Summary

We spent 7.6 hours reading reviews from experts and users. In summary, this is what runners think:

5 reasons to buy

  • Some of the testers commented that the Hoka One One Evo Rehi is lightweight.
  • The majority of the users say that the shoe is well-cushioned.
  • Based on the reviews, it is a good-looking shoe.
  • According to those who have tested it, the footwear is best for pavement and trail running activities.
  • It is responsive, as noted by several users.

3 reasons not to buy

  • One of the purchasers mentioned that the shoe causes raw spots on the toes.
  • Some of the buyers observed that the Hoka One One Evo Rehi is not breathable.
  • A reviewer commented that the shoe feels tight over the toe area.

Bottom line

The Hoka One One Evo Rehi was welcomed and well appreciated by the majority of the purchasers. Various buyers were satisfied and happy with the shoe’s features and technologies. Overall, users were amazed by the outstanding performance and design of the running footwear. Despite issues with breathability and comfort, others still admire the Hoka One One Evo Rehi because of its responsiveness and lightness. With the majority of the fans and consumers claiming that the shoe is excellently built, it is then proved that Hoka had a successful product release in the market.

Facts

Rankings

A top rated Road running shoe

Expert Reviews

91 / 100 based on 7 expert reviews

  • 90 / 100 | The Ultra Running Company | Level 1 expert

    It's actually pretty pricey for a race type shoe that only last two to three hundres miles but delivers a really unique performance that we and enjoy and we think you will enjoy as well.

  • 94 / 100 | Road Trail Run | | Level 5 expert

    This is a race shoe, no question about it but appears somewhat limited in utility for me to short races. -0.6 for thin overall stack and lack of any rubber combined which could give it longer range, more snap and potentially also better durability. Of course adding stack would add weight and it is here maybe we have the key rub. The rubberized foam is likely heavier than newer competitive materials,

  • 89 / 100 | Runner's World | | Level 5 expert

    https://www.runnersworld.com/gear/a26750420/hoka-one-one-evo-rehi-review/ We regularly employed them for quarter-mile repeats on the track and one-mile intervals on the roads. In both cases, the shoe felt quick and comfortable for the intended purpose, but most of us didn’t want to push it for longer road races like a half-marathon or 26.2 miler.

  • 84 / 100 | Doctors of Running | | Level 5 expert

    The Hoka One One Evo Rehi is a lightweight cushioned racing flat meant for tempo runs and 5k to half marathon racing. For looking to race shorter and faster distances, but still want the cushioning usually devoid of traditional 5k-10k racers, the Hoka Rehi will be a great option.

  • 97 / 100 | Road Trail Run | | Level 4 expert

    I hate to knock a near-perfect shoe, but another ounce of weight or so would put this flat dangerously into 5K/10K perfection. For now, I'll stick with the Reebok Run Fast Pro for those races where turnover, not cushion, is key.

  • 87 / 100 | The Sole Line | Level 3 expert

    As for me, I’ve never run in a shoe without any rubber whatsoever before, but this shoe just brushes up my fusty impression. But on the other hand, the fact that the outsole is not made of rubber would make some people concerned about its durability.

Become an expert

- With the construction of a lightweight and fast running shoe, the Hoka One One Evo Rehi is sure to improve the performance of every user. It features a MATRYX upper. This material is described to be lightweight. Along with the Matryx upper is a cushioning that is just enough. This cushioning of the EVO Rehi provides the runner with a barely feeling of the shoe. It utilizes the 100% vegan material and the “absorb no water” shell as well. This material is feather-light in nature that enables the user to perform and run better.

The Hoka One One Evo Rehi is a neutral running shoe that is strategically designed for runners with a more stable and higher arch. These types of runners are those who do not pronate and supinate excessively. The shoe is sure to provide a closer and comfortable fit because it offers minimal pronation support. It is more flexible as well when compared to stability shoes. With the right amount of cushioning that is integrated into the shoe, the runner is sure to appreciate a more efficient and enjoyable running experience. 

Unlike the Hoka One One Arahi 2 that uses the Hi-Abrasion Lightweight Rubber, the cored-out outsole design is integrated into the Hoka One One Evo Rehi. This component of the Evo Rehi helps in minimizing the weight of the shoe. The outsole of the Hoka One One Evo Rehi is made up of an exposed EVA that keeps the shoe lighter. However, other Hoka One One running shoes might be more durable compared to the Evo Rehi.

The shoe utilizes the X-shape design. The primary focus of this feature is to offer the right amount of traction and strategic flex points.

Utilized in the footwear is the full rubberized foam midsole and outsole. The primary purpose of this feature of the shoe is to deliver a smoother and more responsive ride. As a result, the foot will sink into the heel area and provides a more secure and locked down feeling by the elevated midsole sidewalls.

Used in crafting the shoe is the MATRYX upper. Across the midfoot area lies the high-tensile synthetic fiber strands that provide an adaptable fit. This component of the shoe targets to give durability and unparalleled strength without compromising its minimal weight. The upper area itself is described to be extremely flexible and soft against the skin. As a result, a more comfortable ride is enjoyed by the wearer. 

The Hoka One One Evo Rehi is 100% vegan. With the way the upper area is formed, the material stretches well during the running session. As a result, the shoe can accommodate different types of feet. For comparison, another vegan running shoe is the On Cloud.

Located above the toes is the Lycra strip. This material is strategically placed into the shoe to provide a seamless and thin fit experience.

Author
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.

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