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Hoka One One Stinson Tarmac Reviews

62 reviews
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Overall Rating:

100%Rated 5 stars

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Customer Fit Survey:

71% "Felt true to size"

81% "Felt true to width"

51% "Excellent arch support"

Additional 42 Stinson Tarmac Hoka One One Reviews

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September 12, 2014

Scott

 

In most reviews of Hokas, the only negative thing I usually ever see is the fact that the toe box tends to be too small. This review is consistent with that. This purchase was my second pair of Hokas, in anticipation of my first ultra coming up in a couple of months. I could feel they were tight from the first time but thought they would "settle in" so I kept them. After a couple more runs, and blisters for the first time in years, I knew these were not going to work. And I could not return them because they weren't in "new" condition any more. So I had to sell them on eBay at a loss. The solution for me was the Hoka Bondi model, which is the widest model of Hoka. And buy a half-size bigger than what you normally take (I did that with the original pair also but they were still too narrow).

Brands I'd also recommend: Altra

Overall Rated:5 stars!

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August 31, 2014

William K

from Williamsburg, Iowa

I have metatarsalgia and fat pad atrophy from 30+ years of working on concrete. I have custom made orthotics and work boots that I have modified with a rocker sole. That is all I could stand to wear for the past 8 years. These shoes have changed all that! The cushion is incredible, it's like walking barefoot across a wrestling mat with every step you take! The shoes are well built and provide good support and stability. I chose this model because they have a late rocker so it helps lessen the pressure on my metatarsal heads. Full length orthotics fit well, but mine are a style that is quite bulky so I had to order a full size up. The rocker sole is pretty decent, but I personally could use a bit more. I will check with my orthotist if she could modify them. If you are craving cushioning and also want a well constructed shoe that is stable and light, this is it!

Brands I'd also recommend: Xelero

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

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August 31, 2014

Bill R

from Bar Area

Size was correct. Love the feel and cushion when walking or running. Tried them on a tough Tahoe hike on the Rim Trail that I usually use hiking boots on. Will use the Hokas from now on. Feet felt better afterwards.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

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August 23, 2014

J M

from Pine Island Florida

Great shoe. My second pair. I went from minimals to only Hoka -- both road and trail. Just a unsolicited plug for Zappos -- I think they are the best service oriented company on the planet.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

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August 23, 2014

Nancy

from Wisconsin

These shoes are so comfortable I wear them working in a hospital so there is lots of cushy heel comfort and they are very light weight. I did try five pairs before I got the right one but Zappos was great to do business with next day service with different shoes to try. I love working with them!

Overall Rated:5 stars!

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August 23, 2014

Mike

 

Be warned, you try these you will never go back to regular running or walking shoes, let alone minimalist or hard ride shoes. Some knee issues coupled with arthritis in hips and substantial degeneration in back meant back pain on a constant basis, shots in knee and hip. I have worn Asics for years and felt that they were the most comfortable going. In looking to see if there was anything new out there with increased comfort there was a lot of talk about Hoka One One. I thought that I would take a chance and wear some around the house thanks to Zappos' great service. I already bought a second pair. The comfort is second to none, goodbye back pain.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

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August 21, 2014

Anonymous

from Seattle, WA

Great shoe! We used to think that the New Balance 929 was the best shoe out there. Not anymore. Podiatrist loves them too.

Brands I'd also recommend: None

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

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August 18, 2014

John L

from Dallas Texas

Don't let their appearance fool you. With all the hype about minimalist shoes and barefoot running, these shoes will extend my running life by several years. They look odd, but feel great. They are not as soft or pillowy as the look. If you are a heel striker or midfoot striker, these shoes do the trick. The cartilidge in my knees is wearing out and running had become uncomfortable until I tried Hoke One One shoes. Models vary, bit I did go up 1/2 size from my usual Asics Kayano. Try them, you will like them if you have had knee or IT band issues,

Overall Rated:5 stars!

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August 16, 2014

Anonymous

from Palm Springs, CA

Very lightweight and comfortable shoes for power walking. Feels like walking on clouds. They run true to size.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

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August 15, 2014

Debra

from Fayetteville, AR

I have to say I thought I would never find a shoe that worked. I am 60, a bit heavy and have had knee surgery and a failed joint replacement of my big toe joint. I was an avid walker (5 miles a day) and have a job that I stand at all day as a massage therapist. I have been wearing a turf plate to get me through until they could do a total fusion on my forefoot. All my shoes hurt. I had to change shoes 3-4 times a day. I couldn't even walk around the block. Not any more! A friend turned me on to these shoes and I tried several styles in women's no luck. I went to my local running store and they put me in a men's shoe. Voila! I don't have a wide foot and I have a narrow heel so these must run small and narrow in men's. I just bought my 3rd pair and I must say I am a happy camper. I am back to walking 2 miles a day now, no turf plate and no pain of any kind. These shoes are a miracle. No more tired legs. I used to wear cushioned stability and although these say neutral they have a ton of stability support without being hard and uncomfortable. These shoes are a dream and so is the service at Zappos!

Brands I'd also recommend: Merrell for hiking, but the Hoka is good too in trail mode.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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August 2, 2014

Anonymous

from Corpus Christi, Tx.

Very comfortable shoe. Fits well. Easy to wear. I would recommend to anyone who has a foot problem.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

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August 1, 2014

Art W

from Portland OR

This shoe provided the cushioning and stability I needed to return to training after a chronic ankle sprain. What a blessed change from the minimalist shoes I had been using.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

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July 28, 2014

Matthew M

from Lake Worth, Florida

I've honestly never enjoyed running, it was something I had to do to get into shape to play soccer. But after developing footballer's ankle in both ankles, running had become harder and harder, and quite frankly I got rather heavy. After seeing minimalist running shoes, I was excited to see Hoka's and gave them a try. I will never run in another shoe again, they're amazing! Do they make you faster? No. Of course they don't. But they will help you to recover quicker so you can get back onto the road easier. Now, I normally wear a 4E or 3E, so I had to order a full size larger, but they are great! Now, I will say it took a bit of adjustment to run in these, about a week, my calves were definitely working more but they're worth it. If you need orthotics, you can throw them in there. Your knees and ankles will thank you!

Overall Rated:5 stars!

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July 28, 2014

Hussain

 

You can find a better price at running warehouse. Its good show very comfortable. Helped my shinbone as it was painful before when I run.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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July 22, 2014

Justin S

from Upstate New York

Seriously life-changing. I have hallux limimtus - the kind of arthritis that deteriorates the big toe joint making the range of motion decrease to zero eventually. I'm nearly at zero after 15 years of stupidly toughing it out. These shoes are amazingly comfortable. The combination of thin, firm outer sole layer, slightly cushy inner layer and taper of the entire bottom makes it so the toe doesn't have to bend much at all and results in no pain. I got so I could only run on the elliptical at the gym and that hurt and I started to pronate to compensate. Now I'm hauling on the elliptical at the gym with a good gait; haven't tried road running again. I also wear these at work at the warehouse where it's 8 hours a day on the concrete. I used to leave sobbing and needing to lie down. Now I run circles around my co-workers. The Hokas are getting a little worn around the toe cap from the non-running use, but they're not just comfortable, they're pain preventers, so I'll pay and keep wearing them out until fusion or cheilectomy surgery. The upper of the Hoka isn't perfect. It could be a little more form-fitting - shaped like a foot not like a generic shoe, but it's good enough. I love the flash colors. The yellow has a green tinge in reality. I compared these to the Skecher Work Shape Up Brawny and the Hokas give me zero pain and the Skechers give me 15% pain. The Skechers are too soft in the sole and have fussy contours on the inside.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

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June 30, 2014

Anonymous

 

Awesome running shoe! Of course, everyone's foot is unique and opinions may differ. I'm now a recreational runner only but did a six year tour in the Marine Corp and wish a shoe like this was available then for the thousands of miles logged during my tour. Found the shoe a little narrow and ordered 1/2 size larger. The zero gravity system is amazing, like your foot is floating in protective cushioning without it being sloppy or too soft causing foot fatigue. If you're looking for a super comfy shoe to run in, give them a try. Many models to fit different needs but the zero gravity system is outstanding. I find myself looking forward to running in them and am amazed every time. I push them to the limit without any performance deficiency.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

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May 29, 2014

MPosey

from Minnesota

I have been wearing Asics which provide quite a lot of cushion for autocross, which involves a lot of walking on hard surfaces. The Asics were pretty good, but I could still feel it the next day or two, sore feet, soles, etc. I decided to give these a try. They do feel a touch tight in the toe box, I am solidly 10.5 in almost any shoe and I had to go up to an 11 in these, but they are instantly very comfortable, they are like walking on marshmallows. My feet felt fresh all day and weren't sore at all. I would not recommend you do any race driving in them as they are sloppy for pedals, so bring some different shoes to drive in if that is your thing but driving to and from the event, working course for 2 hours at a time, and walking miles and miles in them I am convinced these are the best hard surface shoes you can wear right now.

Brands I'd also recommend: Asics

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

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May 27, 2014

Jackie I

from the Villages, Fl

I hurt my leg muscles (jumping up and down at a concert no less) and bought these sneakers because when I tried them out at home, the pain in my leg went away. They are comfortable, light - I wear them walking, dancing, exercise class...just about everywhere. The color attracts attention (the good kind) and I feel a bit taller wearing them (that's a good thing)! I did need a few centimeters more room than the woman's size 11, and found the men's size 9 1/2 was perfect for me.

Brands I'd also recommend: There is nothing else like Hoka One One.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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May 1, 2014

Anonymous

from Stroudsburg, Pennsylvania

After reading the reviews on this one, I was fully expecting to receive a very "spongy" type shoe with plenty of cushioning. They are certainly well cushioned but I was surprised they did not feel as spongy as some reviewers mentioned of Hoka shoes in general. I bought them because of lower back pain developing from increasing my mileage. These shoes solved that problem. I've struggled in the past with running. Every time I tried to run more than a few miles consistently, I developed knee or back pain. Happy to say that once I started wearing these, I'm hooked and running pain free. My goal is the half Marathon in 5 months and, if I make it, I think i can credit these shoes for the accomplishment. I have a narrow shoe size and these felt made to order.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

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April 25, 2014

Anonymous

from Fort Leonard Wood

I'm one if those people that never writes reviews (good or bad). Had to say something about these shoes. In one word, "unbelievable!" So much support with additional cushioning. I'm in the Army and have to run on hard surfaces daily. Needless to say, my lower extremity joints and bones are stressed to the max (35 years old). After running in these for one week, all the pain I used to feel in my ankles, shins, and knees has vanished. Only thing I would change is adding wider versions to the Hoka arsenal. If you have bunions or just plain ole wide feet, the fit may not feel custom.

Brands I'd also recommend: Brooks Beast '12

Overall Rated:5 stars!

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April 20, 2014

Peter S

from South Carolina

I was a little frustrated with the description of the Hoka shoes. It is a little difficult to figure out if it is a trail or road shoe, neutral or stability. Maybe it doesn't matter? This is my second Hoka. I had the Bondi first and at 900 miles started to get terrible shin splints. I replaced it with this shoe and alternated a Saucony in my rotation and the shin splint has resolved. Overall I think this shoe will work out as a training shoe while I rebuild my miles.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

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April 8, 2014

Kraven M

from Portland, Oregon

I spend all day on my feet, and the Hoka's really are great-- be sure to order 1/2 size larger though. Not sure if the negative heel is causing new lower back pain...

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

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March 19, 2014

J s

from cape cod, ma.

I bought these after running in the Stinson trail version for about two weeks since I run mostly on pavement in the winter. They have the same soft ride with good support. I am 5'7" and 155 pounds and just ran my first ultra 50k race and have been trying to up my weekly mileage from 35-45 miles a week to 50 but my legs always felt flat and fatigued at any distance unless I took every other day off. Since that race and buying the Hokas in two months time I have been able to carefully up my weekly mileage up to 60-80 taking one or two days off. I should mention that I work 50 hours a week on concrete floors with lots of walking and physical work. I usually come home feeling like I need to get off my feet but with the Hokas I do not dread going out running anymore like I used to. I love to run but the pounding was getting to me. That is not the case now. I can go out and run 20 miles and my legs do not feel pounded to a pulp and recovery time is much improved as Hoka claims. I guess the best way to describe the Hokas is comparing running on asphalt with your typical running sneakers to running on wooded trails with them. And at least for me the extra cushioning does not seem to slow my forward propulsion much if at all and has kept me injury free (I am a mid foot striker). I feel that I should get at least 600 miles out of each pair of Hokas. The trail version rock on the trails and love them but I find you have to be a little more vigilant on ruts, roots since midsole stack height being taller. I plan on trying other Hokas; Bondi speed. For race days. Of course Zappos' service is easy, fast, and dependable.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

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March 19, 2014

Anonymous

from Westlake Village, CA

Got these for my husband after having a pair of my own for a couple of months. They are so comfortable it's ridiculous. I'm a former recreational runner with lots of foot problems due to high arches and very tight calves. He's a tennis player carrying extra weight and his feet get really sore. These make it possible to work out much longer without foot and knee pain and allow me to run for more than a few hundred yards for the first time in many years. They get 3 stars for style because of the loud graphics. I understand this is part of the brand identity, but sometimes I'd prefer them not to scream "Hokas!" Maybe a quiet(er) upper with a statement color along the bottom half of the sole.

Brands I'd also recommend: Fitflops

Overall Rated:5 stars!

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March 16, 2014

Mac

from Omaha Nebraska

I've been running since December '13 thirty to thirty five miles per week. I had been experiencing shin splints and knee and foot pain. Running in brooks Adrenaline 14s and Nike Free Run shoes. After meeting an avid runner and her telling me about a place that records your running measure gait and pressure points of feet. Then being introduced to HOKAONEONE. Out of the box I ran 7.4 miles with not even thinking about my feet shins knee. 35 mile an hour headwinds, 35 degree temp. The only thing I could think during 7.4m was how incredibly awesome these shoes really are. It's ridiculous actually. Why aren't all the other running shoe companies following this. If you want to enjoy your outdoor adventures more and not think about your feet, I in the highest possible fashion recommend these or any HOKAONEONE brand shoes to you! I'll never buy any other shoe the rest of my life.

Brands I'd also recommend: brooks

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

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