DiscontinuedUpdate: Hoka One One Arahi 3
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WeightMen: 9.3ozWomen: 7.8oz
Heel to toe dropMen: 5mmWomen: 5mm
The height difference from the heel to the forefoot, also known as heel drop, toe spring, heel to toe spring or simply drop.
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Heel heightMen: 29mmWomen: 29mm
Forefoot heightMen: 24mmWomen: 24mm
WidthMen: Standard, Extra wideWomen: Standard, Wide
Release dateJan 2017
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88 / 100 based on 11 expert reviews
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.
It's been a great shoe, and the price point is great.
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.
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.
Updates to Hoka One One Arahi
- 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.
Hoka One One Arahi size and fit
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.