I got my first pair of Hoka shoes in the mail today.
Hoka One One. Mafate 3. Lime / Anthracite / White.
So, I just had to wear them to the track workout tonight. I was flying. They definitely make me feel 5 inches taller. The feel is amazing. Boing BOING! I didn’t lace them tight and during tonight’s speed trials, I felt like I was about to kick them off.
4 strava trophies: PR Fastest mile effort (7:42), 2nd fastest 1k effort (4:37), 3rd fastest 1/2 mile effort (3:30)
Workout was 1 mile, 800 x 2, 400 x 4.
I hit my lap button on Garmin each lap of the mile run (Laps 3, 4, 5) So the data got broken into multiple data laps,
Lynda, Mike, Gregg, Nicole from PTC. Adrian from SoPas was there.
I hit my redline on almost all of these efforts. I was borderline asthmatic wheezing. I pulled back a little and definitely took huge breathers between sets. When I downloaded the Garmin to Strava, I was shocked at the paces I had. It was awesome.
My wife and son looked at my shoes and rolled their eyes. BK hoped that I wouldn’t been seen in public wearing those. I said everybody is wearing these. They said, “Everybody? Or Just Triathletes?” I said, “They were selling like hot cakes at the LA Rock N Roll”. He said, “Not exactly like hot cakes”. Everybody at the track knew what they were. Ha!
And, if you’re not familiar with HOKA ONE ONE, here’s the video.
3 thoughts on “Holy Hoka!”
I’m not a runner, never have been as terrible knees runs in the family. I now have two pairs of Hokas which enables me to run. A few people have commented on them when I wear them out in public, but they’re too comfortable for me to care.
If you like zero drop, you can try the Altra Olympus or Torin. Hoka One One’s have a 4-6mm drop depending on the model.
I’ve always wondered what it would be like to run on those. I tend toward zero drop (or like 4-6mm stack) and those have always freaked me out! But they certainly are a conversation starter 😉