The new Brooks Caldera joins trail running catalogue from the american brand after speedy Mazama and popular Cascadia 12. With thick midsole plenty of plush cushioning and just 4 mm drop for smooth response, the Caldera is a great choice for long distances like ultras over dirt paths or any low technical terrains.
Upper is based on double layer seamless mesh for great comfort with several fused overlays to guarantee a custom fit. Well padded tongue is gusseted to avoid debris from jumping inside and includes the useful pocket to store laces excess and prevent snagging. Integrated gaiter tabs are available to perform better under challenging conditions.
Thanks to midsole's thickness there is no need for specific rock plate to protect feet's soles from sharp objects. Plush cushioning is based on reliable BioMoGo DNA foam which is present as well in other running shoes from Brooks like popular Ravenna 8. Outsole features a versatile design with not very deep multidirectional lugs that adapt well to different terrains without outstanding on any.