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.
Thanks for sharing your experience. I am REALLY pleased I had the surgery in October 2013. I am now pain free. This is brilliant- as before the op I was getting electric shock pains in my foot. Now I have some permanent numbness and it feels a bit like i have a crease in my sock when I walk.......; but I am satisfied with this result.
My surgeon is very cautious about me exercising too soon causing the wound to break down. I have been told not to exercise until the New Year. This is ok- and I am looking forward to using the gym again in January! I hope to start running outside again once the evenings are lighter. It has taken a year from being seen by my GP and then referred on the NHS to have the surgery. It has been well worth the wait.
Keep up your running and thanks again for replying to my post
A week ago I had my Morton's neuroma surgically excised. It was 13mm by 6mm. The nerve was removed as well. The surgeon made the incision on the top of my foot. I understand that incisions on the foot base take longer to heal and may become thickened and painful in runners.
i was discharged from hospital the following day after having had a general anaesthetic. I am partially weight bearing on crutches. My toes are bruised; but I have only a small amount of pain- NB I am not putting any weight on the front of my foot. I took painkillers routinely for 2days; but after this time I haven't needed pain killers
i had a GA and also a nerve block. This block was a local anaesthetic and given for pain control. It was great and lasted 24hrs. When I was numb I used a frame to hop to the toilet!
i have an appt in one weeks time to get my sutures removed. I am wondering how long it will be before I can exercise again and will be asking the consultant. I believe I will be able to cycle and row before I can run.
The surgeon told me that it could be upto 6 months before I know if the surgery has been successful.
can anyone share their experience of surgery for a Morton's neuroma and also of their recovery? I am really interested in the recovery procedure