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HOKA ONE ONE Bondi 6
HOKA ONE ONE Bondi 8
Brooks Ghost 15
HOKA ONE ONE Clifton 9
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HOKA ONE ONE Bondi 6
This Shoe
HOKA ONE ONE Bondi 8
Newer Version
Brooks Ghost 15
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HOKA ONE ONE Clifton 9
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Shoe Properties
Shoe Type
Trainer
Trainer
Trainer
Trainer
Pronation Control
Neutral
Neutral
Neutral
Neutral
Weight
10.9 oz. (men's), 8.6 oz. (women's)
11.1 oz. (men's), 10.1 oz. (women's)
9.6 oz. (men's), 8.4 oz. (women's)
10 oz. (men's), 9 oz. (women's)
Stack Height
36mm.
43mm.
35mm.
40mm.
Forefoot Height
32mm.
39mm.
23mm.
35mm.
Drop Height
4 mm.
4 mm.
12 mm.
5 mm.
Upper material
Engineered mesh, Lycra comfort frame, Internal heel counter, Pillowed Tongue
Refined 3D Fit Print mesh, Recycled Materials include:
Breathable Engineered Knit Upper, Gusseted Tongue, Reinforced Eyestays
Shoe Released
Q2 2018
Q3 2022
Q4 2022
Q1 2023
MSRP
$150
$165
$140
$145
LRC Ratings
Out of 10
Overall
9.0
9.0
9.2
8.9
Comfort
9.4
9.6
9.1
9.2
Cushioning
9.9
9.6
9.1
9.4
Durability
8.3
8.1
8.8
7.9
Appearance
7.6
7.8
8.2
8.6
Value
8.1
7.7
8.6
8.0

Reader Reviews

  • Everyone needs a Bondi in their life

    55 miles per week, neutral pronator, medium arches
    Overall
    8.0
    Comfort
    10.0
    Cushioning
    10.0
    Durability
    9.0
    Appearance
    7.0
    Value
    8.0

    As a workhorse shoes o a proper recovery day or long run shoe this thing is great. Sure it maye be a higher stack and not be the lightest or the prettiest( for ANY hoka, not just the bondi i find it much better looking), but for all the squish it can still handle paces well below 7:00 on a daily basis. Obviously going to get a lot of miles out of this shoe. I recommend everyone have this for a second shoe especially if you are a serious runner.

  • I couldn't run without them!

    9 miles per week, neutral pronator, medium arches
    Overall
    8.0
    Comfort
    9.0
    Cushioning
    10.0
    Durability
    10.0
    Appearance
    7.0
    Value
    9.0

    I run 5k races. I'm 61 years old, comfort is a must & this shoe delivers. I've tried other Hoka styles but the Bondi 6 has everything I need for staying healthy & putting in the miles.

  • My favorite pair of Hokas so far

    20 miles per week, neutral pronator, medium arches
    Overall
    10.0
    Comfort
    10.0
    Cushioning
    10.0
    Durability
    10.0
    Appearance
    8.0
    Value
    9.0

    I've been running in Hoka Stinsons for years but decided to switch to the Bondi, since the Stinson no longer comes in a road version. I love these - well cushioned but not too squishy, and they feel relatively light. I wear size 13 narrow, and the fit on these was great out of the box, I didn't have to do anything to make them narrower.

  • Able to increase mileage

    30 miles per week, underpronator, high arches
    Overall
    10.0
    Comfort
    10.0
    Cushioning
    10.0
    Durability
    8.0
    Appearance
    8.0
    Value
    10.0

    Took cushioning to another level for me. I was able to increase mileage to levels I haven’t without having some

    nagging injury. In the middle of training I usually have to add more cross training as mileage increases. For first time in decade, I didn’t have to and the shoe was the only difference. I still have to change around 350 so not much more durable, but I love them.

  • Bondi 6 for Optimal Comfort

    10 miles per week, neutral pronator, medium arches
    Overall
    10.0
    Comfort
    10.0
    Cushioning
    10.0
    Durability
    10.0
    Appearance
    10.0
    Value
    8.0

    I've been running more than 55 years and, until recently, never paid premium prices for shoes. The moment my foot felt the extreme comfort of the Bondi 3 several years ago, I became a Hoka fan. I've had four pairs of Bondis and one pair of Cliftons. As a senior runner, I haven't run competitively for five years. As an almost daily runner, I have had no injuries in the 6+ years that I have been using Hokas. The total benefits from these shoes are not only shown when running, but throughout my day. These shoes give total foot comfort throughout even the longest days. I keep my newest pair for workouts and the next oldest pair are worn the remainder of my day. They are extremely stable over all terrain types and even though they are a little heavier, the comfort is easily worth the compromise. I'm a fan!

  • Good cushioned shoe for severe bunion

    25 miles per week, underpronator, medium arches
    Overall
    10.0
    Comfort
    10.0
    Cushioning
    10.0
    Durability
    9.0
    Appearance
    8.0
    Value
    10.0

    I have been running in the Bondi 6 for about 2 years. I was looking for a shoe that would reduce the discomfort from a severe bunion that I have. I read another review that discussed the cushioning (maximal) of the Bondi 6. My pain is on the bottom of my foot not the bunion and I do have custom orthotics. I have been very happy with how my feet feel in the shoe. I have run multiple half marathons and am even going to try a marathon again due to the performance of the shoe.

  • Hoka One One - Bondi 6

    20 miles per week, neutral pronator, medium arches
    Overall
    9.0
    Comfort
    9.0
    Cushioning
    9.0
    Durability
    7.0
    Appearance
    6.0
    Value
    6.0

    The Bondi 6 is similar to other Bondi's in the past. I like the "wide" offering the most. For everyday shoe it is certainly good but for a long-distance and marathon shoe I love the cushion and room in the wide.

  • Can't beat the cushion

    30 miles per week, neutral pronator, medium arches
    Overall
    9.0
    Comfort
    9.0
    Cushioning
    10.0
    Durability
    7.0
    Appearance
    7.0
    Value
    7.0

    I am a master's runner (F/47) and find that the soles of my feet tend to be prime to aching. I'm not sure if it's early plantar fasciitis or just achey old feet from running regularly! I've tried several other high cushion shoes and nothing has compared to the pillow ride of the Hoka Bondi.

  • Love the Wide version of the Bondi 6

    40 miles per week, overpronator, low arches
    Overall
    9.0
    Comfort
    10.0
    Cushioning
    10.0
    Durability
    7.0
    Appearance
    7.0
    Value
    9.0

    Have been running in Hokas for quite some time. Before the wide versions came out I would often get toe blowout at may 3-400 miles. Took several runs until they stretched a bit to actually not feel to constrictive. The new Bondi 6's in wide are perfect for me. The cushioning is good, the feel of the meat rocker is not as pronounced as in other versions which I don't like as much. Overall a very good training shoe.

  • Saved my running future

    25 miles per week, neutral pronator, medium arches
    Overall
    10.0
    Comfort
    10.0
    Cushioning
    10.0
    Durability
    10.0
    Appearance
    10.0
    Value
    10.0

    Many years running with other cushion shoes, but still hurting in my legs while running. Bondi solved most of that, so I am enjoying running again!