Hoka One One Bondi 7 Review – Ultimate Comfort and Arch Support

Taking your running experience to the next level with the Hoka One One Bondi 7 is a game changer.

They have unmatched comfort and can be worn by beginners, joggers and long distance runners.

They’re high quality and stand out within the running department.

Today I will be reviewing this product and providing my unbiased opinion.

So without further ado, lets get right into it.

Hoka One One Bondi 7 Featured

Unmatched Comfort
  • Quality
  • Comfort
  • Style
  • True to Size
  • Support
  • Value for Money
4.8

Bottom Line:

The shoe you need to run far and slowly. Not ideal for speed, the Hoka One One Bondi 7 offers soft and springy cushioning with the full-length, thick slab midsole. It feels like you’re running on clouds. It’s slightly heavier than other running shoes, but that doesn’t hinder the performance. They can still be used for long running sessions as long as it’s a steady pace.

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  • Most comfortable shoe from Hoka
  • Thick midsole and plush collar for immense cushioning
  • True to size
  • Good for short distance and long distance
  • Ultimate arch support
  • Heavier than other running shoes
  • Not for speed work

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At a Glance


Product Name: Hoka One One Bondi 7

Price: $150

Type: Road running

Drop: 4mm

Weight: 10.7 oz

Support: Flat feet, low arch, neutral arch, high arch

True to size: Yes

Expected lifespan: 1.5 – 3 years

The Rundown


The Hoka One One Bondi 7 is a highly breathable running shoe with the most cushioning out of the whole product line.

Hoka claims to provide a smooth and balanced ride over any distance.

It includes the same EVA midsole, mesh upper and Meta-Rocker technology, and it’s here to make a statement with the incredible comfort.

The plush collar, made from memory foam technology, is good for narrow heels but conforms to many different heel types.

This provides immense comfort for the Achilles tendon.

Key features include:

  • Full-length EVA foam midsole
  • Lower offset than previous models (4mm drop)
  • Supreme memory foam heel collar
  • Breathable mesh upper
  • Rubber outsole

Basically, this shoe maximizes comfort with it’s thick slab of EVA foam and memory foam collar.

Many reviewes say it’s like walking on clouds.

Changes from the Hoka One One Bondi 6


The Bondi 6 was a successful shoe, although it did have its flaws.

For one it lacked in the ventilation department due to the air holes that were clumped together.

The 7 now has an open-design mesh upper for better air flow.

Although it’s still not the greatest in the ventilation department. That has to do with the high comfort factor.

Hoka really emphasizes lightweight cushioning with the 7, and I have to agree with them.

The 7 also includes a TPU 3D upper for security in the midfoot, and a memory foam heel cap that accommodates narrow and wide ankles nicely.

Bottom line:

The Hoka One One Bondi 7 has more breathability, comfort and security.

Hokas changes have been made in good faith and have done a great job with the updates.

It can either be a hit or miss when shoe companies update their product line.

We’ve seen this with the likes of the Nike Romaleos 4 (weightlifting shoe), which was worse than the 2 and 3.

Colors and Sizes


The Bondi 7 has striking details and color combinations.

They look really nice for both casual use and on the run.

They come in both mens and womens sizes, and even wide sizes for people with wide feet!

Size range from 7.5 – 14 for men, and 5.5 – 12 for women.

Hoka One One Bondi 7 Upper

Hoka One One Bondi 7 Outsole

Frequently Asked Questions


Are they true to size?

Yes. They are the most true to size shoes I have seen to date.

Are they good for wide feet?

Yes. They have wide sizes available in both mens and women models.

What’s the arch support like?

Excellent. The maximum cushioning allows for arches of all types to fit comfortably.

What sort of running are they for?

Road running for short distances and long distance.

Be sure to keep it to medium pace only, no speed work.

Can they be used for anything else?

Yes. They are the perfect casual shoes.

They are cute and go with many different outfits.

The high comfort keeps your feet happy throughout the day and you won’t even want to take them off at the end of the day.

What’s the durability like/How long do they last?

The Hoka One One Bondi 7 are premium running shoes.

They are not cheap. They do require a bit of an investment.

However, the durability is up there. Expect to get about 1.5 – 3 years out of them.

Is this high durability for a shoe worth almost $200 smackaroons?

Yes. Although they’re cheaper on Amazon, ranging from $130 – $200.

Who Are They For?


These shoes are perfect for heel-to-toe strikers, and for neutral runners.

They offer incredible comfort in the heel and ankles, making discomfort and pain nonexistent.

They’re perfect for runners that want to go the distance without worrying about speed.

Joggers, beginners, or runners recovering from a race are great candidates for this sneaker.

Sure you can train in them, as long as you know they’re not built for speed and don’t plan on it.

What Is the Hoka One One Bondi 7 All about?


This shoe really stands out in many aspects.

It’s slightly heavier than its predecessor, and can be a little hot when running for long periods of time.

But that’s the only things wrong with this shoe, as it doesn’t undermine the real performance.

Comfort is 10/10. It is the most comfortable shoe I have seen thus far.

I wouldn’t recommend speed work in them, but for long running sessions at a steady pace?

They’re an easy 10 out of 10.

The thick midsole gives it responsive cushioning for a soft and springy feeling underfoot.

The heel-to-toe drop is really low, but doesn’t change the way it feels or performs.

It is so well cushioned that it’s not even noticeable.

All in all, the Hoka One One Bondi 7 is better for comfort rather than speed.

Do I recommend them?

Hell yesssss!

Bottom Line


Hoka have made a great name for themselves and the Hoka One One Bondi 7 is easily one of my favorites.

It’s not cheap, and does require an initial investment.

But let me tell you, the comfort and performance is well worth it.

Just avoid using them for speed running or on super hot days, as the ventilation isn’t the best.

Hoka have done nothing wrong and everything right.

In my eyes, as well as thousands of buyers, they are a huge winner.

Hoka One One Bondi 7 – $150

Unmatched Comfort
  • Quality
  • Comfort
  • Style
  • True to Size
  • Support
  • Value for Money
4.8

Bottom Line:

The shoe you need to run far and slowly. Not ideal for speed, the Hoka One One Bondi 7 offers soft and springy cushioning with the full-length, thick slab midsole. It feels like you’re running on clouds. It’s slightly heavier than other running shoes, but that doesn’t hinder the performance. They can still be used for long running sessions as long as it’s a steady pace.

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