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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.
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WeightMen: 10.5ozWomen: 8.6oz
Heel to toe dropMen: 5mmWomen: 5mm
The height difference from the heel to the forefoot, also known as heel drop, toe spring, heel to toe spring or simply drop.
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Heel heightMen: 33mmWomen: 33mm
Forefoot heightMen: 28mmWomen: 28mm
WidthMen: normalWomen: normal
Release dateFeb 2018
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Updates to Hoka One One Elevon
- On the outsole is a Zonal rubber placement which enhances the durability. The rubber covers high-impact areas that commonly receive the most beating during runs. With this in place, the outsole is strengthened as the traction is improved.
- To help drive the runner forward, the Early Stage Meta-Rocker technology was incorporated into the midsole. Because of its sculpted outsole and low heel-to-toe differential, it aids in smoothening the transition of a runner’s running cycle while encouraging a natural gait.
- A unique balance of PROpulsion and PROtection technologies comes in the form of the PROfly, located on the Hoka One One Elevon’s midsole. This dual-density topsole foam permits runners to have both protection and responsiveness. It lessens the landing impact by providing softer cushioning on the heel and augmenting the responsiveness with its firmer foam on the forefoot.
- To support and minimally stabilize the heel, a TPU clip was introduced. It doesn’t totally lock the heel down, but it serves as an extra structure for security.
Hoka One One Elevon size and fit
The Hoka One One Elevon is available in standard running shoe measurements. For length, runners can make use of their usual size preference. As for the shoe’s width, runners can get it in standard measurements – B – medium for women and D – medium for men.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.