Hoka OneOne Mafate LE
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Designed to maximize comfort, stability, and efficiency, the Hoka One One Mafate Trail Running Shoe might look unusual, but that's all part of its charm. With an ultra-thick, lightweight midsole and a rockered toe box, this trainer is built to devour ascents and tackle downhill sections equal gusto. Ultra-cushy EVA midsole is 30 percent softer and 2.5 times thicker than a typical trail running shoe for unparalleled shock-absorption and greater confidence running downhill Bathtub design sinks your heel into the midsole for added stability and performance Rockered toe allows for natural-feeling strides and easier transitions between steps for improved efficiency Lightweight design won't hold you back on the ascents Wider outsole provides 50 percent more gripping surface than a standard running shoe Many reviews indicate that this shoe runs about a half-size smaller than the typical running shoe, so you may want to consider sizing up Levitating By using a 30% softer EVA foam and increasing its total volume to 2.5 times that of a typical trail running shoe, the Hoka is more cushioned than any other shoe on the market today. It dissipates up to 80% of the shock associated with foot strike. With as much as 20mm of compression, the Hoka allows for tremendous confidence running downhill. Instead of isolating their quads, runners can engage the gluteus and lower back, which relaxes the body and makes running downhill comfortable and fun. Rolling Up 40mm high sole design enabled to design a 13cm rockering profile, representing 50% of the sole length. This design allows for fluid and natural stride transitions, increasing efficiency and decreasing the movement of the knee by as much as 20%. Like a Feather At 11 ounces per pair (size 9), they make running uphill as much fun as running downhill. Grip and Stability With 50% more surface area and 35% more lugs than a typical trail running shoe, and a foot recessed into the midsole, runners move more confidently.
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