Brooks Caldera 2 Trail Running Shoes - Men's
Cushion the effects of long-distance trail running. Soles are thick under the forefeet for protection from rocks. BioMoGo DNA foam puts lots of spring in your step, while the lug soles offer traction on the hills.
- Breathable synthetic knit uppers with moisture-managing mesh and lining offer ventilation and drainage for wet trails or stream crossings.
- 3D Rubber Print overlays increase durability in high abrasion areas.
- Integrated lace garages prevent snags.
- BioMoGo DNA foam midsoles disperse impact, and provide better rebound and durability than conventional EVA ones.
- Multiple pivot structures minimize force on the sides of the shoes when running on uneven terrain.
- Integrated tabs on the heels secure your gaiters (sold separately).
- Aggressive sticky rubber outsoles feature large lugs for uphill and downhill traction.
|Ideal for||Trail running|
'Minimal and natural' shoes offer low drop, lots of flex, and minimal cushioning. Most running shoes are 'Light and responsive' with medium cushioning and good energy return. 'Cushioned and floaty' shoes have maximum cushioning.
|Light and responsive|
Some shoes include added motion control or stability features to help minimize pronation or supination, where the foot tends to roll inward or outward in a biomechanically imbalanced running position.
|Upper material||Synthetic + printed overlay|
The approximate thickness of the midsole cushioning under the heel and the forefoot. A thicker heel and greater difference between heel and toe height tends to suit heel-strike runners, while forefoot and midfoot strikers may prefer a minimal drop between heel and toe cushioning.
The drop is the difference in height between the heel and the forefoot midsole cushioning. Traditional running shoes tend to have a 10mm drop or higher while minimalist style shoes are on the lower end of the spectrum.
Waterproof shoes and boots feature a waterproof-breathable membrane and a gusseted tongue to help keep your feet dry in wet conditions.