• Terrain


    Shoes best for road, track and light gravel. See the best road shoes.


    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.


    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
  • Weight
    Men: 10.9oz
    Women: 9.5oz
  • Heel to toe drop
    Men: 6mm
    Women: 6mm

    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: 34mm
    Women: 32mm
  • Forefoot height
    Men: 28mm
    Women: 26mm
  • Width
    Men: Standard
    Women: Standard
  • Release date
    Jul 2015
  • Special editions
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85 / 100 based on 5 expert reviews

  • 92 / 100 | PlantPowerRunner

    They're awesome. Absolutely love them. Highly recommend them.

  • 90 / 100 | Dusty Bottoms

    Right out of the box, these shoes were amazing. Ran a full marathon the next day in these and they felt great.

  • 88 / 100 | Runner's World

    The Stinson is the Big Gulp of the Hoka line, sporting the highest midsole and most supportive geometry. The ride in Hoka shoes is determined by the position and angle of the rocker, and Hoka adjusted the Stinson to better support your stance before you start rolling off the toe.

  • 80 / 100 | Running Shoes Guru

    The Stinson 3 is an Ultra-sized maximum cushioning running shoe that provides a soft and stable ride. Long runs and recovery runs are where the shoe reaches its full potential.

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Updates to Hoka One One Stinson 3

  • The Hoka One One Stinson 3 is a running shoe that features the signature ultra-sized midsole unit for maximum comfort on the roads. It has a bulky façade that is true to its purpose of providing thick cushioning in a robust package. But it doesn’t use thick add-ons and too much stitching; instead, it features fused overlays that assist in hugging the foot securely.
  • The upper unit of this running shoe features breathable fabrics. They accommodate the flow of air into the foot-chamber, affording a well-ventilated running experience. A Lycra ComfortFrame reinforces the upper and provides a sock-like feel for the wearer. A heel counter has been added to the rear section of the foot, but it’s lightweight and efficient.
  • The underfoot platform of the Hoka One One Stinson 3 is visibly thicker. It utilizes a foam material that’s responsive and long-lasting. It’s also designed to allow the foot to sink into the platform, therefore giving it support and increased responsiveness. The mid-sole also has a rocker-shape, which allows the foot to transition more seamlessly through the gait cycle.
  • Underneath the midsole foam is a rubber compound that’s highly resistant to abrasion. It shields the foam from the abrasive nature of the asphalt. The outsole is also designed to fully be in contact with the ground. It’s a means to improve traction and facilitate efficient heel-to-toe transitions. Flex grooves allow natural foot flexibility.

Hoka One One Stinson 3 size and fit

Standard measurements for length were employed in the making of the Hoka One One Stinson 3. It is able to accommodate the natural sizing preferences of runners. The available width for the men and women’s versions is medium. This shoe has a semi-curved shape, which means that it can accommodate the natural shape of the human foot.


The external section of the sole unit makes use of a compound called the Hi-Abrasion Rubber, which is durable and efficient when it comes to protecting the midsole foam from wear and tear. It is also responsible for traction for running on pavement.

Vertical and horizontal flex grooves make the runner more capable when it comes to moving naturally. These indentations don’t sacrifice the cushioning system; rather, they allow movement to be free and tuned to the needs of the runner.

The Full Ground Contact design of the outsole improves traction while also ensuring easier and better transitions from the heel to the toe.


The HIP CMEVA is a high-quality cushioning foam that’s responsible for providing comfortable steps throughout the running session. A thick piece of this foam is used in the Hoka One One Stinson 3, thus ensuring more responsiveness and impact protection.

The Active Foot Frame design makes the underfoot section of the foam capable of accommodating the foot-shape. It actually lets the foot sink into the foam, giving contoured support and balance, especially since the entire platform is thick.

A rocker midsole design is employed in this running shoe’s midsole. Called the Late Stage Meta-Rocker Geometry, it makes each step more efficient because of its semi-curved shape. This is also found in the Arahi 2, one of Hoka One One's most popular running shoes.


The Hoka One One Stinson 3 uses air mesh for its main upper fabric. This material is a breathable one that’s capable of accommodating air into the foot-chamber. The flow of air ensures a dry and cool environment for the foot.

This running shoe has a no-sew construction, which means that the interior is seamless and smooth. With this, the foot is able to experience irritation-free coverage, thus preventing blisters and welts.

The Lycra ComfortFrame is a material that makes the upper more flexible and secure. It also assists in making the fit snugger as the upper wraps around the foot. Only a small amount of stitching is present in the upper.

A Lightweight External Heel Counter locks the rear of the foot in place and prevents it from exiting the shoe unintentionally. It doesn’t have a substantial weight, too.