The latest update — version 7 — of Hoka’s plush-cushioned neutral trainer will feel very familiar to fans of the Bondi. Aside from some very slight esthetic changes, the midsole is still a compression molded EVA foam that feels dense and has some bounce. The outsole is just about identical to the previous version. This is still an ideal shoe for recovery days and long runs. An early-stage Meta-Rocker makes for a smooth ride. Although classified as a neutral shoe, the Bondi 7 has a wide base that makes it fairly stable. The major update is to the ankle collar, which now incorporates memory foam to accommodate a narrower heel and this results in a more naturally secure fit. The open-engineered mesh upper has also gone through some changes to improve breathability. Reviewers have generally agreed that if you liked version 6, you will continue to positively regard version 7. If you are doing some long runs and find that your legs are beat up the next day, try out the Bondi 7. This “maximally-cushioned” shoe can help keep your legs fresh.
Fleet Feet's Hoka One One Bondi 7 Review
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