Facts

Update: Hoka One One Arahi 3
Terrain: Road
Arch support: Stability
Use: Jogging
Weight: Men: 9.3oz | Women: 7.8oz
Heel to toe drop: Men: 5mm | Women: 5mm
Pronation: Overpronation
Arch type: Medium arch
Material: Vegan
Strike Pattern: Midfoot strike
Distance: Daily running | Long distance | Marathon
Heel height: Men: 29mm | Women: 29mm
Forefoot height: Men: 24mm | Women: 24mm
Release date: Jan 2017
Brand: Hoka One One
Type: Low drop
Width: Men: Normal, Wide, X-Wide | Women: Normal, Wide
Price: $130
Colorways: Blue, Black, Pink, Grey, Multi, Yellow
Size
Small True to size Large
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Rankings

A top rated Road running shoe
A popular pick
It has never been more popular than this November

Expert Reviews

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88 / 100 based on 11 expert reviews

  • 88 / 100 | Run Moore | | Level 4 expert

    It's been a great shoe, and the price point is great.

  • 89 / 100 | John Daniels | Level 3 expert

    If you're starting out running or [sic] maybe something with a little more cushion, definitely a great shoe to get. I'll give it a thumbs up.

  • 92 / 100 | The Active Guy | | Level 5 expert

    If you want a maximum support stability shoe, you should definitely try the Hoka Arahi. If you need a wider shoe, make sure to order the wide model. You won’t be disappointed.

  • 89 / 100 | Runner's World | Level 5 expert

    While many previous Hoka One One shoes have had some mixture of stability elements such as wide footprints and beveled heels, the Arahi is its first true support shoe.

  • 82 / 100 | Gear Institute | | Level 5 expert

    The Hoka One One Arahi strikes a pleasant combination of stability and comfort, in a relatively lightweight package compared to similar stability models.

  • 90 / 100 | Running Shoes Guru | | Level 4 expert

    Arahi fits and rides very much like what I’ve experienced when running in the brand’s Clifton 2 and Challenger ATR 2. The midfoot is narrow yet the fit, otherwise, is roomy.

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  • The Hoka One One Arahi features the brand’s new J-Frame technology that is specifically designed to deliver dynamic stability and added protection.
  • The upper unit of the shoe also utilizes the 3D Puff Print Frame that is made to provide detailed support without adding weight.
  • Lastly, to provide a durable outsole, the Arahi uses the Zonal Rubber Placement. It is designed to give integrity to high-abrasion areas and it also offers an enhanced ground contact.

Just like most of the Hoka One One shoes, the Arahi provides a more secure fit. It is a bit narrow in the midfoot and heel areas and a bit roomy in the forefoot. Available in regular widths and standard shoe length, the men’s version is available from sizes 7 to 15 and 5 to 11 for women’s.


The Hoka One One Arahi features a durable rubber in the outsole. The Zonal Rubber Placement is strategically placed to give protection to high wear areas. Lastly, the outsole has reliable lugs that deliver decent traction while running on the road.


The midsole of the shoe utilizes the new J-Frame technology that is constructed from the traditional EVA foam but with a firmer density. The J-Frame wraps around the heel area and it extends to the medial side, providing responsive cushioning and lightweight support. The Early Stage Meta-Rocker is also designed to provide a smoother heel to toe transition.


The upper of the Hoka One One Arahi features a breathable upper coverage. The 3D Puff Print Frame delivers detailed support while keeping the shoe lightweight. Like the Arahi, another Hoka One running shoe that features the 3D Puff Print Frame is the Clifton 5, which is one of the brand's most popular shoes.

The seamless construction of the shoe helps reduce hot spots and irritations. Also, the padded collar and tongue offers an enhanced fit and added comfort.

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