Canadian Running - - FALL SHOE GUIDE -

Men’s 232 g (8.2 oz.); Women’s 179 g (6.3 oz.); Drop ra­tio: 5 mm; $150 This new en­try level shoe from Hoka is de­signed to be ver­sa­tile and nails it. The Hupana is an ex­cel­lent first run­ning shoe that also does the trick at the gym or walk­ing around town. At $150, it’s a good value, and a few pre­mium touches, like the st ylish knit­ted up­per, make the Hupana an at­trac­tive op­tion if you’re look­ing for one do-it-all shoe.

The mid­sole and out­sole is a sin­gle piece of ma­te­rial called rmat, which feels slightly firmer than tra­di­tional eva, so the Hupana is cer­tainly a de­par­ture from the cloud-like ride of a Clifton. It also veers away from the over-the-top “clown shoe” es­thetic of Hokas, al­though, many have come to love that de­sign and it trig­gers a sense that you’re part of an in-club of hard­core run­ners who have em­braced the max­i­mal­ist ex­pe­ri­ence. The Hupana, how­ever, is a solid choice for run­ners who like a more min­i­mal fit and feel.

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