I am a big fan of Hoka. Surprisingly, I haven’t tried the Hoka Ora Recovery Flip Flops until now. I was actually telling a friend that it isn’t that I haven’t wanted to try the Hoka Flip Flops. I put the Hoka Ora Recovery Flip Flops into my cart but then removed them for running shoes, and boy, does Hoka have a lot coming out recently.
Anyway, I was excited to try the Hoka Ora Recovery Flip Flops.
About the Brand Hoka:
Hoka actually dropped the “one one” from their branding and is simply known as Hoka. How do you pronounce Hoka? Ho-Kah (not Who-Kah).
By now, most people know about the brand Hoka. Hoka was first formed way back in 2009 but didn’t gain popularity until around 2014. When I first started working in run specialty, many people were overwhelmed with the thought of “so much shoe” now, Hoka is one of the most popular brands in the running specialty world; as I like to say, more cushion for the pushin’.
Anyway, since then, the unique design of HOKA shoes has shattered what people believed to be the limits of running shoes.
About the Hoka Ora Recovery Flip Flops:
Weight: 4.5 oz
Heel to Toe Drop: 6 mm
- Soft top layer EVA gives the Recovery Flip Flops an immediate step-in comfort.
- Jersey textile strap wicks moisture (I was worried it would be uncomfortable, but it is not)
- Updated women’s toe post to improve the fit
- Early-stage Meta-Rocker offers a smooth ride
- Dual-layer construction incorporates a soft top layer and durable midsole/outsole.
- Strategic groove placement on the bottom provides traction
My Experience with the Hoka Ora Recovery Flip Flops:
Of course, I had a few questions:
What do recovery sandals do? Recovery sandals reduce pressure on the feet and joints after exercise.
Are the Hoka Ora Flip Flops worth it? Yes
What makes a recovery flip-flop? More cushion and support for your feet
Do recovery sandals work? They help; they aren’t miracle workers
Do the Hoka Ora Recovery Flip Flops help with plantar fasciitis? Yes, they can
Immediately when I put on the Hoka Recovery Flip Flops, I thought: “Woah, this is a lot of flip flop.” They have even more cushion and support than Oofos Flip Flops. While Hoka Ora Recovery Flip Flops are not the lookers of the shoe world, they provide a lot of cushion and are comfortable. Since their debut, they’ve also come a long way and are available in neutral colors instead of just bright blue.
I’ve had them on my feet all day and I don’t feel sore or bad. In fact, I feel just as good as wearing running shoes all day. The strap in the middle is comfortable, and you don’t have to worry about chafing.
Traction and Durability: Of any sandal I’ve tried, the Hoka Recovery Flip Flops has the best traction. While I wouldn’t walk in inclement weather, you don’t have to worry about slipping and sliding like a lot of traditional sandals.
As far as fit, I usually wear a 10.5 in Hoka running shoes, and I’ve found that size 10 fits the best. The Hoka Recovery Flip Flops are only available in whole sizes, so I would go down a half size if you’re between sizes.
While $50 might feel like a lot for flip-flops, the Hoka Recovery Flip Flops is on the cheaper end, and it’s one of the most high-quality sandals out there. Plus, they are going to last a lot longer than cheaper flip-flops.
Hoka Ora Recovery Flip Flops Conclusion:
I’m a big fan of the Hoka Recovery Flip Flops and will continue to wear them. They are one of the cheaper options and I always feel better when I wear them versus when I don’t. If you’re looking for a high-quality flip flop, the Hoka Recovery Flip Flops is an excellent option. They fit and feel good, will last quite some time, and keep your body happy when you aren’t running.
Questions for you:
Have you tried the Hoka Ora Recovery Flip Flops?
What is your favorite sandal?