- All-terrain stability
- TrailTack rubber outsole for flexible protection
- Updated Ballistic Rock Shield protects against pebbles and debris while also adapting more easily to uneven terrain. Now includes vertical grooves to provide side-to-side adaptability.
- Gaiter tab on heels secures gaiter for extra protection on the trail.
- New DNA LOFT v2 midsole makes the Cascadia 16 cushioning 5% softer and 20% lighter than the Cascadia 15.