My favourite Hokas of all time.

5 Sep

So, I haven’t posted since Boston. That’s just slack. I need to write up about 700 kms through the Kimberleys… but that will be long.
What won’t take as long is letting a few in on why I did so well (3rd) at GNW 100 miler last year.
Rapa Nuis are back! Last year Hoka had the perfect size 7.5 as a prototype for one lucky person 🙂
Rapa Nui
The day after those 175kms of trail and my feet are ready to dance.
Fast forward 10 months and we have Rapa shoes.
So, they say the Rapa Nui Trail shoe is for blokes? Never fear ladies, I’ll let you in on my secret… the Kailua Trail is the same shoe but now in sexy girlie colours. Best. Shoe. Ever.
Take a look at these sweet babes…
They landed on my doorstep the day before Oxfam 100km started. I wore them for 100kms the next day. Didn’t take them off until we crossed the line in 11th place out of 550 teams. Not one blister. Impressed much? My teammate Adam did the same. New Hokas bought the day
… and I ran a sub 4:15 marathon the next day in Mudgee. No blisters.
So, Kailua Tarmac for Sydney marathon in two weeks. Kailua trail for Glenbrook marathon the week after…. back into Kailua Tarmac for Western Sydney marathon the next week and back into trails for Fitzroy Falls the week later… nothing like rotating your shoes 🙂
Decisions. What to wear for Ottawa to New York?


7 Responses to “My favourite Hokas of all time.”

  1. crystalmcloughlin September 6, 2013 at 8:02 am #

    Go Jane!!

    Question – what jackets do to wear that are lightweight when doing the trails?


    • janetrumper September 6, 2013 at 10:05 am #

      Hi Crystal,
      I use the Montane H2o jacket if I am running an ultra that requires compulsory waterproof jacket. It has no pockets, light and compact to carry. Otherwise the Skirtsports jackets as they have heaps of pockets for gear but not totally waterproof if the gear checking is really strict.

  2. Roger Hanney September 6, 2013 at 12:22 pm #

    Reblogged this on run, eat, sleep, run. and commented:
    Jane Trumper is an athlete ambassador for Hoka OneOne Australia for a few good reasons. First woman to complete the Australian Grand Slam of Ultra, first woman to run from the centre of Australia across the Simpson Desert, with over 100 road marathons done in the last 10 years, and she was already running happily in her Bondi Bs when we first approached her about representing Hoka. And she calls a spade a spade. Jane has had more chance than most to run in the new lower profile Kailua Trail and Kailua Tarmac from Hoka. What did she think of them?

  3. Zoe Howard October 2, 2013 at 11:09 am #

    Hi Jane
    Glad i found your post about the new Kailua Trails as i have just ordered myself a pair, they will go nicely with my other 2 pairs of Bondi B’s!! Now i’m very tempted to get the tarmac version also!!

    • janetrumper October 2, 2013 at 11:18 am #

      Get some Zoe! They are great for everything! I will definitely wear my Bondi’s for really long stuff like Coast to Kosciuszko, but will be wearing my Kailua Tarmacs at Western Sydney Marathon on Saturday. Less chunky than the Bondi’s but still fab cushioning.


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