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Best Hoka One One shoes for Men with heavier builds

Born in the French mountains, the maximalist pioneer Hoka One One (meaning fly over the earth in Maori) has exploded in popularity in recent years. That's because the light, highly cushioned shoes are great for trail runners, ultra runners, or people simply looking for an easy, light ride. Today, Hoka One One is found in nearly every running store and is the most popular shoes at ultra marathons.

Take no shame in being a Clydesdale--a runner who, like the horse, are bigger boned yet capable of amazing feats. Because runners come in all shapes and sizes, there are running shoes meant for all shapes and sizes. Clydesdales have to be careful how much shock is going is going to their joints, because the shock from running can apply a force of 1.5-3 times one's body weight in sensitive places like the knees. Luckily, there are shoes meant for bigger runners who need that shock absorption.

Hoka One One Clifton 2

Reviewers say the best thing about this shoe is:

  • Light and flexible also well cushioned
  • Loaded with cushion
  • No body pain

Reviewers rate this shoe as being helpful for those with IT band syndrome and achilles pain.

Hoka One One Clifton 2

Hoka One One Clifton

Reviewers say the best thing about this shoe is:

  • Cushion
  • Soft
  • responsive

Reviewers rate this shoe as being helpful for those with a bad back and achilles pain.

Hoka One One Clifton

Hoka One One Bondi 4

Reviewers say the best thing about this shoe is:

  • Lots of cushioning
  • Cushion
  • Allowed me to run after PF without pain

Reviewers rate this shoe as being helpful for those with IT band syndrome and a bad back.

Hoka One One Bondi 4

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