The Hoka One One Hupana

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I’ve been after a pair of black trainers for a while now and I don’t think I’ve ever seen such a stylish pair for a very long time. I absolutely love my Hoka One One Hupana’s!


The Hoka One One Hupana is a road running shoe and is named after the Maori word for ‘spring back.” The knitted upper offers ultra-breathability and the responsiveness is due to the full RMAT midsole and outsole. From running to working out in the gym, this shoe can literally be worn all day! One of the best features for me is the weight. At only 232.00 grams, this has to be one of the lightest shoes I’ve ever held. Even the kids agree!


I love the clean lines of the design and they fit as good as they look. Here are some photographs so you can see what I mean…

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I’d set the shoes out to photograph and then Yogi did this! Haha! He’s like my shadow and gets in the way but I wouldn’t have it any other way.


I’m currently wearing my Hupana’s around the house because they’re so comfortable and stylish. I’ve also taken them out for a quick two mile blast. I say blast, more of a gentle breeze really , ha! I’m so impressed by the comfort and stability of the shoe. The mesh upper allows adequate air in to cool your feet down. The weather in the UK  is so hot right now and my feet felt fine all things considered.


I really love these shoes and I’m already looking online at the colour versions too. Even Mutha Fitness likes them too and she has her eyes on the Hoya Clayton 2, they’re so 80′s! If Hoka ever decide to do a zebra print pattern, I’m sure she would buy those too! We can both highly recommend Hoka as a brand, if you are thinking of a change.


Thanks for reading,


*Disclaimer: This was a collaborative post with Hoka One One and I was given the Hupana shoes in order to give an honest review. All words and opinions are my own.

About The Author

Following the birth of his son in 2009, Paul was unfit and sluggish. Since then he's been training using a range of exercise techniques and gained some valuable information over the years. Events he has completed to date are Total Warrior, Pier To Pier, Bamburgh 10k, Hamsterley 10k, Blaydon Races, Newcastle Stampede and over 50 parkruns. In 2012 he created his own challenge called the '12 Days of Christmas.' He raised over £1000 for Percy Hedley by running 60 miles to celebrate their 60 years. In 2013 he ran the '12 parkruns of Christmas' with friend Lee Nyland. The pair raised over £1400 for the Tiny Lives Fund.

One comment

  1. That “spring back” named pair of shoes are so cute! Wait, can I call running shoes cute? Well, you know what I mean! I love the design and the fact that they are a great weight. Sounds like you found a perfect pair!

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