“‘Me too’ is such an important topic. It happens in some form to every single woman and that surprises too many men. Unfortunately, the process of bringing about change is also bringing up painful recollections from women. I’ve become so numb to harassment on my runs that it took a while for me to really think about this. It reminded me that being constantly harassed on my runs was the entire reason that I started to wear headphones — to block out the ‘noise’ and avoid it in my own way.” – HOKA supports all Women Who Fly, like Rachelle Vertenten
“It was really tough for me to balance out work, finishing school, and when I had my daughter, you know, making sure I could take care of her. So, I made a promise to myself that I was going to put her first, but also make sure to take care of myself.” – HOKA fan and Fleet Feet Syracuse employee Michele Maciejewski
Michele is wearing the Clifton.
In the HOKA ONE ONE Top Trails Series, RunnerSpace and HOKA introduce some of the most interesting places our Humans of HOKA run in the U.S. This stop is in Syracuse, NY. HOKA Athlete and member of HOKA ONE ONE Northern Arizona Elite, Martin Hehir takes us through his time at Syracuse University and one of his favorite running spots. Martin takes Top Trails co-host Ian to Mother’s Cupboard, a favorite spot for the Syracuse University Cross Country Team. Then, we meet Fleet Feet Syracuse employee, Michele Maciejewski, who takes us around her favorite trail running spot. Later, she and Martin share about the running community in Syracuse.
Martin is wearing the Clifton 4.
Watch the full Top Trails series here.