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Hoka One One Kailua Trail Reviews

29 reviews
total

Overall Rating:

78%Rated 5 stars

11%Rated 4 stars

11%Rated 3 stars

0%Rated 2 stars

0%Rated 1 stars

Customer Fit Survey:

54% "Felt true to size"

77% "Felt true to width"

62% "Moderate arch support"

Additional 9 Kailua Trail Hoka One One Reviews

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December 15, 2013

Astrid H

from Vermont

These are great shoes. They fun and light (for Hoka) the Kailua eats up the trails. They are definitely not as fun on the downhills as the Stinson, but their aggressiveness is a fair trade. I have yet to use these shoes on long runs. I will probably keep them for everyday trail running. I wish they came with speed laces.

Overall Rated:4 stars!

Comfort Rated:4 stars!

Style Rated:4 stars!

 

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Fit Rating

Felt true to size

 

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Moderate arch support

 

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December 7, 2013

Laini

from montlack

I love this shoe. I have a lot of feet problems and just had surgery on both feet in the past year. This is a super thick sole which easily protects your feet. I usually wear a size 6 in shoes and in running shoes I buy a 6.5 or 7 in other brands. In this shoe the 6 fit. So I think they run a little larger than other running shoes. Love the shoe! I want another pair.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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Fit Rating

Felt a half size larger than marked

 

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Excellent arch support

 

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November 29, 2013

Abundant S

from Las Vegas

Try the Stinson's first. I tried on a friend's women's 10.5 Stinson Hoka One Ones at work one day and decided that I wanted to try Hokas. I think I should have ordered the Stinsons instead of these, but even those might have been too small and I didn't want to take the chance of running outside in them after talking to customer service. I just wasn't convinced that these Kailua trail shoes actually had the cushioning as advertised and the uppers felt a little cheap, even if they had been the right size for me. I think these are really the paired down Hokas for people who want a little less weight.

Overall Rated:3 stars!

Comfort Rated:3 stars!

Style Rated:3 stars!

 

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Fit Rating

Felt a half size smaller than marked

 

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Moderate arch support

 

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Felt wider than marked

 

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November 25, 2013

DR

from So Fla

I am 4O year runner, and a guy...I was frustrated waiting for the men's version of this shoe to come to America, so I took a chance and ordered a size 11 (usually a men's 9 1/2)...worked beautifully...as with the other Hokas, cushioning is superb, nice arch support, but lighter feeling than my other Hoka's...highly recommend this show to other male and female runners....Hoka's are game changers!

Brands I'd also recommend: can't go back to any others after wearing Hoka's

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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November 2, 2013

Icey t

 

This is my first review. Ever. Also, my first pair of Hoka One One. I've been running for 21 years, and I'm no lightweight. Needless to say, my feet and knees have paid the price. I purchased the Kailua Trail, as I spend a lot of time on trails and ice. I was impressed on my first run, also my second run, and today as I trotted along for my third time in these shoes, I realized I seemed to have brand new legs. Not just my feet, my whole leg. I've never had this great of an experience with shoes; of any kind. I'd like to replace every pair in my closet with Hoka One One. Love these shoes!

Brands I'd also recommend: none, just this one

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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Felt true to size

 

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Moderate arch support

 

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October 31, 2013

Runner G

from California

This is my third pair of Hokas but my first trail shoe from them. I LOVE these even better than the Bondi B2s. They are very lightweight but give much better traction. They are trail shoes, but they are great for everyday road racing as well. In a race you don't have to worry about slipping at the wet water stations. I developed painful neuromas in my feet after running marathons, and these are the ONLY shoes that enabled me to start running again. No more knee pain either! Hokas are apparently catching on, as I saw lots of runners wearing them at the Nike Women's Marathon in SF. I hope they start making more color choices. They provide good arch support and it is like running on pillows! You really feel like you can run all day and with much faster recovery. I highly recommend these shoes if you have any kind of foot pain. There is room enough in them if you need to add an orthotic insole for even more padding or comfort. Great shoe!

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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Felt true to size

 

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Moderate arch support

 

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October 9, 2013

Christina D

from Stockton, CA

I met an MD at a senior track meet recently and he strongly recommended these Hoka's. I trusted him and ordered them. I absolutely love them. I wear them whenever working out or running. They have a great heel cushion, arch support, don't slide on my heel. A bonus is I love the look. Thank you Zappos for carrying these great shoes. I ordered my normal size and they fit perfectly.

Brands I'd also recommend: I also bought my mephisto sandals at Zappos and love them too. The model is Helen.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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Felt true to size

 

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Excellent arch support

 

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October 2, 2013

Anonymous

from Minnesota

I received my Hoka One One Kailua Trail shoes, and they are the most comfortable running shoe I have ever tried. I ran for a short distance, and the knee aches and pains I was having are gone. Great shoe to protect joints and nice and light weight too. The other reviews on this shoe stating it is amazing are true. Worth every penny to preserve the joints when running.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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Fit Rating

Felt true to size

 

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Excellent arch support

 

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Felt true to width

 

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September 29, 2013

Daisy

from Seattle

I started out running in the unisex Mafate 2 trail shoe by Hoka. It completely transformed my running. Comfort, support and cushion for technical, long miles. I was excited to try the Kailua and I have not been disappointed. A little more narrow then I expected, but I've acclimated just fine. I go from road to trail in these without issues and they have been super on mud, gravel, scree and dirt trails all over the Seattle and Cascade mountain area. The cushion offers must faster recovery than standard running and trail shoes. I highly recommend for the serious trail runner.

Brands I'd also recommend: Feetures, Injinji

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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Fit Rating

Felt true to size

 

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Moderate arch support

 

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Felt narrower than marked

 

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