Men's Caldera Trail-Running Shoes

Men's Caldera Trail-Running Shoes

$140.00

Style #110242
Welcome the brand new Caldera to the Brooks trail family. It offers a responsive ride thanks to energy-returning design, plus stability that keeps you comfortable on tricky terrain even when fatigue sets in. Little extras like gaiter-tabs make the Caldera an easy choice when you're setting out to log some trail miles.

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Caldera

Features

  1. 1 BIOMOGO DNA MIDSOLE CUSHIONING dynamically adapts to every step and stride
  2. 2 PROTECTIVE MIDSOLE midsole geometry features built-in protection and stability over trails
  3. 3 INTEGRATED GAITER TAB easily secures gaiters to shoes
  4. 4 DOUBLE-MESH UPPER provides protection and stretches for a smooth, seamless feel
  5. 5 RUGGED OUTSOLE provides great traction on wet surfaces and tricky terrain
Caldera Features

Specifications

  • Shoe Category: Trail
  • Arch: Flat, Medium, High
  • Weight: 9.9 oz
  • Midsole Drop: 4mm
  • Support Level: Neutral
  • Country of Origin: Imported

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4.5 (13 Reviews)
85% of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

13 Reviews

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  • ★★★★★ ★★★★★

    Great Buy!

    2017/05/17 | Collingswood, NJ |

    First time trying these. Tons of cushioning and good traction. Would definitely buy again.

    Yes, I would recommend this!

  • ★★★★★ ★★★★★

    Good Trail Shoe... Room For Improvement.

    2017/05/09 | Jackson MS |

    The Caldera is a smart buy for those looking to get into trail running that prefer a soft ride. This shoe is noticeably softer and lighter than the Cascadia and Cascadia GTX. Unfortunately I think the Caldera has some room for improvement. I didn't feel confident navigating more difficult terrain because the soft sole and flexible upper felt like it gave too much from side to side especially on loose rocks. The traction was not good enough for very wet muddy trails. Softness is always a tradeoff for support so many soft EVA foam shoes use full frames to compensate. Make sure to use this shoe with a good insert such as a Superfeet insole. Brooks could improve the stability of the shoe by adding a blown rubber midsole similar to the Transcend and improving the outsole for more rugged terrain. Overall this is a good trail shoe, an impressive debut, but has room for improvement. Try it out and look out for V2.

    Yes, I would recommend this!

  • ★★★★★ ★★★★★

    More Than I Expected

    2017/04/25 | Fairbanks, AK |

    I picked up my first pair of Caldera's in January out of curiosity at a time that I was needing a new trail shoe for longer runs. I was amazed by how well this shoe performed! Running on ice and snow for a lot of the shoes life, it gripped like the Cascadia on dry trails, incredible. The cushion gets better the harder the impact like technical steep downhills and as I increase speed the shoe continues to push forward. I got 540 miles out of my shoes and the only break down was in the upper where normal crease points are and they wore through exposing my foot, not a complaint after 540 miles! I'm now into my second pair and just recently completed a 50 mile race in them that included lots of mud, which the shoes shed very well. My only criticism of the shoe is the lace pocket on the tongue. I lace all the way up through the top eyelet and the lace pocket is completely buried under the laces and is unusable. Could you either make the pocket more accessible or just remove it all together, the extra material gets in the way when I untie the laces and loosen them up. That's it. love this shoe!

    Yes, I would recommend this!

  • ★★★★★ ★★★★★

    Bounce

    2017/04/22 | Sedona AZ |

    The Brooks Caldera is now my new trail shoe.I have been a Hoka guy since they came out but since Decker took them over the shoes have changed in quality. They used to use a high end EVA now they have gone to a much firmer (cheaper) EVA that is unforgiving and with no energy return, and after only 60 miles the Challenger ATR gets even harder as they flatten out. The Hoka speedgoat is a uncomfortable and unstable shoe and the Stinson ATR is now just a plodding foot coffin from what it used to be. This is where the Brooks Caldera comes in. While it's not as thick as the Hoka Clifton ATR the Caldera's Bio-Mogo EVA is a far superior cushion with great energy return.The shoes actually feel like they give you a bounce! Plus the toe off is excellent giving it a much more fun feel the dead thud of the Hoka. My only negative was when running on a steep side cantor my foot slips more than I would like but it's a minor issue. I used a after market insole that solved the issue. Even though the lugs aren't that deep they provide excellent traction. The Caldera feels light on my feet and in turns makes me run lighter and faster. A very enjoyable ride.

    Yes, I would recommend this!

  • ★★★★★ ★★★★★

    great, but

    2017/04/20 | San Diego |

    i'm an old dog, 57, big hiker and avid trail runner. Primarily as a trail runner over extremely rough, hard , rocky, rutted and dry terrain, i have used a lot of different shoes , some were great, others not so much, unfortunately, just when you're really liking a shoe the manufacturer will change it and often times ruin it. I have recently been running and hiking in Cascadia's, great fit, nice directional control, good durability, poor downhill traction, and too hard under foot, so i was looking for a more plush ride with better traction, The Caldera's are amazing plush under foot, minimal rock impact feel underfoot, they do seem a little tall underfoot, tend to roll more on rough uneven stuff, the toe box is definitely roomy, i have to lace that end pretty snug to keep my foot focused , otherwise you get to much side to side movement and the shoe will shift underfoot, once you figure out lacing and the quirks , traction seems very good so far , they are a pleasant ride, if they put most (not all) of this cushioning in the Cascadia, that would probably be the perfect shoe, i bought a second pair of these and time will tell on durability, my trails are pretty brutal at times, at this point i would recommend these, the voluminous toe box is my biggest gripe.

    Yes, I would recommend this!

  • ★★★★★ ★★★★★

    Too soft

    2017/04/12 | Philly |

    If you like the first iterations of the pure grit then you won't like this shoe. It is too tall too much cushion. I tried it because the new puregrit is to tight on the top of my foot.

  • ★★★★★ ★★★★★

    Great comfort, poor durability

    2017/04/09 | Redwood City |

    Very comfortable shoe. Similar to Hokas. Was hoping the Caldera might be more durable, like other Brooks shoes, but they tore open at about 150 miles. About the same as Hoka's famously poor durability. And these cost more. Disappointed. Still looking for a trail racing shoe that will last a month.

  • ★★★★★ ★★★★★

    Great trail running shoe!

    2017/04/03 | Missouri |

    I really like these. I am glad that Brooks added the Velcro strip to attach gaiters. There is lots of room in the toe box and the shoes have great traction.

    Yes, I would recommend this!

  • ★★★★★ ★★★★★

    Bottom line: Own these shoes!

    2017/03/25 | Flagstaff, Arizona |

    This is my new forever trail runner. Replaced my Cascadia shoes. These get best on hard on trails and rocks of Flagstaff Arizona. Great toe box, not too voluminous but substantial. Uber cushion. Gaiter grip. Suggestions for next revision: add the metallic side mesh found on Cascadia, wrap the toe more side to side and top of shoe with current material set. Make laces a little more self gripping when tightened. Never discontinue...

    Yes, I would recommend this!

  • ★★★★★ ★★★★★

    Awesome

    2017/03/09 | Austin |

    These shoes are great. I used to wear the Glyverin but the newer models weren't supporting me as much. Thought I'd try this as I liked the look. So far, fantastic.

    Yes, I would recommend this!

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