New Arrival: Hoka Bondi 8 Running Shoe

The all-new Hoka Bondi 8 Running Shoe is a revolutionary shoe, redesigned.

With high-tech features like a new foam sole compound, a reconfigured upper, and a better fit for superior performance. Take a deep dive with us as we break down what’s new and why you’re going to love it.



From top to bottom, the Hoka Bondi 8 is all-new.

Building on the foundation of previous models, this update redesigned the sole. The low-profile foam and sturdier midsole make them perfect for long runs, walks, or shifts on your feet. The changes include an updated midsole composition with an extended heel for extra support. The billowed grooves on the side provide added impact protection. This midsole design gives this model a bouncy, responsive feel that keeps you on the move. While previous styles were often pillow soft, they didn’t provide the necessary firmness to support your feet. This style solves those issues with flexible cushions and superior support. And the outsole is more durable than ever thanks to targeted rubber abrasion pads. Shop Men’s. Shop Women’s. Shop all Bondi 8.



 The redesign also features an all-new upper .

With an integrated memory foam collar, a more plush mesh, and a more tapered fit, it’s ready to go for summer runs. The integrated memory foam collar provides key structural support. That support keeps your ankles comfy without compromising on performance. The plush mesh upper provides room to stretch and lets your feet breathe. Thanks to the technical mesh construction, it doesn’t add extra weight, and still cradles your foot. The updated taper fit is a better option for narrow feet, and the style comes in a 2E width as well for wider feet. The upper comes together to create a structured, breathable design that’s light enough for easy runs.

This update transforms the Bondi from a squishy, pillow-soft trainer into a competent and supportive recovery shoe with the cloud-like feel you love. If you’re staying on your feet and need soft support over long distances, this shoe is for you. From long runs to long shifts, comfort doesn’t stop with the Hoka Bondi 8 Running Shoe. Shop Men’s. Shop Women’s. Shop all Hoka.


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Alabama Outdoors Fall T-Shirt Graphics Contest


Calling all creatives in Alabama! See your design come to life. Alabama Outdoors is partnering with AAF Birmingham and holding a design contest for students and creatives to create a new t-shirt design for our Fall/Winter 2022 season. The winning designs will be used on our new product line of Alabama Outdoors brand Pima Cotton long-sleeve tees and featured in Alabama Outdoors five retail locations as well as an online web store. Designs will also be featured on our social media, printed materials, etc. with a special shoutout to the artist.


  • Access Alabama Outdoors Fall T-Shirt Guide HERE
  • Designs must appear native to the Southeast.
  • Design must be the original work of the submitter.
  • Design must include a front-pocket design with no more than two colors.
  • Main back graphic must contain no more than 6 colors.
  • Graphics must be in vector form.
  • Designs must meet brand and t-shirt standards and guidelines.
  • Graphics must be original work designed by the contest participant and have not been used previously for commercial purposes (including freelance websites such as Fivver, etc.).
  • Participants must live in the state of Alabama.


The competition is open to all students, freelance designers, and all creatives within Alabama.


  • Main back graphic images must be designed to fit a 10-inch by 10-inch (10”x10”) space.
  • Front pocket designs must be designed to fit a 3-inch by 3-inch (3”X3”) space.
  • Designs must be submitted electronically in a vector format (pdf, etc)
  • Entries must be submitted using this form: Alabama Outdoors x AAF Fall T-shirt Contest Submission Form
  • Limit (2) submissions per participant.

Submission Deadline

  • Contest Begins: Monday, July 18th, 2022
  • Submission Deadline: Monday, August 8th, 2022, 12:00 noon.
  • Winners will be notified via email by August 16, 2022. 


A committee of Alabama Outdoors employees will judge and select up to 10 styles to move forward to a public voting round. Entries will be judged on their visual appeal, adherence to the concept prompting the contest, quality of design, and ease of reproduction through screen-printing. The polling link will be (and can be) shared publicly. The community voting round will be live from Tuesday, August 9th, through Friday, August 12th at 11:59pm CDT. Each voter may vote only once but they may vote on their favorite design they would love to see created. Additional submissions may be selected as winners. Once the community voting round is over, the Alabama Outdoors committee will take into account the poll as well as the initial judging concepts and guidelines and will select up to 5 winning styles (note that less than 5 winning designs is possible). The final selection of winners will be decided by Alabama Outdoors. Alabama Outdoors may request additional tweaks/changes to winning designs.


By submitting a graphic design for entry in the competition, the designer acknowledges that they are the original creator of the design. The designer also certifies that the design does not infringe upon the rights of any third party and that it does not violate any copyright. Alabama Outdoors will acquire ownership of all winning contest submissions by assignment of copyright, and the winning designers will disclaim any trademarks and without limitation, all other rights related to the design upon being selected by Alabama Outdoors. Winning graphics cannot be sold or redistributed to others.


Winners will have their design(s) showcased and sold in Alabama Outdoors five retail store locations and website. Winners will receive (1) Swag Bag that will include (1) AO t-shirt with their winning design, (1) AO Nalgene Bottle, (1) AO $200 Gift Card, and a plaque presented by AAF Birmingham. Alabama Outdoors is not responsible for lost, late, misdirected, incomplete, illegible, or otherwise unusable entries, including entries that are lost or unusable due to computer, internet, or electronic problems.


Check out our current season T-Shirts and more Alabama Outdoors gear here.  Alabama Outdoors wants everyone to enjoy the outdoors, and we work to build loyalty one connection at a time. Visit one of our stores or take advantage of our shipping or in-store pickup! #BeOutdoors