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- Ultra-cushy EVA midsole is 30 percent softer and 2.5 times thicker than a typical trail running shoe for unparalleled shock-absorption and greater confidence running downhill
- Bathtub design sinks your heel into the midsole for added stability and performance
- Rockered toe allows for natural-feeling strides and easier transitions between steps for improved efficiency
- Lightweight design won't hold you back on the ascents
- Wider outsole provides 50 percent more gripping surface than a standard running shoe
- Many reviews indicate that this shoe runs about a half-size smaller than the typical running shoe, so you may want to consider sizing up
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Hoka time to fly
I love these shoes. I trained a lot in the Sierras last Summer and would run long runs up to 50 miles in my Hokas. I had no feet or leg pain at all. I got 700 miles out of my original pair. They are sturdy. and comfy. Love love love them
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!
I wear a 7 wide and am concerned that this...
I wear a 7 wide and am concerned that this shoe's width won't fit. Why is only one width available? It would be good to be able to tell online about the widths of the shoes.
They seem to fit wide feet fairly well. I think you'd be fine. If for some reason they don't Backcountry has a great return policy.
I bought some Hoka OneOne's in the men's sizing, since I'm a D width and was hoping for a wider shoe. WAY TOO NARROW, they are vaguely C width (in between men's & women's standard). Won't work for me. Too bad they only make these in one width.
A french invention comes through!
The Hoka Mafate was the first Hoka shoe on the market last year in May of 2010. I had been running in Prototypes for a few months beforehand. After running around the block one time in January, I was sold on this shoe. My previous shoe sponsor was La Sportiva, but quickly made a contract change so I could run in this shoe at the Zane Grey 50 mile run in Arizona. Zane Grey is noted as being the most technical run in the US, and it's ugly. These shoes ran over the rocks like they were not even there. I could run downhill at top speed without worrying about rolling and ankle or feeling rock. You might thing you would roll you're ankle, but the wider sole eliminates that.