Wednesday, February 20, 2013

New Idea, New Shoes

OK, I know I am getting old, but I still want to run longer distances. So, in order to run longer and not suffer with sore legs and sore feet I need to change something. I went through the minimalist phase where I tried to do more natural, less cushioning and less heel to forefoot drop and I managed to injure myself. Therefore I have decided to try out the Hoka One One shoes. They have what is called oversized technology, which is basically 2.5X as much cushioning and wider sole, but lighter than other shoes their size.

I ordered a pair of Bondi B Hoka One One shoes from ZBSports in Hendersonville, NC and got a good deal on them. That is the biggest drawback with these shoes, they are what I call expensive. I should be receiving them on Friday of this week and will get to test drive them over the weekend.

The word Hoka One One is derived from the ancient Maori language and roughly translates to “now it is time to fly”.  We will see about the flying, if I can just run and not get injured I will be happy.

This is a link to an article about Hoka on

I will continue to wear my Brooks shoes for my shorter runs, but I think the Hoka's will be my long distance shoes.

I will let you know how it goes with the new idea, new shoes.

Just Keep Moving!

No comments: