May 17, 2013 Leave a comment
This Top 10 goes to 11.
Run Loud everyone!
Run harder. Hurt less. Hoka OneOne gives you back your run.
May 17, 2013 Leave a comment
This Top 10 goes to 11.
Run Loud everyone!
April 15, 2013 Leave a comment
Hoka OneOne athlete Guy Andrews had a big weekend, taking 2nd in the 40-44 age group and 21st place from a 2400-strong field at the Luke Harrop Memorial Triathlon on the Gold Coast on Sunday. The outright winner of the Open women’s category was still to cross the line when Guy closed out his race with sub-4-min kays on the 5km run leg.
Luke Harrop was tragically taken 11 years ago when hit by a car in a pre-dawn training accident aged just 23. His story and already impressive list of achievements can be reviewed here.
April 9, 2013 Leave a comment
So the Selfies Competition now draws to a close, even as we continue to receive cute, funny, and creative pictures of you and your shoes.
Hopes were high as we started with a ninja, thanks to Mathew Want.
And of course we’re never happy to see any runner in a boot, but at least Barbara Hughes’ one Hoka has kept her from walking on an angle while she’s under repair.
Chris Beavis set a theme with the first of the Dog Hoka selfies.
Followed by personal trainer Manal Garcia…
And our good Kiwi friend Sally Law.
And Manal again…
Adding some serious running back into the discussion, Jo Peterson smashed out 102km in his Tarmacs at Tarawera, kindly demonstarting the value that many people are finding from this road shoe on trail.
And Jennifer Spark also hit Tarawera, and came away wishing she had another pair of Hoka!
And of course there was Silvia Schweininger happily blister-free knocking out Ironman in her Evo.
And Jaysen Searle had us all super-impressed, smashing out Melbourne Ironman in about 8 1/2 hours.
Clearly, our most obsessed Hoka OneOne convert is ultrarunner and Coast2Kosci medic, Billy Pearce. Billy’s story is unique – he has one foot 2 1/2 sizes longer than the other. When he first got in touch over a year ago, we hoped our shoes would help his running but we weren’t sure if even the mighty Hoka could do anything for such a unique circumstance. Since then, Billy the Footmasher is in touch with us for a fresh pair every six weeks or so. And he’s still threatening to get a Hoka tattoo – which we do look forward to seeing one day, Billy! : )
And another ultrarunning character who regularly inspires us is Victoria’s Scott Knabel. If you haven’t already familiarised yourself with Scott’s story, he’s not content to go couch to 5km. He’s going couch to ultra, and you can check out his story at Scott’s Ultra Quest.
So now we get to the pointy end. We weren’t going to do any kind of runner’s up prize BUT this guy clearly needs our help, so there’s a $100 voucher for Garth McInerney. Garth, your selfie made it obvious – you need some Hoka OneOne in your running life!
And that just leaves the announcement of our winner. Drum roll……..
This one had all the elements we were after – creativity, risk of physical injury, cross-training, and borrowed shoes. You made us chuckle, Sally, and you’re clearly hungry for a pair of Hoka OneOne. So, congratulations, for going the extra yard, you can now give Sadie’s shoes back and do yoga with your own pair from www.HokaOneOne.com.au.
Thanks so much to everybody who submitted or commented on photos. It’s great to see how you’re all enjoying your Hoka OneOne and what it’s doing for your run. Check out our Facebook and follow this blog and our Twitter feed for more chances to win, as well as news about latest models and the growing number of retailers carrying the Hoka OneOne range.
And keep sending photos anyway – we love seeing what you’re up to!
March 11, 2013 1 Comment
If you’re a manny man man looking for your next hardass running shoe, don’t take our advice or listen to the hundreds of endurance athletes and longtime runners singing the praises of our genius design team. Take the advice of your favourite manny magazine, it’s right there in this month’s issue of Men’s Fitness.
We all wore Hoka OneOne trail shoes which have thick padded soles. They cushioned your feet and prevented blisters. Runners in cushioned shoes fared better.
February 14, 2013 12 Comments
Just answer the question at the end in the comments section for your chance to WIN!
Our Facebook competition was massive fun and everybody who wrote in made our day. We were going to give our prizes randomly but then you all started telling us your stories, penning poetry, and writing love ballads about running shoes.
We understand this, don’t worry. They make us feel special inside too, from our feet, through our calves and shins, up inside our knees, all over our quads and hamstrings, ITBs, butts, lower back, and core. Just like any miracle running shoe should!
So before we launch our next little competition, we just wanted to share some of our favourite answers from the competition to win a pair of newly released 2013 running shoes from Hoka OneOne.
Danielle Cullen was on of the first respondents to really get our attention. Why?
I do endurance horse racing (80 – 320km) and my horse will love me (and you!) forever if I get off and run next to her more often!!
That’s a nice distance for covering by heart-powered motor, we didn’t know there was a sport with horses that went that far, and the idea that a pony might also become a fan of our superlight, super-cushioned running shoes was intriguing, to say the least. Nice one, Danielle!
From the unusual to the familiar – Tristan Watson told us a story that we frequently hear from runners in one form or another. Maybe they just want to do their local bridge run. Maybe, like Olivia Stefek, another Facebooker, they’re after a City2Surf PB. Maybe like Kiwi triathlete Suzie Clark they’re having no end of calf and achilles pain, as they contract their calf to swim, extend it to ride, and then smash it to bits in an unforgiving shoe on the run leg. Tristan, though, is out there, and dreaming of distances that blow people’s minds.
Well I have been running again for the last 3 years with ITB issues, patello-femoral pain, and medial meniscus issues, all of which, and I am being serious here, have dissipated since wearing the Stinson Evo. I have conquered long runs up to 8hrs. Climbs and descents that I never thought possible, and these shoes have been a major factor in allowing me to pursue my dream of running 100 miles. I hope to run C2K in 2014.
Think about the hill sessions you do in training, how dead your legs feel on the last repeat. And that’s after, what – half an hour? two hours? C2K is short for Coast to Kosciuszko. It’s a 240+km run from the east coast port of Eden to the very top of Australia. For most runners, it’s more than 30 hours of running up one very long hill. Once more, think about how smashed up you feel from one hour of hill training. Good luck Tristan. Live the dream!!
And as exciting as it was to see all the applications from runners who are new to Hoka World, we do our background checks. One cheeky entry said
I have heard so much good stuff about these shoes and I’m desperate to try them for myself! (but I’m so poor from over committing to some expensive races this year )
Perhaps the triathlete submitting that one should have changed their job description from ‘Government Lawyer’ to something more struggle-grade! Besides, we figure that with the pounding these shoes save you, they’re also saving at least two visits to the physio/masseuse/chiro of your choice. Bargain, Marvin!
As many other entertaining, moving, and funny entries as there were, Daniel Richmond from Perth deserves not just a mention but a place in Hoka history for his unsolicited poem. If he can run as well as he can rhyme, he should be near the podium at this year’s Kep Ultra, that’s for sure!
In 2012 it was “Time to Fly”, I saw these new Hoka One One’s & gave them a try.
My feet they felt awesome & recovery was great, finding these Hoka’s it must have been fate.
Hills were a breeze & trails were fun, all I wanted to do was get out & run!
TNF100 came around fast,but with Hoka’s on my feet, all I had was a blast.
2 hours thirty I smashed off my time, and I was ecstatic as I flew over that line!
Everyone asked, “So what’s your secret Dan”, i smiled & said, “Hoka One One, I’m a big fan”.
Couldn’t possibly run in anything else, now get out there & grab some & see for yourself!
Evo’s, Tarmacs’s & Bondi’s too, I own every pair, now how about you?!… Oh what a shoe
Love Hoka One One.
Huh? Huh? See what I mean?
And of course the win did ultimately go to Currumbin‘s Melanie Black, a mum of three who wrote in saying that she’d like to win a pair of the new cyan, citrus, white women’s Tarmac so she
can smash my Parkrun PB of 17:34 and hopefully improve the plantar fasciitis that is giving me grief at the moment.
We’re big fans of anybody who wants to smash their PB, the community-focused team at Parkrun, and we recognise that plantar fasciitis is EVIL and must be stopped – so, Melanie, we hope your sweet new running experience from Hoka OneOne helps you achieve your goals! Congratulations.
Our next competition is not for a pair of shoes. It is for some tasty limited edition gear out of the USA. Only ten of these have been brought into Australia, and if you want it, you need to tell us in the comments below
WHY, in 30 words or less, do you NEED this very cool limited edition Hoka OneOne baseball cap in your life?
January 14, 2013 2 Comments
The main advances in the latest build that will be of interest to runners, triathletes and all manners of sports people are
If you already love running in the Bondi B or any of Hoka OneOne’s line of running shoes, you will want to check these out when they become available in Australia by Fabruary 8, 2013. If you are yet to have The Hoka Experience, visit any of our retailers in February, or talk to our athletes when you see them at events in Australia and New Zealand.
Bondi 2 from Hoka OneOne will knock your socks off!