Brooks Cascadia 18 Release Date & Info

Brooks Cascadia 18 Release Date

The Brooks Cascadia is a trail running shoe designed to offer great protection, comfort, and fit across any terrain, distance, and weather condition. We look ahead to the release date of the Brooks Cascadia 18, the latest model in the popular trail running series, and what developments you can expect to see in the new model.

Brooks Cascadia 18 Release Date

We expect Brooks to release the Cascadia 18 in July 2024. The Cascadia range usually follows a yearly summer release cycle but skipped a year in 2022; the Cascadia 18 will pick up that yearly release in time for summer and 12 months following the release of the 17.

Model Release Date
Cascadia 13 June, 2018
Cascadia 14 June, 2019
Cascadia 15 June, 2020
Cascadia 16 August, 2021
Cascadia 17 July, 2023

The good news is that you can pre-order your pair here.

Or, if you can’t wait, there are currently some great deals on the Cascadia 17s.

Cascadia 18 Price

Brooks has yet to officially announce the price of the Brooks Cascadia 18, but we have it under good authority that you can expect these to drop at $130 (£120). This is the same price point at which the 17s launched in 2023.

Design

Upper – The Brooks Cascadia 18 upper is made of a lightweight and breathable material with a mesh structure that allows air to circulate and keep the feet cool while providing durability and flexibility. In addition, synthetic overlays add structure and support, and a roomier toe box accommodates wider feet and allows the toes to splay naturally.

Like the Cascadia 17, the 18 has a padded tongue and collar that cushion the ankle and prevent chafing, a lace garage that keeps the laces secure and out of the way, and a heel counter that locks the heel in place and prevents slippage.

Midsole – The midsole of the Brooks Cascadia 18 has two main components: DNA Loft and Trail Adapt.

DNA Loft is adaptive and Brooks’ softest cushioning system, providing a smooth and comfortable ride that adjusts to the runner’s weight, speed, and stride.

We expect to see an upgrade from the V2 in the Cascadia 17 to Brooks’ latest DNA Loft V3 in the Cascadia 18. DNA Loft V3 builds on the construction of EVA foam, rubber, and air by adding nitrogen to the mix, allowing an even softer ride while drastically reducing the weight.

Trail Adapt is a system that integrates the midsole, outsole, and rock plate to allow the shoe to adapt to the terrain and provide optimal stability and protection. The Trail Adapt system also has a segmented crash pad that disperses the shock of landing and promotes a natural transition from heel to toe.

Outsole – The Cascadia 18 will feature the same Green TrailTack rubber introduced in the Cascadia 17. Green TrailTack rubber is a more flexible and eco-friendly material made from leftover silica material and is part of Brooks’ long-term commitment to reducing waste and creating more sustainable production.
The outsole also has a new lug pattern that provides a better grip on wet and dry surfaces and a rock plate that protects the foot from sharp rocks and debris.

Brooks Cascadia 18 Outsole

What is the Brooks Cascadia good for?

The Brooks Cascadia 18 is a trail running shoe that can perform well on various terrains, distances, and weather conditions and is suitable for runners who are looking for a versatile, comfortable, and sustainable trail running shoe.

Good for runners who:

  • Are Neutral runners as it does not have any specific features that correct the runner’s pronation or foot motion.
  • Have Normal or high arches and do not need any extra support or stability.
  • Have Medium or wide feet, as it has a roomy toe box and a flexible upper.
  • Want a Balanced experience between cushioning and responsiveness
  • Want long-lasting durability on rough terrains and conditions and willing to trade off an increase in weight for that ability.

Will perform well on:

  • Terrains: Such as dirt, gravel, grass, mud, sand, snow, and rocks.
  • Distances: From short runs to long runs and even ultramarathon.
  • Weather: From hot to cold and from dry to wet.

When did the Brooks Cascadia 17 come out?

Released on July 6, 2023, the Brooks Cascadia 17 introduced the new Trail Adapt system, which brought a new level of versatility to the trail running experience, a DNA Loft v2 midsole that provided softer cushioning and a redesigned Green TrailTack outsole for improved flexibility and a push towards sustainable manufacturing.

Brooks Cascadia History

The Brooks Cascadia series has been a cornerstone in the trail-running community since its inception in 2005. The first Cascadia was created in collaboration with ultrarunning legend Scott Jurek and set a new standard for what a trail running shoe should be. Over the years, the Cascadia has evolved, adapting to the changing needs of trail runners and hikers alike.

Brooks, as a brand, has always been at the forefront of running innovation. Alongside the Cascadia, they have introduced other popular running shoes like the Adrenaline GTS and Ghost, catering to different running styles and preferences. The brand’s commitment to sustainability and performance has made it a favorite among runners worldwide.

Brooks Cascadia History

Final Thoughts

If you’re looking for a sustainable trail running shoe that is comfortable, durable, and can handle any terrain, distance, or weather condition, then the Cascadia 18 is for you. We’ll update this page with official announcements as we receive them, so be sure to check for the latest information and updates.

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