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Discussion: Hokas

in: anniemac; anniemac > 2024-02-12

Feb 12, 2024 10:23 PM # 
Personally, I didn't try that model, but I know some of us wearing Speedgoat model. I do have one and using it for walking around. There is definitely "adjustment" needed because of their high profile. And you are right, they are slippery on the leaves. Also, gets heavier in wet conditions. On the plus side - they should be good on rocky surface with exception of wet rocks: for such condition you still need metal spikes.

P.S. I think Hokas are bulky and I would not feel stable with them.
Feb 13, 2024 3:52 AM # 
I appreciate your advice. They’re not as high as the other Hokas I’ve had; some reviews even said they didn’t feel like Hokas because of that. The good news is I found a good deal on them through REI, and since I’m a member I can return anytime within a year.

So next I’ll see what the Salomon speedccross 6 feel like for $108 (I sent the 5s back because of high heel.) I’m getting to be a pro at returning footwear! :)
Feb 13, 2024 2:59 PM # 
I bought the Salomon Speedcross 6 about a month ago. I really like them for hiking. They did great on the very rocky, very leaf-covered hill I climbed yesterday (off trail). But I'm not doing much running so can't comment on that.
Feb 13, 2024 3:41 PM # 
Speedcross model still has high heel and much less cushion than Hokas. But as Sandy and Hugh mentioned, they are the best for off-trail running with great grip. They are my O-shoes nowadays - I have difficult time finding shoes which fit my my wider feet, so, selection is really narrow and most of studded O-shoes are out of my choices (however, I bought Icebug Pytho6 shoes to try). Also, I have zero drop Altra Lone Peak - they are different because of the zero drop, but also have a good traction.
Feb 15, 2024 4:36 AM # 
With the Salomon high heel, do you worry about rolling your ankle or does it feel stable?
Feb 15, 2024 5:30 AM # 
Because I use them mainly for hiking and not running I don't worry so much about rolling my ankle. They feel very stable to me.
Feb 15, 2024 9:43 PM # 
Good to know!

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