HOKA Rincon Ride and Performance
The Rincon isn’t just supremely cushioned. It’s also seriously fast.
The big serving of foam underfoot makes each step feel luxurious, and the lightweight upper coupled with a pared down tongue lets Fleet Feet runners crank up the pace without thinking about the big shoes beneath their feet.
“They have enough cushion that they would provide plenty of protection for a long road run,” one tester says. “They are well-cushioned without feeling overly squishy. I had zero discomfort when I was running.”
The foam under the Rincon is firmer than the foam used in the Clifton and Bondi, which test runners appreciated. The firmer feel pairs well with a featherweight upper, making it good for light speedwork, but there’s also enough foam in there to stand up to long days, too.
HOKA used its early stage Meta-Rocker for the Rincon to help give you a quicker transition from heel to toe. One tester says she felt like the rocker was less pronounced in this shoe than in other HOKAs.
The HOKA Rincon is an all-new running shoe from the maker of your other favorite big-cushion running shoes, and it delivers all the features you could want.
From the oversized pull tab to the comfortable fit, one of our testers says the Rincon could take the place of multiple shoes in your closet.
“I love the way this shoe feels from the moment I put it on all the way through my last mile,” she says. “It’s roomy, but not sloshy, and it’s light, fast and cushioned.”
We like the Rincon for its lightweight, minimal upper that makes it well-suited for hot and humid summertime runs, and we love the firm, responsive stack of foam underfoot for speed days and long runs.
In short, with minimal weight and maximal cushion, the Rincon could be your go-to, do-everything road running shoe.