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 high or medium high arches. See the best neutral shoes.

Stability / overpronation / normal arch

Shoes for runners who need arch support (Around 45% of runners). Best for runners with a normal 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
Weight
Men: 7.7oz
Women: 6.7oz
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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:

7 reasons to buy

  • Many runners commented that the Hoka One One Tracer 2 was suitably lightweight.
  • Most testers stated that the upper unit hugged the foot like a glove, giving a secure yet agreeable coverage.
  • The underfoot foam unit was lauded for offering responsive cushioning.
  • Several purchasers noted that the sole unit didn’t have an excessive thickness, which apparently caused this shoe to look more appealing.
  • According to a few people, the toe-box was noticeably spacious compared to the tight one in the previous model.
  • The overall performance and versatility of the Tracer 2 were appreciated by
  • ‘Comfortable’ was a word that was frequently used to describe the experience with this shoe.

2 reasons not to buy

  • The cushioning felt stiff, according to a tester. He thought that it didn’t accommodate the natural bending of his foot.
  • It was uncomfortably tight, a runner complained. It caused him to return the shoe.

Bottom line

The Hoka One One Tracer 2 received positive feedback from most of those who have tested it. They liked this road running shoe’s performance, its versatility, and the effectiveness of its components. But there were those who had opposite experiences. For them, it did not live up to their expectation. Despite the complaints, the Tracer 2 was still a terrific neutral running companion for the majority.


Rankings

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Expert Reviews

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93 / 100 based on 1 expert reviews

  • 93 / 100 by Runrepeat • Mark Clements • Level 3 expert

    The cushioning is definitely supreme, especially in correlation with its overall weight. I am definitely pleased with the shoe’s performance in speed. The toe-off is powerful due to the contour of the outsole.

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Updates to Hoka One One Tracer 2

  • The basic design of the Hoka One One Tracer 2 is mostly similar to its predecessor, the first of the series. The changes are subtle, but they were possible thanks to the feedback given by the consumers for the original Tracer model. Now, the toe box is expanded to accommodate sure toe-splay; the collar is much thicker to hold the heel more securely, and a heel tab has been added to facilitate easy on-and-off.
  • The midsole unit of this shoe still has the same technologies as its antecedent. The purpose of these features is to provide a comfortable underfoot experience throughout the running session. Rubber shields the rest of the foam platform from wear and tear.

Hoka One One Tracer 2 size and fit

The Hoka One One Tracer 2 has a standard running shoe length. It accommodates the regular sizing preferences of runners. Regarding width, the choices are D – Medium for men and B – Medium for women. Its semi-curved shape mimics the natural curve of the human foot.

Outsole

High-Abrasion Lightweight Rubber is strategically placed in the high-wear areas of the outsole to protect the foam platform from the potentially abrasive nature of the roads. It also delivers traction.

The RMAT component is made using a blend of rubber and EVA. Placed just before the anti-abrasion rubber, it serves to add a bit more cushioning and surface grip.

Midsole

The Pro2Lite +10 is a foam unit that has a unique construction. It’s firmer in the forefoot section so that it could facilitate a more propelled toe-off and softer in the back area to enable a spongy and springy ride.

The Early Stage Meta-Rocker Geometry is a design that principally arcs the underside of the midsole. Its purpose is to make the transitions from the heel to the toe more agreeable and much speedier.

A Molded Ortholite Sockliner is placed right above the primary foam system. It adds a bit more cushioning. It also cushions the curves of the underfoot, thereby giving support to areas that aren’t usually given notice.

Upper

Engineered Mesh is the main fabric of the Hoka One One Tracer 2. It looks like cloth and its properties are like cloth: it’s soft, flexible and lightweight. Ventilation pores allow air to enter the foot-chamber, cooling the foot and keeping it dry.

The 3D Puff Print Frame is an overlay system that adds structure to the upper and provides secure lockdown for the foot. It’s made out of a thin material that doesn’t affect the weight of the shoe. It even has patterns that make it look more contemporary and appealing.