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Hoka One One (hint: it's pronounced oh-nay oh-nay, it comes from Maori language and it means something like "to fly") was founded in 2009 in France by two former Salomon employees.

The company - now headquartered in California - experienced tremendous growth in less than ten years.

Just out of curiosity, have a look at this chart with the popularity of Hoka One One searches in Google.

Shall we look at the shoes now ?

Hoka One One Neutral Running Shoes

Here is the bread and butter of Hoka One One. From the lightweight Clifton to the maximally cushioned Bondi, these shoes are meant for long mileage daily training.

Hoka One One Clifton 5_Pair
This is another solid update to the Clifton platform. It provides a soft and smooth ride. The upper has undergone a slight redesign enhancing both comfort and durability. Overall the Clifton 5 is a great option for both daily training and racing. Read full review »


  • Lightweight
  • Smooth Ride
  • Breathability


Hoka One One Bondi 6 - Pair
The Bondi 6 comes with some nice upgrades compared to the previous version. A redesigned heel area makes the upper more comfortable while a new mesh material makes it slightly less breathable. The shoe maintains a pillowy soft and smooth ride. Read full review »


  • Comfortable Upper (especially new heel design)
  • Soft Ride


  • Slightly less breathable mesh material
  • Some durability concerns
Hoka One One Hupana - Pair
The Hupana is a great looking shoe that packs a powerful running punch. Thanks to the RMAT material it has a cushioned and springy ride. The upper is durable and breathable but may be slightly too narrow for some runners. Read full review »


  • Smooth Ride
  • Responsive
  • Styling


  • Narrow Fit

Hoka One One Stability Running Shoes

Hoka's stability running shoes are characterized by low heel-to-toe drop, low weight and high cushioning. It's a must-try collection if you need stability shoes.

Hoka One One Gaviota 2 - Lateral Side
The Hoka One One Gaviota is a very supportive running shoe that has an amazing cushioning, a low drop that makes it svelte and doesn't weight as much as its competitors. Read full review »


  • Max Cushioning that is both lightweight and responsive
  • Stable ride
  • Visual redesign makes it more appealing


  • Narrow in areas
  • Sluggish on speed work and tempo runs
Hoka One One Arahi 2 - Pair
Hoka One One Arahi 2 maintains the stable, well-cushioned ride that the shoe debuted with last year, infusing lightweight cushion with support and stability.

The upper fit is very similar to what I've experienced previously from HOKA, yet this year's Arahi is more breathable. Read full review »


  • Reworked upper more breathable
  • Comfortable ride
  • Responsive and light despite high stack height
  • Noticeable counter to overpronated foot motion


  • Roomy heel
  • Narrow midfoot fit
  • Slightly heavier than last version

Hoka One One Fly Collection

The Fly collection (sometimes also referred to as ProFly) is Hoka's line of lightweight, responsive running shoes for fast training and racing.

Hoka One One Mach - Pair
The Hoka One One Mach, a member of the new ProFly line is a continuation of the popular Clayton series. It maintains the rocker feeling and amazing cushioning to weight ratio that the Clayton is known for. Read full review »


  • Amazing cushioning for the weight
  • Very Durable outsole and upper


  • Upper is rigid and thick
Hoka One One Cavu - Pair
The Hoka One One Cavu is a new trainer to race day option within the Profly line. It is for daily training runs and can be used for races; however it lacks a truly fast feeling. It is a promising shoe as to what is to come for the future of this new Hoka One One offering. Read full review »


  • Versatile shoe for training and longer races
  • Lightweight
  • Profly cushioning gives a cushioned and snappy feel


  • Profly cushioning can work against heel-strikers
  • Metal eyelet
  • Shorter laces
The Hoka One One Elevon is perfect for every day training or up-tempo runs while offering good support. The shoe also offers excellent cushioning while being extremely lightweight.The midsole of the Elevon has a dual layer midsole that features Profly on the top layer.

Hoka One One Trail Running Shoes

Hoka was born as a trail brand. Shoes like the Speedgoat are best sellers that can be seen at the feet of many participants (and winners) of ultra distance races.

Hoka One One Speedgoat 2 - Pair
The Hoka One One Speedgoat 2 is a superbly well cushioned trail running shoe with great traction and a locked down fit. This shoe is made for the ultra distances over technical and rocky terrain.

At $140 MSRP it is a bit pricey, but so far the Speedgoat 2 seems durable and worth the money. Runners looking for a wider forefoot fit will have trouble with this shoe. Read full review »


  • Very plush midsole
  • Weight to cushioning ration is incredible for a 9.5 ounce shoe
  • Nice locked down feel on technical terrain
  • Vibram MegaGrip and 5mm lugs provide great traction without getting in the way.


  • Toebox continues to be very narrow
  • Overall low volume in the toe box makes the shoe feel claustrophobic at times
  • Did I mention that this shoe is incredible besides the tapered toe box?
Hoka OneOne Mafate 4 - Pair
The Hoka One One Mafete 4 is a maximal trail shoe for runners requiring additional medial support that many other maximal cushioned shoes fail to provide.

With an excellent locked upper incorporating a wide toe box, and enough cushioning and protection for the most severe ultra distance trail races.

Runners needing a additional medial support will appreciate just how protective the Mafete is. Read full review »


  • Excellent cushioning and protection that can handle any type of terrain.
  • Added medial support that helps at the end of long runs and ultra distances.
  • Great fitting upper with a wide toe box.
  • Seriously, this is the best upper that Hoka has released so far.
  • Grippy and durable outsole that wears well.


  • With a great deal of protection comes a great deal of weight (13.5 oz men's size 9).
  • Feels unstable on cambered terrain due to stack height and midsole durometer (stiffness).
The Hoka One One Torrent has lots of tread without being overbearing. The shoe is lightweight, breathable, and provides good traction on uncertain terrain. If you are looking for a solid trail racer, the Torrent is a good option because of its responsiveness and ability to handle short or long runs.
Hoka One One Challenger ATR 4 - Medial Side
The Hoka One One Challenger ATR 4 is a shoe that epitomizes the best of both worlds in a couple of key areas.

The Challenger ATR 4 is a trail shoe that can handle pavement, while also boasting a lot of cushioning but overall is lighter than most other trail shoes. Read full review »


  • Comfort and cushioning
  • Roomy toe box
  • Great option for combination trail and road runs


  • Smallish lugs don’t handle mud well
  • Not the best option for technical terrain
The name JAWZ explains itself upon first look. The shoe has 6mm lugs and they remind you of something you would see on a soccer cleat, only shaoed differently. The EVO JAWZ has a very thin layer of midsole foam,a Vibram rubber outsole with 6mm lugs and a very thin upper that has Kevlar incorporated.
Hoka One One Stinson ATR 4 - Pair
The Stinson ATR 4 is built for long days on the trail. It provides an extremely soft and smooth ride on both smooth trails and roads. Read full review »


  • Cushioning
  • Smooth Ride


  • Heavy
  • Minor issues with upper

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