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652 Views 1 Reply Latest reply: Jan 14, 2015 6:11 PM by BigWanger
JasonFitz1 Legend 575 posts since
Jun 19, 2009
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Hoka One One Rapa Nui 2: Maximalism meets Minimalism?

Has anyone run in the Hoka One One shoes? They're highly cushioned shoes many are calling "maximalist" - I just reviewed a pair on Strength Running.


Check it out:


What do you think of these crazy cushioned shoes - too much or can they be used strategically for some workouts?



- Jason.

Strength Running
  • BigWanger Amateur 8 posts since
    May 18, 2009

    I know this is an older thread...


    I started running in Hokas this summer, after feeling the need to switch from "traditional" running shoes (Brooks Glycerin) after I had developed IT band issues running in semi minimalist shoes (Brooks Pure Flows).  Trained and ran an IM in the Conquest, and loved them.  They give a great cushioned ride, which was something I needed as a 210lb racer, and have a minimal heel to forefoot drop.  They were plenty stable for me, and have felt great.  Had my second best half marathon time in them, with minimal training at the end of my season.  I just started running in the Stinson Lites, and they feel pretty good, as well.  Some people have told me they feel heavy, but in a size 14/15, everything feels heavy.  LOL  My IT band issues have disappeared, and I feel like I will stick with Hokas for a while.

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