The newest updates on two of the most popular models from Brooks; the Cascadia 5 and the Defyance 3 have just arrived at RW. The Brooks Cascadia 5 looks a lot better in production than I remember the pre-production samples looking. It probably has little to do with the shoe and everything to do with the vision of the author. This newest Cascadia should continue to appeal to a large cross section of trail runners and continue it’s dominance as the #1 trail shoe on the market. We have two colors in the men’s and women’s versions.
Brooks Cascadia 5 for Men in Pavement
Brooks Cascadia 5 for Men in Green
Brooks Cascadia 5 for Women in Java
Brooks Cascadia 5 for Women in Port
The Defyance 3 is a modest update to the popular Defyance 2. Essentially a neutral version of the Adrenaline GTS 9, this model will not disappoint those who’ve come to rely on this model.
Brooks Defyance 3 for Men
Brooks Defyance 3 for Women
Our Brooks rep Scott Young came in to show us the spring 2010 lineup of Brooks shoes this past week and the overall impression was very good for the updated models.
First up was the Glycerin 8. This was a great improvement over the Glycerin 7 and features Brooks’ new DNA cushioning system. DNA is a liquid compound that responds differently based on the force applied to it. Unlike standard midsole materials who’s energy return decreases as force increases, DNA works in reverse. Energy return increases as the impact force increases. For instance DNA would be much softer when a runner is going at a slow pace versus that same runner running at a fast pace where it would provide greater rebound. A very cool concept. The graphics on the new Glycerin 8 are much more contemporary and modern, particular when compared with past editions of the Glycerin which were pretty conservative cosmetically. Kara took a pair for a spin and declared the fit and road feel super.
The new Brooks Glycerin 8 for men.