What happens when two enterprising frenchmen with an idea to make a better downhill trail running experience put their heads together? The Hoka Hubble, a whole new kind of running shoe, is born.
Hubble technology, the relatively massive cushioning Hoka OneOne shoes employ, is sort of the “anti-minimalist” approach to running shoes. In today’s world of Vibram Five Fingers and New Balance Minimus, Hoka OneOne’s (or as most call them, just “Hoka’s”) offerings can look somewhat strange to the uninitiated. Designed to provide maximum amount of shock absorption and the most smooth, comfortable ride possible even on rough terrain, steep downhills or grueling uphill climbs. One thing’s for certain: the Hoka is a shoe unlike anything else you’ve worn.
If you’re interested in knowing more about these remarkable shoes, read on.
(some pictures and information courtesy of Hoka OneOne)
Using thicker, softer EVA foam, Hoka’s create a “weight reduction” effect that reduces stress on joints, muscles, and bones. They enable you to use your entire body to run, rather than concentrating all pressure onto singular pressure points.
Like a Feather
Yes, as in “light”. Hoka’s are among the lightest trail running shoes you’ll ever wear, weighing in at just under 12oz’s (men’s 8.5)
So those are the details, but reading about the Hoka’s can only tell you so much. Come try a pair on at The Colorado Running Company’s Tejon location.