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  • Terrain
    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
    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
    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
    Price
    $130
  • Weight
    Weight
    Men: 7oz
    Women: 6.3oz
  • Heel to toe drop
    Heel to toe drop
    Men: 4mm
    Women: 4mm

    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
    Heel height
    Men: 22mm
    Women: 21mm
  • Forefoot height
    Forefoot height
    Men: 18mm
    Women: 17mm
  • Width
    Width
    Men: normal
    Women: normal
  • Release date
    Release date
    Unknown
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Summary

We spent 5.7 hours reading reviews from experts and users. In summary, this is what runners think:

5 reasons to buy

  • Many applauded the lightweight and comfortable construction of the Hoka One One Tracer.
  • Most of the testers liked the design and color schemes of the shoe.
  • Because of the lightweight construction, many noticed how fast the shoe is.
  • The shoe features an innovative midsole that delivers a great combination of springy feel and underfoot protection.
  • The shoe comes with a no-sew construction, providing a seamless interior to avoid blisters and irritation.

3 reasons not to buy

  • Limited color options.
  • Few testers complain that the forefoot is too narrow and there is no room for toe splay.
  • A few runners with higher weight profiles noticed that the sole wore off quickly; according to Hoka, this shoe is recommended for those who weigh less than 85kg.

Bottom line

The Hoka One One Tracer is a neutral running shoe that delivers a lightweight and breathable coverage for a comfortable run. This shoe is ideal for endurance training and also ideal for long distance and short distance runs.

Rankings

Expert Reviews

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84 / 100 based on 19 expert reviews

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Updates to Hoka One One Tracer

  • The Hoka One One Tracer features the dual density Pro2Lite midsole that delivers a good combination of propulsion and protection. This helps runners experience a more responsive ride while having enough underfoot protection when necessary.
  • The shoe also features the breathable forefoot mesh that allows air flow. It reduces water retention, keeping the foot moisture-free and odor-free.

Hoka One One Tracer size and fit

When it comes to sizing, the Tracer runs small and purchasing a half size larger is advisable to get the right and comfortable fit. The heel and midfoot delivers a snug fit and the forefoot is a bit narrow, making it ideal for those narrow-footed runners. Hoka One One is offering this shoe in standard D width for men’s and B width for women’s version.


Outsole

The outer sole of the shoe uses the RMAT outsole material that gives reliable traction while running on the road. It also gives added cushioning that provides high energy return for a more responsive ride. High Abrasion Rubber is also used in the sole unit. It is strategically placed in high wear areas to provide added durability.


Midsole

The midsole uses the dual density Pro2Lite +10 midsole material that provides enough amount of cushioning when needed. The heel area has a soft cushioning and the forefoot has a firmer cushioning, delivering a great combination of protection and propulsion. With the Early Stage Meta-Rocker Geometry, runners can experience efficiency in their running mechanisms.


Upper

The Hoka One One Tracer features a lightweight and breathable upper coverage. The structural overlays deliver the needed structure in the midfoot. The no-sew construction delivers a seamless environment for the foot. It helps reduce blistering and irritation. The seamless TPU overlay construction provides added support and comfortable fit. Lastly, the shoe comes with an ultra breathable forefoot mesh that allows efficient airflow. It keeps the foot drier all throughout the run.