Who should  buy the Hoka One One Evo Mafate 2

You will love the Hoka One One Evo Mafate 2 if:

  • You want a trail running shoes that is designed for neutral pronation
  • You want a  durable shoe that provides efficient running performance on the trail
  • You want a lightweight shoe that provides excellent cushioning for all-day wear, walking, long-distance running, or marathons

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Updates to the Hoka One One Evo Mafate 2

  • The Hoka One One Evo Mafate 2 is an update to the up-and-coming series of running shoes that are meant for off-road paths.
  • A redesigned upper for breathability and a midsole that aims to be more steady than the last one
  • A microfiber tongue unit runs from the top of the instep to the vamp. This thin yet seamless cloth offers extra breathability by effortlessly permitting environmental air into the foot-chamber.
  • The generous underfoot platform is bolstered by an arch pod in the midfoot section to encourage steadiness over the unpredictable terrains.

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Handle rough and slick terrains with the Hoka One One Evo Mafate 2 outsole

The external pad of the Hoka One One Evo Mafate 2 is made of Vibram® Megagrip. This layer protects the midsole from the abrasive nature of the trails. It even has a 5-millimeter thickness to ensure long-lasting performance.

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Gripping lugs pockmark the outsole. These nodes are responsible for delivering traction across a bevy of surface conditions. They’re meant to handle rough and slick terrains. Vibram® specializes in versatile performance on the off-road paths.

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Lightweight yet supportive cushioning with the Hoka One One Evo Mafate 2 midsole

Compressed ethylene vinyl acetate (EVA) is used for the midsole unit of the Hoka One One Evo Mafate 2. This foam is an industry-standard feature that is designed to maintain consistent and supportive cushioning. It has a lightweight and flexible build that doesn’t mar the performance of the foot. EVA is used by many shoe series, including the brand’s own Bondi line.

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Rubber reinforcements line the perimeter of the foam midsole. These protective sheets are tasked with bolstering the structural integrity of the platform, preventing sagging and early material breakdown.

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The medial side of the platform features an arch pod which assists with the attainment of an anatomically balanced position of the foot relative to the ground.

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Secure yet breathable coverage with the Hoka One One Evo Mafate 2 upper

MATRYX® is a technology that involves a fabric that is reinforced with Kevlar fibers. The resulting accouterment is tasked with maintaining a durable, secure, and breathable coverage.

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A lightly padded microfiber tongue unit runs from the tip of the instep to the vamp. This textile covers the bridge of the foot while also preserving the breathable purpose of the silhouette.

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Printed overlays bolster the durability of the facade and help with in-shoe security.

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Facts / Specs

Terrain: Trail
Weight: Men 10.3oz / Women 8.9oz
Drop: 4mm
Arch support: Neutral
Forefoot height: 31mm
Heel height: 35mm

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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.