Who should buy the Hoka One One Elevon

You will love the Hoka One One Elevon if:

  • You want a stylish shoe that provides efficient performance
  • You want a breathable, lightweight, neutral running shoe to use for all-day wear, walking, or jogging

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Zonal rubber on the outsole of the Hoka One One Elevon

What Hoka One One did was reinforce the key areas of the outsole for durability. On areas that normally receive the highest impact when running, a tougher rubber has been used. The middle area was left with a more flexible kind of rubber to permit movement that won’t let the runner feel restricted. Strategically, having Zonal rubber on the outsole also delivers sufficient traction on common surfaces.

Hoka One One Elevon midoutsole

The outsole is composed of deep and shallow flex lines and grooves that permit the shoe to move optimally. Since these lines divide the outsole into sections, the tread pattern helps the bottom of the shoe to adapt to uneven surfaces, improving the runner’s balance.

Hoka One One Elevon forefoot outsole

Almost effortless transitioning with the Hoka One One Elevon midsole

The Early Stage Meta-Rocker has been introduced to the midsole to promote a smoother ride. It was designed with a low drop and a sculpted outsole to create a rocking chair effect as the runner is in motion. Because of this movement, the transition from heel to toe becomes almost effortless.

Hoka One One Elevon midsole mid

The midsole construction includes the PROfly topsole which is a foam technology that is softer on the heel for extra cushioning and proper shock dispersion, and firmer in the forefoot to help propel the runner forward. The benefits of the PROfly of Hoka can be likened to the Zoom Air of Nike, which could be found in the Air Zoom Pegasus 35.

Hoka One One Elevon midsole

To complement the function of the PROfly, a high rebound injection bottom frame has been added. It acts as a cradle to the foot, providing that extra spring with every step.

Hoka One One Elevon midsole heel

Reduced hotspots and enhanced airflow with the Hoka One One Elevon upper

The upper is made up of an open engineered mesh that promotes breathability and a comfortable fit. On the forefoot area going to the midfoot, several holes can be seen on the mesh to encourage airflow and reduce hotspots. Meanwhile, in the rear area, a sturdier engineered mesh has been introduced for better support on the heel.

Hoka One One Elevon engineered mesh

An additional TPU heel clip was added to prevent the heel from moving excessively without constricting it. The clip also serves as extra security since the TPU or Thermoplastic Utherane is a more solid material that can protect the Achilles from injuries.

Hoka One One Elevon hoka clip

The lacing of this shoe is standard, with flat laces. A guidance loop sewed on the tongue keeps the laces in place, preventing them from moving in different directions while the runner is in motion. Tightening the laces ensures a more secure fit.

Hoka One One Elevon lacing

For additional comfort, the tongue has been padded. This delivers a comfortable feel on the dorsal part of the midfoot while acting as a cushioned bed for the shoelaces to rest on.

Facts / Specs

Terrain: Road
Weight: Men 10.5oz / Women 8.6oz
Drop: 5mm
Arch support: Neutral
Update: Hoka One One Elevon 2
Forefoot height: 28mm
Heel height: 33mm

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Author
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.