Updates to Hoka One One Bondi Leather

  • The Hoka One One Bondi Leather is a running shoe that’s designed for the neutral runner. It features the standard Bondi design, which utilizes an oversized sole unit and a secure yet slightly roomy upper construction.
  • Full grain leather makes up the upper unit. It aims to provide a sleek look that’s appealing to the eyes. Moreover, leather has a natural water-resistant capability.

Size and fit

The Hoka One One Bondi Leather is true to size. It follows the measurements that are customary to the expectations of consumers. The available widths for the women’s version are B – Medium and D – Wide; for the men’s version, it’s D – Medium and 2E – Wide. The semi-curved shape of this running shoe adheres to the natural curve of the human foot.

Outsole

The outsole unit of the Hoka One One Bondi Leather makes use of a rubber compound that’s resistant to abrasion. It is strategically placed throughout the heel and forefoot sections, giving protection against wear and tear while also delivering surface traction.

Flex grooves allow the platform to bend in conjunction with the metatarsals, an inherent biomechanical capacity that’s vital to the toe-off phase of the gait cycle.

The Early Stage Meta-Rocker involves a sole unit that has the shape of a rocker. This curved construction allows the foot to transition more smoothly through the gait cycle. It also makes sure to set the foot towards a more enabled and energized liftoff. The Bondi Leather's base shoe, currently in its sixth iteration, also features the Early Stage Meta-Rocker in its sole unit.

Midsole

Ethylene vinyl acetate is the material used for the midsole of the Hoka One One Bondi Leather. It’s a responsive unit that carries the foot and keeps it cushioned throughout the running session. The unique thing about this shoe is that the EVA is 2.5 times thicker than standard footwear. This design ultimately results in more shock attenuation, more cushioning, and more protection against muscle fatigue.

The Active Foot Frame construction allows the foot to sink into the underfoot platform and not just sit on top of it. It’s a helpful way to keep the curves of the underfoot cushioned and supported throughout the running session.

Upper

Full grain leather makes up the external section of the Hoka One One Bondi Leather’s upper unit. It’s a durable layer that provides natural resistance to water.

A breathable fabric lining offers a smooth in-shoe experience. It aims to prevent hot spots and accumulation of sweat.

The tongue and collar are padded. These parts of the upper hold the foot in place, cushioning it and preventing it from wobbling during the run.

Facts / Specs

Terrain: Road
Weight: Men 337g / Women 286g
Drop: 4mm
Arch support: Neutral
Forefoot height: 29mm
Heel height: 33mm
Collection: Hoka One One Bondi

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