Like walking with ensolite glued to my feet

Reviewed by James R from Lake Arrowhead CA on Monday, June 19, 2017

This is the most comfortable shoe I have ever worn and just started my second pair. and my 7th pair of Hokas. I have severe back issues - a failing 5 level lumbar fusion (7"rods, 13 screws, 4 cages), facet joint issues in 3 levels above the fusion that cause muscle spasms so strong that my ribs are compressed, a C6-7 fusion, and 5 more herniated discs in my neck. With these amazing shoes I am able to walk 5 - 8 miles every day in the mountains, where I live (Lake Arrowhead CA). I have worn out 2 pairs of the Vanquish on pavement, but they quickly get slippery on the trail. The Stinsons are perfect for roadway and trail. The cushioning is like nothing I have ever seen before and because of it I have less pain after I walk. I walk in pain because I have to, to keep my legs strong and functioning, but I used to be into long distance wilderness trekking and back country cross country skiing, and now I walk for the joy of it, despite the pain in my spine. Hoka shoes make it doable. I also have a pair of Tor low that are perfect for snow and ice. It's almost freaky how good the grip is on ice. The low pricing here at STP make it so I can afford these amazing shoes
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