Catherine Greenwaldwrote a review of Brooks Caldera Trail Running Shoe - Women's on June 4, 2017
Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
I was an early Hoka adopter but had a hard time with the fit once they started trying to make their shoes look more 'normal' - lost that nice wide fit that I loved. Tried the Altras but they were way too wide and sloppy, and the zero drop just isn't for me. Then these came out -- and they're perfect! Plenty of cushioning, with a nice wide forefoot but excellent fit across the instep and no slipping in the heel. As first these felt pretty firm and kind of flat underfoot -- have to say, I do miss the 'bathtub' effect of the Hokas. However, once they've broken in they've conformed more to my foot. The cushioning is a bit soft, so I can feel rocks underfoot and I'm not sure just how long these will last., but I'm hoping at least a season or two.
Sizing is true to size -- after reading some reviews that said they ran big, I decided to go down a half size but had to return them and get my usual size.