Great shoe. Comfortable, great Hoka sole with lots of cushion, and great grip for granite and other hard surfaces. If you are looking for a comfortable shoe with lots of cushion to help the knees and back, you may have found it. Great Hoka comfort and off trail sole too. The soles are large (they say 40% more than a normal sole) and great grip for granite and other hard surfaces. Shoe is a little narrow, so you might want to go a 1/2 size larger if you have anything but a narrow foot. I actually… Full review
I got the shoe in December to start incorporating them into training for the HURT 100 in Hawaii. They did great on the frozen trails and winter back roads of Maine. But I was still not sure how this would correspond to the heavily rooted technical running on Oahu. After multiple 20 mile training runs on the HURT course as well as using them for 85 miles during the race I can say they withstood everything I threw at them. Specs: Purpose: Trail Offset: 5mm Heel: 29mm Forefoot: 24mm Weight: 8.6 oz. Full review
It only took a few runs and one race to make me a true believer. Try these, your knees, ankles, and back will thank you. I'm an old school runner with a love of new ideas! Back in the day when the Tiger Cortez was considered a state of the art training shoe, we runners oohed and ahhed over the half inch of cushioning in the mid-sole. I too progressed to the basic running shoe for many years and races. I saw the "sock shoe" craze for what it is, a fad and winced everytime I saw someone running with… Full review
Super comfortable, super wide, not good tread. Would recommend for hiking or around town walking. No break-in period, hiked a few times under 6 miles and no sign of blisters even though my wide foot isn't as wide as these. My feet do move around in them but I felt there was not going to be any red spot. I don't feel safe with the small tread, but a couple trails were steep and I was safe, so maybe I just need to get used to it. Many trail runners use them and give 5 stars. Maybe I should put inserts… Full review
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