Hoka Tecton X Review
Female, 38 years, 40kg, 4’11” in height
Women’s Hoka Tecton X Camelia/Blue Coral, 7US
The Brief: ‘Non-Stop Smiles!’
“Runs like a race shoe, grips like a 4×4 tyre, responds in an instant, feels like home, and all at once I have a permanent smile plastered on my face and a feeling of fun and joy in every step!”
This is one shoe extremely worthy of taking its place on every shoe rack of appreciating runners everywhere. Finding its place in the ‘Trail Race’ category, the Hoka Tecton X defines itself across a much broader spectrum of purposes and terrains. An all-rounder of the most uncommon sorts; I honestly believe Hoka have created for runners a sublime and superior piece of footwear genius.
The Review: Extraordinary Greatness!
Laced up and ready to run, the misty morning’s air lay heavy and thick out in McMahon’s Creek. My spanking new Hoka Tecton is afoot; energised and ready to take on its debut test of terrain with me at the helm. In 40mins I threw at them all that that within reach of my doorstep could deliver; greasy tarmac roads, packed dirt four-wheel drive tracks, ankle-jarring loose gravel trails, single tracks, dewy grass, flats, undulations, sharp inclines and longer descents, slippery clay, camber, and a little bush-bashing just for fun! This nimble, sturdy, grippy, smooth, light and reactive little shoe gave me a wink and smile and a big confident ‘this is child’s play’ attitude! “Hang on kids and enjoy the ride” it screamed at me, willing me to challenge its plucky personality and find a flaw, or at least a weakness. Alas, I returned feeling like I had been well and truly outdone by its quick wit and athletic prowess!