Part 3 – Hoka – Tecton X
For trail runners looking for a fast cushioned shoe for smoother single track or fire roads (hard packed dirt or grass) the Hoka – Tecton X is worth consideration.
Hoka’s famous rocker sole speeds transition from heel to toe propelling forward with each step and integration of the dual carbon plates and ProFlyX foam offers a new level of energy return. They offer a responsive yet cushioned ride, which is often a desirable feature when seeking to maintain running volume while protecting a recovering foot or lower limb injury.
With a maximalist approach this is not the shoe for technical terrain due to diminished ground feel and the sole lugs are shallow, lacking grip in soft and wet ground but they are perfect for those seeking a combination of speed and distance on well maintained smooth trails.
These are again a niche shoe and won’t be found in your standard footwear shop, to find out more or order head one of the many online trail running shoe suppliers (WildEarth, The Running Company etc).
This concludes our 3 part Trail Trilogy, stay tuned for future Podiatrist shoe reviews!
If you’re struggling to find a pair fit for purpose your local Podiatrist can assess your feet and provide in depth footwear advice. To book a footwear assessment and prescription consult call 02 5926 3806 or book online.