Comments: Just put 200 miles on my Altra Torin and love them. Thought hell if they work well why not step into the Hoka B2. I have the red, white and dark grey ones. I'm 6' 190 and run 40 mpw. At 45 I strongly believe the Hoka will allow me to run injury free and recover very quickly from long runs. They are like crusing in an old Cadillac, smooth, no bounce but you can still step on the gas...
From: MW, Texas
Comments: Remarkable...cannot believe how great these shoes are...I am a 40 year runner, 5-10, 160 lbs, with skinny flat feet, yet took a shot in the dark with these...zipped through a 5 miler with no issues whatsoever, and little leg fatigue...I normally wear a full length orthotic, but it was not needed for the first time in 30 years...Hoka is really on to something...do not be afraid to give these a try...5 stars all the way
From: Dino, South Florida
Comments: I bought these for a hilly 50 miler that is on hard packed fire roads. I read all the hype about cushioning, less fatigue, etc., so I thought they were worth a try. Well, let me tell you: believe the hype. I finished the 50M 36 minutes faster than last year, with far less fatigue and dead-quad feeling afterward. I actually ran negative splits - crazy for a 50M. I have narrow feet with a high arch so they really don't fit me very well, but if you are used to a straight-lasted shoe that won't be an issue for you. The outsoles wear down fast, but that doesn't seem to affect the cushioning or the ride. Kudos to the guys behind these shoes for daring to be different. I hope they will come out with a narrower-fitting, slightly curved model soon.
From: Eric, San Diego, CA
Comments: Need to clarify the comment by Ozi G. I've had Hoka for 2 years. Run 75 miles a week and get over 600mi out of these shoes. These shoes are NOT heavy nor have they ever been. Newtons are heavy. Good for people who like low offset, run in POSE, and like cushion which is a hard combination to find due to the "run as close to the ground as possible" revolution. I will never grasp that concept. I went from running 50mi a week to running 75. Pre-Hoka marathon time was 3:32. With Hoka, less fade, due to less negative energy, I now qualify for Boston. That's right. These shoes are unique for sure but when you pound out 25 extra miles in 7 days with the same recovery you will get it.
From: Jeff Cornelius, Aliso Viejo, CA, USA
Comments: The new upper fits and feels much better than the original. The toe box isn't cramped and fits more true to size. A 10.5 fits spot on where as last years an 11 was needed and the toes were still squeezed a bit. The great hovercraft ride is wonderful.
From: Dave, Seattle, WA
Comments: I bought my first hokas a couple of months ago, they were already torn to pieces the support was all worn down and I needed new ones. I am so freaking happy that you guys came out with a new model that's so much heavier, I recommend this to everyone, long live the best hokas!
From: Ozi Guttierez