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Brooks Cascadians

Brooks Cascadians…

A Brooks shoe that finally has a toe box wide enough for me is a trail runner. It pairs up with my Altra Torins for road running. These two pairs make my feet happy for road and dirt running days ahead. The Merrell Barefoots were worn out on the sole, and did not repel the sharper rock impacts from the deep tissues of the foot.

If I don’t blog more about these shoes, you can assume they’re doing their job!

May your running-training days be timeless and full of light.

Behold the Shoe That Made my Feet Happy


Guess the make and model…[Altra Instinct]

This is a simple credit where credit is due. This shoe took away impingement problems I’d suffered wearing everything from Brooks to Vasque.

Only the Merrell Barefoot did the same except that for road running longer distances it simply didn’t provide the cushion my feet need. I use the Barefoots on rocky trails and there is nothing that glues to the rock like they do in my experience. Others may have a different perspective.

The socks are some of my favorites too, wooly and warm for winter from our local running store.

No paid endorsements here, just a desire to share what has worked for me in shoes: wider toe boxes, best feel, no impingement, freer and longer running.

All the best!