Wanted To Love
Reviewed by Spinnerette from Inland Northwest on Tuesday, February 6, 2018
I wear Brooks road shoes and love the way they fit. When it came time to replace my trail running shoes, I decided to try Brooks. I've been running in Innov8 trail shoes and they've been good, but wanted the same performance I've been getting from my Brooks road shoes. I purchased the Calderas in my regular Brooks size 9 and they were promptly delivered by STP. Unfortunately, they fit far differently from my road shoes. They seemed a bit longer and my toes even caught on the seam of the bumper. I considered exchanging them for an 8.5. I lined the Calderas up with my road shoes and they appear the same length. I think the Calderas must run wider, especially in the toebox. The sole felt great underfoot and the tread looked beefy enough for the trails I run, but they are just too big. I exchanged them for a pair of La Sportiva trail shoes. I'm hoping they will live up to the rave reviews.