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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 6 - Pair
The Clifton 6 sheds some weight and moves to a softer midsole foam giving it a soft, smooth and highly cushioned ride.

The ride combined with an upgraded upper made of higher quality and more durable materials than in previous years make this a shoe worth looking into. Read full review »


  • Smooth Ride
  • Improved Durability
  • Upgraded Mesh Material


  • N/A
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 Carbon X - Lateral Side
The Hoka One One Carbon X is a new carbon plate shoe that can be used for both training days and races. While it's durability for a shoe that can be used in a distance race is great, the Carbon X feels heavy under the foot. Read full review »


  • Versatile race day and training shoe
  • Aggressive meta rocker feeling
  • Very durable compared to other carbon fiber plate shoes


  • Heavy
  • Awkwardly between a racer and a trainer

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 3 - Lateral Side
The Hoka One One Arahi 3 is a max-cushioned stability shoe built for versatility. The Arahi delivers a lightweight, responsive ride regardless of tempo or distance.

They can feel a tad unstable at times, but The Arahi is still a worthwhile addition to your rotation. Read full review »


  • Versatility
  • Both responsive and fast midsole cushioning
  • Visually appealing redesign of the upper


  • A bit unstable at times
  • Lacks cushioning in heel collar and tongue
  • Narrow, especially in the arch

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 3 - Lateral Side
The Hoka Hoka One Speedgoat 3 provided comfort, cushion, support, traction, durability and confidence on tacking a few of the trails that I normally do hit up due to past injuries. Read full review »


  • Lightweight
  • Goes the distance
  • Legs and feet never felt trashed


  • Grip on concrete or asphalt makes it impossible to run on
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 5 - Lateral Side
The Hoka Challenger ATR 5 is a great neutral, all-terrain trail shoe.It shines on dry single track trail, but is now made to be even more comfortable on road or gravel trails. It's well-padded, typical of Hoka, and has a lightweight mesh upper. Read full review »


  • Comfortable EVA foam
  • Wide toe box
  • True to size
  • Drains/dries well
  • All-terrain shoe


  • Not toothy enough for deep mud
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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