Brooks Cascadia 17 GTX

Running Shoe Reviews
Brooks Cascadia 17 GTX


Trail Running Shoes


Average Weight: Men's 332g
Heel Drop: 8mm

A waterproof trail shoe with a rock plate and great grip, giving your off-road running or hiking the necessary confidence and security at all times.

Men's Brooks Cascadia 17 GTX



  • Gore-Tex ® Invisible Fit membrane is light and flexible for a great fit
  • TPU toe cap protects the toes


  • New Trail Adapt System integrates midsole, rock plate and DNA LOFT v2 cushioning to absorb the impact from hard surfaces
  • Ballistic Rock Shield protects the foot against sharp stones or rocks

Outer sole:

  • TrailTack compound, which offers a balance between performance and durability
  • Zonal pods to offer enhanced control and moderate stability over rough terrains
Brooks Cascadia 17 GTX
Brooks Cascadia 17 GTX


  • Fully waterproof shoe that will keep your feet dry in the heaviest rain
  • Vegan-friendly
  • Great grip that will give you confidence on all sorts of off-road terrains
  • Comfortable fit
  • Suitable for both running and hiking


  • Runners who prefer springy cushioning may perfer maximal cushioning from Hoka or Salomon's Thundercross.
  • Not available in wide option, and currently only stocking Men's. See above brands for many more fantastic range

In Testing

This shoe fits true to size. Often I find with other Gore-Tex shoes, the size comes up smaller, but these fit great! My feet are slightly wider in the forefoot, so sometimes shoes can rub on my little toe. I was happy to see that this isn't the case with the latest version, which offers enough space in the forefoot so that my toes don't get squashed. At the same time, thanks to the full internal saddle system, the shoe doesn't feel baggy, as it gives you a nice close-to-foot fit.

As soon as you put the Cascadia 17 GTX on, you know this is a reliable shoe you can trust. It feels really lovely, supportive and comfortable. When dashing up and down the trails, the shoe gives you the confidence you need, as it makes your stride secure and stable.

Knowing that there is no anti-pronation control in the trail shoe, I was curious to see how it would work for me. And I have to say that I was very pleased the shoes were stable enough for my feet, so my achilles stayed happy, even on longer runs beyond 15km. My original impression was that the shoe was designed mainly for slower runs on trails. And sure enough, they feel wonderful on my slow off-road runs.

However, I didn't think I would enjoy doing speed work in them. After being challenged by my friend to some intervals on road, I thought let's give it a go... and I was truly amazed how light and fast these shoes felt. Even though we were running on pavement in the rain, there was no sliding, no slipping, but only a fast, secure, smooth ride. Pure joy!


Thanks to many fabulous technical features, the Brooks Cascadia 17 GTX gives you enough confidence to run (or hike) – no matter the weather or terrain. It feels light and comfortable on your feet, while keeping you stable, both on your on-road and off-road adventures.

Men's Brooks Cascadia 17 GTX

Brooks Cascadia 17 GTX

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