Ten years after the creation of over-size and ultra-size running shoes, HOKA ONE ONE®, has delivered the unexpected when it comes to product innovation, re-defining the downhill running experience with the launch of the TenNine trail shoe. I did check the date and it’s still March!
With never-seen-before midsole geometries and a new wider and innovative platform designed to maximise ground contact for a smoother, more stable and efficient cruise over challenging terrain and distances, the TenNine is designed to create a whole new downhill running experience. Combining HOKA’s continuous learnings and improvements from technologies over the last 10 years, the TenNine represents a ‘concept shoe’ that is also designed to offer improved stability and grip, particularly on softer surfaces.
Boasting a heel extension with a geometry specifically designed to manage impact on the heel – which is often exaggerated on the downhill – the TenNine is designed to allow for a smoother transition to the midfoot, forefoot and toe-off. The stability in the midsole – the combination of the unique geometry and the Meta-Rocker technology – is also designed to remain, no matter the incline.
Originating from the term ‘Giga physics’, expressed by 10 to the power of nine, the TenNine is geared for runners who are attempting events up to and including the most gruelling of ultra-races. It incorporates a host of other features designed to accommodate extreme mileage, including a special lycra vamp that adjusts the fit to accommodate foot swelling over longer distances.
The TenNine will be available in the coming days on hokaoneone.eu and at select retail stores for an RRP of £220.