Facts

  • 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.

  • Use

    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
    $115
  • Weight
    Men: 7.7oz
    Women: 6.3oz
  • Heel to toe drop
    Men: 5mm
    Women: 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 height
    Men: 29mm
    Women: 29mm
  • Forefoot height
    Men: 24mm
    Women: 24mm
  • Width
    Men: Narrow, Normal
    Women: Normal
  • Release date
    Jul 2019
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Expert Reviews

Experts are runners, who post reviews at youtube, directly at RunRepeat or at their own websites. Each expert is categorized from level 1 to level 5 based on expertise. See stats on expert reviews and how we calculate scores here.

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95 / 100 based on 10 expert reviews

  • 93 / 100 | Believe in the Run | | Level 5 expert

    if you love Hoka and like some of their other products this so far is probably my favorite and Hoka shoe I've ever put on it's got a little lower profile feel has that fast transition through the new early stage Mehta rocker the cushioning is there light breathable mesh upper this guy's a winner

  • 94 / 100 | Run Moore | | Level 4 expert

    It's great for somebody who runs in the Clifton on an everyday shoe and then wants to have that special race day shoe or that shoe that they're gonna go in the track and do some mile repeats as they're getting ready for their marathon. But we'll also have people that will wear this shoe that are just a little bit lighter frame that want to have sort of a speedier shoe for everyday running it's gonna be a shoe that's going to accommodate a lot of people depending on what their needs are.

  • 99 / 100 | Road Trail Run | | Level 5 expert

    By far my favorite Hoka to date, this will be a great shoe for lots of different runners. I'm eager to put it back to back against the Skechers Razor 3 and a couple of other shoes for comparison. It's a great ride with a very comfortable upper and looks terrific too.

  • 98 / 100 | Road Trail Run | | Level 5 expert

    There are not many of the dozens of shoes I test yearly that make me smile and want to reach for more frequently than testing should allow. The Rincon is such a shoe. It is fun to run, comfortable top to bottom, and has personality.

  • 92 / 100 | Believe in the Run | | Level 5 expert

    The Rincon is a lighter, quicker cousin to the Clifton; if you like the Clifton, you will dig the Rincon. Initially, I felt the Rincon could replace the Clifton, but after putting miles in on the Clifton 6, I feel there is room for both shoes in my rotation. I enjoy the Rincon for a faster and lighter feel, while the Clifton 6 is better utilized as a firmer, more solid-platform daily trainer. Both shoes are great choices for piling on miles this summer.

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

    Midfoot, forefoot, or heel striker - I think all runners will enjoy this shoe. It checks virtually every box: lightweight, comfortable, good for speed and distance, and incredibly well priced. The only real concern is durability, the exposed midsole shows a lot of wear for the first fifty miles.

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- Inspired by the world-famous Rincon surf spot and its smooth waves, the HOKA Rincon as appropriately named, delivers the same feeling of the wave’s smoothness when worn. It packs an amazing amount of cushioning with its EVA foam midsole which absorbs shocks instantly and effectively.

- The Rincon is also made to be extremely lightweight with the help of its upper mesh construction. It does not only give out a weightless sensation during running, but it is also highly breathable. It keeps the foot cool throughout the competition or training. The Rincon’s upper also features an asymmetrical design and a stripped-back profile to give this neutral running shoe a speedy boost to the finish line.

The Rincon from Hoka One One runs in standard medium length sizing. It comes in medium size D for men and medium size B for women.  The shoe fits narrow in the rear but slightly roomy in the forefoot. The roomy space in the forefoot greatly assists the runner at higher speeds because it gives the toes room to naturally splay out and maximize forward propulsion as the foot lifts off the ground. The shoe's adaptable mesh upper allows the Rincon to fit a wide variety of foot types by delivering a snug lockdown. Although the fit and sizing details are stated when buying online,  it is still suggested that to get the best fitting shoe, trying on a pair in one's local running shoe store and reading about other user's reviews would greatly help.

The Hoka One One Rincon features an outsole design that is made to be flexible and durable. It is constructed from Hi-Abrasion rubber and placed strategically on high wear areas such as the forefoot and heel. This durable rubber outsole material helps increase durability and resist the traumas of heel strike for more extended wear. It also provides traction to handle longer miles while also offering a much lighter design than a full-length blown rubber outsole. The shoe’s outsole gives the runner firm control of the shoe’s movement across a wide range of different terrain over a long period of time. This reliable outsole anchors the runner into place, keeping them in a strong and controlled position while running.

Completing the Rincon’s outsole is the new flex groove system in the forefoot area. It encourages multi-directional movements, a little bit of flex and cored-out heel to further reduce the shoe’s weight.

The Hoka One One Rincon uses the full-length platform made of Hoka signature compression EVA foam. It resides underfoot for lightweight, responsive, and better cushioning. Exceptionally lightweight, the EVA midsole foam guarantees a high level of cushioning to keep the wearer comfortable even during the runs. It is also soft and durable enough to assist in protecting the joints during impact on hard surfaces.

The Rincon's EVA foam is made to be extremely firm, which allows it to absorb shocks instantly and effectively. This prevents the shoe from causing any damage to the sole of the foot. The energy produced from this will also be returned as a rebound, which adds an extra spring in the runner's step.

The early-stage Meta-Rocker is applied in the midsole to increase the shoe's running efficiency. Meta-Rocker midsole geometry is specifically designed with a low heel-toe differential and a sculpted outsole to create a unique fulcrum effect, like a rocking chair to encourage a guided gait cycle. This design supports a runner's natural form while promoting an efficient, smooth roll from initial impact to toe-off.

The Rincon's upper is constructed using a single layer mesh material which offers a comfortable fit and provides maximum breathability. This mesh upper material efficiently wicks away the build up of excess sweat and moisture, leaving the runner's feet feeling cool, comfortable, and most importantly, dry.

The upper mesh material also helps in the circulation of cool air inside the shoe. This encourages a healthier environment for the wearer's feet to thrive in.

Additionally, a heel pull tab is found on the Rincon's rear, allowing an easy wearing and removal of the shoe. It also features a slim tongue that reduces additional weight while sitting comfortably against the skin for all-day wear.

Finally, the shoe's upper incorporates a traditional lace closure system which locks down the midfoot for distraction-free strides.

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