Gear Review

5 5

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I have found "the Shoe". Now granted, I know that these shoes aren't for everyone. I was very skeptical about them initially until I decided to give them a go in my first hundred. I'd been battling PF for several months leading up to my run and was worried I wouldn't be able to complete my first attempt at this distance. Needless to say, around mile 30 I decided to swap out of my brooks cascadia into the hoka mafate. The rest is history. Instant relief, of course supplemented with my sole orthotics. These shoes went above and beyond my expectations. They do take a bit to get used to. Heel to toe differential is low, which accomadate a mid- forefoot strike. The major difference noted between the hoka and previous trail shoes is the reduction of jarring impact to the quads. Your quads and knees will thank you. They are fun on the down hill. Overall, I'd your a runner looking for a soft, yet supportive shoes and have been struggling with injuries I would definitely consider giving these shoes a go.