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Men's Brooks Caldera 6


Lightweight and nimble, this ultra cushioned trail shoe is perfect for long days on off-road.

Standard Width (D)
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[Featured in our Best Trail Running Shoes Guide]

Completely redesigned from top to bottom, the Brooks Caldera 6 gives you cushioning and comfort for the long haul.

Brooks used their nitrogen injected DNA LOFT v3 foam in the Caldera’s midsole that was also used in the out-of-this-world Brooks Aurora-BL. For long miles offroad, this soft and lightweight foam gives you plenty of pop to keep the legs feeling fresh, while also absorbing the impact of roots and rocks.

Comfort is ultra-important for going ultra-distances—the Caldera uses an internal midfoot saddle and raised midsole foam walls to keep your foot secure and supported. A widened base and split-heel outsole adapt and flex to stabilize your landings, smoothly carrying you over uneven terrain. Our reviewers loved how supportive and stable this shoe felt on the trails in our Brooks Caldera 6 review.

To keep you confident and nimble on varying terrain, Brooks added multidirectional lugs on the outsole that bite when the trails get messy. The quick-drying upper will come in handy for stream crossings or deep puddles, while the TPU toe cap offers plenty of protection from debris.

Go the distance—the supreme softness and stable ride of the Brooks Caldera 6 will help you go farther on the trails.

Tech Specs

Brooks Caldera 6


9.9 oz (W) 11.3 oz (M)


6 mm




Trail running, hiking


Technical and non-technical trails

What’s New

Brooks completely redesigned this max cushioned trail shoe and added their softest cushioning for ultra comfort on the trail. Nitrogen injected DNA LOFT v3 foam offers protection and a lively running experience while raised side walls keep your feet stable. A new decoupled outsole with multidirectional lugs adds traction and flexibility. Lastly, Brooks changed the heel-toe drop from 4mm to 6mm to give you the optimal offset on the trail.

Who It’s Best For

Trail runners and hikers looking for a max cushioned trail shoe for long days on the dirt.

Why You’ll Love It

The Brooks Caldera 6 feels remarkably lightweight and nimble for its max-cushioned category. You’ll love the soft cushioning and adaptability this trail running shoes gives you on a variety of terrain.

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Based on 5 Verified Reviews

Pillows on my feet.

AS 5 months ago Verified Purchase

Super cushy trail runner. Used to run in the cascadia but now that I've tried the caldera I probably can't go back. Might not be a good technical shoe due to the high stack height and softness of the sole.

Caldera 6

R.V. 6 months ago Verified Purchase

Very comfortable running shoe. I use it for running on varied surfaces and appreciate the cushion it offers on hard surfaces.

Great shoe..worth the dough...!!!!!

Michael W 1 year ago Verified Purchase

Very durable and light. Tough sole is what I look for and these have it...awesome sauce!!

Shoe review

Donald C 1 year ago Verified Purchase

Very light weight and comfortable. I’ve had other people approach me and ask me where I got the shoes. That has never happened to me before. Interestingly I think the shoes are the best looking shoes I’ve ever owned.