RUNNR, the Philippines’ leading running specialty store, recently launched HOKA ONE ONE®, the award-winning French running shoe brand that is making significant global strides with its maximalist sole design.
The launching event was held at Bonifacio High Street in BGC, Taguig City. It was joined by members of the press, online community, run enthusiasts and friends from RUNNR. Famous celebrities like Tessa Prieto-Valdez, Bubbles Paraiso, Jeffrey Hidalgo, among others also graced the event.
HOKA ONE ONE started in 2009 when Ultra Marathon champion Nico Mermoud realized he needed shoes to help him run downhill faster while reducing the shock that took a toll on his legs. Mermoud then partnered with fellow athlete Jean-Luc Diard in engineering a shoe that had double the shock absorbing material than traditional running shoes and uniquely carved geometry that encouraged an efficient foot strike – thus the revolutionary lightweight running shoe brand was born.
Over the years, HOKA ONE ONE has become one of the most acclaimed running shoe brands in the world, winning multiple accolades from Competitor Magazine, Triathlete and Runners’ World. The continuous growth of HOKA ONE ONE can be attributed to runners of all types embracing the brand’s promise of delivering lightweight, well-cushioned shoes with an exceptional ride.
Recognizing the demand of the growing Philippine running community for quality and high-performing products, RUNNR, a member of the Quorum Group of Companies, will exclusively carry the HOKA ONE ONE shoe line in the Philippines, adding yet another premium item in its already impressive mix of running products.
“We are excited to be the official distributor of HOKA ONE ONE in the Philippines. The arrival of this amazing shoe brand in the country has long been anticipated by our local roster of triathletes, ultra- distance runners and marathoners,” said Toby Claudio, President of Quorum International Inc. and
Founder of RUNNR. “As the leader in the local sports retail industry, we continue to support the growing Filipino running community by bringing in the best global brands.” Philippines, it’s about time we experience HOKA ONE ONE. Why run when you can fly? Visit RUNNR at Bonifacio High Street, Trinoma, Alabang Town Center and Cebu and grab a pair now!