Monday, October 28, 2019

Hoka One One Elevon 2 Initial Run Video Review and Shoe Details

Article by Sam Winebaum

Hoka ONE ONE Elevon 2  ($160)
Update: Read our full multi tester review here
A maximally cushioned daily trainer with a responsive and stable ride from a ProFly layer under the foot and its broad neutral geometry. I found it has easy transitions at all paces and springs to toe off helped along by an easy to find, and hold rocker, as well as deep front flex grooves. It has a big 32 mm heel / 27 mm forefoot stack, 5mm drop. It weighs 10.1 oz / 288 g so light for the shear amount of cushion it provides. One might call it the EVO Mafate 2 for road
The upper is a soft engineered mesh with no overlays with support provided by inner mid foot support wings connected to the laces as well as a deep rear Active Foot Frame. 
The Elevon 2 launches February 2020. My understanding is that it is primarily an upper update. I did not run the Elevon 1. The Elevon checks 0.8 oz lighter than the stiffer Bondi which has only a touch more stack height. 

I took it out for a first run and share my first run impression and shoe details in the video below.

Tester Profile
Sam is the Editor and Founder of Road Trail Run . He is 62 with a 2018 3:40 Boston qualifier. Sam has been running for over 45 years and has a 2:28 marathon PR. These days he runs halves in the just sub 1:40 range training 30-40 miles per week mostly at moderate paces on the roads and trails of New Hampshire and Utah. He is 5'10" tall and weighs about 165 lbs.

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