Available December 2016 – MSRP $140.00
The Brooks Caldera is designed to be a responsive, well-cushioned, ultra distance trail running shoe. It is thicker under the forefoot than any other Brooks trail shoe. This allows the shoe to provide long distance cushioning and rock protection. But with just a 4mm heel-toe offset, this shoe is somewhat light and stable. The stability you feel is further enhanced by a broad base.
The upper of the Caldera has a gusseted tongue to keep out debris. A double-layer of mesh also helps keep out debris and provide protection to the foot. There is a lace garage for stowing laces out of the way so they do not get caught on anything. A hook and loop Gaiter Tab at the heel is there to secure a gaiter in place.
The outsole is made of sticky rubber, which will perform best on rocky surfaces and hard packed ground. The lugs are somewhat shallow and cover a large area, but have enough depth to dig into loose terrain.
The Caldera will be a good comparison option against the Nike Terra Kiger, Saucony Peregrine, and Altra Lone Peak.
Preliminary Tech Specs
Stack height*: 25mm heel, 21mm forefoot, 4mm heel-toe offset
Weight*: 9.9oz (men’s size 9), 9.1oz (women’s size 8)
*Production stack heights and weights may differ from the preliminary data listed here.