Hi robphotog. I am pleased to read you like the Hoka Cliftons. I have had a look at Run and Become website and like the look of the Hoka Bondi 4 at £115. Was wondering if you would report back which shoes you managed to try on in the Hoka range. Hopefully I may get money for my birthday and treat myself? Am interested in the various models you tried on- comfort/fit/weight etc. Are you going to purchase a different model to the Cliftons?
Yes please Rob............I would love to hear how you find the shoes over 6m. I had a dodgy knee when I decided to buy the Cliftons. It wasn't a long standing injury, just a niggle............but I have been running now in the Cliftons instead of my Nike Vomeros and my knee is absolutely fine now. To be fair, my vomeros are needing replacing after several months of use- so this could have been the cause of the niggle?
Just read April's edition of Runners World. A good review of the Hoka Clifton trainer
" for a maximal shoe that looks so chunky it's a testament to the job Hoka has done on the fit that 2 testers made the same remark-wearing the shoes " felt like I was running in comfy socks", referring to the mix of cushioning and speed this shoe gives. The foot sits high off the ground(29mm at the heel and 24mm at the forefoot) but the overall drop of 5mm gives this a great blend of responsiveness and padding, and proved adept across a variety of distances "
" I felt like I was running in my socks and yet had the confidence to pick up my downhill speed, thanks to the support. I did some hard sessions and whether they were fast, long or steep the shoe came up tops "
I haven't been able to run further than 6m in any one run in my hoka cliftons- due to lack of fitness! However the 6miles has been really great and the shoes are definitely a good purchase for me. Runners World have nominated the shoe as "BEST RUNNERS DEBUT"
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