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    Hoka Kaha boots

    Wondering if anyone has tried the Hoka Kaha Boots?

    https://hokaoneone.co.nz/products/ka...31830198157390

    I use Hoka running shoes and they have made a big difference to my Achilles tendinitis allowing me to keep running, along with a stretching regime.

    Reviews are fairly positive but do mention that they are not suited as mountain boots I.e. the exterior is not thick leather and could rip up.

    Was thinking for my north island bush mission they might be the ticket. Just not sure what support they would give if carrying a decent load.

    Keen to hear any views or thoughts.

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    If they wear out at the same speed as the running shoes then they are't going to be worth it.
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    If you want to be able to feel where your feet are placed they'll be no good. The footbeds are way to thick to give any feedback. And $500 is way to much for the time they'll last.
    Too many brands are cashing in on the "quality costs more" buzz now days. For $500 I'd be expecting them to be able to be worn everywhere everyday for about 3 years.

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    Quote Originally Posted by maccanz View Post
    Wondering if anyone has tried the Hoka Kaha Boots?

    https://hokaoneone.co.nz/products/ka...31830198157390

    I use Hoka running shoes and they have made a big difference to my Achilles tendinitis allowing me to keep running, along with a stretching regime.

    Reviews are fairly positive but do mention that they are not suited as mountain boots I.e. the exterior is not thick leather and could rip up.

    Was thinking for my north island bush mission they might be the ticket. Just not sure what support they would give if carrying a decent load.

    Keen to hear any views or thoughts.

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    $500 ??
    ridiculous
    Man - people get fooled by colour advertising and pretty words

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    They look rubbish to me


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    I use Hoka almost exclusively for my running, Bondis, Cliftons and Speedgoats, as awesome as they are for running they certainly aren't a style that I'd think would be good for carrying heavy loads.

    Hoka's do wear a bit faster than other shoes, however I'm coming up 1000km of running on my Bondis and they're still nice and cushy, not like asics where the soles still look good but the cushioning is shot after 400km.

    I'd still like to give them a go though.

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    I have had 8 operations on my right ankle , the last 3 trying to get rid of pain. Hoka shoes [Bondi model] , yip they wear quickly but they have made a huge difference to my life quality, i highly recommend them. Because i rate my shoes so highly I bought a pair of Kaha boots and wear them when checking my predator trap lines and they are brilliant but i am doing very little walking around steep stuff and mostly where i walk it is fairly flat and dry. I would hate to walk across steep shingle slides or "tops" stuff in them if your like a very rigid boot. I am not convinced of the waterproofness of them as i have worn them only once in long wet grass and the water could of come down the top of the boot , jury is out on that from me, next time i will wear neoprene gaiters.

    Someone did a write up in NZ Hunter and didnt really rate them from the perspective that they were not suitable for tops work. However as a quite riverbed bush edge or bush hunting boot, yip i would give them a go.

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    They have no breaks that's the big thing I look for in a boot

 

 

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