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Mens Hoka One One Bondi 5 Running Shoe

Men's Hoka One One Bondi 5

Item #13180
MSRP:$149.95
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Men's HOKA ONE ONE® BONDI 5 :: Score cushy long rides with the updated Men's Hoka One One® Bondi 5. Your most cushioned road shoe in the Hoka One One® lineup now sports a new upper and shape to give you more toe room, breathability and support while efficiently smoothing and balancing strides. If the mood strikes, go ahead and explore light trails in the Bondi 5 thanks to the perfectly versatile traction.

Features & Benefits:

  • Open engineered mesh construction: Maximizes breathability and support
  • 3D puff print frame: provides lightweight and detailed support
  • Molded Ortholite® sockliner: Provides extra cushion and comfort
  • Full EVA midsole: Provides signature Hoka One One cushioning
  • Moderate heel bevel: provides smooth heel traction
  • Flat-waisted geometry: Provides inherent stability
  • Zonal rubber placement: Provides durability
  • 1000016285
  • Drop: 4mm
  • WEIGHT: 10 ounces
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Mens Hoka One One Bondi 5 Running Shoe
 
4.4

(based on 140 reviews)

82%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Comfortable (51)
  • Good cushioning (48)
  • Lightweight (41)
  • Attractive (26)
  • Arch support (21)

Cons

  • Narrow / tight (10)
  • Poor cushioning (7)
  • Uncomfortable (7)
  • Poor arch support (3)
  • Unstable (3)

Best Uses

  • Pavement (40)
  • Running (39)
  • Walking (26)
  • Distance / endurance (24)
  • Gym (11)
    • Sizing:
    • Feels full size too small

       

      Feels half size too small

       

      Feels true to size

       

      89% 

      (56 reviews)

      Feels half size too big

       

      Feels full size too big

       
    • Width:
    • Feels too narrow

       

      Feels true to width

       

      83% 

      (55 reviews)

      Feels too wide

       
    • Arch Type:
    • Average arch (53), High arch (5), Low arch (4)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Enthusiast (37), Casual/ recreational (19), Gym rat (7)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (67), Yes (5)

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(19 of 20 customers found this review helpful)

 
2.0

Give the people what the people want.

By Nick

from San Francisco

About Me Avid Athlete

Pros

  • Attractive Design
  • Lightweight

Cons

  • Narrow / Tight
  • Poor Cushioning
  • Uncomfortable

Best Uses

  • Walking

Comments about Mens Hoka One One Bondi 5 Running Shoe:

Less then standard Adidas/NB cushioning, yet up on stilts. Dreadful.

Give me that marshmallowly bondi cushion. So I can stamp the downhills.

Why mess with the shoe that made the brand?

  • Sizing:
  • Feels true to size
  • Width:
  • Feels too narrow
  • Arch Type:
  • Average Arch
  • Was this a gift?:
  • No

(18 of 19 customers found this review helpful)

 
3.0

Hoka make the toe box bigger already.

By Forest

from Daytona Beach FL

About Me Gym Rat

Pros

  • Absorbs Shock
  • Lightweight

Cons

  • Narrow / Tight
  • Uncomfortable

Best Uses

  • Walking

Comments about Mens Hoka One One Bondi 5 Running Shoe:

Long time supporter of Hoka shoes but I am switching to something else. The toe box just isn't big enough and I am tired of saying things and having no one listen. I can't wear orthotics or thick socks with these shoes. So I am forced to use the stock insert that I don't want to use and it's still to tight in the toe box.

  • Sizing:
  • Feels true to size
  • Width:
  • Feels too narrow
  • Arch Type:
  • Average Arch
  • Was this a gift?:
  • No

(10 of 14 customers found this review helpful)

 
1.0

Worst I've ever worn

By Neil

from Southeast US

About Me Avid Athlete

Pros

    Cons

    • Makes my feet go numb
    • Poor Cushioning
    • Uncomfortable

    Best Uses

      Comments about Mens Hoka One One Bondi 5 Running Shoe:

      I purchased the Bondi 5 wide. The third pair of Hokas for me. My first pair was amazing, the second was okay. This pair of Bondis is the worst shoe I've ever run in. The left shoe was fine but the right was like a brick and made my foot go numb after a mile into my run. Took them back and received a replacement pair. Now both feet go numb a mile in. Last pair of Hoka for me.

      • Sizing:
      • Feels true to size
      • Width:
      • Feels true to width
      • Was this a gift?:
      • No

      (8 of 14 customers found this review helpful)

       
      3.0

      Will Not Purchase From Hoka Again

      By Bil

      from Murrysville, PA

      About Me Avid Athlete

      Pros

      • Absorbs Shock

      Cons

      • Narrow / Tight
      • Uncomfortable
      • Wears Out Easily

      Best Uses

      • Running

      Comments about Mens Hoka One One Bondi 5 Running Shoe:

      I purchased the Bondi 4 because the shoe had very comfortable wide width and great cushioning. Although, the cushioning only lasted around six months and the inside of the shoe did not hold up well. Now I purchased the Bondi 5 and they've changed the shoe. Very tight across the top! My left foot is bigger than my left yet the right shoe actually seems tighter! Very disappointed in this shoe! It already feels like they are flattening out. Won't buy again.

      • Sizing:
      • Feels half size too small
      • Width:
      • Feels too narrow
      • Arch Type:
      • Average Arch
      • Was this a gift?:
      • No

      (8 of 12 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Love them

      By DSW

      from MA

      About Me Avid Athlete

      Pros

      • Absorbs Shock
      • Comfortable
      • Lightweight

      Cons

      • Not very attractive design

      Best Uses

      • Endurance Training
      • Running

      Comments about Mens Hoka One One Bondi 5 Running Shoe:

      I previously had the Bondi 4's which were way too narrow. Gave me blisters on the outsides of my feet on longer runs. I am normally a standard 'D' width in other shoes like Asics, but Hokas run really NARROW. Anyways, I saw that the Bondi 5's came in wide, so I ordered a pair. Could not be happier. Feel like I could run forever in these shoes.

      • Sizing:
      • Feels true to size
      • Width:
      • Feels true to width
      • Arch Type:
      • High Arch
      • Was this a gift?:
      • No

      (7 of 13 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Bondi 4

      By Tom

      from Calgary, Alberta

      About Me Avid Athlete

      Pros

      • Absorbs Shock
      • Comfortable
      • Durable
      • Good Arch Support
      • Lightweight
      • Pronation Control

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Endurance Training
        • Pavement
        • Running

        Comments about Mens Hoka One One Bondi 5 Running Shoe:

        Love the Bondi 4! Comfortable, light weight and great cushioning! On my second pair now. The first pair lasted over 1000 km; the second pair is now over 600 km and still going strong. I am stocking up on this shoe so that I don't have to purchase the Bondi 5!

        • Sizing:
        • Feels true to size
        • Width:
        • Feels true to width
        • Arch Type:
        • Average Arch
        • Was this a gift?:
        • No

        (6 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

         
        4.0

        Great shoes, max cushion!

        By Clydesdale runner

        from MI

        About Me Casual/ Recreational

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Absorbs Shock
        • Attractive Design
        • Comfortable
        • Durable

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Running
          • With Orthotics/Inserts

          Comments about Mens Hoka One One Bondi 5 Running Shoe:

          I run five times a week on dirt roads or treadmill. 50 yrs old and 200+ pounds. These shoes keep me able to run without injuries to my joints and also avoid lower back pain.

          • Sizing:
          • Feels true to size
          • Width:
          • Feels true to width
          • Arch Type:
          • Average Arch
          • Was this a gift?:
          • No

          (6 of 9 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          Best update yet

          By Mountain Man

          from North Carolina

          About Me Avid Athlete

          Pros

          • Absorbs Shock
          • Attractive Design
          • Comfortable
          • Durable
          • Lightweight

          Cons

          • Shoe laces are a bit slick

          Best Uses

          • Endurance Training
          • Gym
          • Pavement
          • Running
          • Walking

          Comments about Mens Hoka One One Bondi 5 Running Shoe:

          I have been running in the Hoka Bondi series for years (since the Bondi B version) and this is by far is the best update yet. Improvements: 1) More comfortable toe box/extra width in the forefoot. 2) MUCH improved uppers (the mesh in the Bondi 4's broke down after about 3 months or less). The uppers are more supple and breathable. 3) Added rubber on sole to improve wear without compromising the cushion. 4) MUCH improved looks and color choices. The only issue I've had with the new Bondi 5's are the shoe laces are "slick" and while they don't come untied when I run they are harder to "hold" when tying the shoe. Hoka's have enabled me to extend my running life and have made running a joy again. I am in my early 50's weigh 200 pounds, 6' 1" and run 3x a week mostly on the road. Nice job on the update Hoka.

          • Sizing:
          • Feels true to size
          • Width:
          • Feels true to width
          • Arch Type:
          • Average Arch
          • Was this a gift?:
          • No

          (6 of 12 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          Superb, best Bondi yet

          By Stupro17

          from Muscat

          About Me Avid Athlete

          Pros

          • Absorbs Shock
          • Comfortable
          • Durable

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Pavement
            • Running
            • Trail Running

            Comments about Mens Hoka One One Bondi 5 Running Shoe:

            Having used the Bondi for the last 4 versions since 2011, was looking forward to the 5, not disappointed, great cushioning, feel, support and traction for slight trails. Takes about 30k to break in.

            • Sizing:
            • Feels true to size
            • Width:
            • Feels true to width
            • Arch Type:
            • Average Arch
            • Was this a gift?:
            • No

            (6 of 8 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            Best of Both Worlds

            By Greg M

            from Seminole, FL

            About Me Casual/ Recreational

            Pros

            • Breathable
            • Comfortable
            • Cushions Impact
            • Good Traction
            • Great with Jeans
            • Lightweight
            • Pronation Control

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Gym
              • Pavement
              • Road Running
              • Walking
              • Wet Conditions

              Comments about Mens Hoka One One Bondi 5 Running Shoe:

              I'm 6'2" 255 and have had 4 lower back operations. I'm very active but need a cushioned shoe to help with my back and have a bad knee. The Bondi 5 is my 6th pair of Hoka's and these are by far the best that I've had. After reading some reviews that may not have been so positive, I understand that all of our feet are different and won't have the same results as others. For me, I'm looking forward to another color already. The cushion and comfort are 2nd to none. The upper is soft, comfortable, and breathable like the Valor, with the lower of the Bondi. In my opinion, they've taken the best of 2 worlds to come up with the Bondi 5. I would take all comments with a grain of salt and give them a shot and form your own opinion. Good luck!

              • Sizing:
              • Feels true to size
              • Width:
              • Feels true to width
              • Arch Type:
              • Average Arch
              • Was this a gift?:
              • No

              (5 of 7 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              Great product and service- quality construction

              By Sean

              from New Jersey

              About Me Casual/ Recreational

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Absorbs Shock
              • Attractive Design
              • Comfortable
              • Lightweight

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Endurance Training
                • Pavement
                • Running

                Comments about Mens Hoka One One Bondi 5 Running Shoe:

                I'm 49 with some mileage on the clock, and the usual aches and pains. This shoe gets me motivated to run again. Wonderful cushioning, good fit, and excellent service. I'll be buying again soon

                • Sizing:
                • Feels true to size
                • Width:
                • Feels true to width
                • Arch Type:
                • Average Arch
                • Was this a gift?:
                • No

                (5 of 13 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                5.0

                SO comfortable!

                By Danny

                from Austin, TX

                Verified Buyer

                Comments about Mens Hoka One One Bondi 5 Running Shoe:

                I love these shoes. I walk about 30 miles a week. Almost immediately after switching to these shoes, my feet and knees stopped hurting. I only wish there was an ATR version so that I can use them on my walking trail.

                • Was this a gift?:
                • No

                (5 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                3.0

                Well designed but didn't have that Hoka One One feel

                By Pete-ndonitis

                from NH

                About Me Avid Athlete

                Pros

                • Attractive Design
                • Comfortable

                Cons

                • Poor Cushioning

                Best Uses

                • Pavement
                • Running
                • Walking
                • With Orthotics/Inserts

                Comments about Mens Hoka One One Bondi 5 Running Shoe:

                I tried these out then returned them - while they seem well constructed and look more like a conventional running shoe than some Hoka models (if you're into that) they were pretty stiff and, despite the ample heel height, did not have the cushioning that I've come to expect from Hoka (I have a pair of Claytons that I use for running/workouts and a pair of Clinton 2s for general use and walking). I decided to go with a pair of Clinton 3s - they still seem to have the cushioning that really makes a difference with my ankle/Achilles and knee issues...

                • Sizing:
                • Feels true to size
                • Width:
                • Feels true to width
                • Arch Type:
                • Average Arch
                • Was this a gift?:
                • No

                (4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                5.0

                I Have Happy Feet

                By UtahKid

                from Dahlonega, GA

                About Me Avid Athlete

                Pros

                • Absorbs Shock
                • Comfortable
                • Durable
                • Lightweight

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Endurance Training
                  • Pavement
                  • Running

                  Comments about Mens Hoka One One Bondi 5 Running Shoe:

                  Almost gave up running due to plantar fasciitis. I had tried everything on the market and was looking at surgery to alleviate the pain. Several ultra runners recommended I try Hokas. From the moment I tried a pair on my pain went away. It was literally a miracle for me. I have been running in this shoe for 15 months with absolutely zero pain. I use this shoe for both training and running events, in wet and dry, on paved roads and trails and it works great for me.

                  • Sizing:
                  • Feels half size too small
                  • Width:
                  • Feels true to width
                  • Arch Type:
                  • Average Arch
                  • Was this a gift?:
                  • No

                  (4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  1.0

                  Very Stiff Shoe

                  By Pancho99

                  from Columbus, OH

                  About Me Casual/ Recreational

                  Pros

                  • Attractive Design
                  • Good Arch Support

                  Cons

                  • Poor Cushioning

                  Best Uses

                  • Running

                  Comments about Mens Hoka One One Bondi 5 Running Shoe:

                  The Bondi 4 was my favorite running shoe ever. The Bondi 5 is my least favorite. They are extremely stiff whereas the Bondi 4 was very-well cushioned. They are really polar opposites on the cushioning spectrum. I had hoped the Bondi 5 would soften after some use, but they never did. In terms of performance, the two models do not resemble each other at all. The Bondi 5 model is a totally different shoe and should not have the same model name in my opinion. I gave up on the Bondi 5's after 100 miles. I have had good experiences with other Hoka shoes so this was very disappointing.

                  • Sizing:
                  • Feels true to size
                  • Width:
                  • Feels true to width
                  • Arch Type:
                  • Average Arch
                  • Was this a gift?:
                  • No

                  (4 of 9 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  5.0

                  Great update to Bondi 4!

                  By Mark

                  from Sandusky, Ohio

                  About Me Avid Athlete

                  Pros

                  • Absorbs Shock
                  • Attractive Design
                  • Comfortable
                  • Pronation Control

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Endurance Training
                    • Pavement
                    • Running

                    Comments about Mens Hoka One One Bondi 5 Running Shoe:

                    This is a great update to the Bondi 4. I have flat feet and run about 40-60 miles per week while in training, and after Hoka destroyed my Stinson Lites with that trash they called the Stinson 3, I needed a new go to for Ultra training. I had a pair of Bondi 3's years ago, however, never really found the B4's all that great, somehow the 4 just lacked the traditional Hoka cushioning that keeps me coming back. The Bondi 5 is a great update; wider last, comfortable breathable upper, and light weight! These are slightly firmer than the Clifton 3, but that firmness translates into more stability for my slight over pronation vs the C3. Also, the Clifton series keeps getting fatter and heavier, so the weight difference is negligible between the C3 and Bondi at this point (side note: Running Warehouse First Look has the Clifton 4 gaining even MORE weight.. unacceptable for a shoe that originally only weighed 7.6oz and was magical.... C4 is projected at 9.5-10oz). The cushioning of the B5 is extremely plush - but not squishy - making it more responsive than the C3. While I couldn't imagine doing tempo or speed work in this shoe, it is perfect for racking up the miles just cruising/daily training and for recovery runs. It is a great compliment to my last pair of Stinson Lites in the rotation for ultra training. Love the neon orange colorway. Good job Hoka! Now please bring back my Stinson Lites!

                    • Sizing:
                    • Feels true to size
                    • Width:
                    • Feels true to width
                    • Arch Type:
                    • Low Arch
                    • Was this a gift?:
                    • No

                    (3 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

                     
                    4.0

                    I can wear Hokas again

                    By Alex

                    from Boston MA

                    About Me Avid Athlete

                    Pros

                    • Absorbs Shock
                    • Comfortable
                    • Finally wide enough for normal feet!!!
                    • Lightweight

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Endurance Training
                      • Pavement

                      Comments about Mens Hoka One One Bondi 5 Running Shoe:

                      I liked Hokas back in the day for a well-cushioned long run shoe. Unfortunately in recent years Hoka has only built shoes that can work for people with very narrow feet. I am very happy that Hoka now offers the Bondi in a wide version! I've run in these a few times and find them very comfortable and very nicely plush, just like I remember Hokas being. NOW, please build a wide-size trail shoe.

                      • Sizing:
                      • Feels true to size
                      • Width:
                      • Feels true to width
                      • Arch Type:
                      • Low Arch
                      • Was this a gift?:
                      • No

                      (3 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

                       
                      4.0

                      No pain with these!

                      By starting over

                      from WI

                      About Me Casual/ Recreational

                      Pros

                      • Absorbs Shock
                      • Pronation Control

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • Pavement
                        • Running
                        • Walking

                        Comments about Mens Hoka One One Bondi 5 Running Shoe:

                        I USED to run, but 15 years ago, when I got out of the Army I swore, I would never run again, unless I was running away from something. Two years ago, I decided I had gotten fat enough, so started trying to watch what I eat and exercise. I tried running, but the extra weight meant that my knees could not take it. I bought a bike instead.

                        A friend suggested I try these. Wow! I have been jogging for three weeks now, completely pain free! I highly recommend them!

                        The only issue is the standard insole is lacking. I highly recommend getting something else to replace the insole.

                        • Sizing:
                        • Feels true to size
                        • Width:
                        • Feels true to width
                        • Arch Type:
                        • Average Arch
                        • Was this a gift?:
                        • No

                        (3 of 7 customers found this review helpful)

                         
                        5.0

                        Great Fit, Excellent Cushioning

                        By Terry Hiker

                        from FL and NV

                        About Me Casual/ Recreational

                        Pros

                        • Absorbs Shock
                        • Comfortable
                        • Good Arch Support
                        • Lightweight
                        • Pronation Control

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                          • Pavement
                          • Running
                          • Trail Running
                          • Walking
                          • With Orthotics/Inserts

                          Comments about Mens Hoka One One Bondi 5 Running Shoe:

                          The Bondi 5 is superior for walking on concrete, and is surprisingly good for trail hiking, as well! After seeing reviews commenting on a narrow fit, I am happy to find that they are appropriately wide - I certainly would not want them to be wider. These were a gift, but now that I have them, I know that I will consider another pair in the future.

                          • Sizing:
                          • Feels true to size
                          • Width:
                          • Feels true to width
                          • Arch Type:
                          • Average Arch
                          • Was this a gift?:
                          • Yes

                          (3 of 7 customers found this review helpful)

                           
                          4.0

                          Happy with shoes

                          By North Jersey Joe

                          from Clinton, NJ

                          Verified Buyer

                          Comments about Mens Hoka One One Bondi 5 Running Shoe:

                          I originally bought the BONDI 5 regular and they were way too small. I returned them for the extra wide version and they are much better. Ran 10 miles in them yesterday for the first time and had no blisters. I would recommend them to friends and family but they do run small.

                          (3 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

                           
                          5.0

                          Love the Bondi 5!

                          By Larry in Arizona

                          from Arizona

                          About Me Avid Athlete

                          Pros

                          • Absorbs Shock
                          • Attractive Design
                          • Comfortable
                          • Durable
                          • Good Arch Support
                          • Lightweight

                          Cons

                            Best Uses

                            • Pavement
                            • Running
                            • Trail Running

                            Comments about Mens Hoka One One Bondi 5 Running Shoe:

                            I loved the Bondi 3, I thought the Bondi 4 was too narrow, and these Bondi 5 are back to being a true wide shoe. They are very comfortable and seem to be lasting longer than my Bondi 3s did. Nice job!

                            • Sizing:
                            • Feels true to size
                            • Width:
                            • Feels true to width
                            • Arch Type:
                            • Average Arch
                            • Was this a gift?:
                            • No

                            (3 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

                             
                            5.0

                            Can run again!

                            By Dan E

                            from Charlotte, NC

                            About Me Avid Athlete

                            Pros

                            • Absorbs Shock
                            • Comfortable
                            • Durable

                            Cons

                              Best Uses

                              • Pavement
                              • Running
                              • Trail Running

                              Comments about Mens Hoka One One Bondi 5 Running Shoe:

                              Got to the point where running on consecutive days was out of the question. Knee pain was too severe. I've run in Brooks, Nike, Saucony and Mizuno. The look of the Hoka wasn't appealing but once I put it on, I was a believer. Using my old pair as everyday sneakers and buying a new pair. Knee pain doesn't have to stop you.

                              • Sizing:
                              • Feels true to size
                              • Width:
                              • Feels true to width
                              • Arch Type:
                              • Average Arch
                              • Was this a gift?:
                              • No

                              (3 of 9 customers found this review helpful)

                               
                              5.0

                              Outstanding

                              By Roomba Warrior

                              from Mesquite, Texas

                              About Me Avid Athlete

                              Pros

                              • Absorbs Shock
                              • Comfortable
                              • Durable
                              • Good Arch Support
                              • Lightweight

                              Cons

                                Best Uses

                                • Endurance Training
                                • Pavement

                                Comments about Mens Hoka One One Bondi 5 Running Shoe:

                                I normally run about 25-30 miles a week. I have flat feet and a neutral gait. I like the "harder" feel of the 5 Biondi 5. They felt perfect on my feet, giving that Hoka Euphoria feeling that makes me feel like I can comfortably run forever.

                                • Sizing:
                                • Feels true to size
                                • Width:
                                • Feels true to width
                                • Arch Type:
                                • Low Arch
                                • Was this a gift?:
                                • No

                                (3 of 7 customers found this review helpful)

                                 
                                5.0

                                Hoka One One Improved An Already Great Shoe

                                By Greg the gym rat

                                from Ladera Ranch, CA

                                About Me Gym Rat

                                Pros

                                • Comfortable
                                • Cushions Impact
                                • Lightweight

                                Cons

                                  Best Uses

                                  • Pavement
                                  • Road Running

                                  Comments about Mens Hoka One One Bondi 5 Running Shoe:

                                  Having run on the Bondi 4 for about a year (35 miles/week), I knew I had found my perfect shoe. Minor aches and pains that I was starting to experience in my hip flexors, completely went away after using the Bondi 4. I began to think I should buy up a couple pairs, as the new version was about to hit. Well, I decided to go with the new model and after putting in 35 miles, I can see that I made the correct choice.

                                  It seems that forefoot fit has been updated, eliminating some of the unnecessary roominess. The engineered mesh upper with slight stretch is a noticeable improvement. A molded OrthoLite insole is like a little pillow under foot. While the overall heel-to-toe strike seems only slightly firmed up from the last version, it is still a very pleasurable ride. I absolutely love the new Bondi 5 and just don't see how you can improve on this incredible shoe. Well, I guess I've said that before. Great job Hoka product team. Great job.

                                  • Sizing:
                                  • Feels true to size
                                  • Width:
                                  • Feels true to width
                                  • Arch Type:
                                  • Average Arch
                                  • Was this a gift?:
                                  • No

                                  (3 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

                                   
                                  5.0

                                  I'm a convert

                                  By John M

                                  from Berlin CT

                                  Comments about Mens Hoka One One Bondi 5 Running Shoe:

                                  I was against the notion of using Hokas since I've been more in the pursuit of the barefoot movement for the last 5 years after reading Born to Run. However as I've aged, now 53 I need more cushioning but did not want the large drop in traditional running shoes. I tried Altra for a while and then Hoka. I found the Clifton 2 and Bondi 3 too narrow so I passed and ran in Zoot for a while. I returned to the Clifton 3 nad now the Bondi 5. Both are excellent and I cannot say enough good things. Comfort is A1, the ride is plush but firm although the Bondi is softer and great for recovery runs. Toebox is roomy and arch is good. The only issue I have is that I typically wear a thin sock like Balega or Swiftwick and had to lace them differently across the bridge as they were a bit sloppy. Other than that....No issues.

                                  • Was this a gift?:
                                  • No

                                  (3 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

                                   
                                  5.0

                                  Huge improvement over the 4

                                  By Dave

                                  from central OH

                                  Comments about Mens Hoka One One Bondi 5 Running Shoe:

                                  I was in my local running shop looking to replace my Clifton 3s with either another pair or the Clayton. The sales guy knew a lot about the Hoka lineup, said they just got the Bondi 5s in even though they weren't yet out on display. I like the Clifton 3s, but they're still a little narrow. Tried the Clayton and they didn't do it for me. He brought out the Bondi 5s, and I knew before I even tried them on they were going to work for me. The upper is a huge improvement over the 4 - much more pliable and flexible. I have a pair of Bondi 4, the wide version, and the toe box of the 5 has more room than the wide 4. Only one run in, but I'm extremely happy with these shoes.

                                  • Was this a gift?:
                                  • No

                                  (3 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

                                   
                                  5.0

                                  Easy on the feet

                                  By Thom

                                  from Rome, GA

                                  Comments about Mens Hoka One One Bondi 5 Running Shoe:

                                  I got these to replace the Clifton 3 shoes which were outstanding. The Bondi 5 has a bit softer more shock absorbent sole. There is plenty of room in the toe box and they are much lighter than you would imagine with a sole as thick as they appear. I have only had them for 3 days and have not been on a long walk with them yet. With plantar fasciitis in my right foot I notice an immediate improvement over non-Hoka shoes.

                                  • Was this a gift?:
                                  • No

                                  (2 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

                                   
                                  5.0

                                  The Best Shoes

                                  By JohnTexas

                                  from Houston, Texas

                                  About Me Gym Rat

                                  Pros

                                  • Absorbs Shock
                                  • Comfortable
                                  • Durable
                                  • Good Arch Support
                                  • Lightweight
                                  • Pronation Control

                                  Cons

                                    Best Uses

                                    • Gym
                                    • Pavement
                                    • Running
                                    • Trail Running
                                    • Walking

                                    Comments about Mens Hoka One One Bondi 5 Running Shoe:

                                    I used to wear asics which I loved and switched to Hoka and will not wear another pair of shoes. I wear my old pairs for daily shoes when I go places with my family. I do with the Hoka One Bondi Wide came in some other option for colors. Something little more flashy. Love my HOKA's

                                    • Sizing:
                                    • Feels true to size
                                    • Width:
                                    • Feels true to width
                                    • Arch Type:
                                    • Average Arch
                                    • Was this a gift?:
                                    • No

                                    (2 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

                                     
                                    5.0

                                    Hoka One One Puts the FUN Back in RUN

                                    By Cogitus

                                    from Kentucky

                                    About Me Avid Athlete

                                    Pros

                                    • Absorbs Shock
                                    • Attractive Design
                                    • Comfortable
                                    • Good Arch Support
                                    • Lightweight

                                    Cons

                                      Best Uses

                                      • Gym
                                      • Running

                                      Comments about Mens Hoka One One Bondi 5 Running Shoe:

                                      I was recently introduced to Hoka by a high school XC/Track athlete in our neighborhood, when I asked him (gently) if his "meet" shoes weren't awfully big, bulky, and heavy. He took one off and handed it to me, telling me how soft, light, and leg-friendly, and then durable, they were. Amazed, I went to the local shop that carries them and ended up in love with a pair of Bondi 5's. At my insistence my wife agreed to try them too, and she chose a pair of Clayton' 3's. A diabetic, she normally buys specialty shoes, but quickly decided to go with Hoka's, too. After 3 week or so of use, you'd have to fight us to take our Hoka's away. Terrific!! Pillow soft, my Bondi 5's have banished all the jarring and pounding from running; in fact, I am no longer even aware of what's going on with my feet and legs any more, other than cruising along. All those Hoka "Hi-Tech" improvements add up to the title of this review!

                                      I have also added Hoka's (also Hi-Tech) Low-Cut Socks (which pair wonderfully with Hoka shoes; see review there) and Hoka Ora recovery sandals ("palatial" after a run and any other time; I now use them exclusively as my "house slippers" ... just fabulous).

                                      Retired, I have run all my life and have never been so pampered and comfortable. Even my Hoka Technical Tee (Citron) is a special pleasure to wear. THANK YOU HOKA!!!!

                                      • Sizing:
                                      • Feels true to size
                                      • Width:
                                      • Feels true to width
                                      • Arch Type:
                                      • Average Arch
                                      • Was this a gift?:
                                      • No

                                      (2 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

                                       
                                      5.0

                                      I would buy this shoe again

                                      By N/A

                                      from West Vancouver BC, Canada

                                      About Me Casual/ Recreational

                                      Verified Buyer

                                      Pros

                                      • Absorbs Shock
                                      • Attractive Design
                                      • Comfortable
                                      • Durable
                                      • Good Arch Support
                                      • Lightweight
                                      • Pronation Control

                                      Cons

                                        Best Uses

                                        • Walking

                                        Comments about Mens Hoka One One Bondi 5 Running Shoe:

                                        I am totally happy with the shoe

                                        • Sizing:
                                        • Feels true to size
                                        • Width:
                                        • Feels true to width
                                        • Arch Type:
                                        • Average Arch
                                        • Was this a gift?:
                                        • No

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