TRE2019 Featured

The Running Event 2019 Show Wrap-Up

The Running Event brings together almost every major brand under one roof to show off the upcoming year’s lineup to both retailers and press alike. We had the opportunity to attend and it was awesome to see what some folks have in store for the running community this coming year. We will breakdown each brand in a moment, but it’s important to look at the pervasive trends before diving deeper. TRENDS Male ...

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Hoka One One Rincon 2

Shoe Review: Hoka One One Rincon

The launch of the Hoka One One Rincon has been kind of unexpected in terms of what actually arrived. The shoe is this crazy mix of speed and cushioning that I don’t think anyone was expecting especially with the release of the Carbon X. I mean who would imagine a just over 7oz shoe to be paired with almost 30mm of stack height, it’s a little crazy... but it’s becoming ...

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Hoka One One EVO Mafate 2 2

Shoe Review: Hoka One One EVO Mafate 2

When it comes to trail shoes, Hoka has had a couple of top choices, the Challenger ATR and the Speedgoat, but when the EVO Mafate 2 was released we wondered how it might fit. After putting it through its paces, it is clear it is basically the answer to what would the Rincon look like as a trail shoe. They come in under 9 ounces, feature a reinforced upper, sport ...

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Hoka One One Clifton 6 1

Shoe Review: Hoka One One Clifton 6

Every time Hoka launches a new version of the Clifton, they are met with a divisive response. I think in some ways this is a good thing because it means that Clifton as a platform is important to the fans of Hoka. It’s a little disingenuous of the community because inevitably these shoes need to evolve and need to move forward and the Clifton 6 is a prime example of ...

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Hoka One One CarbonX Mens 2

Shoe Review: Hoka One One Carbon X

The release of the Hoka One One Carbon X is both risky and a game-changer for Hoka. It shows they are ready to lean in and challenge and we are here for it. They are one of the fastest-growing running shoe manufacturers in the world yet they are ridiculed for their design choices and their cushioning levels. Meanwhile, they are allowing more people run than ever before and now the ...

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Hoka OneOne Gaviota2 1

Shoe Review: Hoka One One Gaviota 2

Hoka One One launched the Gaviota as an answer to all the orthopedic designed stability shoes on the market. They wanted to bring patented Hoka cushioning and comfort along with lighter weights and enhanced performance. The launch of the Gaviota 2 is an effort to improve this even more with a whole new upper and more improvements to the midsole. The overall result is a pretty mixed bag, but we ...

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Hoka OneOne Challenger ATR5 1

Shoe Review: Hoka One One Challenger ATR 5

Among the Hoka lineup, there are a few shoes that feel like they have been there forever most notably, the Clifton and it's trail counterpart the Challenger ATR. With the prior model, we really felt it deviated away from what made the Challenger platform great historically. It used to be more or less a clone of the Clifton just for the trail, but with the 4 it went in a ...

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Hoka OneOne Speedgoat3 1

Shoe Review: Hoka One One Speedgoat 3

In what became and unexpected successor in the Hoka One One trail running lineup, the Speedgoat 2 dethroned the Challenger ATR last year as clearly Hoka's best trail running shoe. This year brings us the new Speedgoat 3 was well as a new version of the Challenger ATR. Does it still hold the title is the question. They haven't changed a lot on the Speedgoat, but we'll confess before going ...

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HokaOneOne Torrent 1

Shoe Review: Hoka One One Torrent

Hoka One One is always iterating on their lineup, but the Torrent adds something even newer... a performance trail race shoe. The Torrent is one of their lightest trail shoes ever and is designed to be a balance of performance, protection, and cushioning. We set out to see if they truly nailed it and from what we can tell, it's a really solid platform albeit with a few quirks. Construction: Upper The ...

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