Who should buy the Hoka Evo Jawz

  • A great running shoe for trail runners who are into short-distance races with muddy trails and technical terrains.
  • Ideal option for neutral off-road adventurers and hikers who want a grippy and lightweight trail running shoe that can handle various terrains.

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Aggressive gripping lugs

The Hoka Evo Jawz makes use of the Vibram Megagrip, which is an abrasion-resistant and high-traction compound that’s responsible for tackling the outdoor paths. It’s built to last long and to resist unintentional lug-removal.

Hoka Evo Jawz gripping lugs

Aggressive gripping lugs pockmark the surface of the outsole. These clamp-like protrusions hold onto the surfaces, thereby heightening grip and steadiness.

Moreover, they’re also placed along the edges of the platform for additional stability and surface control. As another trail shoe, the Asics Gel Venture 6 also display a similarly constructed silhouette.

Evo Jawz provides underfoot cushioning

The PROFLY is a foam compound that serves as the underfoot cushioning system of the Hoka Evo Jawz. It’s soft in the heel section, so it’s able to attenuate impact shock and give the advantage of PROtection.

Hoka Evo Jawz cushioning

On the other hand, the firmer forefoot delivers PROpulsion. The Moderate Active Foot Frame involves a broader forefoot, a more forgiving midfoot, and a snugger heel. These elements work together to provide responsible steadiness on the ground.

Hoka Evo Jawz provides a snug and secure wrap

Woven rip-stop serves as the primary fabric of the Hoka Evo Jawz. It has a sturdy configuration to prevent debris and rough surfaces from tearing holes into the façade.

Hoka Evo Jawz snug and secure wrap

Thin overlays reinforce the midfoot and heel sections. These printed add-ons also help when it comes to providing a snug and secure wrap. The traditional lacing system with discrete eyelets ensures a customizable fit.

Facts / Specs

Terrain: Trail
Weight: Men 7.2oz / Women 6oz
Drop: 3mm
Arch support: Neutral
Forefoot height: Men 18mm / Women 16mm
Heel height: Men 21mm / Women 19mm

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Jens Jakob Andersen
Jens Jakob Andersen

Jens Jakob is a fan of short distances with a 5K PR at 15:58 minutes. Based on 35 million race results, he's among the fastest 0.2% runners. Jens Jakob previously owned a running store, when he was also a competitive runner. His work is regularly featured in The New York Times, Washington Post, BBC and the likes as well as peer-reviewed journals. Finally, he has been a guest on +30 podcasts on running.