Hoka One One Signs 800-Meter Runner Mike Rutt

The company responsible for this shoe just signed professional middle distance runner Mike Rutt to represent the maximalist running brand.

Rutt is the most recent of Hoka One One’s aquisitions, having signed Olympic marathoner turned trail runner Magdalena Lewy Boulet (formerly with Saucony) and ultra marathoner Sage Canaday in the past few months. Boulet and Canady fit the Hoka One One mold as trail running and endurance runs are the main event for their beefy shoes, so it comes as a bit of a surprise that their next representative is a 800m indoor championship sprinter.

Sound to us like Hoka One One is about to expand. Are we about to see a Mafate Spike? A Stinson Racer? The Rapa Nui 2.5 Cross-trainer? We’ll just have to wait and see…

2324875 3 4x copy Hoka One One Signs 800 Meter Runner Mike Rutt

The Mafate Spike (Please note this is not a real spike, duh.)

[Runner's World]

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