Facts

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  • Terrain
    Terrain

    Road

    Shoes best for road, track and light gravel. See the best road shoes.

    Trail

    Shoes best for trail, off road, mountains and other unstable surfaces. See the best trail shoes.

    Good to know

    As long as you stick to the road or path, and if you want just one running shoe, buy a road running shoe.

  • Arch support
    Arch support

    Neutral / cushion / high arch

    Shoes for runners who do not need any additional arch support (Around 50% of runners). Best for people with normal, high or medium high arches. See the best neutral shoes.

    Stability / overpronation / normal arch

    Shoes for runners who need mild to moderate arch support (Around 45% of runners). Best for runners with a low arch. See the best stability shoes.

    Motion control / severe overpronation / flat feet

    Shoes for runners who needs a lot of arch support. Best for runners with flat feet. See the best motion control shoes.

    Good to know

    - Rule of thumb: If in doubt, buy neutral shoes to avoid injuries.
    - More about arch support in this video.
    - Find your arch type by following steps from this video.

  • Use
    Use

    Daily running

    Cushioned shoes for your daily easy running. Great comfort. See best shoes for daily running.

    Competition

    Lightweight shoes good for races, interval training, tempo runs and fartlek. Here are the best competition running shoes.

    Good to know

    If you want just one pair of shoes, buy a shoe for daily running.

  • Price
    Price
    $130
  • Weight
    Weight
    Men: 9.3oz
    Women: 7.8oz
  • Heel to toe drop
    Heel to toe drop
    Men: 5mm
    Women: 5mm

    The height difference from the heel to the forefoot, also known as heel drop, toe spring, heel to toe spring or simply drop.

    There are many opinions about what a good heel drop is. We do not recommend any in particular. Lean more in this video.

  • Heel height
    Heel height
    Men: 29mm
    Women: 29mm
  • Forefoot height
    Forefoot height
    Men: 24mm
    Women: 24mm
  • Width
    Width
    Men: normal, wide
    Women: normal, wide
  • Release date
    Release date
    Jan 2017
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Summary

We spent 6.1 hours reading reviews from experts and users. In summary, this is what runners think:

10 reasons to buy

  • A significant number of runners liked the responsive cushioning of the Hoka One One Arahi.
  • The shoe provides necessary support and allows the foot to move naturally, noted in some reviews.
  • According to some reviews, the shoe is very stable even on uneven surfaces.
  • Several runners appreciated the durable outsole of the Arahi.
  • It has a breathable upper and stretchy fit, hugging the foot comfortably.
  • A lightweight shoe.
  • Most of the reviewers gave a thumbs up to the shoe’s comfortable feel from the first stride to the last.
  • A large number of reviewers valued the cushioning’s ability to absorb impact.
  • The superior support and stability translate to excellent gym workouts, based on the comments of several reviewers.
  • The wide options are very much welcomed by several runners.

4 reasons not to buy

  • Slightly expensive.
  • Some runners felt that the shoe is too narrow for them.
  • A few runners had trouble getting a locked down security in the heel.
  • A handful of reviewers were disappointed that the wide options are just not wide enough for them.

Bottom line

The Hoka One One Arahi is a lightweight running shoe designed for road running. It is equipped with the necessary technologies to provide dynamic stability and responsive ride. The shoe is ideal for runner who are looking for more stability and support.

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Expert Reviews

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88 / 100 based on 11 expert reviews

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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.


Outsole

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.


Midsole

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.


Upper

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.

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.