Thursday, February 18, 2016

Wearing a Marshmallow

The Hoka marshmallow...


Last year when I was in DA' boot  I was very unhappy I was out of alignment. 

DA' boot was taller than any shoe I had. I got a pair of Hoka's to wear because it was the only thing thick enough to make me level.

I have not put the Hoka marshmallows on my feet since. 

Wednesday night when run buddy wanted to walk around the neighborhood, I put them on. 
These things are so thick on the bottom, I can not even feel my feet, which may be good in my current situation. I would think they are absorbing the impact of my daily running around. 

I am not sure I could run in these things. They are stiff. The shoe doesn't bend easily, and I feel way too high off the ground, but they may do me some good for now. 
I don't know why I didn't think to pull them out and try a few weeks ago...

I think I will I wear them for a few days and see if I can feel any improvement in my feet. 

Anyone ever run in any Hoka model? 
Ever tried them on? 

18 comments:

  1. I had the same problem with shoes - I had one pair of clogs that were the right height withe boot.

    Yes, I tried Hokas. At first I loved them - so much cushion and support. But I ran a half marathon and got the worst back ache ever. I tried them again and my back hurt so I abandoned them.

    A lot of runners swear by them

    Shoes are such as individual thing.

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    1. That is so true Darlene. Very individual. I can see how the stiffness in the shoe would be an issue, it makes you adjust and stride a little different. I may walk or try to hike in these but I don't think I can run in them.

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  2. I've never even heard of them - but hey, if they make it easier for you to walk, sport those babies!

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    1. They are helping with the impact it seems. My foot feels less fatigued today than usual so I am going to sport them!! For now :)

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  3. I've heard from a lot of people that love them but I tried them on in the store once and they felt very weird so I didn't end up going with them. I hope they help with your daily walking around though! It seems like the cushioning might be good for that.

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    1. Don't they feel strange???! I know Sage Cannaday runs in them, but I can't even imagine lol they do seem to help now, so I am thankful to get some use out of them.

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    2. I think I'd have trouble getting used to them! Transitioning a couple days a week sounds like a smart idea, Karen.

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    3. I don't like how high they are for sure, but they are cradling my feet nicely while injured. I am just walking for now, hopefully running next month :)

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  4. I am with you, I just can't picture running in them. I also am not ready to pay for a pair of sneakers that I probably won't like--it is such a drastic change!

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    1. It is going to feel strange, but my Doc wants me try so i will!!
      This is going to be a huge change lol I was so worried about my hips being out of alignment last year, I purchased them. At least I will use them now :)

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  5. Nope, haven't tried them but I always want to try everything! I hope they can help you.

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    1. I think some of the newer models are more flexible and a little lower. I am willing try anything at this point :)

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  6. I read this Thursday and didn't comment (so bad about that!). These seem like they would be frightfully high to me. But, I have never tried them. Do you ever feel like you will turn your ankle?

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    1. Yes, last year they made me even with my boot, so I didn't think twice about it. Now wearing them, I thought I would be in danger of falling off them...however, they have a wide base so they are more stable than I realized. The Doc said try :) so I will. After a few days in them they almost feel normal!

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  7. When I tried the reusable K cup, I didn't use a strong enough coffee so it was pitifully weak since you can only fit so much in one. My kids and I go through K cups like nobody's business! I Amazon Prime them. You had very impressive bike mileage, even though you cut you ride short Saturday. I'm glad you are getting out there Karen! It won't be long now until you can try that first run. You've done well, sista. Thanks for linking with us.

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    1. It can get pretty pricey so I was tickled the cup worked so well :) I have tried fresh ground coffee and Maxwell house both just needed to be 2/3 full and tasted great. The stainless is nice - easy rinse :)

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  8. There are not many Hoka shoes here in France but little by little I see them coming. I know some people swear by them but I have also seen people abandon them due to injury. Do what ever works for you !

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    1. I think just a little lower profile would be nice! I am willing to try them though if it will help me continue to heal :)

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