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    Default Brooks Cascadia 8s vs 9s vs 10s

    I have been using the Brooks Cascadia 8s the past few years and am looking to pick up a new pair when the REI 20% off coupon is issued on Friday. Can any provide any experience on the 9s or 10s (looks like both are available online but I will see what my local REI has and decide based on feedback here) compared to the 8s? I would like to possibly pick up a pair on Friday before I head out to do a quick 22 mile overnight trip on Saturday.

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    FWIW, I actually like the 9s and 10s better than the 8s and about the same as the 7s.
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    I have the 9's, never the 8's.
    Per Brooks site, the 10's have a lower arch and slightly wider overall.
    Looks like the toe protection is better on the 10's also.

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    I used the 7s in 2013 and have gone through two pairs of 8s, and currently on a third one. I have a few 9s that I'm going to be using on the PCT. From a comfort perspective, I feel like all of them are essentially the same. However, the 8s have a weaker design for the shoe lace eyelets which broke on a nearly brand new pair last year. Brooks sent me a replacement immediately but I've been kind of paranoid about the 8 eyelets ever since. This has been corrected with the 9s.
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    Thanks for the info. I'll try on both and see if either feels better.

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