Hoka One One Bondi 8 Review

If a minimalist, barefoot running shoe is what you’re after, turn away now. If, on the other hand, a cushioned marshmallowy shoe, designed for any distance sounds like something that could pique your interest, then you’re in the right place.

Cushioning, comfort and stability collide in the responsive HOKA One One Bondi 8 running shoe. These super-stacked kicks are a versatile option for both the beginner and the seasoned athlete.

After putting the Bondi 8 through our in-house wear test, we’re ready to unpack the good, the bad, and the extra-foamy. Keep reading to discover why the Bondi 8 is a bestseller, and if this Hoka running shoe will be the next pair of trainers you reach for. Let’s dive in.

Bondi 8

HOKA BONDI 8: The Details

Supreme cushioning makes the Bondi 8 ideal for road runs. It has a number of plush details; including a padded collar, ultra-soft memory foam, full EVA midsole and early stage Meta-Rocker technology for a smooth ride.

It is truly a maximalist shoe: a dream for those seeking a plush feel, it is the antithesis of a barefoot runner. Unlike the Clifton 9 (the other mileage MVP in the HOKA fleet!), the outsole of the Bondi 8 does not feature as much durable rubber on the exterior, meaning its ultra-cushioned ride comes at the expense of durability.

It is specifically made for long runs and recovery runs, making it less of a training day shoe and more of a comfort running shoe. Let’s take a closer look.

The Specs:

  • ​​Engineered mesh upper
  • Lighter EVA foam midsole
  • Loop pull tab
  • 4mm drop
  • Weight: 252g
  • Price: £144
  • Best for: recovery runs, long runs, road-running
  • Not for: speedwork, gym training

Vendor: HOKA Bondi 8 - Black/Black
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Vendor: HOKA Bondi 8 - White/White
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