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OR sneak peek: Hoka One One introduces RMAT midsole material and new, cheaper styles

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The new-for-fall shoes: Mens' Huaka (left) features a 27mm heel compared to the Mafate Speed at 35mm.

The new-for-fall shoes: Mens’ Huaka (left) features a 27mm heel compared to the Mafate Speed at 35mm.

Super-cushion shoe maker Hoka One One’s fall collection will feature a new midsole material (on some models) and two new shoes under $150 — a bargain compared to the company’s much pricier styles.

RMAT —Hoka’s proprietary midsole material — is designed to increase rebound, be more durable and give you better outsole grip.

We’re excited to see if the increased durability extends the lifespan of these somewhat costly kicks.

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The blue section of the Mafate Speed is made from the Hoka’s RMAT midsole material.

Also new for fall are the new Huaka ($150, top left) and Clifton ($130) styles. At less than 9oz each, these fast styles will be worth a look come fall. They look and feel like Hokas for people who hate Hokas. We’ll have more on these styles soon.

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Out now: On previous models Hoka used a unisex last, but new for spring 2014 will be gender specific lasts, which should improve the fit for women. We got our hands on the updated — and much lighter at 8.8oz — Bondi 3s (right) on the new female-specific last to review. Stay tuned.

Hokas aren’t the only super cushion shoe on the market now. We’re going to try to catch up with some of the other high-cushion brands (Hello, Altra) later in the show.

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Sara Davidson

Sara Davidson is an ultrarunner and contributor to PT365. She's run 7 marathons and 31 ultramarathons. This fall she is training for the Marine Corps Marathon using our PT365 Run Plan. Reach her at sdavidson@gannett.com .