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Two models take home the Editors’ Choice Best Ride and Best Cushioning awards
Richmond, Calif. (July 23, 2015) —HOKA ONE ONE® (a division of Deckers Brands NYSE: DECK) has received the prestigious Competitor Magazine Best Ride Award for the Clifton 2 and Best Cushioning Award for the Speedgoat. An update to the best-selling Clifton, the Clifton 2 running shoe features an improved fit and increased comfort, while the new Speedgoat is built to tackle the most technical trails.
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“With the Clifton 2, HOKA ONE ONE was able to take a great shoe and make it even better,” said Competitor Editor-in-Chief Brian Metzler. “It’s still very light and softly cushioned, but the ride is smoother and more precise than the original version. Our wear-testers loved this shoe for its cushy feeling and its ability to run and race moderate to long distances with ease.”
Weighing in at just 8.3 ounces, the Clifton 2 retains Early-Stage Meta Rocker geometry to provide a fluid, efficient ride in a streamlined, no-frill model. Updates include a softer, lightly padded tongue and structural overlays to improve midfoot support. The Clifton 2 retails for $130.
The Speedgoat, the most recent trail shoe released from HOKA ONE ONE, is an all-conditions trail running shoe featuring aggressive lugs and a ground-rubber toecap for extra protection on tough, technical trails. According to Competitor, “It’s a smooth-running shoe on mountain trails—the massive midsole provides ample soft cushioning that’s forgiving on joints without compromising control.” The Speedgoat weighs 9.7 ounces and retails for $140.
“Wow! We are thrilled to once again be recognized by such a trusted publication as Competitor for our product innovation,” said HOKA ONE ONE President Jim Van Dine. “The Editors’ Choice as Best Ride for the Clifton 2 and Best Cushioning for the Speedgoat is something of which we are all very proud.”
About the HOKA ONE ONE® brand
HOKA ONE ONE® is the fastest growing, premium running shoe brand in the world. Two life-long runners launched HOKA in 2009, after years spent handcrafting and shaping lightweight shoes with extra-thick midsoles. Initially embraced by ultrarunners because of their enhanced cushioning and inherent stability, HOKA now offers shoes for all types of athletes who enjoy the unique ride the shoes provide. For more information visit www.hokaoneone.com or follow @hokaoneone #hokaoneone.
About Deckers Brands
Deckers Brands is a global leader in designing, marketing and distributing innovative footwear, apparel and accessories developed for both everyday casual lifestyle use and high performance activities. The Company’s portfolio of brands includes UGG®, Teva®, Sanuk®, Ahnu®, and HOKA ONE ONE®. Deckers Brands products are sold in more than 50 countries and territories through select department and specialty stores, 142 Company-owned and operated retail stores, and select online stores, including Company-owned websites. Deckers Brands has a 40-year history of building niche footwear brands into lifestyle market leaders attracting millions of loyal consumers globally. For more information, please visit www.deckers.com.
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