Summary

We spent 9.2 hours reading reviews from experts and users. In summary, this is what runners think:

6 reasons to buy

  • Several wearers mentioned that the Hoka One One Hupana Flow Wool is comfortable for workouts and casual walks. 
  • Consumers appreciated the lightweight construction of the shoe. 
  • The outsole unit of the shoe is very flexible, as mentioned in some reviews. 
  • Some purchasers expressed that the shoe is capable of keeping the foot warm when it’s cold out. 
  • A number of buyers appreciated the convenience brought by the shoe’s no-tie elastic laces. 
  • Many commenters welcomed the smooth wool upper of this running shoe. 

3 reasons not to buy

  • The upper unit of the Hoka One One Hupana Flow Wool is not strong enough to limit extra movements, said a user. 
  • A few runners reported that the shoe lacks breathability. 
  • Hupana Flow Wool does not offer enough stability when running, according to a couple of reviewers.

Bottom line

The Hoka One One Hupana Flow Wool received a mixed response from the consumers who have tried it. There are people who like this shoe a lot, saying that it is comfortable but there are also those who feel that the shoe does not provide enough stability. Thus, it could be said that the Hupana Flow Wool is an average neutral running shoe but worth a try. 

Facts

- The Hoka One One Hupana Flow Wool is a sporty road running shoe that offers a combination of comfort and functionality, making it also suitable to be a leisure or travel companion. 

- The Hupana Flow Wool incorporates mostly all the technologies featured in its predecessor. This latest model uses a new wool upper made out of natural fibers, designed to provide a smoother and more comfortable ride. 

- Another notable update is the inclusion of no-tie elastic laces for a snugger fit and easy on and off. 

The no-tie elastic shoelaces of the Hoka One One Hupana Flow Wool guarantee a customized and snugger fit. This running companion follows the standard shoe measurement to accommodate wearers with narrow to wide foot volume. However, trying on the shoe first is a good thing to do before purchasing a pair to ensure a perfect fit. 

In the outsole unit of the Hupana Flow Wool is a rubberized foam material. This component not only offers a high rebound but also enhances the shoe’s cushioning system. 

The outsole siping integrated into the shoe provides a great amount of traction in both wet and dry surfaces. This technology is also responsible for making the outsole unit more flexible. 

The Balanced Meta-Rocker technology is incorporated in the midsole section for versatility in every activity. The Meta-Rocker midsole geometry is designed with a sculpted outsole and a low heel-toe differential to create a unique fulcrum effect, promoting a guided gait cycle. This design helps support the runner’s form while encouraging for a smoother and more efficient running experience. 

The Meta-Rocker Geometry is also present in other Hoka One One running shoes like the Hoka One One Challenger 5 ATR and Hoka One One Clifton 6.

The rubberized foam in the midsole is designed to provide a dynamic, responsive ride. This material offers maximum shock absorption and superior comfort to the foot. 

The Hupana Flow Wool features a new wool upper designed to provide excellent comfort by keeping the foot cool when it is hot out and warm when it is cold out. The woven knit wool has antimicrobial properties that prevent the growth of microorganisms causing bad odor. 

The shoe utilizes the no-tie speed lacing system for incredible comfort and easy on and off. The elastic shoelaces also allow the runner to easily adjust the fit around the shoe. 

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.

jens@runrepeat.com