Over the past years I have struggled with Achilles tendinitis and Plantar Fasciitis, so switching to a new shoe is always a little scary. However, I had heard so many good reports about HOKA ONE ONE that I was excited to try out the HOKA Elevon from their new “Fly” collection. The shoe is described to have neutral stability and a plush cushion, providing excellent padding for my tender heels. The heel to toe drop is 5mm, which is a little less than the more common 8mm drop that I’m used to. I ordered the shoes in the size that fits me in most brands (using the sizing estimator on the HOKA website), but they run a little bit bigger, so it would be best for you to try them on in store.
My first trips out in new running shoes is typically non-running, just to make sure I get the lacing right and there are no hot spots causing blisters. The Elevon is very comfortable, lightweight, has no annoying seams or edges, and the “meta-rocker” sole gives it a comfortable ride while walking on hard surfaces. The subsequent running outings were also great. Due to the lower heel-to-toe drop I am still getting my feet and leg muscles time to adjust to the change, but the Elevon is now a part of my regular shoe rotation.
- Lightweight, open engineered mesh offers a comfortable fit and maximum breathability
- Padded tongue for additional comfort
- Early stage Meta-Rocker for smooth ride
- Suspension construction featuring PROFLY™ top layer and high rebound injection bottom frame designed for combination of PROpulsion and PROtection
- TPU clip in heel for support and stability
- Zonal rubber placement for durability
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About HOKA ONE ONE:
HOKA ONE ONE was created with one goal in mind — make running easier. We do things differently, from the look of our shoes all the way to the technologies that make them possible. If you’ve ever worn a pair, you know what the HOKA difference feels like, but there’s a lot that goes on behind the scenes.
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