Hoka Zinal

David Garcia
April 2, 2021

The Good
  • Lightweight for easy turnover
  • Responsive midsole for agility
  • Comfortable out of the box
The Bad
  • Security for lateral movement
  • Traction on technical terrain
  • Lacks the Hoka signature thick cushioned midsole

Lou Brenner

The Good
  • Great versatility as a door to trail shoe.
  • Seamless upper without overlays is comfortable right out of the box
  • Megagrip outsole inspires confidence
The Bad
  • Fit is a bit long
  • I was not able to lock down my heel, which was noticeable on uphills.
  • No heel loop for putting on shoe.

Kate Woodard

The Good
  • Comfortable - "slipper-like"
  • Lightweight
  • Fast break-in
The Bad
  • Forefoot somewhat long and sloppy
  • Not enough traction for wet or technical trails
  • Minimal protection in the upper

Michael Heimes

The Good
  • lightweight
  • balance of cushion and ground feel
  • transitions well from trail to road
  • The upper has a good, secure fit
The Bad
  • Foam doesn't feel as lively or snappy as others on the market
  • lacks protections for long technical outings
  • durability may be an issue do to so much exposed EVA

MSRP $150.00