The Hoka One One Mafate 3 is the ideal shoe for ultra runners looking for a lightweight, stable and performance running shoe that can hammer the downhills and make it easier charging the uphills. The Mafate 3 features the original oversized Hoka One One proprietary (HIP) CMEVA midsole providing 2.5X the volume of a standard running shoe midsole, plus lower heel drop offset, with a stable ride. A balanced stage Meta-Rocker is designed to help increase economy of running performance and an accurate foot roll through the gait cycle. A layered and highly breathable upper construction provides a secure fit.
Weight: 12.9 oz
Offset: 4 mm
Heel height: 33 mm
Forefoot height: 29 mm
By using a 30% softer EVA foam and increasing its total volume to 2.5 times that of a typical trail running shoe, the Hoka is more cushioned than any other shoe on the market today. It dissipates up to 80% of the shock associated with foot strike.
With as much as 20mm of compression, the Hoka allows for tremendous confidence running downhill. Instead of isolating their quads, runners can engage the gluteus and lower back, which relaxes the body and makes running downhill comfortable and fun.
40mm high sole design enables a 13cm rockering profile, representing 50% of the sole length. This design allows for fluid and natural stride transitions, increasing efficiency and decreasing the movement of the knee by as much as 20%.
Like a Feather
At 11 ounces per pair (size 9), they make running uphill as much fun as running downhill.
Grip and Stability
With 50% more surface area and 35% more lugs than a typical trail running shoe, and a foot recessed into the midsole, runners move more confidently.