HOKA has proven itself to be one of the best running shoe brands in the industry right now, and in a relatively short amount of time (starting in 2009). A large part of this success comes from HOKA’s unique designs accompanied by supportive and durable construction. Now these lightweight shoes are used by everyone from ultramarathon runners to active city-dwellers. The Bondis, in particular, became very popular because of its light weight and stability, making for great intros to the running shoe world, and stable shoes for those in need of some extra support. And now HOKA has released some new trainers – the TC 1.0 – sustainably made with breathability, comfort, and style in mind.
Branching off a bit from its signature in-your-face style, the HOKA TC 1.0 is a versatile shoe ready for a long run or just a walk in the city. The breathable upper mesh layer of the shoe is accompanied by a 100% recycled polyester top cloth. As for the soles, the insole is made from 30% recycled sugarcane, and the Vibram Ecostep Natural outsole is made from 90% oil-free ingredients and 100% natural pigments.
Given the popularity of not only the running utility of HOKA’s shoes but the support and comfort for those who need a bit extra, the TC 1.0 shoes have a symmetrical cushion bed (without the additional step of getting a prescription or other corrective products.) This protective cushion was designed to give the user protection against pain or discomfort while preserving a responsive bounce once things pick up speed. Although these shoes are certainly not as flashy as the usual output from HOKA, they still have the trusted performance and stability we’ve come to expect from the label.
The HOKA TC 1.0 shoes are available now for £170 (~ $182).