With superior cushioning, bouncing back, and a wider toe box, Fitville beat the Hoka brand in terms of comfort. But can they compete with Hoka in high-intensity running? To know this, we’ve to go through the details.
Last month, I had an ankle injury, and my doctor suggested buying Fitville shoes for rehab. Usually, I use the Hoka because of its EVA foam and engineered mesh. But listening to the doctor, I bought a pair of Fitville shoes and learned some key factors about them.
So, here I’ll compare Fitville Vs Hoka to let you know if they are worth buying.
Fitville Vs Hoka
The first thing I noticed unboxing the Fitville shoes was the booklet in the box. Having that book, I realized the brand really cares for its consumers.
Well, Hoka cares for their runners too, but Fitville is one step ahead with detailed information. On the book’s first page, they write about how to take care of your feet and reduce pain. I didn’t see any company such concerned about its users.
By the way, let’s see what else they have to compete with Hoka.
The Fitville comes with a dual-density PropelCore sole with anti-skidding rubber. This rigid rubber provides extreme gripping and proper motion stability. The sole is thick and has a premium outlook with contrasting green, white, and orange colors.
Though the hardwearing rubber in the outsole is so thick to look at, it’s lightweight and durable. Even this outsole can withstand cement, clay, or grass courts for years without a sign of scratch. So, my ultimate impression is on its sole’s longevity.
Also, Fitville’s outsole is super soft with a bouncing back. The insole is highly cushioned too. It has lots of traction in the sole unit and ample cushioning to treat my feet with softness when I need it the most.
Let’s move on to the EVA foam that Hoka provides. EVA has many attributes, including resisting moisture, absorbing shock, insulating heat, and eliminating water. Considering this, the anti-rubber of Fitvelle fell behind. Hoka also has almost the same amount of cushioning in its sole unit with a less thick appearance.
But the main difference is Hoka provides rubber coverage in most of its shoes, whereas Fitvelle has a solid heel, making it perfect as a recovery shoe.
I like the army green contrast of Fitvelle’s upper unit. It has durable suede and mesh fabric upper that ensure air circulation constantly. The upper unit material is durable, I must say and has a premium look. The toe box is large considering bandaged feet which benefited me the most. But don’t worry if your feet are swollen. The usual size of Fitville fits most legs.
A gusseted tongue is placed in the toebox with a more padded layer. You can have bandages or other foot stuff because the footbed has too many spaces. I don’t feel suffocated even after having bandaged feet in the Fitville all day.
The engineered mesh of Hoka also has a decent appearance with excellent breathability. But it doesn’t have ample space in the toe box. That’s why Hoka is considered to have the most fitting upper of all. And for fancy people, it has a lot of coloring options.
I can’t say if Hoka’s mesh upper will last longer than Fitvelle’s mesh fabric, but they provide the same breathability in the most heated weather. Yet, Hoka’s upper will feel a bit lighter.
Fitville has more cushioning than Hoka. It’s also more bouncy in the heel area. With dual-density sole, anti-skid rubber, heel ring, and shock-absorbing pad, Fitville has stolen my heart. But since the Hoka has a more lightweight figure with enough cushioning, I’ll always go for these shoes during intense running.
Fitville also wins this race. It’s so stable and has exceptional arch support. The manufacturer created an ankle-protection design for this shoe that people like the most. Hoka is stable too, but it isn’t designed keeping something special in mind about stability.
So, here’s what I will say to you in the last phase. If you’re looking for a super comfy shoe, try Fitville, and you’ll remember it till your last days. But don’t take it to impactful running because Fitville is slightly weighty and bigger. It’ll reduce your confidence in a competitive marathon. You can run casually, train daily, and walk for years in this shoe as it’s durable.
On the other hand, Hoka should be a first choice in intense routines. It’s appropriate for recovery too. Comfort and performance are what Hoka is known for. But if you need something super comfy, you can buy Fitville as your additional shoe.