Shoe Review

Hoka Hupana 2017

Hoka

Hupana

$160

Men's: US 7-15
Women's: US 5-11

Midsole and Outsole – The midsole and outsole is created with one material of RMAT. This proves to be long-lasting with high durability for milage runners. The RMAT combination of soft foam and minimal rubber, creates an abundant cushioning feel. Despite the material choice, the sole holds traction well on different surfaces, wet or dry.

Flyknit upper –The presentation may remind you of a Nike Free shoe, although they Hupana will give you a considerably different impression when worn. The flyknit material of the upper allows for breathability of the foot and cooling effects. The knit material presents as aesthetically appealing, while the overall shoe visually is less ‘bulky’ than other Hoka runners. Despite the upper being a secure fit through the midfoot, there remains substantial flexibility, with no areas of rubbing or irritation.

The midsole into the toe box is narrower than the standard shoe, providing a snug fit. Many people require ½-1 size bigger than usually runner size.

Midsole and Outsole – The midsole and outsole is created with one material of RMAT. This proves to be long-lasting with high durability for milage runners. The RMAT combination of soft foam and minimal rubber, creates an abundant cushioning feel. Despite the material choice, the sole holds traction well on different surfaces, wet or dry. The sole of the Hupana propels you forward with each step, making walking an ease. I found the Hupana incredibly light weight and providing maximal comfort factor.

Overall - Due to the snug fit, this shoe would not suit a wide foot type, but is great for people who prefer a secure feel at the midfoot and toebox. The Hupana benefits from being light, aesthetic, and comfortable with good traction in wet weather and high mileage durability. The Hoka Hupana is aesthetically pleasing, feels amazing on the foot and is suitable for walking, running or everyday wear

Foot Type - Neutral – mild pronator

7/10

Tara Dullard