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  • Protective, double-layered mesh with strategic stretch and structure makes for an impeccable fit in a nearly seamless upper
  • Sticky rubber outsole with high surface area lugs for uphill and downhill traction
  • Midsole design provides inherent protection; midsole cushioning dynamically adapts to every step
  • Hook-and-loop tab at heel secures gaiters (sold separately)


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Best Use Trail Running
Trail-Running Shoe Type Rugged Trail
Running Shoe Cushioning Moderate
Heel-To-Toe Drop (mm) 4
Footwear Height Ankle
Footwear Closure Lace-up
Upper Mesh
Lining Synthetic
Midsole EVA
Outsole Carbon/blown rubber
Average Footwear Weight (Pair) 9.9 ounces
Gender Men's

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Rated 5 out of 5 by from Grippy trail running shoe I have put almost 400 miles on tough trails running in these in the last 3 months. I think they are great for mixed traction. They have a stiffer sole to reduce pointy/ jagged rocks from protruding. There is good support. There is not a lot of drop in this shoe, so you may find them a little awkward on the pavement, but again this is a trail shoe. These are not great mud-shedding shoes and the upper is kind of thin which makes your foot get wet pretty fast with even asmall splash. I personally think they do everything and more for hard-pack, rock-scrambling, and fire-road.
Date published: 2017-03-27
Rated 2 out of 5 by from EASY TRAILS ONLY I bought these 2 weeks ago, hoping for a more durable replacement to the Altra Lone Peak 3.0 shoes I had. I plan on hiking the PCT this summer, so I need durability, traction, and comfort. Within a week (about 20 miles), a crease formed where the rubber rand meets the mesh at the flex point of my foot. The mesh started tearing as well, so I knew they would not hold up. Also, the tread has very small lugs. They do not have good traction in mud, so these would be best for trails like dirt roads, without much elevation gain. They were comfortable at least!
Date published: 2017-03-20
Rated 5 out of 5 by from A whole new elevation Two days after getting these I wore them on a 9 mile, 3200 foot of elevation hike. Comfortable. Durable. And ready to wear them again. Brooks always pulls through!
Date published: 2017-04-02
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Excellent Trail Shoe This is my second pair of Brooks trail running shoes --- my first pair was the Pure Grit 3 and they held up extraordinarily well, having been through multiple Spartan races and Tough Mudders, plus the 150+ miles training in them over 18 months of use. They finally needed replacing so I purchased the Caldera, a nice step up (pun intended, hahahahaha) and I am loving this shoe. The Caldera has slightly more arch support and an excellent tread grip pattern. I've tested the Calderas on 10 miles of extremely swampy, rocky, rooty and hilly terrain and no slippage issues at all. They shed water quickly and dry very well afterward. I also like the extra eyelet that helps tie the shoe more securely around the ankle -- people at obstacle course races occasionally lose shoes in deep mud but the Calderas will not come be lost given the extra eyelet. This shoe looks beefy and heavy but it is not at all; it's quite light and has a bit of extra spring in the step but still offers a very stable feel. One bit of advice --- get these in the High Risk Red color --- MAJOR head turner. I've had many people ask me about these shoes because that color rocks, especially on the trail :)
Date published: 2017-04-11
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To what extent are the shoes waterproof?

Asked by: Alan B
These shoes are not waterproof.
Answered by: REIservice
Date published: 2017-02-02

Are these intended to be winter/cold weather shoes? I have these and love them, BUT my feet sweat just sitting still. I'm wearing super thin high quality/breathable biking socks and my feet still sweat just wearing these shoes around the house.

Asked by: JoeyV
These shoes are not insulated and they are not designed to be a cold-weather shoe.
Answered by: REIservice
Date published: 2017-02-28
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