Hoka One One
HOKA Men's Rincon 2
Rincon 2 delivers a unique mix of high cushion with ultra-lightweight. It is best suited for neutral runners looking for a well cushioned shoe in a lightweight package. It has a 5 mm drop and weighs in at 7.7 oz.
Running Niche Experience
We find the Rincon 2 fits about a ½ size large. This shoe is great for a long run and for doing shorter, faster tempo runs with the help of the newly revised early stage meta-rocker to allow for a faster acceleration. A good improvement is that the toe box is a bit rounded and has more volume to it. The upper material is of a higher quality and more breathable. In fact, for some this could be the perfect marathon racing shoe as while light, the compression EVA midsole absorbs a lot of shock. Rincon’s footbed is completely flat so you can easily overlay an insert or orthotic if needed. Rincon also has a nice heel pull tab which makes it easy to slip on. You will also find high abrasion rubber pads in areas of increased wear. Do not let the visual of height fool you, you sit down into the midsole thanks to the Active Foot Frame design.
Geometry, Shaping and Cushioning Technology
Hoka’s technologies are actually a combination of several elements which result in a unique feel, the Hoka difference.
All Hoka’s have:
- The Meta-Rocker design which is a slight rocking feel as you roll over the midfoot and aids in propelling the runner forward.
- An Active Foot Frame: allows your foot to sit deep in the midsole and provides guidance to foot without the need for constrictions. It’s like a bucket seat that cradles the foot.
- Cushioned Midsole: marshmallow soft, Hoka’s midsoles are super light and offers great shock absorption, comfort and support.
- J-Frame: similar to the Active Foot Frame but instead adds support with a firmer density foam on the medial side where over pronating occurs. Found only in Hoka stability shoes like the Arahi 3.
Brand Description: HOKA ONE ONE
HOKA ONE ONE came to be in a moment of insight, on a mountain-top in New Zealand. Back home in Anecy, the founders set out to solve a simple problem, to make running downhill easier on the body, by rethinking the nature of running shoes. They succeeded and the Ultra Marathon world rejoiced. What they didn’t expect was that they’d solve a universal running problem… it’s not just running 50 miles downhill that is hard - all running is hard, and Jean-Luc and Nico just made it easier for everyone.
Stack Height: 29 mm/24 mm
Drop: 5.0 mm
Weight: 7.7 oz
Upper: Breathable, single layer mesh
Midsole: Soft, ultra-light compression molded EVA with early stage meta-rocker
Outsole: High abrasion rubber wear pads with heel bevel
Toe Box: Medium
Forefoot: Slightly wide
Men's Rincon 2 - HOKA ONE ONE
Men's Footwear | Men's Running | Neutral