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WeightMen: 10.6ozWomen: 9oz
Heel to toe dropMen: 4mmWomen: 4mm
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: 33mmWomen: 33mm
Forefoot heightMen: 29mmWomen: 29mm
WidthMen: normalWomen: normal
Release dateDec 2014
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My Thoughts on the Hoka One One Bondi 4
I am here to review theBondi 5 at that point. However, these should drop in price a fair bit so I would try them out if you have not yet.
See for yourself and I hope that this review has helped!
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It's great for long runs. Honestly, you can just throw a ton of miles at this thing, and it's really gonna kinda depend on how your body can put up with the miles, because the shoe will just go and go and go, and provide you with max cushion the entire way.
The Hoka Bondi gives you maximum cushioning, maximum protection, and yet at a relatively lightweight package.
The Bondi 4 is the quintessential Hoka One One, with all the necessary ingredients of Hoka One One’s maximal midsole alchemy. Its stack heights (33 mm rear, 29 mm front) towers above most, and is rivaled only by its closest relative – the Stinson.
Updates to Hoka One One Bondi 4
- The 4th version of the Hoka One One Bondi comes with a new and enhanced upper. The stretchable property of the fiber was designed to give maximum comfort and sock-like fit.
- It features a new TPU External Heel Counter that offers a secure heel fit. It also gives added stability and support around the rear foot.
- The updated padded tongue compliments well to the enhanced upper construction of the shoe. The foam in the tongue offers additional comfort to runners.
- The Hoka One One Bondi 4 comes with an enhanced outsole unit to help runners experience a smoother transition. The new outsole of the shoe offers an increased ground contact and durability.
Hoka One One Bondi 4 size and fit
The Bondi 4 has a standard sizing. It comfortably accommodates medium-footed runners since the heel, midfoot and forefoot areas are of standard measurements. Those who experienced a good fit with the Hoka One One Bondi 3 will experience the same fit on this version.
The Hi-Abrasion Rubber that is very lightweight was purposely placed in the shoe’s outsole for an enhanced traction and durability. This made the shoe not only ideal for road running but also for light trails.
The Hoka One One Bondi 4 provides a smoother heel transition through the 10 Deg Heel Bevel. The Heel Bevel is new to this version that increases durability and ground contact.
The midsole of the Bondi 4 uses the full-length soft EVA foam. It is 30% softer compared to the traditional EVA foam. The soft EVA in the entire midsole provides an enhanced cushioning and addition support.
The Early-stage Meta-Rocker element was placed behind the metatarsal heads. It is designed for increased propulsion and to deliver a smoother ride.
The Bondi 4 has an air mesh on its upper. The air mesh comes in a lightweight construction and gives excellent airflow for unmatched breathability and comfort.
The upper unit uses the Lycra ComfortFrame that is highly stretchable. The lycra fibers give runners a sock-like feel and its recovery properties offer added shoe durability.
For added medial and lateral support, the shoe utilizes the TPU External Heel Counter. Aside from the added stability it gives, this technology also offers a more secure fit in the heel area.
Another element found in the upper that compliments well with the breathable air mesh and comfortable sock-like feel is the padded tongue. The enhanced shoe tongue gives added comfort to runners.