Hoka One One Bondi 4

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Hoka One One Bondi 4 Review Facts

This type of  Hoka Bondi, which made its debut in 2011, was one of the plushest shoes ever for the company. Many runners called it a “clown shoe” because its gigantic, bulky midsole did not resemble the typical running shoe at all. For those brave enough to try the original Bondi, the reviews were favorable and the shoe soon became a favorite with long mile runners who enjoyed the plush ride. As with any shoe, improvements were made based on runner’s comments which lead to the fourth incarnation of the Bondi introduced in 2015. Less “clown shoe” in appearance than its ancestor, the Bondi 4 offers a plush running experience thanks to its maximum padding and full EVA midsole. The shoe’s rockered design helps push the runner gently forward. Although not built for speed, the Bondi 4 is a great long distance training shoe or after-race recovery shoe.

Editor's Pros & Cons
Pros
  • Breathable and durable mesh upper
  • Extremely  comfortable and cushioned
  • Great shoe for recovery runs
  • Available in optional wide 2E width
  • Redesigned outsole offers better grip over Bondi 3
  • Padded tongue reduces forefoot pressure of laces
Cons
  • Many runners claim the forefoot area is narrow and tight.
  • Minimal arch support
  • High MSRP price
Outsole
Outsole

Outsole

The shoes' outsole (Bondi 4) consists of traditional lightweight, (EVA) rubber. Compared to the Bondi 3, the new Bondi 4 changed its outsole layout by rearranging the distribution of the hard rubber lugged areas. Most runners said the soft EVA sections of the sole wore quickly, but it was more of a cosmetic problem and did not affect the performance or longevity of the shoes. Many runners commented on how quiet the Bondi 4 was compared to other running shoes.
Midsole
Midsole

Midsole

The padded sole of the Bondi 4 is included a solitary thickness, pressure formed EVA froth elastic which gives versatile padding and support. Hoka guarantees their exclusive EVA material is 30 percent gentler than the EVA froth found in most running shoes. The shoe's stack statures (33 mm forefoot, 37 mm heel) makes the shoe tower over most running shoes. Hoka One's meta-rocker padded sole geometry is particularly intended to energize a characteristic "moving" movement of the foot which drives the runner forward regardless of how the foot strikes the ground. Contrasted with the Bondi 3, the Bondi 4 has a more uncovered padded sole range which makes the shoe somewhat more sturdy. Runner's promptly seen the shaking or moving movement which took a bit of getting used to, however, impelled them forward with less exertion than customary, compliment soled shoes.
Upper
Upper

Upper

The shoe's upper consists of a thin uninterrupted lycra mesh panel which allows plenty of airflows. Overlays are kept to the lower parts of this shoe and around the lacing area. The heavier material on the rearfoot sides helps support the shoe. Its tongue is slightly padded and helps protect the foot from the standard lacing system. Because of the dense cushioning of the midsole, runners did not need to lace the shoe very tight. A full heel counter with a padded collar helps lock the foot in place. The toe bumper is molded to the shoe which is a change from Bondi 3’s design. Although advertised as a light trail shoe, the bumper is more to protect the forefoot of the very shoe from everyday road running hazards.
Weight
Weight

Weight

The men's Bondi 4 tips the scales at 10.3 ounces (measure 9) making it marginally lighterthan the Bondi 3. The EVA padded sole material decreases the heaviness of this shoe yet delivers the needed support. Runners who use Hoka One shoes for the first time are shocked to find how lightweight the shoe is regardless of the gigantic padded sole and overwhelming looking outline.
Breathability
Breathability

Breathability

The slender, lycra mesh upper of the shoe gives adequate wind stream around the foot. Since the Bondi 4 is a famous marathon preparing shoe where remove is more vital than speed, keeping the foot cool and dry is vital. On cold weather runs, this shoes breathability is genuinely self-evident.
Comfort
Comfort

Comfort

The whole Hoka One lineup is known for its solace. This is for the most part because of the shoes' outrageous cushioning, additionally to the general plan of the shoe. The Bondi 4's outrageous stack stature of 33 mm in the forefoot keeps the foot off the ground guaranteeing most extreme footing and support. Numerous runners depicted the vibe as "running on pads." The shoe commonly accompanies two sorts of insoles to permit a more redid fit. Runners can choose which insole offers the better fit or utilize both insoles for significantly all the more padding. A cushioned tongue, not seen on the Bondi 3, adds solace to the highest point of the foot. The Bondi 4 is additionally the principal Hoka One shoe to be sold in a discretionary 2E width. Runners with wide feet regularly grumble the Hokas tend to run limit.

Non-runners with sore joints and foot issues report the shoes have given them extraordinary solace as a mobile and ordinary shoe.
Style
Style

Style

Not every person is an enthusiast of the Hoka One major, massive look. The thick padded sole of the shoe makes it look a bit overwhelming and awkward, and runners are frequently anxious about stumbling over their own feet. Yet, looks can be beguiling and first time Hoka One purchasers are surprised by the light weight and readiness. The Bondi 4 comes in four diversecolors with the Hoka One name on the forefoot boards. Hued areas on the outsole help make a figment that the padded sole is littler than it is.
Durability
Durability

Durability

The Bondi 4 is an exceptionally solid shoe intended to keep going for many miles. High scraped spot lightweight elastic segments are deliberately put all through the sole for expanded footing and toughness. Numerous analysts said the outsole kept going longer than the Bondi 3. The lycra upper is thin, yet strong and it enables the foot to move with the shoe.

The toe region of the shoe is ensured by an elastic toe-top that builds the general sturdiness of the shoe and shields the runner's foot from the brutal landscape. Additional elastic on the heel fills a similar need.
Protection
Protection

Protection

The sole which is broad and padded shields the foot from sharp shakes and other street or trail hazards. The foot is kept safe with the raised heel neckline on the back of the shoe. It also averts scraping and rankles. Albeit the upper of the shoe is thin, the elastic toe-top gives adequate assurance to the shoe. The accessibility of the more extensive 2E width gives bigger runners more space in the toe box.
Responsiveness
Responsiveness

Responsiveness

The midsole of this Bondi 4 is made of light, yet solid EVA material that conveys satisfactory responsiveness with each foot strike. In spite of the measure of the padded sole, runners portrayed the shoe as "springy". The early stage meta-rocker padded sole is intended to convey a smooth ride and increment vitality for the runner.

The inside of the shoe, which is an indistinguishable material from the heel roll, is made of twofold layered Ortholite texture which is delicate to the touch and can retain some effect stun which lessens outside effects on the foot. The EVA elastic outsole gives the runner a firm ride whether it be on hard asphalt or soft trails.
Support
Support

Support

The Bondi 4 is promoted as a neutral shoe. The thick, rockered padded sole is the shoe's fundamental emotionally supportive network which offers a wide base and keeps the foot stable. The outline of the outsole gives additional help by controlling the foot through the running step cycle. A sloped heel attempts to expand contact with the ground and makes a smooth move from the heel to the toe. The upper is thin and adaptable and gives a decent, secure, sock-like fit around the foot.
Terrain
Terrain

Terrain

The Bondi 4 is named as a road shoe that can deal with light trails and harsh earth streets. The sole does not have any raised hauls for exceptionally specialized trails, yet it has hard elastic areas on the sole which help with footing. As a street shoe, the Bondi 4 performs well under all conditions including wet streets.
Price
Price

Price

The proposed retail value (MSRP) of the Bondi 4 is $150. This may not be the most affordable shoe for every runner. As the Bondi 5 has been discontinued, one can find the shoe for a cheaper price since some retailers are offering bargains on it. The shoe's beneficial features imply that the runners will be able to reach the number of miles faster when contrasted with other running shoes.
Traction
Traction

Traction

The outsole of the Bondi 4 is accounted for to offer obviously better hold than the Hoka One Clifton, Constant, Huaka, and Vanquish. More elastic with grippier hauls on the sole enables the shoe to embrace the street with certainty. Footing is respectable on light trails, however the substantial volume padded sole makes this shoe more appropriate for streets.
Flexibility
Flexibility

Flexibility

The extremely-sized padded sole of the Bondi 4 makes this shoe rather unbendable. The Hoka meta-rocker innovation makes up for this by giving the shoe a recliner movement the empowers characteristic running structure. The forefoot segment of the shoe has some adaptability and reviewers had no grievances about the shoe feeling hardened.
Stability
Stability

Stability

The Bondi 4 is an exceptionally stable shoe which offers full ground contact. A slight angle on the heel builds ground contact and makes a smooth move to the forefoot. The additional froth in the padded sole likewise lessens weakness in the legs and feet which anticipates stress related injuries. In conjunction with the shoe's low balanced, the Bondi 4 enables runners to keep up a legitimate running structure by settling the development of the foot upon ground effect.
Drop
Drop

Drop

The Bondi 4 has a drop from its heel to its toe off 4mm. This drop is adequate to help a runner on streets and simple trails as it makes harmony with each foot strike. The low balance likewise adds to the footing and stability of the shoe to offer a firm, yet agreeable ride.
Key Features of the Bondi 4
Key Features of the Bondi 4

Key Features of the Bondi 4

• Impact assurance conveyed through delicate, yet sturdy outsole and padded sole material
• Lightweight, exceedingly padded shoe worked for remove
• Stretchy and solid consistent upper for sock-like solace
• Available in standard and wide widths
• Early stage meta-rocker padded sole outline conveys a smooth and agreeable ride
• High scraped spot footing zones on sole give included footing and toughness
• 4mm heel to the toe counterbalance
Bottom Line
Bottom Line

Bottom Line

The Hoka One Bondi 4 is a lightweight, very padded nonpartisan running shoe worked for separation and solace. Albeit a few runners have utilized the shoe for 5K and 10K races, most depict it as a preparation or recuperation run shoe. The general plan of the shoe enables runners to have a responsive yet padded keep running on streets and trails.

This most recent form of the Bondi lineup tends to a couple of issues from the past model. The Bondi 4 overhauls can be found in its cushioned tongue, an enhanced outsole with vital wear zones, a more cushioned heel neckline for a more agreeable fit, more extensive upper work for enhanced breathability, and more uncovered EVA padded sole for a calmer and more agreeable ride. In spite of the fact that there were a couple of dissensions about the Bondi 3, innovation in the running shoe industry keeps on developing and organizations must remain aggressive on the off chance that they wish to survive. For those troubled with the extent of the Bondi 4 toebox, look to the new Bondi 5 display which addresses this issue and furthermore incorporates some propelled running shoe highlights.