HOKA ONE ONE Running Shoes

HOKA running shoes are packed with cushion to help you run in comfort.

HOKA ONE ONE’s maximalist running shoes are popular for road running and trail running thanks to the big stack of foam beneath each pair. The oversized midsoles give your foot a cushy place to land and a wide platform to push off from. But they're not just soft: HOKA shoes have carved midsoles to keep your momentum moving forward.

All men's HOKA running shoes and women's HOKA running shoes provide a smooth transition from heel to toe that propels you toward your next step. Find the best HOKA running shoes and get free shipping on orders over $99 at Fleet Feet.

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HOKA Running Shoes Reviews

Fleet Feet runners love HOKA running shoes. From the pillowy HOKA Bondi 6 to the speedy HOKA Carbon X, we test and review many models to let you know what to expect:

  • HOKA Bondi 6 review. The most cushioned road running shoe in HOKA’s lineup, Fleet Feet testers love the ridiculous amount of foam underfoot and its unbelievably light ride.
  • HOKA Carbon X review. A carbon-fiber plate and responsive new foam target PRs. Testers say the Carbon X delivers a smooth transition and light feel thanks to its single-layer mesh upper.
  • HOKA Clifton 6 review. The classic Clifton is lighter and faster than ever, clocking a skimpy 9 ounces for the men's size 9 and just 7.4 ounces for a women's size 7. Even with its feathery weight, though, it packs an incredible amount of soft foam for a luxurious feel.
  • HOKA Rincon review. Streamlined and incredibly light, but the Rincon doesn’t sacrifice on cushion, either. Testers praised the Rincon's minimal look and feel with its up-tempo ride.
  • HOKA Speedgoat 4 review. HOKA cushion with added grip for off road, the Speedgoat 4 is a burly trail runner with a nimble step. Vibram MegaGrip rubber delivers a sticky feel, and deep lugs gave testers confident footing on the messiest trails.
  • HOKA Mach 3 review. A bouncy Profly midsole makes for soft landings and snappy take-offs, a feature noticed by testers. It doesn't hurt that the Mach 3 looks as good as it feels.

About HOKA Running Shoes

The idea for HOKA’s maximalist running shoes started in the French Alps where the brand’s founders dreamed of premium cushioning and a ride that carried momentum. But one thing makes HOKA shoes stand out from (and above) other running shoes: the midsole.

The midsole on HOKA running shoes takes many forms. The most-cushioned HOKA shoes, like the HOKA Bondi and HOKA Clifton, pack tons of cushy foam underfoot for a supremely soft ride. Other HOKA shoes, like the HOKA Tracer 2 or HOKA Mach 3, use dual-density PROFLY midsoles for soft landings and responsive takeoffs.

Those midsoles are also carved into what HOKA calls a Meta-Rocker shape. The Meta-Rocker is a rounded shape that acts like a rocking chair to promote a runner's natural gait and create an efficient, smooth transition. There are two types of Meta-Rockers:

  • Early-Stage Meta-Rocker. The early-stage Meta-Rocker is placed just behind the foot's metatarsal heads—closer to the middle of the foot—to create a smoother ride and promote a faster transition to toe-off.
  • Late-Stage Meta-Rocker. The late-stage Meta-Rocker is placed just in front of the metatarsal heads—nearer your toes—which helps provide more stable forefoot support.

The big midsole initially set HOKA shoes apart, but advancements in foam technology, stability and shape now make HOKA shoes ideal for any runner or walker.

HOKA Running Shoe Technology

HOKA ONE ONE's advanced technology coaxed pack-leading performance out of its max-cushioned running shoes.

  • Midsole. The most noticeable component of any HOKA shoe is the hefty serving of foam in the midsole. HOKA stuffs its shoes with foam for maximum shock absorption and silly levels of comfort. But the lightweight foam compound does all that without slowing the shoe down.
  • Shape. The big midsole isn’t just for comfort, though. HOKA carved a rocker shape into the foam to make the heel-to-toe transition quicker and smoother. Called the Meta-Rocker, HOKA can shift it forward or backward to enhance your efficiency any way you like.
  • Stability. For stability, HOKA uses two unobtrusive features: an Active Foot Frame and J-Frame. The Active Foot Frame cradles your feet in place like a bucket seat in a race car, dropping you deeper into the midsole so you always land in the right place. Beneath the footbed, a HOKA J-Frame employs a higher density foam to give medial support without the use of plastic or posts.

Free Shipping & Returns on HOKA Running Shoes

Not sure about buying a new pair of HOKA running shoes? Don't sweat it. Get free shipping on orders over $99 at Fleet Feet.

If you don't like how your new shoes look, fit or feel, we'll take them back within 60 days. That's our Happy Fit Guarantee.