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What the Hoka? (Read 1559 times)

andyman68


    I started this thread and said I wouldn't be buying these shoes anytime soon due to the cost.  However, I contacted the company about being a shoe tester and was informed there is no testing program, but they would give me a $50 discount since I am a blogger. I ordered a pair of the Mafate Trail version and I expect they will arrive in the next week.  Looking forward to testing them out on the trail.

    "Any idiot can run a marathon. It takes a special kind of idiot to run an ultramarathon." - Alan Cabelly
      Andy - how were they?
      andyman68


        They were very cushy. I prefer my shoes to let me feel the ground more.  I think they might be useful for a really long run or maybe on tired legs or maybe if one changed shoes in the latter part of an ultramarathon.. 

        "Any idiot can run a marathon. It takes a special kind of idiot to run an ultramarathon." - Alan Cabelly

          They were very cushy. I prefer my shoes to let me feel the ground more.  I think they might be useful for a really long run or maybe on tired legs or maybe if one changed shoes in the latter part of an ultramarathon.. 

           

          This is exactly what I was expecting, and hoping, to hear. Many thanks - very useful.


          Ostrich runner

            theclymb.com has hokas for 70-80 bucks right now in a few sizes...including, of course, not mine.

            http://www.runningahead.com/groups/Indy/forum


            just a simple cat

              This is exactly what I was expecting, and hoping, to hear. Many thanks - very useful.

               Purdey, you just successfully ran the Leadville 100.  Did you wear your Hoka one ones?  How did it go?  Smile

               

              Running is stupid


              just a simple cat

                 

                Running is stupid

                  Are those Capri's he's wearing?

                   

                   

                   

                    Are those Capri's he's wearing?

                     

                    He's only 4ft.  They'd be shorts on most people.

                     

                    I thought he was allowed to wear Capri's 'cos he's badass?

                     "Don't walk in front of me; I may not follow.  Don't walk behind me; I may not lead.  Just walk beside me and be my friend."


                    just a simple cat

                      Naw, its 'cause he's Euro..........Big grin

                       

                      Running is stupid


                      Ostrich runner

                        I'm about to buy some. Any comments on sizing? Anyone tried the waterproof ones...are they too hot?

                        http://www.runningahead.com/groups/Indy/forum

                          Not capris, but manpris

                          2014 Goals

                          Weight - 200 lbs (not happening!)

                          2000 miles (Over 2000 and shooting for 2400)

                          Stay healthy for Boston 2015 (So far, so good)

                          Marathon - 3:05 (Didn't happen - Took and shot at sub 3 and blew up a bit)

                          5k - 19:55 (19:43 July 4, 2014)

                           

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