Brand Spotlight: HOKA ONE ONE
HOKA ONE ONE makes cushion cool again.
HOKA ONE ONE gets a lot of press for being a favorite shoe for marathon runners, but in our circles, it's also touted for being the best running shoe for proactive foot health and for athletes coping with injuries. Hoka produces a wide range of models from comfortable lifestyle sneakers like the Hupana Slip to shock-absorbing, highly cushioned road shoes like the iconic HOKA ONE ONE Bondi, now in its 7th iteration.
As younger runners are learning the benefits of preventive shoe selection, HOKA is seeing its devotees starting with the less cushioned side of their spectrum and gradually transition into highly cushioned models if they intensify their training or notice wear and tear on their joints. It's truly a brand that speaks to a younger audience who enjoy the colorful HOKA persona as well as older athletes who want to know they're choosing protective footwear that will keep them active. Whatever your reasons for considering HOKA, the options are plentiful.
Our full collection of HOKA ONE ONE includes loungey wool slip-ons to high performance running shoes. The link across all HOKA models? A commitment to comfort that feels good and is good for you! That's what we like here at Danform Shoes.
The most cushioned shoe in the HOKA line, the Bondi is a savior to many. While there may be a bit of an adjustment to the Bondi's feel, it's not long before our customers are devotees, never veering to another brand. Able to absorb shock like no other, the Bondi will keep those aches and pains at bay, a critical factor whether you are at peak fitness, staying active at middle age or clocking long hours on a work shift.
A little less cushioned than the Bondi, the Clifton's minions run the gamut of marathon trainers to customers healing from a bout of shin splints. Soft and light, the Clifton's "walking on a cloud" feel keeps your feet fast whether you are on the road or on the clock at your local restaurant. Versatility at its best!
A stability shoe with added cushion, the Gaviota features the Hoka One One J-Frame, designed for pronators who need support to guide their feet but want a lighter ride. For a stability shoe with a bit less cushion, check out the Hoka One One Arahi!
Most Hoka One One models comes in both Men's and Women's models. Equal opportunity to reach the top of your game.
"Pillows with teeth," is Sean of Shelburne store's take on the light and lively Speedgoat, available in Gore-tex and traditional designs. A crowd pleasing fit and a grippy base make this hiker one for the books - definitely an adventure story with a very happy ending!
Check back for updates as we profile each HOKA style in Danform's line-up AND get a unique perspective from Linda, a Danform customer who wore her favorite HOKA model exclusively in her battle back to health from hallux rigidus, also known as frozen toe. Her foot condition was so painful that even a Dansko clog was unwearable. Her dress-up shoes? The Bondi. In black, of course.