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Hoka One One Kailua Trail Reviews

29 reviews
total

Overall Rating:

67%Rated 5 stars

17%Rated 4 stars

4%Rated 3 stars

4%Rated 2 stars

8%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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July 31, 2014

Karen Z

from Columbus, OH

I am 58 years old and teach aerobics. The boot camp class, along with years of running and tennis have taken a heavy toll on my knees. I was thrilled when a fitness fan half my age showed me her Hoka's! The amount of support and cushioning is amazing! I truly feel that these shoes are helping to prolong the life of my knees! Don't wait until there is a problem with your feet or knees. I strongly suggest Hoka's for all!

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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April 7, 2014

Mona M

from Idaho

I purchased this blue pair and the green Hoka One One Kailua Trail shoe. Strangely enough, the blue needed to be a 1/2 size smaller than I normally wear but the green did not. However, I LOVE these shoes. The blue pair have the easy tie/adjust system that is great. The green does not. Sending the 8s back and exchanging for the 7.5 was a smooth easy transaction and customer service was super professional and considerate. I will definitely buy from Zappos again!

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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Felt a half size larger than marked

 

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March 23, 2014

Melissa J

from United States

I absolutely love these! My old sneakers were discontinued and it took me months and many pair of sneakers before I totally fell in love with these sneakers. It feels like you are running on clouds, seriously! I wear the Hoka One One Kailua Trail on both roads and trails. A pair for each!

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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Moderate arch support

 

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Felt wider than marked

 

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March 11, 2014

Anonymous

from Central Valley, CA

I have really enjoyed these over other Hokas. I have a flat arch and the other shoes have dug into my arch making them uncomfortable. Lower profile than the Stinsons, but still good cushioning. So far my favorite Hokas.

Brands I'd also recommend: Altra

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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February 11, 2014

Laurie

from Chicago

I bought the Kailua Trail and I love the shoes, they are very light and supportive. I normally wear size 6 and this are perfect on size 6. I had previously ordered the Mafate3, but I had to return those because they were like a whole size bigger and I did not have any other option. But this Kailua Trail are perfect for me and I will be ordering another pair in another color if I can find them. I also like the Mafate3 I would buy them if they were a size smaller.

Brands I'd also recommend: Tsubo carris

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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January 22, 2014

Eileen

from Grand Junction, CO

Love these shoes and will be buying another pair in a month or so! Lightweight yet supportive, so comfortable! I feel great running in them, absolutely no discomfort.

Brands I'd also recommend: Adidas, Nike only other brands I buy...

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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January 12, 2014

Anonymous

 

These shoes are awesome! I have foot problems and am always in search of comfortable shoes to exercise in. These are the most comfortable shoes I have ever worn!

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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January 9, 2014

Diane D

from Rockford, Michigan

I love love LOVE this shoe! This is my first time in Hokas. When I took them out of the box I thought they would be huge. Not the case! They may be a half size bigger, but I've been wearing thick socks with them. Have been wearing them for trail running in the snow and on the roads. Super comfortable, great cushioning! I can understand why runners use these for ultras. You never want to stop running!

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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December 23, 2013

Anonymous

from Rochester HIlls, Michigan

I love my Hokas! They are a very light trail shoe! The only problem I have is sometimes the tongue on my right foot moves and rubs but they have really helped my foot issues!

Brands I'd also recommend: Newton

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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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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Felt a half size larger 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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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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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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Felt true to size

 

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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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Felt true to size

 

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Moderate arch support

 

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June 18, 2014

KJDCO 1

from Crested Butte, CO

My husband is an ultra-runner and swore up and down that these would help my back troubles. I am NOT an ultra marathoner, in fact, I am not a large distance runner (think 3-5 miles per day, maybe). However, even with this smaller distance, my sacrum was keeping me up nights, so I gave these shoes a try. First, size smaller than normal. About 1/2 a size down. Second, these DO help with back pain. Third, do NOT run technical mountain trails with lots of rocks in these shoes. The soles are inexplicably "sticky" and catch on bigger rocks and roots. Especially rocks. On more flat trail runs, however, these work fine. And on a treadmill they are fine as well. Not the best shoe I've ever run in, but I'm not returning them either. Also, toe box is a little narrow but I think it will stretch as the shoes break in.

Brands I'd also recommend: Asics trail shoes

Overall Rated:4 stars!

Comfort Rated:4 stars!

Style Rated:4 stars!

 

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Felt a half size larger than marked

 

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April 22, 2014

Anonymous

from Sturgeon Bay, WI

I only ordered a half size up and wished I ordered a full size up like I normally do, but I followed the advice of another reviewer. These shoes are no bigger on the inside than your current brand, so do what you usually do, IMO. The elastic laces took some time to get used to-felt constrictive across top of foot. It adjusted though. Overall I'm happy with them-worse Saucony for ages.

Overall Rated:4 stars!

Comfort Rated:4 stars!

Style Rated:4 stars!

 

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Felt true to size

 

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Moderate arch support

 

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March 26, 2014

Angie

from Kansas City, Missouri

I will consider buying another pair of Hoka One Ones however I will have to try a size smaller than what I normally wear. The shoe was big all around. Love to run in them though! Excellent cushioning. Definitely for the maximal runner. :)

Brands I'd also recommend: Aisics, Nike, Brooks

Overall Rated:4 stars!

Comfort Rated:4 stars!

Style Rated:4 stars!

 

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Felt a full size larger than marked

 

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Excellent arch support

 

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Felt wider than marked

 

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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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Felt true to size

 

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Moderate arch support

 

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February 7, 2014

Kate

from United States

This was defective. The left shoe was higher and hit my ankle. I thought I could get past it, but it got worse with a couple of runs. I am usually a 7 and these were a 6.5. What is up with the sizing being so big on all Hokas?

Overall Rated:3 stars!

Comfort Rated:3 stars!

Style Rated:3 stars!

 

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Felt a full size larger than marked

 

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Moderate arch support

 

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April 11, 2014

Anonymous

 

Tread wears quickly around 100 miles and Hoka's reponse is: Since every runner is different and brings a unique gait cycle with them an exact mileage count cannot be determined for a pair of HOKA ONE ONE shoes.

Overall Rated:2 stars!

Comfort Rated:2 stars!

Style Rated:2 stars!

 

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Felt a half size smaller than marked

 

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Moderate arch support

 

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May 9, 2014

Anonymous

 

Caution, these shoes wear fast and can/will lead to injury. Only got 150 miles on them. They are awesome when new but they have some work to do further research and R&D to improve. Back to the shoes that gets 300-400 miles until they improve.

Overall Rated:1 stars!

Comfort Rated:1 stars!

Style Rated:1 stars!

 

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Moderate arch support

 

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March 25, 2014

Anonymous

from Honolulu

Very disappointed! I was expecting a wide toe box but unfortunately my wide toes are crammed into a narrow space literally slamming into the side of the shoe. My toes are numb. There is no arch support. So disappointed! And to think all these podiatrists are recommending this shoe?! Awful! And now I'm stuck with it because I opted to wear it outside. Awful shoe! Needs a wider toe box. Yuck! Stuck with this overpriced loser shoe! So small that I can't even fit an orthotic inside for arch support. Arghhhh! What a waste of money! Wish I could get my money back!

Overall Rated:1 stars!

Comfort Rated:1 stars!

Style Rated:1 stars!

 

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Felt a half size smaller than marked

 

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No arch support

 

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