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Fly both uphill and down.

It may seem contradictory to say that the big, oversized sole on the Hoka One One Women's Mafate 2 Trail Running Shoe gives you better connection to the ground, but it works. Thanks to the sole's surface area that's twice as large as that on traditional running shoes, the Mafate 2 grips the trail like nothing else and rolls over the gnarliest technical terrain like a tank ... a featherweight tank.
  • Ultra-cushy EVA midsole is 30 percent softer and 2.5 times thicker than a typical trail running shoe so it absorbs up to 80 percent of shock associated with heel strike and soaks up rough terrain
  • Rockered midsole and low heel-toe differential (4mm) allows for natural-feeling strides and easier transitions between steps for improved efficiency
  • Oversized midsole stabilizes the movement of the foot upon impact to reduce the rate of pronation and supination
  • Ultra-lightweight design (10.5oz) means you tire less running uphill
  • Speedy downhill performance makes it ideal for adventure racing
  • Runs about a half-size smaller than the typical running shoe, so you may want to consider sizing up

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2 5

Huuuuuuuge!

  • Familiarity: I returned this product before using it
  • Fit: Runs large

These shoes were not only a bit big for my 8.5 size foot, they are just a mammoth looking shoe! If you don't mind looking like Bigfoot, they might work for you. They do seem ultra-cushy, but even with a history of knee and ankle issues, I just couldn't bring myself to try them out on the trail!

3 5

Dissapointed, I love the original

I am a dedicated Hoka runner. I own 4 pair. I was so sad that the mafate two had changed. I do like the wider toe box. I could have ordered my regular size. The sole is a lot stiffer and the mafate 2 does not offer the cushion I love.
Backcountry has an excellent and easy return policy .

5 5

Backcountry service

  • Gender: Female

Excellent service! I bought a pair of Hoka's which wasn't the correct size. I had no problem returning the shoes free of charge and getting a refund. I definitely will shop at Backcountry again.

finally some good shoes!

finally some good shoes!

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The past 10 years i have had chronic pain due to a brokem hip and then more overcompensation problems. These shoes have saved my running. I have spent the last 2 years running healthy thanks to these shoes

4 5

Hokas make running fun!

  • Gender: Female
  • Familiarity: I've used it several times

I wore these around the house for a few days when I got them, trying to decide if I would keep them. I was hesitating because the upper is not terribly sophisticated, not like my foot-hugging Solomon X-Wings that have an incredible dialed fit that works really well with my wide forefoot and high arches. I finally committed myself to them and went for a run ... wow! I generally don't LOVE running, but these Hokas make running fun! I've recently transitioned to forefoot ("barefoot") running and these accommodate that kind of gait, don't force me to heel-strike (I was worried about that, too). They're soft but not squishy -- in fact, there's quite a bit of rebound, which is most of the fun. I normally wear a 9 or sometimes 8.5 -- after reading reviews of other Hokas I went with the 8.5, which was just right. Overall these are great, just giving them 4 stars instead of 5 for the upper design, which could still use some work.

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Update after several months of use -- still very happy with them; two comments, one good & one bad. Good: tread offers excellent grip on snowy, even icy surfaces. Bad: upper, as anticipated. Tongue on the left shoe tends to slip to the outside and cause a hot spot on my instep unless I get it just so when I'm lacing up. It's manageable, but annoying sometimes. Next time I'll switch to the Stinson Evo, which has a wider, thinner tongue and also has quick lacing.

Hokas on Kings Peak

Hokas on Kings Peak

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I love my Hokas, but unfortunately the glue, like the French, surrenders too easily. I still recommend them to people, but I also recommend buying a good set of clamps and a tube of Shoe Goo.

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Hey Steve, great pic, sorry your Hokas didn't hold up, but for me I ran a solo triple badwater this year,with 2 Mt.Whitney summits for a total of 449 miles and I gotta tell ya I would never have made it without my Hokas, I alternated between two new pairs. I even wore the road shoe up and down Whitney with no problems. They held up super well even with all that hot pavement. Hoka sponsored a no name old lady like myself and I will forever be grateful. Greatest adventure of my life. Terry Abrams

4 5

this goat approves

after running in the La Sportive Fireblades for a couple of years, I was "talked into" switching to the Hokas by several ultra-runner friends. These shoes are like running on a cloud. Your foot settles down into the midsole nicely after a couple of weeks of running, and my legs feel less fatigue. Honestly, after running the Wasatch 100, my legs were not tired (ok, I did do a little bit of training all summer, but still... )

If I had only one complaint, it would be that the outsole/tread wears out faster than the shoe itself. You can expect to easily get 400 miles out of each pair, making up for the price difference compared with other shoes.

As a Wasatch Speedgoat Mountain Racing Team member, I highly recommend these kicks!

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Are these true to size? Or do they run smaller/larger? TIA!