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
$160
Weight
Men: 9.5oz
Women: 8.2oz
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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 8.4 hours reading reviews from experts and users. In summary, this is what runners think:

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 shoe is designed for walking, short distance road running and daily training.


Rankings

Best rated Hoka One One running shoes:

Ratings

4.5 / 5 based on 53 ratings

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4 star
26%
3 star
4%
2 star
2%
1 star
4%

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Updates to Hoka One One Valor LTR

  • The Hoka One One Valor LTR features the ultrasized 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.

Hoka One One Valor LTR size and fit

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.


Outsole

The Valor LTR 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.


Midsole

The midsole of the 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.


Upper

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.