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Hoka Rapa Nui 2 Trail

The Rapa Nui 2 Trail has been discontinued. It was replaced by the Hoka Speedgoat for 2015.

photo: Hoka Rapa Nui 2 Trail trail running shoe
Backcountry.com says:
While there are numerous "bests" in trail running, one of the worsts is when your feet get tired before your body. When you give each foot the Men's Rapa Nui 2 Trail Running Shoe from Hoka One One, you'll be bounding along the trail long after your running club has gone home, showered, and started in on their second evening cocktail. This funny-looking footwear is a dream to run on--with 1. 5 times the EVA volume that average running shoes have, every footfall is sweeter than the last. Made from air mesh, the upper lets fresh air tickle your tootsies without letting your foot flop around inside the shoe. From the tips of your little piggies to the very end of your heel, Hoka's proprietary midsole, HIR IMEVA, absorbs the shock of impact so all you feel is a sweet, soft cushion while trail-tromping. The 5mm heel-toe drop isn't minimal but isn't an elevated experience, either. The Balanced Stage Meta-Rocker Geometry keeps your foot rolling in the right direction without wasting energy on wiggles or wobbles or something in between. The bottom sports Full Ground Contact Design, which is as it sounds. The full length of your foot, plus a bit on the sides, stays in touch with the earth. Your gait isn't shaky and any kinks get a bit of correction. High-abrasion rubber is molded into dirt-gnawing 4mm multi-directional lugs. This robust sole endures the test of time without letting you slip and slide over uncertain terrain. Even if you have a chunk of concrete to cover before you hit the dusty (or muddy) trail, the Rapa Nui 2 is the shoe for you.

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Price Historic Range: $64.83-$129.95
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