Comments: These shoes just came in today and when I tried them on, I was immediately in love. This doesn't surprise me as Brooks shoes have always been excellent shoes for my feet. I'm looking forward to using them on the trail this coming weekend. And they look really nice, too.
From: Anne, Flat Rock, NC, USA
Comments: These shoes fit well and are comfortable for trail running if it's dry, but they are most definitely NOT waterproof.
From: Julia, Western Massachusetts
Comments: These shoes are just what I was looking for...a comfortable trail shoe that gives plenty of traction for the dirt roads I run on (loose gravel, rocks jutting out, mud, etc). They help me maintain my pace up and down the hills of these roads very well without feeling bulky or heavy on my feet. These shoes also accommodate my custom orthotics nicely, and have just the right amount of cushioning to them.
From: Jen, PA, USA
Comments: These shoes are awesome! I run about 20 miles/week on rugged mountain trails and in the woods, so my shoes have to perform well on a variety of surfaces. At first, when I bought the shoes, I was a little unsure about the shape of the sole. I have used Asics shoes in the past and was used to the "hourglass" shape of the soles (when you look at the shoe turned upside down), with a distinctive separation between the forefoot and the heel parts of the soles. The Cascadia 6 has a rather "flat" or "even" sole, with no distinctive separation (just a few ridges to provide extra grip), but when you run in it, it feels just like any other trail shoe, and it performs better because of the flat shape. I did not get "stuck" on tree roots, which happened occasionally in my old shoes, and the performance on rocky terrain is much better because of the better grip of the Cascadia 6. No slipping or sliding on wet, mossy rocks, and the cushioning is just right, enough to protect the feet from sharp edges, but not so much that it would make you loose control. The grip of the Cascadia 6 shoes on slippery terrain is superior to any shoe I have tried yet. I also ran through a creek without slipping, and I did not get any blisters after that, even though I had about 5 more miles to go in wet socks. One thing I did was redo the lacing, so that the tongues would not slide to the side, which they did in the beginning about 10 miles into the run, but the shoe has a little loop on the tongue which allows you to feed the shoelace through it twice, which should stop the sliding.
From: Marie, PA, USA