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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.

Price
$130
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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 8.2 hours reading reviews from experts and users. In summary, this is what runners think:

4 reasons to buy

  • Many appreciate the lightweight construction of the Hoka One One Odyssey 2.
  • The Odyssey 2 provides more cushioning as compared to the original version.
  • The upper delivers seamless construction and added midfoot support.
  • Some mentioned that the design of the 2nd version is as good as the original version.

2 reasons not to buy

  • It is an expensive shoe.
  • Some testers found the shoe to be too narrow and too stiff.

Bottom line

The Hoka One One Odyssey 2 delivers lightweight cushioning with added support and protection. It is equipped with the necessary technologies for a more responsive ride. It is designed for long and short distance runs.


Rankings


Ratings

4.2 / 5 based on 21 ratings

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4 star
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70 / 100 based on 1 expert reviews

  • 70 / 100 by Lenny Sunday • Lenny • Level 3 expert

    If I had to give it a score... I wanna give it an 8 out of 10, but I'd wanna dock out a point just because sizing, weight and everything that's different from the original model, and the fact that the original model had way more cushioning. This one seems a lot lower to the ground.

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Updates to Hoka One One Odyssey 2

  • The Hoka One One Odyssey 2 features a new midsole. It comes with oversized EVA midsole foam. It is lighter and softer than the traditional EVA foam. This midsole foam delivers a lightweight cushioning for an effective underfoot protection.
  • The upper of the Odyssey 2 was also improved. Aside from the seamless construction, the tongue was also padded. It delivers a plush fit for a more comfortable ride.

Hoka One One Odyssey 2 size and fit

The Odyssey 2 is available in standard running shoe length. The medium fit in the heel and midfoot area is identical with original version. The forefoot is a bit narrow. This shoe provides impressive fit to those narrow footed runners. This shoe is available in standard D and B widths for men’s and women’s respectively.


Outsole

The full ground contact platform of the shoe provides great ground feel while giving an increased traction and promotes a smoother heel-to-toe transition. The outer sole uses the Hi-Abrasion Lightweight rubber that is extended in the entire sole for traction and durability. The rubber pods also provide added durability on high wear areas without sacrificing cushioning.


Midsole

The midsole of the Odyssey 2 uses an oversized EVA midsole that delivers soft cushioning. It is lighter and is 30% softer as compared to the traditional EVA midsole foam. It also provides enhanced cushioning and added support. The Early Stage Meta-Rocker Geometry is designed to provide a smoother ride and enhanced propulsion.


Upper

The upper of the Hoka One One Odyssey 2 features the seamless air mesh upper that delivers a lightweight and breathable coverage. The no-sew midfoot support delivers added support and stability.

The shoe also comes with a synthetic support strapping that is designed to hold the foot in place while running and give lightweight support. The padded tongue improves the step in feel for a comfortable fit.