8.5 Excellent The Hoka One One Arahi has great performance, sleek and elegant design, but falls a bit short in the price category. Overall though, a great stability runner with considering!
Hoka One One Arahi has been launched with the purpose of offering comfort and stability to the wearer. It is durable and light so that it does not tire out the runner but gives them ease, which helps in exercising. With a rubber outsole and J-Frame midsole technology, these shoes have been designed to withstand greater wear and tear than Hoka One One’s other products.
Hoka One One Arahi Performance
The shoes are designed for roads. They are very breathable and fit snug on the feet. However, some reviewers did complain about them being a bit tight and narrow in the midfoot region. They are made to avoid overpronation. Hoka One One’s Arahi is extremely comfortable and lightweight because of the 3D Puff print frame which offers support in addition to making the shoe light and flexible. The heel is said to be a bit loose, but it can work with the heel lock holes flawlessly. To have a better grip while running, the outsole is made of rubber with the help of zonal rubber placement which is expertly used to give protection against any kind of wear and tear.
The cushioning is minimalistic to give the wearer a connected feel. The shoe offers the needed support and flexibility, giving the freedom of moving the foot. It is not rigid or stiff at all. The claim of durability is also very true as Arahi is a lot more durable than other offerings from the brand. This is only because the brand has introduced a midsole technology called J-Frame which makes the shoes longer-lasting by making them lighter so that they can withstand extensive exercise and wear-down a lot slower than the previous model. The design also aims to prevents any kind of irritation and blistering.
Hoka One One Arahi Design
Hoka One One’s Arahi is sleeker and more beautiful than most traditional running shoes. It can’t really compete with Nike’s shoes, but it is still trendier than running shoes of the same category. It comes in different colors and can go with any kind of clothes because of the wide variety of color schemes it offers. It can go with almost anything, so it does not matter if you are not using it for just running.
Hoka One One Arahi Price
When compared to shoes in the same category like Adidas Ultra Boost ST or Hoka One One Conquest 3, the Arahi is on the lower price side at only $130. Still, it is slightly expensive. However, it also gives a lot in return in terms of support, comfort, and stability while exercising or running so it can be definitely be worth it for you. If money isn’t as big a factor for you, then it could more than be a great choice.
- Weight: 9.3 oz. / 264 g (men); 7.6 oz. / 221 g (women)
- Heel-to-toe drop: 5 mm
- Type: Stability
- Terrain: Road, Track