HOKA ONE ONE, a division of Deckers Brands, announced a collaboration with fashion brand and retailer, Opening Ceremony. The capsule collection will feature three re-releases of classic HOKA products with designs inspired by Opening Ceremony and its pioneering global influence within the space between streetwear and fashion.
“At HOKA, we act boldly and aim to do the unexpected, and we collaborate with partners who operate and think the same way,” said Wendy Yang, President of HOKA ONE ONE. “Opening Ceremony has staked out their place in the industry with head-turning designs and adherence to its principles of exploration and friendship around the globe. We are thrilled to combine our perspectives with theirs for this exciting new collection.”
“HOKA is an innovative brand that marches to the beat of its own drum, balancing design and function in a distinctive way,” said Humberto Leon, co-founder of Opening Ceremony. “At Opening Ceremony, we have always prioritized individuality and bold design, so this partnership was a natural fit.”
For the collaboration, HOKA worked with Opening Ceremony on three separate launches from November 1 to February 6, 2020. Each style features Opening Ceremony’s modern take on HOKA’s signature design with minimalistic colorways and futuristic accents.
The HOKA x OC Bondi ($185) is a new take on the original max-cushion road running shoe. An adaptation of the Bondi 5, the HOKA x OC Bondi features a full EVA midsole with signature HOKA cushioning, with an early stage Meta-Rocker for a smooth transition through the gait cycle and a moderate heel bevel designed for a smooth transition from the heel. Flat-waisted geometry and a wide footbed provide inherent stability, and a leather Comfort Frame upper provides superior comfort and support in a package that can stand out – or blend in– in any cityscape.
Available December 5, the HOKA x OC Tor Ultra Hi ($260) features HOKA trail running comfort and traction with the support of a hiking boot. A triple-density midsole offers soft EVA foam for cushion, a layer of rubberized EVA for responsive support, and an outsole with Vibram Megagrip atop aggressive, multidirectional lugs for maximum grip on any surface. A flexible collar provides ankle support without added restriction, and full-grain leather and textile upper makes this a durable tool from the city to summit. Add an eVent waterproof bootie to keep your feet dry in various conditions, and this is a shoe that can do it all.
Available February 6, 2020, the HOKA x OC Clifton ($150) offers a fresh iteration of the popular trainer that combines HOKA cushion and geometry with an incredibly lightweight ride. With an airy EVA footbed and a neutral last adapted from the Clifton 3, the HOKA x OC Clifton adds a leather upper with colorful accents for a classic lifestyle look.