s Brooks Cascadia 12

Tackle any terrain with complete confidence thanks to the Cascadia 12’s Ballistic Rock Shield. This protective thermoplastic layer fends off sharp rocks and rough surfaces so your feet can withstand the most unpredictable of trails.

When you’re traversing through the wilderness, you have to quickly adapt to any obstacle that might be in your path. With BioMoGo DNA cushioning, the Cascadia 12 responds to the slightest change in your gait and mimics each precise movement of your foot to help you better connect with the ground.

The Cascadia 12 features an updated pivot post system to accommodate quick turns and unexpected leaps without throwing you off balance. Five pivot points give you a full range of motion so you can bound off boulders and soar over streams, allowing you to unleash your inner beast as you conquer the trail.

What People Are Saying About the Women’s Brooks Cascadia 12

Many women commented on the roomy toe box, saying that it allowed for a comfortable feeling in the forefoot. No matter how far you decide to trek, this smart design will eliminate the problem of pinched toes.

Several reviewers praised the Cascadia 12 for its ability to withstand long distance hiking as well as daily trail runs. The sturdy outsole and gripping lugs provide you with the perfect amount of traction that adjusts to the difficulty level of your workout.

Trail running can get messy, but many women said the Cascadia 12 is excellent at shedding mud so you don’t track it into your car or home. The Hydrophobic Foam Package in the shoe’s upper wicks away water and wet dirt, keeping your feet dry and cool with ventilated mesh panels.

Women’s Brooks Cascadia 12 Updates

The Brooks Cascadia series has earned a strong reputation for its rugged versatility and enhanced comfort across all outdoor surfaces. Improved cushions throughout the shoe ensure a soft landing even when running across rocky terrains, and a segmented crash pad protects joints from harsh impacts. With more room in the forefoot than the prior model, the Cascadia 12 still keeps your foot locked into place with a narrow heel and tightly-laced tongue. You’ll also welcome the HPR Green unit in the outsole, which is made from environmentally friendly materials so you can run easy knowing your shoes will be gentle on the natural world.

Size and Fit of the Women’s Brooks Cascadia 12

General Size and Fit

It’s generally recommended to buy a half size up from your true foot size to ensure maximum comfort. The Cascadia 12 comes in a single normal width, and features a 10mm heel-to-toe drop.


Feel at one with nature as the Element Mesh used in the Cascadia 12’s breathable upper keeps you moisture-free no matter the weather. The Comfortable Saddle Construction of the mesh around the laces tightly hugs the midfoot to prevent imbalance while running over uneven surfaces. And if you want a little extra customization, the Microfiber and Synthetic Overlays provide a richer lace structure so you can loosen or tighten the shoe to a much more precise degree than prior versions.


Just because the trail is rugged doesn’t mean your feet have to be-the S-257 Cushsole makes the Cascadia 12 one of the most plush trail running shoes out there. Complemented by a BioMoGo sockliner that contours the underside of your feet, you can climb each hill and valley in luxurious comfort. The Caterpillar Crash Pad adds an extra level of security to each step as it responds to the natural motion of the foot and disperses impact outwards as you run.


Not only does the Cascadia 12 perform exceptionally on rough terrains, but its 3D Hex Lug Pattern also ramps up its traction capability to handle rainy and snowy conditions as well. Never fear steep inclines or descents; multidirectional gripping lugs will keep you steady on your feet and prevent skidding across slick surfaces.

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