Monday, September 1, 2014

HOKA One One Shoe Review and Giveaway

I used to be 5’ 5” tall, but I am now 5’ 7” tall. And, it’s all because of these:

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You have probably seen these shoes out and about on the Internets and the road ways. Maybe you even wear a pair. What you may not know is the technology and science behind these crazy ass looking shoes called Hokas. Let me tell you.
Fact: These shoe have 50% more cushioning than your average running shoe.
Why You Should Care: Because this helps with shock absorption and keeps you stable (at least physically stable. I am not sure if they make you mentally stable – that is your problem).
Fact: Lab tests have shown that Hoka's rocking midsole geometry and low heel-toe drop encourages proper form by allowing a runner to easily strike the ground near the midfoot. Supposedly this helps with injury prevention,
What That Means and Why You Should Care: Because this should give you a smoother ride and support decent running form. And you can pretend you are in a cradle, for old time’s sake.
Fact: These shoes stabilize you on trails and hills
Why You Should Care: These shoes are especially suitable for ultra and trail runners. They are ideal for running trails with steep climbs and descents as well as obstacles such as rocks, roots and trail debris (no guarantee you won’t still fall – falling happens to be my specialty on the trails and it probably doesn’t matter what shoe or color underwear I have on).
Basically, Hoka One One shoes are designed to allow your feet to move freely and naturally. Even though they look big and bulky, they are actually quite lightweight (about 15% lighter than the average running shoe) and nimble!

I decided to try the Clifton Hokas (MSRP: $130).
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They are the lightest of the Hoka shoes, weighing in at only 7.8 ounces. They have a 6mm drop, so heel to toe-wise, they are somewhere in the middle between the typical running shoe and total minimalist shoe. 

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Sizing: I found that they ran BIG. I usually wear a size 9 in running shoes (size 8 in regular shoes), yet I wear a size 8 in the Hokas.

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How they felt: Given the dramatic look of the shoes, I expected a dramatic running experience. However, the Hokas did not feel terribly different to me than any other shoe. I liked how lightweight they were and I noticed that my feet naturally followed a rocking motion as I ran.  I have been having some foot pain on the side of my left foot, and this did not occur with the Hokas (maybe due to the cushioning). I found it just as easy to keep a moderate pace in these shoes (long distance run pace) as a tempo or interval pace. Overall, I found these to be a comfortable, well fitted shoe that offers ample cushioning, but not marshmallow-y feeling.

Trying Out the Hokas

Pros:
  • Long shelf life. You may be able to get more miles out of these than a typical running shoe because they are so sturdy. The sole will not break down easily.
  • There is a 30 day guarantee on these shoes, so if you hate them, return them.
  • Reduces impact, which may help prevent injury. Many Hoka wearers have reported less knee pain or no knee pain at all when wearing these.
  • Great foot protection, especially on trails.
  • You meet many new friends when you wear these because they are  a conversation piece. You might even meet your future husband or mistress.
Cons:
  • Price. They run $130 to $170 (ouch!). However if they do prove to prevent injuries, the cost is probably less than when a typical injury costs.
  • Many report they take some getting used to, although I did not have that experience.
  • The toe box is rather tight and narrow.
  • The fuchsia color bled onto my white running socks. At $130/pair, this shouldn’t happen.
Want to try a pair? Enter below (U.S. addresses only please)!! Giveaway starts at this moment and ends one week from this moment.


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Hoka One One company provided me with the pair for my review and the giveaway item. All opinions are my own.

386 comments:

  1. Thanks for the opportunity to win! Pam H.

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  2. I don't have a particular shoe but am shopping. I am having knee pain that the dr says is related to my arches. So I need something other than my current

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  3. I've heard of them but not tried them. I currently wear Brooks Pure Flow.

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  4. I have really wanted to try Hokas, but have hesitated because of the cost. I currently run in Brooks!

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  5. I'm a Brooks girl but Hokas intrigue me! The price is a little intimidating but maybe I will be lucky and win!

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  6. I have been trying to find a pair with more cushioning, these look perfect :)

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  7. I have not tried Hokas. Never heard of them. I don't really love the look of them. I am currently running in a pair of Saucony shoes which are needing to be replaced.

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  8. Sure they're ugly as sin, but I have no illusions of looking like a model when I'm out there huffing and puffing, butt-crack-sweat and tears and all. Whatever I can do to make it more comfortable is fine for me. I'm a "maximalist". My Hoka Kailua trail shoes are the best thing I ever spent $150 on. The only problem I have is they heel nub thingies rub my achilles, but I just took some scissors to them and now they're my favorite shoe ever. They've lasted much longer than my other shoes. Although I am actually in need of a new pair......

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    1. Also FYI for everyone, I got my first pair of Hoka's on 6pm for only $70! Right now they aren't quite that cheap, but keep an eye out. http://www.6pm.com/hoka

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  9. I wear Asics gel nimbus most of the time, but I also have a pair of brooks pure flows for short runs.

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  10. My husband and I both have HOKAs Great shoe esp for trails. My husband is 6'6' 245 lbs and they have made a huge difference for his knees and back. Thanks~Amy

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  11. I run in Saucony's and really like a low profile. Really curious to try these as I've heard great things from multiple people.

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  12. I currently run in Asics but have always wanted to try Hokas.

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  13. I saw a lot of Hokas when I volunteered at the ultra my brother ran. I really like them!

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  14. I am currently sidelined with knee pain. Prior to that it was plantar. Ugh! I wear Asics but have seriously considered Hoka shoes because I've heard good things about them and knees. Crossing my fingers. Joanne

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  15. Just tried a pair and they were huge on me so not a good "fit" ha ha
    willing to try again in a pair that is actually the right size for me. Thanks!

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  16. Great giveaway! I have never heard about or seen these shoes before but they sound great. I need a lot of support when I run, so these should do the trick.

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  17. I currently wear New Balance 890s. Your review makes me want to try out the Hokas.

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  18. i have a pair of hoka stinson trail and i am saving up for a pair of cliftons!
    thank you.

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  19. I keep hearing about Hokas, so regardless of whether I win I think I'll have to check them out! Love your blog, and thanks for the opportunity to win!

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  20. I've thought about trying Hokas before! I'm a fan of minimalist shoes, with zero drop being the most important factor (but the lower than typical drop for Hokas makes them still potentially feasible to me). Right now I alternate between a pair of Vivo Barefoot and Merrell glove dash for most runs, and a pair of Altras (also zero drop, some cushioning but nowhere near as much as Hokas!) for long runs.

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  21. Winning these would be a great way to try these out. I'm guessing they'll feel a bit different from my Newton's!

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  22. I would love to try a pair of these. Wonder if they would help with my hip pain???

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  23. I've seen lots of uhm...older people wearing these at trail running ultras! Haha. I figured they were trails-only shoes. I'd give them a go!

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  24. I've been wanting to try these suckas. Thanks for the chance!

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  25. I've been a Brooks Ghost devotee for a while now, but lately have been having more foot pain so have been wondering about trying a shoe with more cushioning.

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  26. I'd love to win a pair of Hokas!

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  27. I've been wearing the Gel Nimbus for a few years and have not seen these. I love the idea of a high support shoe for trail running and would love to give them a try...

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  28. I use the Hokas as a "therapeutic" shoe when I have a foot sole bruise or minor foot sole tendonitis. I do not run in them regularly as they seem to promote natural foot muscle and stride dampening system muscle atrophy. You might take a look at what these people have to say:

    http://thegaitguys.tumblr.com/post/80182777197/more-shoe-foam-may-mean-more-problems-last-night

    http://thegaitguys.tumblr.com/post/80695774288/more-on-eva-foam-impact-loading-behaviors-and-adding

    I know numerous runners that have had long-tern use issues with the Hokas- primarily in the knees, yet I also know numerous runners who have had no problems. Clearly this is an individual thing but it is best to be aware that the Hokas (or other maximalist shoes) may not be a good choice for you.

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  29. BEst way to try is a free try...I'm in!

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  30. I have never tried them but I follow the Dirt Diva and she loves them! I wear Brooks Cascadia, I kinda love them too!

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  31. My husband loves his Hokas. I would love to win a pair of my own!

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  32. I've never tried Hokas, i currently run in Brooks Ravennas

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  33. Tried these on and thought they felt great. I really want a pair!

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  34. Thanks for the review. I would enjoy a pair of these.

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  35. My brother suggested these to me after I broke my ankle. I haven't tried them but would love to!

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  36. I used to be a Newton girl. Now I'm in love with Hokas! I rotate between the Stinson Tarmac and Bondi. I also have the Hoka Trail shoes. I'd love to try the Clifton.

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  37. I would love to try them because I'm looking to switch up my running shoes!

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  38. I am starting out on trails again and these should would be awesome to try out!

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  39. I have a pair. It has taken me a minute to like them, but I really like them now. I like them more on trails than road. Carol-wv

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  40. Love your blog. As a triathlete, I was particularly excited watching your Ironman prep. I've used the larger Hokas (the Bondi Speeds), but I am particularly interested in Cliftons as a lighter race day shoe. Thanks for the chance to win a pair.

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  41. I've been dying to try these out! Me want!!!

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  42. would love to try these shoes to see if they help with my foot pain!! Cheers L. Dodis

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  43. I wear Newtons, so these are way on the other end of the spectrum for me but I have lots of friends who swear by these. I'd love to give them a try!

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  44. I have never tried Hokas but I'd love to. I currently wear Brooks Ghost 7 shoes.

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  46. I haven't tried them as they are $$$ but they look like space shoes :)

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  47. I would love to try these to see if it would help with my knees:-)

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  48. Currently running in Asics but would love to be Hokas up with some new kicks!

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  49. Have never tried Hoka, but am intrigued! I run in Saucony Kinvaras now. Thank you!! :)

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  50. I currently wear mizunos but they don't give me enough support. I like New Balance 991s.

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  51. I've been considering trying these... especially as my mileage increases. They seem so very strange, but you just never know - they might be awesome!

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  52. Me and my aching feet would love to try these!

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  53. I have a pair of Cliftons and LOVE THEM. Would love another pair so I could rotate them as I train for my two upcoming half marathons!

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  54. I've never tried Hokas, but everyone I know who wears them swears by them. I wear Brooks Pure Flows. I have 7 pairs, and I LOVE them.

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  55. No place to see them here :/ I want to try these bad!

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  56. I have never tried Hokas but I have sure wanted to! I started out with Asic Gels, moved to Sauconys and now I rock Skoras pretty much everywhere. I love the minimalist shoe, but recently a bad case of plantar fasciitis has forced me back into more supportive shoes, these look like they'd be very supportive! :)

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  57. I wear Adidas Energy Boost for street runs and Brooks for trail running. I have been topping off at about 11 miles for trail running because of knee twinges (and me screaming out loud "No! No! Not the knees!). I would love the opportunity to wear a pair because next time I fall down while race running, we could discuss the cool shoes instead of my lack of grace!

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  58. I have never tried Hokas before! Pretty loyal Brooks gal here (just switched to Adrenaline's), but I am willing to give it a go!

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  59. No. Currently wear Mizuno wave creation- on 5 th pair

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  60. I would love to win! I currently wear Mizuno Wave Riders w/orthotics, but I only get about 150 miles out of them because I have a bad heel strike (it gets expensive!) Hokas might do the trick!

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  61. My hubby wore Hokas for a while and he loved them. I'm having knee issues and have been contemplating switching to these. I'm currently in Mizunos, which I love but sometimes change is good!

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  62. Hokas enabled me to run my first maratjon and BQ, then run Boston this year...up to almost 3 years of mostly injury-free running 9 pair later - this runner loves them!

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  63. I've been so wanting to try these! Thank you for the opportunity and review!

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  64. A couple of my friends just got Hokas and so far love them. I'd LOVE to try them and see if they help with my foot issues on long runs. I'd LOVE to win a pair from Shut Up and Run!!! I don't have a twitter account so will just hope that my one comment on your blog and FB page get me a WIN! :) Kathy Hull

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  65. With bad Achilles and neuropathy pain would love to try these!

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  66. I wear saucony guides now. I have neuromas in both feet and need a pretty wide toe box. I go back and forth between brooks ghost and the sauconys.

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  67. Nope, I've never worn them (but an ultra-runner friend does). I am currently in Mizunos - second pair in a row - and it's probably time for a new pair of running shoes. I like what I'm in, so unless I win these, I'll probably find myself in a 3rd pair of Mizunos.

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  68. I'm excited about the Cliftons...I didn't see the purple color though--maybe not avaialble everywhere?

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  69. I have been tempted to try these. I love cushy shoes!

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  70. i'd love to run taller cushier shoes - thanks for the chance to win a pair :)

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  71. My current model of New Balance have been discontinued (sniff, sob) so looking for my next go to shoe. These are intriguing!

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  72. I have the Hoka Clifton's and absolutely love them! I could not believe the cloud like feel of them and for some reason when I wear them I tend to run faster. I have them in white and teal but would love a pink pair! I rotate my hoka's with brooks ghost and glycerin's which I am a huge fan of too. Glad you liked them! Hope I win :)

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  73. My brother is obsessed with these shoes and I've been wanting to try them!

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  74. I want to try the Hokas for free! :)

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  76. so intrigued by the hokas, would love to try them on the trails this fall!

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  77. I'm really curious about the Hokas - I saw them all over the place when I paced the Umstead 100-Miler, and I'm definitely curious, but they are just so goofy looking, some of them are! Those however, aren't too bad!

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  78. I've seen them but haven't tried them. I run in Brooks Ghost 7s

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  79. I would really like to try the Hokas. I've been thinking of switching brands and would love to give them go.

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  80. My husband recently converted from
    Brooks to Hokas and has been singing their praises, would love to try them out!

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  81. Interesting shoe! Would love to try them out

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  82. Haven't tried Hokas. I rotate between different kinds of Mizunos and Sauconys.

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  83. Currently run in vibrams (bikinis). Love them but raced my first half marathon in them last week and ended up with a minor foot injury. Think I need to change it up for the long, hard stuff. Hokas look interesting.

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  84. currently running in Saucony a Guides for long runs and rotating Saucony a Mirage and Brooks a Pure Cadence for short runs. I've toyed with the idea of Hokas for a 50k I'm training for. I would LOVE the opportunity to try them!

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  85. Currently an Asics girl but would be willing to give these a try.

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  86. I would love to try these! I love my Brooks but these are interesting.

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  87. I would love to be a little taller! donna

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  88. I haven't tried these but I would love to! I currently run in New Balance.

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  89. Hmmmm . . . maybe. But would rather not spend $130 to find out. So I hope I win;).

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  90. Hoka's got me through plantar fasciitis

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  91. Hoka helped kept me running through a foot injury recovery. I am ready for my next pair! Stability is the name of the game!

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  92. I have never heard of them. I run in Brooks Glycerin for my long runs. The price seems to be about the same. Would be fun to try.

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  93. I heard about these from our local running store and given my knee and hip problems have considered trying a pair. :)

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  94. I have never tried Hoka's. I only dabble in running, so I just run in my New Balance tennis shoes I wear any time I'm not at work.

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  95. YES!!! I have been through 2 pairs of the Stinsons and I get the privilege of getting a new pair this week! - Only because I can't find my pair in my storage unit and my Mizunos have no more cush left in them.

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  96. I have not tried Hokas yet. I currently wear the Brooks Ravenna. I'm having issues with plantar fasciitis and would love to see if the Hokas help with that.

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  97. I currently run in Brooks Ravenna 4s, but am to the point where I can longer find them online or in stores in my size. The Ravenna 5s caused my plantar fasciitis to flare up, so I'm desperately seeking a new brand of running shoe. The Hokas sound very intriguing to this chronically injured runner!

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  98. Currently wear Newton Kismets, and obsessed with the feeling of the lugs, but Hokas are like unicorn farts: something I've heard about, think about on occasion, and would like to try it for myself <--that's where I lost the metaphor

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  99. Currently a faithful Asics wearer but would love to give these a try!

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  100. I currently wear the Brooks PureCadence, but I've been using an older pair of Adrenalines for trail running. The Hokas seem like a great option!

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  101. I love Hokas! I have 4 different pairs 2 trail 2 road. Totally converted!

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  102. I love Hokas but have never tried these ones, fingers crossed!

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  103. I love that you're giving these away! I've just been off for 12 weeks with a femoral stress fracture and will be running Boston in April:) My coach REALLY wants me to get some, but I'm being cheap!

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  104. I haven't ever tried Hokas but have wanted to. It would be cool to win.

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  105. My husband RAVES about his Hokas! Would love to give them a try myself!

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  106. I currently wear the Asics Kayano but know tons of people who love Hokas! I'd definitely like to give them a try.

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  107. I would love to win a pair of Hokas!

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  108. I've never tried Hokas, but I'd love to see if they help with some aches and pains I'm having. I've been running in Brooks and Mizunos.

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  109. I just purchased my first pair of Hoka Cliftons a little over a week ago, and the nagging shin pain I had been experiencing is COMPLETELY gone!! Yes, they are a little ugly cute, but I LOVE them. I would love to have a second pair to rotate. :)

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  110. I haven't tried Hokas yet. I run in the Nike Wildhorse, and could probably use some extra cushioning.

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  111. I have transitioned to cushioned shoes and would love to try the Hokas!

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  112. I have Asics Gel Kayanos and can't even keep up with the new colors! Still, I'd try Hokas if given the chance!

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  113. I have gone from minimalist running to wearing zero drop Altras. I love the cushioning, but haven't quite made the leap to Hokas!

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  114. I currently wear the Brooks Pure Cadence 2 and 3 and Pure Flow 2. I am having some hip pain and toe pain (weird). I was going to try Brooks Ravenna or Ghost but I would be curious to see if Hokas would alleviate my issues.

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  115. Would love to try these. I have only ever run in Brooks Adrenaline and I love those but dang shoes are expensive and it would be great to try these!

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  116. I currently run in Saucony Kinarva's. I run on grass and they work great for me. I am looking for a more durable shoe for pavement, though and would love to try the Hoka's.

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  117. i don't have a twitter account so unfortunately you're only getting me here. :)

    i have heard about the hokas quite a bit. one of the runners in my trail group only runs in them and loves them. he's about 8 feet tall and a twig... i'm not sure if he weighs as much as a twig but since he's human i would guess he weights more than that. i run in new balance 1400v2 and love love love them. they weigh only 5.4oz so i've been reluctant to try the hokas since they're so much heavier. still... i'd love to try them!

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  118. For a very long time I thought the shoe brand was pronounced Hoka 1 1 (like 9-1-1). My running shoe world was totally rocked when I learned that was incorrect! Would love to try these shoes :)

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  119. Great giveaway. The Clifton's are the first Hoka I really was to try.

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  120. I'm looking a reliable pair of shoes - the sole of my right shoe fell completely off while out running last week. Although since I wear a size 5 these may be out of my size range.

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  121. I've heard a little bit about these and was glad to read your review. I feel like I have the hardest time finding good shoes. I've been through 4 brands and can't seem to find the perfect show. I feel like Goldilocks.

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  122. I've never tried the Hoka's but have wanted to for a while. I currently wear brooks ghosts and love them but do have knee pain.

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  123. I've never tried Hokas. Currently wearing Mizuno Wave but am open to trying something different.
    Karen

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  124. I've never tried the Hokas, because I rarely deviate from my Nikes. But I've heard good things about them, and I think my sister should give them a try. She tends to be more injury-prone.

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  125. No I haven't tried these. Currently I wear NB

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  126. HOKA you had me at less or no knee pain !!! ~Amy from Oxford

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  127. Have been curious about Hokas. Currently run in Mizuno & Brooks

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  128. Thanks for sharing the review and a chance to win. Would love to try a pair of Cliftons!

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  129. I've been wanting to try them. I run in the Brooks Cadence but marathon training in those shoes is giving my feet a beating!

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  130. Would love to try these! Thanks for the give away! I wear Brooks Adrenaline and Saucony Guinde now but I'll be needing to replace one of them soon.

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  131. I want a prospective study on these to see if they prevent long term knee problems. given that i'm only 31 right now and have put a lot of miles in, they are intriguing, but without proof that they minimize long-term injury i'm not sure that i can spring for $150/pair 3-4 times/year!

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  132. Would have to say that I have never tried them. I am currently wearing some hand-me-down nike shoes - shaunie

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  133. I put 450 miles on the Hoka Stinsons, which included the Great Wall Marathon (5,164 steps and over 6,000 feet of elevation gain). I'd say I put them to the test. :) I had an Achilles injury prior to switching to the Hokas and they definitely helped me return to running and allowed me to train for the Great Wall Marathon injury-free. I'm a big fan. :)

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  134. Never tried Hokas, but I am intrigued. I slap the pavement pretty hard...have the shin splints to prove it! I currently wear Mizuno (Wave Riders) because even though they are firm, they hug my heel nicely.

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  135. Husband is wanting to try these. May have to get him a pair if it will get him to run.

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  136. Thanks for the review! Will have to try them to help alleviate some of my toe pain!

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  137. I have never tried them, but they look very interesting and I have heard great things about them!

    I have a few pairs of different brands of shoes I am currently rotating through. Most of them are Asics.

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  138. I like the Fusxhia colour, maybe your socks were jealous of the shoe and wanted a little to rub off on them.? Lol. Great giveaway!

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  139. I have a pair of the Huakas and love them!

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  140. I love my Hokas. Wouldn't have survived Leadville without them! :)

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  141. I have been wanting to try these!

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  142. These would be great to try.

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  143. Have been contemplating trying a pair but the minimalist drop has kept me away. Glad to see they have the 6mm drop now.

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  144. Pick me, pick me!!! Looking to switch up my shoes and would love to try these.

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  145. I've never tried them although I do see them everywhere so they must be fantastic considering they resemble something of the 70s. :] I like the ones you test drove and would give them a shot. I'm injury prone and will do anything! I run in Newtons and Asics right now.

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  146. I have never tried these but would love to. I have flat feet and read that these would be good for me!

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  147. I would love to try a pair of these! I currently wear Asics Kayanos :-)

    Lumpy_lump_in_my_oatmeal@yahoo.com

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  148. I have never tried them. I currently wear Nike Lunarlaunch shoes
    Digicats {at} Sbcglobal {dot} Net

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  149. I have not tried these shoes. Normally I wear Brooks Pureflows but I recently got a pair of Mizunos....their version of minimalist shoe and I don't think they have enough cushioning for me.

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  150. never tried these....have read a lot about them. I have Asics GT 2000-2 and New Balance Minimus currently.

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  151. I have not tried them, but have been wanting to! I am currently running in an asics.

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  152. I would LOVE to win these sneakers!!

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  153. I have not tried the Hokas. For my longer runs I alternate between a pair of Brooks and Asics. For short fast runs I wear Under Armor. I would love the chance to try these. Thanks!

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  154. I run in Hokas now and love them! They are perfect for me!

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  155. Have never tried them before. I run in Mizuno, Saucony, and New Balances

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  156. Never tried them, but have seen them out on the trail.

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  157. I haven't tried them but have been interested in trying them. I currently wear Mizuno Wave Rider 16.

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  158. I've been wanting to try these! good to know about the 30 day return policy.

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  159. Let's be honest, those shoes are God-awful ugly but hey, if they're good shoes, then I'd embrace the ugly!

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  160. I wear New Balances right now, but would give these a shot

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  161. Never tried these, I currently have the ASIC tri noosa and love them

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  162. I couldn't care less what a shoe looks like, I'm all about the feel. I have shoes uglier than those (and that kinda is saying something). Luckily, most races aren't a beauty contest (for SO many reasons).

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  163. My fiance is an ultra-runner and he wears Hokas for both his road and trail runs. After a couple years of battling injuries he is now injury free and running several ultras a year. He swears by them. I'd love to try them!

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  164. I've always wanted to try these! They look very interesting.

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  165. I've been very curious about these shoes- thanks for the chance to try them!

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  166. I've been wearing mizunos for years but these look interesting enough that I'd love to try them!

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  167. Never tired them but will if I win. I wear New Balance or Mizuno.

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  168. Absolutely need shoes with cushion for these older feet, these would be worth a try.

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  169. I wear New Balance 1600s, but have been dealing with some foot pain after long runs - would love to try these!

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  170. I am interested in the extra cushion for my knees.

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  171. I have really been wanting to try these but my wallet says no. I would really love to win!

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  172. I haven't, but I have heard great things! I'm currently wearing Merrell's.

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  173. I have heard of Hokas. I've wanted to try them for a while. I'm currently wearing Saucony Kinvaras.

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  174. I'm a fan of cushion and I keep going back to the Brooks pure project for terrific cushioning. I need to replace each pair every 6months though as they easily wear out due to light materials. Product description says 200-300miles wc is definitely not the case for me. I'd love to try good cushion w o too much wear n tear. Hoka it is! Fingers (and toes) crossed.

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  175. I've never tried hokas but have been intrigued by them. My favorite shoes, the wave prophecy 2s, were discontinued so I am looking for a new great shoe!

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  176. I am currently wearing Brooks Adrenaline. I've not worn Hokas but wouldn't mind giving them a shot.

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  177. I currently run in saucony. So far, they're pretty good to me!

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  178. I wear Asics, but I would love to try these!

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  179. LOVE my Kahlua Tarmacs. I got them because of foot pain during long training runs. Had my best half ever in these in January. PR'd and sailed through the finish line with my legs and feet feeling great. I was able to take two long walks with my dog that very day and run 5 miles 3 days later. That has never happened before in other running shoes.
    Kim S.

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  180. I've worn Brooks forever. But I'd be willing to try something new if I won these - I've heard an awful lot about them.

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  181. I have a pair of Hoka Stinson Tarmacs. I alternate between those and my New Balance 860s. I need a little stability (of the physical kind). :-)

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  182. I currently run in Five Fingers. These look interesting.

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  183. I Tried them at a running convention once and would love to try them again - especially since I am recovering from a tibial fracture and have a bionic (titanium) leg! Returning to running might welcome a cushioned experience!

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  184. I bought one pair about 3 weeks ago and just bought a second pair. I really like the feel and am hoping they help reduce injury.

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