Posted: 28/06/2015 at 00:23
I've had good and bad Hoka experiences. Had the Bondi 3 last year, which were great - lots of cushioning,really saved my legs on long runs. I alternated with low drop Adidas Adios 2, and had no problems with my calves (I'm prone to calf issues). This year I tried the Cliftons, which are very light but still cushioned. Also super comfortable, but the physio pointed out they didn't give me enough support and were allowing my knee to collapse inwards, causing problems. After switching back to the Bondis, no problems.
So in summary, they can be very good, but you have to get a style that suits you.