In Cortina d’Ampezzo, on the occasion of the Lavaredo Ultra Trail, was presented the new European project on a three-year basis of Brooks focused on trail running.

For the American company it is an important step, thus constituting the first group of elite athletes focused on this discipline.

With the presence of about 70 staff, athletes and media, the main protagonists of Brooks presented the project and world premiere of the new trail running shoe that continues the saga of what is the most beloved at home, the Cascadia 16.


The Brooks Trail Runner consists of 30 athletes from Italy, France and Spain. The blue team boasts young and experts in this discipline: the captain Luca Manfredi Negri specialized in long distances together with Gabriele Abate. Gianluca Ghiano, born in Pinerola, promised skyrunning, has just finished the Cortina Skyrace bringing home a great third place.

The champion of Valtellina Alice Gaggi specializes in short distances together with Melina Grosjean and Michele Meridio. And to close Alberto Garbujo and Mirko Cocco in the medium-long distances.

The team will bring great visibility for Brooks within the international competitions (Lavaredo Ultra Trail, UTMB, Sierre Zinal) and bring together all those professional runners and not that support the philosophy of the ‘Run Happy’.

In fact, one of the keywords of these days was inclusion. The strategy in the American home is to gather around itself experts in the field to be able to develop training camps and to include all those who want to improve their knowledge and techniques in this field, testing with hand
the philosophy of Run Happy also in the mountains.


Officially presented on 23 June, it continues the history of Cascadia arriving at model number 16.

Perfect for those looking for cushioning, stability and protection. It best suits the variety of terrain you may encounter during an off-road race.

Thanks to its structure, it is able to adapt and bend protecting the foot even on the most unpredictable of paths.

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The weight of the shoe is 298 grams for the male model and 269 grams for the female model.

Available on and at authorized retailers from 8 August.