Our verdict


The Hoka Arahi is a lightweight running shoe that is ideal for road running. It is equipped with the necessary technologies to provide dynamic stability and a responsive ride. Although a handful of reviewers were disappointed that the wide options are just not wide enough for them, the shoe is great for the runner who is looking for more stability and support.


  • Responsive cushioning
  • Very stable
  • Durable outsole
  • Breathable upper
  • Stretchy fit
  • Lightweight
  • Comfortable feel
  • Absorbs impact
  • Superior support and stability


  • Slightly expensive
  • Too narrow

Who should buy the Hoka Arahi

The Hoka Arahi is a stability road running shoe best recommended for:

  • runners who are into 21Ks and marathons
  • anyone who is looking for a running shoe that offers superior support for jogging, walking, and gym workouts

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Delivers dynamic stability 

The Hoka Arahi features the brand’s new J-Frame technology, which delivers dynamic stability and added protection.

Hoka Arahi Delivers dynamic stability 

The upper unit of the shoe also utilizes the 3D Puff Print Frame, which provides support without adding weight.

Arahi delivers decent traction and durability  

Lastly, to provide a durable outsole, the Arahi uses the Zonal Rubber Placement. It gives integrity to high-abrasion areas and it also offers enhanced ground contact.

Hoka Arahi decent traction

The Hoka Arahi features a durable rubber in the outsole. The Zonal Rubber Placement is strategically placed to give protection to high-wear areas. Lastly, the outsole has reliable lugs that deliver decent traction while running on the road.

Trouble getting locked-down security 

Aside from its slightly expensive price tag, some runners felt that the shoe is too narrow for them. A few runners also had trouble getting locked-down security in the heel.

Hoka Arahi  locked-down security

A handful of reviewers were disappointed that the wide options are just not wide enough for them.

Provides responsive cushioning 

The midsole of the shoe utilizes the new J-Frame technology that is constructed from the traditional EVA foam but with a firmer density.

Hoka Arahi responsive cushioning 

The J-Frame wraps around the heel area and extends to the medial side, providing responsive cushioning and lightweight support. The Early Stage Meta-Rocker also provides a smoother heel-to-toe transition.

Offers necessary support

The upper of the Hoka Arahi features a breathable upper coverage. The 3D Puff Print Frame delivers detailed support while keeping the shoe lightweight.

Hoka Arahi Offers necessary support

A significant number of runners liked the responsive cushioning of the Hoka Arahi. The shoe provides the necessary support and allows the foot to move naturally, as noted in some reviews.

Absorbs ground impact 

A large number of reviewers valued the cushioning’s ability to absorb impact.

Hoka Arahi Absorbs ground impact

The superior support and stability translate to excellent gym workouts, based on the comments of several reviewers. The wide options are very much welcomed by several runners.

Hoka Arahi is a comfortable shoe

Like the Arahi, another Hoka One running shoe that features the 3D Puff Print Frame is the Clifton, which is one of the brand's most popular shoes.

Hoka Arahi comfortable shoe

The seamless construction of the shoe helps reduce hot spots and irritations. Also, the padded collar and tongue offer an enhanced fit and added comfort.