Richmond, CA (April 1, 2014) – HOKA ONE ONE®, a division of Deckers Outdoor Corporation (NASDAQ : DECK), is proud to announce it has received the prestigious 2014 Competitor Magazine Fit, Feel, Ride Award for Best Innovation for its newest shoe, the Conquest.
The Conquest received the Fit, Feel, Ride Award for Best Innovation based on its unique design and performance characteristics, which are a result of its engineered geometry, its innovative RMAT™ midsole material, and the shoe’s inherent stability and smooth ride.
“We’re very honored to be recognized by Competitor Magazine for our engineering and innovation breakthrough and are proud to deliver it to the running community,” said HOKA ONE ONE Brand President, Jim Van Dine. “The Conquest utilizes a state-of-the-art oversized midsole material used exclusively by HOKA ONE ONE. The RMAT material, along with its unique geometry, allows the shoe to provide extra cushioning while still offering amazing stability and a smooth ride.”
The newest model in the HOKA ONE ONE stable for Spring 2014, the Conquest beat out all of other shoes in the test for its exceptional fit, feel, and ride.
“Beginning in the fall, we put more than 50 shoe models through thousands of miles of wear-testing runs to determine the ones we deemed the best in several categories. The Conquest was notable for its soft cushioning, comfortable fit, smooth ride, and surprising stability and agility, all of which were factors that contributed to it earning the award,” said Brian Metzler, Editor-in-Chief at Competitor Magazine.
Wear testers agreed that the oversized geometry and soft cushioning of the Conquest offered inherent stability coupled with a pillowy ride. Additionally, testers thought the slightly rockered profile added to the easy-rolling sensation from heel strike to toe-off. Competitor wear-testers loved it for long runs and recovery runs, and several found it to be responsive enough for faster running.
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About HOKA ONE ONE
HOKA ONE ONE was founded in 2009 by Jean-Luc Diard and Nicolas Mermoud and was created to design shoes that offer improved performance primarily for ultrarunners. Deckers Outdoor Corp. acquired the brand in late 2012 and is investing to broaden the product line to service all runners. Due to HOKA ONE ONE’s unique ability to provide cushioning while still offering stability, runners of all types may greatly benefit from its products. www.hokaoneone.com
About Deckers Outdoor Corporation
Deckers Outdoor Corporation is a global leader in designing, marketing and distributing innovative footwear, apparel and accessories developed for both everyday casual lifestyle use and high performance activities. The Company’s portfolio of brands includes UGG® Australia, Teva®, Sanuk®, TSUBO®, Ahnu®, MOZO®, and HOKA ONE ONE®. Deckers Outdoor products are sold in more than 50 countries and territories through select department and specialty stores, 117 Company-owned and operated retail stores, and select online stores, including Company-owned websites. Deckers Outdoor has a 40-year history of building niche footwear brands into lifestyle market leaders attracting millions of loyal consumers globally. For more information, please visit www.deckers.com.