We've got some exciting new shoes on the way from Hoka this Autumn and they are due in stock very soon.
Hoka shoes have been the brand on everyone's lips this summer. We've been stocking Hoka Shoes for a while now and word is spreading about how great the shoes are. If you haven't heard, Hoka take a different approach to shoe design. Their shoes offer greater levels of cushioning together and plenty of high tech materials to make lightweight shoes that are ideal for longer distances. Taking the impact out of longer runs means less fatigue and better performance. Simple.
We're really excited to be getting the new range of Hoka shoes in for this Autumn. With August just round the corner, we're expecting some interesting new shoes and the highlights are below.
Top of our staff picks for this autumn is the Hoka Mafate Speed running shoe. The Mafate range of shoes has always offered the maximum level of cushioning together with a robust upper making it a great trail shoe for ultra races. The Mafate Speed is the next generation of this shoe and still offers the same maximum cushioning but in a refined package. The new Mafate Speed shoe has the grippy outsole that we've been waiting for - the lugs are perfect for mixed terrain, wet and muddy conditions - perfect for the local trails! What's more the upper is robust but much lighter (thanks to the use of bonded overlays and light materials) and the midsole/sole now uses Hoka's R-MAT material for better wet grip, rebound with less weight.
Also high on our list is the next iteration of the Hoka Stinson shoe. The new Hoka Stinson ATR shoes are the updated Stinson Trail shoes. This shoe has been a massive hit with our customers - robust oversize sole unit (lower than the Mafate but still with plenty of cushioning) and lightweight upper. We're confident that the new Stinson ATR will be a worthy replacement - Hoka has done a lot of work the upper - now with a supportive bonded overlay and utilising lighter materials.
Also new to us this coming season is the Hoka Huaka shoe. It's a road shoe with around 1.5 times the level of traditional cushioning. Aside from the fact that it uses Hoka's R-MAT technologies in the sole unit, this shoe features a 2mm drop and should prove a great shoe for trail runner that put in the road miles too.
Last but not least is the Hoka Tor Speed Mens Mid. A real hybrid - a waterproof running boot?! When we decided to stock this shoe we got to thinking about our customers and all the conversations we'd had with runners over their particular needs and the challenges of running longer distances. Whilst the Tor Speed mid won't be for everyone, we think there's a real niche for this - the Tor Speed has plenty of grip, cushioning and support with a waterproof upper - ideal for training, long, rocky events and customers that need more ankle support and structure in a running shoe.
There's plenty more to see in our range of Hoka shoes and there's new stock due very soon. For more information please see our Hoka Section.