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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WeightMen: 9.7ozWomen: 8.1oz
Heel to toe dropMen: 5mmWomen: 5mm
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: 29mmWomen: 28mm
Forefoot heightMen: 24mmWomen: 23mm
WidthMen: StandardWomen: Standard
Release dateFeb 2016
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82 / 100 based on 5 expert reviews
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.
Unlike the SpeedGoat, or for that matter the Clifton, the Infinite midsole is firmer but in no way harsh at all.
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.
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.
Updates to Hoka One One Infinite
- 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.
Hoka One One Infinite size and fit
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.