Seamless construction to minimize hotspots and irritation
Molded Ortholite® sockliner
Full R-BOUND® midsole for a responsive, dynamic ride
Full R-BOUND® outsole for high-rebound cushioning and traction
Outsole siping for improved traction and precise flexibility
This was my first ever pair of Hokas. I've been running nearly all mileage in racing flats lately so the change to Hokas has felt like running on clouds. Despite not having the same stack height as some of the more highly cushioned models, the Hupanas are extremely soft and pretty responsive. They are very narrow in the midfoot, and my heel slipped quite a bit during my first run. Using ankle lock lacing has remedied both issues by allowing me to keep the midfoot laces as loose as possible while still anchoring my heel into the shoe.
My 2nd pair of Hupana. Good shoe. Helped my knees heaps.