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Why do you/don't you wear Hoka's?

  

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  1. 1. The models of Hoka I wear are

    • Stinson
      8
    • Arahi
      4
    • Clayton
      3
    • Speed Instict
      1
    • Bondi
      11
    • Tracer
      3
    • Clifton
      11
    • Vanquish
      2
    • Speedgoat
      2
    • Challenger
      3
    • Other
      11
    • I don't wear Hoka's
      27
  2. 2. I buy my Hokas......

    • Online - Overseas
      6
    • Online - Australian Stores
      20
    • Bricks and Mortar Store
      18
    • Other
      3
    • I don't wear Hoka's
      26
  3. 3. When I need to replace my Hokas I will replace them wiith...

    • The Same Model Hoka (i.e Clifton 3 with Clifton 3)
      12
    • Newer version of same model Hoka (I.e Clifton replaced with Clifton 4)
      22
    • Similar style shoe (Altra, Vasque, Brooks Transcend)
      3
    • A more "mainstream" shoe
      3
    • I don't wear Hoka's
      27


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Not that there's anything wrong with that!

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12 hours ago, Rog said:

I just read the other day that they had the biggest shoe count in Hawaii, now that's impressive when you consider they've only been around for less than a decade.

Pretty amazing.

I'm keen on their Tracers, supposedly a racing flat of sorts. Anyone run in these?

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Might be pretty amazing (I thought so when I saw it), but face it. Triathletes are known for jumping into the new bandwagon, and generally seem willing to try all the new things out.

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Got into Hokas following an injury. Now to scared to try anything else. A number of years on now and injury free. Run 99% on road, getting old, I'll stick with Hokas. I don't have a local stockist, I ring ahead and get two pairs held and pick them up as I'm passing through. 

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50 minutes ago, Kato said:

Got into Hokas following an injury. Now to scared to try anything else. A number of years on now and injury free. Run 99% on road, getting old, I'll stick with Hokas. I don't have a local stockist, I ring ahead and get two pairs held and pick them up as I'm passing through. 

If you know the style and size of the Hoka you need keep an eye on the online shops like TheActive you can pick them up for <$100. I always have a new pair at home ready for when my current pair runs out.

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Running  Warehouse is gr8 too for specials.  I get all mine online

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So a quick look around on the start line for the LCW marathon showed that of the 10ish people in my near vicinity, more than half were wearing Hoka's of some description. 

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I'm very impressed with the Speedgoat 2's I just bought.

Nice soft comfy and conforming upper.  Good with and grip in mud, loose terrain. 

My only issue is that the new upper material (same as the Clifton 4's) and the laces are prickle magnets.  For a trail running shoe, one that doesn't collect prickles would be a good idea - as they eventually work their way inside

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8 hours ago, Turts said:

I'm very impressed with the Speedgoat 2's I just bought.

Nice soft comfy and conforming upper.  Good with and grip in mud, loose terrain. 

My only issue is that the new upper material (same as the Clifton 4's) and the laces are prickle magnets.  For a trail running shoe, one that doesn't collect prickles would be a good idea - as they eventually work their way inside

It's conker season here, trust me, you don't want one of those in your shoe:lol:

Taking mine for a run this arvo, will report back.

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OK, so went for an easy 30 min run today which included pavement, gravel and wet tow path, a couple of steep stone lined tracks and a steep descent into a field.  The shoes seemed to handle it well and TBH on the steep descent, my confidence bailed before the shoes did.

Fit wise they gave me the impression they are wider than my Clifton 3 (regular) and the Ahari (wide).  They gave more feel than they look like they should and you could feel the difference in treat pattern. I think they are a great all round trail shoe but for the hardcore trail runner that needs serious grip, they might lack a bit of connectivity with the terrain. However, for my likely trail needs, they are great.

One factor to consider in the UK is that they look a bit 'airy' for a winter trail show. Today was dry and sunny (true story!B))

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Where's good to buy Hoka Tracers from? Active don't have my size.

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1 hour ago, zed said:

Where's good to buy Hoka Tracers from? Active don't have my size.

I got mine from my local specialised shoe shop (The Runner's Shop, Canberra)

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2 hours ago, zed said:

Where's good to buy Hoka Tracers from? Active don't have my size.

Run West online or they have a store in Subiaco.

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Just go to triathlon market place or a the running buy and sell on facebook.   Hokas on there a lot either wrong size or people who tried them and realised they didnt like them. 

#bandwagon

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