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Superb cushioned trail shoe

I had a pair of the original Calderas, which I really liked and ran 800Km in. This version is better. The midsole feels more responsive, as well as very well-cushioned. Fit-wise, unlike a lot of shoes, they are reasonably broad under the arch (most shoes are too narrow for me in the mid-foot). The toe box isn't quite as roomy as the original, but it has more volume overall than many other shoes…

I had a pair of the original Calderas, which I really liked and ran 800Km in. This version is better. The midsole feels more responsive, as well as very well-cushioned. Fit-wise, unlike a lot of shoes, they are reasonably broad under the arch (most shoes are too narrow for me in the mid-foot). The toe box isn't quite as roomy as the original, but it has more volume overall than many other shoes and the upper gives a little. I really like the simplicity of the upper in terms of overlays etc. The surprise for many people with the original Calderas was the grip from an outsole that on the face of it, shouldn't be that grippy. The lugs are just not very deep. My theory is it might be that overall the surface area of the outsole that is a little bigger than on an equivalent-sized, but narrower shoe, or perhaps it's the configuration of the lugs? Whilst they would not be secure in really muddy conditions, they cope well in the wet on most surfaces. In the dry, they feel secure on pretty much anything. The second time I wore the shoe I did a 50Km mountain race with some technical, rocky sections. In the wet. I chose this shoe for the cushioning (the course had a lot of rocky trails in addition to 10K of technical ground). Whilst they weren't as good as a more minimalist shoe on the 10K of technical, they were actually pretty decent, as the outsole rubber is fairly sticky and the lack of deep lugs actually makes them slip less on pure rock. On the downhills on the hard-packed trail, they're a joy to run it as the cushioning is just so protective. Read More
Sheffield, UK
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Great shoe- how about some understated colors?

Great shoes. The only issue is that I want to wear them all the time and they're not very attractive. Sure camo is cool on the trail, but how about something sleek looking like the pure grit or cadence comes? That would be much appreciated. And please don't change anything else!

Nyc
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"Best Training Trail Shoe" Minor design flaws.

Still the most comfortable training trail shoe out there. Durable, with great traction. The toe box is snug, but roomy enough for compression flexing and swelling on long runs. Not great on concrete or pavement, but shine in the dirt. Minimal foot fatigue. Couple minor issues: As in their previous model, this shoe has a tendency to release the heel on lateral sloping, causing your ankle to…

Still the most comfortable training trail shoe out there. Durable, with great traction. The toe box is snug, but roomy enough for compression flexing and swelling on long runs. Not great on concrete or pavement, but shine in the dirt. Minimal foot fatigue. Couple minor issues: As in their previous model, this shoe has a tendency to release the heel on lateral sloping, causing your ankle to feel like its going to "taco". This issue is completely solved by using a "runner's tie" on the laces. Unfortunately the laces that come with the shoe are too short to accomplish a decent runner's tie. You'll need 54" or 56" laces. Another minor flaw is the flat laces with the slotted eyelets. The eyelets tend to lock the laces. This causes the laces to lock in place, failing to adjust tension evenly during the run. Get yourself some 54" round laces, perform a "runner's tie" and you'll have one of the best trail shoes on the planet. For Brooks, if your going to use slits, instead of round holes for the eyelets, don't slant the eyelets! It causes the laces to lock, especially with flat laces. Read More
Southern CA
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Great

Great trail shoes, that fit perfectly

London
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Very satisfied, would be perfect if shoe was made wider

Pretty much happy with performance of shoe, while running or walking feels like I'm floating, which is what I expected, if this certain sho not made a bit wider, please make it!

Blythe California
Sizing Feels true to size
Width Feels too narrow