WELCOME TO HOKA
Created for runners by runners, HOKA® running shoes defy the norm. The ergonomics of a speed machine combine with next-level comfort to deliver a shoe that gets you where you need to go, fast. From the mountains to the pavement. From the forest to the treadmill. Our running shoes deliver an exceptionally smooth ride. HOKA® was founded in 2009 by Nicolas Mermoud and Jean-Luc Diard, trail runners who wanted to improve endurance times and make running easier. They built the first HOKA® shoe, and the rest is history. Our shoes are designed to be lightweight for the fastest run times ever. It's no wonder we're adored by runners, from beginners to pro athletes.
RUNNING SHOES REINVENTED
Marathon runners. Sprinters. Couch-to-5K runners. What are they all looking for from a running shoe? With shock absorption for minimal impact and maximum comfort, HOKA® shoes deliver the technology every runner needs to perform at their best. Our shoes meet you where you are with midsoles in varying thicknesses for all abilities. Our J-Frame™ innovation combats overpronation with firm foam that stops feet rolling inwards. Plus, HOKA® running shoes are breathable, so feet stay cool no matter how many miles you cover. With intense cushioning and a super springy feel, you get a responsive ride. Every time you run.
THE HOKA DIFFERENCE
We've heard the Jungfrau Marathon is the most beautiful race in the world. But to negotiate the stunning Swiss Alps, you need a shoe you can rely on. Tough outsoles with multi-directional lugs make light work of muddy and unpredictable terrain. A carbon fibre plate delivers aggressive propulsion and a smooth transition from heel to toe. HOKA® is a Maori word meaning ‘to fly over the earth’ and once you've run a mile in our shoes, you'll never look back. Whether you're training for the Swissalpine Ultra Marathon on tough terrain or hitting the streets for 20KM de Lausanne, HOKA® has your back with every stride.