Comments: I spent about a year running in Bondi 2's and 3's with mixed results. They were a tad too flexible for my tastes and they didn't allow me to get a lot of energy return from my particular gait. I tried the Stinsons on a lark and they've been everything the Bondis aren't. They are still supremely cushioned, yet the rocker/last design gives me a great bit more springiness to my stride. PLUS, NO BLISTERS! My Bondis always gave me blisters on my fourth toe from the way I tried to push off in them. No such issue with the Stinsons. I have a new go-to shoe and will grab a pair of these periodically for the stockpile as long as they are on sale.
From: Anonymous. June 15th 2015
Comments: I recently picked up a pair of Stinson All-Terrain shoes as I hike both on streets and trails. I'm 6-2, and 212 pounds, and fell in love immediately with the cushioning the Stinson AT provides me. As an RN, I'm on my feet at work for 12 hours at a stretch, so I bought these Stinsons (at a deep discount!) from Running Warehouse. I am hopeful they will provide me as much comfort and support as the Stinson AT's have.
From: Scott, Little Rock, AR, USA. June 2nd 2015
Comments: Loved, the cusion of this Hoka Stinson, I walk fourty miles a week this shoe did not blister my feet where as other brands did to the point that I had to take time off. That being said, I wore out. My Hoka's out within two months. The Hoka's in my opinion need to have more of a firm sole in the ball of your foot area. Overall I would recommend Hoka's to everyone that is into walking or running on trails and or a hard surface such as asphalt.
From: Taylor, La Mesa, CA, USA. April 8th 2015
Comments: These are great shoes for me as I recently had my ankle fused, My surgeon recommended this brand of shoes for walking due to no movement of the ankle and the rolling off of the action of the shoe sole, and the softnes of the sole really helps. Thanks for the fast shipping. I cannot wait to go hiking on our camping trips.
From: Gary, Fort Worth, TX, USA. April 4th 2015
Comments: I just ordered my 3rd and 4th pairs of Stinson Lite's. That should speak to how much I appreciate and value them. I've run in the Bondi's and Stinson (non lite model), but overall prefer the Lites for their reduced weight and foot-heat management properties. All my miles are on paved roads, so I can't speak to performance on crushed gravel or other surfaces. I ran over 1200 miles in Hoka's during the 2014 Minnesota running season, and ran two marathons in the Lites. I ran in them for all types of training runs (speed, hills, stairs...). I'm a 6 foot, 210 lb, 52 year old and physically appreciate how well the Hoka's absorb the impact while supporting the foot and ankle. I have a normal to wide foot so don't have any issues with the foot sleeve being too large as others have reported. Whereas there is a definitephysical benefit to the 'plush ride' of the Hoka, it comes at a cost. The softness of the sole does not hold up to miles nearly as well as other less shopck a bsorbing running shoes. End result: You'll wear out Hoka's faster than you would Nike, Brooks, Sauc's, and the like. Personally, it's a viable trade-off for me.
From: Anonymous, Savage, MN, USA. April 3rd 2015
Comments: These were my first Hoka's. Had heard some good things, so I decided to get my own, now that they are on sale. Did my first 6 mile run in them. They were ok. They were not as cushioned as I thought they would be. Maybe the Bandi 3's would have the cushion that I was expecting. The Stinson's definitely absorbed the road, but were a bit stiff and slightly firm. They were heavy, and the tread not as grippy as I would have liked. The toe box was narrow, and I started to get a blister on my small toe. I think I will use them for a walking shoe. I like the rocker, and they would be great for a day at the museum, but I think I will go back to my lunar glide 5's.
From: Anonymous. April 3rd 2015
Comments: Stinson Lites were quite fast compared by my Bondi 2s, but the fit is very wide. My feet were swimming on the inside, notwithstanding the laces were cinched up to the point where the eyelets were nearly touching. Also, the area around the ankle is also quite loose fitting. This resulted in a fair amount of rubbing on the Achilles tendon. Definitely do not work for my feet.
From: Matt, Chesterfield, MO, USA. July 24th 2014
Comments: My new favorite.I have the bondi and mafate but this is my new go to . This is not as spongey as the bondi but still cushioned.I felt more stable as the base is a bit wider and it's a "late" rocker? Love the mesh like fabric and my feet did not get hot like the other 2 pairs I have and feels a bit wider in the forefoot/toebox. Some have spoken about the lack of padding in the tongue,I don't need it, my foot was cooler without it, no blisters, no rubbing so far. Good shoe for me for running road,grass,dirt or the packed shell trails i run on in south florida. I haven't tried rocks or tree roots yet with these but my mafates handles those just fine. Nice new shoe and love the meshlike uppers.
From: Jil, Fort Lauderdale, FL, USA. July 13th 2014