HOKA has announces a first-of-its-kind collaboration with Boston-based streetwear boutique Bodega.
The limited-edition capsule seamlessly fuses outdoor performance engineering with city-inspired streetwear design. Bringing this union to life, the two-item drop comprises a special-edition colourway of the Kaha Low GTX trail hiker and ORA Recovery Slide.
As Bodega calls Boston home, the design channels the four seasons of New England. The changes of season inspire the versatility of these products. You can lean on them during the work week or while exploring the outdoors over the weekend due to the heightened adaptability and functionality synonymous with HOKA. The materials were chosen to endure ever-evolving conditions. Wear them every day, yet still rely on them for performance. Moreover, the colours reflect the “Fall,“ which is the most beautiful in the Northeast. Bodega added the perfect aesthetic, while HOKA provided the engine, making for elite versions of the Kaha Low GTX trail hiker and ORA Recovery Slide.
As far as the specs go, the HOKA x Bodega Kaha Low GTX (MSRP $225) features an all-new Martini Olive colourway with Almond accents and is engineered to combine proprietary foams, patented geometries, and exceptional Vibram® Megagrip traction, all in a low, ankle-height profile. The HOKA x Bodega ORA Slide (MSRP $60) also comes in a Martini Olive colourway but is designed for comfort and support with soft layers of EVA.
Founded in 2006, Bodega has remained at the intersection of fashion, counterculture, community, and the arts. With this collaboration, these existing brand elements have been merged with HOKA’s bold, premium performance footwear silhouettes for a truly one-a-kind collection. Both brands were inspired by their shared passions for the outdoors, while taking cues from Bodega’s Boston roots.
“Bodega is excited to partner with HOKA on the Kaha Low GTX and ORA Recovery Slide. Hoka stands at the intersection of style and function, continually innovating footwear. Most importantly, our team appreciates the quality and performance of HOKA footwear.” said Matt Zaremba, Director of Marketing at Bodega. “Because we are a bi-coastal brand, residing in cities with incredible outdoor resources nearby right outside city limits, we stay active. Whether escaping from the hustle and bustle of city living to refocus and ground ourselves or chasing the next adventure, we rely on quality goods that will make the journey enjoyable while retaining our individual approach to style. HOKA is a key brand in the space that aligns with our personal and collective tastes and appreciation for getting up and getting out there.”
“The HOKA x Bodega collab is the unification of two innovative and ground-breaking brands, with the result being shoes that empower people to explore in comfort, no matter the terrain.” said Gretchen Weimer, Vice President of Product at HOKA. “Bodega is the pinnacle expression of best-in-class streetwear, and it was an honour to collaborate on a unified vision for these special HOKA styles.”
The HOKA x Bodega capsule collection will be available March 25, 2022 exclusively at Bodega.com and Bodega stores, and at HOKA.com on April 1, 2022.