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.
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WeightMen: 9.6ozWomen: 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.
There are many opinions about what a good heel drop is. We do not recommend any in particular. Lean more in this video.
Heel heightMen: 32mmWomen: 32mm
Forefoot heightMen: 27mmWomen: 27mm
WidthMen: Standard, WideWomen: Standard, Wide
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83 / 100 based on 2 expert reviews
I really wouldn't recommend this shoe for somebody who's doing work like side to side gym stuff. We get that question a lot on pretty much all Hokas if they can wear this shoe like a Zumba class or CrossFit class. Even though that's got a lower heel-to-toe drop than so many rainers out there at 5-mm. It's not a shoe I'd really recommend for a lot of side-to-side mobility.
The Hoka Arahi 3 is one of the most responsive running shoes I have worn. This makes for a versatile trainer built for any type of workout. It handled the long runs because of the cushioning and short fast runs because of the weight and responsiveness.
Updates to Hoka One One Arahi 3
- The Hoka One One 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.
- This stability running shoe continues to provide overpronators with unique running experience by using the same midsole technology, but it has been refined to address issues from the past. 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.
Hoka One One Arahi 3 size and fit
Despite some runners claiming that the size runs half-a-size larger than usual, according to Hoka, the Arahi 3 runs true to size. The shoe has a medium fit from the heel to the forefoot. It has a narrower forefoot than the previous version but wide options are also made available for medium and wide-footed runners who need a more spacious environment. The men’s and women’s Hoka One One Arahi 3 are available in both medium and wide with options.
In the outsole of the Hoka One One 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.
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.
An early stage meta-rocker has been installed in the midsole to promote an efficient heel-to-toe transition for a smoother ride. This feature could also be experienced in the Hoka One One Bondi 6, which is for neutral pronators.
Along with the meta-rocker are the flat-waisted geometry for a more stable platform and additional support in the forefoot.
In the upper of the Hoka One One 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.
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.