Below is the actual description from the Footlocker website for this, perhaps the ugliest sneaker ever designed. I would rather go barefoot, as I'm sure many of you would also. (Notice how they completely avoid mentioning anything about the actual design or horrid color combinations of the shoe. I'm sure this was no accident.)
Designed as one of the most innovative and technologically advanced trail running shoes ever, the Brooks Cascadia features a low stance and dual Pivot™ Post system to help runners maintain a more neutral position at all times. Cascadia’s ventilation and quick draining system make it an ideal trail running shoe in all types of weather and terrain conditions. A Unique Ballistic Rock Shield™ in the forefoot provides added surface protection from roots and rocks, dispersing pressure while retaining maximum flexibility. Wt. 12.7 oz.