Hoka One One Technical
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.
Ultralight and endlessly cushioned, HOKA midsoles offer shock absorption, comfort and support in varying degrees of thickness
RESPONSIVE CUSHION : such as the Arahi 4 and the Torrent 2.
MAXIMAL CUSHION: such as the Clifton 7 and the Bondi 6.
THE WHEELS TO MOVE YOU FORWARD
Designed to drive runners forward, Meta-Rocker geometry complements the natural gait cycle and reduces the height differential between heel and toe. In essence they are ‘wheels for your feet’. Hoka shoes also have a lower ‘heel drop’ value and these two features serve to reduce heel impact and stress on the achilles tendon and pressure on all the lower limb joints throughout the running cycle.
ACTIVE FOOT FRAME
THE BUCKET SEAT
The Active Foot Frame functions like the bucket seat in a race car, cradling the heel and embedding the foot securely into the midsole. This gives added support and helps to keep the foot in a stable position.
INTELLIGENT CUSHIONING in shoes like the Torrent 2 and Carbon X
A two-part midsole that delivers a cushioned landing and responsive toe-off, PROFLY™ provides a uniquely soft and snappy ride. The heel landing is cushioned with Hoka’s pillows of foam, whereas the forefoot has a much more responsive foam which feels like having springs under your feet.
STABILITY WITH FREEDOM
Found in Hoka’s support shoes, this feature is designed to combat over-pronation, J-Frame™ innovation delivers extended support with a firmer foam in the shape of a ‘J’ on the medial site where the foot typically rolls inward. This will help to reduce the level of pronation, keep the foot more stable throughout the running cycle and reduce excess pressure on ankles, knees and hips, reducing the risk of injury in these areas.