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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

               

               


              just a simple cat

                 

                 

                  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

                       

                       


                      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 (currently 211)

                          2000 miles?

                          Work on stretching and flexibility an stay healthy for Boston 2014 (have a BQ -9:00 time)

                          Marathon - 3:10 

                          HM 1:29:59

                          10k - 40:00

                          5k - 19:00

                           

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