Updating a fan-favourite model is no easy feat. From initial concept sketches to the construction of prototypes to wear-testing to the final product, years of work from multiple teams at HOKA all collaborate to bring you the best possible shoe. The all-new Mach 4 was no exception, so we sat down with HOKA Footwear Designer Ryan Crouch to learn a bit more about the design process, and what makes this new update to the Mach line so great.
The Bondi has long been HOKA’s signature franchise: with maximal cushion, minimal weight, and a totally unique ride, it has been helping athletes of all stripes reimagine what movement can feel like since the first version hit shelves a decade ago.
Now, the Bondi X adds a carbon-fiber plate to that uniquely HOKA experience, designed to provide a more efficient and responsive ride through every step. We sat down with Senior Footwear Product Developer Ryan Ritzau to learn more about how you, too, can level up with the new Bondi X.