Hoka One One, a division of Deckers Brands has unveiled a Spring ‘19 line, with new editions of (and new additions to) the Fly Collection, key updates to the Trail, ATR and Dynamic Stability categories, and a new hiking-focused collection called Sky.
There are revisions and two additions to the performance-based Fly Collection. The Cavu 2 (£105) has been stripped down and loses more than an ounce over its predecessor in the men’s version; the Mach 2 (£130) has been reformulated with a full Rbound midsole and a single-shot, adhesive-free ProFly construction, plus a no-sew upper and retuned Meta-Rocker to solidify it as the brand’s light, fast running trainer. The Elevon remains in the lineup with new colourways (£130).
In addition to those updates is another addition to the collection. The Tivra is designed with high intensity gym workouts in mind; high sidewall wraps, a locked-down midfoot in the upper, and maximum ground contact in pivot zones maximize its lateral capabilities and versatility for activities beyond running.
Possibly of most interest to the outdoor market is the Sky range of hiking footwear, including three new models. The Sky Kaha offers a balanced weight-to-cushion ratio, waterproof eVent bootie in the upper and trekking-specific last to support long days on the trail (£170). The Sky Arkali is designed to handle rough terrain while remaining as light as possible; a Kevlar-enforced Matryx upper, high-abrasion rubber toe cap, and aggressive Vibram rubber lugs offer grip, protection and versatility on uneven, challenging ground (£160). The Sky Toa is designed for fast hiking, with a full Rmat midsole to balance cushion and responsiveness, a lightweight, technical upper featuring an eVent waterproof bootie, and a running-inspired midsole and outsole for adaptive stability underfoot (£150).
The Challenger ATR 5 receives a full update while retaining its stack height, heel-to-toe drop, weight-to-cushion ratio and all-terrain versatility. The Five features a new midsole and outsole construction with more rubber coverage for increased durability and broader lugs designed to better function both on- and off-road (£115). The Stinson ATR 5, meanwhile, retains the wide midsole and outsole of the Four but features a new upper with a midfoot lockdown and more open, breathable mesh (£130). The Speedgoat 3 retains the aggressive, adaptable midsole and outsole, but introduces an upper with a vamp and midfoot lockdown for better lateral support (£125).
The lightweight-yet-supportive Arahi 3 is rebuilt from the ground up for its third edition. The signature J-Frame still provides stability for over-pronators, but it accompanies an improved ride, and more open and breathable upper with supportive overlays (£115). The Gaviota 2 retains the same midsole and outsole as its predecessor, but adds a more dialed fit and upper to improve the brand’s most stable selection (£130).
Recovery/Ora In addition to slight updates to the best-selling Ora Slide 2 and Ora Flip, HOKA introduces the Ora Shoe, a packable, comfortable full-coverage shoe with a foldable heel. Versatile and breathable, it is perfect for a post-workout shoe or as part of an active lifestyle (£35).