Sometimes bigger really is better. Hoka One One, a division of Deckers Outdoor, has just received the nod for “Best Debut” from Runner’s World in the magazine’s October 2014 issue for its Rapa Nui 2 trail shoe. “This is the second award our shoes have received from Runner’s World in just a few short months,” says President Jim Van Dine. “These awards are a clear indication of the momentum behind our brand and further validation of the distinct technology that we use across our product line.”
The Rapa Nui 2 uses a lightweight, responsive midsole as the platform for incorporating Hoka’s meta-rocker geometry, which delivers signature cushioning and a smooth ride. Similar technology is also incorporated into the brand’s more recently added trail shoe models, the Mafate Speed and Huaka. All three styles are currently available at running specialty stores and on hokaoneone.com.