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PostThu Feb 23, 2023 4:31 pm 
Weird?? confused.gif
I, for one, appreciate a fairly big platform on-trail, as in my Oboz Sawtooth, but these seem a bit excessive. The reviews on these Hokas, however, are mostly positive. Any users? https://www.hoka.com/en/us/hiking/tennine-hike-gore-tex/1113510.html

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PostThu Feb 23, 2023 9:13 pm 
I don't think they are very popular among the Hoka faithful. I tried them on in store, didn't really like them, at all.

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PostThu Feb 23, 2023 9:13 pm 
I love Hoka but those are downright silly lol

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PostThu Feb 23, 2023 11:04 pm 
HOKAs are incredibly comfortable but not very durable in my experience. I've owned four pairs and all have developed holes along the front flex after just a few months of neighborhood walks and light trail use. I suspect their boots are no different - comfort at the expense of durability.

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PostFri Feb 24, 2023 12:03 am 
As someone who knows the gear, I would have to say you need a bigger boot. Going big is the only way to go these days on a boot!! To be relevant, become heavily involved in the BIG BOOT SCENE and go for a bigger boot.

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PostFri Feb 24, 2023 11:45 am 
fourteen410 wrote:
HOKAs are incredibly comfortable but not very durable in my experience. I've owned four pairs and all have developed holes along the front flex after just a few months of neighborhood walks and light trail use. I suspect their boots are no different - comfort at the expense of durability.
They don't last as long as other boots, but in my case worth every penny as they are the only boot I can hike in due to sensitive feet. I think it depends on the version you buy as to how durable. The ultra plush Stinson Mid I like doesn't have vibram soles but I just saw they brought back the legendary Tor Ultra Hi so ordered a pair to try. https://www.hoka.com/en/us/all-gender-footwear/tor-ultra-hi/196565181787.html

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PostFri Feb 24, 2023 3:48 pm 
I like Hoka's trail runners, but the extended heel on that boot is probably something that would drive me crazy.

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PostFri Feb 24, 2023 4:18 pm 
Imagine how hard it would be to walk down stairs

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PostFri Feb 24, 2023 5:33 pm 
Comes with a warning label.

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PostFri Feb 24, 2023 7:19 pm 
I'd be more worried on precarious terrain.

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PostFri Feb 24, 2023 7:54 pm 
Back in the day we used to joke about doing the “the first clown shoe” ascent of various peaks. These would be perfect for that no snowshoes needed. breakdance.gif

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PostSat Feb 25, 2023 7:21 am 
Hmmm, I am not sure I could dig that shape! eek.gif In my never ending quest to find the perfect boot, I just donated three pairs of like-new boots to the Wenatchee Goodwill and then bought a couple pairs of new boots from REI. Donated were one pair of Hoka Stinson mid and two pairs of Altra Lone Peak mids. I liked the comfortable feel of the cushy Stinson but the toe box was too narrow and jammed up my toes. The Lone Peak let my toes spread out but they change sizes with every new model and the quality is pure crap. My new boots are a mesh pair and waterproof pair of Topo Athletic Trailventure2. They have a foot shape like Altra but a much higher build quality. In fact, I think Topo is going to eat Altra’s lunch if they haven’t already. I have no sympathy for Altra, they did it to themselves. I got both mesh and waterproof Topo’s. With mesh you can go blasting through streams and they will be dry an hour later. However, if you hike in a burn with powdery dust (like the Entiat) they will fill up with dirt. The waterproof pair will not, but will make your feet sweat more.

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PostSat Feb 25, 2023 8:05 am 
A very old concept. Circa 1976, mullet shaped things of all sorts were popular. Spoilers on the trunks of cars were big. I had Hexcel split-tail skis (which were awesome for throwing up a rooster tail) and a buddy wore these Addidas shoes. It was supposed to stabilize your heel strike.

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PostSat Feb 25, 2023 9:27 am 
Seventy2002 wrote:
Comes with a warning label.
I would never drive in my bike shoes, ski boots, or climbing shoes. This really isn't a big deal.

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PostSat Feb 25, 2023 9:29 am 
fourteen410 wrote:
HOKAs are incredibly comfortable but not very durable in my experience. I've owned four pairs and all have developed holes along the front flex after just a few months of neighborhood walks and light trail use. I suspect their boots are no different - comfort at the expense of durability.
They make a lot of different shoes and boots, some are much more durable than others due to the way they're constructed. My Hokas have lasted as long as my New Balance and Merrell trail shoes

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