Who should  buy the Hoka Arahi 3

You will love the Hoka Arahi 3 if you want lightweight stability running shoe that can be used for daily, long-distance running, or marathons 

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Updates to the Hoka Arahi 3

  • The Hoka Arahi 3 features a new upper design. It uses a breathable engineered mesh that keeps the foot cool and dry. The mesh upper also aims to provide the foot a lightweight and comfortable wrap.
  • Refined midsole to address issues from the past and The heel rocker in the midsole of the Hoka Arahi 3 has also been improved for a smoother ride.
  • Hoka also updated the outsole design of the Arahi 3 to provide runners with improved flexibility, durability and stability.

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Added traction with the Hoka Arahi 3 outsole

In the outsole of the Hoka Arahi 3 is the zonal rubber placement which is specifically placed on high-wear areas for durability. The rubber material is made from lightweight and sturdy materials. It also provides added traction without compromising flexibility.

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Encourage natural foot movement with the Hoka Arahi 3 midsole

As a reliable running shoe for overpronators, the Arahi 3 makes use of the Dynamic Stability with EVA J-Frame technology. It offers firmer cushioning with lightweight support. The midsole has been designed to encourage the foot to move naturally.

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An early-stage meta-rocker has been installed in the midsole to promote an efficient heel-to-toe transition for a smoother ride.

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Along with the meta-rocker are the flat-waisted geometry for a more stable platform and additional support in the forefoot.

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Lightweight and breathable coverage with the Hoka Arahi 3 upper

In the upper of the Hoka Arahi 3 is an open engineered mesh which provides lightweight and breathable foot coverage. There are perforations in the mesh to promote excellent airflow, keeping the foot cool and dry.

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The shoe has a padded tongue and collar that delivers added comfort and further enhance the overall fit and lockdown. There is also a heel pull tab to easily wear and remove the shoe.

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Facts / Specs

Terrain: Road
Weight: Men 9.6oz / Women 8oz
Drop: 5mm
Arch support: Stability
Update: Hoka Arahi 6
Forefoot height: 27mm
Heel height: 32mm

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Jens Jakob Andersen
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