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Hoka TenNine, a bit strange looking.

FRM

How do you walk the Camino? One step at a time.
Year of past OR future Camino
O'Cebreiro to Santiago (2014)
Pamplona to Sahagun (March 2019)
Sahagun to O’Cebreiro (March 2020)
Has anyone tried out the new Hoka TenNine Hike? I’m always looking for shoes that are kind to my feet.They are a bit odd looking to say the least.
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The sole juts out past the main body of the boot at the heel and has a cut out running down the center that allows each side to move independently. I can see how they might reduce pressure on heel strike. I can also see how they might cause others to laugh....

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Veteran wanderer
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?
Forget it for the trails other than running:

WARNING: HOKA ONE ONE designed this product as a piece of specialised equipment specifically for running. Think of these like ski boots or cycling shoes. Using this product for anything other than running may impair balance and dexterity. So, don't wear these on stairs or while driving. Time to Fly!
 

FRM

How do you walk the Camino? One step at a time.
Year of past OR future Camino
O'Cebreiro to Santiago (2014)
Pamplona to Sahagun (March 2019)
Sahagun to O’Cebreiro (March 2020)
It appears they have added a ”boot” style upper to the funky sole of the One One and given it the name TenNine Hike (at least on the US site). Though I would think the issues with the heel would be similar regardless. I can’t imagine walking through mud with these on. The would end up weighing 5 lbs (2.27 kg) each!

frm
 

David Tallan

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Year of past OR future Camino
2018
It appears they have added a ”boot” style upper to the funky sole of the One One and given it the name TenNine Hike (at least on the US site). Though I would think the issues with the heel would be similar regardless. I can’t imagine walking through mud with these on. The would end up weighing 5 lbs (2.27 kg) each!

frm
Speaking as someone with One Ones, the soles on the TenNines are way more funky than the soles on any of the other One Ones I've seen. Yes, they are thick. But none of them have that jutting forked heel. To me, that is much more of a departure than a bit more of a boot upper.

There seem to be two models of the TenNine: The TenNine Hike (pictured at the top of the thread, which has men's and women's versions and, as FRM notes, a taller "boot" profile) and the TenNine unisex (which Tincatinker links to and which is a running shoe and recommended only for running). The TenNine Hike does not carry the warning that Canuck quotes: https://www.hokaoneone.com/ca/en/ca/men/tennine-hike-gore-tex/1113510.html

Much as I like my Hokas, I'm not sure I would wear these. They look big and heavy, especially, as FRM points out, if they are taken through sticky mud.
 
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Camino Chrissy

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I have loved my Hoka One One's, but would not wear these ever...that design is unnecessary. They will "come and go" imo, just like those "rolling" shoe bottoms did nearly ten years ago...a fad. In addition, we ladies prefer our feet to look small and dainty when at all possible. This model ain't gonna help do that.😛
 

D74

New Member
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Walked Frances 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019
Walking Portuguese from Porto 2020 (now 2021)
I love my Hoka runners, but I'd probably swerve these space age shoes - they also cost a pretty packet. Their trail runners are good and they also do a supported running shoe (they call it a stability shoe) for people who pronate, which has helped me immensely.
 

FRM

How do you walk the Camino? One step at a time.
Year of past OR future Camino
O'Cebreiro to Santiago (2014)
Pamplona to Sahagun (March 2019)
Sahagun to O’Cebreiro (March 2020)
So I’m still more than a little intrigued by the TenNine Hike. The specs show they only weigh 17 oz (about .5 kg) and the upper is constructed of Gortex. They are a bit pricey. I suspect they would attract a lot of attention on the trail. Perhaps I’ll get a pair and report back, both on the boot and the jokes made about them.

frm
 

lt56ny

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Year of past OR future Camino
CF(2012) Le Puy/CF (2015) Portugues (2017) Norte (2018) CF (2019) VDLP?
My wife loves her one ones. She wants me to get a pair for my Camino but I love Brooks Cascadias. After about 5000k worth of caminos they have never
Let me down. Might
Just get a pair of one ones to kick around in. But these things in the photo? Sometimes we just have too much technology 😃
 
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ginniek

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frances 2017
When I received the email introducing this footwear (cannot think of an accurate way to describe them) I was hoping someone here on this forum would be brave enough to get a pair and give us a report. I'm a Hoka fan of several years, but these seem to have forgotten the old design maxim of form following function.
 

jozero

Been there, going again...
Year of past OR future Camino
CF x 3
Two big pluses:
1) You wouldn't have to bend over as far in the morning to tie them up... Just rest those outriggers (backriggers?) on the floor and the laces will be half way to your knees
2) You wouldn't need to worry that someone else accidentally took your shoes off the shoe rack in the Albergue
;)
 

Camino Chrissy

Take one step forward...then keep on walking..
Year of past OR future Camino
Frances 2015;
Norte/Primitivo 2016;
Frances 2017;
Le Puy 2018;
Portuguese/FishermanTr. 2019
You wouldn't need to worry that someone else accidentally took your shoes off the shoe rack in the Albergue
Would this be because of their unique appearance, or because no one else would actually want to own them? 😅
 
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