Hoka One shoes

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  1. Cowboy

    Cowboy Glances can deceive

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    Ive been recommended these shoes. I've been having tendinitis in my feet and everyone seems to love them. What say the peanut gallery?
     
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    B00ger Das B00G Charter Member Supporting Member

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    They are good. I highly recommend going by a Fleet Feet store if you can. The one here in Winston takes a scan of your feet and then fit your specifically. I went in with the goal of buying some Hokas and ended up walking out with some Mizunos after trying on about 8 pairs. Price was in line with what I could order them for, so was totally worth the extra time.

    Being a bigger boy trying to lose weight I needed something that wouldn’t punish my knees. Turns out I pronates really bad on one leg, so they compensated for that. Also found out I had been wearing the wrong sized shoes for years.

    Been running in my new kicks for about a month and zero problems with my joints. Actually up to 5 miles at a time now on the treadmill.


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  3. Cowboy

    Cowboy Glances can deceive

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    I went and talked to them and settled on a pair of hoka with extra cushion. It is funny I bought them and wore them out. My feet feel good but my back feels amazing. I've never had a pair of shoes like these but so far so good.
     
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    I've heard good things about them.
     
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    B00ger Das B00G Charter Member Supporting Member

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    Yup...I was a “Shoe Carnival buy one get one half off” kinda guy. Just bought what I liked and felt good at the store. Never gave it much more thought.

    Never again. The difference between “just any” shoe and a well fitted shoe is too great.


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    Cowboy Glances can deceive

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    If I can get a year out of these it will be well worth the money.
     
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    Tried them, but liked the Altra Lone Peak 3.5. They are a zero drop shoe, and really helped my knee sorness throughout the day.

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    charliesgrave cosmoline enthusiast Life Member Supporting Member

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    My likes hers. Most comfortable shoes she's ever owned, apparently.
     
  9. Midliferally

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    Having Arthritis in my knees and then having a torn meniscus bought 2 pair of these. These shoes seem to help. You can’t very well lift in them (I still do crossfit) but they do minimize the impact of walking or running. My .02
     
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    bigfelipe TSA Director Charter Life Member

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    I've gotten away from thick padded shoes. I wear "barefoot" trail running shoes or sandals, or oxfords all the time now. My feet are stronger and tire less now and the joint impact isn't noticable and my knees suck. I no longer have any plantar fasciitis issues either. Learning to run on the pad of my foot and not heel striking is a big part too. It's not natural and it's hard on your joints.
     
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    IrishCannon Fight hard.

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    Everyone I know that has them love em. I never owned a pair but I may look at getting some.

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