This review is in partnership with Running Warehouse, which provided products for testing. Salty Running receives a commission on sales made via our Running Warehouse affiliate link, used throughout this post.
I’ve been eyeing Hokas for years, but have been reluctant to say goodbye to my “traditional” soled running shoes. However, Running Warehouse may have done the impossible: I think I’m a convert! With over a month and at least 100 miles of training on these shoes they show very few signs of wear. The Napalis are cushy and durable, like my new relationship with them.
The Hoka Napali is a neutral shoe with a 5mm drop. It remains lightweight despite its thick cushioning. They run true-to-size!
I like thickly cushioned shoes, but with their signature extra-thick soles, I thought Hokas would be too thick for me and was concerned about my feet feeling clunky as I ran, but I was so wrong! My Napalis arrived on a rainy, slushy day, and I ran in wet conditions for the first few runs. Not only did they offer a smooth, cushy ride, the height of the shoe actually helped keep my feet dry when running through puddles.