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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Cushioned shoes for your daily easy running. Great comfort. See best shoes for daily running.
Lightweight shoes good for races, interval training, tempo runs and fartlek. Here are the best competition running shoes.
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WeightMen: 10.7ozWomen: 9.4oz
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.
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: 30mmWomen: 29mm
Forefoot heightMen: 26mmWomen: 25mm
WidthMen: NormalWomen: Normal, Wide
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- Hoka’s most stable ride gets a moderate revamp in the Constant 2. Even at first glance, what is most noticeable is the removal of the massive overlays and neoprene panels. Hoka uses less overlays and more mesh throughout the shoe. This makes the shoe extremely breathable and looks substantially more streamlined than before.
- Hoka uses a softer cushioning in the 2nd version of the Constant to contrast the very solid stability features of the shoe. The update gives a nice touch of softness when landing and reduces fatigue during training sessions. A comparable shoe would be the Asics Gel Kayano 25, which is also a road shoe targeted towards overpronators.
Hoka’s standard anatomic last is a trademark that is very apparent in this shoe. It means that runners have adequate room in the heel and the forefoot without being sloppy. The midfoot gets a really solid wrapping for security. This is generally a medium fit that should make most runners comfortable. Sizing is standard in this shoe like the original. Available widths are D and B while sizes are from 7 to 15 for the men’s and 5 to 12 for the women’s.
Hoka’s proprietary RMAT rubber provides exceptional durability and a little bit of cushioning in the outsole. This area is enhanced by the presence of industry-grade carbon rubber as well.
Hoka relies on what it calls the Oversized Active Foot Frame instead of the standard plastic shank. This technology functions like a wall that guides the runner’s every stride and keeps moderate overpronation at bay. A standard EVA and Hoka-exclusive RMAT technology in the midsole add support to the arch to truly rein in excessive overpronation. The unique late-stage Meta-Rocker is the curved or “rockered” shape of the sole just before the metatarsals. It allows much-needed flexibility in a shoe that has premium stability and cushioning features.
The upper features more engineered mesh than before for added ventilation while Lycra overlays help secure the midfoot and add overall support to the shoe. An asymmetrical lacing enables runners to get the right fit while a near seamless interior with plush cushioning all throughout is the perfect spot for a very comfortable ride.