This is my own personal cause & for those that don't have one, they may want to think about donating to one of the Sarcoma
Foundations below. My mother passed away from a rare form of cancer called Lipsarcoma. It is one of about 50 subtypes of sarcomas that affect all age groups from the youngest to the oldest. It is a
"a cancer that begins in the muscle, fat, fibrous tissue, blood vessels, or other supporting tissue of the body". There is no cure & funding is low because of its rarity. As some of you may know,
the rarer the form of cancer, the less money that is usually allocated to it by the larger organizations or the NIH (National Health Institute) as well as fewer people donate because they just don't
know about it. This cancer just keeps coming back, grows back where it already was & spreads to other areas as well. You can learn more about it at these links.
I have written tons of posts on my love of my Hoka OneOne running shoes! Here are just a couple of my posts: Post 1 & Post 2.
I also wrote this in one of my other posts: It has been close to a year of wearing my Hoka OneOne shoes. About 3 months ago, my feet were feeling so good that I started to think about trying my leg workouts with just regular ole running shoes (the ones I bought & never used much because of this fat pad/balls of my feet issue). Sooooo, a couple weeks ago, I started to do my leg workouts in these regular running shoes. A year ago I could not even walk down the stairs without major pain. It hurt to walk on a carpet barefoot. It hurt just to go out and walk in any tennis or workout shoe before the Hoka OneOne shoes. I was at the point of not being able to exercise. Now almost a year later, my feet have improved so much that I am wearing the regular running shoesto do my legs!!! I can feel myself pushing thru the heels or toes or the full bottom of my feet. Course for me, it always comes down to being able to move so I was fine with wearing the Hoka shoes for legs. I will NOT ever go back from my Hoka OneOne shoes for cardio... and if the feet (the balls/fat pads) start giving me issues again, I will put those Hoka shoes right back on to do legs. For me, better to be able to do my workout then not! THX HOKA ONEONE & to Sheri who sent me their way!
Now you don't have to take just my word.
1. My son-in- law started wearing them at least a year ago & he said he will never ever go back! He has tried some of his old running shoes out of curiosity & it is Hoka OneOne for him!
2. Read Sheri's story & how this helped her over come the neuropathy in her feet due to Type 1 diabetes.
4.From the Hoka OneOne FB page: Huge Congratulations to Rob Lea who became the Men's 30-34 World Champion at Ironman Vegas 70.3 this past weekend! What an amazing feat especially since just 17 months ago Rob was lying around with a broken back. "That last lap was not my fastest but I can tell you that last mile downhill was something I shouldn’t have been capable of. My Hoka’s carried me to a final mile in 5:21/mile pace!" Way to go, Rob! Go over there & check out the pic of this guy in such amazing shape!
NOW - all you minimalist runners out there, don't get all down on me. I am NOT telling people they should not wear what they want to wear to run!!! Just giving my opinion of my running shoes.
I am just providing an option to people that want to try a new running shoe OR have joint issues OR have feet issues. THESE SHOWS SAVED MY WORKOUT LIFE - NOT JUST MY RUNNING LIFE. I WAS HAVING TROUBLE JUST WALKING as the paragraph at the beginning talked to & now I am kicking butt! Here is a pic of my shoes right now - well all the pics on this post are from the Hoka OneOne site. Mine a re a bit more used & dirty!
Have I convinced any of you to give them a try? I am telling you, every person that I know that wears these says they will never go back!