“Maria you NEED this sneaker in your life. Everyone — including the instructors — in my Tracy Anderson workouts wear them. They take some getting used to but they are LIFE CHANGING,” my Fitness Fanatic Friend Legs tells me.
With that kind of endorsement, I of course order a pair of the kicks she tells me about — the Hoka One One Clifton 7 ($130) — quicker than you can say the word “toned.” I bought the black colorway available here. They run true to size, too, FYI.
And yes, I am pleased to report Hokas are indeed life changing for my daily hour-long walks because you feel as though you’re walking on a cloud. Somehow, the Los Angeles-based French running brand has managed to level up the sneaker game compliments of its special molded footbed. Upon further investigation, marathon runners, nurses and even Reese Witherspoon alike swear by Hokas because there’s something magical in their chunky, gravity-defying soles.
Couture hippie approved — and now you know.