The HOKA ONE ONE Rapa Nui 2 trail shoe has been awarded ‘Best Debut’ by Runner’s World in the magazine’s Fall Trail Shoe Guide featured in the October 2014 issue.
“This is the second award our shoes have received from Runner’s World in just a few short months,” said HOKA ONE ONE President, Jim Van Dine. “These awards are a clear indication of the momentum behind our brand and further validation of the distinct technology that we use across our product line.”
The Rapa Nui 2 uses a lightweight, responsive midsole as the platform for incorporating HOKA’s meta-rocker geometry, which claims to deliver signature cushioning and a smooth ride. Similar technology is also incorporated into HOKA’s more recently added trail shoe models: the Mafate Speed and Huaka.
The HOKA ONE ONE Mafate Speed is designed for lightweight protection on the trails. The midsole combines lightweight EVA cushioning on the top with high-rebound RMAT material on the outsole for a responsive ride and maximum traction.
The HOKA ONE ONE Huaka, a road and trail-ready shoe, combines high-rebound RMAT cushioning and a seamless SpeedFrame upper for a responsive, lightweight ride.
The HOKA ONE ONE Rapa Nui 2, Mafate Speed and Huaka are currently available at running specialty stores and hokaoneone.com.
HOKA ONE ONE is billed as the fastest growing, premium running shoe brand in the world. Two life-long runners launched HOKA in 2009, after years spent handcrafting and shaping lightweight shoes with extra-thick midsoles. Initially embraced by ultrarunners because of their enhanced cushioning and inherent stability, HOKA now offers shoes for all types of runners who enjoy the unique ride the shoes provide
HOKA ONE ONE is owned by Deckers Outdoor Corporation – a global leader in designing, marketing and distributing innovative footwear, apparel and accessories developed for both everyday casual lifestyle use and high performance activities. Deckers Outdoor has a 40-year history of building niche footwear brands into lifestyle market leaders attracting millions of loyal consumers globally.
The company’s portfolio of brands includes UGG, Teva, Sanuk, TSUBO, Ahnu, MOZO, and HOKA ONE ONE. Deckers Outdoor products are sold in more than 50 countries and territories through select department and specialty stores, 126 Company-owned and operated retail stores, and select online stores, including company-owned websites.