HOKA Shoes

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

HOKA’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 carved its midsoles to keep your momentum moving forward.

The Meta-Rocker midsole shape in both men's HOKA shoes and women's HOKA shoes makes for a smooth transition from heel to toe and propels you toward your next step. So you can make running feel more like flying.

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HOKA Shoe 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:

About HOKA

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

HOKA 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.