Facts

  • 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

    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

    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
    $160
  • Weight
    Men: 11.9oz
    Women: 10.1oz
  • Heel to toe drop
    Men: 4mm
    Women: 4mm

    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
    Men: 33mm
    Women: 33mm
  • Forefoot height
    Men: 29mm
    Women: 29mm
  • Width
    Men: normal, wide
    Women: normal, wide
  • Release date
    Unknown
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Updates to Hoka One One Bondi Leather

  • The Hoka One One Bondi Leather is a running shoe that’s designed for the neutral runner. It features the standard Bondi design, which utilizes an oversized sole unit and a secure yet slightly roomy upper construction.
  • Full grain leather makes up the upper unit. It aims to provide a sleek look that’s appealing to the eyes. Moreover, leather has a natural water-resistant capability.

Hoka One One Bondi Leather size and fit

The Hoka One One Bondi Leather is true to size. It follows the measurements that are customary to the expectations of consumers. The available widths for the women’s version are B – Medium and D – Wide; for the men’s version, it’s D – Medium and 2E – Wide. The semi-curved shape of this running shoe adheres to the natural curve of the human foot.

Outsole

The outsole unit of the Hoka One One Bondi Leather makes use of a rubber compound that’s resistant to abrasion. It is strategically placed throughout the heel and forefoot sections, giving protection against wear and tear while also delivering surface traction.

Flex grooves allow the platform to bend in conjunction with the metatarsals, an inherent biomechanical capacity that’s vital to the toe-off phase of the gait cycle.

The Early Stage Meta-Rocker involves a sole unit that has the shape of a rocker. This curved construction allows the foot to transition more smoothly through the gait cycle. It also makes sure to set the foot towards a more enabled and energized liftoff. The Bondi Leather's base shoe, currently in its sixth iteration, also features the Early Stage Meta-Rocker in its sole unit.

Midsole

Ethylene vinyl acetate is the material used for the midsole of the Hoka One One Bondi Leather. It’s a responsive unit that carries the foot and keeps it cushioned throughout the running session. The unique thing about this shoe is that the EVA is 2.5 times thicker than standard footwear. This design ultimately results in more shock attenuation, more cushioning, and more protection against muscle fatigue.

The Active Foot Frame construction allows the foot to sink into the underfoot platform and not just sit on top of it. It’s a helpful way to keep the curves of the underfoot cushioned and supported throughout the running session.

Upper

Full grain leather makes up the external section of the Hoka One One Bondi Leather’s upper unit. It’s a durable layer that provides natural resistance to water.

A breathable fabric lining offers a smooth in-shoe experience. It aims to prevent hot spots and accumulation of sweat.

The tongue and collar are padded. These parts of the upper hold the foot in place, cushioning it and preventing it from wobbling during the run.


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