Hoka One One Aims to “Free the Pronators” With the Arahi 2 & Gaviota


Hoka One One has always designed their shoes to provide runners with what they need in order to improve, regardless of how that may look or what the existing norms for designing shoes may be. During the creation of their stability shoes, which first launched in early 2017, Hoka One One developed the J-Frame™ technology, which provides support where you need it – on the inside of your foot and around your heel – without using rigid materials that are typically used in stability shoes. The J-Frame™ is made from Hoka’s RMAT cushioning, which is a responsive, durable material made from blending EVA foam with rubber. They call this unique approach Dynamic Stability, which helps guide the foot through its natural gait cycle with a super smooth feel underfoot.

The new Arahi 2 features the same J-Frame™ technology that launched in the first iteration, and now features a new upper with more breathability thanks to the 3D puff print frame for lightweight support just where you need it. This medium-cushioned stability shoe is now available at all Fleet Feet Sports – Chicagoland locations!

Hoka One One Arahi 2: $130

Weight: 9.2oz for men (size 9); 7.7oz for women (size 8)

Offset: 5mm (29mm/24mm for men; 27mm/22mm for women)

Starting this week, the “big sister” to the Arahi – the Gaviota – will be making its debut in our stores (it’s been available from Hoka for the past year)! The Gaviota uses the same J-Frame™ technology, but with more of the RMAT material extending to the big toe. This high-cushioned stability shoe also features a slightly wider frame for more stability than the Arahi, and an Ortholite sockliner for a super soft step-in feel. The Gaviota is now available at our Old Town, Lincoln Square, and Deerfield stores.

Hoka One One Gaviota: $150

Weight: 10.5oz for men (size 9); 8.6oz for women (size 8)

Offset: 5mm (29mm/24mm for men; 27mm/22mm for women)

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