Joint pain be gone!

Verified Buyer Reviewed by Leftymama from Austin, TX on Monday, March 23, 2015
On my 6th try for a forever running shoe model (I've gone through different types of New Balance, Altra, Adidas, Nike, Saucony, and Karhu), I've finally found a keeper. Right out of the box, I ran 6 miles on pavement at an 8:45 pace and had no break-in issues at all. No hip pain, no knee pain, no shin splints, and my feet felt like they were running on clouds. A couple of days later, they came out with me on an 8 mile city hike & bike trail run and I had the same comfortable experience. Treadmill runs with rolling hills have also been pain free.

The shoe fits me perfectly in size 8 (my usual running shoe size) with no rubbing, even on my left big toe which has suffered an everlasting blister since I took up running 8 months ago, no matter what kind of fancy socks I tried or what model of running shoe (from minimalist to maximalist, street to trail). After 3 weeks in the Stinsons, my poor toe is finally returning to normal.

I love the quick racing lace system and the two elastic straps over the top of the shoe. This comes in particularly handy for race chips that must be looped through the laces.

I've been telling anyone who will listen, this is the most comfortable athletic shoe I've ever worn. I'll be a Hoka fan for life.
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