Facts

  • Terrain

    Road

    Shoes best for road, track and light gravel. See the best road shoes.

    Trail

    Shoes best for trail, off road, mountains and other unstable surfaces. See the best trail shoes.

    Good to know

    As long as you stick to the road or path, and if you want just one running shoe, buy a road running shoe.

  • Arch support

    Neutral / cushion / high arch

    Shoes for runners who do not need any additional arch support (Around 50% of runners). Best for people with normal, high or medium high arches. See the best neutral shoes.

    Stability / overpronation / normal arch

    Shoes for runners who need mild to moderate arch support (Around 45% of runners). Best for runners with a low arch. See the best stability shoes.

    Motion control / severe overpronation / flat feet

    Shoes for runners who needs a lot of arch support. Best for runners with flat feet. See the best motion control shoes.

    Good to know

    - Rule of thumb: If in doubt, buy neutral shoes to avoid injuries.
    - More about arch support in this video.
    - Find your arch type by following steps from this video.

  • Use

    Daily running

    Cushioned shoes for your daily easy running. Great comfort. See best shoes for daily running.

    Competition

    Lightweight shoes good for races, interval training, tempo runs and fartlek. Here are the best competition running shoes.

    Good to know

    If you want just one pair of shoes, buy a shoe for daily running.

  • Price
    $110
  • Weight
    Men: 7.2oz
    Women: 5.9oz
  • Heel to toe drop
    Men: 5mm
    Women: 5mm

    The height difference from the heel to the forefoot, also known as heel drop, toe spring, heel to toe spring or simply drop.

    There are many opinions about what a good heel drop is. We do not recommend any in particular. Lean more in this video.

  • Width
    Men: normal
    Women: normal
  • Release date
    Unknown
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Updates to Hoka One One Cavu 2

  • The Hoka  One One Cavu 2 is a versatile road running shoe that holds a simple and bold appearance. The footwear is strategically designed for runners who have neutral foot mechanisms. Like its predecessor, it utilizes the PROFLY midsole. This material is made from rubberized foam. It is described to be durable, light and responsive which will make the runner run faster.
  • This running shoe is comes in a seamless construction that gives runners a smoother fit. Along with the seamless construction is the open engineered mesh. Its lightweight structure aims to provide added breathability and comfortable fit.
  • When compared to the previous model, the Cavu uses the Zonal RMAT in the outsole area. Its primary role is to provide durability to the high-wear areas of the platform. RMAT is crafted using the unique blend of foam and rubber that is highly elastic.

Hoka One One Cavu 2 size and fit

The second installment of Cavu from Hoka One One utilizes the standard running shoe measurements. It runs true to size. The shoe is sure to provide the wearer with a more secure and snugger fit that prevents any possible slippage and injury during the run. It can surely accommodate those runners with average to low foot volume. For both men and women versions, the available width profile is medium.

Outsole

A rubberized foam outsole is integrated into the Hoka One One Cavu 2. This component of the footwear is essential in providing a softer and more responsive landing without compromising its lightweight structure.  

Strategic flex points are offered by the X-shape design. This provides flexibility whenever necessary.

Midsole

Better shock absorption is encouraged by the PROFLY. This material is described as a dual-density midsole that is firm in the forefoot and soft in the heel. The softness of the heel section is meant to provide extra cushioning while the firmness of the forefoot is focused on adding propulsion. As a result, a quicker heel-to-toe transition and a more comfortable landing are experienced by the runner. When compared to other midsole compounds from Hoka, the PROFLY has a higher shock attenuation capability.

Upper

Like the Bondi 6, the upper section of the Hoka One One Cavu 2  uses an open engineered mesh. This material is vital to encourage better inflow and outflow of air.

The Lycra internal lining works well with the open engineered mesh upper. It provides a seamless layer underneath and a thin layer of wrap around the foot, creating a more individualized fit. It is meant to prevent irritation and encourage a second-skin feel.

Integrated into the shoe are the thin tongue and laces. This component of the Hoka one One Cavu 2 is essential in keeping the foot in place while running.

Utilized in the shoe is the embroidered HOKA ONE ONE logo. This feature adds to the appealing design of the running shoe.


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