While the minimalist trend was in full frenzy, we were winning mountain trail races and ultra marathons in our crazy-looking shoes. The smirks at midsoles twice the thickness of other running shoes soon turned to "ahas", as runners tried HOKA ONE ONE and felt the difference. Light and surefooted during a race, with more cushioning at the end, HOKA makes runners feel like they’re gliding over the ground.
4 weeks post-IMNZ and 4 weeks prior to IMOZ I went from going very good to going very bad. In all honesty, I did not nail a single session for 3 weeks, but I always believed come race day I would be ok as long as I listened to my body...Ironman Australia Race Report by Mark Bowstead