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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.

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.

Show more facts

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.

Neutral / cushion / high arch

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

Stability / overpronation / normal arch

Shoes for runners who needs arch support (Around 45% of runners). Best for runners with a normal arch. See the best stability shoes.

Motion control / severe overproanation / 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.

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.

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.

Summary

We spent 6.6 hours reading reviews from experts and users. In summary, this is what runners think:

5 reasons to buy

  • This shoe features a Lycra ComfortFrame upper for more breathable and stretchable coverage.
  • Many reviewers welcomed the No-sew Construction of the upper, which lets runners experience a sock-like fit.
  • The Conquest 2 uses Rmat High-rebound cushioning technology for rebound and protection against impact forces.
  • The Soft EVA full-length mid-sole works well with the Early Stage Meta-Rocker design, which provides better toe-offs and transitions through the gait cycle.
  • Traction and durable protection are handled by the High Abrasion Lightweight Rubber in the outsole.

4 reasons not to buy

  • The Conquest 2 is an expensive running shoe.
  • It has a moderately heavy weight.
  • Some runners observed that the toe box was narrower than the previous version.
  • Limited color options for both men’s and women’s version.

Bottom line

The Hoka One One Conquest 2 is a stability running shoe that offers a balance of responsive ride and underfoot support. The technologies that are used here allow runners to have an excellent, responsive performance on the roads.


Rankings


Ratings

4.1 / 5 based on 180 ratings

5 star
53%
4 star
28%
3 star
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2 star
8%
1 star
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My Rating


Updates to Hoka One One Conquest 2

  • Hoka uses a softer upper in the Conquest 2 to respond to previous issues about an upper that is too rigid for comfort. This new version adapts nicely to the foot for enhanced comfort. The seamless upper construction, especially in the forefoot, will work wonders for comfort and fit.
  • There is also a bigger and wider mesh for improved breathability. Hoka strategically placed the synthetic overlays and midfoot panels for superb midfoot lock down.
  • The heel takes a significant upgrade in the form of more padding and bigger loop. This makes the shoe more comfortable while ease of entry and exit is bettered.

Hoka One One Conquest 2 size and fit

The fit and sizing of the Conquest 2 fairly follow the original version. It means that this is of average measurement from heel to the forefoot. The fit is snug with ample room in the toe box. Available widths are D and B while sizes are from 6 to 15 for the men’s and 5 to 11 for the women’s.


Outsole

Full ground contact through regular and moderate tread pattern in the outsole offers stability and adequate bite. Hoka uses its own High-Abrasion Lightweight Rubber for superb durability and sufficient traction on the road.


Midsole

A big part of the midsole is the technology most associated with Hoka, which is the meta-rocker. In this version, the “rockered” design happens a bit earlier in the gait cycle for quicker transition from heel to the forefoot. Hoka’s 30% more cushioned SOFT EVA makes the cushioning plush and extremely comfortable. For midsole durability and responsiveness, another brand-exclusive technology in the RMAT is utilized. Hoka incorporates drainage holes in the midsole to drain water.


Upper

A closed mesh for sufficient breathability houses a seamless interior that hugs the foot in comfort. Synthetic overlays and midfoot panels combine to add support and structure to the shoe. An external heel counter provides excellent heel support while the oversized heel loop makes foot entry and exit quick and effortless.