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good look­ing shoe, the Hoka is a big step away from other racier shoes tested here, but once put on our testers were im­me­di­ately im­pressed by the com­fort. The up­per is solid to re­duce chances of dust or grit sneak­ing into the shoe, but of­fers good breatha­bil­ity to pre­vent hot feet. There’s a use­ful tab at the heel for help in T2 but the lean fit of the shoe means sweaty feet may need ex­tra coax­ing.

The thicker sole of­fers a lot of bounce, and ab­sorbs bumps and lumps ef­fort­lessly and the foot felt well pro­tected. How­ever, some testers be­gan to miss the abil­ity to feel the road when up­ping the speed, mak­ing it more suit­able for long train­ing runs rather than a race day win­ner.

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