I LOVE my Hokas. They are wearing well and provide excellent cushioning. I have run no more than 6miles in any one run........so can't say how the shoes fair over longer distances. The tongue is q flimsy and I was worried at first it might tear; but it hasn't. The trainers are light and are not as bulky as I had imagined. This is my first pair of Hokas. Prior to these I ran in Nike Vomeros. I have tried Asics Nimbus and Brooks Ghost..........but felt the cushioning wasn't as good as Hokas. I would recommend Hokas........they are expensive full price.......Millet Sports did have discount on them recently....
I had hoped to be running longer distances than 6m; but my training hasn't gone to plan. some reviewers complain the toe box is narrow and they get blisters......; but I have had no rubbing or blisters at all( and I am prone to blisters in new shoes).
Will do. Will be running outside in them this w/e. Sorry I just reported about running on a treadmill. The walking was just to see if the size 8 fitted ok or was slipping up and down when I walked. I just thought I would comment. Perhaps I will do a better review in a months time.........I hope so
I have 2 main reasons for choosing Hokas- both as I require v good cushioning.
1. I have a lowish bone density(confirmed by a DEXA bone scan). Consultant says I am ok to run; but not marathons any more.
2. I have had a Morton's neuroma removed surgically from my foot. Consultant thought it was brought on by running?? The area of foot that the neuroma was excised from is permanently numb.
I have been considering Hokas for a little while after being introduced to them at the ParkRun. One of the runners there suffered 3 stress fractures. He bought the Hokas to protect his feet and hopefully prevent further stress fractures. About 10 years ago, I suffered 2 metatarsal stress fractures and a tibial stress fracture. I now take calcium supplements, have reduced my mileage and increased my weight- all to help prevent future stress fractures. I usually run in Nike Vomeros and I fancied a 2nd pair of trainers to rotate. The hokas were on offer for £89.99. Yes- still expensive!!
Has anyone else tried the Hokas? What do you think?
Managed to pick my HOKA CLIFTON trainers up today. First impressions: I like them a lot!! They are nice and light and the colour I chose( coral/white/yellow) are fab The insole is very thin and easily removed to accommodate my orthotic. The shoe is deep enough for the orthotic to sit snuggly. I know some people say you can wear them without orthotics ; but I want to try with them. My only concern is the tongue of the shoe which seems v flimsy. I hope it doesn't tear I walked around the house first in my size 8's. My day shoes are a 7 and my Nikes are a 7.5. The size 8's are perfect. The immediate feeling I noticed was the brilliant cushioning. They are extremely well cushioned. I then walked to the gym and did 30mins on the treadmill. I am v impressed. Unlike some reviews that I have read, I did NOT feel like a clown wearing them!!;-) My next try is a 3m outside run. I am only just starting running again after a long lay off- hence the short distance.