Comments: For me, these are fantastic. I understand the comments about the heel, but it is fine on me once my foot settles in. The support is absolutely fantastic. I am a walker, not a runner (at least not any more), but I have feet which need decent support. I have very high arches and my arches tend to flatten when I get tired if there is not proper support. (As a child in non-athletic shoes they had trouble fitting me because my feet were different sizes in the morning and evening.) Without proper support, I get arch cramps, even if I'm just walking around the house on our concrete floors. And I get aching legs at the end of the day. When these arrived, I wore them constantly for the first 5 days or so to make sure they would fit and work properly. My feet felt great - no arch cramps and no aching legs. Then I put the shoes away to just use for my walks on the treadmill or outside. Back came the cramps and aches. I finally wised up and pulled out these shoes again for constant wear. Fantastic!
From: Anonymous. March 10th 2015
Comments: Glad and sad that I'm not the only one having the issue around the ankle. LOVE the cushioning but, they have to go :-(
From: CC, PA, USA. February 22nd 2015
Comments: I bought a pair of the Kailua Trail Tarmac and absolutely love them! Unfortunately, I recently purchased a pair of Kailua Tarmac (road) shoe and I'm going to have to exchange them. I wore them around the house to see if they felt the same as my trail shoe. Well they didn't they ride a tad higher on my ankle causing excessive rubbing. Going to stick with Hoka but going to give the Bondi a try. Hope they work for me!!!
From: MAP, Donna, TX, USA. July 20th 2014
Comments: I love the feel of these shoes when running but the toe box is not wide enough. I keep getting blisters. If the toe box was wider I could give them a very positive review. Unfortunately I will be returning these shoes. I can't deal with the blisters.
From: K, Maine, USA. May 31st 2014
Comments: So very impressed with these shoes! After experiencing calf discomfort I decided to give them a try. (Newtons have been my go to shoes for years). I walked in them...then tried them for 2 miles. A few days later I decided to wear them for a half marathon. SHOCKED at how little my calves hurt the next day. I'm telling everyone I know about Hoka One One (in fact my sister just ordered a pair from RW yesterday).
From: Jill, Katy, TX. 2/19/14
Comments: Sadly I'm going to have to return these shoes. The heel is looser than the Bondi B and rides up higher on my ankle causing rubbing. And I'm also having trouble with rubbing on the top of my big toe.
From: Angela, MI