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A smoother, lighter version of the iconic trail shoe

All-terrain Comfort
Enhanced adaptability. New midsole and outsole construction lets the shoe mold easily to the ground improving the stable ride.

  • More release grooves in the midsole promote extra adaptability on rough terrain.
  • TrailTack rubber outsole provides wet/dry traction.

Rock Solid Foundation
Flexible protection. Updated Ballistic Rock Shield protects against pebbles and debris while also adapting more easily to uneven terrain.

  • Ballistic Rock Shield now includes vertical grooves to provide side-to-side adaptability.
  • Gaiter tab on heels secures gaiter for extra protection on the trail.

Softer, Lighter Feel
Soft cushioning. The new DNA LOFT v2 midsole makes the Cascadia 16 cushioning 5% softer and 20% lighter than the Cascadia 15.

  • DNA LOFT v2 midsole is super soft yet durable.
  • Extra 2 mm of cushioning adds softness.
  • Drainage ports allow water to escape quickly so nothing weighs you down.


  • Best for: Trail Running.
  • Traction.
  • All-terrain stability.
  • Rock & root protection.
  • Enhanced adaptability.
  • Flexible protection.
  • Softer cushioning.
  • Experience Type: Cushion, Trail.
  • Experience Level: Mountain Trail.
  • Support: Neutral.
  • Drop: 8 mm.
  • Real weight: 312 g (Us 9).


A sticky rubber outsole makes it easier to grip challenging surfaces.

Ballistic Rock Shield
A sheath between the outsole and midsole helps deflect impact from sharp objects.