Hoka's most responsive running shoe.
Maximum cush, underfoot support, and a responsive ride make the Hoka One One Women's Conquest 2 Running Shoe an excellent choice for beginners. Its Early-Stage Meta-Rocker midsole propels you forward to keep you going when it's time to push yourself, and RMAT provides maximum stability, rebounding, and cushioning thanks to the EVA top-layer.
For upper support, Hoka One One designed the Conquest 2 with a TPU external heel counter and a stretchy Lycra Comfort Frame upper that keeps your foot in place. Strategically-placed rubber makes sure the sole keeps its traction and durability for a long time.
- Lycra Comfort Frame upper
- Supportive TPU external heel counter
- Maximum-cushioned EVA top-layer
- RMAT high-rebound cushioning and maximum stability
- Propulsive Early-Stage Meta-Rocker midsole
- Strategically placed rubber sole
- Item #HOK000T
- Q & A
Soar, Jump, Leap, Hike, Descend
- Familiarity: I've used it several times
- Fit: True to size
- Size Bought: 8.5
First off, this is a road shoe, but I've used these trail running, on mild, manicured trails, and they were just dandy.
It wasn't until I took these hiking that they became my best friend. I like to scramble and jump off ledges, but I don't so much because it hurts the next day. Well, with these shoes, it's so not a problem. Even with a heavy pack, high impact in these feels better than walking around the office in a normal street shoe. It's amazing. I can't even tell that I have joints, for the first 30 minutes of wearing them. Also, the descent is when I would always feel my knees complain. Not a peep this time, with the Hoka Conquests.
My last hike took me through a little snow and scampering up rock. The rubber was great, on both the rock and snow.
I also used them on the road, for running. These are their fastest, most responsive shoe, and they do make you feel like a gazelle. I am a minimalist, no-heel-strike runner and these aren't quite right for me, on the road. I feel pinching in my knees, when I'm on the road. So, the shoe must not be designs for that type of running style, or I'm just not getting my form right. Just too much cushion, maybe. Not sure.
For hiking and mild, trail running, though, they are a dream!!! They are very stable, as well. I had my hiking buddy wear them and she felt more stable in these, than in her mid-hiking boot. She liked the soles grip on the rock, better than the hiking boot, as well as the cushion on high impact jumps. She immediately bought a pair.
I did four stars on these because I've only had them for a few weeks. Also, I wish the toe box was wider, so I could splay out my toes, like in yoga, for even better balance. The bigger toe box, may solve my road issues with them and may be just what I need in order for them to work, running quickly on the road.
I'm a size 8.5 in street shoe, but usually go up to 9.0 in running shoes. The 9.0 are just right for me.
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