Available February 2018 – MSRP $160.00
The most cushioned trainer within HOKA’s Fly line, the all-new Elevon takes design cues from the popular Vanquish series and strips it down for a more performance-oriented feel. Lighter, faster, and more responsive, the Elevon looks to be a great daily training option that also has versatility to pick up the pace.
In order to achieve a high level of shock absorption as well as a snappy ride, the Elevon features a dual layered midsole that shares several visual similarities to the Vanquish 3. With a PROFLY top layer and a high rebound injection bottom frame, the shoe will provide a softer heel for added cushioning and a firmer forefoot for increased propulsion. Amplified by the modified TPU clip in the heel, the shoe offers an inherently stable design that can handle any distance.
Other notable improvements to the Elevon can be seen in the outsole design. The shoe now features updated rubber placement for added durability as well as the addition of deeper flex grooves in the forefoot for increased flexibility. The shoe also receives a slightly more curved shape and a narrower base. This should create a slightly more nimble feel when compared to its predecessor.
On the upper, the Elevon has shed the more stable external web design seen on the Vanquish and instead features a more breathable engineered mesh. Not only will this help shed weight, but it should also create an extremely soft, seamless experience for enhanced comfort.
Preliminary Tech Specs
Stack height*: 33 mm heel, 28 mm forefoot, 5 mm heel-toe offset
Weight*: 10.2 oz (men’s size 9), 8.6 oz (women’s size 8)
*Production stack heights and weights may differ from the preliminary data listed here.
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