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.
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WeightMen: 9.6ozWomen: 8.2oz
Heel to toe dropMen: 4mmWomen: 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 heightMen: 33mmWomen: 33mm
Forefoot heightMen: 29mmWomen: 29mm
WidthMen: normalWomen: normal
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85 / 100 based on 2 expert reviews
I love these suckers. I mean, these are light and these are squishy… I love them that much.
The verdict for this shoe review is easy. The Hoka One One Valor is my new shoe for long runs. Not only is the shoe light, but provides maximum support. Even though the Hoka One One Clifton 2 is my favorite shoe for daily runs, this is now my favorite shoe for long runs. The lightweight and cushioning give a smooth and enjoyable ride on all surfaces. These shoes are lightweight and supportive enough to wear for mid to long runs.
Updates to Hoka One One Valor
- The Hoka One One Valor features the impressive Hoka signature cushioning. It comes with an ultra-sized midsole to help reduce fatigue in the foot and in the legs, allowing runners to survive running on miles. This shoe also features a very comfortable upper that keeps the foot comfortable and secure all throughout the run.
Hoka One One Valor size and fit
The Hoka One One Valor has a standard sizing. It comfortably accommodates medium-footed runners since the heel, midfoot and forefoot areas are of standard measurements. The usual widths of D for the men’s and B for the women’s are both available.
Just like in the popular Hoka One One Arahi 2, the outsole unit of the shoe features the brand’s full ground contact technology that allows impressive traction and help runners experience a smoother heel-toe-transition.
For an added durability and enhanced traction, the brand uses a Hi-Abrasion Lightweight Rubber. It is strategically placed in the high wear areas for the damaging properties of the road.
The Hoka One One Valor uses the Full EVA Midsole that is softer compared to the standard EVA foam. It is placed in the shoe’s midsole for cushioning and support. The Early-Stage Meta-Rocker works well with the EVA cushioning. It is designed to deliver a smooth ride and increased propulsion.
The upper of the Hoka One One Valor was designed to deliver maximum breathability and comfort. Lycra ComfortFrame upper, made of stretchable fabric, provide a sock-like feel without affecting the shoe’s overall comfort.
This shoe uses the Hoka Race-Lace System, an elastic system that gives an efficient lacing with just one pull.