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.

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.

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

6 reasons to buy

  • The Air Mesh fabric on the upper gives a well-ventilated experience to the runner.
  • The TPU External Heel Counter secures the rear section of the foot, preventing accidental shoe removal.
  • The wide toe box is a great feature for those who have wider feet.
  • The Constant 2 has a padded tongue for additional comfort.
  • The combination of EVA and RMAT technology offers durable support, according to some reviews.
  • The Active Foot Frame lets the foot relax and sink into the mid-sole unit, essentially delivering an underfoot platform that’s specific to the needs of the wearer.

3 reasons not to buy

  • It is an expensive shoe.
  • Its weight is moderately heavy.
  • There were runners who noted that the outsole rubber wore off easily after a few months.

Bottom line

The Hoka One One Constant 2 is a reliable stability road running shoe. It can function well for long distance runs and daily training, as well. The construction of the shoe provides enough cushioning and adequate support.


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Updates to Hoka One One Constant 2

  • Hoka’s most stable ride gets a moderate revamp in the Constant 2. Even at first glance, what is most noticeable is the removable 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.

Hoka One One Constant 2 size and fit

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.


Outsole

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.


Midsole

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 adds 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.


Upper

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.