Why we chose them: comfortable, speedy, responsive
The Catamount was originally designed to equip Brooks’s elite racers for the Western States 100 ultramarathon, the world’s oldest 100-mile race and one that’s mainly characterised by dry and dusty trails. It’s a trail running shoe built for speed, with a number of aspects that’ll prick the ears of competitive trail runners, most notably its midsole.
Brooks’s DNA Flash foam is used here, the same tech that’s featured in the brand’s super fast and hugely popular road shoe, the Hyperion Tempo. What’s so special about this is that it has nitrogen infused within it with the purpose of creating a responsive feel.
What’s The Brooks Catamount Best Suited To?
While, like we said, it might be made with the dry and dusty trails of California in mind, the Brooks Catamount can also cross over onto other types of running conditions. The design of the sole unit will suit runs on moderate trails, especially those that are hard packed. It’ll also suit runs that might involve road to trail transitions.