Hoka Torrent 3 – I wanted to like these trail running shoes, but they have not worked out for me

With every new version of a shoe you can expect some changes, and as someone who loved the original Torrents, I was excited to try out Hoka’s latest release of the Torrent 3. So far I’ve logged over 50 miles on them, testing them in different situations and conditions, and sadly I have been less than impressed.

The changes that I’ve noticed have been subtle, but have made a big impact on how the shoe handled on the terrain that I love to run on. But that doesn’t mean it’s a bad shoe, it’s just means it hasn’t worked out for me.

I enjoy climbing rock scrambles, and picking my way thought tough rock gardens, and there’s no way I would feel confident enough to take these shoes on those kinds of trails. I just can’t trust these shoes to do what I need them to do. But if you prefer less cushioning in your shoes, or you don’t live in an area with a lot of rocks, these could be good shoes for you.

Well now I’m on the hunt for a new pair of trail runners so if you have any suggestions let me know what they are.

Additional Info

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Footage notes: Most shots were taken at Swarthmore College in Swarthmore PA, Hollow Woods in Gladwyne PA, and Monocacy Hill in Birdsboro PA. #Hoka #TrailRunning #RunningShoes #TrailRunningShoes #Torrent3 #Run #hokaoneone #RunningGear

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