HOKA ONE ONE Bondi 7

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8.9 Overall Grade
12 reviews

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Shoe Properties
Shoe Type
Trainer
Trainer
Trainer
Trainer
Pronation Control
Neutral
Neutral
Neutral
Weight
10.5 oz. (men's), 11 oz. (women's)
11.1 oz. (men's), 10.1 oz. (women's)
8.4 oz. (men's), 8.4 oz. (women's)
10.2 oz. (men's), 9 oz. (women's)
Stack Height
40mm.
43mm.
45mm.
42mm.
Forefoot Height
36mm.
39mm.
37mm.
34mm.
Drop Height
4 mm.
4 mm.
8 mm.
8 mm.
Upper material
Engineered mesh, Lycra comfort frame, Internal heel counter, Pillowed Tongue
Engineered Knit Mesh, Ortholite X-55, Knit Tongue, Pull Tab
Shoe Released
Q3 2020
Q3 2022
Q2 2023
Q1 2023
MSRP
$165
$200
$160
LRC Ratings
Out of 10
Overall
8.9
9.2
9.2
8.8
Comfort
9.2
9.4
9.1
9.7
Cushioning
9.6
9.6
9.6
9.7
Durability
8.3
8.3
8.6
8.6
Appearance
8.4
8.2
9.0
8.1
Value
7.8
7.8
8.2
8.2

Reader Reviews

  • Good for long slow distance

    25 miles per week, overpronator, high arches
    Overall
    9.0
    Comfort
    10.0
    Cushioning
    10.0
    Durability
    9.0
    Appearance
    9.0
    Value
    8.0

    I've been wearing Hoka's since the orig Bondi, and have been through 6 pairs of the 7s.  I'm a 40's hobby jogger, and the 7s are easy to adjust to fit my narrow feet well, fit my orthotics easily, good cushioning on my missing-meniscus knees, and I've taken the 7s out on two road marathons and several runs.  I usually only get about 250 miles on them before I notice they start to break down though.  That is not as long as some of the earlier Bondi's last, but I really like the cushioning for good recovery and support on the run ( did not like the 8s, so went back to the 7s)

  • My Fav

    Overpronator, low arches
    Overall
    10.0
    Comfort
    10.0
    Cushioning
    10.0
    Durability
    10.0
    Appearance
    10.0
    Value
    8.0

    I do not wear this shoe for running. I have some complex issues caused by injury. I also own the Bondi eight my preference, however, is for the Bondi seven because it has a little narrow out so and I like the comfort level and I feel more at home in this shoe.  Both shoes have been through quite a lot, but I find that the more structured upper on the Bondi seven is longer lasting and is generally more comfortable the Bondi 8 he is not as stable as Shoe. It allows for a lot more movement in the upper part of the shoe. I also prefer the cushion in the Bondi seven.

  • Great shoe, but pricey

    40 miles per week, overpronator, high arches
    Overall
    10.0
    Comfort
    10.0
    Cushioning
    10.0
    Durability
    8.0
    Appearance
    10.0
    Value
    8.0
  • Comfort all day

    40 miles per week, underpronator, medium arches
    Overall
    9.0
    Comfort
    10.0
    Cushioning
    10.0
    Durability
    7.0
    Appearance
    8.0
    Value
    8.0

    Not the fastest. Wide base and good cushion. Don’t worry about feet issues anymore. Could use a better or longer lasting grip.  Heavier than Clifton but doesn’t feel as squishy. 

  • Great for an older runner like me

    30 miles per week, neutral pronator, low arches
    Overall
    9.0
    Comfort
    9.0
    Cushioning
    9.0
    Durability
    5.0
    Appearance
    8.0
    Value
    8.0

    Expensive shoe, but worth it; I'm 67 years old, have been running for almost 50 years, and had off-and-on Achilles issues until I started wearing Hokas many years ago. None since.

  • Stable, but Responsive Shoe

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

    Great for "mature" marathoners.  I race in what I train with.  Very stable, yet also responsive on tempo runs.  Center rocker requires patience during transition from other shoes, but the rewards from reduced injuries well worth it.  New version of Bondi less stable.  A bit of a disappointment.

  • Nicely cushioned light shoe

    Overpronator, low arches
    Overall
    8.0
    Comfort
    9.0
    Cushioning
    9.0
    Durability
    8.0
    Appearance
    9.0
    Value
    7.0

    I've been very happy with these shoes, very good cushioning, but don't feel clunky

  • Hoka Bondi Cushioning for Masters runners

    40 miles per week, overpronator, high arches
    Overall
    10.0
    Comfort
    10.0
    Cushioning
    10.0
    Durability
    10.0
    Appearance
    7.0
    Value
    8.0

    Hoka Bondi has been a great shoe for me as my body ages and I want to continue to run 40+ miles per week.