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HOKA Day @ FitFirst Footwear

  • Burnaby, BC V5B 0A7 Canada (map)

Ever wanted to try out a HOKA running shoe? Well, now's your chance!!

We've recruited the team from HOKA Canada to join us at the store for a fun day of information, giveaways, and shoe testing. Stop by FitFirst Footwear on Saturday, April 1st from 10-2PM and we will have a fleet of the brand new HOKA Bondi 5 in men's and women's for you to take for a test ride.

HOKA's representative Dave will be here to answer all questions related to their products and some hints on what's upcoming from HOKA.

We've had the new Spring 2017 lineup of HOKA in the store for a month now and after fitting it a bunch of times, we want to call out some of the changes that runners and walkers can expect. Check out our reviews below! 

HOKA Bondi 5 (neutral)
Women's:
>8.5 oz (US size 7)
>Heel: 31mm Forefoot: 27mm
>Offset: 4mm
>Sizes: 5-11 and now available in wide!
Men's:
>10oz (US size 9)
>Heel: 33mm Forefoot: 29mm
>Offset: 4mm
>Sizes: 7-13, 14, 15 and now available in wide!
Details:
> Stiff, meta-rocker sole that offloads the lower limb
>Plush cushion that remains stiff due to the higher stack height
>more accommodating toe box, increased breathability and support, and better compression set
>updated sole that is made up of soft EVA and is 30% softer than the average running shoe
What we think:
Wearers of the Bondi 4 can expect an even greater experience from the new Bondi 5. With the new upper which molds around the form of your foot that offers a snug yet accommodating fit. New grommet-less eyelets for a more smooth less noticeable lace up. The Bondi 5 also is now available in a wide width for both men’s and women’s for those who have a wider foot or who simply appreciate more volume.
We’re excited for the Bondi 5 because of it's benefit for longer distance runners & walkers as well as any mid/forefoot injuries. We would highly recommend anyone who is looking for more protection and plan to run a half marathon or longer to give the Bondi 5’s a try. Many of our doctor and physio referred patients can also expect to feel a benefit of a stiff rocker sole that will help off load the lower limb. Great for anyone with arthritis, bunions, or stress fractures!!

Arahi (stability)
Women's:
>7.6 oz (US size 7)
>Heel: 28mm Forefoot: 23mm
>Offset: 5mm
>Sizes: 5-11 and now available in wide!
Men's:
>9.3oz (US size 9)
>Heel: 29mm Forefoot: 24mm
>Offset: 5mm
>Sizes: 7-13, 14, 15 and now available in wide!
What we think:
The new Arahi is HOKA’s first take on a true stability shoe for those who need a little more medial support. The new J-frame design supplies enough support for even the most severe pronator. With a similar moldable upper to the Bondi 5 the Arahi will attempt to shape around your foot for the perfect accommodating fit. The Arahi also comes in wider widths for both men and women.
It’s great to finally have a Hoka that caters to the over pronator. Unlike most pronation control shoes, the J-frame offers a more subtle supportive feeling that makes for a more natural feel.

Earlier Event: April 9
Run Burnaby Now 2016
Later Event: April 8
MIZUNO Day @ FitFirst Footwear