Summary

We spent 9.4 hours reading reviews from experts and users. In summary, this is what runners think:

4 reasons to buy

  • The Hoka One One Infinite is breathable as mentioned in some reviews.
  • Some testers applauded the generous amount of cushioning for impact protection.
  • Based on some reviews, the shoe provides impressive durability.
  • The shoe has enough room for toe splay.

2 reasons not to buy

  • The Infinite is not comfortable enough for long runs as mentioned in some reviews.
  • It is available in slightly expensive price.

Bottom line

The Hoka One One Infinite provides a great combination of stability, cushioning and durability. This road running shoe features a wider platform to accommodate a wide range of foot sizes. This shoe is ideal for daily running and short-distant runs.The Hoka One One Infinite provides a great combination of stability, cushioning and durability. This road running shoe features a wider platform to accommodate a wide range of foot sizes. This shoe is ideal for daily running and short-distant runs.

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Expert Reviews

82 / 100 based on 5 expert reviews

  • 82 / 100 | Lenny Sunday | | Level 3 expert

    For running, it's a very comfortable shoe. But it's a very stiff and rigid shoe. That helps your stride if you're a flat footed person, and then it has that huge medial post.

  • 82 / 100 | Road Trail Run | | Level 5 expert

    Unlike the SpeedGoat, or for that matter the Clifton, the Infinite midsole is firmer but in no way harsh at all.

  • 80 / 100 | Doctors of Running | | Level 5 expert

    The firmness contributes to a more responsive Hoka shoe than I have experienced in the past and the late stage metarocker makes this shoe feel lighter than it is.

  • 86 / 100 | Finish Line Fever | | Level 3 expert

    The shoe is somewhat like a two edge sword that it lets me feel that I’m connected to the ground but still gave that plush ride which I really enjoyed.

  • 83 / 100 | Fleet Feet Sports | | Level 1 expert

    They are a wonderful balance between the ultra soft cushioning of the Stinson and the firmness of the Conquest. 

  • First look | Running Warehouse | | Level 4 expert

    Along with a full-surface outsole with strategic rubber placement, this trainer provides plenty of durability for the long haul.

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  • The Hoka One One Infinite features the high level of padding. The padding in the heel delivers added comfort, protection, and a supportive fit. The tongue is also padded to deliver a more comfortable ride.
  • It also features the notable Hoka One One oversized EVA midsole foam. It provides lightweight and soft cushioning for a softer ride. This midsole foam delivers enough amount of underfoot protection.

The Infinite is true to its size. It has a medium fit in the heel and midfoot area. It has a wide forefoot for natural toe splay. This shoe accommodates those runners with a slightly wider foot. This shoe is available in standard widths.


The shoe features the full surface outsole that delivers enough amount of traction and durability for traversing the roads. The hi-abrasion rubber gives added durability on high wear areas without adding weight to the shoe’s overall construction.


The Infinite utilizes the oversized EVA midsole foam that delivers lightweight cushioning. It is designed to deliver a soft ride. For a slightly lower platform, runners could refer to the Brooks Ravenna 10, which differs in both stack height and heel-to-toe drop.

Meanwhile, the stability feature of the Infinite is brought by the Late Stage Meta-Rocker Geometry, which is engineered to deliver a stable base for forefoot support.


The air mesh upper comprises the upper construction of the Hoka One One infinite. It delivers a breathable coverage, keeping the foot well ventilated all throughout the run.

The seamless construction provides a sock-like feel interior for the foot. It reduces the risk of blistering and irritation. The structural overlays wrap the midfoot securely for a comfortable fit and added support.

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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