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Hoka One One Rapa Nui 2 Reviews

10 reviews
total

Overall Rating:

80%Rated 5 stars

20%Rated 4 stars

0%Rated 3 stars

0%Rated 2 stars

0%Rated 1 stars

Customer Fit Survey:

60% "Felt true to size"

60% "Felt true to width"

70% "Moderate arch support"

Additional -10 Rapa Nui 2 Hoka One One Reviews

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2 people found this review helpful  

May 12, 2014

Jeff

from United States

These are great shoes, but you need to know what you're getting into. I've run in virtually all the Hoka line, and these are one of my favorite shoes for running ultras. I have reservations about the "squishiness" of the Bondis, and I don't like the stiffness and weight of shoes like the Mafate and Stinson. These hit the sweet spot in most respects. That said, there are problems. First, as most reviewers have noted, they run narrower in the toe box than most Hokas. This is great news if you have narrower feet, but I don't. I don't have really wide feet, but they are a bit wider than normal. If you are like me, you can still use these shoes, but you will probably have to make some modifications. First, get rid of the speed laces, which are a complete waste of time. Second, you probably want to go with a thinner sock than normal just to provide a bit more wiggle room in the toe box. I use the Injinji performance lightweight sock, and they seem to work well. Third, there are two elastic bands that cross the tongue: a narrow one toward the toe and a wider one at the midfoot. When I first ran in these shoes, I got blisters on the top of my little toes from one of the seams on the tongue (lots of other reviewers have had this problem as well). What I did was cut the narrow elastic band toward the toes, and that seems to have alleviated most of the problem. If you have blistering problems on the top of your toes, you might want to try this modification.

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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Felt narrower than marked

 

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April 7, 2014

Mark t

from new hampshire

Very comfy shoes. I used these last year at my job which requires lots of time moving on asphalt and concrete. Having broken hip and pelvis over the years and an artificial knee I find the padding and support in these shoes to be unsurpassed. No question though...either my feet got a full size bigger from last year, which I doubt, or they are running small in this model this year. Order at least a half size larger

Brands I'd also recommend: unique product

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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Fit Rating

Felt a half size smaller than marked

 

Runs Small

Runs Large

Excellent arch support

 

Poor Support

Great Support

Felt narrower than marked

 

Runs Narrow

Runs Wide

 

April 6, 2014

DR

from So Fla

I just started my second pair. I got about 400 miles on the first, which is about my norm. I have worn Bondi B's, Bondi S', Kailua's previously, and loved them all. This is the first of the Hoka's that retain the cushioning of the Bondi's without the bulk. Both the street and trail shoes have a nice snug fit, but the trail shoe provides more cushioning. I will not wear anything but Hoka's after 40 years of running and trying everything...

Brands I'd also recommend: stay with any Hoka's (except the Conquests)

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

 

Poor Support

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Felt true to width

 

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February 22, 2014

J. W

from Reno, NV

I've been running in the Rapa Nui 2 for close to 3 months now, and have over a hundred miles on them. I like to rotate shoes between the Altra Lone Peaks zero drop shoes and these. I have to say that I look forward to the days that I get to wear the Rapa Nui's, because they're a dream to run in. I run 40-50 miles/week and usually have a 20+ mile run on the weekend, these are the shoes I find that I'm wearing on all the longer runs. I also have the more padded (if you can believe there's a shoe with even more cushion then these?) Mafate 3 Hoka, and these Rapa Nui shoes just feel "faster, leaner, and more right" then it's cushioned big brother. I did change out the speed lacing to regular laces (I've never understood speed lacing on a shoe that most runners aren't in a hurry to change or put on?). The only negative I have in this shoe is I run steep, technical trails and the lugs on the outsole could be larger for better traction.

Brands I'd also recommend: Altra Olympus

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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Fit Rating

Felt true to size

 

Runs Small

Runs Large

Moderate arch support

 

Poor Support

Great Support

Felt true to width

 

Runs Narrow

Runs Wide

 

February 17, 2014

Manny

from Bay Area, Ca

These are great shoes. They are worth the price. I ran three miles immediately after purchase. They are noticeably softer than any other shoes that I have owned; Glycerin, Nimbus, Vomeros, etc. I felt no pain or fatigue after the run. However I did find the tongue annoying, it kept sliding to the side and the quick lace thing - which I never liked on any shoes. Luckily they provide regular laces. For such high shoes, I never felt like rolling an ankle. They are very stable and plush. I am already thinking of buying a road version, the Conquest.

Brands I'd also recommend: Asics, Brooks, Saucony

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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Felt true to size

 

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