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SUPERCHARGING THE CARBON X 3 WITH HOKA SR. DESIGNER VALERIE WEILERT

SUPERCHARGING THE CARBON X 3 WITH HOKA SR. DESIGNER VALERIE WEILERT

April 21, 2022

The Carbon X series is known for speed and cushion, so how do we upgrade it? We sat down with HOKA Senior Designer Valerie Weilert to learn how she was able to supercharge the new Carbon X 3 with an updated midsole foam and new knit upper. Learn more about the specific updates and rationale behind the upgraded Carbon X 3...

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IMAGINING THE KAWANA WITH PRODUCT LINE MANAGER SUNNY MARGERUM

IMAGINING THE KAWANA WITH PRODUCT LINE MANAGER SUNNY MARGERUM

March 02, 2022

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MACH 4 BEHIND-THE-SCENES WITH HOKA FOOTWEAR DESIGNER RYAN CROUCH

MACH 4 BEHIND-THE-SCENES WITH HOKA FOOTWEAR DESIGNER RYAN CROUCH

February 20, 2022

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.

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THE HOKA CARBON SHOE LINEUP WITH SAGE CANADAY

THE HOKA CARBON SHOE LINEUP WITH SAGE CANADAY

September 22, 2021

With marathon season upon us and so many carbon fiber-plated racing shoes to choose from, how do you decide? We sat down with our pro athlete and self-acclaimed “shoe geek” Sage Canaday, to break down our three carbon fiber-plated shoes: the Carbon X 2, Rocket X, and new Bondi X. What are these three shoes best for, and who? Sage uses his knowledge and experience to shed light on all three models to help you determine which shoe(s) is best for you!

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LEVELING UP: THE BONDI X WITH SENIOR FOOTWEAR PRODUCT DEVELOPER RYAN RITZAU

LEVELING UP: THE BONDI X WITH SENIOR FOOTWEAR PRODUCT DEVELOPER RYAN RITZAU

September 22, 2021

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.

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ANACAPA DEEP DIVE WITH DIRECTOR OF HIKING PRODUCT HY ROSARIO

ANACAPA DEEP DIVE WITH DIRECTOR OF HIKING PRODUCT HY ROSARIO

July 08, 2021

With the brand-new Anacapa, we’ve taken our cushioned support and efficient, smooth ride you know from HOKA running shoes and worked them into a premium hiking boot. Director of Hiking Product Hy Rosario walks us through the development of this all-new hiking boot, the technology incorporated, and the inspiration behind creating a hiker with you in mind.

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THE ZINAL: BEHIND-THE-SCENES WITH FOOTWEAR DESIGNER GABE NICASIO

THE ZINAL: BEHIND-THE-SCENES WITH FOOTWEAR DESIGNER GABE NICASIO

June 30, 2021

Updating a shoe from one year to the next is one thing; creating a brand new shoe is quite another. But Footwear Designer Gabe Nicasio felt inspired by the technical mountains of Europe and was tasked with creating a new trail shoe designed to be lower-profile and more nimble than its predecessors at HOKA. Enter the Zinal:

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THE OVERACHIEVING CONTINUES: CLIFTON 8 UPDATE WITH SR. PRODUCT LINE MANAGER ZACK PARIS

THE OVERACHIEVING CONTINUES: CLIFTON 8 UPDATE WITH SR. PRODUCT LINE MANAGER ZACK PARIS

June 08, 2021

The Clifton model is arguably our most popular series, first launching back in 2014. Since then, Senior Product Line Manager Zack Paris has worked on updating each version, bringing us to the all-new Clifton 8 today. We sat down with Zack to hear about what goes into the shoe updating process, what changes were made from Clifton 7 to Clifton 8, and more.

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CLIFTON EDGE VS CLIFTON

CLIFTON EDGE VS CLIFTON

March 01, 2021

Pushing the boundaries of what the Clifton is capable of, the new Clifton Edge drives innovation further with a brand-new foam and cutting-edge geometries. Building on the ultra-light, incredibly soft ride experience, the Edge affords an effortlessly smooth heel strike with an extended heel. Debuting an extremely resilient foam that’s lighter than any proprietary HOKA foam to-date, the Clifton Edge is finished with a uniquely flared outsole that cradles the foot and creates a supportive base.

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THE CARBON X 2 WITH HOKA SENIOR FOOTWEAR DESIGNER ODILE BOYER

THE CARBON X 2 WITH HOKA SENIOR FOOTWEAR DESIGNER ODILE BOYER

January 13, 2021

On May 4th 2019, one of HOKA's most innovative shoes was unveiled in a way that challenged limits. The Carbon X was showcased by HOKA athletes from around the world in attempt to conquer the 100K world record in Folsom, CA.
After another 18 months of development by the HOKA Design, Product and Innovation teams, the updated Carbon X 2 is here. We sat down with Senior Footwear Designer Odile Boyer to learn more about how the Carbon X 2 updated from its predecessor and how this shoe can help inspire athletes of all types to reach for their personal best.

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