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Hoka One One Bondi EVO Reviews

12 reviews
total

Overall Rating:

14%Rated 5 stars

29%Rated 4 stars

57%Rated 3 stars

0%Rated 2 stars

0%Rated 1 stars

Customer Fit Survey:

55% "Felt a half size larger than marked"

55% "Felt wider than marked"

64% "Moderate arch support"

Additional -8 Bondi EVO Hoka One One Reviews

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April 10, 2014

Jillw

from houston, tx

I am a former marathon runner with psoriatic arthritis. I do a lot of walking but sometimes have plantar fascia pain even in some of my favorite shoes so I thought I'd give these a try. So far they are like walking on clouds! I'm not sure I'll ever attempt running again but these shoes might just spur me to do so. I normally wear 6-6.5 in street shoes (often 7 in Asics or Brooks running shoes - I buy neutral cushioned shoes). The 6 in this model fits me with thin running socks so it's definitely a little longer/wider than your average running shoe. I will likely get away with skipping socks as well when it's particularly hot (I live in Houston). Very pleased with my purchase.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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Fit Rating

Felt a half size larger than marked

 

Runs Small

Runs Large

Excellent arch support

 

Poor Support

Great Support

Felt wider than marked

 

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August 2, 2014

Just m

from NoVa

These are cushy beyond belief, but they can be improved with new laces and a little more padding around the ankle, so four not five stars. I have plantar fasciitis and severe arthritis in both knees. I do not run, but I wear running shoes unless at home (then usually wear Haflinger clogs). During my most recent pain flare-up, I got an email advertising these shoes and after some research decided to try them. They are cushy, but they come with laces that cannot be removed, so trying them on with a wide forefoot is difficult (I have a narrow heel). I finally cut off the laces and put in the regular shoe laces that also came with them and was pleased with the results. I think I should have gotten one size smaller, but I wear very thick socks with them (I wear a 7 in street shoes, so an 8 in trainers; could go with a 7½ in these shoes). These shoes are almost zero drop, so anyone not used to zero or minimal drop will need to follow directions. I do think that the padding around the ankle could be a little thicker - there is a very stiff section on the inside just at the ankle that bothers me sometimes. No blisters, just a little too stiff and hard for my very sensitive feet. I'm alternating with a pair of Altra Paradigms that I just got to see which I like better. The Paradigms are more padded around the foot and similarly zero drop and cushy, but not quite as cushy as the Bondis. I have not had any plantar fascia pain with either shoe even without the Superfeet greens I always use in trainers.

Brands I'd also recommend: Altra Zero Drop; Haflinger clogs

Overall Rated:4 stars!

Comfort Rated:4 stars!

Style Rated:4 stars!

 

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Fit Rating

Felt a half size larger than marked

 

Runs Small

Runs Large

Moderate arch support

 

Poor Support

Great Support

Felt true to width

 

Runs Narrow

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April 30, 2014

Aubrey B

from New Jersey

A great shoe for training and running long distances. Once I got the rocking motion of the shoe down, I found my legs moved by themselves, I got into the running zone much faster and more easily. This model Bondi does feel larger than the last model-- wider and longer. They would be perfect for me, except for a blistering problem on the side of the big toe joint (widest part of my foot). I have very wide feet; if you have normal width feet, you should have no problem with these shoes.

Overall Rated:4 stars!

Comfort Rated:4 stars!

Style Rated:4 stars!

 

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Felt a half size larger than marked

 

Runs Small

Runs Large

Moderate arch support

 

Poor Support

Great Support

Felt wider than marked

 

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August 27, 2014

Anonymous

 

I bought the Hoka Bondi last year and liked them. The pair I got last month keep irritating my right ankle. It is stiff and digs into the ankle area. I keep waiting for it to loosen up but it doesn't seem to be happening. I also do not like the easy lace system. You have to keep tightening the laces. Bring back last years model!

Overall Rated:3 stars!

Comfort Rated:3 stars!

Style Rated:3 stars!

 

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Felt a half size larger than marked

 

Runs Small

Runs Large

Moderate arch support

 

Poor Support

Great Support

Felt true to width

 

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June 26, 2014

Anonymous

from Denver

Unfortunately I do not like these shoes at all. I feel I have a right to this opinion as I have completely warn out 2 other pairs of Hoka One One Bondi's. I have been wearing them since late 2011. Loved those pairs and would tell every runner I know to buy them for all the reasons they say on their website. This pair is so uncomfortable. They changed it a lot from the last design. The upper has this plastic layer over all of it that is very inflexible and pinches my toes. The shoes used to feel like a glove and like they weren't there. Now I can't stop thinking about how uncomfortable they are. Also, the tongue slips down because the material that contacts your foot at the end of the tongue is too stiff. Even with using the lace loop. I am so disappointed I spent money on these shoes and I hate wearing them. I also tried the Hoka One One Conquests before these and they fit my feet worse than these! I have been running for 30 years and know a lot about running shoes. Hoka One One needs to change their shoes back to the way they were. I cannot recommend them to anyone now.

Overall Rated:3 stars!

Comfort Rated:3 stars!

Style Rated:3 stars!

 

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Felt a half size larger than marked

 

Runs Small

Runs Large

Moderate arch support

 

Poor Support

Great Support

Felt true to width

 

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Runs Wide

 

May 12, 2014

Anonymous

 

The support is amazing. I truly feel like I'm wearing marshmallows. The shoes are extremely wide and the bottoms of my feet rub so they are not comfortable for more than 3 miles. I would've returned them if I could have.

Overall Rated:3 stars!

Comfort Rated:3 stars!

Style Rated:3 stars!

 

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Fit Rating

Felt a full size larger than marked

 

Runs Small

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Excellent arch support

 

Poor Support

Great Support

Felt wider than marked

 

Runs Narrow

Runs Wide

 

April 11, 2014

Anonymous

 

I am new to Hoka so these seemed really huge and wide and very high. I ordered down a half size and still too boat-like. I ordered the trail shoe model and they are narrower and have a lower profile, so I am sticking with those.

Overall Rated:3 stars!

Comfort Rated:3 stars!

Style Rated:3 stars!

 

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Fit Rating

Felt a full size larger than marked

 

Runs Small

Runs Large

Moderate arch support

 

Poor Support

Great Support

Felt wider than marked

 

Runs Narrow

Runs Wide

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