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
  • Platform: Universal Platform
  • DNA Layout: Biomogo DNA Layout
  • Surface: Offroad/Trail
  • Launch Date: December 1, 2016
  • Weight: 9.9 oz
  • Midsole Drop: 4mm
  • Support Level: Neutral
  • Country of Origin: Imported

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4.4 (10 Reviews)
80% of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

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  • ★★★★★ ★★★★★

    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!

  • ★★★★★ ★★★★★

    Brooks hit it out of the park!

    2017/03/09 | San Jose, CA |

    I am an avid endurance runner of over 40 year having run many marathons and ultra-marathons of up to 100 miles and love this new shoe. I have worn the Cascadia in 100 mile races and loved the comfort with no blister or toe issues, but really wished for a lighter shoe. The Caldera seems to have all that I had hoped for from an update to the Cascadia. Lighter, more cushioning and still comfortable. It has plenty of room in the toe box and the grip is great for most trails. I can't wait to try them out in my next ultra-marathon.

    Yes, I would recommend this!

  • ★★★★★ ★★★★★

    Great Cushioned Trail Shoe

    2017/01/03 | SDJosh |

    these are still pretty new for me so long term durability is still up for debate, but for now, I LOVE THESE SHOES! If you like the Altra Lone Peaks but enjoy a 4mm drop these are the shoes for you. My achilles can't handle the zero drop so when i saw these I instantly jumped on them, and I'm happy I did. They drain great running through water, toe protection is perfect, wide toe box, awesome traction. I'm hoping to use these on my next 50k race and so far training on these has been a pleasure.

    Yes, I would recommend this!

  • ★★★★★ ★★★★★

    Brooks' best trail running shoe

    2016/12/11 | Albuquerque, NM |

    When I first saw the description of the Caldera online, I was thinking it was Brooks' version of a max-cushion shoe, meant to compete with the Altra Olympus or the Hoka Mafate or Speedgoat. Since I'm a big fan of max-cushion trail runners, I immediately pre-ordered it. When it arrived, I was skeptical. It has the usual high-quality materials and workmanship typical of Brooks shoes, but when I walked around the house in them, I could tell they were not even close to the soft cushioning of Altra or Hoka. I almost sent them back without even running in them. Now I'm glad I didn't. I took them out for my standard trail run, 10k with about 800 feet of elevation gain over some fairly rocky terrain. The cushioning doesn't really activate until you run in them, but they definitely have more cushion than the Cascadia, and they also have a noticeable bounce to them. The traction is excellent, and I've never run in a more stable shoe. When I finished, I had beat my previous PR by almost 3 minutes. My only minor concern is that the lugs are fairly shallow, so I'll have to see how well they hold up over more miles. But I'm definitely sold on the Caldera.

    Yes, I would recommend this!

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