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Hoka One One Unveils a Kona-Themed Clayton Special Edition Shoe

Just in time for the Oct. 8 Hawaii Ironman World Championships, Hoka One One has unveiled a Hawaiian-themed edition of its award-winning Clayton training/racing shoe. It has a yellow, orange, gray and white color motif with a “lush island print reminiscent of the native plants along the Queen K Highway.”

The special-edition shoe carries a $150 price tag (same as the standard model) and is being sold at HokaOneOne.com and in Kona during race week. It has a 4mm heel-toe offset (24mm at the heel, 20mm at the forefoot) and weighs 7.3 oz. for men’s size 9.0 and 6.3 oz. for a women’s size 7.0.

This category-breaking long-distance trainer/racer is very wide and stable but also light, responsive and fast. This shoe’s two-part midsole features a slightly softer foam in the rear for impact protection at footstrike and a firmer, responsive foam material in the forefoot that results in more energy return than Hoka’s other shoes—as the foot rolls forward to the toe-off phase of a stride. The low foot placement and high medial sidewall help reduce overpronation late in a run without being disruptive like a traditional medial post. The ride feels remarkably firm, edgy and fast for a Hoka. Few shoes—and none with this much cushion—have combined all of those elements so well. Plus, the rockered design and its energetic foam material on the bottom of the outsole help smooth the heel-to-toe motion.

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