Hoka One One, which is often referred to as Hoka, was founded by French Alp residents Jean-Luc Diard and Nicole Mermoud. The duo noticed that running is a series of starts and stops that aren‘t good for legs, so they decided to craft a shoe that provided momentum with optimal cushioning that also improved the endurance race times of runners. The two got to work on making shoes for themselves, and soon word got out and others wanted what they had. Hoka’s intention with each footwear offering is to inspire people to move, and are constantly moving towards innovation and thinking outside the box.
Primarily known for their Hoka running shoes and trail running shoes available in both men’s and women’s sizing, Hoka shoes are well-known for their oversized midsoles and outsoles that take on a problem-solving approach to running, walking, and overall fitness needs for a variety of users. Wearing a pair of Hokas is a feeling unlike any other with their maximum cushioning and meticulously engineered midsole that provides a soft, smooth, and efficient ride utilizing one-of-a-kind technology such as Meta-Rocker Geometry, Carbon Fiber Plates, J-Frames, and Profly technology. Hoka One One’s most well-known silhouettes include the Hoka Bondi 7, Hoka One One Clifton 8, and more.
When it comes to Hoka, their shoes are a must-have for any footwear rotation. One of its most iconic silhouettes is the Clifton 8. Featuring an engineered mesh upper, this unexpected footwear silhouette is suitable for all athlete types. The silhouette includes a gusseted tongue and a light EVA foam midsole for optimal comfort. An early-stage Meta-Rocker geometry component complements the natural gait cycle by reducing the height difference between your heel and toe. A high-abrasion rubber outsole provides optimal durability during all times of wear. Designed for full-ground contact, the Clifton L Suede is a premium sneaker that features a suede upper with 3M reflective striping. The no-sew SpeedFrame construction offers a comfortable component along with the early-stage Meta-Rocker and full-length compression-molded EVA foam midsole.
Hoka One One’s latest arrivals include the Ora Recovery Slide. Built to help your feet recover after a run or a long day, these slides receive the same oversized midsole and Meta-Rocker geometry as other offerings from the athletic footwear brand. Composed of EVA foam within the upper, the design is a slip-on silhouette that is entirely vegan. The dual-layer construction offers a durable aesthetic, while the early-stage Meta-Rocker and grooved EVA midsole and outsole protect the design.
Hoka One One’s new arrivals are available now at our Las Vegas retail locations + online. Click here for a closer look at these technologically-advanced footwear silhouettes.