The second version of the celebrated Vanquish shows off an ever-improving design aesthetic and added ingredients to promote a smoother ride.
For 2016, the Vanquish 2 receives an updated upper with a focus on increasing breathability. Employing this new webbed upper within the design specification, ensures greater air-flow; generating an environment that is altogether drier and more comfortable as a result of this inclusion. Additional comfort ensues from a ComfortFrame inserted into the heel and midfoot, providing the shoe with excellent stretch and recovery measures.
Hoka infuse seamless supportive overlays which provide necessary stabilisation around the midfoot from medial to lateral. A seamless interior environment to the ATR reduces irritation and blistering, as well as the number of potential weak points throughout the shoe that would otherwise be prone to tearing or breakage. A lightly padded tongue merged onto the upper provides increased protection and comfort across the foot.
A prominent design feature in the Vanquish, enables the wearer to take advantage of two midsole technologies featuring within the shoe: a full length CMEVA midsole, provides industry leading cushioning, whilst IMEVA offers a firmer, more pliable aspect to cushioning. Specifically engineered with a low heel-toe differential and a sculpted outsole radius, the Vanquish encourages a unique natural rolling motion for the wearer. This supports natural form and encourages an efficient, continuous positive rolling motion from heel-strike to toe-off.
Hoka shoes offer a unique rolling motion for the most natural, efficient and effortless stride. To achieve these results this has an extended profile; a logarithmic shape for a smooth progressive rolling motion. There is unsurpassed shock attenuation, a sense of weightlessness and an inherently stable ride which is designed to reduce the fatigue in your feet, legs and core.
The outsole of the Vanquish is integrated with H-Shape dynamic stability technology, promoting a wide midfoot platform for maximum underfoot stability, with Full Ground Contact that enables increased traction and a smooth heel to toe transition. Add to that abrasion-resistant rubber and mapped zonal placement, grants the shoe with a longer life as durability is increased. Completed with strategically placed flex grooves, allows the wearer to take on uneven terrain with consummate ease.
Meta-Rocker midsole geometry, specifically engineered with a low heel-toe differential and a sculpted outsole radius in the heel and toe, creates a unique fulcrum effect and encourages a guided foot gait cycle.
Engineered midsole volume which is up to 2.5X the volume than standard running shoes, made with performance-specific cushioning material.
Hoka One One is the brainchild of two gravity sports enthusiasts Jean-Luc Diard and Nicolas Mermoud. Both men have been adventuring for as long as they can remember, and their trail running experiences have taken them across the globe.
Both Jean-Luc and Nicolas are committed to the values of freedom and enjoyment and feel that this is part of to the running experience whether running on the trail or in the city. With this in mind they started to look at the variables that affected the performance of different types of runners.
They quickly came to an important conclusion; fatigue, impacts and muscle strains were challenges that runners of all stripes had to deal with every day. So Jean-Luc and Nicolas came up with a brilliant idea, why not design a shoe that would help to alleviate these problems - so that freedom and enjoyment could be guaranteed every time you go running!
From that idea Hoka One One was born. The word Hoka is derived from the ancient Maori language and roughly translated to "now it is time to fly". That's just how it feels to run in a pair of Hoka One One shoes; with each and every step, your foot flies.
Today's runners from around the world are learning about the benefits of Hoka One One, they have been used by marathon winners. 50 miles, 100 miles and even 2000+ miles ultra-runners as well as runners just like you or I, who want to enjoy running, perform at their peak and feel that important sense of freedom whilst maintaining top physical performance and protecting against shocks, jolts and injuries.
So put your best foot forward, it's time to fly!