HOKA ONE ONE Cavu | First Look

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Available February 2018 – MSRP $110.00

2018 is promising to bring plenty of exciting, new running shoes to the market, not the least of which are the models in the new HOKA ONE ONE FLY line. Having set themselves apart with their high level of cushioning, the designers at HOKA created the Fly line to introduce faster, lighter, and more responsive shoes that still feature their signature cushion. The simplest and most versatile model in the line will be the HOKA ONE ONE Cavu, a shoe with everything needed to run and no extra nonsense.

The midsole of the Cavu is constructed with HOKA’s new PROFLY™ technology, which is designed to provide a soft landing at the heel and a firmer forefoot for added propulsion. This combination should deliver a fast and comfortable ride with plenty of impact protection.

As opposed to the full-length RMAT® outsole design on the new HOKA ONE ONE Mach, the Cavu includes strategic RMAT placements that leave parts of the midsole exposed. This design should provide durability in high-wear areas as well as increased responsiveness without extra weight. The outsole also includes wishbone siping, or cutaways, to increase both traction and flexibility for a smoother ride.

The upper of the Cavu is constructed with a lycra comfort bootie inside of a seamless, open knit, engineered mesh outer fabric that should work together to deliver a snug yet flexible wrap with plenty of breathability. Additional invisible support from the heel counter should provide enough structure for a secure feel within the shoe.

Preliminary Tech Specs

Stack height*: 27 mm heel, 23 mm forefoot, 4 mm heel-toe offset

Weight*: 8.0 oz (men’s size 9), 6.7 oz (women’s size 7)

*Production stack heights and weights may differ from the preliminary data listed here.

Current Model

Shop all HOKA ONE ONE Running Shoes: Men’s | Women’s

Competing Shoes

Shop the Brooks PureFlow 6: Men’s | Women’s – MSRP $100.00

Shop the New Balance Zante v3: Men’s | Women’s – MSRP $99.95

Shop the Saucony Kinvara 8: Men’s | Women’s – MSRP $110.00

HOKA ONE ONE Cavu Men’s Sample (subject to change)

HOKA ONE ONE Cavu Women’s Sample (subject to change)

HOKA ONE ONE Cavu Men’s Sample (subject to change)


Will has been running competitively since high school, and is currently running with the HOKA Aggies, a post-collegiate club here on the central coast of California. With a preference for the humorous and the verbose, he enjoys playing the wordsmith almost as much as his daily runs.

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