You can either fall in love with these slates, or call them the complete game, but they will not leave anyone indifferent. An all-terrain hovercraft is the first thing that comes to mind when looking at the Hoka One One shale. They are designed for technically complex ultra trails, and the main thing in them is cushioning, protection, and providing maximum comfort over long distances. The sole reduces the impact load, which is especially noticeable on descents. A powerful “bumper” on the toe protects against impacts on rocks or tree roots, which often spoil the life of athletes on trail routes. Despite the fact that the sole is 2.5 times thicker than the standard, slates remain very light. In our collection shales Hoka running on the ground and asphalt for the trail, ultra-trail, and restorative workouts. They are suitable for those who take care of their knees on long distances and want to run fast on descents.
You should admire the people who founded Hoka because they did it at a very bad time. 2009, when minimalistic shoes were in fashion; companies were very active in selling flat, like pancakes, slates with zero difference from the heel to toe. But this wave subsided as quickly as it rose, and ultra-minimalist Shoe models were left on the sidelines, like abandoned motels on a once-busy highway.
|Brand||HOKA ONE ONE|
|Model||ORA Recovery Slide|
|Weight||6.4 ounces (181g)|
|Toe Coverage||Open Toe|
|Type Of Footwear||Slip-On/Sandal|
|Upper Material Type||Textile/Woven (Synthetic)|
Pros and Cons
Deckers Corporation (Teva, Uggs brands) bought the Hoka brand in September 2012, and this was really a great foresight of success. The brand is growing at an amazing rate, and models like Clifton only help in this matter. Runners aren’t the only ones who have appreciated the new shoes; Other brands are already starting to embrace this new Shoe trend. Brooks introduced the Transcend model with a full foam midsole, without branded gel inserts. New Balance has come into play with Fresh Foam 980 and the upcoming Zante; And Asics is also looking at Hoka models for inspiration, with “Fluid Foam” at the core, the 33-M model is close to its retail debut.
|7||7.5||8||8.5||9||9.5||10||10.5||11||11.5||12||12.5||13||13.5||14||14 Wide||15||15 Wide|
|U.S. Men’s||7||7.5||8||8.5||9||9.5||10||10.5||11||11.5||12||12.6||13||13.5||14||14 Wide||15||15 Wide|
|Foot Length (in.)||9.7||9.875||10.1||10.2||10.4||10.5||10.7||10.9||11.1||11.2||11.375||11.6||11.7||11.9||12||12||12.4||12.4|
What Does Hoka One One mean?
This phrase is taken from the Maori language (New Zealand), but there seems to be some confusion about what it actually means. Variations such as “it’s time to fly” or “it’s time to fly over the ground” were often voiced when interpreting, but we decided to find it in the online Maori dictionary. The word “Hoka” translates to “take-off” or “fly”, and “OneOne” means land or land. It would seem that “Soar above the ground” is a literal translation, but wait, we don’t know Maori. So it would be great if some readers from New Zealand could tell us if our assumption is true.