HOKA ONE ONE ($140-$220)
In 2009, Jean-Luc Diard and Nicolas Mermoud founded Hoka One One in France with the goal of speeding up running times with their maximalist outsoles. Now the company has a base in California, and Packer is proud to stock their offerings which have a range of functions. The Bondi 7 has an open engineered mesh on the upper with a memory foam collar over their recognizable EVA outsole. There are two colorways of that runner--one in all black, and another with grey on the upper and a white midsole. Designed for the trails, the Kaha GTX is a tan boot that keeps the trademark outsole made of two types of foam and has a Vibram Megagrip outsole with 5mm multi-directional lugs. GORE TEX lines the boot for ultimate protection from the elements.
Available on Packershoes.com.