Whether you’re hitting the road, tearing up the track or heading off-road for some trails and the kind of technical terrain that makes serious fell runners salivate, there’s something really special about running. The idea of being out there, with just you and the ground beneath your feet, knocking off the miles and pushing the boundaries of what’s possible in terms of time and distance – well, there’s nothing quite like it.
But, unless you’re a hardcore old-school barefoot runner – and, if you are, we take our hats off to you – there is something else out there with you. Your running shoes – the only thing that you let come between you and the ground you’re flying over. You need something that’s equal to the challenge you’re throwing down each and every time you head out for a run. You need Hoka.
Hoka is the brand that increasing numbers of New Zealand runners are turning to as they pursue their personal goals out there on the trails. A quick look at Hoka’s formidable product range gives us an idea why this is. Hoka’s products have won numerous awards for their durability, lightweight design and exceptional performance. We know that choosing a pair of running shoes is a big deal. And Hoka knows that, too, which is why they pour their heart and soul into producing shoes that really help runners go that extra mile, and the next mile, and the one after that.
One of Hoka’s key offerings is the SpeedGoat range – a name that tells you all you need to know about this hardy, handy brand. Named for one of Hoka’s sponsored athletes, Karl “SpeedGoat” Meltzer, the line brings together the surefootedness of a mountain goat with the kind of tantalising speed that trail runners love so much. Karl’s ultramarathon record is second to none, winning more of these beastly events than any of his competitors. While we can’t promise the same kind of results when you pull on a pair of Hokas, we know you will love channelling your inner SpeedGoat the next time you’re up there on the peaks.
We are all about helping athletes of all levels and backgrounds hit their own targets and make special memories. This is why we are so pleased to be able to bring Hoka shoes to runners right here in New Zealand. Get involved in the Hoka range here on this page and find your next perfect partner.