Who should buy the Hoka One One Bondi Leather

The Bondi Leather from Hoka One One is a maximalist running shoe designed for athletes who want comfort and stability. This shoe might be a good fit for you if:

  • You want a water-repellent running shoe that is built for the roads
  • You prefer a cushioned shoe that is able to support moderate to high arches

Hoka One One Bondi Leather maximalist

Updates to the Hoka One One Bondi Leather

  • The Bondi Leather 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 for a sleek look that’s appealing to the eyes, as well as a natural water-resistant capability

Hoka One One Bondi Leather hoka logo

A protective underfoot coverage guaranteed

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.

Hoka One One Bondi Leather bondi outsole

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.

Hoka One One Bondi Leather flex grooves

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 lift-off. The Bondi Leather's base shoe, currently in its sixth iteration, also features the Early Stage Meta-Rocker in its sole unit.

Consistent cushioning throughout transitions

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.

Hoka One One Bondi Leather midsole

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.

Natural water-resistance from the Bondi Leather

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.

Hoka One One Bondi Leather leather upper

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

Hoka One One Bondi Leather tongue and collar

Facts / Specs

Terrain: Road
Weight: Men 11.9oz / Women 10.1oz
Drop: 4mm
Arch support: Neutral
Forefoot height: 29mm
Heel height: 33mm
Collection: Hoka One One Bondi

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Jens Jakob Andersen
Jens Jakob Andersen

Jens Jakob is a fan of short distances with a 5K PR at 15:58 minutes. Based on 35 million race results, he's among the fastest 0.2% runners. Jens Jakob previously owned a running store, when he was also a competitive runner. His work is regularly featured in The New York Times, Washington Post, BBC and the likes as well as peer-reviewed journals. Finally, he has been a guest on +30 podcasts on running.