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A versatile trail shoe built to handle any terrain, the Brooks Cascadia 6 has moderate cushioning and a semi-firm ride.


Important Shipping Note: U.S. sales only.


For the last several years, the Brooks Cascadia has been the top selling trail shoe in running specialty and the 6 should continue to carry the mantle. A lower heel in the Cascadia 6 and an additional Pivot point are sure to keep you well-balanced over any terrain. A Ballistic Rock Shield protects against stone bruising and the multi-directional tread delivers outstanding traction. It's time to go exploring.

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Weight: 12.2 oz (size 9)

Stack Height: Heel (30mm), Forefoot (19mm)

Available Widths: D=Medium

How It Fits (based on width D)

  • Sizing: Standard running shoe length
  • Heel: Medium to narrow
  • Mid-foot: Medium volume
  • Forefoot: Medium to narrow
  • Toe-Box Height: Low
  • Arch Structure: Medium-low
  • Shoe Shape: Semi-Curved


The Cascadia 6 is a moderate feature, moderate neutral trail shoe designed for racing, daily training and high mileage.


  • Rearfoot DNA is a high energy return cushioning device consisting of highly viscous liquid that performs like millions of "nanosprings". This rearfoot piece dissipates impact energy and is designed to tailor the level of cushioning to each individual's weight, pace, biomechanics, and running environment.
  • Forefoot DNA is a high energy return cushioning device consisting of highly viscous liquid that performs like millions of "nanosprings". This forefoot piece is designed for flexibility to ensure a smooth transition from heel strike to toe off.


  • BioMoGo is Brook's premium midsole material. BioMoGo is designed to offer resilient cushioning and extends the full length of the midsole. BioMoGo is also environmentally friendly, as it will biodegrade 50 times faster in a landfill compared to traditional foam midsoles.
  • Heel Pivot System comprises of independent medial-laterial posts shaped to reduce the destabilizing effect of trail irregularities.
  • Forefoot Pivot System is located under the lateral side of the metatarsals and is shaped to adapt to varied terrain surfaces to help keep the shoe from toppling over.
  • Element Mesh is a moisture-managing, breathable mesh that covers large expanses of the upper.
  • Hydrophobic Foam Package is designed to keep the feet dry.
  • Microfiber and Synthetic Overlays are strategically located with the purpose of providing a secure fit.
  • Element Linings lie along the underside of the upper to aid in moisture transfer and comfort.
  • Internal Support Saddle is located in the midfoot with the purpose of providing a more secure midfoot fit.
  • Profile Sockliner sits underfoot and is made of BioMoGo for cushioning and forms a contoured support sensation.
  • Cushsole S-257 Last utilizes a full length layer of advanced foam to provide cushioning and flexibility.
  • HPR Green is located throughout the outsole and is a durable compound made with dispersed silica resulting in increased traction and skid-resistance. The lug pattern is bi-directional with unique perimeter and interior designs for great traction on uphill/downhill running and a variety of surfaces.
  • Ballistic Rock Shield is sandwiched between the HPR Green outsole and BioMoGo midsole. The shield is composed of a thermoplastic EVA sheath and placed under the forefoot to protect against stone bruising.
  • Cush Pod Configuration is a midsole/outsole design pattern intended to set the foot up for an efficient, balanced position from heel to toe. The focus of this design is on maximum cushioning and flexibility.

Footwear Performance Characteristics

Pronation Control: What's This?

  • Neutral
    • Min
    • Mod
  • Support
    • Min
    • Mod
    • Max
  • Motion Control
    • Mod
    • Max

Heel-Toe Offset (mm): What's This?

  • 0
  • 1-2
  • 3-4
  • 5-6
  • 7-8
  • 9-10
  • 11+

Stack Height:

  • Barefoot
  • Minimal
  • Low
  • Medium
  • High
  • Maximal


  • Road
  • Road-Trail
  • Hard Trail
  • Varied Trail
  • Soft Trail

Shoe Type:

  • Premium
  • Standard
  • Performance
  • Racing

Customer Reviews

Comments: Great shoe, use it to run/hike on Mt Tam. The dense sole provides cushioning and protection on rocky trails, the shoe is slipper like comfortable particularly across the top of the shoe - important because i have high arches. Very nice shoe.
From: ed, sf, ca, usa

Comments: Where the Ghost and ST Racer fit perfectly, the Cascadia is too short in the same size, and going up one size would be too loose for a trail shoe. So I will not be wearing these.
From: Mike, New York, NY

Comments: I had my doubts ordering these shoes.  The custom sizing app indicated my Nimbus size 12s were most similar to the fit of a size 13 in the Cascadia 6s!  I have never worn a size 13 of any kind of shoe in my entire life, so I was a little nervous buying them but it was a smoking deal ($64 out the door).

So they arrived in two days, as promised, and the shipping was of course free.  Snatched them out of the box and threw on some socks half sure they wouldn't fit. But they did!  They actually fit - no sliding around, snug in all the right places, yet ample toe space for my feet to spread out and swell during the run.  Today I took them out for a little 7 mile break-in.  I couldn't be more pleased.

Great roll, stability and really comfortable.  I typically get a little numbness in my right toes around mile 3-5, but not today.  The shoes are great so far.  Thank you Running Warehouse.

One thing I did notice that concerns me: At one point during the run I actually thought I felt a pebble stuck in the bottom of my left shoe. Stopped to check but nothing.  Turns out it was the shoe.  Not sure why the sensation came and went, but it's worth noting considering what others have said.
From: Ryan, O.C., CA, USA

Comments: I have many long trail runs in these shoes, a couple of 50Ks and one 50m, and have never had any issues with this shoe at all.  It is comfortable, light (for a trail shoe), agressive-enough tread, sheds water well, etc.  I have been quite pleased with this trail shoe, and will wear it in the Bataan Memorial Death March marathon in a couple of months.  This shoe has held up really well for me.
From: Mike, Houston, TX, USA

Comments: :( They seemed okay at first, but aggravated my left foot stimulating Plantars.  The tread pattern, for our muddy eastern single track, isn't too great.  The shoes seemed to make me tired, since I had to stay in such an aggressive stance so as not to slip.  I have replaced these shoes.  I had great success with the Pure Flow's and Ghost 3's, so these shoes made me sad. :(
From: Gregory, Pittsburgh, PA, USA

Comments: I have the 6's and have trained/ran a marathon as well as many runs on unpaved roads. These are the only shoes that have given me NO PROBLEMS. Extremely comfortable. As a matter of fact, I just bought a second pair.
From: Todd, Waitsfield, Vermont, USA

Comments: ~130 miles on them, including a few trail races and a couple of longer 16 and 20-mile trail runs. So far, I'd say that these are excellent shoes. Very comfortable. No complaints. The gusseted tongue is a nice improvement over the 5, which, along with the extra shoestring loop at the top of the tongue, keeps everything in place and also helps keep debris from getting inside. It seems that the tread pattern on the 6 doesn't shed mud quite as well as the 5, but that really hasn't been a major issue. (I agree with Tony that the 5's were extraordinary shoes and are worth picking up if you can still find them)
From: Sean, Buford, GA, USA

Comments: I've been running in the 5's and have been very happy with them. I thought the 6's would be even better but not for me. The additional pivot on the inside of the forefoot seems to be the problem. I've put close to 200 miles on them and still get blisters under both big toes on runs longer than 5 miles. Fortunately the 5's are still out there and have gone back to them. 
From: Tony, Champaign, IL, USA