The Hoka One One Elevon is the highest price point of the series because it houses the most Hoka technology, making it pretty much the prettiest and most innovative of the entire Fly Collection.
It's heavier than the Mach and Cavu, with weights of 10.5 oz. for men and 8.6 oz. for women, but the heel to toe drop is the same as the Mach at 5mm.
The tech, like the Mach's Clayton relationship, derives from its Hoka shoe cousin: the Vanquish 2. If you remember the Vanquish 2, it was a super cushioned and versatile shoe for the runner looking for a springy, responsive ride. With a dual-layer midsole construction built with two EVA compounds, the Vanquish 2 designed to provide customary Hoka One One Ultrasize cushioning.
RunningShoesGuru said that the "best part about [the Vanquish 2] is how cushioned the ride feels. It has a ride that I’ve yet to experience in another shoe."
The Vanquish 2 was also a Competitor Magazine's Editor's Choice Award winner in 2016. Competitor Mag said "This is the shoe for you if … you’re looking for a lightweight max-cushioned shoe for half-marathon and marathon training runs." And their wear-tester Adam Heaney went on to say “this shoe was a blast. It is one of the most responsive shoes I have ever run in. It sets the standard for energy return in a running shoe.”