Brooks Cascadia 12 GTX Running Shoe - Men's
Brooks just might be the brand with the most devoted following of singletrack pounders out there. In the case of the Cascadia 11 GTX Men's Running Shoe, you may even find yourself explaining to a stranger during your post-run stretch why this sturdy, supportive shoe is the best you've ever tried. Brooks starts with a platform of plush but responsive foam that features four pivot points to keep you aligned, rather than fighting, as you navigate high-steps, loose rock gardens, and slick scree. The support is nice on a quick after-work run, but it's paramount on longer, all-day adventures. A beefy, lugged outsole hangs on tight when you're working to stay on your feet, while Brooks offers a full Gore-Tex construction that keeps water out while maintaining breathability. The seamless fabric provides full protection from rain, snow, and mud, while still allowing your feet to breathe and your metatarsals to expand.