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Comfortable...BUT first outing got a stick through the sole. Very slippery on some surfaces. Worn through inner lining for a blister. I cannot recommend and they are expensive. Good around the house.
Ora Recovery flip - Hoka OneOne
Hoka has changed the design of the Ora Recovery flip and now the straps sit back further so it doesn't give you a comfortable fit. Lived in the original version and when the toe strap broke ordered another 2 pairs however, they do not fit foot properly due to the poor design ie foot tends to flop about. Didnt realise the design had changed until I received the new pairs, they are ok but harder to walk in. Wouldn't buy again.
Incredible Shock Absorbing Sneakers
Great shock absorbency for people with knee or ankle osteoarthritis.At the end of the day my feet don't feel sore
My Bondi 7 gave away the back cushion support within 5 months
I bought this on 30th December 2020 from Athletics foot, Burwood. It was recommended as a better shoe than Asics. It was used only for walking and used twice a week. It lost its cushion support around the Achilles within 5 months. The plastic is harder and hurts the Achilles and damages the socks. What a waste of money, whereas my previous Asics pair lasted more than 4 years and still going.
Best shoe ever .. I literally walk fast do stairs all on concrete for 8 hours quick pivot movements and my feet do not hurt or throbb from the minute I put theses shoes on..
The arch support is amazing.
From the first wear they were comfy I was happy to leave them on even after I got home from work .
Amazing shoe thankyou
Overpriced and poor quality
I am not a runner or an athlete. I do a lot of walking with my dog and that is about it. My physiotherapist recommended Hoka Bondi 7 Wide as I injured the tendon in my ankle. He said they would be very supportive. Priced at $270 they were very disappointing. As with other reviews the quality is terrible. After only a month they seem to have lost support. Its like the material has stretched and become floppy. I don't feel supported at all in them (unlike when I tried them on in the shop - they felt wonderful then). Update: by July 2021 the plas...tic support on the back of the heel had broken through the material. I couldn’t wear them as my heels would bleed from the plastic digging into them. Took them back and was served by an amazing guy called Matt who actually works for Hoka. He was so helpful and professional. He explained this was a problem with the Bondi but has now been rectified. So I got a new pair and he has sent the old ones back to Hoka for a refund. Very good customer service and genuinely concerned about my experience. I still think they are an over rated shoe but was very impressed with the customer service by Matt. I hope the new pair don’t fall apart!
Excellent shoes and oh so comfortable
1: Speedgoat 2, purchased early 2019, done almost 800Km in them and still as good as the day I bought them. Use them for the trails
2: Bondi 6, purchased in June, done around 600Km, each time running 5-10Km. Use them for hard surfaces, Tarmac, concrete
Comfortable but terrible quality
Unbelievably comfortable but ripped away from the sole on the sides of both shoes after.. wait for it.. 3 months. Terrible quality for $260 purchased at Athletes Foot. I have a daggy old pair on New Balance that have lasted over 2 years. Please don’t waste your money for utopian levels of comfort for only 3 months of use.
Expensive. Not fit for purpose as a triathlon sneakers as they feel heavier. Clumsy with higher cushion. Worst of all, it is a blisters maker. I have to wrap my feet on bandaids every time I wear them. I don't recommend at all.
Not a good design for everyone
I thought I had found the perfect wide walking shoe but after a few months I was limping home. The sneakers caused so much pain in my glut tendon. I think they’re just too high at the back. After an X-ray, CT scan and cortisone injection I went out and bought another pair of Brooks.
Most comfortable shoe ever.......BUT
So this was my 4th pair of Hoka shoes. Most comfortable shoe I have ever worn. They were recommended to me years ago to wear to work, I am a nurse working 12 hr shifts and they were amazing. My feet rarely felt tired again after a shift. But EVERY pair I've owned have had durability issues. I purchased a pair of Gaviota 2's last February, within 3 weeks the sole had started to come off. Hoka were great and replaced the shoes promptly. Now in the last 4 weeks the inner lining of the heel has torn away exposing the plastic "heel cup" behind. I ha...ve a pair of Saucony shoes that pre date all my Hoka purchases and have been relegated to yard shoes and they are still structurally good. For a $260 pair of 10 month old shoes that essentially is only used for walking and standing this shouldn't be happening. Sorry Hoka....time for a change. :(
Hoka : Not fit for purpose
Bought a pair of Hoka runners and they didn't even last 6 months even when only using them for walking. Took back to the Athletes Foot in Perth and they said too bad so sad. So $260 for a pair for runners that didn't last 6 months (the inside of the heal wore out and the plastic inside the shoe was exposed that resulted in blisters). Remember this is an expensive runner that was advertised as a runner that was only used for walking - and the "runner" still wore out!
PRODUCT IS NOT FOR FOR PURPOSE
Hoka postal address and contact options
As a Hoka customer I find it amazing that the national Hoka distribution franchise business does not list a postal address or an Email contact on their website. Also severely limited range of colour options here in Australia, with the male Rincon model being available in at least 7 colours in the USA and just 1 here in Australia.
Not as great as some reviews have recommended.
I was recommended these shoe by Athlete's foot and they have caused nothing but calf pain. At first I had thought it was due to weak muscles. After, strengthening exercises, conditioning work and frequent massages (including dry needling) I was still in pain during long runs. Turns it was the shoe! The shoe is what is called a bare foot runner which is not great for those with pronate. The running specialist I spoke said he would never stock the shoe because he feels it is dangerous to a runners health.
After a recommendation of Brook's, I am back out running with no calf pain.
Be careful of the hype behind the Hoka shoe.
Bondi 6 WIDE & Clifton 5 WIDE
I am wearing the all black Bondi 6 WIDE as a work shoe as we have a very hard floor surface and it has been brilliant-cushioned and comfortable. I also have a Clifton 5 WIDE in a black and white colour that I wear outside of work. Delivery of both items was amazingly quick. The only thing I would ask/suggest is related to the appearance... would it be possible to make the Clifton 5 WIDE available in an all black shoe so I am able to wear that one to work as it is less bulky in appearance when compared to the Bondi 6 WIDE shoe???
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Don’t know what has been changed in the Bondi 7 I have had numerous pairs of Bondi 6 . The heel isn’t snug like the 6 was . My orthotic all of a sudden doesn’t fit properly and slips at heel . Not happy have only had them 3 weeks
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