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4 reasons to buy

  • The Hoka One One Valor LTR is a durable shoe.
  • Many were satisfied by how comfortable this shoe is.
  • It has plenty of cushioning as mentioned in some reviews.
  • Some testers noticed the impressive arch support.

2 reasons not to buy

  • The Hoka One One Valor LTR is an expensive shoe.
  • Some runners mentioned that this shoe is too narrow and tight for them.

Bottom line

The Hoka One One Valor LTR provides a good combination of comfort, durability and cushioning. It is made for neutral foot motion. This Hoka One One shoe is designed for walking, short distance road running and daily training.


Base model: Hoka One One Valor
Terrain: Road
Arch support: Neutral
Weight: Men: 9.5oz | Women: 8.2oz
Heel to toe drop: Men: 4mm | Women: 4mm
Pronation: Neutral Pronation
Arch type: High arch
Use: Jogging
Strike Pattern: Forefoot strike
Distance: Daily running | Long distance | Marathon
Heel height: Men: 33mm | Women: 31mm
Forefoot height: Men: 29mm | Women: 27mm
Brand: Hoka One One
Type: Low drop | Maximalist
Width: Men: Normal | Women: Normal
Price: $160
Colorways: Black, White
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  • The Hoka One One Valor LTR features the ultra-sized midsole foam that delivers the signature Hoka One One well-cushioned ride. This full EVA foam absorbs landing impact and delivers a solid rebound.
  • The shoe features a unique upper design. It uses a full grain leather upper that still delivers a comfortable and breathable environment for the foot. The upper is also designed to keep debris from entering the shoe while running.

The Valor LTR has a standard running shoe length and width. It delivers a snug fit in the heel and midfoot area and the forefoot is a little narrow. This shoe is best for those narrow-footed runners. Some runners with medium measurements can also find a great fit on this shoe.

The Valor LTR same as with its base model, the Valor gives just the right traction needed. It features the strategic rubber placement in its outsole unit. This outsole element delivers reliable traction while running on the road. It also gives added durability on high wear areas. With this sole unit, this shoe will also perform well on light trail.

Same as in the popular Hoka One One Bondi 6, the midsole of this shoe uses the EVA foam that is extended in the entire area for reliable cushioning. It absorbs shock efficiently and converted energy for a solid rebound. The Early Stage Meta-Rocker helps runners in every stride for a more responsive ride. The Flat-Waisted Geometry delivers natural stability.

The full-grain leather comprises the upper of the Hoka One One Valor LTR. It delivers a durable yet breathable coverage. The TPU heel frame gives added support and locked the foot in place while running uphill and downhill.


Jens Jakob Andersen

Jens Jakob is a fan of short distances with a 5K PR at 15:58 minutes. Based on 35 million race results, he's among the fastest 0.2% runners. Jens Jakob previously owned a running store, when he was also a competitive runner. His work is regularly featured in The New York Times, Washington Post, BBC and the likes as well as peer-reviewed journals. Finally, he has been a guest on +30 podcasts on running.